*** Help celebrate Craig & Kathy Harris' 50th Wedding Anniversary, Sunday, August 25th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Fellowship Hall).      |      "Helping Hands" Supper will be held on Sunday, August 25th starting at 4:30 p.m. Help always needed and appreciated.      |      Choir Practice will begin Wednesday, August 28th at 7:00 p.m. Welcoming New Voices!      |      List of Food Pantry Needed Items can be found under "News" and select "Other."      |      Check out our "News" link for updated stories. ***
First United Methodist Church


UMC Next Plan Would End LGBTQ Restrictions

Aug. 19, 2019 @ 5:03 pm

A group of centrists and progressives is offering a plan that would eliminate The United Methodist Church’s restrictions against LGBTQ ordination and same-sex weddings, while allowing local churches that disagree to depart and organize into new forms of Methodism. Read more...


Celebrating 50 Years!

Aug. 18, 2019 @ 4:18 pm

Craig & Kathy Harris were united in marriage on August 24, 1969. You have been invited to help celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church, 200 Church Street, Shenandoah, IA 51601. An elevator is available on the south side of the church in the alley.

Card shower greetings may be sent to: 1502 230th Street, Shenandoah, IA 51601. View their picture and invitation by clicking here.


Connectional Table Launches Emerging, An Online Anthology On Our Church

Aug. 16, 2019 @ 5:05 pm

Chicago, IL—The Connectional Table is proud to announce the launch of Emerging, a digital collection of essays, articles and other content discussing what may be taking shape in the life of our connection as a result of the outcome of the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference. Read the complete article by clicking here.


What to Expect at General Conference 2020

Aug. 16, 2019 @ 3:55 pm

With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, organizers hope to improve proceedings at General Conference 2020. Click here.


Ask The UMC: How are decisions made at General Conference?

Aug. 15, 2019 @ 6:55 pm

How are decisions made at General Conference? Find out the answer by clicking here.


Commission on General Conference Added to Confusion

Aug. 15, 2019 @ 6:52 pm

For those United Methodists who think our denomination was not confused enough, we can thank the Commission on the General Conference for confounding us a little further. Read more


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Welcome Center (Coffee & Conversation): 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Worship Service: 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Fellowship: 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:30-11:30 a.m.(only during school year)


Shenandoah, IA 51601