*** If you need to meet or talk with Pastor Luke please call the church office to set up an appointment.      |      Help needed and appreciated sacking groceries this Thursday, November 21st.      |      Annual "Harvest Dinner" this coming Sunday, Nov. 24th, 12 noon, in our Fellowship Hall (see our "News" link for more information). Free will donation.      |      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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Annual "Harvest Dinner" Sunday, November 24th

Nov 18, 2019

The annual “Harvest Dinner” will be this coming Sunday, Nov. 24th at 12 noon in the Fellowship Hall. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, rolls, drinks, & table service will be provided. Please bring a salad or dessert to complement the meal. A free-will donation will be taken.

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Learn About United Methodist Loans and Scholarships

Nov 18, 2019

One of the major obstacles to students who are preparing for their calling at a college or university is a lack of financial resources. The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) is here to connect you with the resources you need to claim and flourish in your calling through higher education. Read more...

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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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Faithful Giving in a Time of Change

Nov 07, 2019

“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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New United Methodist Ad Campaign Addresses Loneliness

Oct 30, 2019

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

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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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Curriculum is Key in Sunday Schools

Oct 07, 2019

How important is the curriculum in Sunday Schools? Read more

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Preventing a United Methodist Berlin Wall

Oct 02, 2019

As the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaches, I am concerned that history might be repeating itself again. Read Bishop Eduard Khegay's article by clicking here.

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Oct 02, 2019

Will the 2020 United Methodist General Conference bring everyone back to the table or will the delegates go off in their own corners to divide the church? 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)

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200 CHURCH ST

Shenandoah, IA 51601

712-246-2081