For Our Visitors
Frequently Asked Questions
What do United Methodists believe?
As a part of the world-wide United Methodist Church, we follow a set of Bible-based, God inspired beliefs set forth by our denomination. To learn more about the beliefs of the UMC, CLICK HERE.
Where should I park? Is there handicapped parking available?
There is generous parking in front with additional space around the back of the church. We have two handicapped parking spots in front of the main church building and two more for the Wing in the Woods attached to the main building.
Which door should I enter?
Our main entrance is on the east side of the building near the bell tower.
What should I wear?
Come as you are! We enjoy casual dress at our services.
Is there Sunday School?
Sunday School resumes on Sept 10, 2023 at 10:30am for children 4-years-old through 5th grade as well as an active adult class.
Is there Children's Church or a Nursery available?
Not presently. Children are always welcome in worship at Polk City UMC! We also have a cry room available for families.
Is the church available for events (weddings, etc.)?
Yes! Contact our office by phone or email for more information:
How do I become a member of the church?
Talk to Pastor Wendy. She will be happy to walk you through the steps needed to become a member of our church family!
What is the Wing in the Woods?
The Wing in the Woods is our fellowship hall, located at the back of our parking lot. Access the Wing through the church hallway or park near the building.
Pastor Wendy Musgrave
Pastor Wendy Musgrave grew up in Newell, Iowa, a rural community the northwest part of the state. She earned her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University in graphic design and worked in publication design before discerning a call to ministry. Wendy earned her MDiv from the Iliff School of Theology in 2018 and is currently a provisional elder in the United Methodist Church. She has served as pastor of Centennial UMC at Ivy in Altoona and Wellspring Community Church in Des Moines before being appointed to serve at Polk City UMC. With a background in design, Wendy brings gifts for visual communication and a passion for creative worship design that inspires engagement and fosters spiritual growth. Wendy and her husband Jon live in Johnston with their two daughters, Greta, a sophomore at the University of Northern Iowa, and Edie, a junior at Johnston High School.
Leaders Council Chair
Care, Connection, & Community Chair