Our Mission Statement:

To connect people with God, to build a welcoming and inclusive community that serves our neighbors through actions of justice and love, and to develop disciples of Jesus Christ.

Our Vision Statement:

 To be a Church that demonstrates justice, love and inclusion for all. All means all.

First Church – A Reconciling Congregation:

Des Moines First United Methodist Church is a reconciling congregation which 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 and affirm all of God’s children, knowing that each is created in the image of God. We welcome and affirm 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.


Join us for Worship, Sundays at 10:30 AM

Worship August 7, 2022

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Iowa Disaster Response

Iowa Disaster Response

Saturday, March 5, 2022, a large, severe storm front moved across Iowa resulting in tornados in the late afternoon. Many communities have been impacted and sadly these storms resulted in seven deaths.

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UMCOR – russia, ukraine conflict

UMCOR – russia, ukraine conflict

We pray for the peace and security of United Methodists in Ukraine and Russia and for all of their neighbors, and that tranquility will prevail over their lives and countries.

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Making disciples of Jesus Christ

for the transformation of the world.

Join us for Worship, Sundays at 10:30 AM

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WHAT first Church Values

In-person worship and other activities, including meals, are back on the schedule from now on.

We recommend that you continue to wear masks in the building.

Worship on-line with us on Facebook or YouTube  

10:30 AM Sunday