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  • Help With the Trinity ELL Christmas Program

    December 18

    Volunteers are needed to host the ELL Christmas party at Trinity Las Americas UMC on December 18 from 6:00-8:00pm for the ELL students and their families. An international potluck will kick off the fun evening. Please contact Cary or Julie Halfpop at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or want to volunteer!

  • 2019 Malawi Partnership of Hope Mission Trip

    Deadline is December 1!
  • 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 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.). November 29 (12:30-4:00pm) and December 28 (9:30am-12:30pm).

  • 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 2nd Tuesday each month at the YMCA Supportive Housing Campus, 2 SW 9th Street, Des Moines.

    In addition, volunteers share the love of Christ by participating in additional meal-time activities, such as:

    Musical entertainment
    Christmas gift distribution and caroling
    Puppet Ministry performance

    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
515-964-4249