DSM First Church


Serve. Learn. Enjoy. 


It will soon be time for our summer Bible-que. We hope you will join us on June 15, 22 and 29 at 5:30 pm for dinner followed at 6:15 by a study. The church will provide the meat and beverages. Those attending should bring a dish to share and your own table service. We ask that you let the church know each week so we know how much meat to grill. Child care will be available.

Our study this year is entitled "My Neighbor is Muslim." Islam is one of the fastest growing faiths in America. Did you know there are approximately 12,000 Muslims in the Metro Area?

Unfortunately because of those who practice radical Islam all of its followers seem to be suspect. During our time together we will examine the following:

We hope you will join us for this important study.


Gym Projects Complete

Join us in the gym for after church coffee on Sunday, June 12th. You will be able to see the new lights and windows. What a great improvement!


New Sign Installed

If you haven't driven by the front of the church lately, please drive by and see our new electronic sign. This is a great way to let our community know what is happening here at the church.


Lavender Spa Women's Retreat

Attention ladies. Please mark your calendar for our women's retreat scheduled for Saturday, September 10th. Space is limited to 20 people so be sure to watch for registration materials in June.


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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