2020 Annual Meetings 

This year we hosted the first, completely virtual Annual Meetings of the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences of the United Church of Christ (UCC)! Weren’t able to attend? You can still view the Annual Meeting booklet, videos from the day, and the schedule events all on this page.

This year's theme is "Faith in Public: The Church's Role in Community and Civic Life"

Annual Meetings typically happen every June with joint and separate meetings alternating every year. However, for the safety and wellbeing of our congregations and communities in the midst of this ever-changing pandemic, all three of our conferences decided to host their annual meetings as a joint, completely virtual event on October 17th, 2020. We really enjoyed this new way of gathering together and we look forward to a time when we can meet together in person safely.

Schedule and Recordings from the Day

You can watch a variety of the events that took place on the Zoom webinar platform on our Vimeo channel.

8:45-9:00am Login time. This will log you in, but the actual meeting then starts at 9am.   9:00-9:15am Welcome from UCC President John Dorhauer, Executive Conference Minister Brigit Stevens, and Associate Conference Minister Darrell Goodwin   9:15-9:45am Worship Leader: Jonna Jensen   9:45-10:45am Worship, Keynote: Reverend Naomi Washington Leapheart   10:45-11:00am Special time for UCC Board of Directors and for Marketplace Supporters   11:00am-noon Tri-Conference Celebration, Executive Conference Minister Brigit Stevens   Noon-1:00pm Honorees Luncheon   1:00-1:30pm Special time for Marketplace Supporters   1:30-3:30pm Business Meetings of individual Conferences (IA, NE & SD). Break-out to your Conference login provided in your receipt.   3:30-4:00pm Closing Worship

Annual Meeting Booklet

In the Annual Meeting Booklet you will find the agenda for the day, staff reports, letters from your Boards of Directors, updates and financial information from each Conference, and more! Explore the booklet by section and Conference or by viewing the booklet in its entirety.

Faith in Public: The Church’s Role in Community and Civic Life

For such a time like this it is important that we explore our Faith in Public: The church’s role in community and civic life. This year’s Annual Meeting helped us to reflect on the relevant role of the church in our world; especially in the midst of both a racial and health pandemic. Though we have mostly been meeting virtually and not in person, we are still BEing the church in so many ways.