At Algona Methodist we are passionate about making disciples (followers) of Jesus. We believe Jesus is God’s Son, who came to earth and died on the cross, then rose from the dead. His sacrifice paid the price for our waywardness from God, so that now we can accept God’s free gift of forgiveness. Growing in faith means discovering all the ways our trust in Jesus shapes daily living.

Every event and activity in our church is structured around three simple movements to help you grow in faith:

1. Grounded in Truth: We learn about God and our relationships with Him when we attend worship services and commit to personal reading of the Bible.

2. Growing in Community: Small groups are a great place to ask questions, share our struggles and hurts, make some new friends, and discuss how concepts are put into action.

3. Giving out of Grace: God loves to show grace (‘grace’ is receiving an unmerited gift). After experiencing grace in our own lives, we are able to give back to the community and help change the lives of others. Mission projects, volunteer work, and outreach are all forms of giving out of grace.

How can we encourage you in your relationship with God?

For more information on these three movements, please click here

When does the church meet?

Weekly worship services during the summer:
Saturday 5pm, Casual Service
Sunday 9:00am, Traditional Service
Sunday 7pm, Contemporary Service

Office Hours are:

8:30am-3:30pm (and additional times by appointment)
Nursery is offered at the Sunday morning worship service. Sunday School classes are on break during the summer but we do have a number of small groups currently meeting, as well as ongoing missions opportunities.
 If you have any questions or would like to join a mid-week small group, send us a message at 515-295-7241 or
201 E. Nebraska Street
Algona, Iowa 50511

View Our Latest Sermon Video

Here is where you can watch the most recent sermon videos from Algona Methodist Church. Feel free to share these sermons with friends and family.

August 23 Worship Service – Rev. Jeffrey R. Frese

August 23, 2015 Algona FUMC Worship Service from Matthew Wester on Vimeo.

“Wisdom” August 16 Worship Service – Rev. Jeffrey R. Frese

August 16 2015 Worship at Algona First UMC Church from AlgonaUMC on Vimeo.


For earlier sermons please visit the Algona First United Methodist Church Vimeo Page


Each Week at First UMC:

5:00pm Casual Style Worship Service
9:00am Traditional Worship Service
7pm Contemporary Worship Service

Nursery care is available during Sunday morning services.


Special Events Coming Up:

August 11th, Annual Pork Chop Supper, 4:30pm-7:30pm

This is our largest and arguably most delicious event of the year! Tickets are sold through our church office, where you can also get more information about what this event includes. All proceeds this year will help our mission efforts in feeding the hungry of the world.

August 23rd, Peach Delivery

Our church has been pre-selling crates of peaches from Palisade Produce in Colorado. This is the day the peaches arrive at the church and may be picked up. Thank you for your purchases! All money raised by this sale will go towards our mission efforts to help people who are hurting and hungry in the world.

September 13, Back to School Year Schedule

This Sunday is the return of our worship services to their school year schedule, which means the Traditional Service is 8:30am and the Contemporary Service is 10:45 am. This is also the kick-off for our Sunday School programs, which is a chance for students to meet their teacher and see their classroom. Sunday School (we have classes for all ages, including adults) will then be at 9:45am.


Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm (for other times, please call for appointment)

Church Location & Address: 201 E. Nebraska Street, Algona, Iowa 50511 (map)

Telephone: Tel: (515) 295-7241


If the case of death or emergency please contact one of the following:

  • Church Office 515-295-7241
  • Rev. Jeffrey R. Frese 515-295-7241
    • In case of emergency: 515-868-7247