As a United Methodist, what do you really believe? If you aren't sure we invite you to attend a 6 week study that will shed light on what it means to be a United Methodist. Whether you are new to United Methodism or have been a member for a long time, you will be able to learn more about our Church. The classes will meet on Sunday afternoons from 3-4 pm. Below are the dates, topics and teachers for the class.
January 15 History and Heritage of the UMC Twila Glenn
January 22 Church Structure Patty LaGree
January 29 Theology Naomi Sea Young Wittstruck
February 5 Sacraments Eric Guy
February 12 Mission and Outreach Christine Anders
February 19 Q and A Eric Guy
Please call the church office to register your attendance. That number is 244-6209.
Kathy Johnson our Church Administrator will be retiring on January 31st. Kathy joined the First Church staff in August of 2000. She will be present in worship on January 29th and following worship we will have a farewell reception. Please join us as we say goodbye to Kathy. She will be missed.
Church Office hours
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.
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.
For information on how to make a gift to support First Church's ministries, click here.