West Des Moines United Methodist Church

Weekly Worship

THIS SUNDAY: November 22, 2015


Latest Sermon: November 15, 2015 by Rev. Don Elly "You're Covered"


Traditional Worship • 8:30 a.m.
Children's Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Youth and Adult  Sunday School • 10:00 a.m.
Marketplace Contemporary Worship • 11:00 a.m.

Hearing assistance devices available.
Childcare is available for all services.

Wednesday Night Live 

5:30 until 6:30 p.m. Dinner (Heritage Hall)
6:30 until 7:30 p.m.  Classes offered for all ages


[map and directions]

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720 Grand Avenue

West Des Moines, Iowa 50265-3624

Phone (515) 279-0826


Office Hours

Administrative Office (on the 2nd floor):

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Receptionist Office (on the 2nd floor):  

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Friday:  9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sunday:  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Contact Information

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Fearless Giving

Do you know the joy of selfless giving and love for others? True love doesn’t calculate—it spends lavishly! Jesus drove this point home to his disciples while sitting in the temple and observing people offering their tithes. Jesus praised a poor widow who gave the smallest of coins in contrast with the rich who gave greater sums. How can someone in poverty give more than  so someone who has ample means? Jesus’s answer is very simple: love is more precious than gold or wealth!

Jesus taught that real giving must come from the heart. A gift that is given with a grudge or for display loses its value. But a gift given out of love, with a spirit of generosity and sacrifice, is precious. The amount or size of the gift doesn’t matter as much as the cost to the giver. The poor widow could have kept one of her coins, but instead she recklessly gave away all she had! Jesus praised someone who gave barely a penny—how insignificant a sum— because it was everything she had, her whole living.

What we have to offer may look very small and not worth much, but if we put all we have at the Lord’s disposal, no matter how insignificant it may seem, then God can do with it and with us what is beyond our reckoning. Do you give out of love and gratitude for what God has already given to you?

“Lord Jesus, your love knows no bounds and you give without measure. All that I have comes from you. May I give freely and generously in gratitude for all that you have given to me. Take my life and all that I possess—my gifts, talents, time, and resources—and use them as you see fit for your glory.”

-Don Schwager

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See what's happening  on December 2nd.

Wesley Woods bringing the donkey with the cross on its back and the sheep to be viewed outside the church - lower level by bike racks from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.  We will have shepherds outside with the animals and everyone is invited to bring their camera and have some photo opts.


Our Vision & Our Mission

 Our Vision is . . .
 Changing lives in the Name of Jesus Christ.

 Our Mission is...
 To create a welcoming atmosphere
 To invite others to join our faith journey
 To involve all in worship, service, mission,  small  group participation, tithing and prayer
 To connect our faith in Jesus with our daily  lives

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Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:2 (TNIV)

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The Missions Committee is asking all congregation members bring two non-perishable food items with them to church each Sunday through the end of December, and to place that food in the red collection barrels that will be provided.   Some of the most needed items include:  canned fruits & vegetables, dry beans, white rice, canned chicken and tuna, peanut butter, noodles, pasta, pasta sauce, and cereal.

Click HERE for more information.


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