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    We want to welcome you into community, fellowship and worship at Ankeny First United Methodist Church. We are a 3-site faith community in Ankeny, Iowa that seeks to follow Christ.

    To learn more about our 3-site church, we welcome you to join us for worship. You can also visit our Ministries, Groups or Outreach pages to get a sense of how you might fit in our community. We also invite you to visit and "like" our Facebook page.

  • Mission

    The mission of Ankeny First United Methodist Church is to be an open and inviting community of faith through which God grows deeply committed Christians.


    REACH WITH the love of Christ,
    GROW IN the love of Christ,
    SERVE THROUGH the love of Christ

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  • Ankeny First United Methodist Church offers ten worship experiences throughout the week. Different worship styles are offered at our three unique sites. Explore the links on the left for more information on all of our worship services.

    Special Note to Parents: An adult staffed nursery is provided at each worship service.

    Uptown Location 206 SW Walnut Street, Ankeny, Iowa 50023
    Phone: (515) 964-4249, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   
    Uptown location
    Worship Services
    Saturday, 5:00pm - Spirit Alive
    Sunday, 8:30am - Traditional
    Sunday, 9:45am - Relaxed Contemporary
    Sunday, 11:00am - New Traditions
    Faith Chapel  7384 NW 16th Street, Ankeny, Iowa 50023
    Phone: (515) 289-2171, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Worship Services
    Sunday, 9:00am - Traditional
    Sunday, 10:30am - Casual
    Christian Life Center
    710 NE 36th Street, Ankeny, Iowa 50021
    Ph: (515) 289-9153, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Worship Services
    Saturday, 7:15pm - The Road of Recovery
    Sunday, 9:00am - Contemporary
    Sunday, 10:45am - Contemporary
  • Ankeny First United Methodist Church, located in the growing Des Moines suburb of Ankeny, Iowa, is a multi-site congregation of around 2800 members. Our three buildings are:

    • The Uptown site - we use this name due to our central location in the historic Uptown area of Ankeny.
    • Faith Chapel - our smaller ministry setting in Southwest Ankeny which evolved from the former Faith UMC.
    • The Christian Life Center - our newest worship site, is a multipurpose recreational complex in the northeast quadrant of Ankeny.

    Each one of these locations offers vital ministries and provides a springboard for helping God grow deeply committed Christians who can help transform the world for Jesus Christ.

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  • Nearly all of the worship services across our 3 site church focus on the same theme each week in worship. We maintain the unity of our one church in part through being involved in the same sermon series.

    Preaching in a series format allows us to build on larger contextual themes facing our community and our world.

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  • Ankeny First celebrates that each person in our faith community is a leader and a minister. God has called each of us with unique skills and gifts to be used in His service across our community.

    Our church also has a diverse staff and Pastoral team that is excited to be in ministry with you.

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