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:
Dec. 29 Ayla (Ringgenberg) Eriksen
Dec. 30 James Pranger, Pastor Carl & Luann Benge (Anniv.)
Jan. 4  Ava Mason
Jan. 7 Matt Quealy
Jan. 20 Greg Toomer

From Pastor Laurel (intended for last week’s bulletin)
It was a long four weeks of being sick at home with adrenal fatigue, but I am finally on the mend and even able to start back (slowly) to work.  I want to say, “Thank you!” to everyone who encouraged me and helped me by praying for me, calling or texting me, sending cards, visiting me, running to the store and doing other errands,
cleaning my house, or providing meals for me.  I truly don’t know what I would have done without you all, and I thank God for each and every one of you.  You and your acts of kindness and love, are sterling examples of God’s outrageous love for me, and my life is so much richer because of you.  Thank you for being the heart, hands, and feet of Jesus.  I am proud to call you my friends and my brothers and sisters in the Lord.  May God richly bless you all.
With heartfelt love and appreciation,     Pastor Laurel

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:

December 25—No church at Nemaha but Lakes UMC will be holding a Christmas Day service at 9:30 a.m.

Dec. 28th—Articles for the January Newsletter due to Laurie!! Wow!, where did the time go?!?!?!?

U.MW Bible Verse for December—- Luke 2: 39-40   39 When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.

poinsettia at Nemaha, Iowa United Methodist Church 2016Poinsettias

Given by:                                        In Memory/Honor of:


Kenny & Anita Hamm                                                       Loved Ones

Lance & Jackie Wedeking & family                                   Loved Ones

Rich & Jene Robinson                                Wayne &Mildred Robinson

Gale Johnson                                                         Sabeeha Johnson
& Cleo & Myrtle Johnson

Phyllis Davis                                              Richie & other Loved Ones

Norm & Shirley Fanning                                                   Loved Ones

Joe & Karen Wadsley                                                      Loved Ones

Russ & Liz Davis                                                             Loved Ones

Mike & Nancy Davis                                           Gale & Lorraine Davis

Neal & Cindy Johnson                            Raymond & EllaBelle Johnson

Howard & Betty Mentzer                                                    Loved Ones


Think Ahead

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 12/22/2016

Updated 12/22/2016
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.