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Ankeny First United Methodist Church

United Methodist Church
206 Southwest Walnut Street
Ankeny, IA 50023

Ankeny First United Methodist Church is a large church located in the Des Moines area in Ankeny, IA. Our church was founded in 1886 and is associated with the United Methodist Church (UMC).

What to Expect at Ankeny First United Methodist Church

Ankeny First United Methodist Church offers 4 weekend worship services, including services on Saturday evening and additional services at one of our alternative locations.


Mike Janes, Pastor
Angela Rae Loomis, Administrative Pastor
John P. Wagner, Associate Pastor
Thomas Gillespie Bryant, Associate Pastor

Service Times:

Saturday 5:00pm
Sunday 8:30am
Sunday 9:45am
Sunday 11:00am

Service Details

  • Formal and informal attire most common
  • Blend of traditional and contemporary worship style
  • Printed worship bulletin
  • Communion
  • Congregational readings
  • Location: Polk County
  • Parking: Private lot
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Saturday evening service: Yes
  • Multi-site church: Yes (3 campuses)
  • Primary language used: English

Ministries and Programs

  • Nursery
  • Children's ministry
  • Youth or teen ministry
  • Weekly small groups
  • Christian bookstore
  • Missions
  • Counseling services
  • Young adult ministry
  • Men/women's ministry
  • Choir
  • Childcare or daycare
  • Weekday preschool
  • Community service
  • Food pantry
  • Singles ministry
  • Senior adult ministry
  • Recovery group
  • Prison ministry
  • TV ministry
  • Weddings/receptions
  • Funerals

Additional Info About Our Church

Ankeny First United Methodist Church, located in the growing Des Moines suburb of Ankeny, Iowa, is a multi-site congregation of around 2800 members. Our three buildings are: The Uptown site - we use this name due to our central location in the historic Uptown area of Ankeny; Faith Chapel - our smaller ministry setting in Southwest Ankeny which evolved from the former Faith UMC; The Christian Life Center - our newest worship site, is a multipurpose recreational complex in the northeast quadrant of Ankeny. Each one of these locations offers vital ministries and provides a springboard for helping God grow deeply committed Christians who can help transform the world for Jesus Christ. Solidly grounded in a Wesleyan approach to Christian belief and practice, the three ministry sites of Ankeny First United Methodist Church help persons grow in faith and then live out that faith in their everyday lives.


The mission of Ankeny First United Methodist Church is to be an open and inviting community of faith through which God grows deeply committed Christians.


REACH WITH the love of Christ; GROW IN the love of Christ; SERVE THROUGH the love of Christ

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206 SW Walnut St, Ankeny IA 50023
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