We have decided to discontinue dine-in service at the Community Meal starting Wednesday November 11th. With the increase in community spread of the Corona virus in Hardin County, we feel this would be the best thing to do at this time. We will continue to do delivery and carry out meals at this time. Carry out meals will be available from 5 to 6:30. Our goal is to keep everyone safe. Thanks again for being flexible while we try to navigate through this crazy time.

Caring Connections Ministry. The months of September/October begin the first round of Caring Connections Ministry calls to members of our congregation as part of the new lay-led phone outreach ministry.  Thanks to the 30 church members who have said “YES” to being one of our callers, every church member will be called on a regular basis to express the church’s care and concern, to foster a greater sense of fellowship and belonging within our church family, and to keep our congregation in our collective prayers.

It is the hope and prayer that this new ministry will be both a blessing to those who are calling and to those who are called.  If you have any questions about the Caring Connections Ministry or would like to be one of the ministry callers, please contact any one on the coordinating team:  Carol Gilbert 515-855-4170,  Carolyn Welden 641-648-3233, or Linda Scallon 641-648-9240.

The next Caring Connections Callers update meeting is Wednesday, November 11, at 1:30 or 6:30 pm in the Chapel.  Two meeting times are being scheduled in an effort to establish good social distancing procedures.  Callers are asked to attend one of those two sessions.

Director of Christian Education needed at Iowa Falls 1st United Methodist Church.

The Director of Christian Education will  explore creative ways to involve children and youth in worship, shall provide opportunities for spiritual growth for all stages of the discipleship journey, will create opportunities for people to go forth into the community and world in the name of Jesus, and responsible for compiling and overseeing the Christian education budget. Job candidate should be able to demonstrate a call and passion for educational ministry. Complete job description available on our web site

The Director of Christian Education is a part-time position beginning at 20 hours a week and eventually to 30 hours a week. Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, flexible schedule, and working alongside a creative and caring staff. The pay is competitive and conditional on prior experience.

Please email resume or Employment Application ( to or send to Iowa Falls 1st UMC, 619 Main, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 50126. Drop ins are welcome – see Pastor Erling Shultz.

Organist needed to provide music for 9am Sunday services – accompany congregation in hymns, provide prelude, offertory, and postlude, and additional fill music through the service. Needs to demonstrate proficiency in organ playing, familiar with United Methodist hymns, and able to select appropriate music for other areas of worship service. Complete job description on document and forms page ( 
Compensation of $125.00 per service plus the opportunity to play for funerals and weddings
  emScail resume or Employment Application (available here) to or send to
Iowa Falls  1st UMC, 619 Main, Iowa Falls, Iowa,50126. Drop ins are welcome – see Pastor Erling Shultz.
Pledge Plus is a new opportunity to share your gifts and help our church.  This a opportunity to support a specific ministry of the church.  There is a variety of ministries at a wide range of giving levels.  If questions contact a member of the finance team or church office.