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Welcome to the Viola United Methodist Church

Our mission: "Sowing seeds of faith in Jesus Christ throughout Gods world."

The Viola UMC resides in the Sherrard School District,

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and is located just off Route 17 in Viola, on 14th Street and 18th Avenue (please see the map tab to locate us).

We are a joint charge with Preemption UMC and share one pastor, Pastor Don Shane.  He is married to Teri, who is also a pastor.   Pastor Don can be reached at the church office (309) 596-2152.

Viola UMC believes it is their responsibility to reach out, listen, accept, and share the gospel in word and deed to our community and world. To do so we invite all into the family of faith, and joyfully receive all who enter into our church.

Our church family has many Programs and Events and invite you to review them in the above tabs.

You can also find us on the web at

Viola UMC is a small but mighty warrior for Jesus Christ our Savior!

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