Author Archives: Pastor Julie

Simpson Youth Academy

Rev Eric Rucker, Simpson College Chaplain, will speak to parents and teens on Sept 30 about the Simpson Youth Academy for sophomores and juniors. It is a spiritual growth and leadership training event that goes for a year. Applications due October, 2018 for the 2019-2020 program. Eric will meet with parents at 9 am in…


Celebrating the baptism of babies is an important ritual in the faith life of a family. The church family agrees to help the family rear the child to be a Christian. Call 386-4411 if you are interested in baptism.


Youth (5th-12th Grades) all night Lock-In at First UMC/Webb House on July 20 starts at 8:30 pm.  Ends midnight. See Karen Shannon for information.

Pool Party

Vacation Bible School families and youth group will enjoy supper 5:15-5:30 pm at church and a Pool Party 6-8 pm at Chautauqua Park on Fri, July 20. Sign up at 386-4411 for Vacation Bible School.

Vacation Bible School

AMPED UP is the theme for Vacation Bible School on June 18-20 for PreK-4th grade. 1 -5:15pm. Sign up at 386-4411  VBS MEMORY VERSE “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13, NIV LIFE APP Confidence—Living like you believe what God says is…

Praying our Way Forward

Our United Methodist Bishops invite all members of the Church to pray daily at 2:23-2:26 pm for the future of our denomination. You are also invited to fast every week. See this link for further information


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, mashed potatoes and homemade pies on Monday July 23 at 4- 8 pm for RAGBRAI teams when they come to Jefferson, Iowa. Air conditioned comfort while you eat and while you wait to eat. See Pam Olerich, Joan St Clair and Shirley Haupert…

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…