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.

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

Jesus didn't come to create a perfect society where everyone has everything they need. He said 'the poor we would always have with us'. He came to show us love in difficult circumstances, and how love can show us the way through.

Click here to read Rev. 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

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

Nursery (drawing of a rocking horse)

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

Monday, April 3, noon:
Lenten Luncheon

Lunch will be followed by discussion about our personal spiritual journeys. Bring your own lunch or partake of the meal provided. (free will offering)

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



soup, bread, and a glowing cross

Bible, candle, chalice

Mission of the Month
Landscape Stewardship
We will be collecting funds in support of a project at VM school to build nesting boxes.
For our Missions Work Day, we will be clearing invasive species at Trindle Park under the guidance of Bob Myers from Dallas County Conservation. Learn more here.

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

drawing of a tree with colorful leaves

roll of blue toilet paper

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.

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





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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