Why We Serve

At First Church we value service to others and believe we are the hands and feet of Jesus. Through our service and giving we help others locally, nationally and internationally.


Projects such as the Alternative Gift Mart at Christmas, InGathering, Hunger Hike, and Blanket Sunday assist people here at home and around the world.

Feed the hungry –  Monthly First Church serves a meal at the Connection Cafe’,  Children & Family Urban Movement Supper Club, and the Central Iowa Shelter.

 Write letters – Each year we participate in Bread for the World’s annual Offering of Letters to influence legislation related to a specific hunger issue.

Participate in mission trips – We travel nationally and internationally. Past teams have traveled to Kentucky, Tennessee and the Holy Land.

Above are pictures from the Gardening for Good – 2019 event.