Come as you are. We honor and welcome the diversity you bring.
“Together for Joy”

Please pray this prayer each day

God, you give us life.  When we might give up or give in, you refresh our lives.  When we wonder or worry about the way ahead, you sustain us with life-giving wisdom.  May the plans we make today be our way of saying thank you.  May our work bring life-giving grace to others.  The world so desperately needs the life you offer.  Amen.

Midweek Refuel

Midweek Refuel will not be held until the current health crisis is over.

Click on the Picture to Order Luminaries

Stirring Up Light

The Midweek Refuel Team is venturing out to bring some ‘light’ into our community and your home this Christmas with luminaries.  You can order luminary kits for your home (in multiples of 6) and/or single kits for placement at the church on Christmas Eve to honor your loved ones.

Each luminary kit will have a bag, sand, a tea light (battery included), and instructions. A list of those being honored on Christmas Eve will also be included with your order.

All proceeds from this Generosity Free Will Offering will be used to feed food-insecure children and families in our local community.  All checks should be made payable to West Des Moines United Methodist Church – memo line –  Everybody Eats. 

Orders need to be placed by Monday, November 30, 2020.

Pick- up of kits: Contactless, drive-by on Saturday, December 5th from 10 a.m. until noon on the church parking lot.

To order, click on the kit(s) you want (order Christmas and Home kits at the same time) and scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “Submit and Sign Up” button.  Fill in your personal information and submit.

Watch the 11/22/2020 Sunday Service beginning at 9:30 a.m.  DOWNLOAD the bulletin to follow along. ​Check back each week for the video of the service until public gatherings are allowed again.


Virtual Candlelight Vigil for 2000+ Iowans who have died from COVID-19

Sunday, November 22, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.

This is a joint effort between our church and the Des Moines Register to honor the over 2000 Iowans who have lost their lives to COVID-19. Because of restrictions on gatherings, this will be a virtual event on Facebook and our webpage (wdmumc.org). If you have lost friends or loved ones, you can enter their names on the comments section on Facebook.

Advent Candle Lighting Liturgy

Click the picture to see the Advent Candle Lighting Liturgy that you can follow as you light your Advent Candle.

Pastor Cindy's In Touch Video

Click to view Pastor Cindy’s most recent In Touch video. Updated 11/16

Pastor Trevor's In Touch Video

Click to view Pastor Trevor’s most recent In Touch video. Updated 11/23

Music with Kenton

Listen to our Music Director, Kenton Jordan
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Two Women Talk About Race

Rev. Cindy Hickman and Rev. LaTonya Caldern talk about race.

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The Social Justice Book Club – Dec 10

The Social Justice Book Club will meet again on December 10 at 6 pm. The book we will be discussing is As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock by Dina Gilio-Whitaker. All are welcome to join - even if...

Virtual Candlelight Vigil for COVID Victims – Nov. 22

·        What ~ Virtual Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance for 2000 Lost to COVID19 in Iowa ·        Where ~ Facebook Live (WDMUMC and The Des Moines Register pages) and on our website, wdmumc.org. ·        When ~ Sunday, November 22 @ 4:30 pm ·        Who ~ Everyone...

Scholarships Available

The United Methodist Foundation wants to remind us that all scholarships open on December 1. Students are encouraged to get organized now, so they’re ready to apply as soon as the application period begins. This year, the Foundation will award over $200,000 in...

Congregational Assessment Tool

You will recall that in preparation for transitioning to a new Senior Pastor, we are conducting a survey called the Congregational Assessment Tool. This survey takes a complete look at all aspects of our church. It is your chance to voice what you see as our...


“Midweek and You’re Family” Pastor Cindy’s Devotion

Hello friends, I think it is safe to say that human beings like to be part of a family.  Being part of a family means we look out for one another.  We encourage one another.  When one member of the family achieves a goal, we celebrate.  When someone is hurt, we rally...

Midweek: “Looking for Shelter” Pastor Cindy’s Devotion

Sanctuary!  "A holy place." "A place of refuge."  "A hideaway."  "An oasis."  "A haven." "A shelter."     Life is coming at us, isn’t it?  The pandemic is unrelenting.  Yesterday the Governor held a press conference urging Iowans to take greater precautions to...