Welcome

West Des Moines United Methodist

Come as you are.  We honor and welcome the diversity you bring.

Sunday Worship Service is at 9:00 a.m.

Attend Sunday Worship or view it on Facebook Livestream. If you are busy on Sunday morning, you can view the worship service at your leisure by going to Sermons below on this page. 

After Sunday Worship, join us in the Friendship Room for Coffee Fellowship.  There will be coffee, water, juice, cookies, donuts, and connecting with friends.

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Sunday Schedule

9-10 Traditional Worship

10-10:30 Coffee Fellowship

10:30-11:30 Sunday School

Kids/Youth – 3rd Floor

Adults – Basement

– Living Proof

– Mits Wits

– Pray it Forward

Wednesday Night Live

3:30-4:30    Bell Messengers

5-6    Happy Hour Small Groups

5:15-6:00    Jubilation

5:30-6:45    Free Supper

5:45-7:15    Nursery Open

6-7    Kids Blast (PreK-6th)

6:15-7:15    Wesley Ringers

7-8    Youth Group (7th-12th)

7:30-8:30    Chancel Choir

State Fair Stand Signup

It is time to sign up to volunteer at the Iowa State Fair Food Stand. This is our 75th Anniversary and it will be the busiest,  biggest, and best State Fair yet. We need your help to fill the 300+ shifts to fill the schedule.  Sign up today.

Sermons

“In The Room, Pentecost” Pastor Andrea Kraushaar 05/19/2024

Pentecost. In the room where the Church was formed, the wind blew, there was fire, and the Holy Spirit was upon the people. Experience the power of Pentecost reverberating through your soul as you embrace the divine energy that flows through the room where the Church...

News

Social Justice Book Club May 16, 2024

After her thought-provoking presentation at MITS-WITS last month, the Social Justice Book Club is reading Liz Cooney’s (and Diane Grimes) book “Through the Lens of Whiteness”. We will meet via Zoom at 6 pm Thursday, May 16 to discuss it. All are welcome. Contact the...

Rev. Paul Witmer, Women at the Well, April 21

Did you know the church is in prison? Women at the Well is a sister congregation, a United Methodist congregation within the walls of the Women’s Correctional Institution in Mitchellville, Iowa. The lead pastor involved in this ministry, Rev. Paul Witmer, will be with...

Omelet Breakfast 04/14/2024

How do you make the best omelet? We've got that covered. Enjoy a wonderful breakfast on Sunday, April 14 between 8:00 and 11:00 am in Heritage Hall. Enjoy a made-to-order omelet or pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage or bacon, fruit cups, and drinks. How good does...

Reviews

Have attended since the early 2000s. Love our adult small group and having a place for my kids to grow their faith. Lots of volunteer opportunities. Kristen, 5 stars

The Pre-K school here is amazing. The people are what makes them so great! JC, 5 stars

Good Sunday services with thoughtful sermons. Lots of opportunities for involvement. Kathy, 5 stars

An outstanding church experience for us. Anne, 5 stars

Warm and welcoming. Kristine, 5 stars

Excellent place to meet God! V. Scott, 5 stars

Beautiful pipe organ. I attended a wedding. Karen, 4 stars

I have been a member of this church over thirty five years and it is like a big family. Many activities keep us busy and there are things for all to do. Michelle, 5 stars