Our Sunday worship service is at 10:45 AM, with fellowship time following the service.
The Adult Discussion Group meets at 9:30 AM, before the Sunday service.
Sunday School classes begin at 9:30 AM.

We do not currently offer a staffed nursery. A nursery room is available for the use of caregivers and their young children.

Disposable masks and hand sanitizer are available.


Welcome (family walking through church doors)

Pastor Beth

from Pastor Beth...


Every year at this time, I remember how things were a year ago, then how they are now. Surprises! Sunrises! Winds of change! Novelty! Even losses are gains, because we know how we got here and we will now have new decisions to make and gifts to unwrap.

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

Email us at: office@vmumc.com

9:30 AM Sunday School
9:30 AM Adult Discussion Group
10:45 AM Sunday Worship

Sign up to be a Worship Helper
You may use this link or just talk to Leslie Herman.

Bible, candle, chalice

December 10, 4:30-8:30 PM:
Parents Night Out --
Christmas Pajama Party
Finish your shopping, grab dinner, or just relax knowing your children are safe and having a party of their own.
Learn more here.

December 18:
Christmas Cantata

The Van Meter Chancel Choir along with singers from the Booneville UMC will be presenting their annual Christmas cantata during today's service. This year, they will perform Everlasting Light.
noon: Cookie Exchange
Bring two dozen cookies to share and swap after the Cantata.

December 24, 7 PM:
Christmas Eve service

Join us for a joyous time of scripture, songs, and candle lighting.

Parents' night out Christmas Pajama party - December 10, 4:30-8:30 PM, Van Meter UMC

Christmas Cantata (drawiang of singers forming a tree shape)
Cookie exchange - drawing features a variety of cookies

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service image shows a lit candle cupped in a pair of hands

Mission of the Month
Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Adel
We will be collecting monetary donations on December 4, 11, and 18 during the service for support of the pantry. Learn more about the food pantry here.


Kids Care Is Hiring
Our church's Kids Care is looking to hire quality individuals for various positions. To schedule an interview, please email Jess Jaspers at kidscare@vmumc.com.

Van Meter UMC Kids Care is hiring.  Kids Care logo includes handprints surrounding a cross.

Exercise Your Faith
Our exercise group meets at the church each Monday from 1:30-2:30 PM. Join us for a time of low-impact exercises, encouragement, and sharing health tips. Here are some helpful tips from Marilyn.

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.

Exercise Your Faith logo (walking group)


bread (three baguettes)

Need Help?
Our church is a member of the Adel Ministerial Association (AMA). The AMA has an emergency fund which is used as a shared resource. Learn more here.

Emergency Funds



UMC logo - Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

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

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