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

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TIME SENSITIVE RESPOND OPPORTUNITIES


  • December MISSION OF THE MONTH

    Diapers

    December will focus on collecting what every baby needs...diapers! Larger sizes (size 3 and up are most needed). They will be given to local agencies that give diapers to those in need. Thanks for your generosity! Please give monetarily by writing “December Mission of the Month” in your check memo, or simply give online.

    If you'd like to give monetarily this month, please write “December Mission of the Month” in your check memo, or give online (www.ankenyfirst.org/give.htm).

  • Blood Drive

    Next Date will be in January

    What a great way to respond to God’s love in our community! Every pint saves or sustains another life! Watch for exact date in January at our Uptown location, 1:00-6:00pm. Register at www.lifeservebloodcenter.orgwww.lifeservebloodcenter.org. Questions? Contact Judy Ruble, 515.729.9482.

  • CLC Worship Team

    Attention Singers & Musicians!

    Do you have a passion for leading others in worship? We value our worship team volunteers and would love for you to join us. Whether you have a musical talent or want to serve behind the scenes - we have a place for you! Click here to get involved. Click here to get involved.Click here to get involved.

  • Bidwell and YMCA Supportive Housing Donations

    Simple donations needed!
    • Help Bidwell with urgent needs! They immediately need used plastic grocery bags (or any kind of grocery bags) for the food pantry AND laundry detergent pods.
    • Most needed donations for YMCA Supportive Housing right now! Toilet paper, plastic trash bags (13 gallon), and gently used silverware (especially forks).

    Bring all items to the Uptown site and place them in the marked bins in the "old" library.

  • Make Care Kits for Local Agencies

    It's a simple way to respond!

    Find instructions HEREHERE!

  • Monday Evening Community Meal

    Sign-Up

    Thank you, to all who have donated, served, or delivered for our Monday Night Community Meal over the past months. None of this would happen without all those who have taken the time to help! There are approximately 150 meals being served each Monday to those in our community who may not otherwise have a hot, home-cooked meal that night. Deliveries are being made to a number of apartment complexes primarily serving our older generations for a total of 100 meals. Interested in helping? Sign up here.Sign up here.

  • MEALS IN MISSION

    YOU CAN ALWAYS HELP!

    Volunteers Needed for Meals We Serve to Des Moines Agencies

    YMCA Supportive Housing Meal Eight volunteers are needed each 3rd Tuesday of the month to manage a meal for the residents of the YMCA Supportive Housing Campus in Des Moines. The eight volunteers share the duties of meal prep, serving and clean-up. You are needed by 5:45pm and you will be finished up by 7:45pm. If you are brand new to this mission opportunity, there will be people there to assist you and get you going with needed tasks. Sign up hereSign up here.

    Trinity Supper Club Meals: First Wednesdays AND Fourth Tuesdays
    A team of volunteers meets at the Christian Life Center to prepare meals and deliver them to Trinity Las Americas in downtown Des Moines, which goes to the community and after-school children. To make that happen, we need you! There are opportunities to bake cookies, prep meals, or deliver meals.

    • First Wednesdays: Please sign up HEREHERE.
    • Fourth Tuesdays: Please sign up HEREHERE.

    Central Iowa Shelter & Services Meal Join us as we serve a meal for our neighbors at Central Iowa Homeless Shelter in Des Moines on the 21st of each month. This is a wonderful way to respond to God's love and command to love our neighbors. There are opportunities to help with serving the meal, and driving the food and helpers down to the shelter. Find more information and register hereregister here.

    Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

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