DSM First Church


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In the busyness of life doesn't a day away at a spa sound like an amazing gift? This year our Women's Retreat, Lavender Springs Spa, will be a great get-away. The day will be filled with fun, laughter and relaxation. Our sessions will focus on the book of Psalms. Come and learn more about this book of the Bible that so many turn to in times of sorrow, fear, and joy. The writers of Psalms can often express our feelings in a way we can't.

The retreat will be held in Des Moines on Saturday, September 10th from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. The cost is $35 and includes lunch, breaks and materials. Click here to print a registration form. A confirmation with location details will be sent upon receipt of the registration form and check.

If you have questions, please call Christine at 515-244-6209, ext. 209.


We hope you can join us!



Church Office hours

The church office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.


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1001 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

Copyright 2009-2011 First United Methodist Church.  Photographs above of the empty sanctuary and the Kingman Stained Glass window in the sanctuary ceiling are used courtesy of Main Street Studio.  Photograph of children's time in worship with children wearing hats is copyrighted by Carrie Yonley and used with her permission.  She retains the copyright to this photo.


We Welcome All

First United Methodist Church, at the top of 10th Street in downtown Des Moines, strives to love others as Christ loves us and, in doing so, to be the Body of Christ in word and deed.

As the Body of Christ, we welcome all of God's children, knowing that each is created in the image of God.  We welcome people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, races, ethnicities, family configurations, and physical and mental capabilities to join us in full participation as we come together to worship God and then go out to share God's love in the world around us.

Worship with us every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

To read Pastor Eric's weekly devotion "First Thoughts," sign up for our weekly e-newsletter, Cross Notes, here.

Alternative worship service, The Grapevine, every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Spaghetti Works, 310 Court Avenue.







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