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


  • UMW Garage Sale August 3-4

    Donate, Volunteer & Shop

    The annual UMW Rummage Sale is just around the corner! We need your clean and organized treasures that are in good shape. Donations to the sale will be accepted at the Christian Life Center.

    DONATION DROP OFF TIMES: 1:00-5:30pm on Wednesday, August 1, and 8:00am-4:00pm on Thursday, August 2. Items can only be accepted within these time frames.

    Please save your Christmas items for our Christmas-Only sale later this Fall on November 1-3.

    Bake sale items are a huge seller so consider helping in this way. Items can be brought in as late as Friday morning and again Saturday morning!


    • Friday, August 3 (Early Bird admission $5) 7:00-8:00am. General admission 8:00am-5:00pm.
    • Saturday, August 4 (half price day except for selected items) 8:00am-noon.

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Tons of set-up help is needed! Youth are also needed to help take donations from cars and deliver them to the correct areas inside. After the sale, we need volunteers to pack and load any remaining items for Bidwell and clean the church so it is ready for The Road worship service. Other jobs needed are: sale workers, cashiers, bakers, greeters, pricers, people to move tables (with a couple trucks), etc., etc.

    Please contact Mary Johnson, 515.964.5591, with any questions and to let her know how you can help! All proceeds from the sale will go to local missions. In the six years of hosting this sale, the UMW have given over $40,000 to mission!

  • Faith Chapel Summer Event

    Friday, July 27

    The annual “Oldies & Goodies” picnic at Faith Chapel will be held on Friday, July 27, from 5:00 to 8:00pm. Mark your calendars now for this family-friendly summer event to enjoy good food, friends, music, a car show, and shared faith! Bring a lawn chair and some friends.


    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. 

    We take the summers off. Watch for the fall start date to be announced and menu to be posted later this summer!

  • Rattle & Rhyme

    Newborn-2 Year Old Music Program

    It’s Never Too Early to Get Babies Started in Music Class! We are excited to tell you about a brand new program at Ankeny First for infants and toddlers. “Rattle & Rhyme” is a program designed to encourage parents and children ages 0-2 to sing, dance, and play instruments together. Instructor Jessica Schreier (along with her 14-month-old daughter) will introduce a lot of fun musical activities in class which can also be used at home to nurture a strong bond between you and your little one. It’s also a great opportunity to get to know other parents in the community! Cost is $15 for this five-week session which meets every Wednesday in August 10:00–10:30am in CLC Room 102. 

    Register here.

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