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  • October Mission of the Month

    Giving Warmth

    It's time to think about the upcoming cold weather months and how not everyone has warm clothing or a warm home to sleep in. For the month of October, we will be collecting socks, gloves, hats, hearty soups, canned meat, peanut butter, facial tissues, sleeping bags, and blankets for men and women that need some warmth over the winter months. We will be distributing these items to Central Iowa Shelter and Services, YMCA Supportive Housing, and Joppa. Find a Mission of the Month envelope for your monetary donations at the Welcome Center or write "October Mission of the Month" on your check memo.

  • 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.).  July 30 (9:00am-1:00pm), Aug. 29 (9:00am-1:00pm).

  • Agape Garden Work Hours

    No experience Necessary

    Regular work hours:

    • Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30pm-dusk
    • Saturdays 8:30am-noon at Faith Chapel.

    All are welcome to come and help at the garden. No experience is needed. Leaders of the volunteer ministry team will help you with tasks that need completed.

  • 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.

  • Habitat For Humanity Wall Build

    October 27

    We will host a wall build for Great DM Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, October 27. ANYONE can be don't have to be a contractor or skilled builder! You will be equipped with the skills needed that day. Sign up for one of our time slots today!

  • 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