Friday, February 12, 2016

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Welcome to Shepherd United Methodist Church

Vision of SUMC

The Vision of Shepherd United Methodist Church, revised in January, 2016, 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

A welcome from Pastor Kathy


sumc logoWelcome 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.

Pastor Kathy Kursch photoYou 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


Our Core Beliefs

The leadership of Shepherd UMC has established core beliefs to guide our ministry development. We are committed . . .

  • To be the united body of Christ
  • To love one another
  • To minister to adults, youth, and children
  • To provide local and global outreach

Revised July 14, 2014

About Shepherd United Methodist Church

Flowers with Peace PoleAt Shepherd United Methodist Church, our ministries focus on following Jesus, the Good Shepherd, and reflect our need to:

  • Connect with the Good Shepherd—interactively worshipping the eternal God who loves us unconditionally.
  • Listen to the Good Shepherd—studying God’s Word and applying it to our lives.
  • Strengthen our flock—building relationships with God and each other through prayer, fellowship and renewal.
  • Expand our flock—inviting others to experience God’s love and purpose for themselves.
  • Serve other flocks—sharing God’s love and our blessings with those in need

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.

Shepherd UMC
107 West Wright Avenue
P.O. Box 309
Shepherd, Michigan 48883
Ph: (989) 828-5866
Pastor Kathy Kursh

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

Wednesday Morning Prayer
& Bible Study w/Pastor Kathy:

Prayer - 9:30 a.m.
Bible Study - 10:00 a.m.