West Union United Methodist Church
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Luke 10:27

Home Branch News



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


                                   West Union UMC will have Worship at 9:30 am.


Sunday School will not meet in July or August.



 Annual Ecumenical Worship July 3rd

Come worship at the West Union Rec Complex July 3rd at 9:30 am. Please bring a lawn chair.


Offices are closed July 4th


NFV School Collection


  Lydia Circle Members and Church Members:  Here is the list of items requested for our NFV School Collection.

Things needed:
headphones/earbuds          disinfectant wipes

tissues                                  paper towels 

pencil box or bag                 2 pocket folders 

metal blade scissors            clipboards 

dry erase markers                Post-it Notes            

large glue sticks                   Trapper Keeper 

large pink erasers             plastic 2 pocket folders 

gloves/mittens                   plastic rest mat

Crayola washable markers (no bold colors) 

70 page wide rule notebooks 

gallon and quart Ziplock bags


Please attach a note of cost of each item. (Not a receipt and no name needed.

This helps with getting a dollar amount for items given.)


September will be here before we know it.


                  Thanks, Margaret



 UMCOR School Kits

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

3 notebooks – 1 subject spiral, 8” x 10 1/2”
1 ruler, 12 inches long with metric
1 box 24 crayons
1 eraser, 2” or larger

1 pair of student round tip scissors

1 pencil sharpener

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.


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


We will also be doing Personal Dignity Kits (Health Kits). A list of the items needed for these kits will be published at a later date.


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Save this date for the Pictured Rocks District Annual Meeting. We plan to meet in person at the                                      West Union United Methodist Church.

Becky Heeren will be our featured speaker. We look forward to seeing you as we celebrate our future as                      United Women in Faith. 


August 3rd All-Church Picnic

We will be having an All-Church Picnic on Wednesday, August 3rd, at 6:00 pm at the WU 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 to join us.

We hope you can come, and bring a friend!


Fidget Blanket Project

Ayla Moss organized a 4-H leadership project on fidget blankets after an inquiry from our local hospital. Ayla requested the help from some of the Peacemakers Quilting Group ladies to help complete the project of 20 blankets.


A fidget blanket is a lap size blanket with numerous sensory or tactile items on it that can help an Alzheimer or Dementia patient restore calm and reduce anxiety or fidgeting. They can also provide ways to stimulate senses, exercise hand muscles and maintain fine motor skills.


Ayla and the ladies brought fabric and items such as buttons, zippers, pockets, ribbon, beads and other items they had around their home to make the blankets. Everyone designed their own blankets, sharing all their supplies, and it was fun to see what everyone came up with!



Thank you so much for your help and sharing your sewing and creative talents!



Trustee Project


The air conditioners in both offices are in need of replacement. New units have been ordered. If you would like to help with a donation to the project, please earmark your donation to the UMC Trustees. Thank you for your support of this project.


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:



The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by war, conflict or natural disaster. UMCOR provides humanitarian relief and disaster response to people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. 

You may donate at any time. Please indicate if
you are giving for:

Advance Special #223    Iowa

Advance Special #901670   USA

Advance Special #982450   International 

You can also donate online by going to the UMCOR website.


Special Sundays


World Communion Sunday                 October 2nd 

United Methodist Student Day           November 27th







Open Hands Food Pantry
Open Hands Food Pantry is held Tuesdays at the West Union United Methodist Church from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The door is around to the back of the church and down the sidewalk. You can email openhandswu@gmail.com or find Open Hands Food Pantry on Facebook for more information.


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