Get to Know Geneseo

logo-with-tag-lightWelcome! Here are answers to some common questions…

Where is Geneseo UMC located?

Geneseo United Methodist Church
3127 – 115th Street
Buckingham, IA 50612
See Contact us / Directions for a map.

How can I contact the church?

What are your office hours?

Mondays and Thursdays from 9 AM – 2 PM  (Administrative Assistant)
Pastor is in the office Mondays and Thursdays – 9 AM – 1 PM and Wednesdays 9 AM – 12 PM. He is out of the office on Tuesdays. He can be reached on his cell phone (319) 240-7023. All Church Offices are closed Fridays.

What’s the Sunday schedule?

  • 9:15 AM: Sunday Worship
  • 10:30 AM: Coffee Fellowship (following Communion Sundays – usually the 1st Sunday of the month)
  • 10:30 AM: Sunday School for ALL Ages (September – May on all Sundays, except Communion Sunday)

How should I dress for worship?

We’re a pretty mixed bunch when it comes to Sunday morning… some show up in a suit and tie, others wear blue jeans. You are welcome to “come as you are.”

Who’s on staff? 

Our staff includes a full-time pastor, Rev. Harry Wach, a part-time administrative assistant and a part-time janitor. Click here to meet them.

How did your church start?

Our congregation started when a group of pioneers decided to begin meeting in  homes in the mid 1800’s. To find out more about our history, click here.

Our mission statement

The mission of Geneseo United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world! To learn more about our mission, click here.

Our beliefs

“Faith is both a gift we receive through the Spirit and a choice we make. It’s trusting in God and relying on God as the source and destiny of our lives. Faith is believing in God and giving God our devotion and loyalty. Faith is following Jesus, and answering the call to be his disciple in the world. Faith is hoping for God’s future, leaning with trust into the coming kingdom that God has promised.” (adapted from Reflecting on our Faith at To find out more about our beliefs as United Methodists, click here.