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An update from First UMC
Independence, IA

March 24th, 2021

A midweek update from FUMC
Independence, IA
Here are the events going on this week! 

  • Wednesday, March 24th
    • 5:00 p.m. Confirmation
    • 6:00 p.m. Choir Practice
  • Sunday, March 28th
    • 9:00 a.m. In-person Worship (with Restrictions) & Worship via Facebook Live
    • 11:00 a.m. Radio Broadcast
  • Wednesday, March 31st
    • 6:00 p.m. Choir Practice
From the Kitchen Table Remember you can always watch the video later if you aren't able to catch it live.  No need to have Facebook to watch them, links are added to this page.

Church News and Notes:
Easter Update
 Thursday, April 1st we will have a Maundy Thursday service at 7pm.

Sunday, April 4th, we will have two Easter services.  The first is at 7am, and will be led by the confirmation class.  The service will be in Fellowship hall. Please come in the kitchen/choir door.
The second service will be at 9am in the sanctuary.

**If you are planning on coming to any of these services, we ask that you contact the office to get on the list as we still have to limit the number of people.**

In-person Worship
Don't forget to contact the office each week if you are planning on coming to in-person worship.  Due to COVID restrictions, we have to limit the number of people in attendance.

Call the church (319-334-3689) or send an email ( if you would like to be on the list for Sunday's in-person worship service.  

(The service will continue to be available via Facebook, the radio broadcast and our website as usual, so if you aren’t quite comfortable coming back to in-person worship, you will still have options.)

Radio Broadcast: The next available dates to sponsor a radio broadcast:

  • April 4th

  • April 18th

Video to the March 21st Sunday service 
Here is a link to the worship service if you haven't had a chance to watch it yet. 

Bulletin for March 28th: Here is a link to the bulletin for this coming Sunday.

Community Info
Upcoming COVID Vaccine Clinics
March 25th Vaccine Clinic
Time: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: 1210 First Street West, Independence, Iowa (Former Rydell/Pinicon Ford Building)
Vaccine Provided: Pfizer vaccine at this clinic and it will be open to anyone who qualifies in Phase 1A and Phase 1B. Participants must be 16 years or older. 
Registration Link:  (this link is for the March 25th clinic only) or by contacting Buchanan County Public Health by phone at 319-332-1886. Please leave a message if we are unable to answer the phone.

April 1st Vaccine Clinic
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: 1210 First Street West, Independence, Iowa (Former Rydell/Pinicon Ford Building)
Vaccine Provided: MODERNA - must be 18 or older.
Registration Link:
Your appointment for your second dose will be 4/29/2021, this will be scheduled while you are at the clinic. Please be prepared to schedule this appointment.


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