Welcome to Grace UM Des Moines

Practicing Uncommon Hospitality

We are a church seeking to:

PROCLAIM the good news of Jesus Christ
PRACTICE uncommon hospitality, and
PREPARE disciples to serve in the world.

Join Us During Advent


Grace offers three unique worship services that offer Uncommon Hospitality.

Volunteer with Us

We’re making a difference in our community and in the world. Why not join us?


Enrich your faith journey by finding the right adult Sunday School Class for you.

Grace Preschool

High-quality preschool, part-time or full-time child care for children from 2 to 5.

Join Our Church

Join us for worship, volunteer, or consider our new member classes.

Why I Love Grace


Here are just a few of the ways in which our ministries have touched the lives of members and friends.

Make Music with Us

Find your musical group home with choirs, solos, instrumental music and bells.



From what to wear, to how to find us–here are some answers to your frequently asked questions.




England 1973: A Story of Grace

In late August, 1972, I opened a letter addressed to my sister, Gretchen, and me from Grace United Methodist Church. Inside was the announcement that the Chapel Choir (our youth choir) would be traveling to England the following spring, singing in churches and... read more

Gary Nims on What Jesus Had to Say about Gun Violence

Yes–there’s a church like that! Here at Grace, when faced with the difficult questions of our day, we strive to (in Pastor Gary’s words), “go beyond simplistic quoting of a Scripture verse here and there, and go deeper than most of the... read more