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Easter 2019

It may be hard to believe, but Easter is next month! We’d love for you to join us as we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. We’ll have 3 services this year at different times than usual: 8am, 9:30am, and 11am. This is also a great time to invite a friend who doesn’t know Christ! 

Community Welcome Sunday

There are 100–150 new families moving to Ankeny each month. This is a great opportunity! Our goal is to visit their homes, welcome them to Ankeny, and invite them to check out First Family. This Sunday, grab a name and a gift on your way out of the service and visit a family new to Ankeny! We'll be doing a number of these Sundays throughout 2019.

Summer Family Events

It’s (thankfully) time to start planning for summer! Some dates to get on your calendar: Promotion Sunday – May 26; VBS – June 9–13; Big Creek Cookout – June 30; SummerFest – July 11–14; Family Camp–August 9–11; Party in the Parking Lot – September 8. For more details or questions, contact Family Pastor Travis Walker.

Parenting Conference

Could you use a little bit of encouragement and help with your parenting? Best-selling author and speaker Dr. Tim Kimmel is going to share practical advice and biblical insight as he encourages you to parent your kids the same way God parents His kids - with grace. Come learn how to build grace-based relationships within your own family. Mark your calendars for March 30th! Sign up today.

Membership Class – March 3

10:30am | Room 202
First Family Church exists to make devoted disciples of Christ who celebrate, grow and serve for the glory of God. Come find out what membership at FFC looks like at our Membership Class. Sign up and learn more at or by speaking with a pastor after the service. 

Taco Fundraiser – February 23

Join us from 5–7pm for a fundraising dinner featuring Pastor Carlos’ famous tacos! Your freewill offering will help one of our partners move to Central Asia. We also want to spend a little time in prayer and enjoy some Central Asian tea! 

Sermon Recording

Next Sunday, we’re taking some time for a special message called “Getting to the Gospel,” where we’ll tackle some practical instruction for sharing the gospel. For the sake of continuing our current series, Pastor Todd will preach our next message in the book of Mark this Thursday, February 7, at 4pm in the Worship Center. We’ll post this sermon online as usual, but all are welcome to attend the recording and hear the message live.

Women's Bible Studies

The FFC Women’s Ministry is offering two different Bible studies this spring. Jamie Cabrera will lead us in Deuteronomy: Blessing or Curse? Life or Death? You Choose on Tuesday mornings from 9–11am beginning February 12th. Marcia Lozada will be leading Praying With the Psalms by Tim Keller on Monday evenings at 7pm starting February 4th. Visit to sign up, and contact Emilie Porter at with any questions. Deadline to sign up is January 30th. 

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