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:

Saturday 5pm, Casual Service
Sunday 8:30am, Traditional Service
Sunday 10:45am, Contemporary Service
Special note:
We will enter our summer worship schedule from May 31st to September 6th, which will be a Saturday 5pm service, Sunday 9am service, and Sunday 7pm service. This last service is especially convenient for families returning from weekend camping or visits!
For June 13/14 we will only have one worship service which will be Sunday 10am at the Algona Fridley Movie Theatre.
For June 20/21 we will only have one worship service Sunday 9am which will be followed with a Farewell Reception for Pastor Steve and Alison McElroy. 

Office Hours are:

8:30am-3:30pm (and additional times by appointment)
Nursery is offered at both the Sunday services. Sunday School classes for all age groups at 9:45am
 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.

Great and Awesome (May 17, 2015)

Great and Awesome (May 17, 2015) at Algona FUMC from AlgonaUMC on Vimeo.

Mothers Day Mary (May 10, 2015)

Mothers Day Mary (Mary 10, 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
8:30am Traditional Worship Service
9:45am Christian Education (classes for all ages, including adults)
10:45am 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.

Nursery care is available at the 8:30 & 10:45am services.


Special Events Coming Up:

May 12, Widows Fellowship Group, 11am

This is the monthly gathering of our widows group for building up friendships. The conversation lasts an hour and takes place at the church.

May 20, Middle School Summer Party, 6pm

All Middle School students in the community are invited to attend this Summer Kick-Off Party. If you have any questions, please contact the church office. This party will include food and games.

May 25, Memorial Day

The church office will be closed for Memorial Day.

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!


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
  • Pastor Matt 480-220-7017