Christian Education and Discipleship
Sunday School
9:40-10:40 a.m.
(beginning 9-13-15)
Sunday School Nursery
A staffed nursery is available in Room 15 on the upper level of the education wing so parents of young children may attend classes.

Preschool - High School Seniors
Children and Youth (preschool - High School Seniors) are grouped by ages and grades.  Check the kiosk right inside the front door for room locations.

Adult Classes
The Friends in Faith class meets in room 2 in the lower level of the Education Wing.  This group uses book studies or Bible Studies as their focus for adult education.

The Challengers class meets in room 10 in the upper level of the Education Wing.  This group concentrates on short-term Bible based studies as their focus for adult education.

ARC (Adult Retreat Center)
The ARC is located on the west end of the lower level of the education wing.  This is for adults who prefer time for quiet reading, Bible study or visiting with other parents during the Sunday School hour.  There are books available for use on Sunday mornings, or to borrow for longer periods of time.  There are also books available to take home permanently, if you find one you really want to keep.
Bible Studies
Women's Bible Study
An on-going Bible study is available on Tuesday mornings at 6:30 a.m.  Women of all ages are welcome.  Contact:  Laura Van Allen

Men's Bible Study
An on-going Bible study is available on Wednesday mornings at 6:15 a.m.  Men of all ages are welcome.  Contact:  Jim Shelledy

Short-term Studies
Short-term studies are offered periodically throughout the year.  Contact:  Kathy Pettinger

Long-term Studies
No long-term studies are offered currently.  If you have interest in a long-term study, such as Disciple Bible Study, contact Jim Shelledy.

8th Grade Confirmation
Confirmation is a program for youth to learn more about the Bible, Christianity, the United Methodist Church and how we are to live as believers in Jesus Christ.  The group meets on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in Room 12 (Upper Level of the Education Wing).

For more information contact Pastor Chris Waddle at or 382-6536.
Two Scholarships Are Available 
from our Local Church
  • Graduating High School Senior who is a member of the church.
  • Undergraduate Scholarship for a member of the church and who is enrolled in an accredited college or technical school.
The application forms for both scholarships are attached below as pdf's.  If you would like to have a fill in application please email the church at umchurch@fumcnevada.orgor copies are available in the Church Office.  Completed forms must be turned in to the office by May 1.

Iowa United Methodist 
Foundation Scholarships
The Iowa United Methodist Foundation has scholarships available for the 2015-16 academic year.  These scholarships are for both college and seminary students.

Visit for scholarship information and forms.  Upon completion the application form and all supporting documentation may be sent to:  

Iowa United Methodist Foundation
2301 Rittenhouse St.
Des Moines, IA  50321

Applications and all supporting documents must be postmarked by March 1. Incomplete applications can not be considered.

Jo Ellen McFarland,
Feb 26, 2015, 8:03 PM
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Feb 26, 2015, 8:03 PM
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Mar 4, 2015, 8:27 AM