News and updates


New Bibles

Several 3-5th graders received their first Bibles from the Church on Back to Church Sunday.

Parenting Through the Phases

Parents are invited to a NEW group meeting on Wednesdays at 5:30-6:30 pm while the K-4th graders are at Crazy 4 Christ. We will get acquainted and discuss “Parenting Through the Phases.” One evening we will go over the the local food pantry to work/tour. Nursery care provided for younger kids or bring your kids…

Get FUMCJefferson at your APP Store

Go to your App Store on your phone. Find FUMCJefferson. Sign up. Now you will have a way to register your kids for church events. You can sign up for which announcements you want to receive. Prayer requests, upcoming events and all things Church will be available on your phone! It also includes a way…

Back to Church Sunday Sept 8

Big plans for Sept 8! Breakfast for the whole church family at 8:30-9:30 am. Sunday School for children and Sr Hi youth is at 9:30-10:15 am. Two adult classes and Confirmation (7-8th grades) are at 9-10 am. Coffee and conversation at 10-10:25 am. Worship at 10:30 am. Youth Choir and Chancel Choir will sing. This…

Webb Youth Pick Vegetables

Webb House youth and Mr North went to Madrid to pick fruits and vegetables for several food pantries. Many thanks to Tracy Blackmer for planting and giving the food to many food pantries. The Webb youth were able to save the cucumbers from spoiling. They picked 3000 lbs of food.

Webb House Water Park

Water Slide, water guns, water balloons, small pools and lots of laughter were seen/heard at Webb House on the parking lot on August 9 from 1-9 pm. Groups came from all over town! Day cares were invited, children and teens were invited. Supper was hamburgers and hot dogs for the teens. Thank you to the…

Vacation Bible School

42 kids and 8 adults had a great time learning about Obedience at VBS/Day Camp this year. Thank you to all who helped and brought their children. Teen helpers were awesome! God calls us to be obedient to his teachings and rules. How can we do that? First we need to know what God’s rules…

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.
https://www.facebook.com/FirstUnitedMethodistChurchJeffersonIowa/videos/324891341755709/?t=0

Food at First

Youth Group worked at Food at First in Ames June 20 to feed the poor and homeless. We prepared the meal, served it, set up and worked at the Food Market (where people can pick up fresh foods and refrigerated foods gleaned from grocery stores and restaurants) and we ate with those who attended and then cleaned up. It was 5 1/2 hours of service and the youth and adults did a great job. Around 100 people were served supper and most of them went through the Market. It is a church based meal served daily in Ames.

Livestream Annual Conference

Go to www.ac2019.iaumc.org for the special website where you can see the livestream of the Iowa Annual conference session. You may also see the Laity Session from Friday, June 7 with Margaret Borgen speaking. The Conference website has links to all the posted videos, photos, podcasts, resources, Iowa Conference news, and a Twitter feed.  All Iowa UM Pastors and lay members attend this annual meeting for worship, reports, legislation and this year election of General Conference delegates.