No matter who you are or where you are in life's journey...

You Are Welcome Here

No matter who you are or where you are in life's journey...

You Are Welcome Here

No matter who you are or where you are in life's journey...

You Are Welcome Here

No matter who you are or where you are in life's journey...

You Are Welcome Here

Our Church

Who We Are

Urbandale United Church of Christ is a caring and active Christian community whose members live in the Des Moines metro area and beyond. We are an Open and Affirming congregation that welcomes persons of every age, race, gender identity and expression, nationality, ability, and sexual orientation. We are a Just Peace church that seeks to empower ourselves, our children, and one another to be fully present in the world, living in Christ’s image and striving for justice and peace. We are a member of the United Church of Christ, a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church, joining faith and action. LEARN MORE.

LGBTQ Health Survey

LGBTQ Health Survey

One Iowa, the University of Iowa College of Public Health, and the Iowa Cancer Consortium have partnered to learn more about LGBTQ health in Iowa. If you are an LGBTQ Iowan over the age of 18, please take the anonymous online health survey (will take 10-15 minutes to complete) and share it with other eligible LGBTQ Iowans. If you’re not an LGBTQ adult living in Iowa, please share this survey with your friends, family, and community members who are eligible.

Click here to access the survey and help One Iowa learn more about the health of LGBTQ Iowans.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Paul Gilbert, Assistant Professor in Community and Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health by phone (319-384-1478) or email (paul-gilbert@uiowa.edu).

One Iowa will also be conducting focus groups later this year to have direct conversations with LGBTQ Iowans about their health. These focus groups will be held in different areas of the state. If you’re interested in participating, please email info@oneiowa.org or call at 515-288-4019.

Upcoming Events

Sat 24

Habitat for Humanity Work Day

February 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 25

Serving Today

February 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sun 25

Sunday School & ASF

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Sun 25

Worship

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sun 25

4th-6th Grade OWL

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Christmas Play

"A CHRISTMAS PLAY" : by the preschool to 5th graders on Sunday, December 17.

Stewardship Sunday

The pews of Urbandale UCC were alive with the joy of giving this past Sunday! During the service we heard from liturgist Mark Siegel about how one's attitude towards giving can evolve over time, and Kevin Hanson shared some of his 'Favorite Things' about our church...

Pastor Dave’s Ponderings

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (II Timothy 2:15, The Inclusive Bible) In relating my spiritual journey, I am always careful to include the origins of my deep...

Pastor Dave’s Ponderings: Strengthening Our Communities

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. (I Corinthians 13:12, The New Revised Standard Version) As usual, the turning of the page from one year to the next...

The Anti-Magnificat

Occasional Thoughts and Meditations by Urbandale UCC’s lay leaders. These opinions do not represent official positions of the church but only those of the authors. Tom Rendon (past moderator and Leadership Team Member) Hearing the familiar words of the Magnificat...