Our Sunday worship service is at 10:45 AM, with fellowship time following the service.
The Adult Discussion Group meets at 9:30 AM, before the Sunday service.

Christian education classes for children are Wednesday evenings at 5:30, followed by a family meal at 6:00 and an informal worship service from 6:30-7:00.

We do not currently offer a staffed nursery. A nursery room is available for the use of caregivers and their young children.

Disposable masks and hand sanitizer are available.


Welcome (family walking through church doors)

Pastor Beth

from Pastor Beth...


Have you ever wondered what God's calling might be on your life right now, this week? Most of us have many spiritual callings at different times in our lives. Consider that the church could be doing what YOU are passionate about in ministry.

Click here to read Pastor Beth's Monthly Message.

Our regular announcements are in The Grapevine, here.

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The Van Meter United Methodist Church
is a community
in the service of Christ

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Call us at: (515) 996-2572

Email us at: office@vmumc.com

Fall Changes

Worship services are Sundays and Wednesdays.

9:30 AM Adult Discussion Group
10:45 AM Sunday Worship
11:45 AM Fellowship Time

Christian Education Time:
An Evening of Learning and
Family Fun

Christian education time (which used to be Sunday School) is now held Wednesday evenings.
5:30-6 PM Education
6-6:30 PM Family meal (freewill offering)
6:30-7 PM Informal worship service
in Fellowship Hall

September 25, 6:30-8:00 PM:
youth group kickoff with an ice cream social on the church lawn. All youth grades 6-12 are welcome; you need not be a member of the church. Learn more about S.W.A.G. here.

September 25: Bible Sunday
Share the joy as we present our 3rd graders and kindergarteners with their own Bibles during the Sunday worship service. Stacy will be leading a special series of classes to teach the 3rd graders how to use their new Bibles.

Old-style alarm clock set to 10:45.  Caption says "New Worship Time".

Christian Education (owl and Bible)

four youth celebrating the ice cream
Ice Cream Social -- drawing of happy ice cream treats

close-up of pastor's hands giving and child's hands receiving a Bible

Missions of the Month

In September, we will focus on support for Women at the Well, a United Methodist congregation located within the walls of the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women.
Learn more here.

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

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.

Trindle Park Stewardship
Our thanks to Bob Myers from Dallas County Conservation for guiding us at Trindle Park in clearing invasive species and for teaching us about park stewardship. Thanks also to all who helped with this effort.

Women at the Well (Logo is an abstract hexagonal shape representing a well.)

Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Adel

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

Caring for God's Creation.  Image shows stylized atmosphere, sunset, landscape, and seascape

Sign up to be a Worship Helper
You may use this link or just talk to Leslie Herman.

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.

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 kidscare@vmumc.com.

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.

Bible, candle, chalice

gardener with rake and hose

Van Meter UMC Kids Care is hiring.  Kids Care logo includes handprints surrounding a cross.

nursery (image of rocking horse)

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.

Exercise Your Faith logo (walking group)

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

Remember Your Offerings (image is offering plate)



UMC logo - Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

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