Today's Local Church News

Bethel Mennonite Church Blood Drive

Posted: Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Bethel Mennonite Church is sponsoring a blood drive for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center on Saturday, February 12th from 7:30am to 11:30am in the Bethel Mennonite Church. For more information call Karalee Martin at 319-658-3118. Walk-ins are welcome.

United Church of Faith Spaghetti Supper

Posted: Friday, January 21st, 2011 at 4:49 pm

There will be a spaghetti supper to help support mission teams at the United Church of Faith on Sunday, January 30th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. A free will donation will be accepted.

Pleasant Grove Church Pancake Supper

Posted: Friday, January 21st, 2011 at 4:48 pm

The Pleasant Grove Church will be holding their annual pancake supper on Wednesday, February 2nd from 4:30 to 7pm. Cost is a free will offering. In the event of foul weather call 319-480-4706 for information.

UMC Sweethearts Dinner

Posted: Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

The United Methodist Church will be having a Sweethearts Dinner Fundraiser followed by their annual auction Saturday, February 12th at 5:30pm. They will be serving a smoked pork chop dinner at 6:00pm, cost is $15/person in advance $18 at the door. The auction begins at 7pm and proceeds benefit the Youth & Church Ministry. To make a reservation contact Jeannie at 653-1879. Childcare and activities will be provided with a light supper for 5th grade & under with a free will donation.

ACTION Spaghetti Dinner

Posted: Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

The ACTION summer mission project work group will be holding its annual spaghetti dinner on Sunday, Feb. 13 from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Wellman. Tickets are: Adults $6.00 and children ages 5-12 $4.00. Carryouts and delivery will be available. The ACTION group was formed from three churches: Asbury United Methodist Church in Wellman, West Chester United Methodist Church and the the Shueyville United Methodist Church. The ACTION group holds this annual fundraiser to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity.

Bethel MYF Annual Potato Bar

Posted: Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Bethel MYF will be hosting their annual potato bar at Bethel Mennonite Church on Wednesday, January 26th. They will be serving from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. A free will donation will go toward the S.W.A.P. (Serving with Appalachian People) Mission Trip this summer.

South East Iowa Singles Meeting

Posted: Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

South East Iowa Singles will be meeting on Saturday January 15th, 22nd, and 31st at 5pm for the Alive at Five Worship Service in the basement fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church in Fairfield. They will also be having Pizza at Pizza Ranch at 6pm on January 15th at 6pm in Fairfield. After wards there will be a public dance from 7:30 to 11pm at the Eagles on Highway 1 in Fairfield. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Washington Hospice Annual Soup Supper

Posted: Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Hospice Annual Soup Supper will be on Tuesday January 18th from 4:30-6:30 at the UP Church.  Tickets are $7 for adults and carry outs, $3 for ages 5-12 and under 5 are free.  Tickets are available at the Hospice office and at the door.   For more information, call Hospice at 653-7321.

Girlfriends Unlimited Retreat

Posted: Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 12:09 pm

United Methodist Church’s Girlfriends Unlimited Retreat will be February 4-6 2011 at Crooked Creek. All Women Welcome, save the Date.

UMC Mission Breakfast

Posted: Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

The next UMC Mission Breakfast will be Sunday January 16th from 8:30am to 10:30am at the church. Come enjoy a delicious breakfast to support the mission team.

United Methodist Men

Posted: Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

The United Methodist Men will next be meeting on Saturday January 15th at 8am for Breakfast at the Halcyon House Bistro. For more information contact Russ Parker at 319-863-1024 or 319-863-3389.

United Methodist Women Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

The United Methodist Women will next be meeting on Friday January 14th at 12:30pm for the Executive Board meeting and at 1pm for their executive meeting at the Halcyon House. The Program includes interesting books you have read.

Wonderful World Retreat

Posted: Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

The Washington UMC Wonderful World Retreat will be February 4-6. The retreat lodge at Crooked Creek has been reserved from Friday evening at 6pm to Sunday at noon. Come and feel god’s presence and be refreshed in the beauty of god’s creation.

Girlfriends Unlimited

Posted: Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

The Next Girlfriends Unlimited meeting will be Thursday January 13th from 6:30pm to 8pm in the Washington UMC Fellowship hall, all women invited.

Coffee Chocolate & Conversation

Posted: Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

The next Coffee Chocolate & Conversation will be held Saturday January 8th from 9am to 11am. Meet at the Coffee Corner to enjoy some great coffee and fellowship with girlfriends in Christ.

My Life Sundays

Posted: Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

My Life Sundays meets weekly in the Washington UMC Youth Room. Junior and senior high students welcome from 3 to 4:30pm. This is a time of faith, fun and fellowship. Games and discussions will be the guide for their time together as they explore what it means to live in faith every day.

Circles of Support

Posted: Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Circles of Support will be meeting Monday January 24th from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Washington United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Contact Henry at 319-548-1565, Shaun Waymouth at 319-458-9940 or Mary Ann Williams at 641-233-0367 for more information.

UMC Conference

Posted: Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Washington UMC members are invited to go to the Southeast District conference at St. John’s UMC on January 12th at 2pm. Contact Pastor Julie if you want to car pool.

United Methodist Advocacy Day

Posted: Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

United Methodist Advocacy Day will be Monday January 31st and Tuesday February 1st. Details and Registration can be found at or calling 515-974-8911.

UPC New Officer Training

Posted: Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

A New Officers Training Day for the United Presbyterian Church is set for Saturday, January 8, from 9 a.m.-noon, with Installation-Ordination to be part of the worship service on Sunday, January 9.