In-Person Worship

Sunday worship: 8:45 and 10:45 AM
We are open for in-person worship. Our 8:45 service is simpler, informal, and shorter.
We do have fellowship time.
We do not currently offer a nursery, but plan to soon.
Sunday School classes for children begin at 9:30 AM.
Adult Discussion Group meets Sundays at 9:30 AM.

Audio recordings of recent services are available here.
To listen to our latest service, click here.

We strongly encourage everyone, vaccinated or not, to wear a mask until the service starts and again when you are walking about the church. We ask that you practice social distancing while inside our church. Masks are available. A document covering our safety procedures for indoor worship is available here.

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Pastor Beth

from Pastor Beth...


We follow chronos, Biblical Greek for chronological time, and kairos, which is the time that is "the right, critical, or opportune moment" that is timeless and inclusive of all other moments, past, present, and future.

Click here to read Pastor Beth's Monthly Message.

Our regular announcements are in The Grapevine, here.

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The Van Meter United Methodist Church
is a community
in the service of Christ

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Call us at: (515) 996-2572

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Bread Ministry
We have a bread ministry in cooperation with Panera Bread company. We are looking for a volunteer to take charge of the volunteer list for picking up donated bread. Call the church office for details.

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Nursery Help Wanted
We are seeking a reliable adult to supervise our nursery during the 10:45 church service on Sunday mornings.
This is a paid position and a background check will be required. Please reach out to the church office if you are interested.

Mission of the Month:
Donations this month will go towards supporting Iowa UMC camps. Learn more in our Newsletter (page 8).

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Iowa United Methodist Camp and Retreat Centers

Two Services
Sunday, 8:45 AM, 10:45 AM
We are offering a shorter, simpler, early-morning service at 8:45 in addition to our traditional 10:45 service.

Adult Discussion Group
Leslie is leading this class for adults at 9:30 AM each Sunday. We meet in the overflow area. (However, we are not meeting December 19 or 26.)

Kids Care Is Hiring
Our church's Kids Care is looking to hire quality individuals to entertain and monitor school age children for after-school hours. To schedule an interview, please email Jess Jaspers at

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Adult Discussion Group meets at 9:30 Sunday mornings.

Kids Care is hiring.

Exercise Your Faith
Our exercise group meets at the church each Monday from 1-2 PM. Join us for a time of low-impact exercises, encouragement, and sharing health tips. Here are some helpful tips from Marilyn.

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Help in Our Community
Bread Ministry
We have a bread ministry in cooperation with Panera Bread company. We need help picking up packages from Panera and bringing them to the church. Sign up for a one-time delivery or several.
Sign up by clicking on this link.

Adel Food Pantry Support
The Pantry is in need of food, paper goods, financial assistance, and volunteers.

Click here to visit the Food Pantry site for financial donation and volunteer information.

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Adel Food Pantry needs donations

Note from Our Treasurer
Thank you for continuing to financially and prayerfully support the staff and ministries of our church.

All gifts are needed and greatly appreciated. Giving can be done via the Bill Pay function offered by your bank or credit union, or by mailing us a check. Checks can be mailed to:

Van Meter UMC
P.O. Box 149
Van Meter, IA 50261




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


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Three simple rules: Do no harm. Do good. Stay in love with God.

Click here to read the Iowa Annual Conference Crisis Response Re-Entry Plan.

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