Nemaha Iowa United Methodist ChurchWelcome to the Nemaha United Methodist ChurchNemaha Iowa UMC United Methodist Church

We welcome you and your family with open hearts, open minds and open doors.

This Web site offers a snapshot of opportunities for your spiritual growth and outreach to others, a reference of services provided by the church, contacts for you to obtain more information, and an invitation for you to explore new and deeper involvement in the life and ministry of our congregation.

Joys:   Birthdays and Anniversaries:

Sept. 28 Martin Wedeking

Sept. 30 Brenda Williamson, Jeff Krueger

IT’S A BOY!!! Congratulations to Grandpa Russ, Grandma Liz, Great-grandma Phyllis and Great Uncle Matt!!  Jenny and Matt Haden welcomed this young gentleman into the world on September 21. Congratulations to all!!….and Laney is officially a BIG sister!

Concerns: Continue to keep those who are dealing with illnesses, in the nursing homes, undergoing treatments, hospitalizations, recovering from surgeries or are just unable to be out and about in your thoughts and prayers.

Nemaha United Methodist Church iowa iaFrom our Friends at Early UMC:
Friends, We raise Jodie Schmidt in our prayers. Please read this information from her:
After being short of breath and not feeling well for 3 weeks and 3 doctor visits, blood work twice, chest xray, cat scan of lungs, Holter heart monitor for 48 hours. Heart doctor decided to do an angiogram today (Monday, September 26). Found 2 blockages, 1 90% the other 70%, so 2 stents were placed. In 5 years have and open heart surgery, double bypass and now total of 3 stents. He did say my bypass still looks good and clear. I am thankful for finding the problem. I know God has a plan for me!
Heavenly Father,
We thank you for the success of the angiogram and placement of stents. We place Jodie in your hands for her continued recovery and restoration to health. Be with her, providing peace, strength, healing, and comfort while you also wrap her family in your loving arms. We praise you for provision for Jodie in this time of illness and those times before when she has experienced health challenges. Jodie knows you have a plan for her and we give you the glory for everything you have in store for her today and always.
These things we pray in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

Nemaha United Methodist Church iowa iaFrom our friends at Early UMC, September 9/26/2016: Friends,
We are raising John McCleary in our prayers. He is on his way to Sioux City due to blood clots on his lungs. Kim is with him.
Heavenly Father, We come before you asking for your healing powers for John. Be with him on this journey and with the medical staff caring for him now and when he arrives. Provide what is needed – skill, strength, comfort, peace, and the assurance you desire only good for your children. We thank you for John, his family, and your role in their lives. We are humbled by your grace and mercy yet still ask for more blessings, knowing you are greater than our biggest obstacles and able to do more than we can even imagine for John and his family.
All these things we ask in the name of our Savior, Jesus. Amen.

Announcements:  Dates to remember:

OCTOBER 2– Charge Conference at Early UMC    2:00 p.m.

October 5—U.M.W. at the home of Liz Davis    2:00 p.m.

October 12— Administrative Board meeting   7:30 p.m.

U.M.W. October’s Bible Verse is:   Proverbs 15:4

4:   The soothing tongue is a tree of life,
but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.

“God speaks to those who take time to listen and he listens to those who take time to pray.”

Think Ahead

Much of this information will also be in the upcoming newsletter but for those of you who like to plan ahead……

School bags for the U.M.W. InGathering have been sewn and will soon be filled with the required school supplies. If you would like to make a monetary donation to help with the purchase of the supplies, please give the donation to Phyllis or Anita.

October 2nd is the date of our Charge Conference. It will be held at the Early UMC— please feel free to attend. Have you let Pastor Laurel know of your intentions to continue serving on a committee or your desire to serve on one?!?!?! Reports will be filled out in the next few weeks and the booklet will be printed by Sept. 27th!

HARVEST SNACKS— for the past few years, we have put together snack bags that are handed out to those busy with the harvest. If you would like to be involved in this project, let Phyllis know!

LORD’S ACRE & HOUR program—this annual project will be sometime during November.  Be watching for the annual letter.

HANGING OF THE GREENS—we will be having a special Hanging of the Greens service during our Nov. 27th  worship service, where the congregation will take part in preparing the sanctuary for the Advent season.  Do you have a hidden “decorating” talent and have always dreamed of using it?!?!  This is a great opportunity!!

CHRISTMAS CAROLING—December 7th will be our night of caroling and the UMW potluck supper.  Would you like to help with this or at least ride along to sing?!?!  Let Laurie know.

CHRISTMAS EVE service—the board approved a Christmas Eve service for this year.  A service will be held at 11:00 p.m.  Pastor Laurel will let us know if she needs any additional help. No church services at Nemaha the following morning.

United Methodist Church

9:00 a.m. Worship Service

with Adult Sunday School following

Pastor Laurel Westerkamp and the members of the
Nemaha United Methodist Church

Pastor Laurel Westerkamp

Pastor Laurel Westerkamp, Nemaha United Methodist Church
Position: Pastor Laurel Westerkamp, Nemaha United Methodist Church


Nemaha, Iowa UMC

Concerns and Joys at Nemaha UMC

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Updated 9/27/2016

Updated 9/27/2016
Marlys Waters apologizes for the incomplete website. The old site crashed on February 7, 2016 (along with 7 other websites). I was only able to save part of the format. Most of the missing photos will have to be identified and uploaded individually.