Connection opportunities from last week's GREEN SHEET worship supplement:

  • Wesley Challenge

    Starts January 22

    Strive for a deeper connection with God, Self and Others during this 3-week challenge of John Wesley’s 21 questions. These questions are designed to renew your passion and discover a deeper commitment to God, while practicing the discipline of daily devotion and prayer. This group begins January 22 from 6:30-7:30 in CLC Room 106/107. Books ($10) available at the Connect. Leader: Cherry Marsden (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

  • January Mission of the Month

    Filling Closets & Drawers

    We are encouraging you to shop those after-Christmas sales for bath towels, sheets/bedding (twin is biggest need), pillows, men’s/woman’s underwear (all sizes), socks for men and women (all sizes), bras (for all ages/sizes) and toilet paper. Monetary donations are always welcome. Write "Jan. Mission of the Month" in your check memo or find a specially marked envelope at the CONNECT. Keep the items coming!

  • "Live Well" Course

    Overcoming Depression or Anxiety

    Anxiety and depression occur as frequently as the common cold, and yet no one wants to talk about them. A course called “Live Well: Overcoming Depression or Anxiety” is currently being offered at the Ankeny YMCA, 1102 N. Ankeny Blvd., on Thursdays now through March 8 from 6:30-8:00pm. The course provides practical ways to help alleviate these debilitating conditions. A nominal charge of $5 is requested to defray the cost of materials, but scholarships are available. Each class session begins with a video-led spiritual focus and moves into the weekly topic and subsequent discussion. If you or someone you know suffers from either anxiety or depression, let them know about this opportunity. A team of facilitators include health professionals and teachers. For further information or questions, contact Jacque Coulson at 964-4249, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Youth Spring Break Mission Trip

    Register by Feb. 10

    Youth in grades 8-12 are invited to become a mission team for the week of March 11-16. We will be taking the “Urban Plunge” to Omaha, through Christ for the City International, an organization which serves inner cities. We will have the privilege of serving in 6-10 different ministry areas over the course of the week, from serving the homeless to working outdoors. Register by Feb. 10: Adult volunteers needed as well!


  • Next Step Gathering

    Take the next step with Ankeny First

    Interested in taking the next step @First? Watch for upcoming dates to be published soon for our Next Step Gathering, for conversation, getting to know one another, and to learn about the unique stories and ministries of our multiple site church. Call the church office if you are interested - 515.964.4249.


    Wednesday Meal Uptown

    Soul Food Cafe is held on Wednesday nights from 5:00 - 6:30pm during the school year at our Uptown location. Join us for a family-friendly meal for $4 per person or $12 per family – it is convenient and delicious.  Dinner is served in the Uptown Fellowship Hall. Find the 2017-2018 menu here.

Ankeny First United Methodist Church
206 SW Walnut Ankeny, Iowa 50023