Throughout the year participating churches are designated to help fill the shelves at Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA).  May is our month!

At this time MICA is having a hard time getting fruit, soups, and cereal from the Food Bank.  Those items plus whatever food, household or hygiene items you wish to provide will be most welcome.  A grocery cart will be in the Garden Room to receive your offerings.


Peace Practices

Finding Peace through the season of Easter                       

Peace is/should/could be a result of the Resurrection.  So, in this season of resurrection we will schedule a time to discuss peace – peace practices in our individual lives, and peace practices of communities and nations.  Peace is possible, but it does take effort and awareness.  Join us for this important discussion Thursday evenings at 5pm, April 11 through May 9.


If you like to read, check out:

United Methodist Church Social Principles, can be found at

Globalization and its impact on human dignity and human rights,

Shawn Graves and Marlena Graves, ed., The Gospel of Peace in a Violent World (Illinois, Intervarsity Press, 2022)

Susan Thistlethwaite, ed., Interfaith Just Peacemaking (New York, St. Martin’s Press, 2012)

Glen Stassen, ed., Just Peacemaking (Ohio, The Pilgrim Press, 2008)


Barb Shultz will be looking for volunteers to provide special music for Sundays during the summer. If you would be interested in filling a Sunday, please contact her at (641) 420-2764 to get on the schedule. 

Thank you to everyone who helps keep the First UM Food Pantry stocked and ready to help the next needy neighbor!  Many of you specifically fill the Little Food Pantry with goodies; others bring monetary donations so we can purchase items as needed.  Both ways work great!  Just a reminder:  As we move into the winter season we need to make sure items can endure the freezing season.  Again, our thanks!

2024 Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

There are many ways to camp:

Full-Week Camps
Half-Week Camps
Day Camps
Horse Camp
Family Camps
Exceptional Persons Camp
Interested in Leadership?
  • Junior Leaders (Ages 16+) June 10-11
  • Leaders In Training (Ages 14-15) June 24-29
There’s something for Everyone!

Check out the opportunities at:

 Scholarships Available