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.

“Farewell Service for McElroys” (June 21, 2015)

Farewell Service for McElroys (June 21 2015 worship service in Algona, Iowa) from AlgonaUMC on Vimeo.

“Are you Sure?” (June 7, 2015)

"Are you Sure?" (June 7, 2015) from AlgonaUMC on Vimeo.

For earlier sermons please visit the Algona Methodist Church Vimeo Page

Where? What? When?

Each Week at First UMC:

5:00pm Casual Style Worship Service
9:00am Traditional Worship Service
7pm Contemporary Worship Service
Special note: Scroll above to see the schedule changes for worship during the summer! We look forward to worshipping with you soon. In September, our Sunday services will revert back to our school year times (8:30am and 10:45am).

Nursery care is available during Sunday morning services.


Special Events Coming Up:

June 14-18, Vacation Bible School, 6-8pm

We are thrilled to offer another exciting Vacation Bible School this year. Registration is only $10 and covers all five days of fun activities, food, and games. Contact the church office for more information or to register!

June 13, Missions Painting Day, 8am-4pm

On this day the Missions Committee is hosting a local service project, painting a house. The homeowner is then going to make a donation towards our mission efforts. Join us to help make a real difference.

June 21, Farewell Reception for McElroy Family, 10am

The After our combined 9am worship service we will have a special farewell reception for the McElroy family. This is our chance to praise God for all the ways He has ministered through Pastor Steve and Alison.

June 26 from 1pm-6pm, June 27 from 8am-1pm

The Missions Committee is hosting a Media Sale that will include books, video games, movies, and music. All proceeds will be gifted to mission organizations.


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
  • Pastor Steve 515-295-9020
  • Director Matt 480-220-7017