West Union United Methodist Church
Monday, July 15, 2019
Luke 10:27

Homebranch News



Summer Worship Schedule

*Begins June 16th through September 1st   

Sunday mornings 9:30 am Worship

Fellowship after Worship


Wednesdays, 6:00 pm Worship


Summer Office Hours

*Beginning June 3rd     

 9:00 to noon Mondays through Thursdays

Closed Fridays


                      Annual Ecumenical Worship 

                                                                                            Sunday, July 7th 9:00 am


United Methodist, Bethel Presbyterian and Zion Lutheran Churches are sponsoring an Ecumenical Worship Service to be held at 9:00 am at the West Union Recreational Complex.  PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME FROM OUR NORMAL SERVICES!  UMC Praise Band will provide the music. Refreshments will be served following the worship service.  Bring your lawn chairs!  In case of rain, the service will be held at the United Methodist Church, still at 9:00 am.  


Vacation Bible School

August 5-9, Monday- Thursday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am to noon, Program at 11:30 am

Free Snacks and Lunch

Free will donation, suggested $5 per child

Zion Lutheran Church, West Union, IA

Registration due July 26th at 4:00 pm

Forms available at church.


  Lydia Circle once again is collecting school supplies for NFV Elementary students.  Items needed:  ear buds, disinfecting wipes, backpacks (no wheels), tissues, USB flash drives (8 gig), crayons, water-based markers, and paper towels.  Also welcome, are new and gently used clothing items for cold weather: snowpants, sweatpants, gloves, hats, etc. You may drop off items at the church anytime throughout the summer. Please have items here by September 8th. Items will be presented to  school representatives September 10th.


Missions: UMCOR School Kit


It seems like school was just dismissed for the summer, but the back-to-school sales for school supplies will begin already in July!  Please be on the lookout for special prices on the following items:

   3 notebooks – 1 subject spiral, 8” x 10 1/2”

   1 ruler, 12 inches long with metric

   1 box 24 crayons

   1 pencil eraser, 2” or larger

1 pair      1  student round tip scissors 

                6 unsharpened pencils

                1 pencil sharpener

                1 box of 12 colored pencils (New item this year!)

              You may bring any of these items to the church and place them on the tables along the north wall of the Fellowship Hall. A container will be available for        cash donations. God bless your generous caring and sharing!!

               Thank you to Marge Crandall for sewing many beautiful school bags for this project!

     We will also be doing Health Kits this year. A list of the items will be published at a later date. 



UMW – Annual All Church Picnic

SAVE THE DATE:  Wednesday evening, August 7th, at 6 pm will be our annual All Church Picnic at the Rec Complex.  UMW will provide the brats, hot dogs, and beverages. Please bring a potluck dish to share, a friend or two, and your own table service. Come join in the fun. 



Sunday School Teachers


We are in need of Sunday School teachers for fall! If you are willing to help out in any way, please contact Pastor Chris, Laurie Moss or the church office.


Open Hands Food Pantry 


Open Hands Food Pantry is looking for volunteers from the congregation to be part of one of the planning committees:  nominating, volunteer, fundraising and public relations. One person from the congregation would need to serve on the Board of Directors. Other congregations in the district are being asked for volunteers as well. If you are interested in helping out, please contact NFV Ministers Association at openhandswu@gmail.com or Pastor Chris.


Media Help Needed 

The camera crew could use an extra person or two to help with camera duty on Sundays. They will be happy to help with learning how to run the system.


Special Music


If you or someone you know would like to provide special music during the summer service, please let the office know.