Pastor Linda

from Pastor Linda...


Are you ready for spring? There have been harbingers of the changing weather. Have you noticed the flocks of ducks, geese, and large numbers of white Canada snow geese in the fields? On some days, the air has that feel to it ... WARM, full of the promise of better days ahead.

The Bible often speaks of better days ahead, calling it the new life we experience in Christ Jesus, and so even though there may be another cold snap, even a little snow, I see the promise of new life in our midst. What do I see?

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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:


March 25: Palm Sunday

Join us as we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.

On Palm Sunday we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.

March 21, April 4 (Wednesdays):
6:30 PM Confirmation Class

April 14 (Saturday):
9 AM Confirmation rehearsal

April 15 (Sunday): Confirmation

Celebrate with us as we welcome our confirmands into fellowship. There will be a reception after the service.

Confirmation Sunday is April 15.

April 1: Easter Sunday

6:30 AM Sunrise service
breakfast to follow

9:30 AM Egg hunt
Join the fun as we turn the kids loose to hunt for eggs. This will be during our regular Sunday School Time

10:45 AM Traditional service
Christ the Lord is risen today. Hallelujah!

Easter Sunday

Summer Camp

Registration for summer camp starts now. 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.


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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Every 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 are usually held every Wednesday.

Music Rehearsals
Chancel Choir
rehearses weekly, usually at 7:30. Praise Team rehearses once a month. Talk to Mike if you are interested in either of these groups.

Youth Group meets Wednesday evenings.

"I will sing to the Lord as long as I live."

Click here to see pictures from this year's Trunk or Treat.

Trunk or Treat line-up

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:
Sundays at 9:30 AM

Sunday Church School:
9:30 AM

Sunday Worship Service:
10:45 AM

Youth Group:
Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 PM

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