*** Farewell Celebration for Pastor Luke and Family, Saturday, June 12th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fellowship Hall.      |      The Mission Room is now taking summer items (no long-sleeves), bedding, & kitchen items. Call the office for a drop-off appointment.      |      Pastor Luke's last Sunday will be June 13th and will be communion Sunday.      |      Change of address, phone, or email? Go to the bottom of the first page of our website www.sheniafumc.org fill out your changes and hit submit.      |      The weekly Booster can be found under "News" along with much more information.      |      Prayer Request and Our Care Center Family link can be found under "News."      |      Share your prayer request and praises at any time during the week by calling the church office or emailing churchs3cr3tary@gmail.com      |      NEW - Online "Giving" is now available. The "Giving" button located in the upper right corner of the website. See the "News" section for more information.      |      "News" page (updated daily & weekly) with Bible App for Kids, Lesson Activities & Resources for Children's Sunday School, activities for everyone, learning resources, and much more. ***
First United Methodist Church


Quarantine Prayer Checklist

Dec. 01, 2020 @ 7:54 pm

Use this prayer checklist to pray every day.

• Praise God for His mighty power and perfect love.

• Thank God for promising to always be with us.

• Ask God to heal those who are sick.

• Ask God to comfort those who are afraid.

• Ask God to protect those in the medical field.

• Ask God to give leaders wisdom.

• Ask God to forgive your sins and heal our nation.

• Ask God to use the church to share His love.

• Ask God to bring revival through this time.

Read Psalms 121 out loud to close out your prayer time.


Online Giving Now Available

Aug. 30, 2020 @ 8:35 pm

It’s Here…It’s Here…Online Giving ("Giving" link located upper right corner of the church website) www.sheniafumc.org

Thanks to the COVID-19 Virus our church has been forced to have remote “On-Camera” services on Sunday morning but… the news isn’t all bad. We’ve decided to take advantage of some of the latest technology and offer our members and regular Church-Goers an opportunity to make their regular Sunday Morning Offering ONLINE!

With the help of the new group working with the First National Bank (formerly Century Bank) we now have a direct link for you, sitting at home, to the church to make your offering and regular Tithes. You’ll find a direct link on the Church's Facebook home page AND the Churches Website home page (upper right corner with red arrow) so just click it and select for a one-time giving, set up a regular Tithe, or make a donation and hit submit… It’s really THAT EASY!


Preserve Your Loved One's Memories (free)

Aug. 01, 2020 @ 7:54 pm

Why not take advantage of extra time you might have because of COVID-19.

StoryCircle preserves your loved one’s memories forever. Imagine listening to an aging parent's life stories, in their own voice, whenever and wherever you want. At your request, we send your loved ones story prompts by text message, after which they call a phone number and leave a voicemail to record their memories. Over time, you’ll collect a rich library of audio stories about their life. Get started by registering at StoryCircle.co And, your loved one’s recordings are private to those in their listening circle.

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Find Help in the Bible When You Need

Jul. 30, 2020 @ 5:49 pm

Psalm 23
2 Corinthians 1: 3-4
Psalm 55: 22

1 Peter 1: 3-5
Hebrews 6: 9-12
Lamentations 3: 24-25

1 Chronicles 28: 20
Hebrews 13: 6
Psalm 27:1

1 John 4: 7-21
1 Thessalonians 3: 12
Romans 8: 38-39

Joshua 24:15
Romans 10: 8-13
Hebrews 11: 1-6


Anxiety - Devotional

Jul. 23, 2020 @ 5:41 pm

They reeled and staggered like drunkards and were at their wits'end. "Lord, help!" they cried in their trouble, and He saved them from their distress." (Psalm 107:27-28 NLT)

Like the Psalmist, we cry, “Lord, help!” when we are in trouble and can't find a way to get out of it by ourselves. We've exhausted our resources, stamina, skill, and patience, and are at the end of our wits! The devotional thought for today ponders what it means to be at wits' end, and what to do about it.

Reeling, Staggering, and Don't Know
What to Do!

According to Psalm 107:27, a person who is at wits' end is like a drunkard who sways and stumbles and can't stay upright! Emotions like worry, anxiety, and anger battle for supremacy, leading to frustration and defeat. You consider and try out several options, but NONE of them work, and finally you've reached the limits of your physical and mental energy!

There's no need for despair. The scripture references in this devotional thought for today offer hope and salvation! Psalm 107:28 is a timely cry for release from the distress. The Lord promises to help when you ask Him. You have a choice to continue wallowing in exhaustive misery at your wits' end or to release your burdens to God, who will rescue and save you from harm.

After meditating on the Scriptures in the devotional thought for today, what will you do the next time you are at your wits' end?

Father, I'm out of ideas and solutions to problems I thought I could fix. Help, please save me. I'm giving you my burdens and am waiting for Your Rescue!


Children's Sunday School Lesson Activities & Resources

Jun. 09, 2020 @ 2:57 pm

When children can't attend Sunday School in person bring Sunday School into your home with lesson activities and resources. April 15th lesson, "Doubting Thomas Believes." Click here for activities & resources. Theme: Jesus has risen. Believe it or not! Scripture: John 20:19-31

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April 22nd lesson, "The Road to Emmaus" Theme: Jesus reveals himself to his followers Scripture: Luke 24:30-31

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April 28th lesson, "The Good Shepherd's Voice" Theme: We know Jesus' voice Scripture: John 10:4

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May 5th lesson, "Jesus Is The Way" Theme: We can only come to God through Jesus Scripture: John 14:6

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May 12th lesson, "Jesus Gives Us the Comfort" Theme The Holy Spirit is our comforter Scripture John 14:16

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May 19th lesson, "Up, Up And Away" Theme: The Ascension of Christ Scripture: Acts 1:9

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May 25th lesson, "Filled With the Holy Spirit" Theme: God sent the Holy Spirit at Pentecost Scripture: Acts 2:4

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June 2nd lesson, "And It Was Very Good" Theme: The Creation Scripture: Genesis 1:1

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June 9th lesson, "Issac is Born" Theme: God keeps His promises Scripture: Genesis 21:1

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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