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New Year Small Groups


  • Invitation to the Old Testament

    January Bible Study

    Have you wanted to read the Bible but didn’t know where to start? Consider joining this new video-based small group, beginning Wednesday, January 10th from 7-8 in JC’s Café. This group will explore the Old Testament in 8 weeks. Come for engaging conversation and connection. Books ($16) available for purchase on the first night. Contact Rhonda Alessio with questions. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 515-964-4249)

  • New Year Covenant Group

    Facebook Group

    What is your New Year’s resolution? Does your resolution include adding intentional time with God through prayer and reading the Bible? Do you need a group to help you stay accountable? A new Facebook group is forming after the first of the year to help keep you focused on your relationship with God, others and yourself. If you’re interested, contact Lindsay Drake (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to be added to the private Facebook Group beginning January 8.

  • New Sunday Night Small Group

    Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Never Intended to Bear

    Join this small group on Sunday nights from 5:30-6:30pm in the CLC Library beginning January 14. This is an exploration of the 23rd Psalm. Books ($10) available at the Connect.

  • Wesley Challenge

    3-week Challenge

    Strive for a deeper connection with God, Self and Others during this 3-week challenge of John Wesley’s 21 questions. These questions are designed to bring renew your passion and discover a deeper commitment to God, while practicing the discipline of daily devotion and prayer. This group begins January 22, from 6:30 to 7:30 in CLC Room 106/107. Books ($10) available at the Connect. Leader: Cherry Marsden (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

  • Christianity’s Family Tree

    Start the Year with This 8-Week Study

    Explore 8 distinct denominations of the Christianity family tree in this 8-week study, beginning January 7. This group meets at 9:45 in Uptown room 314. Books ($10) available at the Uptown Connect for purchase. Leader: Randy Loomis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

  • Disciple Bible Study Fast Track

    The New Testament

    You are invited to join the Disciple Bible Study Fast Track class to study the New Testament starting January 23, from 9:30-11:30am in the Faith Chapel Fellowship Hall. This in-depth study is open to all. Books ($20) are available at the start of the class. Contact Colleen Mooi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 515.689.6087) to join.


GENERAL / ON-GOING GROUPS!


  • Faith and Friendship
    1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays of the month 9-10:30 CLC Room 105
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  • 9:45am Sunday School Class
    Sundays from 9:45 to 10:45am in Uptown room 314.
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  • Women's Bible Study
    Tuesday 9:30-11:00 Faith Fellowship Hall
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  • Women's Small Group
    Wednesday 11:00-noon CLC Library
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  • Tuesday Afternoon Study Group
    Tuesday 1:00-2:00pm Uptown Library
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  • Bible Thumpers
    Wednesday 9:30-11:30am Uptown 317
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  • Wednesday Night Group
    Wednesday 6:45-8:00pm Room 310 
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  • Men’s Ministry Group
    Every 3rd Saturday of the month Uptown Family Center
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  • Alpha and Omega Adult Sunday School
    Sunday 9:45-10:45am Uptown Lounge
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  • Disciple’s Dojo
    Sunday 9:45-10:45am Uptown Room 310
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  • Seekers Adult Sunday School
    Sunday 9:45-10:45am Uptown 314
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  • Sunday Adult Small Group
    Sunday 10:15-11:15am CLC 109
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  • Faith Adult Sunday School
    Sunday 10:30-11:30am Faith classrooms
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  • Sunday Morning Adult Small Group
    Sunday 10:15-11:15am CLC. We will resume this winter. Stay tuned.
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Ankeny First United Methodist Church
206 SW Walnut Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515-964-4249