Van Meter United Methodist Church


Pastor Linda

from Pastor Linda...


Have you taken a vacation this summer? Jesus did ... how about you?

Resting, taking Sabbath time is hard for most of us. We more easily heed God's call to get busy: to work, to serve, to coach, to teach, to feed, to visit, to sing, than to rest. Yet, Jesus taught that we need to balance doing with renewing.

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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:


Sunday, August 19:

School starts Thursday, August 23rd. To help send everyone off with the best possible start, this Sunday Pastor Linda will be blessing the backpacks and computer bags our children and youth will be taking to school.

Blessing of the Backpacks

School Kit Bags

Missions is collecting materials for Ingathering school kits, which will be distributed to children in the United States. Please consider filling a kit or two when school supplies are on sale. Learn more here, or get a printable copy of the list here.

Missions committee is collecting school supplies for children in the US.


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

Summer worship hours have changed.  We will begin services at 9:30 AM.

Every Monday, 2:00 PM:

Exercise Your Faith group 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:
June 10 - September 2:
9:30 AM service

Youth Group:
Youth Group is on break until fall.

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