First United Methodist Church

1036 7th St., Nevada, Iowa

515.382.6536 umchurch@fumcnevada.org

9:00 a.m. In-Person and Livestreamed Worship

10:15 a.m. In-Person Sunday School for All Ages

In-Person Worship—9 a.m.

  • New The Church Council met on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 to discuss the latest recommendations from the CDC. The group voted to continue to require masks for everybody inside the building (unless you're in a room by yourself).

  • No need to reserve a spot—just come to church!

  • Do not be shy about letting people know that you would prefer they keep their distance still. That is OK! The ushers can also set up chairs in the narthex if needed.

  • If you do not feel well for any reason, please stay home and join in worship on Facebook.

  • We will be singing and praising the Lord together.

  • We will not pass the offering plate yet. Offering plates are at the sanctuary doors, so you can drop your offering off as you come in or go out.

  • Communion, usually on the first Sunday of the month, will continue to be in the pew using the individually packaged juice and wafer.

  • For now, we will not have coffee.

  • The nursery is open.

  • For now (depending on COVID), the front doors are open during the week between 9am and 5:30pm (or later when groups are meeting). Office hours, however, are still somewhat irregular. Please call ahead if you need something from the church office.

  • The service will still be livestreamed on Facebook and will be available on the Live tab and later on YouTube for viewing anytime.

Sunday Worship—9 a.m. Live Streamed and (past Live Streamed services) on Facebook

You can find our live stream (and past Live streamed) worship services on our church Facebook page on the "Live" tab.

If you don't have Facebook, you can still watch live (and see past live services) by going to https://www.facebook.com/Nevada-First-United-Methodist-Church-801001673281648/live_videos/

All are welcome!

Postponement of General Conference Explained

Here is a link from Pastor Mike to an article written by Bishop David Bard, Interim Bishop, Minnesota Conference that more fully explains the decision of postponing the General Conference until 2022.

Giving Back to God

Since we are not passing the offering plate, we encourage you to continue to remember your church financially during this time. Offerings can be mailed to 1036 7th Street, Nevada, IA 50201 or dropped in the mail box by the staff entrance on the north side of the building (the door that faces the public library.).

This might also be a time to consider electronic direct giving. Automatic Debit Forms are available from the office or click this form. Or, if you do online banking, you can set up your own one-time or recurring offering. Even after we resume services, the offering plates will be located in the back of the sanctuary for a while.


Hi, First UMC! It's Jalene here, and I have some very exciting news to share with all of you! Eleven months ago on October 18, 2020, we kicked off our FUNdraiser with a Matching Challenge to help pay down our church's $190,000 renovation loan debt. Now, we only have $12,000 remaining on this debt!!! Can you believe this?!? Praise God for the ways He has blessed our efforts, and thank you to everyone who has prayed for and/or donated to our building fund! We are blown away by how well this has gone!

And now we would really just like for the rest of this loan to be gone! We are amazed to find out that there is another Matching Challenge that will start this Sunday, September 19. The amount is for $6,000, so if our congregation is able to raise $6,000, then our building loan debt will be completely paid! Isn't this fantastic news?

So, it's THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! Our Last Matching Challenge for 2021 will start on Sunday, and I hope you will help us finish paying off this debt! Will you please pray that we indeed GET IN DONE IT 2021 and consider making a donation, if that is an option for you? Remember that any amount you donate will automatically double because of THE POWER OF THE MATCH! If you donate $5.00, it's like you gave $10.00 to this Last Matching Challenge! Thanks for reading this! Remember, Pastor Mike has agreed to have his head shaved and painted if we get this debt paid off before the end of this year! LET'S SHRED THE RED AND SHAVE HIS HEAD!!!

Click here for more info.

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