Pastor Linda

from Pastor Linda...


We live in a time of rapid change. Traditions are forgotten, values ignored. The result is a chaos of social confusion and rootless individualism. Many think our society has lost its bearings and is adrift.

The church is a reliable signpost. It nurtures our spirit and fosters intangible values. It helps us regather and move toward a better life.

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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.

Click here for directions on how to find us.

Call us at: (515) 996-2572

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Coming Up:


Saturday, September 15
9:30-11:00 AM:
Tea Party at Edgewater

RSVP to Kim Fankhauser if you want to join us. Look here for pictures from past tea parties.

A Tea Party is meant to bring fellowship and encouragement.

Sunday, September 16:
Bible Sunday

Our third graders will receive their own Bibles during the worship service.

Starting September 23rd, Stacy Peterson will be leading a special 3rd-grade Bible class to teach these children how to use their new Bible. These classes will continue at Sunday School time for the next several weeks.

Bible Sunday is September 16th

Wednesday, September 19:
6:30 PM - Youth Group

Youth grades 7-12 are encouraged to join together here at the church for a time of 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 held the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 PM.

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



School Kit Bags

Missions is collecting materials for Ingathering school kits, which will be distributed to children in the United States. Please consider filling a kit or two when school supplies are on sale. Learn more here, or get a printable copy of the list here.

Missions committee is collecting school supplies for children in the US.

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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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:
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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