A team has been formed to evaluate the weather, roads, and parking lot conditions to decide whether or not it is safe to have our worship service due to winter weather conditions.  If we decide to cancel worship, it will be posted to our Facebook page and on our website.  Local radio stations KDAO, KFJB, and KIX will be notified, as well as TV station KCCI.  An email will be sent to all persons on our Wednesday communication list.  The decision will be made by 7:00 a.m. Sunday morning.  We look forward to our time worshipping together, but our priority is to keep everyone safe.

 Vision Statement:

 Hearts and hands to the world;

 Open to all;

 Pathways for finding God;

 Empowering change.

Connect With Us:

  • In Person Worship: Sunday at 9:30 AM
  • Online Worship:  ~ 11:30 AM 
  • Address: 2203 S 3rd Ave
  • Office Hours: Monday through Friday: 9AM to Noon / 1PM to 4PM
  • Phone Number: 641-752-5104

 Mission Statement:

 The Mission of the United

 Methodist Church is to make

 disciples of Jesus Christ for the

 transformation of the world.

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Wherever you are in your faith journey, Hope United Methodist Church welcomes and affirms all persons without regard to any thing which threatens to divide God’s family.  We are a caring church; we commit ourselves to loving acts of invitation, hospitality and reconciliation, providing ministry to, for and with all persons.

“Thank you, Hope United Methodist Church, for your donation of hats and gloves. They are keeping us warm when we get to play outside.”  

Hope Headstart students

We are Charter Members and were present at the very first service at Hope in 1971. We transferred from another Methodist Church to be a part of this new church plant in Marshalltown. We stayed because we were a diverse congregation and Hope has always been involved in the community. It’s home.

Charter Members

I want to thank your church members for all the help and donations to our students (especially international students). Your donations have been well distributed and appreciated. Many students arrive and find that they have nothing of personal use and not even a glass to drink water. When they visit the Tigers’ Vault, they solve small but important problems. Many comment, “Thanks God, one less thing to worry about”. Hope’s donations help enormously.

MCC International student

We enjoy watching our Sunday Online Worship service. We usually watch it on Sunday afternoons. It is such a joy to listen to the music, the Children’s time, and the Message. It is one way to feel connected to my church family at this time and feel God’s love around us.


I was a speaker a couple of times at the Wonderful Wednesday program for Hoglan kids. I love the home feeling and open communion. We joined Hope because we felt our family would grow spiritually here. We found a place to be involved.