Today, we begin our 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting, with the specific theme of personal revival as our focus. You’ll receive a simple jumpstart prayer each day in your inbox to nudge you towards both prayer and fasting in these 40 days. To aid you in preparing for this emphasis, please take a minute and read through our FAQs at firstfamily. church/40-days. There, you’ll also find a number of Scriptures, guidelines, and tips for praying and fasting that will help you throughout our church-wide journey.
Join other women for Return in the Youth Room on Saturday, November 4th from 9am–2:30pm! There will be worship, teaching, praying, breakout sessions, and small groups. You will hear from a variety of women, and will have the opportunity to grow closer to many others. Lunch will be served. Please sign up at firstfamily.church/women, or on our FFC Connect app!
We’re participating in the Bondurant Spooktacular event this year! We’ll have a booth where families can trick or treat and play games at the various booths. Contact Meredith Spencer at if you would like to donate candy or volunteer to help.
The Ankeny Pumpkin Party is back at the Ankeny YMCA! Join the fun on October 21st from 1–4pm. Our church will have a vehicle there handing out candy and we need your help! Please consider donating individually wrapped candy or coming and helping us hand things out that afternoon. Contact Becky Doubleday or Travis Walker if you have any questions.
Join other FFC women for the Run to Him study, where you’ll go on a journey through the Psalms looking at various characteristics of God and the implications of His character. The cost is $11 and meets on Thursdays at 6:30pm from September 28–November 9 in Student Center Room 204. To sign up, contact Kris Parlee at or at 515-313-6326.