Empty self
Serve others
Be FILLED by God


Service and mission are core to how we follow Jesus @first. Below you will see some of our core service and mission areas. This is not an exhaustive list, but a sampling of some of our larger mission areas. For more information on how you can join us in service, mission and outreach, contact our outreach pastor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Mission of the Month

Join us, across our 3-site church, as we work together to support local mission with monthly mission opportunities.

Partnership of Hope - Malawi

Learn more about our mission partnership and annual mission trip to Malawi.

Trinity UMC Partnership

In the heart of the DSM metro, our partnership with Trinity UMC brings life to both of our congregations.

agape Garden

Located at Faith Chapel, the Agape Garden produces much needed resources for local area food pantries and meal services.


Habitat for Humanity

Local churches partner together to support Habitat house builds.

Food Pantry Ministry

Donations and time volunteering helps too make sure those who are short on food have the help they need. 

Family Promise

Support families without shelter by offering fellowship and care via our Family Promise partnership.

Ministry to the Incarcerated

God's love knows no walls or barriers. Find out how God's love is being heard inside/outside the walls of Iowa correctional facilities.

Ankeny First United Methodist Church
206 SW Walnut Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515-964-4249