Adult classes begin at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  Topics vary and enrollment is open.  Infant—12th grade ministries are offered during this time. 

Sunday Scripture Talk

Pastor Sam and Pastor Tim

9:45 am – Room 218

Sermons are meant to be a response that invites a dialogue between our lives and the passages of scripture read in worship. Join Pastor Sam or Pastor Tim for a conversation on the week’s readings and sermon.  Missed the sermon?  No worries!  Scripture talks focus will be on the week’s scripture and while it will enhance the sermon, it’s a great stand alone opportunity!

We look forward to hearing you Talk Back!


Living Word Seekers

9:45 a.m. – Room 217

Facilitated by Eldon & Joanne Appenzeller

Come search the scriptures to understand their meaning in our lives today in this class where all ages gather to study the Bible and celebrate their faith with prayer and praise.



9:45 a.m. – Room 216

Facilitated by Megan & Joel Hoger

This small group experience will challenge, innovate, and allow for accessible discussions on the true nature of God and what that knowledge means for those who believe in Him.  Join others as you lay down roots in your spiritual walk.


Needle’s Eye

9:45 a.m. – Gable Chapel

Facilitated by Bruce Haddox

The class reads topical current books and studies and discusses in the context of living the Christian life.



Pastor Tim’s Wednesday Night Class – Fall 2017

Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

(Advent study also offered Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.)

Exploring United Methodist Faith – September 13 – October 11. (Excluding September 27th ) – A class for persons who are considering becoming a member of First UMC and anyone who wants to know more about the Christian faith in a United Methodist context.

“What’s the Least I can Believe and Still be a Christian?” – October 18th – November 15th an exploration of Martin Thielen’s book which explores the core of the Christian faith while learning about areas where Christians differ in belief and interpretation.

Advent Study – November 29th – 13th – A three week study of the birth narratives found in Matthew and Luke’s gospels.


For more information on the education programs, contact Ellen Wadding at or 515-961-5317 Ext. 213


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