Acolytes are a very important part of our worship service. Each week two students participate in the 8:30 am worship by lighting and extinguishing the altar candles.
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The Endowment Fund of the West Des Moines United Methodist Church assists the church in its mission of “changing lives in the name of Jesus Christ” for generations to come.
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STARTING September 4
This is a 13-week class for persons having lost a loved one. Led by Rev. Don Elly, the class will meet on Thursdays from 3:00-5:00 p.m. There is no charge. Please call the church office (515-279-0826) if you would like to participate.
Last Supper Drama
In the summer of 1969, a band of five were moved by something that dated back to 1494 – the year when da Vinci was commissioned to paint The Last Supper scene, trying to capture the moods of the apostles after Jesus predicted that one will betray Him. Now this famous work was causing a new interest in what it represented.
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The Memorials Committee encourages and assists family giving through memorials.
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Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry was started in 2002 by Mary Terp. Since the start of this ministry, more than 500 shawls have been distributed to persons in need of special comfort.
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This group meets monthly. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. ($5.00), followed by a program at 12:30 p.m.
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State Fair Stand
Serving fairgoers since 1949, our food stand is a thriving example of what careful planning, teamwork, and awesome cooks can accomplish.
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Stephen Ministry is a program of our congregation that equips lay persons to provide distinctively Christian one-to-one care to those who are experiencing all kinds of life needs and circumstances, both in our congregation and community.
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United Methodist Women
To the woman who finds meaning in her church and is drawn to its fellowship; whose life is packed full of activity and obligations; who juggles jobs and family, and tries to be faithful to both we invite you to membership.
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WDMUMC Guys is a way for guys to be connected with fellow Christian men. We gather twice each month for fellowship and fun. It is a chance to share life’s joys as well as struggles with each other. We pray for each other and participate in various service projects within the church and within the community. We stay connected through email, so email WDMUMCGuys@gmail.com to be added to the distribution list.
Groups that meet at WDMUMC
AA – There is a Solution
Meets Mondays at 6:00 P.M.
Contact Sharon – 515-225-4487
Meets First Tuesday of each month at 10:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.
Babywearing International Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote babywearing as a universally accepted practice, with benefits for both child and caregiver, through education and support.
Contact: Katherine Gamble, firstname.lastname@example.org, 515-321-3224
Children & Families of Iowa Domestic Violence Awareness Class
Meets Thursdays at 11:00 A.M.
CFI’s domestic violence services provide a unique approach to helping victims of domestic violence rebuild their lives.
Contacts: Katelynn Hall, Katelynnh@cfiowa.org 515-729-2698
Cathy Vincent, Cathyv@cfiowa.org 515-471-8699 ext. 115
Creative Music Studio
Meets: Varies, usually Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
Comprehensive jazz instruction.
Contacts: Carol Gale or Susie Miget, email@example.com, 224-5959
Des Moines Baptist Church
Meets at WDMUMC on Sundays 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Pastor Gabriel Dar Lian
The Chin Baptist Church has Burmese roots. Beginning in the late 1800’s, Baptist missionaries from America worked to establish Christian congregations in Burma (now Myanmar). In 2000, approximately 700 Chin people fled from Myanmar to avoid religious persecution and were eventually resettled in the United States. Now several Chin Baptist pastors have moved to the U.S. to develop faith communities among Burmese populations here.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 309-208-4000
Two Rivers Martial Arts
Meets Tuesday and Thursday 6:15 P.M. to 7:15 P.M.
We are a non-profit martial arts school run totally by volunteers with several branches in the Des Moines area. We accept children and adults, ages 5 and up.
More information can be found on our website: http://tworiversmartialarts.com/
Walk to Emmaus
Meets: First and second weekends in February
The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love
Contacts: Ken & Amy Jo Kerr, email@example.com, 515-277-5980
WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Clinic
Meets First and third Tuesdays each month at 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
WIC (Women Infants, & Children) is a supplemental nutrition program for babies, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and women who have had a baby in the last 6 months. WIC helps families by providing healthy foods, nutrition education, and referrals to other
Contacts: Michelle Kirchner, firstname.lastname@example.org, 515-282-6707
Margaret Hallman, email@example.com, 515-282-6772