There is a place for you here. Whether you just want fellowship with other Christians, want to explore and study scripture, or use your gifts and talents to serve, you’ll find United is a good place to get connected and make lifelong friends!
Hey there! Thank you for stopping by our website. If you are searching for a good church in the Shelby area, we know we are the place for you. Feel free to check out the "New Here" page linked below where you can find the answers to all your questions. If you have never been to United before, come by this Sunday! We would love to get to know you. We look forward to meeting you! God bless.
- Pastor Heather
Have questions? We have the answers!
Where are you located?
We are located on the North East side of Shelby, Iowa.
What time is service?
Worship Services are at 10:30 AM throughout the school year. Our Summer Hours begin after Memorial Day and continue through Labor Day. Summer hours are at 9:30 AM.
Where do I park?
Parking is available on the North side of the Church in our parking lot. There are also some spaces on the South and West sides of the church on the street.
Is there something for my kids?
Yes! We love kids and they are welcome in our worship services! We also have Sunday School available for preschool-5th grade. A nursury room is available on the lower level for parents with babies and toddlers to use if they would prefer. Other faith formation classes are offered for 7th and 8th graders, and Pre-communion classes are offered for 4th and 5th graders.
What does a Typical Service Look Like?
Our worship services are generally a mixture of traditional and contemporary elements. We use a projector and screen to help guests follow along with the worship words and music. We have an organist to play our hymns and use recorded music for contemporary songs. Every service has scripture readings, prayers, music, and the proclaimation of the law and gospel of Jesus Christ. We celebrate Holy Communion twice a month on the first and third Sundays. Most services are between 45 minutes to an hour long. Worshippers usually wear business casual style of clothing- clean, comfortable and covered. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all worshippers are currently using face masks while in our building.
How do I join a ministry?
If you want to get involved in a ministry that is already happening, our pastor or secretary can help you get in touch with the leader of that ministry. Most often, you can just show up and dive right in! If you have your own idea for a ministry, talk with our pastor and council members. We'd love to hear what ministry ideas God has laid on your heart!
How do I join a small group?
Our Small Groups have taken a hiatus during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are hoping to get them started again soon. Stay tuned!
How can I get involved in serving?
We have both a mens and women's group. Each work on different service projects. If you want to serve within the church, we are always open to people helping as ushers, greeters, readers, worship assistants, teachers, prayer partners, and communion assistants. If you want to serve outside the church, we are connected to New Visions Homeless Services, the Shelby Food Pantry, Neola Community Food Pantry, Shelby County Community Outreach, Salem Home, and visiting shut-ins.