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:
Aug. 23 Joe Wadsley
Aug. 26  Julie (Mason) McMahon
Aug. 30  Paula Kehres, Dan & Amy Halfman
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.

Announcements:  Dates to remember:
August 24— SCHOOL BEGINS!! Our prayers are with the staff and students as they begin another busy school year!
Watch for students waiting for buses and those
driving to school!

Sept. 7th— NO Regular scheduled U.M.W. meeting this month!

Sept. 11th— Monthly Bible Study complete with brunch. We will be discussing Principle #2 (Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him).  PLEASE JOIN US!!

See insert for upcoming opportunities to “join in the fun” at Nemaha UMC.

Sept. 14th—Administrative Board meeting in church basement—7:30 p.m.
NEWLETTER—The Oct.—Dec. newsletter deadline is Sept. 22nd! If you would like to put an article in this edition, please get it to Laurie by the 22nd!  On that note—If you have someone that you would like us to send a newsletter to, add their name and address to the list at the back of the church. Also check this list for needed address updates!!

REMEMBER to let Pastor Laurel know of your intentions of serving on a committee for the upcoming year!  Charge Conference is early in October and we would like to have ample time to prepare the booklet!!

U.M.W.  August’s Bible Verse is:   Jeremiah 29:11
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

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 8/9/2016

Updated 8/20/2016
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 which will take months.