Pastor Linda

from Pastor Linda...


Storms are a great metaphor. None of us is exempt from life storms. The power, fury, and fear a storm imparts -- we know what that feels like. When we have lost a loved one, or a child is ill or struggling, or our finances bottom out -- these are storms we have all been through.

The comfort we are able to receive from God during troubled times is often related to how well we know God. The more superficial our relationship with God, the less is our capacity to draw on God's sustaining power.

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A community
in the service of Christ

The Van Meter United Methodist Church
is a friendly small-town church
with lots of activities.
We would love to have you
drop in for a visit.

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Call us at: (515) 996-2572

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Coming Up:


September 6:
6:30 PM Confirmation Class

Confirmation classes will be held roughly every other Wednesday.

Confirmation classes begin in the fall.

September 10: Kickoff Sunday

9:30 AM: Kickoff the start of fall programming with fun and games. Meet your new teachers! This event will be during our regular Sunday School time.

10:45 AM: Enjoy Coop's Troupe during our Sunday worship. Stay after the service for an all-church potluck where you can reconnect with friends and perhaps start some new friendships.

Sunday School Kickoff is September 10.

church potluck September 10 
Everyone brings something to the table

September 13 (Wednesday):
6:00 PM Youth Group Meeting

Church youth in grades 7 - 12 are encouraged to join together here at the church for Youth Group. Meetings resume September 13th and will be held every Wednesday.

Youth Group meets Wednesday evenings.



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.

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Kids Care Is Hiring

Kids Care is looking for reliable, trustworthy people who like to work with kids. Click here for details.

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All Summer: Missions Collection

School supplies are often on sale this time of year. Please consider filling a school kit for Missions. Because of requirements to get through customs, the list of materials for each school kit is very specific. Learn more here.

school supplies collection

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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 resume meeting September 13th (Wednesday).

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