Children & Youth Ministries




“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”  —  Matthew 5:16, NRSV

Here at First UMC we have many ministry opportunities
for children and youth.


Sunday School:

Sunday mornings 9:50 – 10:50 a.m. (grades Preschool – 12th)

Includes snack, music, and class


Lion’s Den & Dynamite Disciples:

Wednesdays after school – 5:00 p.m. (grades K – 5th)

Transportation from schools to church available


United Methodist Youth Fellowship:

Wednesdays evenings – 6:15 – 7:45 p.m. (grades 6th – 12th)

Food, Fun, Faith, & Fellowship

Get acquainted, Registration & Parent Meeting on September 5th, 6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

and sign on for Youth Service Day at Des Moines’ Adventureland Park: Saturday, Sept. 9th


Grace Bells:

Wednesdays 4:15 – 5:10 p.m. (grades 2nd – 5th)

Kids play during traditional worship service every 2nd Sunday of the month.


Joy Ringers:

Wednesdays 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. (grades 6th – adults)

Play during traditional worship service every 3rd Sunday of the month.


Please feel free to join us for any of our different ministries if you have questions or would like more information please stop into the church office or feel free to call 712-243-3156 or email at


Release Form

Please click on the link below to download a Release Form. Please complete and turn into the church office when initially enrolling your child in a church-sponsored activity.

First United Methodist Church Release Form

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