Lenten Luncheons/Meditations Sponsored by Iowa Falls Ministerial Association Served at Bethany Lutheran (2712 Washington Ave.)

DATE                     MEAL/MEDITATION BY
February 26        St Mark Catholic
March 4 First Congregational UCC
March 11 First United Methodist
March 18 Bethany Lutheran
March 25 Evangelical Free
April 1 Pastors serve lunch followed by Pastors Q&A
April 8 NO Luncheon—Holy Week
All Church Lent Study Make plans now to participate in the six-week Lent Study, “Foolish Church:  Messy, Raw, Real, and Making Room” by Lee Roorda Schott.  Sundays at 5:00 pm or Thursdays at 1:00 pm, beginning March 1.
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
Please email 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.
Noisy Offerings  Once a month the youth will be collecting change during a noisy offering.  These funds will go into our Youth Fund for such things as summer camp registrations, middle school destination unknown activities, mission project supplies and extra activities throughout the year.  These funds give us opportunity to continue  offering fun and meaningful way our youth can grow their faith outside of the  church.
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be in our community on Saturday, February 8, at Iowa Falls First United Methodist Church.  Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early.  Register online today at and receive your “Community Circle” discount and your preferred appointment!

Ultrasound screenings to identify risk factors for cardiovascular disease include: carotid artery (plaque buildup—a leading cause of stroke), abdominal aortic aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), peripheral arterial disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a heart rhythm screening (an EKG to detect atrial fibrillation—irregular heartbeat) and an osteoporosis risk assessment for men and women.

Community Meals     Please contact Lyn Evans at 641-373-4780 if you can help with this need.  All are welcome to help with the meal.  Food prep begins at 8 am on Wednesday, meal packaging  starts at 4:15pm,  with delivery starting at 5pm , carryouts from 5-5:30 PM and meal service from 5:30-7 pm. 
Chancel Choir will begin regular rehearsals on Wednesdays  at 6:45 under the direction of Cheryl Growden and Barb Shultz accompanist.  New members will be welcomed.  Come and give it a try!
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.