DSM First Church


Serve. Learn. Enjoy. 



Our last 2nd Tuesday Lunch is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12th at noon. May's speaker is Tammy Mason, Chief Financial Officer at Proteus, Inc. Proteus provides job training and healthcare services to migrant seasonal farm workers and operates in Iowa, Nebraska and Indiana. Tammy will talk about the workers who come and the needs they have for assistance with food, housing and healthcare. Through education and career counseling they are also able to help some workers obtain steady, higher paying jobs.

The cost of the meal is $8. Please call the church office to register your attendance. The 2nd Tuesday lunches will resume in September.


Deadline for Mission Trip Coming Up

September 12th a group will be leaving Des Moines on a two week mission trip to Israel/Palestine. The deadline for registration is April 30th. If you would like more information, contact Christine at christine@dmfirstchurch.org



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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