WEST DES MOINES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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.
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.
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