*** If you need to meet or talk with Pastor Luke please call the church office to set up an appointment.      |      UM Men monthly breakfast will be this Sunday, November 17th starting at 8:00 a.m. All men are welcome!      |      Help needed and appreciated sacking groceries on Thursday, November 21st.      |      The weekly bulletin can be found under the "News" drop-down heading.       |      The Mission Room is now ready for winter & Christmas items.      |      List of Food Pantry Needed Items can be found under "News" and select "Other."      |      Check out our "News" link for updated stories. ***
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What are the church’s views on cremation, organ donation?

Nov. 12, 2019 @ 4:44 pm

The Bible does not speak about cremation vs. burial but usually assumes that bodies will be buried. Read more about cremation and organ donation by clicking here.


Church exit plan already in effect, court says

Nov. 07, 2019 @ 6:43 am

Legislation setting special provisions for United Methodist churches deciding to leave the denomination took effect immediately at the end of the special General Conference last February, the church’s top court has ruled. Read more.


Faithful Giving in a Time of Change

Nov. 07, 2019 @ 6:39 am

“Faithful Giving in a Time of Change,” a roundtable discussion of connectional giving in The United Methodist Church, features panelists who work with giving and budgets at all levels of the denomination. Complete article here.


New United Methodist Ad Campaign Addresses Loneliness

Oct. 30, 2019 @ 9:05 pm

Nashville, Tennessee – The United Methodist Church has launched the “Not the Only One” advertising campaign to help offer encouragement through the community.

Research continues to emphasize people are experiencing a growing sense of loneliness. In fact, nearly half of Americans feel alone or left out, and it’s taking a mental and physical toll on them. Read more


Ask The UMC: What is The United Methodist Church’s view of Halloween?

Oct. 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Did you know that Halloween began as a church holiday, or holy day? Find out more...


All Saints Day: A holy day John Wesley loved

Oct. 28, 2019 @ 5:55 pm

November 1 is All Saints Day, a sometimes-overlooked holy day in United Methodist congregations. It is not nearly as well known as the day before, All Hallows’ (Saints’) Eve, better known as Halloween, but is far more important in the life of the church. Read more by clicking here.


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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)

P.O. Box 394


Shenandoah, IA 51601