West Union United Methodist Church
Thursday, May 06, 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

May – No Meeting  

 Thank you to the UMW members who participated in our Prayer and Self-Denial Offering. Also, we appreciate your pledges to UMW, which help us to fulfill our Purpose of being in mission to women, youth and children.

 If you haven’t had a chance to give, it is not too late! Contributions may be made to these two mission opportunities at any time throughout the year. You may leave your donations at the church office or give them to any UMW officer.

 May God bless you for your generous caring and sharing!!   Marlys Anderson


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 met April 21st. Summer Worship schedule will begin May 30th. St. Paul’s will worship at 8:00 am. West Union UMC will worship at 9:30 am. September 5th we will return to the Fall schedule. 

Education Report:  Children/Youth/Adult Sunday School will not meet in May, June, July, or August. They will start up again in September.

Trustee Report: The heat in Fellowship Hall is working. A valve Don and Ron put in has fixed the problem. Brownell Mowing has been hired to mow the church lot at $140 per mowing. The fire extinguishers have been inspected and upgraded. Open Hands, with Trustee permission, have installed mini blinds in the Activity Room. This is to keep the room cooler this summer. LED lighting in the sanctuary is being look into. Through a generous donation, the balance owed on the north parking lot has been paid in full. 

UMW Report: UMW has not met, however circles have. High School graduates will be honored May 9th at the worship service.

Worship Report: They are working on the community July 4th worship at the Rec Complex. October will be the 45th Anniversary of the church burning. Plans will be made later.

Other item: Cleaning of the sound system will be looked into.


Peace with Justice Sunday

May 30th is Peace with Justice Sunday.

Peace with Justice Sunday is a faithful expression of shalom in the Bible. It calls the church to strengthen its capacity to advocate publicly in communities and nations throughout the world. The offering is administered by the General Board of Church and Society and benefits peace with justice ministries in the annual conferences and around the world. Half of our gifts stay with local ministries in this conference and half support the work of Church and Society globally.      


 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.



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.

 Project Linus

The Bethel Presbyterian Sewing Circle is inviting the church to join them in this project.

Project Linus, a non-profit organization, provides new handmade blankets to children in need. 

The Bethel Presbyterian Women have joined the NE Iowa Project Linus chapter and Bethel Presbyterian Church in West Union is a drop-off site for blanket donations. Someone will be available for donations on Thursdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the North entrance. There will be a tote labeled “Project Linus” and you will be asked to fill out a donation sheet to go with your blanket(s).

More information is available at Project Linus – NE Iowa on Facebook, or www.projectlinus.org.

Bethel Presbyterian Women of West Union
Sewing Circle



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