First United Methodist Church has many opportunities for people to get involved with those who share similar interests and want to serve God. Browse through the groups listed on this page and find one that suits you!

Christmas Program

First Church has an annual Christmas program in December. If you would like to be a part of this exciting children’s ministry at a very special time of year, contact the church office at 319-334-3689.

Church Circles

Three church circles provide women with the opportunity to work with service and missions. They meet at various times to provide all who are interested with the opportunity to participate. Contact Ann Gitsch at 319-334-3663.

Living Last Supper

This group comes together during the Lenten season to perform dramas during Holy Week. The drama is based on Leonardo DaVinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Please contact Pastor Scott for more information, (319) 334-3689.

Pastor’s Study Groups

Pastor Scott has regular study groups throughout the year. Most groups have two meeting times – Sunday mornings at 10:15 and Sunday nights at 6:30. Everyone is welcome!

Radio Ministry

We have a radio ministry provided for shut-ins and anyone who is unable to attend our Sunday services at 11:00 a.m. every Sunday on 95.3 FM KQMG. If you are interested in sponsoring a radio ministry in memory or celebration of a loved one, call the church office at 319-334-3689.

U.M.W. (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 of the global ministries of the church. U.M.W. meets nine times per year, September through June. Most meetings are at 12:30 p.m. Contact Ann Gitsch, president, at 319-334-3663.


Staff-Parish Relations Committee

Tyler Rasmussen – Chair
Julie Falcon, Rachel Main, Carol Franz, Rachel Main, Kurt Barker, Cory Evans, Patty Reisinger, Sue Knott

Trustee Committee

Jerry Earles – Chair                                                                                                                                                                  Travis Schwartz, Rick Greiner, Lynn Henkle, Don Smith, Deb Ehlers, Nick Lake, Mark Penne, Alan Bowers, Kim Matthias

Finance Committee

Bill Lake, Steve Lorenz, Shirley Marino, Shelly Martin
Ex-Officio: Chris Smith

Mission Committee

Colette Barnett – Chair
Ron Melick, Cheryl Penne, Jim Bond, Brenda Greiner, Joni Roscovius, Erma Booth

Education Committee

Sarah Rothman – Chair
Heidi Evans, Heidi Shannon, Melanie Schwartz. Nicole McGreevy, Jason Lang, Julie Osborne, Nancy Steckelberg Ex-officio:  High School Youth – Jason Lang

Memorial Committee

Marie Wegner – Chair
Beth Greenley, Miriam Smith, Colette Greenley, Berdine See

Nomination Committee

Lois Wathen, Heidi Puffett, Doris Ohrt, Donna Jorgenson, Sue Knott, Sue Lake

Foundation Committee

Rob Robinson – Chair                                                                                                                                                              Marie Wegner, Sally Craig, Jerry Earles, Don Greenley, Lans Flickinger, Virginia Sleeper,  Jeff Hancock                   Ex-Officio: Pastor:  Scott Meador, Trustee Chairperson:  Jerry Earles, UMW President:  Phyllis Davis,    Treasurer:  Chris Smith

Administrative Council

Chairperson:  Jason Lang, At-large Member:  Bill Stamper, Lay Member to Annual Conference:  Joe Steckelberg,  Nancy Steckelberg, Jessica Lake