Fairfield First United Methodist Church

201 N. Court | Sundays @ 9:30 AM

Office Hours: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM  Monday – Thursday

About Us

The first Methodist meetings in Fairfield were led by circuit rider, Jesse Herbert in 1840.  The first church was built in 1848 on the Southeast corner of B and Washington streets.

The current structure at 201 North Court Street was dedicated April 13, 1924 after a congregational split that lasted seven years. Explore the captivating journey of Methodism in Fairfield and discover the profound impact it has had on our community.

Our Mission & Vision

Knowing Christ, sharing His love, and helping others to know Him.

Oasis Network Church

At Fairfield FIrst United Methodist Church, we are proud of our United Methodist affiliation and heritage.  We have no plans for disaffiliation and welcome all people. We are an Oasis Congregation for those whose churches have chosen to disaffiliate. If you’re looking for a church home or just a place to catch your breath – you are welcome here.  We look forward to seeing what God has in store for us as we continue to pursue our mission of knowing Christ, sharing His love, and helping others to know Him.

Latest Message

July 14, 2024

Introducing Morning Song

Don’t miss out on the chance to deepen your spiritual connection and gain invaluable insights from the Word of God. Join Pastor Al in his captivating video blog, where he reveals the exciting Bible verses that you can expect to hear during the upcoming Sunday service. Tune in now to discover how these verses can transform your life and bring you closer to God.

Stocking the Little Food Pantry

We encourage you to take action and help those in need during this season of giving. Consider donating non-perishable food items that are safe for pantry storage, or other essential items that can make a difference in someone’s life. Your generosity and kindness can help make this winter a little bit warmer for those who are struggling. Let’s come together as a community and spread hope and positivity during these challenging times.


News & Stories

Volunteers Needed to Aid in Greenfield IA Tornado Cleanup

From Aldersgate District Superintendent Rev. Melissa Drake: As you all are aware, the town of Greenfield and surrounding communities were devastated by the E-4 Tornado on May 21. Clean-up continues to happen and the Greenfield community at large is still in need of individuals and teams who are willing to volunteer.  Volunteers can go to the city of Greenfield and check in at Cardinal Glass at 716 NE 6th St. in Greenfield.  Please be prepared to show a valid ID. Larger groups can call 515-561-3744.  For more information: https://www.adaircounty.iowa.gov/tornado/

Midweek Refresh Stopping for the Summer

We will take a break for summer & resume in the fall. Wednesday, May 29 will be the last Midweek Refresh before the summer break. This will be the last chance to nourish your body, mind, and soul during the week until we resume this fall. Come join us for our last meal, worship service, and small group meetings for the summer.  Meal starts at 5:00 PM, worship service at 6:00 PM followed by small group meetings at 6:15 PM.

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Calendar of Activities

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Worship Services

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Join Us At Any Event!

5th Sunday Jazz Service

June 30 at 9:30 AM

Join us for the 5th Sunday Jazz service with the Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 30 at 9:30 AM. Your presence will make it even more special. We look forward to seeing you there!

MANNA for Fairfield

(Formerly Food Bank Ministry)
July 2 at 9:30 AM

Come help pack and distribute food for the food bank ministry. Hope to see you there!

Come to Supper Meal Prep

JuLY 15 at 9:00 AM

Come help us prepare the casseroles for the Lutheran Church Come to Supper Meal.  Learn a new casserole recipe and have a good time prepping the casseroles for the supper.

Sunday School

Sundays at 8:45 AM

Come one, come all!  Learning the stories of the bible and more about God in adult and youth Sunday school.  Come join the fun!