Today's Local Church News

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.

UPC Festival of Arts

Posted: Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

UPC Festival of Arts will be kicking off this month on January 10th. The church will be accepting and displaying works of art created by artists and crafts-people from our congregation and community as we head into our Festival of Arts. This will culminate on January 30 with the Festival of Arts. On January 30, all pieces will be displayed throughout 10:30 worship, during lunch following worship and after the annual meeting that day. Following the Festival of Arts in the sanctuary, the Festival will move to the Washington Public Library Helen Wilson Gallery, February 7 through February 18. The Theme will be a year in the bible, all pieces must display the scripture which was the inspiration for the work.

Kingdom Kids Enrollment

Posted: Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Parents interested in enrolling their kids in First Presbyterian Church’s Kingdom Kids preschool can contact Director Brenda Miles, official registration will begin in March.

Paiva family honored

Posted: Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

On Sunday, January 2 at the Washington Presbyterian Church the Paiva family will be honored as they return to their mission work in Paraguay.

Washington Presbyterian Church Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

The Annual Washington Presbyterian Church Meeting of the Congregation/Corporation will be held on Sunday, January 30, following the 11:30 lunch. The purpose of the meeting is to hear the reports of the church and to vote on the pastor’s salary. Please bring a salad or dessert to share for the meal. Meat and rolls will be provided. Also, please bring your own table service

WPC Read and Feed

Posted: Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Washington Presbyterian Church’s ‘Read and Feed’ Book Club will meet on Thursday, January 20, at 11:45 a.m. in the church library. Each person is to choose one of Beverly Lewis’ “Annie’s People” series. The Amish community is the central theme of these novels. Several are available in the church library. Don’t forget to bring your lunch!

WPC Adult Movie Night

Posted: Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Washington Presbyterian Churches Adult Social Fellowship will meet on Sunday, January 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the church for Movie Night. Wayne Brock is the host. Bring sandwiches, a salad or a sweet and table service.

WPC Inside Out

Posted: Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Washington Presbyterian Churches INSIDE OUT meets every Sunday evening 6:30 – 8:30. January 9, 16, 23, 30 – All regular meetings with good discussion and great friends. Talking about living Inside Out in 2011 !

Crew 79 January Meetings

Posted: Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Washington Presbyterian Churches Crew 79 Meets every other Sunday from 4:00 -5:30 in the youth room. January 7,8, & 9 will be their annual winter getaway – YOUTHQUAKE This high energy, stimulating weekend is filled with speakers, bands, great discussions, and prayer time together. January 23 – Regular meeting looking at “Pictures of God”.