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Iowa Annual Conference of the UMC

All UM Pastors and laity from each Iowa congregation attend  worship, meetings and legislation in Des Moines on June 8-11. Our Pastor will help with a workshop on Mental Health care. The theme this year is Creating Difference Makers in New Communities of Faith. The Wildly Important Goal for all UM Churches in Iowa is…


Camp Sunday was a huge success. 12 youth choir teens led worship music, Crazy 4 Christ kids sang for worship, Derek Bergman from Lake Okoboji UM Camp spoke, Crazy 4 Christ kids shared memory verses and led worship. The lunch and pie auction following worship made $3300 for our Camp/Youth Fund. Many thanks to all!

2018 Confirmation

Six eighth graders were Confirmed on Sun April 29. Youth choir sang and an ice cream sundae reception was held in honor of the Confirmands. Students attended class for  8 months.


Preparations are underway for a delicious homemade meal of chicken and noodles and pie on July 23 for RAGBRAI teams when they come to Jefferson, Iowa. Our great cooks are making homemade noodles in May and June. Homemade pies will be made closer to the date. Donations for supplies and volunteers welcome. See Pam Olerich,…

Successful Lock-In

19 teens and 8 adults spent overnight at the church and Webb House. Rowdy tug of war, races on scooters, whistles covered with whipped cream and building a chair with 8 pieces of wood and 8 nails were some of the fun activities. Watched a movie, discussed our faith, ate homemade pizzas and monkey bread…

Sanctuary Renovation Complete

Sanctuary and chancel renovation is nearly complete. Hundreds of hours of volunteer labor made the project a wonderful blessing to the congregation. Worship was held in the newly renovated sanctuary on Easter. Total cost $29,000 for new flooring, paint, pew refinishing, west wall repair, electrical work and redoing the chancel sub-floor.

Holy Week Worship

The Lord’s Last Supper is remembered in worship on Holy Thursday, 7 pm on March 29. The crucifixion is remembered in worship on Good Friday at 7 pm on March 30. The resurrection of our Lord is celebrated on Easter with two worship services, 8 am and 10:30 am. Sunday School for children only is…

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