West Des Moines United Methodist Church
 Who We Are



God loves us.  Not because of who we are or because of what we've done.  He loves us . . . just because.


He sent His perfect son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins.  Not because we deserve this gift from Him.  Yet He loves us . . . just because.   


Remember these words:  "Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so. "


Two key Bible verses help to summarize the foundation of what we believe.

  • “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.”  John 3:16
  • “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God—not the result of works, so that no one may boast” Ephesians 2:8-9

John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, spent significant time in worship, hearing and studying Scripture, Holy Communion, prayer, and fasting.  


These practices continue to help us to stay connected with our Lord and Saviour today just as they assisted Wesley to grow in his faith.     


Our congregation was established in 1892 and now has nearly 1,400 members. 

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 Our Vision & 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

 Going Forth With a Blessing

God calls us to strive to put our best step forward.  That's why we often remind each other at the close of a worship service to carry that blessing in hearts as we go forth into the following week, saying...

  • May Jesus be with you.
  • May Jesus be in you.
  • May Jesus live through you.



This symbol of the United Methodist Church, represents the Holy Spirit alive in today's Christian community.


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