West Des Moines United Methodist Church

Weekly Worship

THIS SUNDAY: November 23, 2014
Please join us again for worship this week
 Project Andrew Sunday


Listen to the latest Sermon: November 9, "God Will Wipe Away Every Tear" by Pastor Fred Darbonne Scripture: Revelation 21:1-6


Traditional Worship 8:30 a.m.

Hearing assistance devices available.

Childcare is available for all services.

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


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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.

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 December 3 Wednesday Night Live Minimize

Wednesday Night Live is always a “can’t miss event” featuring excellent food and fellowship but Wednesday, December 3 promises to be especially memorable.  That evening, from 5pm to 6:30 pm near the back entrance of the church, a miniature donkey and two sheep will be on hand alongside shepherds and other characters representative of the time when Jesus was born.

The donkey, to be provided by Wesley Woods stands less than three feet high and has the mark of a cross on his back. This will be a fun event for kids of all ages and an excellent opportunity for some unique photos for your Christmas cards and letters.

The menu that night will feature Good Shepherd’s Pie.  The price is $4 for adults and $3 for ages 4-12.  Kids under 4 are free.  Come for the donkey and stay for the food.

 The Lifetree Cafe - Sunday @ 10 a.m., Thursday @ 7 p.m. Minimize

Benefits of Thankfulness Explored at Lifetree Café

The power of thankfulness will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday at 10:00 A.M.    

The program, titled “The Power of Thankfulness: Trista Sutter’s Life After The Bachelorette,” includes an exclusive film of Sutter discussing life since her $4 million televised wedding. 

Sutter, author of Happily Ever After: The Life-Changing Power of a Grateful Heart, credits a decision to focus on being thankful with helping her cope with parts of daily life that have proven challenging.

 “Gratitude lifts me up in the times I’ve struggled and grounds me when things are going well,” says Sutter.  

Lifetree participants will consider how thankfulness might impact their own lives and explore practical ways to develop an attitude of gratitude.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Paige Chapman at 279-0826 or pchapman@wdmumc.org. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Paige Chapman at 279-0826 or pchapman@wdmumc.org.

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 Starting at 5:30 P.M. every Wednesday Minimize


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

 The Word Minimize

O LORD, how manifold are Your works!

Psalm 104:24a (NKJV)

 The Daniel Plan Minimize

The Daniel Plan is framed around The Essentials: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends – life areas that all work together to restore and sustain your long-term health. Faith is the foundation with God as the source of the power and the energy behind all transformational change. As you follow The Daniel Plan, you will discover that you have a part to play in getting healthier, but God will energize your efforts. We have learned that doing The Daniel Plan in community, with a group of friends is the “secret sauce”. People who do the program together lose 50% more weight!

We're going to be starting a new Daniel Plan study next week on Monday, November 3, at 6:30 in Room 209.  Please plan to join us for a refresher or pick up those sessions missed during the summer.  Remember, there is no failure with The Daniel Plan.  None of us are on this journey alone, and none of us can succeed on our own.  It's only with God's power that we are able to make the right choices the first time and again and again and again.

The class is free.  Recommended purchases: book $25, devotional/journal $15. 

If you have questions, please contact Amy Jo Kerr at kajbkerr@msn.com.

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