Current News & Announcements

August 10, 2017

SENIOR GROUP will be meeting on Wednesday, September 13 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM at St. Mark’s UMC. Our speaker has yet to confirm but we will spend time doing something worthwhile and interesting. We will also have time for coffee and snacks and fellowship. Please feel welcome to come, and bring a friend, if you’d like. For more information, please contact Sage at 354-5484 or sage-river@icfirstchurch.org.

August 10, 2017

NEW MEMBER CLASS: Those interested in becoming a member of First UMC are invited to a New Member Class on Sunday, August 20 at 9:15AM in Pastor Barrie’s Office.

August 10, 2017

WORSHIP & MUSIC MINISTRIES SIGN-UP DATE: On Sunday, August 13 and August 20, we will have descriptions of each worship and music groups and sign-up sheets at the Gathering Space. Anyone who wants to join one or more of our teams or music ensembles, please do not hesitate to write down your names and contact information on the sign-up sheets. We will contact you!

August 10, 2017

CHURCH AUCTION: This year’s auction will go to benefit, improve, and sustain our ministry with children, youth, and young adult at FUMC. The auction will be held on August 20 and 27 in Gathering Space. From 12:30PM-3:00PM on August 27, we will continue the bidding with a live auction and Iowa Picnic luncheon at Terry Trueblood’s Park Lodge (579 McCollister Blvd.). Tickets are for purchase in the Gathering Space. We will be able to take credit/debit cards to buy the tickets and pay for the auction items this year.

August 8, 2017

PIANO BENEFIT RECITAL: 16 years old pianist Charlie Liu will be performing music by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin in our Sanctuary on August 26 at 7:00PM. Charlie set a record by performing in all 3 concert halls of the Carnegie Hall at only age 8. Having performed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as for luminaries such as Queen Rania of Jordan and Bono of U2. All of the net proceeds from this recital will be directed to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital and The Preemie Project of Iowa.

August 8, 2017

FREE LUNCH: FUMC will serve Free Lunch on Tuesday, August 22 from 11:00PM-1:30PM at 1105 Gilbert Court. Our needs are canned green beans, desserts, two vegetarian lasagnas, and one meat lasagna to supplement food from other sources. We will also need a crew of 12 to help serve 130-160 guests. If you would like to join the crew list or help on a one-time basis, please contact Jean Hill (354-1935 or jeanhill309@gmail.com). Your help in this local ministry is greatly appreciated.

July 5, 2017

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED ON FRIDAYS: The main Church Office will be closed on Fridays during the months of July and August as FUMC staff members will be taking vacation time. The Sunday bulletins will be printed on Thursday mornings around 10:00AM. Please have all information that you would like in the bulletin in by Wednesdays at noon. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Claire Bartleson (claire-bartleson@icfirstchurch.org).