West Des Moines United Methodist Church
Weekly Worship Minimize

THIS SUNDAY: July 27, 2014
Sermons Series: Servant Leadership
Sermon: “Used by God"
Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:14-23


Listen to the latest Sermon: July 20, "The Servant Community" by Dr Wesley SK Daniel. Scripture: Matthew 20:20-28

Listen to past sermons by clicking HERE.


Traditional Worship 8:30 a.m.
Children's Sunday School 9:50 a.m.
Youth and Adult  Sunday School • 9:50 a.m.
Marketplace Contemporary Worship • 11:00 a.m.

Hearing assistance devices available.

Childcare is available for all services.

Wednesday Night Live (during school year)
5:45 until 6:30 p.m. Dinner (Heritage Hall)
6:30 until 7:30 p.m.  Classes offered for all ages


[map and directions]

 Guests click HERE


720 Grand Avenue

West Des Moines, Iowa 50265-3624

Phone (515) 279-0826


Office Hours

Administrative Office (on the 2nd floor): 

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Receptionist Office (on the 2nd floor): 

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday:  9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sunday:  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Contact Information

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Facebook/Blog/Flickr/Podcast Minimize

West Des Moines United Methodist Church has a Facebook page, a Blog, Flickr (for photos) and Podcasts of past sermons.

If you are a member, visitor or just want more information about WDMUMC, please "Like" us on Facebook, read our Blog or listen to past sermons.


The Word
And whoever touched Him became well.

Mark 6:56b (MSG)

Our New Associate Pastor - Rev. Fred Darbonne Minimize
The Bishop has appointed Fred Darbonne as our new Associate Pastor on August 1st.  He is a native Midwesterner, and comes to us from Cedar Rapids, where he has been teaching in the MBA program at Mount Mercy University and doing organizational consulting work with a colleague group.  For the past several years Fred has served in transitional and interim ministry in area congregations, and earlier served congregations in Washington State, Idaho, Kansas, and Iowa. 

Fred is a graduate of the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in Iowa, and Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington.  He has done continuing studies in transitional ministry and planning with the Interim Ministry Network, the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, the Center for Congregational Health, and the Alban Institute.

Fred is most thankful for the grace of God he has experienced in his life, and for God’s caring faithfulness.

Outside of work Fred enjoys learning about art, exploring cities, coffee shop culture, and music events.  He has one young adult son who lives in Cedar Rapids.


VBS July 2014 Minimize
We had a great Vacation Bible School. See the fun below.

Sunday @ 10 a.m., Thursday @ 7 p.m. Minimize

Modern Day Miracles Explored at Lifetree Café

The question of whether miracles are real—and happening today—will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday at 10:00 A.M. and Thursday at 7:00 P.M.  

The program, titled “Miracles or Mere Coincidences? Does Everything Happen for a Reason?” features the filmed story of Robin Alm, a woman who believes a miracle occurred in her life.

“There’s no way what happened could have happened without God being involved,” says Alm. “I absolutely believe miracles happen today.”

This program will provide an opportunity for those who believe they’ve experienced a miracle to share and explore their stories.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Paige Chapman at 279-0826 or pchapman@wdmumc.org.

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Our Vision and Our Mission

Our Vision is . . .
Changing lives in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Our Mission is...
To create a welcoming atmosphere
To invite others to join our faith journey
To involve all in worship, service, mission, small group participation, tithing and prayer
To connect our faith in Jesus with our daily lives


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