Welcome

  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

Chimebars

Youth Bells

Acabella

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.

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

ROAR VBS 2019

Mark Your Calendars for VBS! July 21-24, 2019. 6:00pm-8:30pm.

Children 3 years (must be potty trained) to 6th Grade. One Child cost: $25,  Two Children cost: $50, Three Children cost: $60.  Register online at: https://vbspro.events/p/events/nlfumcroar

Spring Make A Difference Day

Make a Difference Day (MAD). This is a day we dedicate to community members who are in need of a hand around the house or outside. It is held in Spring at different dates and locations. Please check our website for the up coming calendar date.

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Projects have included power washing, windows, painting, raking leaves or making minor home repairs. In addition, we can assist in home cleaning and organizing.

There are many projects limited only by the number of volunteers.

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North Liberty Community Pantry

The Pantry is an exciting, vital place, and volunteers are an essential part of the ministry. Volunteers are always appreciated, and there are places for everyone, individuals as well as families.

How do we serve? By committing our lives to become more like Christ. We can become the hands and feet of Christ by serving those members of our community who are struggling. For more information please visit their website at https://northlibertycommunitypantry.org


Free Lunch

Once again, January 29 is our day to provide Free Lunch at 1105 Gilbert Ct, formerly at the Wesley House.

We need volunteers to serve the meal and/or to provide a vegetable or meat dish for this meal. Sign up on the info stub on Sunday morning or email Deb Picone at  dpicone@southslope.net

Our church will be responsible for April, July, September and December in 2016.

For questions, contact Deb Picone at dpicone@southslope.net.

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Monthly Community Meal

The Community Meal at the North Liberty Living Center is Saturday, October 17. Volunteers are needed to serve and/or donate food and to visit with the seniors. Meat dishes, vegetable dishes, and dessert dishes are needed for this meal.

To volunteer or donate contact Laura Bibby at 319-331-3866 or email her at laurahawkeye@hotmail.com. When contacting Laura by email, please include the type of food dish you can donate or which type of volunteering suits you better.

Thank you so much in advance for your willingness to make a difference in the lives of our seniors!

Make A Difference

Mark your calendars and join us.

Make a Difference Day is Saturday, October 24 from 8:30 am to noon.

Teams will meet in the MOC at NL First United Methodist Church.

This meeting will provide instructions before starting the day.

Register by completing the  Online Volunteer Sign up  or using the paper registrations are outside the church office.

Registrations must be completed by 10/18.

Team assignments will be communicated by telephone calls and/or emails a few days before the event.

To make changes, ask questions or to sign someone up for help,

contact your church representative or Bev Byram at 319-626-2762.

Feeding Our Community

The next Community Meal is Saturday, September 19 at 12:00 pm.

The meal is held at The North Liberty Living Center (Ashley Court).

Volunteers are needed to serve the meal and/or provide a meat dish, vegetable dish, fruit dish or dessert.

To help contact Laura Bibby at 319-331-3866 or laurahawkeye@hotmail.com

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Rapha House Update

“Girls who have come to Rapha House have been cheated out of their childhoods. We cannot restore the the youthfilled life, joy and dreams, but we can help with a promising and productive future where they can shape their new hopes and dreams.” (Stephanie Freed, Executive Director, on the Rapha House website)
By the end of this year, Rapha House will have 5 safe houses in Cambodia, one in Haiti and another in Thailand. Cambodia is a source, destination, and transit country for trafficked children and adults. It is a country not yet recovered from the atrocities committed against the people of Cambodia by the Pol Pot regime.
Last year a young man and his wife attended an event at their church in Indiana to watch a film about 3 girls rescued by Rapha House in Cambodia. Jason was so moved by what he saw that he decided to restore in his body shop a 1952 Dodge pickup he had recently purchased, sell it, and give the proceeds to Rapha House. Jason, his wife, and 2 of their children began the restoration August 27, 2014. The work went so smoothly he was able to enter the truck, named the Sarah Rose for the child of one of the trafficked girls in the movie, in the February World of Wheels car show in Indianapolis, where the truck took first in class. On May 13, the Sarah Rose sold for $16,000 at Mecum Auction in Indianapolis; someone hearing the story of the truck was moved to donate $5,000 more to Rapha House. On May 16, the truck’s buyer auctioned it again, this time for $20,000, and again the money was donated to Rapha House. Not only did the truck raise $41,000, but the new owner has made the truck available to appear at events publicizing and raising money for Rapha House. Jason is ready to work on the next build for Rapha House, a 1967 Ford Mustang convertible.
Save the Date! This year’s Rescue Run 5k Run/Walk will be Saturday, October 3, at Terry Trueblood Park in Iowa City. This fundraiser for Rapha House donates 100% of the registration fees, plus other money donated.
Our goal is 25 quarters a week – $25 a month – and, although donations have slowed a bit this summer, we have been meeting that goal. When we join together to fight human trafficking -human slavery – we can make an impact on this ruthless multi-billion dollar industry.

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Servolution Back-to-school Events

Life Church in North Liberty is gearing up for their back-to-school Love Wins project Servolution . This event is designed to serve under-resourced families in our community. They are hosting two events to give away shoes, haircuts, groceries, school supplies, and much more. Click Servolution 2013 to view a video about their last event.

To attend:

Kirkwood Elementary 1401 9th St, Coralville, IA 52241 on August 20th from 2-5pm

Penn Elementary 230 N. Dubuque St. North Liberty, Iowa 52317 on August 21st from 3-6pm

To donate:
They are preparing for Servolution by collecting NEW tennis shoes for children. They hope to collect 1000 pairs. To volunteer your time at the event, or to find out what sizes of shoes are needed, contact Adam@LifeChurchNow.org

More information:

Life Church

625 Meade Drive

North Liberty, IA 52317
info@lifechurchnow.org
Tel: 319.626.2415
Tel: 319.435.8090

Website: www.lifechurchnow.org

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