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We’re glad you’re here!  Altoona United Methodist Church is a growing and vibrant church.  It is a great place to connect with God, grow in your faith, and become part of a caring Christian community.  At AUMC we encourage you to come as you are.  Whether you are most comfortable in shorts and a t-shirt, a polo and khakis, or a suit and tie, you’ll feel right at home in our church.

Worship Services

We offer three worship services on Sunday mornings (8:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11:00 a.m) with two distinct styles of worship.

8:15  Traditional Worship Service features organ and piano music, hymns, choir, hand bells, and a relevant biblical message which all help to create a meaningful, classic worship experience.

9:45 & 11:00 Contemporary Worship Services feature modern worship music led by our praise band.  A relevant biblical message gives you a fresh, practical approach to God’s timeless message.

A staffed nursery is available during all three services for infants – age 2.

During the 9:45 service, in addition to nursery, Sunday School classes are offered for ages 2 years-adults.

During the 11:00 service, children ages 3 years old through 2nd grade are invited to attend their own worship experience filled with colorful puppets, cool songs, engaging Bible activities, and fun crafts. 3rd-6th graders learn about God’s love in an exciting and creative service designed just for them which includes music, games, snacks, and a message specifically designed for their age group.

For further information on all Children’s Ministries available at AUMC, click here.


Our church is located in Altoona, Iowa – a northeast suburb of Des Moines  For a map to our church click here.