A Message From the Pastor

God works in mysterious ways and His bringing Debbie and me here to New Sharon has been one astonishing and awesome journey. After being in the construction business for around 30 yrs., I entered Dubuque Theological Seminary in 2010 and yes, our lives changed drastically. He has now brought us here to be a part of the New Sharon UMC, to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and we could not be more excited! God is moving in the midst of us, right here and right now, and we can’t wait to see what He has in store for our congregation and community in the near future! With 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren, we are so blessed and have a blast! I invite you to come along for the ride God has for us in the near future…it’s all about Jesus…all about Him...Join us!     

Pastor Rick Baarda