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

  • Little Ninjas

    Begins March 26

    Our next session of Little Ninjas will begin Tues., March 26, at 6:30pm. In Little Ninjas the goal is to help children ages 4-6 be the best they can be at everything they put their minds to by improving basic motor and listening skills. Instructors are good role models who engage your child in a fun way, teaching them to listen to instructors and work cooperatively with their fellow ninjas. In class we incorporate techniques from many types of martial arts, preparing your child for specialized classes in the future, while providing basic self-defense techniques they can use today. Classes will include an intentional time for devotion and prayer. Pre-registration is required at www.AnkenyFirst.org. Cost is $30 for this 8-week session.

  • Lent Sermon Series Small Groups

    Begins the Week of March 10

    Lenten Sermon Series & Small Groups We invite you to join us as we lead up to Easter Sunday with our Lent sermon series. We will have small groups that coincide with the series that we encourage you to connect in. It's never too late to jump in to a group! They follow each week's sermons. Find groups hereFind groups here.

  • Blood Drive Challenge

    March 26

    The Christian Care Cluster would like to offer up a challenge to our congregation. For every pint of blood over 20 pints (which is our average), the Cluster will donate funds to pay down the Ankeny school lunch debt. What a great way to help our community! For every pint of blood donated, three lives can be saved or sustained. For every pint of blood over our average donated, we will help feed hungry children in our local schools. Our next blood drive will be March 26 at our Uptown location from 2:00–6:00pm. Sign up at LifeServeBloodCenter.org or call Judy Ruble, 515.729.9482.

OTHER HAPPENINGS @FIRST

  • Holy Week Worship Services

    Mark Your Calendars

    Holy Week Services Mark your calendar for our Holy Week Services:
    Thursday, April 18: Maundy Thursday, 6:30pm, at the CLC.
    Friday, April 19: Good Friday, 6:30pm, at Uptown
    Saturday, April 20
    5:00pm, Uptown Sanctuary
    7:15pm, The Road of Recovery, CLC
    Easter Sunday, April 21
    Sunrise Service, 6:30am at Faith Chapel (service will be outside)
    Uptown – 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00am (note times)
    Christian Life Center – 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00am (note times)
    Faith Chapel – 9:00 and 10:30am

  • The Lenten Sketches Easter Cantata

    April 11, 12, & 13

    Join us for our annual Lenten Cantata at Ankeny First UMC. The worship arts ministry will present a dramatic and musical re-telling of the life of Jesus as part of our Lenten preparation. Please invite your friends and family to this free event in our Uptown Sanctuary. It will be held three nights: April 11, 12 & 13.

  • SOUL FOOD CAFE

    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. 

    FUEL Up Every Learner --Every first Wednesday of the month through May 2019, Soul Food Café will donate all money collected to help pay down the Ankeny School’s lunch debt. This effort is a way for our church to support our community and to give back to a community that supports us. Please consider joining us for a casual meal and donating to this cause every first Wednesday from now until the end of the school year. Local students who participate in the Orbis program will be helping during the meal, so come by and let them know you support them and our schools.

    See you there! NOTE: WE WILL BE TAKING A WINTER BREAK ON DECEMBER 26 & JANUARY 2.

    2019 Menu

  • UPTOWN WORK DAY

    We need some extra hands

    We need to change out light bulbs in the Uptown sanctuary. No tools are needed, but we will need several people to move pews in and out and to help hold ladders, or go up in the lift to change lights. If you’ve helped with this task previously, we would love to see you again. We’ll start at 8:30am and try to be finished by noon on Sat., March 16.