*** 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

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.

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Church exit plan already in effect, court says

Nov 07, 2019

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.

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

Oct 28, 2019

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

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Tips For Being A Discerning Church

Jun 20, 2019

Discernment is a helpful tool for churches facing change. Taking the time for spiritual discernment may not come naturally to churches accustomed to quick and predictable decision-making. Philip J. Brooks offers ways to start the process. To read the article please click here.

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The 5 Church Performance Measures that Matter

May 23, 2019

Modern church leaders face a unique set of challenges. The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), the leadership development agency of The United Methodist Church, recently commissioned research to identify those challenges and help leaders overcome them. Click here to read the entire article.

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SERVICE TIMES

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)

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200 CHURCH ST

Shenandoah, IA 51601

712-246-2081