DSM First Church


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First Church to Host Celebration Dinner

On Monday, June 8th at 5:30 pm First Church will be hosting a dinner to celebrate the 25 year partnership of the Iowa Annual Conference and the United Methodist Church in Nigeria. This will be a fun evening of good food and story sharing. If you would like to join us for dinner, please send a $10 check made payable to FUMC. The address is 1001 Pleasant St., Des Moines, IA 50309, Attn: Christine Anders


Hearing Aids Needed

In September 18 United Methodists will be traveling to the Israel/Palestine for a mission trip. We have been asked to bring used hearing aids. These will be used at a center for the hearing impaired. They have the ability to refurbish the items so we will even take broken hearing aids. If you have one you would like to donate, please bring it to the church.


Mark Your Calendar

Our annual summer Bible-que will be held on Wednesday July 15, 22 and 29. The church provides the meat and others who participate are asked to bring a dish to share. Dinner starts at 5:30 and a one hour Bible study will begin at 6:00. The evening will conclude at 7:00. Child care will be available. Check back for more information.


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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