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 and Sunday School:
Saturday 5pm, Casual Service
Sunday 8:30am, Traditional Service
Sunday 9:30am, Sunday School (classes for all ages)
Sunday 9:30am, Cookies, coffee, and conversation in Fellowship Hall
Sunday 10:45am, Contemporary Service

Office Hours are:

8:30am-3:30pm (and additional times by appointment)
Nursery is offered at the Sunday morning worship services.
 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.

November 22, 2015 Worship Service – Rev. Jeffrey R. Frese

November 22 2015 Church Worship in Algona Iowa from AlgonaUMC on Vimeo.

November 15, 2015 Worship Service – Mr. Matthew Wester

November 15, 2015 Church Worship in Algona, Iowa 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
8:30am Traditional Worship Service
9:30am Sunday School (classes for all ages)
9:30am Coffee, cookies, and conversation in Fellowship Hall
10:45am Contemporary Worship Service

Nursery care is available during Sunday morning services.


Special Events Coming Up:

October 18th, Nursing Home Worship Services, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Anyone is welcome to attend the worship services we host at the nursing homes in Algona. We begin at Algona Manor at 1:30pm and then at Good Samaritan at 2:15pm.

October 25th, Charge Conference

This annual event is a chance for our church to celebrate another faithful year of ministry, and to look ahead towards God’s ministry in the next year.

November 24, Thanksgiving Ecumenical Worship Service, 7pm

Everyone in the community is invited to attend this worship service at Algona First Presbyterian Church. A special offering will be taken during the service to support the Ministerial Fund (a fund that is used needs that emerge locally).


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