Each week for the coming weeks and months, a significant event or intertesting piece of history from the records of SUMC will be highlighted. Placards will also be on permanent display in the church lobby. Following is the tidbit for this week:
1964 Rev. Lloyd Van Lente served the Shepherd Methodist Church from 1958-1964 before moving on to Lakeview and then Fennville. Sons Chuck and Ron have also been pastors and daughter Judy has worked at the Clark Home in Grand Rapids. While at Shepherd, Rev. Van Lente was a founding member of the Shepherd Sugarbush. He died at the age of 96 in 2013, while living at the Clark Retirement Home.
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.