First United

Methodist Church

1036 7th St., Nevada, Iowa

515.382.6536 ∙ umchurch@fumcnevada.org


Update from Pastor Mike– March 25, 2020

Friends – The most recent recommendation of our Bishop, Laurie Haller (as of this afternoon) is that all churches should abide by the proclamation of Governor Reynolds and remain on lock down until April 16 which is well past Easter.

I know there has been a lot of national chatter about being up and running by Easter. Our church is going to abide by the recommendation of our Bishop and governor and remain on lock down until April 16. This continues to include all meetings, study groups, etc.

This extends beyond Easter so what does that mean for us? We are currently discussing that but initially it will mean no palms on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday service will happen via live stream but in a different fashion since we cannot physically share the body and blood of Jesus here in the sanctuary but I have some thoughts on that that we will share later. Good Friday will happen via live stream but again in slightly different fashion. More regarding the times later on but probably at the times originally advertised. Easter Sunday will be celebrated via live stream but when we gather together finally we will celebrate in slam bang fashion.

Thank you for your patience and faithfulness during this time. Stay safe and healthy. You are loved and prayed for.

Pastor Mike


School Year Worship, Sunday School, and Fellowship Time—Cancelled until after April 16

See below for livestream details.

8:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship

9:30 a.m. Fellowship Time

9:40 a.m. Sunday School

10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship

All are welcome!

Plans for Sundays, Until After April 16

There will be no regular worship services, Fellowship Time, or Sunday School until after April 16.

There will be a very pared down service livestreamed on Facebook at 9 a.m. If you "like" our Facebook page, you will get a notification that the livestream is starting. The service will include any new announcements, Joys & Concerns, Scripture and Sermon.

After the livestream has concluded, a link to the service will be emailed. You do not need to be on Facebook to be able to click on the link and view the service on your smartphone/tablet/computer (it just won't be live). The link will also be posted to this website.

Links to Worship Services

Link to March 22 Worship

Links to March 29 Worship

Part 1 Link

Part 2 Link

A Church Without People ... (a little humor for your day)

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.

What's Coming Up

Click here for Easter Lily and Spring Plant "envelope"

Sunday School for All Ages

(during the school year)

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