Pastor Linda

from Pastor Linda...


While digging in the rock-hard soil of my garden, I thought of God preparing the soil of humankind to receive his son ... hard as iron, we crucified him. I thought of my own heart, and the times it has been hard as iron. As much as I contended with the soil to receive the plants, how much more does God contend with us teaching us hard lessons and showering us with life-giving grace?

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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 20, 27: Vacation Bible School

It's not too late to join the fun; there are two sessions remaining, and newcomers are always welcome.

Wednesdays in June
6:30-8:30 PM

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".

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



Summer Camp

Registration for summer camp is ongoing. 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.

We'll be taking a break in July, but will return in August.

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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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