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  • Lent Video & Phone Prayer Group

    Begins February 26

    New! Lenten Video/Phone Prayer Group Join Pastor Lewis every morning throughout Lent from 7:00 to 7:30am. He will be hosting a prayer group over video chat and over the phone. It’s a time to read scripture, to have personal prayer time, and to have an opportunity to pray for and with each other every single morning. There are two ways that you can be involved. There is a call-in number and PIN (found below)—when you call in you will be asked to enter the PIN. For the more tech savvy of us, there is a hyperlink where you can access the live video chat from Zoom. Both the video chat option and the call in option link up to the same call. If you are looking for an opportunity to be in prayer throughout this whole season or even if you just tune in for a couple of days, we invite you to check out the information as we find new ways to hold each other in prayer in this season.
    Video Chat:
    Phone: 1-646-558- 8656; When prompted type in meeting ID: 674-124-847#

  • Drop-In Prayer Time

    During the season of Lent

    During the season of Lent you are invited to a drop-in prayer time on Wednesdays (noon in the Uptown Chapel or 6:30pm at Faith Chapel). Use this dedicated time to focus on God and prayer.

  • Singles Ministry Team

    3rd Saturday Every Month

    Ankeny First Singles Ministry Team encourages all Christian singles over 30 to join us for fellowship, activities/games, and fun on the third Saturday of every month. This group normally meets from 7:00 to 10:00pm at JC's Café, located just west of the main Uptown building. 

    Until further notice, the group will not be meeting due to COVID 19. Stay healthy!

  • Daytime Small Group


    Tuesday afternoons you can join others discussing the sermon series. Just drop in anytime. 1:00pm in the Uptown Conference Room. There's no reading, just come discuss what you heard during worship.

  • Mother's Support and Prayer Group


    Join together with other moms as you explore the joys and challenges of motherhood. Wednesdays at 6:15pm in JC’s on the west side of the Uptown main building. Childcare or children’s programming is available during this fellowship time.

  • Men's Small Group

    Wednesday nights

    This is an opportunity for young men and dads to connect and benefit from being a part of a small group. Phil Sherman has agreed to lead a men’s group, so please consider this your invitation to join Phil for male-oriented small group discussion, service and even the occasional outing. This group will meet Wednesdays at 6:30pm in Uptown Room 314. Childcare and children’s activities are available during the meeting time. You can reach Phil by phone/text at 515-249-4631 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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