Osceola United Methodist Church


A vital church connecting people with God and each other.

Every day people just like you find a home at Osceola United Methodist Church.  They are discovering who they are in Christ and what it means to live following Him.  The OUMC Family is a place to experience true community and make lasting friendships.

The caring and committed people at OUMC hope you will discover how rewarding it is to worship, connect, grow and serve in a fellowship where you can feel at home.


The mission of the Osceola United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Welcome to the United Methodist Church in

Osceola, Iowa!

Upcoming Events...

Yoga classes...

Chair yoga classes are held each Monday at 1:00 p.m.  Full movement yoga at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Please call Pastor Julie at 342-2830, 342-9317 or 515-669-0516 if you’d like to participate.

VBS 2013

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Monthly Calendar

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Worship Services:

Sunday:   8:00 and 10:15 a.m.                                

              9:00 a.m. - Sunday School                             

            10:15 a.m. - Children's Church

Summer Schedule:  9:00 a.m.      No Sunday School

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. - supper

                  6:30 p.m. - www (Wonderful Wednesday  


News of Interest...

The Connection Newsletter

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Foundation Flyer

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2013 Published Budget

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Direct Payment info

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Pastor's Corner...

Reflections from Pastor Julie...



    The month of June flew by as summer went into full swing. It was a busy month for everyone with ball games, swimming, annual conference, vacations, yard work and various other summer activities. I hope you are all finding time to enjoy the beauty of this season before it slips away.

    One of the things that I had the privilege of do-ing in the last few weeks was going to a White Sox game with Patrick. We are huge New York Yankee fans, but we have a dream of going to at least one game at each major league stadium. We can check this one off our list. I think I’ve been to nine now.

    Soon we will all be attending 4th of July parades. We will dress up in red, white and blue. Crowds will gather for picnics, carnivals and fire-works.

    Both of these kinds of events give me cause to stop and think about the enthusiasm and the loyalty that we express at ball games, parades, concerts, etc. The crowds go crazy for their favorite teams, the best float and the loudest bands. I wonder how the world would be different if we ex-pressed our love of God in such enthusiastic and public ways?

    The scriptures tell us that the first and most important thing we can do is “...love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:37) Do we ex-press our love and loyalty to God with as much joy as we do for our favorite team or singer? If we did, would we find that more people would come to know God and Jesus personally? Would peace be more of a possibility here at home and around the world? Would we work together more cooperatively to bring an end to hunger, homelessness, dis-ease and conflict? When was the last time we stood up and cheered for God, applauded, danced or sang like we meant what we were singing about?

    It is great to get together and watch ball games, parades and concerts, but let us not forget this summer to spend time in prayer and praise and getting together to worship the God who loves us and created us and sent us the Savior Jesus. Let’s stand up and cheer and give thanks for the love that is ours through God’s amazing grace. See you in church on Sunday!!!!


                                                                                        Pastor Julie