West Union United Methodist Church
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Luke 10:27

Home Branch News



May 30th we will begin the Summer Worship times.

St. Paul’s UMC will have Worship at 8:00 am.

West Union UMC will have Worship at


9:30 am.
Sunday School is not meeting May through August.


United Methodist Women

June – 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

So ladies, let’s get a head start on our collection. 

                  Thanks, Margaret 
Church Council         

Council did not meet in May. The next meeting is June 16th.


State Historical Society of Iowa announces
state's highest history awards


The State Historical Society of Iowa today announced the state's highest awards for history, including a lifetime achievement award for sisters Bonnie Smola of Monona and Donna Story of Hawkeye and their late husbands,

John Smola and Steve Story. 

The State Historical Society of Iowa Board of Trustees bestows the annual Excellence in History Awards to recognize individuals, organizations and communities who make outstanding contributions to the study and practice of Iowa history.

Congratulations to Donna and Bonnie.     


 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

Monetary donations may be made directly to

Open Hands Food Pantry, rather than UMC. They also have their own mailing address:

Open Hands Food Pantry
PO Box 63
West Union IA 52175

Donations that are mailed to or dropped at the church will still reach Open Hands.


Fourth of July Community Service

Mark your July calendar for the July 4th Community Church Service at the WU Rec Complex at 9:00 am.

Remember to bring a lawn chair. 


Seeking Nominations for 2021 Iowan of the Day

Each year the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and Cookies Food Products collaborate to honor 10 outstanding Iowans. We look for citizens across the state with a strong work ethic, active involvement in their community, and drive to improve the great state of Iowa. Since 1997, Iowans have been recognized at the Iowa State Fair and your help is needed to continue this tradition!

Wouldn’t it be rewarding to recognize one of your community’s dedicated citizens with a fun-filled Iowa State Fair package?

Iowan of the Day winners receive:

· Four Iowa State Fair Admission Tickets
· Introduction on the Anne & Bill Riley Stage
· Four Grandstand Show Tickets
· Use of the Iowan of the Day Golf Cart
· VIP Parking
· Accommodations at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown
· $200 cash
Nomination forms are available at:  www.BlueRibbonFoundation.org/IOTD

All Iowan of the Day nominations must be postmarked by July 1, 2021.


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