News and updates


Ash Wednesday

The first day of Lent is February 26, Ash Wednesday. Worship will be held at Ever Greene Ridge at 3-3:45 pm for those who prefer the earlier hour. Soup Supper (for a donation) will be held at 5-6:30 pm. Ash Wednesday worship will be at 6:45-7:30 pm. Imposition of ashes will be available for everyone….

2020 Lent Study for small groups and sermon series will be based on The Walk written by Adam Hamilton. Everyone is invited to attend the 6 week study of the spiritual disciplines. Sunday mornings at 9 for adult class and worship at 10:30 am.

Midwest Mission Sunday

A successful fundraiser meal and auction were held on Sun, Feb 16 for the mission team heading to Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Illinois in March. The MMDC truck was here to pick up medical furniture, wheelchairs, walkers, sewing machines and more for missions. Good used bikes, sewing machines, medical furniture and wheelchairs/walkers are being collected to take to Illinois. Drop them by the church or call the church to arrange a drop off. Contact Danille Curtis, Bob and Brenda Egeland for further information.

Deb Blackburn announces retirement

Debra Blackburn announces that she will retire at the end of May, 2020. Deb has served for 30 years as the administrative assistant at FUMC. Job description and applications are available in the church office. Start date May 4, 2020.

Change vs. Transition: Leading Through Change

Workshop, Feb 9, noon-3 pm. Rev Dr Jaye Johnson, Des Moines, leading the workshop on “Change VS Transition” at FUMC. It is said that no one likes change, however it is not change they have a problem with rather it is getting used to the new way that causes struggles. In this session we will look at how personal leadership style impact how people deal with change, talk about the difference between change and transition, and look at some tools for leading through change. Everyone welcome.

Rev. Dr. Jaye Johnson is the Director of Congregational Excellence for the Iowa Annual Conference. He works with the bishop and district superintendents as a member of the cabinet and is responsible for preparing churches to multiply. He is playing a key role in the formation of circuits across the conference.

Younique study

Women’s Group studying YOUNIQUE book Tuesday evenings. Parents of Confirmands studying it on Sundays at 9 am. A third class using it on Wednesdays during Crazy 4 Christ. Everyone welcome. DVD and discussion.

Midwest Mission Celebration

We welcome Chantel Corrie from Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Pawnee, Illinois Feb 16 at FUMC. She is Executive Director at MMDC. Danille and Kent Curtis, Hannah and Grace spent time working as volunteers at MMDC last summer and got excited about ways we can help. Come to learn more about the great mission work…

Financial Peace University

New class begins Jan 29 at 7-8 pm. Evan Babcock leading. Call the church to learn more or go online to sign up.

Younique 2020

New sermon series and small group opportunity in 2020. What is God calling you to do in this time at this place? Book $20. Pastor Julie leading a small group experience for 6 weeks.