Joint Annual Meeting 2021 

Join us for Joint Annual Meeting 2021 on June 25th and 26th! Like last year, the event will be held on a completely virtual platform.

Why host it virtually? We are still in the midst of the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic and the safety and wellbeing of our ministers, congregants, and communities are of the utmost importance to our staff. In holding the event virtually, we also strengthen our commitment to environmental sustainability by eliminating travel and printed material and our commitment to accessibility by using features like closed captions, online OCR documents, and more.

Curious about last year’s virtual meeting? Visit our Vimeo channel to view some of the programming.

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Creation Care: Understanding our Commitment to Eco-Justice

The Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Conferences are seeking to engage in advocacy that brings us closer to a shared understanding of what our commitment is toward eco-justice in a way that upholds God’s creation. You can engage in this with us during Joint Annual Meeting 2021 by attending several workshops, participating in an article study group, listening to our guest speaker, and more.

We gather around the image offered in Psalm 1 of a tree that grows deeply and stretches broadly by the flowing waters of life as a way to invigorate, reimagine and promote what it is to be a steward of the land in our own communities, our nation, and all of creation.

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Psalm 1

1 Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers;

2 but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night.

3 They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.

4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;

6 for the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.