West Des Moines United Methodist Church

Weekly Worship

Please Join us this Sunday, March 26

This Sunday, March 26, the Youth (UMY) will be leading worship. 

Latest Sermon:
March 12, 2017 - "On Our Baptismal Vows-Accept" message by Rev Stephen Bibb


Traditional Worship • 8:30 a.m.
Children's Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Youth and Adult  Sunday School • 10:00 a.m.
Marketplace Contemporary Worship • 11:00 a.m.

Hearing assistance devices available.
Childcare is available for all services.

Wednesday Night Live 

5:30 until 6:30 p.m. Dinner (Heritage Hall)
6:30 until 7:30 p.m.  Classes offered for all ages


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720 Grand Avenue

West Des Moines, Iowa 50265-3624

Phone (515) 279-0826


Office Hours

Administrative Office (2nd floor):

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

Receptionist Office (2nd floor):  

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Friday:  9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 Lent and Holy Week at WDMUMC Minimize

Palm Sunday services will be held on April 9 with children participating in a palm processional at the 8:30 service. Both children’s choirs will sing for this service as part of the Palm celebration. The second part of the service will focus on the Passion Story with special music by the Chancel Choir and Wesley Ringers.

24-Hour Prayer Vigil and Labyrinth Walk will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 and continue through 7:00 p.m. on Holy Thursday.  As we end the Lenten season, the Prayer Ministry team will again offer a 24-hour Prayer Vigil where you can spend time in the Prayer Room. This year we will be offering an extra special opportunity for you to pray in an alternative way by using a Labyrinth! The Prayer Ministry team received special funding to provide this meaningful way to center and meditate.

Holy Thursday service at 7:00 p.m. on April 13 will include the Lord’s Supper (Communion) as usual, but with a new and special component: the Rite of Foot Washing. Just as Jesus washed his disciples’ feet before the Last Supper, we will also experience this solemn opportunity.

Good Friday services will be held on April 14 at 7 p.m. This very solemn, reflective service will include mournful music by the Des Moines String Quartet and soloists Rev. Linda Bibb and Barbara Sletto. This year we will celebrate the Service of Darkness known as Tenebrae.

Easter Day services will be held on April 16 in the sanctuary at 6:30, 8:30, and 11:00 a.m. Special music and hymns will be led by the Chancel Choir, Bell Choir, Organ, and Brass at the 8:30 service. The Praise Team will lead music at 11:00 but in the sanctuary to accommodate larger congregation size.

 Plant Sale Orders Due April 9 Minimize

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All orders benefit Meals from the Heartland
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 Wednesday at 5:30 pm Minimize

March 29 – Team John
Homemade Cavatelli
Mini shaved ham sandwiches for the Kids
Corn Casserole
French Bread
Salad Bar Extravaganza Bread, Beverage and Dessert Stations

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Our Vision & 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.

 Serving Christ…. Our Purpose, Our  Privilege, Our Responsibility. 

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And it shall be said in that day: "Lo, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for Him; we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation."

Isaiah 25:9 (KJ21)

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