Causing Deeper Relationship With Christ.

Sunday School circulum for 2021-2022 Bible-In-Life

- Sunday School 10:15-11:00

- Kids Praise Music - Teacher Amber Knudsen

- Preschool - Teacher Randy & Diane Breach

- K-3 - Teacher Brittany & Stacy Van Aernam

- 4-6 - Teacher Sheryl Sunderman

- Jr High & HighSchool Teacher Kaitlin Sondag

Bible Study - Faith Bible Lessons by Ray VanderLaan-Led by Pastor Dean & Susie

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

Sunday Shool

Sunday morning 10:15 a.m. -- 11:00 a.m.

Includes snack, music, and class

“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

Children’s Ministries

Trunk or Treat

Lions Den ~ JK to 2nd grade

Dynamite Disciples ~ 3rd thru 5th grade

These after school groups meet on Wednesdays 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Together through movies, crafts, stories and games we learn about God’s love for us, how we can live out as young disciples in the world, and how we can show Grace to one another. Transportation is provided from the schools to the church thru SWITA. We ask for a quarterly minimal fee to help offset the cost for transportation and food. 

For more information or questions contact the church office at 712-243-3156 or

Please complete and turn into the church office when initially enrolling your child in a church-sponsored activity. First United Methodist Church Release Form

Youth Ministries

United Methodist Youth Fellowship:

Wednesdays evenings – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (grades 6th – 12th)

Food, Fun, Faith, & Fellowship

Grace Bells:

Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. (grades 2nd – 5th)

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


Joy Ringers:

Wednesdays 5:15 – 6:00 p.m. (grades 6th – adults)

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

Safe Sanctuary Policy

First United Methodist Church has a Safe Sanctuary Policy, which is a background check for all individuals that interact with our youth.

Reminder: When Atlantic Schools are cancelled or dismissed early due to inclement weather, there will be NO children or youth activities that afternoon or evening.

Youth Ministries

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

Please click here to download a the First United Methodist Church Release Form. Please complete and turn into the church office when initially enrolling your child in a church-sponsored activity.

Adult Ministries

Adult Sunday School Classes


 You are invited to join this group in the Adult Ministries room (across the hall from the sanctuary) on Sunday mornings immediately following service.

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one, Love the Lord your God with all heart and with all your soul, and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you to-day are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write then on the door frames of your houses and on your gates”.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 NIV
United Methodist Women


The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose PURPOSE is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ to develop a creative, supportive fellowship: and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

We would like to invite all Methodist Women to join our organization. You can be a member of UMW, without joining a Circle. If anyone would like more information, just let us know. You can contact any UMW member.

Monthly Events

Notes to special friends

Executive Committee meeting on the Second Tuesday at 9:00 A.M.

Missions Workday Meets Monthly (Except Summer Months) 2nd or 3rd Tuesday at 1:30 P.M. Fellowship Hall

Ault Ministries

Yearly Calendar

January: Personal Pledge Month

February & March: Personal Dignity Kits Month  

April & May: Layette Kits Month

June: Birthing Kits Month

July & August: Student School Kits Month

September & October: Complete All Kits Month

November & December: Support Local Missions

United Methodist Men
“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”
John Wesley
United Methodist Men

VISION—The ministry of men in the local church is defined as a core group of men, partnering with their pastor, to invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities for all men of the church. Everyone has different gifts, graces and areas of interest. Therefore, opportunities for participation would include diverse ministries of the church, such as prayer groups, missions, Bible studies, retreats, workshops/seminars, small groups in the Wesleyan tradition, leading and participating on committees, teaching Sunday school classes, youth ministries, scouting, mentoring and assisting in leading worship service. The focus is not inward, concentrating only on those who attend a set meeting, but outward to all men, assisting them to engage the process of spiritual growth.

MISSION—Our mission is to support spiritual growth among men, helping men to mature as disciples as they encourage spiritual formation in others.

GOAL—Our goal is to empower the ministry of Jesus Christ through men within the congregations of the UMC.

PATHWAY—Our pathway is a lifelong commitment to spiritual growth to maturity as Christ followers. Our spiritual formation is marked by spiritual reproduction, as our faith passes on in others.

Contact Dave York @ for more information.

Upcoming dates:

Soup Extravaganza – Palm Sunday

Iowa Cubs/Miracle League Game

Chuck Wagon @ Cass County Fair 

Cedar Park Block Party 

Windsor Chop Dinner 

Other events as they come up!

Interested in learning more? Contact us today!