Pastor Linda

from Pastor Linda...


This month the scriptures give us a view into God’s great love for us, a glimpse of how we might find new life through the love Jesus offers.

Learning to love is a lifelong journey. The church and its people are great and loving teachers. Walk with us.

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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:


June 4: Community Worship Service
10:30 AM

Our congregation will join with other churches in the Van Meter area for a Raccoon River Days community worship service on Legion grounds near the shelter (weather permitting, else inside). Remember your lawn chairs!

Raccoon River Days celebrates the community of Van Meter.

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 will move to 9:30 AM for the summer. We will return to our 10:45 AM service time on Kickoff Sunday in September.

Summer worship schedule:  We will be meeting for worship at 9:30 AM for the summer.

June 6, 13, 20, 27: Vacation Bible School

Join us 6:30-8:30 PM Wednesdays in June for VBS fun.

Click here to register or for more information.

Click here to see pictures from last year's VBS.

This year's Vacation Bible School theme is "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus".

Our church supports the Adel (Good Samaritan) Food Pantry. The Missions committee is currently coordinating a drive for donations of cash and food goods. The pantry serves those in the Van Meter and ADM (Adel, De Soto, Minburn) school districts.
Learn more by clicking here.

donations for food pantry

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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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:
through May 27:
10:45 AM service

June 3:
10:30 AM Community Worship at the Legion Memorial Garden shelter.

June 10 - September 2:
9:30 AM service

Youth Group:
Youth Group is on break until fall.

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