Author Archives: Pastor Julie

Sanctuary Renovation

Renovate the chancel, new flooring, paint, repair west wall and more was adopted as Phase 1 of the Sanctuary Renovation.  As soon as we have the money on hand we will begin the work. Much of the work will be done by volunteers. Pew cushions will be the second Phase. Updating and improving the audio…

Sweet Corn Festival

Another successful fundraiser! Donations ($500 each) will be sent to Adopt A Family, Early Learning Center and Webb House thanks to the great support of the community! Thank you!

2017 Mission Team

15 adults and 11 teens spent 10 days working on a Native American Reservation in Montana building a cabin for a United Methodist Church.

VBS 2017

PreK-4th graders gathered for Vacation Bible School in June for three days. They learned that we are “Made in the Image of God.” They sang in worship Sunday, June 18th.

JAM 2017

Fifth-Ninth graders gathered for JAM (Jesus And Me) for three days for crafts, Bible study, games, relationship building and fun. Several helped with Vacation Bible School, too.

S. Sudanese Church Visit

The visit by the Southern Sudanese United Methodist Church of Des Moines on June 4 was uplifting! The message was delivered by Rev Aaron Limmo and the choir sang. An offering was received for the young church.

Camp Send Off

2017 Summer Church Camp Send Off. Sign up today to go to Camp. Funds available to help pay your way.

Praying Our Way Forward

Commission on a Way Forward We have scheduled Fall 2018 Commission on a Way Forward gatherings on each district this fall. Mark your calendars for the upcoming dates: Northeast, November 18, Cedar Falls, First afternoon Central, December 2, Ankeny First 2:00 – 3:30 pm We strongly encourage all clergy and laity to attend one of the eight meetings. I, along with our lay and clergy delegates to the…

Golf Outing with Church Friends

Play Best Shot for fun! Sunday, June 18 – 1:00 at Lakeside Sunday, July 16 – 1:00 at Jefferson City Course Sunday, August 13 – 1:00 at Lakeside Sunday, September 17 – 1:00 at Jefferson City Course Sunday, October 22 – 1:00 at Jefferson City Course