Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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Welcome to Shepherd United Methodist Church

Did You Know???

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: 

1909 To replace the little yellow church, a building committee1909 Church was formed and in 1909, under the leadership of Bro. Pollok, members contributed ‘more money, more hard work, more plans, more patience and more faith’ . A gala celebration, including dignitaries from the Masons, was held at the laying of the cornerstone. After that, bricks went up tier after tier, to the windows, and higher to the very top. Extensive plans were made for the dedication ceremony to be held December 19, 1909. Check here next week for details of the Dedication!

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 Values

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.

  • Love One Another (John 15:9–17). Jesus was the embodiment of God’s love and expects us to love one another as he loved us.
  • Reach Out to Others (Matthew 28:19–20). One of the last things Jesus asked the disciples to do was to go to all nations, invite them into a relationship with Him and then show them how to have a close relationship with Him. We want people to know the peace, hope, and love only Jesus can give.
  • Expand Ministry to Children and Youth (Exodus 3:15). The greatest gift we can give to our children is an everlasting relationship with Jesus. We are committed to finding relevant ways to communicate the lasting message of God.

About Shepherd United Methodist Church

At 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.