Welcome to our web site. As you look around, I hope you get a glimpse of the life of the congregation here at Shepherd United Methodist Church.
We are people who worship together, work together, and fellowship together. We take seriously Jesus’ commandments that we are to love God with all that we are and all that we have, and that we are to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. We care for one another, people in our local community and in our world through prayer, service, and mission giving. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we strive to be the people and faith community God created us to be.
You are invited to join us. If you are passing through and looking for a place to worship, or if you are looking for a more permanent church home, you are welcome here.
Peace and grace,
Pastor Kathy Kursch
Remembering nursing home residents at Christmas…………
We have established a new ministry to assist
a nursing facility during the Christmas
Season. The program consists of purchasing
gifts for the residents at Pine River Health
Care in St. Louis. The number of residents
residing there is 60 and they need to be
remembered during the Christmas season.
Each week a group from SUMC visits a local nursing home/assisted living facility to spend an hour singing with the residents. Song sheets are provided and the residents are encouraged to participate in singing beloved Christian hymns. This is a special time which the residents very much look forward to. We encourage you to join us to lead in the singing, pass out the song sheets, or distribute homemade cookies. For more information, please contact Darci Draper at or the church office:
Monday, December 2 Laurels, MP
Tuesday, December 3 Maplewood, MP
Thursday, December 5 Warwick, Alma
Friday, December 6 Schnepp, St. Louis
Monday, December 9 Tendercare, MP
Tuesday, December 10 Prestige Center, MP
Thursday, December 12 Arbor Grove, Alma
Friday, December 13 Masonic Pathways, Alma
Monday, December 16 Pine River, St. Louis
Appalachia in the Fall
Have you ever dreamed of having an opportunity to spend a week in Appalachia in the fall when the colors are at their peak? Have you ever had a desire to go on a mission trip, but never had the time to go?
If so, we are looking for interested members of our church family who are willing to meet in the near future to begin
planning a trip to Henderson Settlement in Frakes, Kentucky, where we will help residents in that area. We can select the dates in 2014 we want to go and the type of work we wish to complete while we are there. To learn
more about the Henderson Settlement, please visit http://www.hendersonsettlement.com/
If you are interested, please contact Tom or Kathy Shepard.