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  • Blood Drive

    January 22

    Our next blood drive will be on Tues., January 22, 2:00-6:00pm, Uptown Fellowship Hall. Sign up at or call Judy Ruble, 515.729.9482. 

  • Youth Spring Break Mission Trip

    March 17-22

    Over Spring Break this coming year (March 17-22) we will be traveling to Camp Egan in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. It is our mission while we are there to help them prepare and fix their grounds and facilities so they can be ready for their purpose of helping thousands of kids grow and learn about God during the summer months. Cost is $225. Must by in 8th-12th grades. Register HERE by February 17.

  • January Mission of the Month


    This month we are collecting monetary donations for Passageway, a Des Moines area organization that provides a safe, supportive community where individuals living with mental illness support each other and have the opportunity to improve work and social skills to enrich their lives. Please write “January Mission of the Month” in your check memo or find a special offering envelope for your monetary donation. Turn into the office or place in the offering.

  • 2019 Malawi Partnership of Hope Mission Trip

    Deadline is December 1!
  • 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.).

    2019 Dates:
    January 26 (8:30-11:30)
    February 27 (9:30-12:30) 
    March 28 (noon-3:00pm) 
    April 29 (9:30-12:30)
    May 31 (9:30-12:30) 
    June 26 (noon-3:00pm) 
    July 30 (noon-3:00pm)
    August 29 (noon-3:00pm)
    September 30 (9:30-12:30)
    October 26 (8:30-11:30)
    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.
    • YMCA Meals - Meals are served the 3rd Tuesday each month at the YMCA Supportive Housing Campus, 2 SW 9th Street, Des Moines.

    Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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