About our Worship Services

  • Fall, Winter, & Spring
  • Summer
  • Holidays

We invite you to attend our worship service on each Sunday morning

(Fall, Winter, Spring Schedule)


CORNERSTONE SERVICE - Sunday, 8:30 a.m.

Our Cornerstone worship service is a celebration of God's love through the liturgy and music of the United Methodist tradition.   This is a family service, children of all ages are encouraged and welcomed in our sanctuary.   If you prefer, a professionally staffed nursery is available for children from infants to 5 years of age and the worship service can be heard in the nursery.

Fellowship time with refreshments will immediately follow the 8:30 service.


SUNDAY SCHOOL - Sunday, 9:45 a.m.

Valley's Sunday School program offers something for everyone!   We have age appropriate Christian education for children from preschool through Senior High and a professionally staffed nursery is available for children from infants to 5 years of age.   Our adult Christian education class is a contemporary study class.   The focus of this class is on living as a Christian in modern society.   The class uses the works of contemporary Christian theologians presented in both printed and videotaped media as a basis for discussion.


BEACON SERVICE - Sunday, 11:00 a.m.

If you like a more contemporary praise service and praise band music, this service will appeal to you.   This too is a family "casual dress" service, and children of all ages are encouraged and welcomed in our sanctuary.   If you prefer, a professionally staffed nursery is available for children from infants to 5 years of age and the worship service can be heard in the nursery.

We invite you to attend our worship service each Sunday morning

(Summer Schedule- Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend)


ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL - Sunday, 8:30 a.m.

Our adult Christian education class is a contemporary study class.  The focus of this class is on living as a Christian in modern society.  The class uses the works of contemporary Christian theologians presented in both printed and videotaped media as a basis for discussion.


BLENDED SUMMER SERVICE - Sunday, 9:30 a.m.

Our Blended summer worship service is a celebration of God's love through traditional hymns and contemporary praise music.  Each service will have organ music and praise band songs.   This is a family causal dress service, children of all ages are encouraged and welcome in our sanctuary.   If you prefer, a professionally staffed nursery is available for children from infants to 5 years of age.

Fellowship time with refreshments and more will immediately follow the 9:30 service.

We invite you to attend our holiday worship services

(Holiday Schedules)


Sunday, December 14 ~ 8:30 a.m. ~ Christmas Cantata

Tuesday, December 16 ~ 7:00 p.m. ~ Blue Christmas Service

Tuesday, December 16 ~ 7:00 p.m. ~ Blue Christmas Service

Wednesday, December 31 ~ 6:00 p.m. ~ Watch Night Service

Reach out and invite others to share in the celebration of the season at Valley UMC!

No Room at the Inn

No Room at the Inn

Festival of the Nativity

"Jesus, Light of the World"


Come Experience “Let Heaven & Nature Rejoice”


Friday, December 5th ~ 10:00 am to 6 pm
Saturday, December 6th ~ 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, December 7th ~ 12:30 pm to 5 pm


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Our Worship Services


November 23, 2014


Thanksgiving Sunday


Pastor Ken Ferguson

Sermon: "First and Foremost"

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

Psalm 100

Ephesians 1:15-23

Matthew 25:31-46


Worship has ended...
Now the service begins.

Stories of our Faith

The Worship and Evangelism (WE) Team

has begun a new activity.


"Stories of Our Faith"

If you would like to share the story of your faith journey please see Clare DeBoef.

Valley UMC

Valley United Methodist Church

4201 Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
515.225.8128

Office Hours

Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pastor Ferguson

Is in the church office Mon - Thu or by appt.

Email - KFerguson@ValleyUMC.org
Church Office - 515-225-8128
His Cell - 712-790-9738
Parsonage - 515-508-0150

Administration Office Staff

Sheila Madsen - Office@ValleyUMC.org
Anne Elly - AElly@ValleyUMC.org

Location