Pastor Linda

from Pastor Linda...


If there is such a thing as whiplash by scripture, surely it occurs during the short span of time between Christmas and Lent. It is a comfort to realize that just as Advent is a time to prepare our hearts for Jesus' birth, Lent is the time to prepare for Jesus' resurrection. Lent gives us 40 days to get there.

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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:


February 14: 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 the day we call Easter.

Our confirmands will assist in this special service.

Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 PM

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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February 7, 21 (Wednesdays):
6:30 PM Confirmation Class

Confirmation classes are held roughly every other Wednesday.

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.

Confirmation classes are held roughly every other Wednesday evening.

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 Trunk or Treat.

Trunk or Treat line-up

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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