Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

(Adopted from the United Methodist Church's mission statement)

Vision Statement

With Christ's help we will

  • SHARE the love of Jesus with our community;
  • SUPPORT one another through prayer, study, worship, and fellowship;
  • SERVE others by using our spiritual gifts and talents; and
  • SEND people out to transform the world in Jesus' name.

Who We Are

Making disciples by sharing the Word of Jesus and reaching out in His love continues to be the main focus and mission of this congregation.

At Shreve United Methodist Church we are committed to living lives devoted to Christ and to continually grow more like him. Our services and programs are based on Biblical teachings and we rely on the Bible to guide us through our lives.

“The United Methodist Church believes God’s love for the world is an active and engaged love, a love seeking justice and liberty. We cannot just be observers. So we care enough about people’s lives to risk interpreting God’s love, to take a stand, to call each of us into a response, no matter how controversial or complex. The church helps us think and act out a faith perspective, not just responding to all the other ‘mind-makers-up’ that exist in our society.”*

Our church is committed to helping you grow in your walk with Christ through many different activities and outreach events. We hold sunday school, weekly bible studies, programs for youth, meals for the community and much more. Please take a look around our site to learn more about opportunities to grow and serve!

*Excerpt from The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church 2012. Copyright © 2012 by The United Methodist Publishing House.

Our Church Services

Each Sunday before service we have adult and youth Sunday School, beginning at 9:30 am.

Our Worship service begins at 10:30 am and is a combination of traditional and contemporary music, prayer, and quarterly communion. Message by Pastor Scott Walsh and Jan Walsh. We provide children's programs before and during the service along with a nursery or quiet room or newborns and toddlers. Our sermons are focused on the real world application of Biblical teachings and each month are centered around a specific verse(s) of the Bible.

All ages attend our service, ranging from newborns to the elderly. We provide bulletins for announcements and service order with special inserts for our younger attendees. We believe that the Holy Spirit is working in so many ways in all ages of people in our congregation and we encourage anyone who desires to grow in their relationship with Christ to join us for services.

During Holiday seasons we provide services ecumenically with other churches in the community during church holiday seasons. See our calendar for dates and times!

We would love to have you come to a service and see if SUMC is a good fit for you!

A Bit of History

Since 1856 a Methodist congregation has worshipped God in a church at the top of the hill on Main Street in Shreve and reached out to the Shreve community and surrounding area, the nation and the world.

In 1905, the third and present church was built. In 1956, an education wing was added with an upper floor added to it in 1962. In 2003, the current sanctuary and fellowship hall became a reality when it was added to the 1905 building. A family activity center, completed in 2011, is used by the church family and community.