Pastor Linda

from Pastor Linda...


Even though winter has been slow to leave, the birds of spring are back. Eagles and hawks, robins and sparrows, blue jays and finches. They chirp their eternal optimism secure in God's care.

In these troubled times, it is reassuring that just as God watches the birds and cares for them, God with an even greater love watches over and cares for us. Jesus tells us that all the hairs of our head are numbered and that we are worth more than a sparrow.

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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:


April 22: Welcome New Members

Another happy day as we welcome a new family into our congregation during this Sunday's service. We'll also have an infant baptism.

Stay after the service for fellowship time and a chance to get to know each other a little better. There will be cake!

Infant baptism Sunday the 22nd
Welcome new members

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 Fat Tuesday pancake supper.

We celebrated Fat Tuesday iwth lots and lots and lots of pancakes.




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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