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Who to Contact:

Our intent is to provide you with the most accurate information we can about the Wesley Center and our process to form a partnership with them in the purchase of the property.   Please contact Jason Ellingson, Executive Director (jellingson@icfirstchurch.org or 319-338-5075), who is the staff liaison for the Board of Trustees, if you have any questions or comments. 

November 3, 2019 – The Board of Trustees held an informational meeting for the congregation to discuss the purchase agreement for the Wesley Center properties next door.  The meeting was led by Michael Barron, chair of the Board of Trustees.  Over 40 congregants were in attendance.  A PowerPoint presentation was reviewed as well as a handout that included the same information as the PowerPoint.  They are here for you to download:

~ PowerPoint presentation

~ Timeline-FAQ handout

Gateway Visioning Team

March 2020:  The Gateway Visioning Team was created to guide the visioning process of the Wesley Center purchase in meeting and expanding the ministries and missions of First UMC.

Mission:  To develop a master plan for the First United Methodist Church campus which embraces our ministry vision of a gateway for a thriving, vibrant community for all God’s people.

Important Information:

– August 27, 2020 Webinar – PowerPoint presentation, recording

– September 23, 2020 at 6:30 PM – Zoom webinar with Sean McRoberts, Director of Operations for the Wesley Center.  

– January 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM – Zoom webinar sharing research from seven ministry focus areas