Join Us JAM 2024

Friday/Saturday – September 27-28, 2024

Every year the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences of the United Church of Christ (UCC) gather to make important decisions regarding their ministry, business, and future. It is also an important time for us to learn, grow, and celebrate! Depending on the year the three Conferences gather separately or all together.

In 2024, the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences will meeting jointly at a Joint Annual Meeting (JAM).  JAM 2024 will be held September 27-28, 2024 at Countryside Community Church located at 13130 Faith Plaza, Omaha, NE.

Come participate in business meetings, workshops, and worship.

Ready to Connect?

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to deepen your faith and connect with others. Register now for the Joint Annual Meeting 2024!

Hotel Accommodations

Hampton Inn - 11201 Davenport St, Omaha, NE 68157

Double occupancy with two queen beds and single occupancy with king beds.

Call: 402-334-4938


$129 per night

Holiday Inn Express - 13131 I Street, Omaha, NE 68137

Double occupancy and Suites

Call Amber Keibba 402-973-9221


$125 per night

$145 per night

Comfort Suites West - Omaha 2500 South 192nd Ave., Omaha, NE 68137

Call: 402-991-3885 (registration desk)

Rate good through August 27, 2024


$139 per night

Countryside Community Church

13130 Faith Plaza

Omaha, NE 68144

Meeting Schedule

Explore the detailed schedule for the Joint Annual Meeting, ensuring you don’t miss any sessions.

Logo for the IA, NE, and SD Conferences of the UCC

Friday, September 27

3-5 p.m. Registration, vendor fair open, social time @ Countryside

5 p.m. Welcome & Opening Worship

6 p.m. Dinner – Fellowship Hall

7:15 p.m. – Keynote: The Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia Thompson

8:30 p.m. Social Gathering @ Countryside/hotels

Saturday, September 28

7:30 a.m. Breakfast at hotels/Countryside will have continental option

8 a.m. Morning Watch

8:30 a.m. State of the Conferences

9-9:15 a.m. Break

9:15-10:30 a.m. Workshop Block 1 and Annual Meeting for Iowa

10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Workshop Block 2 and Annual Meeting for Nebraska

12:15-1:15 p.m. – Lunch –Food Trucks at own expense or local restaurants

1:15-2:30 p.m. Workshop Block 3 and Annual Meeting for South Dakota

2:45pm – 4pm Closing Worship

Meet Our Keynote Speaker

The Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia Thompson, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ

Karen Georgia Thompson will be with our three conferences all weekend.  And if you are available, you can stay one more night and listen to her preach on  Sunday morning at Countryside.

Come and meet our General Minister and President at JAM.  When else will you be able to have the chance to hear and learn from her?

Secure Your Themed T-Shirts for JAM 2024!

Show your spirit for the Joint Annual Meeting with our exclusive vine-themed t-shirts! Perfect for commemorating our connection through faith at this significant event. T-Shirts can be ordered through the registration link.

Add your size and payment to your online registration!!

XS-XL: $ 20.00            3XL: $ 23.00

XXL: $ 21.00                4XL: $ 27.00

Voting Delegates

Each congregation is entitled to representation and is allowed a certain number of voting delegates at the Annual Meeting of each conference. To learn more and to calculate the number of voting delegates allowed from your congregation, read the follow section of your conference’s bylaws.

Why should I attend JAM as a delegate?


Conduct the business of the Conference! Work with others to pass the budget, elect officers, revise bylaws, and more!


Hear inspiring speakers!


Worship as the Body of Christ in a wider setting!


Connect with your Conference Staff and other leaders!


Fellowship and renewal!


Meet people in person whom you’ve only ever met on Zoom or connect with poeple in small groups online!


Make new friends and connections with clergy and laity!


Get a refresher on UCC Polity and why it matters!


If you’ve heard yourself saying you feel disconnected from the wider church, here’s an opportunity to get re-connected!

Have Questions? We're Here to Help!

For any inquiries about the Joint Annual Meeting, accommodations, or how you can participate, please reach out to us.


Kendy Miller at or  515-669-5243

Sue Shear at

Dixie Laube at



Anica Brown at


Registration Questions: 

Kim Springer at or  515-809-7775