West Union United Methodist Church
Monday, May 27, 2024
Luke 10:27

Home Branch News

 
 
 
 

It’s about time we change our Sunday worship time for the

Summer 2024!

The Joint S/PRC from both churches have met and agreed for the Summer 2024 Worship Schedule as follows:

 
Periods: June 1st - August 31st
Time:  8:30 am – West Union
9:45 am – Elgin St. Paul’s

 

 

Days to Remember
 
              May 5     4 pm      District Conference

              May 12   7 pm      Baccalaureate @NFV High School Auditorium

              May 19 (in lieu of May 15) Rural Ministry Special Offering Sunday

              May 20   7 pm      WU Ad Council

              May 23   Pastor @ Circuit in Waukon

              May 26 Peace & Justice Special Offering Sunday

              May 27 Memorial Day - Office Closed

 

Special Offering Sundays in May
 

May 15th -Rural Life (Annual Conference)Celebrates the rural heritage of The United Methodist Church and recognizes “the ongoing crisis occurring in rural areas of the nation and the world today.” The Iowa Annual Conference retains 100% to fund grants to enrich ministries in towns and rural areas.

May 26th – Peace with Justice (General Conference) is observed on the first Sunday after Pentecost and is a denomination wide celebration intended to raise awareness that even in a world plagued by war and terror, violence and destruction, people of faith have a clear call to build peace with justice. It helps to empower peacemakers to mediate disputes and promote cooperation through the love of Christ by seeking peaceful solutions, creating and supporting peace-related ministries in their conference and learning about peaceful, just efforts around the world. The General Board of Church and Society receives 50% to support peace and justice ministries and 50% is retained by the Iowa Annual Conference to support restorative justice initiatives and other peace and justice efforts.

 

Pictured Rocks District Conference
 

Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 4:00 PM at Jesup First United Methodist Church, 455 6th St, Jesup, IA

As stated in the Iowa Annual Conference Journal, followings are expected to attend: clergy, the church lay leader, the president of United Women in Faith, and president of United Methodist Youth Fellowship, the lay member(s) of the annual Conference from each charge, and all other persons as the district conference may determine.

District Conference is offered in person and in-virtual. The virtual option requires to be registered by Friday, May 3rd.

The following link is for the registration: https://www.iaumc.org/eventdetail/18270961?month=3&year=2024&day=1&display=l

 

Iowa Annual Conference
 

The Iowa Conference Center building has new hours. The Conference Center in Des Moines will be open Monday thru Thursday from 8 AM to 4 PM. The building will be closed to the public Friday thru Sunday. Regularly scheduled conference meetings will continue to be held on site and employees will continue to work their assigned schedules and hours and be available by appointment. If you have any questions, please call (515-974-8000) or email Amy.freeman@iaumc.

 

UMC Camps

The IA UMC Camps would like your help again this year! Help kids pay for camp and the up-keep & improvement of facilities. Pastor Mee has a paper copy of the 2024 Pledge card for the Iowa United Methodist Camps if you are interested in donating or you may visit the 2024 IAUMC Camping & Retreats page by going to: https://www.iaumc.org/camps.

Registration information for all activities and campership applications are also available in paper form in the office or by log-in into the above website.

 

Office Hours

Monday through Wednesday     9:00 am to Noon*
 
Friday                   Office Closed

 

You may want to call before you come to be sure the Office is Open.

(563) 422-5277  

 

*Subject to change  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iowa Conference CAMPs

 

Camp Scholarship is available. Please contact Chris Moss, chair of mission of the church, for detail, if you wish to send your kids to be part of fun and exciting camp experience this Summer. 

 
  
 
 
 
          
                 
Open Hands Food Pantry
Open Hands Food Pantry is held Tuesdays at the West Union United Methodist Church from 12:30 pm to 4:00 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.