Church & Faith
Area Churches & Faith Groups
Assembly of God, Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study followed by 10:00 a.m. Worship and Kids Church. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study and 7:30 p.m. Disruption. 108 Circle V Ranch Road, Montezuma, IA 50171, phone 641-623-4673.
Faith Christian Center
Full Gospel, Sunday: 10:00 worship and children’s church, 6:00 p.m. worship. Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Blue Flames for Christ Youth, Saturday 8:00 a.m. Prayer Service. 830 South Third Street, Montezuma, IA 60171, phone 641-623-3290.
Evangelical Presbyterian, Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship with Sunday School, Adult Education at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 303 East Washington Street, Montezuma, IA 50171, phone 641-623-3275.
Independent, Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Fellowship Cafe, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:30 a.m worship and communion. 6:00 p.m. Bible study, 6:30 Jr. & Sr. High Youth. Tuesday kids ministry 3:45 p.m. 106 North High Street, Montezuma, IA 50171, phone 641-623-3912.
United Methodist, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. worship and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m. Fellowship. 200 South Fourth Street, Montezuma, IA 50171, phone 641-623-5410. www.monteumc.org
Montezuma Ministerial Association
The Ministerial Association gathers regularly to plan community events throughout the year, including Lenten prayer breakfasts, July 4th ecumenical worship, and a community Thanksgiving service. The association also provides spiritual encounters for residents at area care facilities. Working together to serve local benevolence, these area pastors also shepherd needs in partnership with the Food Panty & Clothes Closet and annual Christmas Joy program. Howard Lord serves as president of the group, which meets at Hometown Restaurant the first Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m.
Located on the campus of Grinnell College, the Center offers several resources for the student body and the wider community to foster intercultural and interreligious dialogues and service. A full schedule of faith events on campus includes worship and prayer experiences, shared meals, and gatherings for conversation. Herrick Chapel, prayer and meditation rooms, and a walking labyrinth for spiritual prayer practice are some of the facilities used for the more than 15 groups. The public is welcome to participate in many programs and ministries. 1233 Park Street, Grinnell, IA, phone 641-269-4981.
Montezuma Food Pantry & Clothes Closet
The Montezuma Food Pantry & Clothing Closet is sponsored by the Montezuma Ministerial Association and under the direction of local retired pastor, Virgil Scott. The agency is supported by donations from churches, individuals, the school, businesses, and organizations either through monetary giving or through provisions brought in. The pantry is not government funded. Food is purchased through the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, a member of the Feed-ing America program. The Montezuma Food Pantry follows criteria and guidelines for participation with the NEIA FB. Food, including meat and produce (when available), as well as personal care items are stocked. The pantry also offers a free clothing for those in need. The pantry’s location is at 103 Circle V Ranch Road, Montezuma, IA 50171. Pantry hours are Monday 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesday 2:00-4:30 p.m., Thursday 4:30-7:00 p.m., and every third Saturday of the month 10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. The Clothing Closet is located at 411 East Main Street, Montezuma, IA 50171. For true emergencies or crisis situations outside of these hours, please call Virgil Scott at 641-623-2776, or Darla Wilson at 641-623-3275.