West Des Moines United Methodist Church

Weekly Worship

Please Join us this Sunday, May 28th
Memorial Gifts Recognition


Latest Sermon:
May 21, 2017 - "Keeping the Commandments of Jesus" with 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


[map and directions]

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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.

 Praying Our Way Forward Minimize

Prayer always carries us forward. No matter what we are facing, joy or sorrow, darkness or dawn, prayer turns us toward God and offers a way forward. The United Methodist Church is now engaged in a worldwide discussion about our understanding of human sexuality. More than 12 million United Methodists in 120 countries speaking dozens and dozens of languages all coming together to discuss one topic. Their views on human sexuality vary.  Their reading of scripture varies. Their cultural backgrounds vary. Their countries and the laws and customs of their countries vary.  Their approach to controversy varies. Seems like an overwhelming task, except for one thing:  All 12 million pray. 

The discussion of human sexuality is called Finding Our Way Forward and it is being led by a commission which was established at the General Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2016.  Their work will take several years.  As they carry out their work they have asked that United Methodists blanket their efforts with prayer.  Every conference worldwide is dedicating itself to a week of prayer.  We will be Praying Our Way Forward.  The Iowa Annual Conference will be Praying Our Way Forward  May 21-27  Our goal in Praying Our Way Forward is not to win the debate.   Our goal is to be faithful in a time of controversy. 

Please click on the link to gain more information about this topic, to watch a video presented by Rev. Cindy Hickman and to subscribe to receive the daily devotions during this important week of prayer.


 Vacation Bible School Minimize

Come Join Us for
Hero Central Vacation Bible School!
Sunday, July 16th—Thursday, July 20th

Click on the picture to learn more and register.

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Click on "Pathways"  for the West Des Moines United Methodist monthly newsletter.  




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. 

 The Word Minimize

He will guard the feet of his saints, but the wicked will be silenced in darkness. It is not by strength that one prevails.

1 Samuel 2:9 (NIV)

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