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Alpha Course

Free Summer Alpha Course Information meeting is May 30 at 5:30 pm. Free Supper, DVD and check it out on May 30. No pressure. Masonic Lodge on Jefferson Square. Alpha is 10 Thursdays and a Fri-Sat Weekend midway through. Bring your questions about Christianity. Come and talk or just listen. Everyone welcome. All questions are OK to ask. Community Alpha is for everyone and is not promoting any one church.

CAMP Sunday

Our Annual CAMP Sunday is April 28. The Wesley Woods Camp Director will speak. Kids are invited to sign up for Camp. Pie auction and lunch fundraiser after Worship. Funds raised will send kids to summer church camp, Youth Quake and other youth activities.

Reception for Confirmation Class

Ice Cream Sundaes and brownies in honor of the Confirmation Class planned for Sunday, Easter at 10-10:30 am. Everyone welcome

Human Trafficking Program for the Public

Kevin Schwendinger is an educator/presenter and cyclist.  Kevin is an Associate of the Tri-State Coalition Against Human Slavery & Trafficking in Dubuque, IA.  He will present a program at First UM Church called “Shedding Light on Human Slavery & Trafficking” in Jefferson on Sat., March 23 at 2-3:30 pm. Public is invited and welcome. Kevin rides his bike across the state and in other states to share the information about the human trafficking that is going on here in Iowa and the midwest.

Everyone welcome

Everyone is always welcome to worship and participate at First United Methodist Church. If you have questions about the church, our doctrine or beliefs or practices, please call the church office or email us. Our denomination is going through changes that are under review by our denomination’s Judicial Council. The Jefferson First UM Church welcomes everyone.

General Conference

Bishop Laurie Haller, Iowa United Methodist Church, gives a message to United Methodists at the end of the controversial General Conference meeting in St Louis, Feb, 2019. https://vimeo.com/320082244

Congratulations to Hannah

Congratulations to Hannah Curtis who was accepted into the 2019-2020 Simpson Youth Academy. Rev Eric Rucker, Simpson College Chaplain spoke at FUMC in September, 2018 inviting our students to apply. It is a spiritual growth and leadership training event that goes for a year. We are delighted for Hannah and proud of her accomplishments!

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