IFMA Lenten Luncheons Are Meditations this Year

One of the things we share as an ecumenical people in Iowa Falls, is having the opportunity to come together for weekly Lenten services, usually over a meal, served by a participating congregation.  With Covid-19 still hanging about, we are going to offer the services in an alternative format this year.  All services will be offered at Iowa Falls Ministerial Association Facebook page (

Join us Wednesdays at noon starting on Ash Wednesday, February 17, for prayer, worship, and a meditation led by one of the pastors in Iowa Falls.  As we make our journey toward the cross, we are asked to remember that we are all operating under the same beautiful umbrella of Jesus Christ, not as enemies, but friends – united in the eternal love that God has for all of us, regardless of how we engage in our unique flavors of living that out.  We hope you will find the threads of hope and grace woven throughout our time together.  Please join us . . .

The following local churches will be providing a service:

  • Feb. 17 St. Mark
  • Feb. 24 First United Methodist
  • Mar. 3 First Baptist
  • Mar. 10 First Congregational United Church of Christ
  • Mar. 17 Alden and First United Methodist
  • Mar. 24 Bethany Lutheran 


Making Sense of the Bible

We are offering a book study about the Bible during lent.  We will be using Adam Hamilton’s book, Making Sense of the Bible.  This is a study for those who love the Bible and look to it to help them find meaning and purpose for their lives.  It is also a study for people who are willing to wrestle with portions of the Bible about which they have questions.  Finally, it is a study for people who are largely unfamiliar with the Bible but who are curious and want to know more.  We will be meeting in Iowa Falls First UMC Conference room on Thursdays from 5:00 -6:15 pm. Books will be available for purchase for $15.  If you have any questions, contact Pastor Jordan.

  • February 18– Making Sense of the Old Testament (Chapter 1-7)
  • February 25– Making Sense of the New Testament (Ch 8-13)
  • March 4 – Questions about the Nature of Scripture (Ch 14-18)
  • March 11 – The Bible and Science (Ch 19-21)
  • March 18 – Violence, Suffering, and Other Issues (Ch. 22-26)
  • March 25 – Wrestling with Issues of Sexuality and Relationships (Ch 27-32)


Ash Wednesday Service with imposition of ashes will be held in the Sanctuary of First UMC beginning at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 17.  Middle school and high school youth will plan to attend—make note of the time—6:30.  The imposition of ashes will be done in non contact manner.