Immanuel United Methodist Church

In Christ, Live a Life of Love, Service and Prayer Des Moines, IA
Immanuel United Methodist Church

Who We Are

Immanuel UMC is an extremely friendly church that would love to get to know you better.

We have a strong music program that includes handbells, choirs for all ages, and instrumental groups.

Children and youth have opportunities to learn, grow, and serve with Wednesday and Sunday activities.

Our Life Groups for adults connect us with one another as we study topics from the bible that apply to our daily lives.

About Us

Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Creative, Down to Earth, Friendly, Multigenerational, Neighborhood-focused

Community Service, Social Justice, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education

Traditional Hymns, Contemporary, Organ, A capella, Praise and Worship

Methodist (UMC)



Plan Your Visit



2900 49th St
Des Moines, IA 50310

515 277-1100


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Our Services

What are services like?
Our traditional service feature hymns, a choir, handbells, and the organ. It includes a responsive liturgy and the pastors typically robe for these services. Our celebration service is more laid back with music led from the piano and our praise singers. There is a less formal liturgy and all of the congregation's responses are found on our screens.

What is the community like?
This church community is friendly, warm, and welcoming. We look out for each other and have a great ministry to our homebound and those who are ill. That welcome moves beyond our doors, however, and we are also a congregation active in missions. Our primary mission connections outside the church are with the Children and Family Urban Movement, Hawthorne Hill, and we are building relationships with our nearby schools.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Come! Immanuel is a pretty diverse place as far as political/theological perspectives. We are open to questions and wrestling with faith together. This is a great community to be involved with, even if you are simply looking for a place to serve, to sing, or to find a home.

Leadership View all

Katie Dawson

Pastor Katie is beginning her first year at Immanuel. She brings energy and passion for mission and community outreach.

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