All Means All

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.

 

 

 

Welcome to First church

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Sunday Mornings at 10:30am

1001 Pleasant St 

Des Moines, IA 50309

Worship Services

We gather at 10:30 am on Sundays in our historic sanctuary to experience the transcendence and majesty of God. Our service includes the best of traditional worship. Our worship is rooted in weekly reading of scriptures based on the Revised Common Lectionary which means we read the same scripture texts millions of other Christians around the world on any given Sunday

Parking and Transportation

Parking is available for free during Sunday worship on the north side of the church.  You can easily enter the church without climbing steps. The church is handicap accessible. Map

First Church is located just east of Methodist Hospital on the corner of 10th and Pleasant. The DART bus #16 will get you to 8th or 9th and Pleasant (depending on if you are coming from the north or the south).

Non church members are able to park in the lot Monday through Saturday, by purchasing a parking permit by filling out the form below.  If you have questions about parking please reach out to our office manager directly.

Church member who need to access the parking lot when gates are closed, please reach out to the office manager to get access.  

Nursery

A nursery is available for children birth through age three and is located on the lower level, Room 111.  Pagers are available for nursery staff to notify parents. Children ages three through grade 5 may leave the service after the Children’s Message and go to Children’s Church which is also located in the lower level, Room 112.

Holy communion

In the United Methodist tradition, the Communion table is open to everyone.  All are welcome at the Lord’s table the first Sunday of every month.  

Fellowship

After worship join us for a time of fellowship in Kenyon Hall (west of the sanctuary).  Coffee, juice and goodies are served.  Stopping by will give us a great opportunity to meet one another.

Reconciling congregation

At First Church we believe that everyone has value. That is why we are a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network. We are proud that we join other United Methodist congregations who welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our church and the world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday. 

Still have questions? Contact us.