Pastor Linda

from Pastor Linda...


The New Year is a good time to begin again, and just in case, in all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, you may have forgotten: the one who assembles us and makes us whole and complete ... his name is Jesus.

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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:


January 28: Leadership Sunday

We will recognize and thank people in leadership roles serving our church.

Leadership Sunday is January 28th.

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.

Creating an Advent Devotional

While your Christmas memories are still fresh, take a few minutes to write down one you may wish to share in next Christmas season's Advent devotional booklet. Learn more here.

We are looking for Advent Devotionals to share next Advent.

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.

Exercise Your Faith logo

January 10, 24 (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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