On Sunday, September 25th First Church hosted the installation service of Iowa's new United Methodist Bishop, Laurie Haller. Over 100 clergy and many United Methodist laity from around the state attended. After the service a reception was held in Fellowship Hall. We are looking forward to working with Bishop Laurie and wish her the best as she begins her ministry in Iowa.
Dr. Thomas Ahart, Superintendent of the Des Moines Schools will be our speaker on Tuesday, October 11th at noon. He will be speaking about challenges the school district is facing. The cost of the lunch is $8.00. Please sign up in the church office or call the church to register your attendance.
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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.
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Alternative worship service, The Grapevine, every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Spaghetti Works, 310 Court Avenue.
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