West Des Moines United Methodist Church
 Mission Donation of the Month Minimize

The Missions Team is recommending a mission donation of the month – one food item for the Food Pantry and one non-food item for other groups. These are small items that we invite you to bring and donate each Sunday. This fall’s recommended donations: 
January - Blankets for UBFM & Hot Cereal
February - Diapers & 100% Fruit Juice
March - Shampoo & Peanut Butter
April - Bar Soap/Shower Gel & Canned Soups
May -  Deodorant & Canned Fruit
June - Toilet Paper & Canned Seafood (Tuna, Salmon, etc)
July - Sanitary Products & Canned Vegetables (Fresh vegetables are also requested, but those must be taken directly to DMARC, not to the church)
August - Diapers & Cereal
September - Shampoo & Rice
October - Bar Soap/Shower Gel & Beans
November - Toilet Paper & Peanut Butter
December - Sanitary Products & Pasta

 2015 Hunger Hike Minimize

 Helping DMARC Minimize

Can you afford $0.57?  That is all it cost to provide a meal for a hungry person.

Click on the DMARC logo above to learn more. 

 Wesley Woods Cleanup Day - 2017 Minimize

Click on the picture to see more from the Wesley Woods Cleanup Day.

 Making Ingathering Kits Minimize

Click on the picture to see more pictures of the Missions Team making Ingathering Kits on October 19, 2016.

 The Missions Team

Missions Team – The Missions Team promotes a variety of programs at all levels intended to involve people of our church in hands-on ministry and change the lives of our own members as they serve others in Christ.  This group raises its own funds for projects through occasional special Sunday morning offerings.  Projects have included the Food Pantry, the Thanksgiving Ingathering, Habitat for Humanity, meals for the Eddie Davis Center as a part of the WDM C.O.G. organization and collection of school supplies for our neighbor, Hillside School.   Meetings are the second Monday of the month.  

 Missions and Agencies supported include:

  • COG (Church Outreach Group)
  • SOY (Serve Our Youth)
  • DMARC Food Pantry
  • DMARC Child Care
  • DMARC Compassion in Action
  • Bidwell Riverside
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry
  • Hunger Hike
  • Hawthorn Hill
  • UM Student Day
  • Methodist Missionaries in Africa (Kies family)
  • CFUM (Children and Family Urban Ministries Trinity Suppers)
  • Eddie Davis Suppers in WDM
  • Mitchellvile Correctional Facility - Sacred Place and Read To Me Mommy
  • In Christ's Way
  • Fall Ingathering
  • Rebuilding the Bell Family who were relocated after Hurricane Katrina
  • Heifer Project
  • Blanket Sunday
  • WDM YMCA Partners in Youth
  • Hiatt Middle School clothes for needy children
  • Door of Faith (Hope Ministries)


 Questions or Suggestions for the Mission Committee

 Committee Members Minimize

Chairperson - Marnie Stein

Jane Beeman
Paul Gesell
Mark Willson
Marnie Stein
Susan Smith
Duane Daby
Earline Harkins
Kay Julien-Gutu
Janis Hill
Melissa Couch

UMW - Judy Fredregill
Lay Leader - Jerry Slagter
StaffPastor Cindy Hickman

 Touch Lives With Change

Touching Lives through Change (TLC) The loose change that we place in the collection plate each Sunday really adds up. In 2015, $2,224 in coins were collected and donated to twelve different programs: Strong Missions, Children & Families Urban Movement/Eddie Davis, Hope Ministries, Meals for the Heartland, In Christ’s Way, African Missionaries, Women at the Well, Bidwell, Hillside School, COG, DMARC Food pantry, and the annual Christmas collection

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