Time for T Shirts
New T shirts have been designed with the either a v-neck or crew neck design.  The Front has “be the LIGHT’ and the back has 1st UMC  Glowing with the Glory of God’  Order yours by September 30 Payable to 1st UMC Youth at a cost of $15 for sizes Youth small to Adult XL and $18 for sizes 2xl-3xl.   Click on the links to access order forms.  Bring order forms to Danita or church office.
Fall Sermon Series
On Your Mark, Get Set, Step! God has given First United Methodist Church a mission: To make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. In our church, we live into our mission by gathering for worship, growing in small groups, going in mission and glowing with invitation to the glory of God. This is our journey together, the pathway that leads to discipleship. You are invited to put one foot in front of the other this fall and move forward in faith.
The Ingathering will be Saturday, Nov. 3, at Asbury UMC, Webster City. Iowa Falls’ First UMC, under direction of Growing Sphere chairpersons Jamie Lofstedt and Shelly Moore, will be collecting items for the following UMCOR Kits: Health Kit 1 hand towel (15”x25” up to 17”x27”, no kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels) 1 wash cloth 1 comb (large, sturdy, at least 6: of teeth; no pocket-sized or picks) 1 toenail or fingernail clippers (no emery boards or metal nail files) 1 bath-size soap (3-oz. or larger, original wrapper. NO Ivory or Jergens.) 1 adult toothbrush (In original packaging) (personal adv. not acceptable) 10 adhesive bandages (3/4 by 3 inches) 1 one-gallon size resealable bag School Kit UMCOR is no longer accepting cloth school bags. They are now asking that school kits be placed in 2-gallon resealable plastic bags. 1 pair blunt scissors (round tip, no plastic scissors) 1 box of 24 crayons (only 24-count boxes are acceptable) 3 one-subject notebooks (no marble composition books, no 3- or 5-subject notebooks) 1 pack of loose leaf paper (100-200 page packets acceptable, wide- or college-rule acceptable) 1 hand-held pencil sharpener (1-in. or longer, remove from packing) 1 ruler (12 in. or 30 cm. long, sturdy or flexible material accepted) 6 unsharpened pencils 1 eraser (2-in. or larger ) 1 two-gallon resealable plastic bag
Important notes for both Hygiene and School Kits: All items must be new. Do not wash any of the items, as they will no longer be considered new. Do not include any personal notes, money, or additional materials in the kits. Contents of kits or the containers of kits should not be imprinted with cartoon characters, advertisements, religious, patriotic, military, or camouflage symbols.
 
A box has been placed in the Garden Room to receive your generous donations. Thank you!
UMCOR requests (insists!) that the items meet specific requirements as stated! If you would like to provide any of the items listed for these Kits, please bring them to the box located in the Garden Room. Complete kits are to be placed in large plastic bags (available in the Garden Room). We will be receiving the items now through October when the Kits will be assembled and delivered to the Thanksgiving Ingathering (Asbury UMC, Webster City) on November 5. Funds for shipping expenses ($2.00 per each Kit) and for purchase of items for incomplete Kits are needed, so you may contribute in that way also. Please make checks payable to First United Methodist; indicate “Ingathering” on memo line. Thank you!
Church Conference Scheduled
Iowa Falls’ First UMC will be a part of the Church Conference for Wright, Franklin, Hamilton, and Hardin counties which will take place Sunday, October 7, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm at Eagle Grove United Methodist.
A Pre-Conference Conference will be held in the Conference Room of First UM at 5:30 pm Monday, Sept. 24, to give members of Iowa Falls’ First time to read and discuss the reports being submitted at Charge Conference. This will be an open gathering and all interested persons are encouraged to attend
Pork Dinner Date Set
Linn and JoAnne Adams will lead the charge for this year’s annual Pork Dinner. They have set the date at Sunday, October 28. Bob and Cindy Burns will serve as co-chairs. More information will be coming along with sign up sheets