Respond

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

  • Blood Drive

    Next Date is July 28, 2020

    What a great way to respond to God’s love in our community! Every pint saves or sustains another life! Our next blood drive will be on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at our Uptown location, 2:00-5:45pm. Register at www.lifeservebloodcenter.orgwww.lifeservebloodcenter.org. Questions? Contact Judy Ruble, 515.729.9482.

  • Helping Local Agencies

    Bidwell, Impact, YMCA Housing, Sunny View

    Impact Ankeny and Bidwell Riverside continue to be inundated to keep food on their shelves for their clients. They desperately need food and personal care items. If you'd like to donate items, but need help getting them to the church, contact the church office (515.964.4249) and we'll send someone to pick up your items. Both agencies would also appreciate financial donations.

    The YMCA Supportive Housing Campus needs assistance, too. They are creating “Comfort at Home” kits, as well as some other needs. Find the list hereFind the list here. Bring donations to the Uptown site and place in marked red bins.

    Give some encouragement and love to the 78 Sunny View residents missing their families by sending cards and letters. The cards can be dropped off at the brown card table in the front foyer at Sunny View to the attention of “Michelle In Activities.” The recipient of the note can be addressed as: A Sunny View Resident or Dear Sunny View Friend. Sunny View would also appreciate donations of bird feeders and hanging flower baskets so the residents have something pretty to look at thru their windows.

  • June MISSION OF THE MONTH

    DMARC Food Pantry

    We will be collecting monetary donations as well as non-perishable food items for the DMARC food pantry in the month of June. During the summer months, the need for donations is higher due to students being out of school but especially this summer with continued uncertainty. Note: proteins are always a great donation (such as peanut butter or canned meat). Please place non-perishable food items in the Mission of the Month bins at our Uptown location, or give monetarily by writing “June Mission of the Month” in your check memo, or give online HERE.

  • Senior Connection and Home Communion

    Volunteers Needed!

    We celebrate communion with our church family on the first Sunday of every month. Have you ever stopped to consider those in our church family who can no longer make it to church for some reason? The Christian Care Cluster has launched the Senior Connection Ministry Team to offer visits and Communion to those who can’t be with us. Sharing some time and this holy sacrament in their homes is a wonderful way to extend Christ’s table and to include them in the life of the church. If you know someone who would benefit from a visit, or if you’d like to be a part of this team, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • BIDWELL RIVERSIDE

    JOIN US IN 2020 AT BIDWELL RIVERSIDE

    Group volunteering has been canceled for the month of June. The pantry is also still limited to 6-8 volunteers at a time. If you would still like to volunteer, please let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know. Volunteers have to be on the schedule ahead of time to ensure there aren't too many people there at a time.

    Volunteers are currently needed to:
    Box up food packages for clients (clients are not allowed to come inside the building yet; we are still doing curb-side service)
    Stock grocery shelves
    Weed and maintain the flower beds and garden
    Sort and organize clothing and household items

    Tentative Group 2020 Dates:
    July 30, 12:00-3:00pm
    August 31, 9:00am-noon
    September 26, 9:00am-noon
    October 30, 12:00-3:00pm
    November 30, 9:00am-noon
    December 30, 12:00-3:00pm

  • 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 HEREREGISTER 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