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:
1895 Under the leadership of Rev. D. E. Reed, the Pleasant Valley Methodist Episcopal Church was dedicated on December 8, 1895. It was part of the Shepherd Circuit of the Big Rapids District of the Michigan Conference. The church, located on Pleasant Valley Road east of Shepherd, is now privately owned and services are held on special occasions.
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 values to guide our ministry development. We are committed to …
Be the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:25). We are connected to one another and to Jesus Christ. We stay connected through prayer, the Bible, worship, and caring about one another.
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.