Colfax First United Methodist Church is a vibrant Christian faith community in the Wesleyan tradition expressing its faith through worship and action located in Colfax, Iowa. Through a friendly church family, practical and relevant Bible teaching, and a traditional/classical style of worship, we are a community neighborhood church with "open hearts, open minds and open doors". Please know that you are always welcome at Colfax First. Whether you are looking for a spiritual home, a place for your family (along with children and youth) to call home, or just a caring community of friends with whom you can explore, learn, grow and serve together, we believe you will find that at Colfax First United Methodist Church!
Welcome to Colfax First United Methodist Church, a community of people who love Christ deeply, worship him passionately, and serve him boldly.
At Colfax First, we believe that all people are on a spiritual journey, and as we grow in our faith in God, it naturally shows in our actions. We strive to be a haven for healing, growth and faith expression for everyone, regardless of their stage of life or faith development.
There’s something here for you, too! We have many opportunities for service and growth at Colfax First. On this site, we believe you will find helpful information about our church and some of the different ways we are making a difference in Christ's name. Our hope is that you will find Colfax First to be warm, welcoming, and full of great opportunities for you to connect with God and make a difference in the lives of others. We hope you’ll want to become part of our church family.
Take a look around here to find all the information you need to feel comfortable as part of the Colfax First United Methodist Church family. We invite you to join us as we worship, learn, and serve together.
For some people, going anywhere for the first time can be a bit of a nerve-racking experience. To help avoid any worries when you choose to worship with us, here's a quick look at what you can expect at Colfax First. First of all, we aren't super-spiritual beings - we all had a 'first day' at church. You will find we are a friendly bunch. If you don't understand something, please simply ask. We have a 10am traditional worship service each Sunday. This service starts with a prelude, lighting of altar candles and an opening praise song, accompanied by an acoustic or electric guitar. Then we take a few minutes to share a simple message with children each Sunday (who are then dismissed to children's Sunday school time for the rest of the service during the months of September to May). We spend some time (10-15 minutes) worshiping in a variety of ways. Our traditional service consists of hymns accompanied by piano and/or organ and sometimes guitar. We have time to pray together as a church family and then we have a message by our pastor from the Bible that is relevant and meaningful to our daily living. We typically finish with a hymn and a blessing from our pastor as we are sent into our world to serve Christ. Our worship service lasts about 60 minutes. On the first Sunday of each month, we also celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion, which is open to all. Our aim is that whether you are just looking into Christianity for the first time or have been a Christian for many years that you will be encouraged and inspired by morning worship. Come and check us out - we'd love to get introduced to you!
We are dedicated to fulfilling our mission and ministry in the community of Colfax as we worship God, grow as disciples of Jesus Christ, and serve Christ and our community together to transform lives for Jesus Christ.