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.
Sunday School classes begin at 9:30 AM.

A staffed nursery is now available for the care of young children during the worship service.

Disposable masks and hand sanitizer are available.


Welcome (family walking through church doors)

Pastor Beth

from Rev. Beth...

Rev. Beth Harbaugh,
Pastor VMUMC

Let us journey together as we prepare for Easter. We all continue to grow in Christ, knowing that we learn not only from our own experiences and trials, but also through our empathy and compassion for others and their experiences.

Click here to read Rev. Beth's Monthly Message.

Our regular announcements are in The Grapevine, here.

Stay connected by visiting our Facebook page. You can click here to reach it.


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

Click here for directions on how to find us.

Call us at: (515) 996-2572

Email us at: office@vmumc.com

Nursery Available
We offer care for the very young during church services in our staffed nursery.

February 21 (Tuesday)
5:30-7:00 PM:
Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper
The whole community is invited to our annual Fat Tuesday celebration. We will have a pancake dinner, our traditional pancake-flipping contest, and fellowship. It's a whole lot of fun.
Sign up to help here or at the church.

February 22: Ash Wednesday
7:00 PM
Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday
 marks the beginning of the Lenten season. In this 40-day period, Christians worldwide prepare our hearts for Jesus' death on the cross and his resurrection three days later on Easter.

Nursery (drawing of a rocking horse)

Fat Tuesday pancakes

Ash Wednesday service at 7 PM

9:30 AM Sunday School
9:30 AM Adult Discussion Group
10:45 AM Sunday Worship

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

Bible, candle, chalice

Mission of the Month
Missionary Support
We are raising funds to purchase a reliable vehicle for missionary Luke DeBoer to use in his work in Puerto Rico.

Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Adel
We are collecting bar soap in support of the pantry. Learn more about the food pantry here.

our Missionary Luke
Good Samaritan Food Pantry serving our neighbors since 1982

Exercise Your Faith
Our exercise group meets at the church each Monday from 1:30-2:30 PM. Join us for a time of low-impact exercises, encouragement, and sharing health tips. Here are some helpful tips from Marilyn.
(We will not be meeting January 2.)

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.

Exercise Your Faith logo (walking group)



bread (three baguettes)

Need Help?
Our church is a member of the Adel Ministerial Association (AMA). The AMA has an emergency fund which is used as a shared resource. Learn more here.

Emergency Funds

Scholarships Available
Local, state, and national United Methodist scholarships are available. Learn more here.
The Iowa United Methodist Foundation offers over 100 scholarships each year to high school seniors, undergraduates, graduate students and seminary students. Here's a link to the UMF site.
This church also offers scholarships to active members. Call the church office for more information on those.




UMC logo - Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

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

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