In-Person Worship

Summer worship: 10:00 AM (a single service),
with fellowship time following the service.
We do not currently offer a staffed nursery. A nursery room is available for the use of caregivers and their young children, when needed.
Sunday School classes for children are on summer hiatus.
The Adult Discussion Group is on summer hiatus.

Wearing a mask is optional. Disposable masks are provided.
A document covering our safety procedures for indoor worship is available here.



Pastor Beth

from Pastor Beth...


What is the Heart of Worship? Faith? Christian works? These have been questions for the church for 2000 years! Do we gain a relationship and ultimately salvation with God through our faith or through our actions out of our faith? Do our works and actions affect our lives or is it just our beliefs? What is it that is deeper than both intellect and heartfelt action?

Click here to read Pastor Beth's Monthly Message.

Here's a video on where our recycling goes.

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Outside Stewardship & Gardening

How can we improve the appearance of our grounds to make our church more welcoming? We're looking for proposals and willing hands. Learn more here.

gardener with rake and hose

Missions of the Month in August

For our August mission projects, we will be focusing on our role as caretakers of Earth, as God calls us to be.   

Trindle Park Stewardship
We plan a group outing to Trindle Park to clear invasive species and learn about park stewardship. Our guide will be from Dallas County Conservation.

Birdhouse Project
We are rasing funds for a Van Meter Middle School service project.

Learn more here.

Adel Food Pantry: This month's personal item is conditioner.

Student Kits: Missions is collecting materials for Ingathering student kits. The kits will go to underprivileged children in the US and in support of humanitarian aid missions in Latin America and Africa. Learn more here.

Caring for God's Creation.  Image shows styalized atmosphere, sunset, landscape, and seascape
birdhouse in a field

Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Adel

School Supplies Collection.  Image is of paper, crayon, pencil, & glue

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

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.

Summer Worship at 10:00 AM
For the summer months, from June 12 through September 4, we will only offer a single service, at 10:00 AM. Sunday School and adult classes are now on summer break.

Van Meter UMC Kids Care is hiring.

nursery (image of rocking horse)

Summer Worship:  10:00 AM (picture of butterflies and flowers)

Exercise Your Faith
Our exercise group meets at the church each Monday from 2-3 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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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.

bread (three baguettes)

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.


Plan from Iowa Annual Conference

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

Click here to read the latest update of the Iowa Annual Conference Church Re-Entry Plan.

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