Opportunities for Growth and Study

Because maturing in the faith is a process that takes a lifetime, First United Methodist church offers small groups for all age levels and spiritual maturity levels. No matter where you are on the journey of faith, you are invited to participate in any small groups.


Sunday School: 10:00-11:00 am  Starts on  January 5
Preschool-Kindergarten prep -Room 207
Kindergarten- 2nd grade- Room 201
3rd-5th grade – Room 210
Music is in Fellowship Hall and will be at the end of the hour. Registration form for children and youth link HERE
Sunday Morning Adult classes: 10:00 am
Christian Action will continue their study using the Adult Bible Studies from Cokesbury.  They meet in the conference room.
Serendipity class will focus on current event topics each week using The Wired Word.  They meet in the Wesley Room.
Always looking  for new studies and ways for everyone to get involved in the church.  If there is a topic, book or something you would like to learn more about- or teach others- please let Danita know.
JAM Club (Jesus and Me!)
An ecumenical Thursday after-school program for children grades K-5 done with Bethany Lutheran. JAM Club meets from 3:30 – 5:00 pm.  Students in K-2nd meet at Bethany and Grades 3-5 meet at First UMC.  The students will enjoy another year of learning Bible stories, making crafts, cooking, performing science experiments and other enjoyable activities.  JAM club resumes January 18.
BASIC (Brothers and Sisters in Christ)   
A 6th -8th grade youth group on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in room 1 starting September 11.
Confirmation Classes for 8th graders
Classes resume January 5  for Alden and Iowa Falls First UMC with an orientation meeting in Friendship Hall.    Classes are planned on Sundays from 6-8pm.  Contact Pastor Jordan with any questions.
High School fellowship group meeting on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 – 8:30 starting January 8 in room 202.
Brown Bag Study    
Led by the Pastors on Mondays at noon in the Conference Room. Bring your lunch and your questions.  Resumes in January
Men’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Meets at the Coffee Attic (downtown Iowa Falls) Tuesdays at 7:00 am.  Contact person is Duane Kruckenberg or Danny Reams.
Tuesday Morning Coffee with the Pastors
Meets most Tuesday mornings in Fellowship Hall at 9:30 am  This is an opportunity to bring God questions or church questions or current events and to enjoy fellowship with others.  Resumes in January
Why do we participate in small groups? Small groups develop the mind of Christ in us. Small groups are all about relationship with God and with others. We learn together about our faith, about others and about ourselves. Small groups, whether short-term or long-term, are encouraged to choose a ministry project every year. The DNA of our church is that each small group is in mission together!
EDUCATION QUESTIONS If questions contact Danita Janssen, Christian Education Director at or 641-373-4985