Each week for the coming weeks and months, a significant event in the history of SUMC will be highlighted. Placards will also be on permanent display in the church lobby. Following is the fact for the current week:
In 1908 the Methodist Church on Wright Avenue in Shepherd was dedicated. In 1915, according to church records, a difficult period was upon the church.
"Many had failed to pay their pledges and we had a great church debt before us.. This hindered us, as people did not care to join a church with such great debt. This brought embarrassment and disappointment to our Pastors and to ourselves. Sometimes the discouragements were so great, we felt the time would never come in our lives; where the burden would be cleared away, and then again cheered ourselves, by thinking that sometime in the future, as the children grew up, they could finish the task that had already begun.
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
The leadership of Shepherd UMC has established core beliefs to guide our ministry development. We are committed . . .
Revised July 14, 2014
At Shepherd United Methodist Church, our ministries focus on following Jesus, the Good Shepherd, and reflect our need to:
Do you want to find out what the Good Shepherd has planned for you at Shepherd United Methodist Church? Choose the service you’d like to attend, then come and take part, let the word of God enter you and feel the glory that comes from knowing the Good Shepherd as your Lord and Savior.