Planting Seeds of Hope

After-School Kids Club

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (Meal Provided).
Kindergarten-5th grade.

Nutritious snacks, bible studies, and homework assistance are provided every Tuesday and Thursday during the school year. Volunteers assist in all aspects of this ministry, from leading age-appropriate Bible Studies, playing games, and offering homework help.

Teens For Christ Youth Group

Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm (Meal Provided).

6th – 12th Grade

Middle and High school youth share a meal and Bible study during this After-School program. Once a month, the teen group goes out for group activities. Quarterly activities include snow tubing, Movie Theatres, Bowling, Ice Skating, and Spelunking.  This ministry has been vital in developing a desire in youth to serve God by serving effectively in their community.

Ladies Bible Study

2nd Thursday of every month, starting from 6 to 7 pm.

Volunteers lead Ladies’ Bible Study at the center on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Ladies share a meal and open God’s word, and offer encouragement to each other. Daycare provided.

Every Thursday from June 1st through August 10th

5 to 8 pm

New in 2023, the Friendship Center will host a weekly “Kids Zone” from 5 to 8 pm. Children K-8th grade will come for activities, games, free dinner, and bible devotionals every week. In addition, groups from all over Iowa will visit the center weekly to teach life skills to children. First Family Church will be providing the meals all summer long. No pre-registration is required. They are starting June 1st through August 10th. For questions or to volunteer, please get in touch with Shelly at