The Adult Discussion Group meets each Sunday before the service at 9:30 AM in the overflow area at the back of the sanctuary. This group does not meet during the summer.

GLOW, (God Lights Our Way), our children's program, is held at the same time as the Sunday worship service.

Our Wednesday night program for youth kindergarten through 6th grade is Kids' JAM. It runs 6:00-7:30 PM during the school year.

A staffed nursery is available for the care of young children during the worship service.

from Pastor Cathy...

Pastor Cathy Nutting,
Pastor VMUMC

Pastor Cathy

Every journey begins with saying 'yes' – and that's true of our spiritual life, too. We say 'yes' to the invitation of God's love; 'yes' to growing more intimately connected to God; 'yes' to growing in love through relationships that create community — with each other, with our neighbors, with all people; and 'yes' to following God together into the future, even though it may be more challenging or surprising than we ever expected. Even though we may not see the entire journey ahead, we trust that God knows the way, that God is already there, and that God will show us the next faithful steps to take together. 

Click here to read Pastor Cathy'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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Wednesdays, June 5 - July 31
1:00-2:30 PM
Summer Bible Series:
"Believe It or Not" 

for middle-school students, grades 6-9
We'll have Bible study, prayer, games, hands-on science, and loads of fun.
To sign up, email 

Sunday, July 28
6:30-8:30 PM
Youth Group Pickle Ball Night

We'll play pickleball then have treats at the park. This event is for middle- and high-school students.   
To sign up (or learn more), email

cross made of summer sandals pickleball paddles and ball

UMC logo - Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

The Van Meter Church is part of the Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Missions of the Month  

Support for Greenfield
We are collecting donations to support recovery efforts in Greenfield, and plan to organize another work crew to help in person this month. Contact the church office to volunteer or donate.

Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Adel
We are collecting shampoo for the pantry. Learn more about the food pantry here.

green shampoo


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

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

Nursery (drawing of a rocking horse)

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Each month, we meet at a different home to make shawls and blankets of comfort. Call the church office to learn where the next meeting will be held.

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.

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.

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