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

Use the RESPOND ICON/LINK to see a listing of ONGOING RESPOND ministries and SIGNUP for more information!



    RAYS Scholarship Program at Impact

    It's the time of year when parents typically begin to plan and schedule summer activities for their children. Soccer, baseball, softball, and swimming lessons are all wonderful opportunities for children to learn and to grow. There are families who simply cannot afford to provide those opportunities for their children. Our March Mission of the Month will be to give scholarships to cover these fees. The money will be disbursed by IMPACT Ankeny so that when families come in to utilize their services, these funds will be made available. Let's help kids have a great summer! Give monetarily by writing "March Mission of the Month" on your check memo or simply give online.

  • Habitat Wall Build

    June 10
    Join Ankeny Circle of Faith and Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity to build the walls to a future home in just one day! Please see task descriptions below and sign up for your desired shift. No experience? No problem. Habitat construction managers will teach you anything you need to know on site! This will occur on June 10 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ankeny, 517 SW Des Moines St, Ankeny, IA.

    We are excited to be doing a MORNING build this year!
    • The Setup Crew will unload the truck and set up various work stations for the day.
    • The Cut/Layout team will cut all the lumber and mark the layout for the wall panels.
    • Wall Builders will assemble the wall panels, which may include the use of various tools, such as saws, routers, and hammers.
    • The Cleanup Crew will pick up tools, debris, and building materials and help load the truck.

    Ankeny Circle of Faith Panel Build Registration Link

    Questions? Please contact Kait at or 515-471-8686 x130. We can't wait to serve with you!
    *Must be 16+ to volunteer. Students ages 16-17 must volunteer with an adult age 21+ with a maximum of 4 students per 1 adult supervisor. All youth must have hard copy of waiver signed by parent to hand in day of volunteering.
  • Blood Drive

    May 30

    What a great way to respond to God’s love in our community! Every pint saves or sustains another life! Sign up for our May 30 Blood Drive at our Uptown location, 1:00-6:00pm. Register at 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.

  • 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 HERE!

  • Monday Evening Community Meal


    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.



    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 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 HERE.
    • Fourth Tuesdays: Please sign up HERE.

    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 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