We hope you find our time together with God meaningful and that your spirit will be refreshed.
We are touching lives through Christ by reaching out, bringing in, lifting up and sending forth.
We are in inclusive congregation. As John Wesley said, "If your heart beats with my heart in love and loyalty to Jesus Christ, give me your hand."
Church can happen anywhere. It happens when we create learning opportunities that transform lives. It happens when we create safe environments where children can play and learn. It happens when education makes the path to citizenship a little easier. And when our sacrifices help nourish students’ minds and bodies. That’s putting beliefs into action.
Union Park United Methodist Church
2305 E 12th Street Des Moines, IA 50316
Contemporary Praise Service
What We Offer
We offer religious education classes for all ages.
A nursery is available during Sunday school and Sunday worship.
We also have a free Wednesday after school program for grades kindergarten through eighth grade.
United Methodist Women (UMW) meet the 1st Thursday of the month October through June (except January)at 1 PM. We sponsor a Rummage Sale in April & September.
United Methodist Men (UMM) meet every Wednesday at 8:30 AM for Bible study and fellowship
Music Groups: Under the direction of Virginia Croskery, we have excellent Chancel and Bell Choirs as well as various soloists and groups from within the congregation. We also host concerts throughout the year.
Prayer Chain: "The Lord is near to all who call upon Him" If
you have a prayer request, our prayer warriors will lift it up to the Lord in prayer. Call the Church office at 515-262-2875.
Bus Ministry: We have a nice church bus that is wheelchair accessible.
Assorted Events: Dog Show, Hobo Dinner, Before School Party, Safe Harvest Party, Valentine Party, Easter Egg Hunt, Swim Party, BBQ & Cookouts, Camping and Conservation Club .... etc,
Following the 2nd Saturday Praise Service of the month we have a potluck fellowship meal.
Camping and Conservation Club
This club meets regularly (check for date & times) as well as for special events during the year.
Throughout the school year we generally have a fellowship meal following the 1st Sunday Worship of the month.
Union Park UMC Concert Series
Throughout the year we bring in professional musicians for special concerts
Union Park Chancel & Bell Choirs
Every Sunday, Thursday from 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Practice on Thursday evening 6:30 Bells & 7:30 Chancel
Every Saturday from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Every Sunday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am
No Sunday School Memorial Day thru Labor Day
Every Sunday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Contemporary Praise Service
Every Saturday from 5:30 pm to 6:00 am
Every Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 am
Free After School Program
Leland J Webb
Within the UMC Connection
We are on the corner of East 12th Street and Guthrie
That is two blocks west of East 14th & Guthrie.