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:

Oct. 16 Phyllis Davis, Kathy Norris, Sean Kleespies

Oct. 24 Karen Wadsley

Oct. 27 David Cook, Shirley Welty, Seth Kehres

Oct. 31 Jane Davis, Pastor Laurel Westerkamp

Nov. 2 Damon & Pam Mooney (Anniv.), Whitney Regnier

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:

Hazel Irene Paeper, age 101, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2016, at the Cherokee Specialty Care Center in Cherokee, IA.  Hazel was born on July 7, 1915, East of Nemaha, IA to George and Anna Marie (Kair) Robinson. She was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Nemaha, IA and graduated from Nemaha High School.
On December 9, 1941, Hazel and Robert Paeper were united in marriage on the family farm East of Nemaha.  They were blessed with three sons, Everett, Russell, and Gale.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Wayne (Mildred) Robinson, and sister-in-law Leona (Jim) Cowan. See “Concerns and Blessings” for full obituary.

Oct. 22 — Lakes Fall Bazaar   Lakes United Methodist Church

Just to get you prepared—-

November 6th—-DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS! We fall back!!

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

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

2016-10-16 Davis family entertained at Phyllis Davis’ 85th celebration.

vince, gary, russ, mike davis accamponied by dave dook for Phyllis Davis 85th

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 10/19/2016

Updated 10/19/2016
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.