Pastor Linda

from Pastor Linda...


Fall is a fleeting time and like the busy squirrels and harvesting farmers, we too work hard to get our homes and yards buttoned down and ready for winter. Our church leaders review the accomplishments of the prior year and set goals for the coming year.

I recall a verse from the Psalm 127: Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. This verse provides a good checkpoint for our hard work, that we continue to seek God's guidance and direction in all that we do at home and at the church.

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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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Coming Up:


November 18th:
Thanksgiving service

Join us for worship and enjoy music of the season as we give praise and thanks.

When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he has given thee.

Wednesday, November 28:
6:30 PM - Youth Group

Youth grades 7-12 are encouraged to join together here at the church for a time of thoughtful discussion, fellowship, service, and fun. Heidi Myers and Hayley Carlson will be leading the group this year with help from Holly Adams and Pastor Linda.

Meetings are generally held the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 PM. However, we're not meeting the day before Thanksgiving; we'll meet Nov. 28th instead.

Youth Group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30  PM.

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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Here are some pictures from this past October's Trunk or Treat. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

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The Van Meter Church is part of the Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church.


Discussion Groups:
Adult Discussion Group and
Parent Discussion Group meet Sundays at 9:30 AM.

Sunday Church School:
9:30 AM

Sunday Worship Service:
10:45 AM

Youth Group:
Youth Group meetings are held the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

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