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.

#JustRead Video

Click the image to view Pastor Cindy’s Bible study of the book of Esther.  Ch 1Ch 2Ch 3Ch 4, Ch 5, Ch 6, Ch 7, Ch 8, Ch 9 & 10

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
03/3004/0604/14, 04/2004/28, 05/07, 05/29, 10/28,  10/31, 11/06, 11/23,

Two Women Talk About Race

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

Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5


Sunday, October 25, 2020

Generosity Sunday!  On Sunday between 11 and 12:30, you are invited to drop off your pledge card at the church.  This is a drive-by.  The pastors and the Generosity team will be there to greet you.  If you have already sent your card—Thank you!

Social Justice Book Club

This month the Social Justice Book Club is reading Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. In this best-selling book, Wilkerson examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy...

August 30 – Evening Worship

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Our students will be confirmed during our parking lot worship on Sunday, August 30 at 6:45 pm. There’s plenty of shade for you to stay cool. Come support the new members of our church and their families! We can’t wait to see you! Our online...

The Book Club Has a New Name

Morganne's book club voted to rename the club - the Social Justice Book Club.  We will continue to meet on the last Thursday of every month at 6 pm.  Our next meeting will be Thursday, July 30. Folks can contact Marnie Stein for the Zoom invitation.  For July we are...