Welcome to Indianola First UMC

A Reconciling Congregation in the United Methodist Church
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Sunday Worship

9:00 am Contemporary Worship
10:15 am Blended Worship

9:00 am Sunday School (September – May)



Welcome! First UMC is a wonderful family of faith that cares about each and every person in the Indianola Community. We strive to be a congregation that shows its love for Jesus Christ by loving each other and those around us. As a Reconciling Congregation in the United Methodist Church, we believe that everyone is loved and accepted by God without exception. We want you to experience that love in this church.

The Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT) has started!  The information gained from this assessment will be valuable in helping our new pastor and the leaders of Indianola FUMC as they make decisions about the future of our church. Beginning today, April 14, 2024, we are asking you to go online by clicking on the link provided and tell us about your experiences in and priorities for our church.  Please do not discuss the survey or your answers with others as this may influence their answers. All survey answers are strictly anonymous. The last day for the survey is Sunday, May 5, 2024. Paper copies are available at the church office if you would prefer to complete the survey that way. If you have questions please contact Joyce Godwin at joycelgodwin@msn.com. Thank you!





Celebration Band in Concert

Celebration Band in Concert

Sunday, March 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. A night of praise music favorites! A Lenten Outreach Fundraiser - A Gift of Grace to help raise funds for Iowans struggling with medical debt. Freewill donation. All proceeds support our Lenten Outreach fundraiser.

175th Anniversary T-Shirt and Tumblers

175th Anniversary T-Shirt and Tumblers

How are you going to remember and celebrate our 175th anniversary? By purchasing some commemorative shirts or tumblers! To access the order form click on the following link: 175th OrderForm PDF



Indianola First UMC & Center Chapel UMC have partnered with RIP Medical Debt to give A GIFT of GRACE this Lenten season. This gift makes a huge impact in people's lives struggling due to medical debt. Please join us in meeting our goal of raising $10,000 to...


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Oasis Network Church

Indianola First UMC is a proud member of the Oasis Network of United Methodist churches in Iowa. We are fully committed to our United Methodist connection and heritage and to being United Methodist. 

If you are a member of one of the churches in our Conference who has chosen to disaffiliate from the UMC but you want to remain UMC, you are encourage to transfer your membership to Indianola First UMC.  Worship with us in person or online!

For more information contact Pastor Tim Bonney at tim.bonney@iaumc.net.