Book Discussion

Book Discussion

Join us on Zoom January 19th at 2:00 pm for an important conversation with ten Black leaders about racism in our churches and religious institutions.  Join the I’m Black. I’m Christian. I’m Methodist writers and editor Rudy Rasmus in a robust discussion moderated by...
Children’s Mental Heath & Other AMOS Areas

Children’s Mental Heath & Other AMOS Areas

You Can Make A Difference in One Minute AMOS, A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy, continues to work diligently on Children’s Crisis Mental Health Services.  Kids and teens in Polk County are in crisis every day.  COVID-filled emergency rooms or potentially...
Church / Community Event

Church / Community Event

Drive In Christmas Eve Service – It’s a go! For many of our First Church families, attending worship on Christmas Eve is an important part of their Christmas tradition. As you know, 2020 has been unlike any other year and we are not able to gather in the...
Christmas Offering

Christmas Offering

The year 2020 may be one we would like to forget, but God works through his people in times such as these. Two Iowa Methodist advance ministries have been present in the midst of it all, the Bidwell Riverside Center in Des Moines and Matthew 25 in Cedar Rapids....
Gifts That Give Twice

Gifts That Give Twice

Once again the Outreach Committee will be offering the Alternative Gift Market as an opportunity to make Christmas gift giving more meaningful.  However, like most things today, it will be a little different.  Please see the “Shopping List” at the end of...
Advent Study

Advent Study

As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them . . . —John 17:18 God sent Christ into the world as our Savior. That’s what Christmas is all about. In turn, Christ sends us into the world. But do we really understand how, where, and why we are sent? This four-week...