West Des Moines United Methodist Church
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WNL Generosity Adventure will be blessing 75 hungry children who attend Hillside Elementary in December. These children are registered through the WDMCommunity School District and qualify for nutritional assistance.  During the school year, they receive a Booster Pak of food, suitable for a child of their age, on Friday to be used during the weekend.  Coming to school on Monday, tired and hungry, interferes with learning.  During the holiday period, the children will not have school breakfast or lunch.  They will receive two-weekend Booster Paks to take home to help cover the holiday break.   WNL Generosity Proceeds will provide funding for extra nutrition for the 75 Booster Paks. The Booster Pak program began in West Des Moines from an idea of Melanie Menken. With her determination to help children, she was able to start an independent nonprofit organization.  Booster Pak works exclusively with the WDMCS District and the Food Bank of Iowa.  The program serves over 500 children and pantry programs are in place in junior high buildings and the high school.  Hungry kids have sensitive feelings, just as an adult would have, so lots of discretion is used to see that their needs are met and guidelines are followed.

We are most grateful to WNL dinner guests and their generosity for making this possible.  Thank you for helping feed a hungry child.  We have been dreaming and soon will be revealing more exciting news of ways to fulfill our mission of helping hungry children.


Believing and Grateful,

WNL Teams


 Wednesday Night Live (WNL)

Wednesday Night Live is after-school and evening programs and activities that run September through May. 

5:00 to 5:30 PM - Five O'Clock Bistro - Heritage Hall - come early, sign in for dinner and pick your favorite hot or cold beverage.  Select your dinner seat, relax and unwind from your busy day.  Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.

5:00 to 7:30 PM – Casual Café – While the children are in their activities, parents can “hang out” in the Café. Relax in a comfy chair or chat with your church family members. No formal program, just a place to sit back, check your email, and be casual.

5:00 to 5:45 PM – Christ Chimers – Room 311 – 2nd through 6th grade; directed by Tom Sletto

5:00 to 5:45 PM – Jubilation – Room 303 – 7th through 12 grades; directed by Jennifer Hawkins

5:00 to 6:00 PM – Wednesday Bible Study – Room 131 – Adult study led by Don Elly on Breaking the Code: Understanding the Book of Revelations by Bruce Metzger.  This is an eight-week study that will last through November 1.  

5:30 to 6:30 PM – WNL Meal – Heritage Hall (1st floor) – A great meal for everyone! $4 for adults (ages 12+); $3 for children ages 4 – 12; no charge for children ages 3 and younger. Take home a leftover plate for a free will donation. High chairs and booster seats available for the little ones!

6:15 to 6:55 PM – Children’s Choir opportunities (Cherub Choir and Alleluia Choir) for ages Pre-K through 6th grade – Rooms 311, 306, and 304.

6:15 to 7:15 PM - Wesley Ringers - Adult Bells – Room 303 – directed by Jennifer Hawkins

Bell Messengers (adult bells) meets on Tuesdays, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, room 303 – directed by Jennifer Hawkins

6:15 to 7:30 PM – Nursery (infants to 4 years old) – Room 305

6:30 to 7:45 PM – United Methodist Youth (“UMY” – 7th through 12th grade) – Room 313 – Led by Jerry Slagter, Kim & Jeff Butler, and Darin Woodward. Note, Confirmation (7th grade or older) will begin in October with Pastor Cindy.

6:55 to 7:30 PM – Preschool Class – Room 300 - led by rotating teachers.
6:55 to 7:30 PM – K through 1st Grade Class – Room 302; led by Alice Burress
6:55 to 7:30 PM - 2nd & 3rd Grade Class - Room 306 led by Holly Welch and Gary Kummet
6:55 to 7:45 PM – Yada Yada Tween Team (4th through 6th grade) – Room 311; led by Amy Jo Kerr

7:30 PM - Chancel Choir (adults, high school and older) – Sanctuary – Directed by Tom Sletto


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 WNL Dinner Minimize

Each week on Wednesday, our church will be cooking up dinner favorites!  Come JOIN us on Wednesday evenings for delicious home cooked food and amazing fellowship!  You don’t have to plan a meal, shop for the food, prepare the meal, or clean up .  Just come and relax from your busy day!! Guarantee this is the BEST MEAL DEAL In TOWN!!  Spread the word to neighbors, friends, and co-workers about the WNL dinners.  Everyone is WELCOME to gather around the tables!!

Meals include an entrée with sides, plus a full salad bar extravaganza with a variety of choices to accommodate many dietary needs.  A bread, sun butter, peanut butter and jelly station is also offered along with beverages, and the “melt in your mouth dessert bar” will round out any meal!

“GET IT TO GO” – YES, we have carry out containers, so that you can take a meal to a family member or friend.  We also offer leftover food items for you, should you need a salad for the next day or a plate of goodies for your family or co-workers.  Check with us, we might even be able to supply you with some milk, and save you a trip to the grocery!  We will be your ONE – STOP SHOP.  You make a donation and we both win!

Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and decaf coffee is always available along with delicious chocolate milk for our chocolate lovers! 

COST:   Over 12 years - $4.00

4-12 years of age $3.00

3 and Under - Free

High chairs and booster chairs are available for the young ones!



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