Pastor Linda

from Pastor Linda...


From the outside, it may appear that the church is a quiet, unchanging pillar in the community—always there, always available, always serving. However, from the inside our church is never more active than during the summer months. I am reminded of the newer hymn:
I am the church,
you are the church,
we are the church together

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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:


School Kit Bags

Missions is collecting materials for Ingathering school kits, which will be distributed to children in the United States. Please consider filling a kit or two when school supplies are on sale. Learn more here, or get a printable copy of the list here.

Missions committee is collecting school supplies for children in the US.

Summer Camp

Registration for summer camp is ongoing. The Iowa UMC has three wonderful camps and camping opportunities galore, with programs tailored to different ages and abilities, for individuals or families.

Learn all about Iowa UMC camps here

The Iowa United Methodist Church has three delightful summer camps.

June 10 - September 2:
9:30 AM worship service

To preserve more of the day for family activities and Sunday outings, our worship service time has moved to 9:30 AM for the summer. We will return to our 10:45 AM service time on Kickoff Sunday in September.

Summer worship hours have changed.  We will begin services at 9:30 AM.

Every Monday:
(The exercise group will be taking a break in July, but will return in August.)

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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UMC logo - Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

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


Discussion Groups:
are on break for the summer.

Sunday Church School:
is on break for the summer.

Sunday Worship Service:
June 10 - September 2:
9:30 AM service

Youth Group:
Youth Group is on break until fall.

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