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  • Bidwell Riverside Work Days

    Join us in 2018 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.). April 28 (8:00am-12:00 noon), May 30 (9:00am-1:00pm), June 29 (9:00am-1:00pm), July 30 (9:00am-1:00pm), Aug. 29 (9:00am-1:00pm).

  • Adult Spring Mission Trip

    April 21-29, 2018

    The past 11 years, an Ankeny First mission team has traveled to a disaster location and spent a week doing recovery work. This year’s trip is scheduled for the last week in April. They leave Saturday, April 21 and return Sunday, April 29. Our team will be helping in Houston, TX, following the flooding and damage from Hurricane Harvey this past year. Please keep this team in your prayers as they go out and do God's work!  

    If you are interested in being part of a future adult mission team, please contact Connie Ruths at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 515.360.4365.

  • April Mission of the Month


    It’s the time of year when parents begin to plan and schedule summer activities for their children. Soccer, baseball, softball, and swimming lessons are all wonderful opportunities for children to learn and to grow. There are families that simply cannot afford to provide those opportunities for their children. Our April Mission of the Month will be to give scholarships to cover these fees. The money will be disbursed by IMPACT Ankeny so that when families come in to utilize their services, these funds will be made available. Let’s help kids have a great summer! Find a Mission of the Month offering envelope at the CONNECT or simply indicate this on your check memo line. Or give on-line!

  • Eat and Help Missions

    Food Fundraisers
    • New Horizons Lasagna Dinner: Friday, April 20 in the Uptown Fellowship Hall, 4:30-7:00pm. Tickets sold between services in April, in the Uptown office, at New Horizons, or at the door.
    • UMW Spring Luncheon: Tuesday, April 24 in the Uptown Fellowship Hall, 11:00am-1:00pm. Tickets in the Uptown office, between services in April and at the door.
    • Malawi Partnership of Hope Dinner: Friday, May 4 at the CLC. Tickets will be sold between services during April, and in the Uptown office.

    All these dinner will benefit local missions, as well as our friends in Malawi. Get your tickets today!

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