Welcome!

Good Shepherd Parish is a charge in the Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC) made of up three churches: Agency, Eldon, and Batavia.  Kelly W. Peavey serves as the pastor for all three.

If you can’t join us in person at one of our churches, you can join a live stream of our Agency worship service at 11am each Sunday. If you click through to YouTube, you can even chat with your fellow worshipers. As for what else we have going on, you can find our latest posts over on the right or by clicking here


Look at the parish calendar here, or subscribe to it with this ICS  link.


Below is a playlist of our sermons and the most recent one plays first. If it’s after Wednesday, the latest one is probably the one for this coming Sunday.

Vacation Bible School

Come join us for Vacation Bible School

Agency United Methodist Church

July 25, 26, 27 from 6:30-8:00 pm

PreK through 5th grade

July 25th an evening meal will be served, followed by games, crafts and a skit. Parents are encouraged to stay and enjoy the evening with their student(s).

July 26th and 27th a light snack will be served. The evening will include: music, crafts, story and games.

Spaghetti Dinner – Covid Style

Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:30-6:30 pm

Carry out/ Delivery Spaghetti Dinner at Agency United Methodist Church – Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:30-6:30 pm

Delivery orders will be filled at 4:00 pm and delivered to Agency Area ONLY. Carry outs will be filled at requested time or in the order it is received. Phone orders will be accepted from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 641-937-5216. Choice of sauce – marinara sauce with or without meat, Alfredo sauce, no sauce; tossed salad – choice of Ranch, French or no dressing; garlic bread and assorted bars. FREE WILL OFFERING

Please complete the entire form and hit SUBMIT. You will have to scroll inside the form to complete it.

Party in a BAG!!

Valentine heart

Saturday, February 13, 2021

10:00 am – Noon

You are invited to drive by the Agency United Methodist Church to pick up a goody bag for your child.
It will include crafts, a treat, and hot chocolate.
All are welcome!
We will deliver to your car.

After General Conference 2021

A thought-provoking read.

Excerpt: “What follows are seven potential potholes for the way forward for all groups. A pothole, by its very nature, is like COVID 19 and God, i.e., no respecter of persons. A pothole will bend the frame and blow the tire of a Lexus, a go-cart, a Cadillac or a Kia. These are issues that do not transcend theology, since theology by its very nature is the stuff of transcendence. “