Pastor Linda

from Pastor Linda...


It seems the spiritual life is always at risk. If we are not intentional, acedia sets in. Acedia is the human tendency for spiritual laziness. If we do not purposefully work on becoming better people, truer followers of Jesus, the many demands on our time and attention soon deliver us to a spiritual lethargy.

Thank God for the grace that continues to draw us back, and restore us, and set our feet on the path again.

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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:


New Director at Kids Care

Jess Jaspers is now the director at Kids Care. The Kids Care phone number remains the same (515) 996-2117. Email the director at

Learn about Kids Care here.

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June 2: Raccoon River Days Community Worship service

We will join the community worship service on Legion grounds this day.
* 9:45 coffee, juice, donuts
* 10:30 community worship service
* Memorial Garden Shelter at the Veterans Center (910 Main Street)
There will be no service at the church.

Van Meter Raccoon River Days

June 5, 12, 19, 26 (Wednesdays)
6:30-8:30 PM:
VBS: Vacation Bible School

Each Wednesday in June, children 3-11 gather at the church for fun with a focus of learning more about God at our Vacation Bible School. We'll have crafts, songs, science, story time, outdoor games, and snacks. Learn more and register here; see pictures from last year here.

logo for Vacation Bible School:  Roar!  Life is wild, God is good.

Every Monday, 2:00 PM:
Better Health: Exercise Your Faith

Do your heart and body some good. Come to the Exercise Your Faith group’s weekly meeting for some exercise and encouragement in a relaxed atmosphere.

We meet in the overflow room Monday afternoons at 2 PM. Everyone is welcome. 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 have suspended meetings during the summer. Meetings will resume after Kickoff Sunday in the fall.

Sunday Church School:
Sunday School is on break during the summer. We'll see you in church!

Sunday Worship Service:
10:45 AM

Youth Group:
Youth Group is on summer break.
Meetings are held the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 6:30 - 8:00 PM during the school year. This group does not meet during June, July, or August.

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