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.

You can join a live stream of our worship service at 11am each Sunday. If you click through to YouTube, you can even chat with your fellow worshipers. You can find our latest posts 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 past sermons.

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. “

Harvest Dinner and Country Store – Covid Style

Carryout or Delivery ONLY

November 21, 2020 4:30-6:30 Choose from Turkey & Noodles, Ham Balls, Dressing, Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Escalloped Corn, Green Beans, Salad and Desserts. FREE WILL OFFERING

COUNTRY STORE – open 12:00-6:00 pm. Baked Goods and Hand Crafted items.

Drive through carryout – start on Wapello Street side of church – pick UP on College Street side of Church

Canceled – Thankful Party

Agency United Methodist Church has canceled their “Thankful Party” Kids Club afternoon, Sunday, November 8, 2020 from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. We’ll see you next month!


For PreK-Adult – it will be an evening of Bible stories, crafts and games and a sack meal for all to enjoy at the end of the night – eat together with your family or take it with you.

We would like adults to stay with the children.

Masks and social distancing guidelines will be used.

Please pre-register with the form below or call 641-937-5216.

Invite your friends.

“Elvis” on the Lawn

Junior Talley as Elvis

Come enjoy some Elvis and ice cream on the lawn at the Agency United Methodist Church, Thursday, September 3 at 6pm. Bring a lawn chair or sit in your car with the windows down.

Junior Talley will be sharing his music and some of his story. We hope you will join us and bless Junior with your generous tips.

Here’s a sample of what you have to look forward to!