Respond

Respond to God's gift of love by serving your neighbor.

  • Family Christmas Project

    Sign Up Today!

    The Family Christmas Project is an opportunity to sponsor children in need for Christmas this year. You can register on-line for the number of individuals you wish to help between now and Nov. 15. Paper sign-up copies are available at each Ankeny First site. The assigned families will be distributed by e-mail by Nov. 20 and gifts can be delivered to the Uptown Family Center December 6-8. Spending suggestions: a minimum of $35/child. Questions? Contact Stacy Mark This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 515.451.2229. Register Here.

  • Decorating Uptown for Advent

    The More the Merrier!
  • Help with the Trinity ELL Christmas Party

    December 17
  • UMW Malawi Cookie Walk

    December 7

    Saturday morning, December 7, the Malawi Partnership of Hope will sponsor its annual Cookie Walk. It will run from 7:30-11:00am at our Uptown location. Bakers! This is your chance to bring your best holiday cookies, wrapped candies, mini-loaves of bread, bagged caramel corn, decorated gift jars of mixes, etc. to our Uptown location on December 6 to support the Malawi Partnership of Hope. All proceeds are for in-country projects.

  • Blood Drive Challenge

    Next Date is November 26

    For every pint of blood over 20 pints (which is our average), the Christian Care Cluster will donate money to Ankeny Community Schools FUEL (Filling Up Every Learner) account. This allows students with lunch account balances of negative $50 or more to access money for a meal. What a great way to respond to God’s love in our community! Our next blood drive will be on Tuesday, November 26 at our Uptown location, 1:30-6:00pm. Register at www.lifeservebloodcenter.orgwww.lifeservebloodcenter.org. Questions? Contact Judy Ruble, 515.729.9482.

  • Family Promise Hosting week

    Nov. 17-24

    We encourage you to help in some way for our next hosting week at our Faith Chapel location. We need van drivers, overnight hosts, and a meal coordinator. Please sign the CONNECT card if you’re interested. Questions can be directed to Glenda Heyderhoff (712.579.1949) or Judy Ruble (515.729.9482).

  • November MISSION OF THE MONTH

    Food Drive

    November will focus on the hungry in Central Iowa. We are asking for non-perishable food donations, but DMARC has highlighted the importance of canned meat or peanut butter (proteins), as well as diapers and personal hygiene items: all items that are normally low. Additionally, DMARC can make your monetary donations go a little further than you can at the local grocery store by buying in bulk. Mission of the Month envelopes can be found at our Welcome Centers at your worship location for those donations, or simply write "November Mission of the Month" in your check memo. Thanks for your continued support of our Mission of the Month program.

  • BIDWELL RIVERSIDE WORK DAYS

    JOIN US IN 2019 AT BIDWELL RIVERSIDE

    If you are interested in volunteering with a group of others at Bidwell in Des Moines, the following are upcoming dates you can get in your calendar. Watch for more details as the dates approach. Questions can be directed to Pam Zivley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

    2019 Dates:
    November 26 (12:30-3:30)
    December 27 (9:30-12:30)

  • MEALS IN MISSION

    YOU CAN ALWAYS HELP!

    The Meals in Mission Ministry provides meals at no cost to anyone in need. Ankeny First United Methodist Church volunteers provide meals three times a month:

    Trinity Supper Club - Meals are served on the first Wednesday and the fourth Tuesday each month at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1548 8th Street, Des Moines.
    Central Iowa Homeless Meal - Meals are served on the 21st of the month at the Central Iowa Homeless Shelter, 205 15th Street, Des Moines - REGISTER HERE. Find details about this meal here.
    YMCA Meals - Meals are served the 3rd Tuesday each month at the YMCA Supportive Housing Campus, 2 SW 9th Street, Des Moines.
    Contact Pastor Angie if you'd like to get involved.

  • BUILDING UP OUR PROPERTY MINISTRY TEAM

    SKILLED WORKERS ALWAYS NEEDED

    The church is always in need of skilled labor to help our buildings and grounds remain safe, clean, and maintained. If you have experience (professional or DIY), this is a great opportunity for you to be in service with your church family so that we can focus on the ministry that happens every day at our facilities. The Property Ministry Team is an important, on-going ministry in our church.

    Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your skill set:

    Demolition
    Concrete/rebar
    Masonry/brickwork
    Landscaping
    Small engine repair/maintenance
    Rough carpentry (framing)
    Finish carpentry
    Siding
    Roofing
    Installing doors/windows
    Tiling/flooring/carpet
    Painting
    Drywall/mud/tape/finish
    Plumbing
    HVAC
    Electrical
    Cleaning

Ankeny First United Methodist Church
206 SW Walnut Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515-964-4249