West Union United Methodist Church
Thursday, December 08, 2022
Luke 10:27

Home Branch News


Online Giving Is Here!

West Union United Methodist Church is excited to introduce an electronic option for making contributions. Contributions may be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card. 

You may visit www.umcofwestunion.org (our website) and find this link at the bottom of the page: Giving Online.


End of Year Giving

If you would like your end of the year giving to count for the 2022 calendar year, please have it to the office

by December 28th


                                Christmas Eve Worship

West Union UMC will have Christmas Eve Worship at 5:00 pm December 24th.


        St. Paul’s UMC in Elgin will have Christmas Eve Worship at 7:00 pm December 24th.                      

Please join us at either service.


Linda’s Love Blanket Project

I am proud to say that this year is our 5th year of Linda's Love Blanket Project (in honor of Linda Bright). We will be donating 26 wonderful blankets to our local hospital for hospice patients. As we know, change is often inevitable, but doesn't have to be a bad thing. This year our change was who helped with completing our blankets. It didn't take long for the kind and generous hearts from some of the ladies of our church to offer up to help with the blanket project. Brenda, Ebby, Marci, Coleen, Marge, Jan and Marcia, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Linda would be so proud of your kindness to help get the blankets done. I also have to give a shout out to Alesha Bright and Mariah & Jodie Wettleson. Jodie - WOW 12 blankets is a lot of work and your hardwork is so appreciated! Thank you to Pastor Rick for the wonderful blessing as we wish these blankets to not only provide warmth and comfort, but also love to those who receive one.

God's Love & Blessings, Laurie 


Thank you to Laurie for 5 years of heading this project.



Happy Holidays to Our Church Family,


The Mission’s Team wants to give a Big “Thank You” to our Congregation for the support of Blanket Sunday, which was held on November 20th 

Thank you to Chris Moss for 10 years of presenting a program for Blanket Sunday. 

A total of $697.00 was raised for Church World Service (CWS) blanket outreach. For those who still want to give to the Blanket Mission, please mail in or drop off your monetary gift at the Church.  Please remember to put “Blankets” in the memo of your check or label the envelope somewhere with the word Blanket. 


Blessings, Mission’s Team



UWF Fundraiser 

(Also known as “The Nuts”!) 

Our second shipment of 30 cases of nuts and candies arrived on November 16th. Thank you to everyone who helped on that day and in any way during this annual fundraiser.

We had another successful year! Thanks, also, to all who bought the nuts and candies.

We have some extra packages on hand. If you are interested please contact Marlys or Ardella. 

The profit from this fundraiser allows us to fulfill our Purpose of being in mission to women, youth and children.

God bless you for your faithfulness and generosity.

Merry Christmas and Happy Snacking!




                     *UMCOR stands for United Methodist Committee on Relief

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.


Thank you in advance for your caring and sharing.

*Church World Service












 Profits from this annual fundraiser are used to fulfill our Purpose of being in mission to women, youth and children. God bless all of you!!

The “Nut Ladies”



Messiah rehearsal times are:

December 4th at 2:00 pm

December 10th  Dress rehearsal from 10:00 am to Noon
December 11th  Performance 7:00 pm 

The performance will take place at the West Union United Methodist Church.



Open Hands Food Pantry
Open Hands Food Pantry is held Tuesdays at the West Union United Methodist Church from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 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



 Office closed December 26th and January 2nd