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.

Pastor’s Study Groups

Pastor Paul has regular study groups throughout the year. There is currently a Bible study for adults Sunday mornings at 10:15am and Sunday nights at 6:30pm.

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, please contact the office.  Email or call 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. Phyllis Davis, president, at 319-334-2843.


Staff-Parish Relations Committee
Julie Flickinger- chair
Stephanie Haight, Zach Osborne, Katie Schellhorn, Marlene Steinbeck, Nate Whited

Trustee Committee
Jerry Earles – Chair
Alan Bowers, Deb Ehlers, Harold Freeman, Rick Greiner, Lynn Henkle, Brenda Ristvedt, Don Smith

Finance Committee
Bill Lake- chair
Julie Falcon- secretary
Brett Barnette, Wayne Burke, Jerry Franz, Shelly Martin, Amy McGraw, Travis Schellhorn
Ex-Officio: Chris Smith

Mission Committee
Deb Denton – Chair
Brenda Greiner- vice chair
Carol Fisher- secretary
Carolyn Bird, Joyce Christensen, Janice Kaberle, Larry Kaberle, Joe Steckelberg, Harry Stimson

Education Committee
Sarah Rothman – Chair
Micayla Farley, Molly Hocken, Rachel Main

Memorial Committee
Marilyn Freeman – Chair
Miriam Smith- vice chair
Phyllis Davis- secretary
Janet Larson

Nomination Committee
Sue Lake- vice chair
Colette Barnett, Bonita Davis, Heidi Evans, Karyl Hand, Amy McGraw

Foundation Committee
Rob Robinson- Chair
Bret Adams, Tim Eilers, Lans Flickinger, Marie Wegner

Pastor:  Paul Evans, Trustee Chairperson:  Jerry Earles, UMW President:  Phyllis Davis,    Treasurer:  Chris Smith

Administrative Council
Chairperson: Nancy Steckelberg, Lay Member to Annual Conference:  Joe Steckelberg,  Nancy Steckelberg

Communion Stewards
Katie Schellhorn, Sara Wilson

Champs Cupboard
Megan Rasmussen