Join us on Tuesday, March 10th at noon for the 2nd Tuesday Lunch. Lunch is $8 and is served at noon. It is followed by a speaker. March's speakers are Rick and Stacy Hartmann owners of Small Potatoes Farm, a CSA farm. Call the church office no later than Sunday the 8th to register.
Looking for an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday evening? On Saturday, March 7th from 6 pm - 9 pm make your way to the Jasper Winery (2400 George Flagg Parkway) for the Creative Center for Young Children's Art Auction. The event is free and open to the public. There will be hors d' oeuvres and live music.
The silent auction is from 6:00 - 7:00 with a live auction to follow. Cash and checks are accepted. Silent auction items will include art work from local artisans, gift certificates from local businesses, hotel stays, tickets to shows, photography, spa packages and more. Live auction items include amazing art work created by 2 to 11 year old children, artwork from local artists and items from local businesses.
All are welcome to join us for our services and activities during Holy Week.
Palm Sunday Service - March 29 - 10:30 am
Holy Thursday Service - April 2 - 7:00 pm
Way of the Cross - April 3 - 1:30 (Walk begins at the First Church front steps)
Good Friday Service - April 3 - 7:00
Easter Breakfast - April 5 - 8:00 - 9:30 am in Fellowship Hall (Pancakes, sausage, fruit and beverages) Free will offering
Central Iowa Brass Quintet - Easter Sunday at 10:00 am
Easter Worship Service - April 5 - 10:30 am
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.