Worship in the Memory Garden

Watch our outdoor worship service on First United Methodist Church, Jefferson Facebook live.
We are now livestreaming every Sunday on the church’s Facebook page. June 30 we had our annual outdoor worship service at our Memory Garden.

Youth Quake 2019

The annual Youth Quake in Des Moines had the theme “Diverge” in 2019. Youth and adults enjoyed the Christian music, speakers and fellowship over the weekend.

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.

Mission Recognition Pins 2017

Vicki Tronchetti, Bonnie Orris, and Noel Drewry were honored for their service with Mission Recognition pins. A gift was sent in their honor to UMW Missions.

All Earth is Waiting

December sermon series is based on Rev Katie Dawson’s book All Earth is Waiting. Small group discussion on Sunday.

Thanksgiving Worship

Sunday, Nov 20 at 9:30 AM we will celebrate Christ the King Sunday and Thanksgiving. Notice the time change! Advent Workshop follows at 10:30 AM.

Back to Church Sunday

8:30 AM Breakfast 9 AM Sunday School for all ages 9 AM Newcomer Orientation with Pastor 10 AM Refreshments and Fellowship 10:30 AM Worship, Third Graders receive Bibles

Worship in Memory Garden

Summer Worship is held in the Memory Garden, immediately east of the church education wing a couple times each summer. Lawn chairs, blankets and a beautiful garden with three life size crosses make for an inspiring time of worship and fellowship for the church family and guests.


Pentecost is the birthday of the Christian Church. See Acts 2.