*** If you need to meet or talk with Pastor Luke please call the church office to set up an appointment."      |      Online service will continue through the month of May.      |      NEW - Online "Giving" is now available. "Giving" button located in the upper right corner of the website. See the "News" section for more information.      |      Listen to Online Sunday Service by your phone. See "News" for more information and directions.      |      Join us for our online service Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. Click on the Facebook icon to join the service.      |      May 14th Booster Newsletter, Prayer List, Home Activities, Daily Devotional, Food Pantry needs & much more under "News."      |      New to our "News" page, Verse of the Day, Bible App for Kids, and Lesson Activities & Resources for Children's Sunday School.      |      Church doors are locked but the church office will be open for regular hours. Please call the church office if you need to get in the building.      |      Extra pews for sale and free kid-size chairs. More information is available under the "News" section of the website. ***
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Children's Sunday School Lesson Activities & Resources

May 19, 2020

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 20:19-31Click here for lesson activities & resources. April 22nd lesson, "The Road to Emmaus" Theme: Jesus reveals himself to his followers Scripture: Luke 24:30-31Click here for lesson activities & resources.April 28th lesson, "The Good Shepherd's Voice" Theme: We know Jesus' voice Scripture: John 10:4Click here for lesson activities & resources.May 5th lesson, "Jesus Is The Way" Theme: We can only come to God through Jesus Scripture: John 14:6Click here for lesson activities & resourcesMay 12th lesson, "Jesus Gives Us the Comfort" Theme The Holy Spirit is our comforter Scripture John 14:16Click here for lesson activities & resourcesMay 19th lesson, "Up, Up And Away" Theme: The Ascension of Christ Scripture: Acts 1:9Click here for lesson activities & resources.

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Learning for ages 3 to 103

May 18, 2020

There is something for almost anyone who wants to learn something new or sharpen their focus. Explore free resources, apps, and games designed for any age. Find out more...

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Online Giving Now Available

May 14, 2020

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 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!

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Listen to Live Church Service On Your Phone

May 14, 2020

You are now able to listen to Sunday morning service on your phone through a service called "Zoom." To get the Sunday worship audio through a speakerphone, all someone has to do is follow these instructions:Call +1 (312) 626-6799 enter 952 2032 6449# on your phone's keypad (included the # sign) Press # again (you will not have/need a participant ID) Enter the password 003100# on your phone's keypad (include the # sign)You will be muted for the duration of the service. Enjoy worship!as Please remember, with all new tech, it may be a bit rocky at the start. Thanks for your patience and the patience of those who have been unable to connect through the internet.

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Need Something To Do?

May 14, 2020

Are you bored being inside and need something to do? Check these activites out by clicking here.

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Prayer with Certainty

May 14, 2020

Spoiler alert: God knows what you need before you ever pray for it. He knows what you want before you pray for that too. God still wants us to pray for these things. He wants us to be honest and direct with Him. There's no hiding the truth from God, so don't hold anything back. Read more

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Those In Need of Prayer May 7th Update

May 14, 2020

We need to continue to pray for our church, Pastor Luke, all those that attend in person and on-line. We also need to continue to pray for those in our care centers and prayer list. To view those individuals and families click here.

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Prayer of Courage

May 07, 2020

Introduction It is easy to talk about Jesus at church. It's easy for us to talk about faith with people we feel safe with and who share our beliefs. But how easy is it to talk about Jesus at school, or on the playground, or on the playing field? Jesus gave us the command to go and tell the world about Him. If we pray for courage, God will give it to us. He will make us bold so we can tell others about Jesus. Question Time Have you ever told someone who doesn't go to church about Jesus? What was that like? Is there something that keeps you from inviting a friend like that to church? When the disciples began preaching about Jesus, they knew that talking about Jesus could get them into trouble. Even after being thrown in jail, they prayed for the courage to keep sharing the good news of Jesus. Scripture Acts 4:23-31 God is bigger than any foe. He can help us overcome any obstacle. His love is endless, and He wants to reach everyone. Through prayer, God can give us the boldness we need to share our faith. Next Steps Is there someone you know who doesn't go to church? Start praying for them. Ask God for the opportunity to tell them about your faith, and ask Him for the courage to speak up. Ask God to prepare their hearts so they will receive the message of Jesus with gladness!

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NCC: Virus Crisis Can Lead to 'Bold New Future'

Apr 30, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic "shines a light on our ability as a nation and as a people to rally together in a time of crisis," says a statement by the governing board of the National Council of Churches. While commending this effort, the statement continued, "We must also name the injustices and challenges that we confront." Read more

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3 Ingredient Banana Bread

Apr 30, 2020

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 1 hr Total Time 1 hr 10 mins 3 Ingredient Banana Bread is a simple one bowl sweet bread that only has bananas, eggs and a yellow cake mix as ingredients. Course: Dessert Cuisine: American Keyword: banana bread, dessert Servings: 6 people Calories: 373 kcal Ingredients • 2 bananas ripe • 2 eggs • 1 box yellow cake mix Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Grease loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray, butter or Crisco if desired. 3. Place bananas into a mixing bowl and mash. 4. Add the cake mix and eggs to the mixing bowl and mix until well blended. 5. Bake for about an hour or until center is done and the top is light golden brown. Recipe Notes: This makes one loaf.

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Thank God When We Pray

Apr 30, 2020

When someone does something nice for us, we say thank you. When we receive a gift at Christmas or on our birthdays, the polite thing to do is send a thank you note. How can we possibly begin to thank God for all the things He does for us? When we pray, we need to always begin with thanks, letting God know how grateful we are for His blessings. Question Time Has someone thanked you for something this week? When was the last time you said thank you for something? What is one thing you can thank God for right now? At the end of his life, David said a prayer of thanks in front of his people for all God had done for him. David's life had as many downs as ups, but he never forgot all of God's blessings. Scripture 1 Chronicles 29:10-20 Let's follow David's example. Let's thank God when we pray. Next Steps Every time you say a prayer this week, thank God for something. You can thank Him for Jesus, for our church, for our home, for family, for friends, for any number of things. The more we thank God, the more our faith will grow as we remember all His blessings.

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Free Educational Resources-McGraw Hill

Apr 24, 2020

Here are some free resources to help you support learning at-home during this time of school closures and remote and distance learning. Learn more by clicking here.

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Home Learning Activities by Microsoft

Apr 23, 2020

Learning at home has become a new lifestyle for you and your family, check out these free resources, and fun new experiences that help remote learning. Click here for more information.

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Take A Family Prayer Walk

Apr 23, 2020

Go for a walk as a family and use this guide to pray as you find each item. • Bird - Thank God for promising to always Il be with us. • Bug - Ask God to heal those who are sick. • Red Flower - Ask God to protect those in the medical field. • Evergreen - Ask God to give leaders wisdom. • Nut/Seed - Ask God to take care of your family and friends. • Fallen Leaf - Ask God to take care of your neighbors.• Butterfly - Ask God to use the church to share His love. • Yellow Flower - Ask God to bring revival through this time.

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Latest Upper Room Issue Available for Free Download

Apr 22, 2020

Since churches are unable to meet and gather safely in their buildings during the coronavirus pandemic, The Upper Room is offering the May/June 2020 issue, both in English and Spanish, as a free, downloadable PDF. The Upper Room also has created a web page featuring resources to help create and maintain spiritual wellness during anxious times. Click here for more information.

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What the Bible Says to the Lonely

Apr 20, 2020

Time and again throughout the Old Testament, we find the Lord reaching out to His people, revealing himself to them, desiring to be with them and communicating with them. In 1 Samuel 12:22, we find this promise of God: “For the sake of his great name the LORD will not reject his people, because the LORD was pleased to make you his own.” God desires companionship, fellowship, and communion with those who will reciprocate his expressions of friendship. Learn more

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Quarantine Prayer Checklist

Apr 16, 2020

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.

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Daily Devotional April 16

Apr 16, 2020

DAILY DEVOTION 4 Scripture Reading: Psalm 138 Only in the darkness can you see the stars. -Martin Luther King Jr. They still tell the story at William and Mary College of daffy, magnificent President Ewell. For a century and a half, this prestigious Virginia school had been a leader among American universities. Then came the Civil War. In the hard days of reconstruction that followed, William and Mary went bankrupt. Soon it had a deserted campus, decaying buildings, and no students. As with so many Southern schools after that tragic war, everyone wrote it off as dead. Everyone, except its president. He had given his best years to advancing the liberal arts through that school. He refused to give up now. So, every morning, President Ewell went to the deserted campus, climbed the tower of its main building, and rang the bells, calling the school to class. He behaved as though the school was still there. People thought he was crazy. Nevertheless, every day for seven years, President Ewell rang the bells at William and Mary, in defiance of the despair and hopelessness that would destroy everything he held valuable. Eventually and miraculously, it worked. Others caught his vision. Students, teachers, and money returned. Today, America's second-oldest university thrives again, because of the hope of a single man. Today, people suffer all around the world. Churches are shuttered by the threat of disease and uncertainty and scattered by the fear of disease and uncertainty. Many people are shut up in their homes or apartments having no else to go: no work, no restaurants, nor entertainment venues. It's such a different atmosphere from the bustle and high energy life we're used to. But we persist, wherever we are. We worship God in our homes and online with a virtual community of believers. We read the Bible. We pray on bended knee. We give thanks. We help others in their time of need. We walk humbly with God. We're ringing the bells of hope. And someday, we shall have our reward. -Timothy Merrill Prayer: God of grace and mercy, you are our hope. We cast ourselves upon you in utter faith and confidence. There is none besides you! In Jesus' name. Amen.

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The Need for Giving When Church Doors Close

Apr 15, 2020

The church has left the building. This saying in faith-based circles has increased in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic when social-distancing guidelines have recommended that churches throughout the world close their physical doors. The result in not gathering for usual worship services has been swift to the balance sheet. Read more

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Camp & Retreat Ministries Bringing Day Camp to Your Computer screen

Apr 14, 2020

In this time of social distancing, United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries has established Virtual Day Camp to help people experience some of the joy of camp at home. Each day, campers can log in and follow a day camp session, exploring topics such as spiritual development, nature exploration, science, music and art. To log on and find out more click here.

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Weekly 360 Newsletter Archive

Apr 13, 2020

Sign up to receive the Weekly 360° e-newsletter. It's the best resource for Iowa United Methodist news, events, reports and resources. Click here for the 360 Archive.

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The Power of the Resurrection

Apr 13, 2020

A deeper study from the New International Version (NIV)Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” Read more and subscribe.

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Find Help In The Bible

Apr 09, 2020

Here is how the Bible can help you!ANGER Ephesians 4: 31-32, James 1: 19-20, Proverbs 15:1 GRIEF 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18, John 11: 25-27, Matthew 5: 4ANXIETY 1 Peter 5:7, Matthew 11: 28-30, Proverbs 12: 25ILLNESS Acts 3: 16, James 5: 16, Jeremiah 17: 14CRISIS Jeremiah 29: 11-13, Lamentations 3: 55-58, Proverbs 3: 5-6 LONELINESS 2 Corinthians 6: 18, Deuteronomy 31: 6, Isaiah 43: 2DEPRESSION Nehemiah 8:10, Hosea 6: 1, Psalm 5:11 TEMPTATION Ephesians 5: 8-11, Hebrews 4: 14-16, James 1: 12-15DISCOURAGEMENT Romans 12: 11-12, John 14: 27, Deuteronomy 31: 8FEAR Isaiah 41: 13, Joshua 1: 9, Psalm 46: 1-3COMFORT Psalm 23, 2 Corinthians 1: 3-4, Psalm 55: 22 HOPE 1 Peter 1: 3-5, Hebrews 6: 9-12, Lamentations 3: 24-25 COURAGE 1 Chronicles 28: 20, Hebrews 13: 6, Psalm 27:1 LOVE 1 John 4: 7-21, 1 Thessalonians 3: 12, Romans 8: 38-39 FAITH Joshua 24:15, Romans 10: 8-13, Hebrews 11: 1-6 PATIENCE Colossians 1: 10-12, Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8, Romans 15: 4-5 FORGIVENESS 1 John 1: 8-9, Matthew 6: 14-15, Luke 6: 37 PEACE John 16:33, Philippians 4: 6-7, Numbers 6: 24-26 GRACE 1 Peter 5: 5-6, Corinthians 8: 9, Ephesians 2: 8-9 STRENGTH Philippians 4: 13, 2 2 Samuel 22: 32-33, Isaiah 40: 29-31

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How to Combat Loneliness During Social Distancing and Crisis

Apr 06, 2020

F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.” For many people in the United States and across the world, the coronavirus pandemic has prompted such feelings. Read more

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Faithful Giving in a Time of Change

Apr 06, 2020

“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.

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Directions for Live Streaming

Apr 03, 2020

Click here to learn how to live stream church service every Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.

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Being The Church at Epicenter of US Pandemic

Apr 03, 2020

United Methodists in New York and New Jersey are grappling with the unwanted distinction of living at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. Read more

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Inspiration for Daily Living

Apr 03, 2020

Do you need a little inspiration? Click here

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Keeping Members Informed

Mar 30, 2020

As a courtesy to our UMC members, you are receiving information that we hope you find helpful during the pandemic. Read more

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Church Doors Locked

Mar 27, 2020

In light of the recent confirmation of Covid-19 cases in Page and Montgomery County, and the concern for safety and good health, beginning Monday morning, March 30th, the church doors will be locked. Cindy will have her normal office hours and anyone needing in the church needs to call the church office to make arrangements to enter the building. Continue to pray not only for our members and community but also for our nation. God Bless!

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Items Needed

Mar 24, 2020

The Food Pantry has a need for the following items. Cereal Soda Crackers Hamburger, Tuna, & Chicken Helpers Canned Tuna & Chicken Corn Green Beans Pork and Beans Chicken Noodle Soup Spaghetti Noodles Spaghetti Sauce Pudding Peanut Butter Ramen Noodles PeachesMacaroni & Cheese Toilet Paper

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Learn More About Zoom

Mar 23, 2020

Pastors and lay leaders around the globe have found the need to engage with their congregations remotely. One tool many church leaders, businesses, and other organizations use is called Zoom. Learn more about Zoom by taking this short course. Click here.

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Congregation Update #4

Mar 21, 2020

Pastor Luke has an update for his congregations. Update #4 03/21/2020 Click here for video.

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Congregation Update #3

Mar 20, 2020

Pastor Luke has an update for his congregations. Update #3 03/20/2020 Click here to view.

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Congregation Update #2

Mar 19, 2020

Pastor Luke has an update for his congregations. Update #2 03/19/2020 Click here to view.

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Lenten Morning Prayer

Mar 19, 2020

As I've mentioned, we've been working on getting a prayer time set up and will be doing so for people over a video conferencing app called Zoom. It allows people to both join through the computer as well as call in through phone (turning it into a video conferencing call for that person). If you are going to use your computer or phone you may want to download Zoom before morning prayer service. To sign-up and download please click here. The sign-up will be in the upper right corner of your screen. Please read through the information so you can download it for your need whether a computer or cell phone. I have been working with another pastor on this and, due to the coronavirus, I'm anxious to see what sort of tweaking we need with this. Regardless, here is the login information for people wanting to join and we'll continue to keep everyone up to date. If you're putting this info into an email or newsletter, please publish it this way:You may also contact Jeff for help at 712-310-5057. Lenten Morning Prayer daily starting at 7:00 am Video Chat: https://zoom.us/j/674124847 Phone: call +1 646 558 8656# meeting ID type in 674-124-847# If you have any problems please email or call Ps. Luke afterward and he can help you get connected. The prayer session usually lasts for a half-hour. Hope to see everyone there! Ps. Luke Fillmore Shenandoah-Hamburg UMC

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Congregation Update #1

Mar 18, 2020

Pastor Luke has a new update for his congregations. 03/18/2020 Click here to view the video

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Churches Overcome Social Distancing to Continue Outreach

Mar 18, 2020

The continuing spread of COVID-19 is challenging pastors to consider how to do outreach when reaching out in person is difficult. Read more

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March 17th Letter from Pastor Luke

Mar 17, 2020

God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of sound mind. 1 Timothy 2:7 Friends, Grace, and Peace through Christ, The central question that faces us in times like these is, “How can I love others as Christ loves us?” No doubt by now you have read in the news that, due to the coronavirus, Governor Kim Reynolds has made an emergency proclamation and suspended various gatherings greater than 10 people until March 31st, 2020. Simultaneously, throughout the day yesterday and with a vote scheduled by the end of today, our Administrative Board was communicating by email and deciding whether or not to suspend services ourselves. Therefore, by a decision of the Administrative Board, in compliance with the state, and in accordance with the recommendation of our Bishop, we will be suspending worship services and church activities until March 31st at the earliest. This has been a difficult decision for many of us, but in accordance with our mission, we feel as though this is one way that we can share the love of Christ. In an effort to protect those most vulnerable not only in our congregation but in the wider and surrounding communities as well, we will be transitioning to digital and dispersed means of fellowship and communal life for the time being. I wish I could give a definitive date on when services will resume, but at this time we do not yet know the full extent to which the coronavirus will spread and impact our communities. What I can say for certain are three things: God is with us, we are still connected, and there will come a day when we join again with one another in person. With this in mind, knowing that the sacrifices we make during these next few weeks should be viewed as acts of love on par with the compassion Christ has for us, we will be finding creative ways to continue to be the Body of Christ, the Church together. •We will continue to stream our services through Facebook live and will find ways to help people become familiar with this technology. • We will be holding morning prayer services through phone and/or internet. •We are looking into what shape a mid-week devotional might take. •It is our hope to begin to form small groups to check in with people on a regular basis •And we will continue to find ways to meet the spiritual needs of our community and keep our connections and the relationships within our congregation strong. At this time we advise that people remain calm and fill ourselves with the grace and patience of Christ. More information will be coming throughout the week and we will be committing to keeping everyone informed and up to date as possible. It is my belief that at times the brokenness and chaos of this world are able to confound even the faithful, but that despite all of the uncertainty, anxiety, and separation that God is making a way through all of this. This Lenten season, may we step back and reexamine what it means to be the Church. May we find that it is not the building, or even the weekly gatherings that define us, but rather our love for one another and the love of Christ between us all. Go in peace and stay tuned; more information is forthcoming and all will be well. Faithfully, Pastor Luke Fillmore Shenandoah-Hamburg UMC

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COVID-19 Update; 3/14/2020. A Message From Concerned Physicians

Mar 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has reached a point where containment is no longer possible. The COVID-19 threat is real, and rapidly getting worse. Read more

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Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops has decided to postpone the 2020 General Conference

Mar 13, 2020

Dear friends, It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that the Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops has decided to postpone the 2020 General Conference due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It is not known yet when the General Conference, currently scheduled for Minneapolis in May, will be rescheduled. Read more

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Pastor Luke Addresses the Coronavirus

Mar 12, 2020

Grace and Peace, First, I want to encourage us to remember the words of our God, “Do not be afraid.” These words have been spoken many times throughout scripture, history, and in many different situations and contexts; our current one is no different. Ultimately, God is making a way through this and we can trust that all will be well. That said, the leadership of Shenandoah First United Methodist church cares very much for the well- being of the people in our family of faith and the greater community. Therefore, we are taking precautions, suggesting that people do the same, and advising that we all adopt an attitude of caution while remaining calm. In short, the church, like most of the country, is preparing for the worst and praying for the best. At this time, we will be going about our normal ministry activities, including Sunday worship and Monday-Friday programming (unless areas, such as the nursing home, have closed). If the time comes when we are forced to cancel, we will, and we will find alternative ways to meet the spiritual needs of our community. Until then here are some guidelines we can all adhere to: 1) Creating Space and Social Distancing are encouraged. If there is room around you in the pews sit an arm's length apart. 2) If you have a fever or a cough, stay home. Please do not risk your health or someone else's. 3) If you are part of the group deemed most at risk, such as those with underlying medical conditions, respiratory issues, weakened immune systems or you are older, please make your health a priority and stay home and watch the service online. 4) You have permission to stay at home! If you feel uncomfortable entering into the public, please use your judgment and take the necessary precautions. We are anticipating that this may affect the church finances so please feel free to send your offering to the church, but know that it is okay to be at home during this period. 5) The church will be proactive and do all that we can during this period to minimize risk. For example, there will be plenty of hand sanitizer available, we will be adjusting our offering practices, and of course, we will continue to refrain from shaking hands. 6) We do broadcast our service on Facebook live so if you choose to stay home you can still attend worship service. You are both welcome and encouraged to interact with each other in the chat area of the live stream! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out, we will keep everyone updated if there are any changes. In the meantime, fear not, trust in the Lord, and be at peace. Faithfully, Pastor Luke Fillmore

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March & April Iowa Annual Conference Events Canceled or Postponed

Mar 12, 2020

Iowa Annual Conference is canceling or postponing all upcoming events for the months of March and April 2020. Read more

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New Southwest Region Superintendent Rev Melissa Drake

Mar 02, 2020

Bishop Laurie Haller has announced that Rev. Melissa Drake will become one of the Superintendents effective July 1, 2020. Read more

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Local church options under separation plans

Mar 02, 2020

Unity was the word at the end of the denomination’s top lawmaking assembly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. But all the talk before the 2020 General Conference in Minneapolis May 5-15 is about dividing up the church. Read more

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LGBTQ advocates see hope for church future

Mar 02, 2020

Sarah Hassmer feared that ordained ministry was not a path she could pursue in The United Methodist Church. Now she sees a space for LGBTQ clergy in her home denomination, and this fall, she plans to enroll in a United Methodist seminary. Read more

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What is Lent and why does it last forty days?

Feb 19, 2020

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, meaning “lengthen” and refers to the lengthening days of spring. The forty days represent the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. Read story

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Pews & Kids Chairs

Feb 17, 2020

In the cleaning of Wesley Hall after the new furnaces were put in we have realized we have several pews stored in different areas that are no longer being used. If you would like to purchase one of the extra pews the cost is $200 per pew. We also have an overabundance of children's chairs on the 3rd floor of Wesley Hall (3rd floor only). These are FREE and come in 3 to 4 different sizes. If you are interested in either the pews or chairs please come in to take a look or call the church office for questions, 712-246-2081. You must haul the pews or chairs yourself.

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UMHEF Accepting Applications for Scholarships

Feb 10, 2020

United Methodist students are invited to apply for scholarships from the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF). Every year, UMHEF awards more than $2 million in scholarships to UM students attending United Methodist-related colleges, universities, and seminaries. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020. Read more

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Conference Vision 2032

Jan 25, 2020

I'd like to share some thoughts about our Conference’s Vision 2032 that will have an impact both now and beyond, as well as some observations about a proposal for the future of the UMC that will come before the General Conference in May. Read more

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Diverse leaders’ group offers separation plan

Jan 07, 2020

A diverse, 16-member group of United Methodist bishops and other leaders has offered a proposal that would preserve The United Methodist Church while allowing traditionalist-minded congregations to form a new denomination. The separating group would get $25 million in United Methodist funds and would keep its local church properties. Read more

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Curriculum is Key in Sunday Schools

Oct 07, 2019

How important is the curriculum in Sunday Schools? Read more

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Just A Minute

Oct 02, 2019

"Take just a minute and refresh...Perfect for a morning pause or a midafternoon rest. Click on a subject and open your heart."Crashing, Joy, Kindness, They See You, Convictions, Love to Laugh, Waiting on God, Are You Dwindling, Are You Listening, He Loves Us, In Need Of A Friend, Quit Worrying, Say You're Sorry,

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Subscribe to United Methodist Now: Inspiration for Daily Living

Aug 29, 2019

United Methodist Now is a biweekly e-newsletter for church members to highlight examples of Christian living, share inspirational messages, and focus on what it means to be part of our connection. To subscribe click here.

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Iowa Conference Newletters & Announcements Sign-Up

Aug 11, 2019

You can choose from 14 different newsletters & announcements to be sent right to your email from the Iowa Conference UMC. Just click here and make your selection(s).

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Understanding Salvation

May 23, 2019

Ask The UMC: Are we saved if accepting God’s grace happens gradually, not in one moment?United Methodists understand that people have different experiences of awakening and turning to God. Some may have a sudden, powerful experience. For others, it’s more gradual.Here’s how our official document on baptism, By Water and the Spirit, explains it: Click here to read the entire article.

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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

200 CHURCH ST

Shenandoah, IA 51601

712-246-2081