New Church, Website Updates

The construction on the church is complete.  We are starting a new era in our church history. As we begin to enjoy the new space and opportunities for ministries, we are in the process of updating the website to meet the neww needs if the church.  We are inviting anyone to join the website team.  No experience needed.  We are in need of articles and stories about the activities within the church.

Have a story? Want to join our team? contact us at 


  1. Welcome to First United Methodist.
  2. Our mission is to follow and invite others to follow Jesus Christ.
  3. Our service times are 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM on Sundays.
  4. Our children’s ministry provides opportunities for children to experience in God’s love on Sundays, from age 3 to 6th grade beginning at 9:00 AM.
  5. Our youth ministry’s mission is to lead students to a strong and secure faith in God and Scripture.  We meet on Sunday nights at 6 pm.
  6. Our music ministry is for all ages.

Children’s Sunday School choir at 8:45 AM on Sundays


Youth Bells


Grace Notes

Bands and more

  1. Join in a small group.
  2. There are multiple ways to minister in the community.

          North Liberty Community Pantry, 5th Friday meal, Monthly Community Meal,  Summer Lunch and Fun.

Also – Prayer Shawl team, Bike Ministry, ELL classes, Haiti team and more.

  1. Like us on Facebook– First United Methodist Church of North Liberty.

  2. Want to know more?  Email us at  Call us at 319-626-2762 or message us on Facebook.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You….


The staff would like to take this time to thank everyone in the congregation for their generosity and helpfulness during the past year. It is wonderful to work in a place where you are appreciated and people show it in many ways.

Thanks from all of us to all of you


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers who have helped in the office over the past year. I have always said that, “OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE THE BEST!!” It doesn’t matter what the task is, I can always find someone who is willing to come in and help or help from home. There are not a lot of places where this happens, and I want you all to know that you have saved me on more than one occasion. THANKS for all the help in 2015. God has really blessed this church when it comes to volunteers. I lift up my eyes to the hills where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121: 1—2

 Thanks again for all the help I have received in the office this year.

  Bev Byram-Howe


Staff Parish Relations Committee

The Ministry Council has approved the SPRC’s recommendation of a 3% raise for the church staff. We continue to make efforts to compensate our staff in accordance with Conference requirements and regional wages. Pastor Alecia’s salary is just above the conference average for church’s our size and we are maintaining Pastor Josh’s salary slightly above the Conference minimum.

We believe that we have an above average staff in all capacities and wish we could offer more, but we also are realistic about the church budget constraints. Please remember that everyone’s stewardship is important to provide appropriate compensation for our staff.

The leadership of Alicia, Josh, Beth, along with the supportive work of Bev in the office, Lynn’s music direction, and Omar’s Latino ministry support, keep the North Liberty United Methodist Church vibrant in ministry and faith.

Richard Grugin, SPRC Chair

Music News

Acabella will be playing two songs in the 8:00 and 9:45 am services on Sunday, December 13.
They will play a version of “Away In A Manger” and join with Grace Notes for a lovely version of “Hark The Herald Angels Sing”. On Monday, December 14, they will travel to Windmill
Manor in Coralville to play Christmas music for the residents there at 6:00 pm that evening.

Grace Notes will be singing at the 8:00 and 9:45 am services on Sunday, December 13. They
will be singing “Hark The Herald Angels Sing” with Acabella playing the accompaniment. They
will also sing “Child Of Peace”.

The Chime Bar Choir, with help from some older ringers, will be playing “Gentle Mary Laid Her
Child” at the 8:00 and 9:45 am services on Sunday, December 6.

The Children’s Choirs will join together to present a CHRISTMAS PAGEANT on Sunday, December 20 at 9:00 am in the sanctuary. There is a dress rehearsal on Saturday, December 19 from10:00 am to noon. The children are learning the music for the pageant during rehearsals on Sunday mornings from 8:45—9:00 am. The children will also sing at the 9:45 am service on Sunday, December 20.

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