West Union United Methodist Church
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Luke 10:27

Home Branch News




St. Paul’s UMC  Worship at 8:00 am.

West Union UMC  Worship at 9:30 am.

Sunday School is not meeting May through August.

Annual Ecumenical Worship July 4th


Come worship at the West Union Rec Complex July 4th at 9:30am. Please bring a lawn chair. 



United Methodist Women

July – No Meeting



NFV School Collection

Lydia Circle Members and Church Members,

Here is the list of items requested for our NFV School Collection.

Things needed:
Headphones for K-3
Earbuds for Grades 4 / 5
plastic pocket folders in  primary colors
Clorox Wipes
paper towels
reusable water bottle with closable lid
dry erase markers
trapper keepers
post it notes
plastic rest mat

Things they do not need:

they no longer use flash drives

                  Thanks, Margaret 




Iowa Conference of the UMC Ingathering

November 6, 2021

Yes, it seems like school was just dismissed for the summer, but the back-to-school sales for school supplies will begin already at the end of July! 

We have many beautiful school bags on hand, thanks to our sewing gals, so the rest of us need to get busy filling them with school supplies!

UMCOR School Kit
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 of student round tip scissors

1 pencil sharpener 1”

6 unsharpened pencils

1 box of 12 colored pencils


If you would prefer to give cash or a check instead of shopping, a canister will be available on a table along the north wall of the Fellowship Hall. Checks may be made payable to the United Methodist Church, with “UMCOR Kits” written in the memo area.


We will also be doing Personal Dignity Kits. A list of items needed will be published at a later date.


Thank you in advance for your caring and sharing! God loves a cheerful giver!!

The purpose of Mission Ingathering is to show the love of Christ to the world’s people by ministering

to their needs.
All Church Picnic

We will be having an All-Church Picnic on Wednesday, August 4th, at 6:00pm at the Rec Center’s main shelter. This will be a potluck picnic for everyone!! Please bring a dish or two to share, as well as your own beverage and table service.

A special invitation is being extended to the members of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Elgin.

This will be a great time for us to officially (or unofficially) welcome Pastor Rick to our midst.


We hope you can come, and bring a friend!!

 Iowa United Methodist Camps

Camp information for youth ministries offered at Lake Okoboji and Wesley Woods is available in the Office. 

 You may also go online at:


Camps will be back on site.



Open Hands Food Pantry

Open Hands Food Pantry is in operation every Tuesday. There is a need for “as needed” volunteers to fill in when regular volunteers are unable to come. The pantry opens at 8:30am to unload the Food Bank truck. It opens to families from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Cleanings is done after that.

Garden produce is welcome. It may be dropped off Tuesday. Morning is best, but produce will be accepted throughout the day.

Here are a few items that can always be used: cake mix, frosting, pudding, jelly, condiments and personal items.

Monetary donations are also welcome. A check can be made to Open Hands Food Pantry. You may mail it to Open Hands Food Pantry, PO Box 63, West Union IA 52175. You may also drop your donation at the church during office hours.


Each Tuesday adults, children and seniors are served. Thousands of pounds of food are distributed. The weekly average is close to 50 pounds of food per individual. 





The Peacemakers have created another beautiful wall hanging for the sanctuary. Thank you.



Automatic Withdrawal for Offering 

If you would like to have your offering as an automatic withdrawal, please stop by the office to fill out and sign a form. This may be done weekly, bimonthly, or monthly. Information needed: name or names on bank account, account number, bank routing number, and the type of account. You also may choose the date for the withdrawal. 


Mobile Food Pantry 

The Mobile Food Pantry is now being held the second Monday of every month from 4:30 to 5:30 pm at Crossfire Church.


 Office Hours

Monday through Thursday

9:00 am to 1:00 pm