West Union United Methodist Church
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Luke 10:27

Homebranch News





 Office Hours     

 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays

9:00 am to Noon Fridays


Choir Practice begins


We invite each and every one to join Chancel Choir this fall! The first practice is September 4th at 8:00 pm. Choir practices are on Wednesdays, at 8:00 pm.  All are welcome!  Chancel Choir will be singing for Worship September 8th.        


NFV School Supply Collection

  Lydia Circle once again is collecting school supplies for NFV Elementary students.  Items needed:  ear buds, disinfecting wipes, backpacks (no wheels), tissues, USB flash drives (8 gig), crayons, water-based markers, and paper towels.  Also welcome, are new and gently used clothing items for cold weather: snowpants, sweatpants, gloves, hats, etc. You may drop off items at the church anytime throughout the summer. Please have items here by September 8th. Items will be presented to  school representatives September 10th.


Missions: UMCOR School Kit


It seems like school was just dismissed for the summer, but the back-to-school sales for school supplies will begin already in July!  Please be on the lookout for special prices on the following items:

   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      1  student round tip scissors 

                6 unsharpened pencils

                1 pencil sharpener

                1 box of 12 colored pencils (New item this year!)

              You may bring any of these items to the church and place them on the tables along the north wall of the Fellowship Hall. A container will be available for        cash donations. God bless your generous caring and sharing!!

               Thank you to Marge Crandall for sewing many beautiful school bags for this project!

     We will also be doing Health Kits this year. A list of the items will be published at a later date. 





Sunday School Teachers 

We are in need of a Sunday School teacher for 5th through 7th graders this fall! If you are willing to help out in any way, please contact Pastor Chris, Laurie Moss or the church office.



We are now beginning our collection of items for the UMCOR Health Kits.

Health kits help disaster victims reclaim their dignity and self-respect, and the kits are used as teaching tools with children. When people can maintain personal hygiene, their overall health improves.

 These are the items requested for the Health Kits:

1 new hand towel

1 new wash cloth

1 bath-sized bar of soap in wrapper

    (No Ivory or Jergens)

10 band aids (3/4 by 3 inches)

1 adult toothbrush in original sealed wrapper

We will buy the combs and fingernail clippers in bulk.

If you don’t wish to shop for these items, there is a canister in the Fellowship Hall for cash donations. Please make checks payable to the “United Methodist Church”, with” UMCOR Kits” written in the memo area.

Please have all of your items to the church by Sunday, October 6th, so that the kits can be assembled at the October Lydia Circle Meeting. All kits will be delivered to the Thanksgiving Ingathering in Cedar Falls on Saturday, November 2nd.

Micah 6:8 says that the Lord requires us to “act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God”.

When we share from our abundance, we are acting justly and reflecting our desire to serve God. Thank you in advance and may God bless you richly for your generosity to those in need.

                                                                                                 Mission Committee



Fall Mission u


The "Fall Mission u" will be held at Marshalltown on October 18-20. UMW will pay the tuition for anyone who wants to attend. Please contact Marlys


Anderson if you are interested in attending.




It’s that time again---- time to order nuts and candies for our annual fundraiser!!  Prices remain the same as last year.

If you are interested, please turn in your completed order form to us as soon as possible, so that we know what to order from the Terri Lynn Company. You are more likely to receive your favorite items if you order ahead. There is a small table in the narthex where you can place your completed forms.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of our annual UMW fundraiser. Your faithful patronage enables us to be in mission to women, youth and children.





An organist and pianist are needed to play for Worship and practice with/accompany the choir. Please let the office know if you or you know of someone who could do any of these.


Media Help Needed 

The camera crew could use an extra person or two to help with camera duty on Sundays. They will be happy to help with learning how to run the system.