Advent Study 2015

An Advent study will begin on November 29 at 9:00 in the library.

This DVD study is based on the book SENT-Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas,  by Jorge Acevedo with, Jacob Armstrong , Justin LaRosa, Rachel Billups and Lanecia Rouse.

Contact Sue Meade for more information at 319-530-0130.

Laity Day with Bishop Trimble

Laity Day with Bishop Trimble

Saturday, April 25 9:30 am—3:00 pm

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Urbandale, IA

Bishop Trimble will discuss Five Marks of a Methodist, based on a new book of the same title by Steve Harper in the morning.  His topic in the afternoon will be Poverty to Opportunity. Bishop Trimble is eager to spend time in dialogue and answering questions from laity.

The day will include inspirational worship, communion and music.

Three additional special presentations about exciting ministries wilol include:

Women at the Well (prison congregation) with Reverend Lee Schott

Justice for Our Neighbors (legal help for immigrants) with JFON attorneys Brynne Howard and Ann Naffler

Human Trafficking with Teresa Downing, United Methodist Women resource person and Iowa State University faculty.

The Cokesbury bookstore will have a display.  All books purchased or ordered that day will have a 30% discount plus free shipping. Morning coffee and lunch at noon will provide time for fellowship and the sharing of ideas.

To facilitate planning, please preregister online. There will be an incentive for all who register in advance.  No registration fee required, free will offerings accepted.

Questions? Contact

Heavenly Bodies

A new chair aerobics class has started on Thursday mornings, from 8:15 – 9:00 am in the MOC.  This class will work on condition, flexibility and strength and is geared to those over 50.  The format is easy and fun.  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a water bottle.  Contact Judy Bonnet at 563-212-0305 for questions about the class.

Online Lenten Study

Lent is a period is 40 days, not including Sundays, when Christians prepare for Easter.  This period of time is used for repentance, self-reflection, moderation and spiritual discipline.  Many times there are group studies to facilitate learning for this period.

Our church is offering the following classes: Lent By The Gospel with Carol Hulbert and Peggy Jedlicka:  24 hours That Changed the World by Adam Hamilton and Amen by Max Lucado hosted by Jan Calvert
If you are unable to attend on of these classes there are many options available on the world wide web. has a daily reading available.  The following links are the first few readings that are available.

Continued sharing of this website will be under Lent in the category cloud on the homepage.

Comments are encouraged.

2/18/15 Ash Wednesday – To Celebrate Your Love For All People.

2/19/15 A Letter.

2/20/15 I Strive Always To Keep My Conscience Clear Before God And Man.

2/21/15 He Spoke About Faith In Christ Jesus.

2/22/15 He Saw.

2/23/15 Paul’s Case.

Lent A Prayer Of Preparation Video « The Skit Guys

Today we start our 40 day journey through Lent toward Easter.  May this video

Lent A Prayer Of Preparation Video « The Skit Guys.

provide strength, insight, growth, and help with your preparation for Easter.

If you would like further meditations or teachings.  Check out the classes: Lent By The Gospel with Carol Hulbert and Peggy Jedlicka:  24 hours That Changed the World by Adam Hamilton and Amen by Max Lucado hosted by Jan Calvert

Help! – Ayuda!

The Community Forum, “How Do You Envision an Inclusive North Liberty?” on February 17 from 7 to 8:30 pm


We are in need of people to greet our guests.


We also need cookies or bars for snacking.

Please sign up on the info stub during worship services or call the church office at 319-626-2762.

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El Foro de la comunidad, ¿Cómo imaginas un Inclusive North Liberty?”, El 17 de febrero a partir de 7 a 8:30 pm

Estamos en la necesidad de la gente para recibir a nuestros huéspedes.

También necesitamos galletas o barras para una merienda.

Por favor ingresa en la información de los talones durante los servicios de adoración o llame a la oficina de la iglesia al 319-626-2762.

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How do you envision an inclusive North Liberty? – ¿Cómo ve un integrador North Liberty?

The First United Methodist Church of North Liberty is sponsoring a community forum to explore race relations in North Liberty.  Mark your calendars and plan to attend on Tuesday February 17, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the church, 85 North Jones Boulevard, North Liberty, IA 52317.  A panel comprised of four community leaders will each take 5-7 minutes and answer the question: How do we envision an inclusive North Liberty?   Additional guests will be available to facilitate the discussion.  The guests come from various walks of life: the city, business, educational, religious and community leaders.  The community leaders, invited guests and the public will have the opportunity for an open discussion of race relations.

Thank you to the planning team for organizing this Community Forum

Aldine Bell, Michael Garvin, Dave Jansen, Lyle Muller, Omar Paz and Alecia Williams.

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La Primera Iglesia Metodista Unida de North Liberty está patrocinando un foro de la comunidad para explorar las relaciones raciales en North Liberty. Marque su calendario y haga planes para asistir el martes 17 de febrero 2015 7:00-20:30 en la iglesia, 85 North Jones Boulevard, North Liberty, IA 52317. Un panel compuesto por cuatro líderes de la comunidad cada tarde 5-7 minutos y responder a la pregunta: ¿Cómo nos imaginamos una sociedad inclusiva North Liberty? Los huéspedes adicionales estarán disponibles para facilitar la discusión. Los huéspedes vienen de diversos ámbitos de la vida: la ciudad, los negocios, los líderes religiosos y de la comunidad educativa. Los líderes de la comunidad, los huéspedes invitados y el público tendrán la oportunidad para una discusión abierta de las relaciones raciales.

Gracias a todo el equipo de planificación para la organización de este Foro de la Comunidad

Aldine Bell, Michael Garvin, Dave Jansen, Lyle Muller, Omar Paz y Alecia Williams.

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Reinsoul Yourself: Prayer & Other Ways to Seek God

Friday, February 20—5:00 pm to Saturday, February 21, 1:00 pm

Crooked Creek Christian Camp Pavilion
2830 Coppock Road Road
Washington, IA

Are you feeling a little crooked with your inner soul after the holidays? Join us for a women’s retreat lead by Marcia Watson, an experienced retreat leader who serves as Director of Spiritual Transformation at First Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids. Please pick up a flyer outside the church office for further details and preregistration form. Invite a friend or friends— the more the merrier. Practice heaven now. Prayer is not doing, but being. Cost for this workshop is $50 per person which includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch. Registrations are due by Friday, February 7.

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