Groups & Activities

gay pride parade 2014Join one of these groups or activities for fellowship with other members. New groups are always being formed, so let us know if there are other ideas!

  • “500” Card Club: A monthly social activity for those who enjoy playing “500.” Contact Russ Kruse at 480-8766 or russkruse@aol.com
  • Brunch Bunch: A social activity for women who enjoy having lunch together at noon on the third Sunday of the month. Contact Marge Putney at 225-6739
  • Charlie’s Group Ministry — Progressive discussion: A Progressive Theology discussion group, meeting every Thursday at 2 p.m. in the church library. Paul Swenson 216-1173 or pswen52@yahoo.com
  • Men’s Roundtable: A social activity for men who enjoy having lunch together while discussing current events. This group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 11:45 a.m. Contact Ivan Lyddon at imlyddon@msn.com or 225-8095
  • New Connection Group: If you are 20, 30, or 40 something, this is the group for you! Contact Megan Ferchen at megholling@gmail.com
  • Needles of Love: We sew items for those in need. No sewing skills are required and all are welcome. Times and dates vary based on need. Contact Dee Moore at 987-3332 or kenanddee@mchsi.com
  • Walnut Hills Supper Club: An opportunity to socialize with other members while sharing a meal. These “round robin,” random groups help us become better acquainted. Dinner groups meet once a month. Contact Peggy Palmer-Johnson at (515) 577-4975 or lavenderim@aol.com or Linda Ybarra at librarylady106@gmail.com
  • Women of Walnut Hills: We’re a group of women that plan women’s activities on behalf of the church. Spa Day and Secret Pals are just a couple of the fun things that we do. We also support outreach programs, including the Angel Tree at Christmas for the Homes of Oakridge, Meals from the Heartland and school supply drives for UMCOR. Contact Sandy Lorenzen at 221-2999 or jlorenzen1@msn.com
  • Women’s Book Group: Enjoy reading and discussing various literature in a fun atmosphere. This group meets the first Tuesday evening of each month. Contact Kellie Kahle at kkahle522@aol.com
  • Women’s Night Out: An opportunity to share fun, food and fellowship the 3rd Monday of each month at a locally owned restaurant. Contact Peggy Palmer-Johnson at 577-4975 or lavenderim@aol.com
  • Recreational Activities
    • Co-ed volleyball: Join us on Sunday afternoons in the winter months at the church for casual, co-ed volleyball contact Marlyn & Connie McKeen at cmckeen@q.com or 556-9432
    • Co-ed softball: Play on the Walnut Hills UMC Co-ed softball team during the spring and summer leagues at Raccoon River park. Contact Zach Hollingsworth at z.hollingsworth@gmail.com
    • Cyclepaths: Bicycle enthusiasts that get together to ride a few miles most weekends during the riding season. Contact Bob & Judy Myers at bob.and.judy.myers@gmail.com