First United Methodist Church of Iowa City is a loving, welcoming church of mixed ages and backgrounds, spirit and energy. First United Methodist Church is literally the “first church” of Iowa City, having been established in 1839. Located in downtown Iowa City, at the corner of Jefferson and Dubuque Streets, First UMC is an historic landmark, to the community and to the campus of the University of Iowa. As Iowa City’s first church, we honor our Methodist heritage by striving to be a loving and growing church that glorifies God through worship, study, fellowship, and service. We hope you will join us in this journey and look forward to welcoming you into the First Church faith family.