Friday, November 17, 2017

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Welcome to Shepherd United Methodist Church

Isabella County Restoration House

ICRHAs has become normal for the Shepherd UMC, we are supporting the ICRH Homeless Shelter the week of Thanksgiving in 2017.   We are blessed to be able to provide and serve food, interact with shelter guests, “chaperone” overnight,  and clean-up after guests depart in the morning.  We are also planning to repeat the week's activities for one week in February, 2018.  

 For more information about ICRH, visit their Facebook page at Facebook/ICRHouse or their website at Isabella County Restoration House


Welcome to Shepherd United Methodist Church


sumc logoWelcome to our web site. As you look around, we 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.  Sunday morning worship is at 9:30 a.m. with a coffee hour following.  




Our Mission and Vision

The mission  of Shepherd United Methodist Church is to make deciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

The vision of Shepherd United Methodist Church is:

To be an inviting and welcoming congregation committed to:

  • sharing the love of God 
  • building meaningful relationships within the community
  • serving the needs of people locally and globally

                                                     Revised January, 2016

Lord's Mountain Orphanage







  • Next Sunday, February 10 is Mission Sunday and the Missions/Outreach Team has designated Lord’s Mountain Orphanage in Zambia as the recipient of money in special envelopes included in your bulletin. The director of the orphanage, Pastor Bernard Lumene spoke to us in November and we were deeply moved by his story and his commitment to and love for the children. Financial assistance is needed to enable this important ministry to continue! We pray that you will consider bringing money for the orphanage to put in special offering envelopes on February 10.


  • To show our appreciation to our church family for supporting mission projects in 2012, the Missions/Outreach Team is sponsoring a soup and dessert luncheon next Sunday, February 10 at 11:45 a.m. (immediately after Sunday School).  Table service, drinks, a variety of soups, and desserts will be furnished--just bring yourself and enjoy the fellowship.  During the meal, a brief video will be shown highlighting Lord’s Mountain Orphanage in Zambia, recipient of Mission Sunday money during the worship service on February 10. We hope you will join us! 


  • We are excited to announce another opportunity to support Lord’s Mountain Orphanage. We received a list of desired items for the children from Pastor Bernard, which includes specific high school textbooks, storybooks, coloring books, exercise books, dictionaries, school supplies, basketballs & basketball ring, and volleyball & volleyball net. A shipping container is being sent to United Methodist missionaries, Rev. Delbert & Sandy Groves in Zambia that allows us free shipping to the orphanage if we get the items to Florida by March 15. If you are interested in helping with this project, please sign your name next to one or two desired items posted on the hallway bulletin board. Thank you!!!

Early Spring

This picture was taken in early spring 2013 when the pear trees were blooming. DSC01997

Shepherd UMC

Pastor Janet Larner

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107 West Wright Avenue

P.O. Box 309
Shepherd, MI 48883


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Worship Schedule:
Sunday Worship - 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School - 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday Morning 
Bible Study:

10:00 a.m. September - May