bi-monthly newsletter
July 16, 2021
July 18 | Mission + Church
We are collecting school supplies to make School Kits for the NP Comet Cupboard Food Pantry. We'll be packing the kits during worship this Sunday, July 18. Please pick up any of these items to drop off or bring to church on Sunday:
  • Pencil box/pouch/bag
  • Wide ruled composition notebooks
  • Plastic folders with prongs and brads
  • Elmer's jumbo glue sticks
  • Crayola markers (Crayola only)
  • Fine point dry erase markers
  • Large pink eraser
  • Fun pens
  • #2 pencils
  • Highlighters - fun colors
  • Kleenex packs
  • Scissors
  • Post-It notes
July 25 | Women at the Well Sunday
Join us Sunday, July 25 with guest preacher, Rev. Paul Witmer, pastor of Women at the Well UMC inside the women's correctional facility at Mitchellville. Come celebrate 15 years of this amazing ministry and hear more about the ways our congregation can continue to support and further the kingdom through Women at the Well!
August | "Faith from the Inside Out"
We'll finish out our Summer outdoor worship with a worship series based on the Pixar film "Inside Out." The movie follows the emotions and experiences of 11-year-old Riley as her family goes through the transition of moving across the country. Join us as we discover how to live out our faith while balancing the emotions of fear, anger, sadness, disgust and joy!

Snacks for Fellowship
We're bringing back coffee & fellowship time immediately following worship! Sign-up below to bring cookies, donuts, muffins, etc. We're encouraging store-bought items at this time.
Worship Servants Needed
Help us provide welcoming and meaningful worship each week by signing up to help greet, read scripture or serve communion on Sundays!
Clinic & Food Pantry Walk-in Hours
St. Luke’s Free Clinic and NP Comet Cupboard Food Pantry are holding walk-in hours at Polk City United Methodist Church on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month;

NP Comet Cupboard: 5:00-6:30 PM
email with questions

St. Luke's Free Clinic: 6:00-8:00 PM
call 515-238-6425 for more information
Test Iowa Pick-up Site
St. Luke’s Free Clinic is now a pick-up site for COVID-19 home test kits! Kits will be available on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month during clinic hours. Follow the signs posted on the building to request a kit. Visit for more information.
Summer Mowing Help Needed
In the summer, we rely on volunteers to take turns mowing the church grounds each week. There's a sign up calendar linked below where you can choose your weeks. We still have several weeks open.

Partnership with DMARC
The Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) Food Pantry Network delivers a heartfelt Thank You to those who have helped them through the last Pandemic year. Their most demanding year ever! Our congregation continues to generously assist with the June 2021 donation of $835. 


Mission trip July 25-30, Lincoln, IL
Several of our 6th-12th grade youth & four adult volunteers will attend a mission trip to Lincoln, IL this summer. They will meet at the church on Sunday, July 25 at 7:30 AM and depart at 8:00 AM - all are welcome to meet with the group that morning for prayers and well wishes for a fun and faith-filled week! They will return on Friday, July 30 around 7:00 PM.
Read the latest news from Bishop Laurie Haller and the Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church: