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.

Pastor’s Study Groups

Pastor Paul has regular study groups throughout the year. There is currently a Bible study for adults Sunday afternoons at 2:30pm.

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.W.F. (United Women in Faith)

United Women in Faith was previously known as the U.M.W. (United Methodist Women.)

The purpose for the UWF:
    United Women in Faith seeks to connect and nurture women through Christian Spiritual formation, leadership development, creative fellowship, and education so that they can inspire, influence and impact local and global communities.

Unit meetings are held three times a year. (April, October, and December)  We have three circle groups that meet at different times.  (Morning, Afternoon, and Evening).  Contact the church office for meeting time and location.


Staff-Parish Relations Committee
Nate Whited- chair
Deb Ehlers, Brenda Greiner, Shelly Martin, Zach Osborne, Katie Schellhorn

Trustee Committee
Alan Bowers – Chair
Sandy Brown, Harold Freeman, LeRoy Greenley, Rick Greiner, Brenda Ristvedt, Josh Schwartz, Devin Shaw, Sara Wilson

Finance Committee
Amy McGraw- chair
Jim Bond, Bonita Davis, Jerry Franz, Travis Schellhorn, Korey Wilson
Ex-Officio: Chris Smith

Mission Committee
Deb Denton – Chair
Sharon Conrad, Carol Fisher, Joe Steckelberg, Harry Stimson

Education Committee
Sarah Rothman – Chair
Joye Bowers, Kim Williamson

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

Nomination Committee
Sandy Brown, Dave Hand, Karyl Hand, Linda Stamper, Nancy Steckelberg

Foundation Committee
Bret Adams, Marie Wegner, Mark White, Shelly Whited

Pastor:  Paul Evans, Trustee Chairperson:  Alan Bowers, UWF President: Nancy Steckelberg    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