175 YEARS IN 45 MINUTES: THE HISTORY OF OUR CHURCH: All the families of FUMC (including children and youth) are invited to one special Sunday school class on the history of our church, as we celebrate the 175th Anniversary of our church with Bishop Trimble on October 19 from 9AM-9:45AM in Fellowship Hall. Featured speakers will be Lorna Cress, Michael Davison, and John Raab. Please come and join us in this unique opportunity to learn about our church! For further information, please contact pastor Heecheon (319-338-5075).
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ANNUAL CHURCH CONFERENCE MEETING: Each year our church gathers for what the United Methodist Discipline calls a Church Conference. This meeting has three main purposes 1) to look back over the past year to see and celebrate how God has used us in ministry to “Make Disciples for the transformation of the world,” 2) to set our goals for ministry over the next year and 3) to take some required actions to enable that ministry to happen over the next year such as election of leadership, receiving reports, and setting compensation packages.
FORWARD IN FAITH 175TH ANNIVERSARY MISSION FOCUS: On Sunday October 19, our Bishop will be with us for worship at 10AM. During that worship service we will have an opportunity to give 175 of something to your favorite mission project. This will be in the style of an African offering where we come “forward in faith” and share what we have to transform the world with God’s amazing love. You might be able to give 175 pennies, dimes, quarters, dollars or whatever God inspires you.
ATTENTION FIRST UNITED METHODIST MEMBERS AND FRIENDS: There will be only one worship service on Sunday, October 19 at 10AM. All Sunday School classes will begin at 9AM that morning. Please mark your calendars!