Pastor Linda

from Pastor Linda...


The worldwide United Methodist Church has been embroiled in conversations concerning the understanding of human sexuality. Views on this very sensitive topic vary from person to person. Many of our sister denominations have had these conversations and all have split because they were not able to find a way forward.

I have always felt there is something beautiful and Christ-like in remaining at the table, staying in the conversation, and working together even though our opinions may vary. Can we be of different opinions and still be one UM church? I believe we can. 

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June 28 (Wednesday): VBS
Vacation Bible School
6:30-8:30 PM

Join us in Fellowship Hall this Wednesday for our final evening of Vacation Bible School fun.
Children 3-11 are welcome to join us even if they've missed the other sessions.

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Every Monday:

2:00 PM: Exercise Your Faith group meets meets each week for a half hour of light aerobic exercise followed by discussions on living and eating healthy. Learn more here.

(No meeting July 3rd.)

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The Van Meter Church is part of the Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church.


Sunday Worship Service:
10:45 AM

Discussion Groups are on hiatus until fall.

Sunday Church School is on hiatus until fall.

Youth Group will not have regular meetings until fall but may occasionally get together.

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