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May 27, 2018 – Pastor’s Corner

WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE

PLEASE COMPLETE THE READINESS 360 ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF SHILOH ARE INIVTED TO COMPLETE THIS IMPORTANT SURVEY

Complete the “Readiness 360” offered by our Whole Church Initiative team to help us assess our congregations readiness to follow God’s calling. You can do that by going to http://www.shilohbillings.church/whole-church/

Pastor’s Corner – 
People of Shiloh,
 
Our Broken series has been a challenging and deeply rooting journey.  We have touched on some of our deepest pain and sorrow, and in that process discovered “signposts” in scripture and from God’s love to help us journey with our sorrow to new life.  This week is our final Sunday of this series.  When we began the series I had in my mind the Japanese art of Kintsugi as the metaphor for the work we do.
 
Kintsugi is the art by which the Japanese take something broken, like a tea cup or pottery, and instead of discarding it, they pour molten gold into the cracks.  It is believed to use this broken piece of art anew is an honor because the gold highlights its brokenness.  The highlighted brokenness demonstrates the honor that has been presented to the object and the beauty of the piece that has been preserved.  
 
This Memorial Day Sunday as we discuss the challenges of our seemingly broken culture and political system, I invite us to consider Kintsugi as a metaphor.  Our country is broken in many ways, but there are those who have sacrificed in a multitude of ways to bring honor and highlight its brokenness as a sign of the grace of working together.  We as people of Christ believe God redeems even the broken places in the world.  What could it mean to highlight the broken places we feel exist in the world, to honor them and bring wholeness?   If we could love those broken places as God loves us, perhaps we might see something transform.  
 
I look forward to many more journeys with Shiloh, and am thankful for the depths you all have been willing to go to on this leg of our journey.  
 
Enthusiastic Shalom,
 
Pastor Tyler
 

Bible Study Scripture for the week – James 2:1-7, Lamentations 5:16-18

 

 
Broken – Worship Series April 15 – May 27
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  May Newsletter can be found here – http://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates
 
  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am  
  • Office Closed – Monday – Memorial Day
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • Care Givers– Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Office Closed every Friday during the summer
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 here at Shiloh UMC and at 10:30 am at Terry Park

 
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE– This summer we will be continuing with two worship times at 8 am and 10:15 am.  The 8 am service will use Pastor Dave Merkel’s recorded work for music and sermons from Pastors throughout our area. The 10:15 service will continue with our traditional order of service.  There will be 2 special Sundays in the summer when we will participate in “Praise in the Park” with other United Methodist Churches in our area. The first one will be June 3rdat 10:30 am at Terry Park, please bring a lawn chair and a picnic lunch. 
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWSThere is no Sunday school today because of the holiday weekend. During the summer a variety of activities will be provided instead of the Bible lesson taught during the school year.  The schedule for June (held during 2ndservice):
June 3:No Sunday School – Joint worship at Terry Park with EUMC and GUMC
June 4:Veggie Tales Video
June 17:Outdoor Games
June 24:Craft Projects 
 
RELAY FOR LIFE BAKE SALE– The Relay for Life team will be holding a bake sale in the lobby of the First Interstate Bank at the downtown building at 401 N 31stSt. on June 1stfrom 9:00 – 3:00. Anyone who would like to donate baked goods for this sale, please bring them to the church on May 31stbetween 9 am and 12 noon, if this time will not work for you please call Liz either at the office or on her cell phone at 670-6416. 
 
LAWN MOWERS NEEDEDWe still need lawnmowers!! If you can help mow the church lawn, please sign the clipboard in the Fellowship Hall or call the office with the dates you are available.  It takes about 4 hours and training is available.  Thank you for your support.
 
OFFICE CLOSED– Starting Friday, June 1stthe office will be closed every Friday for the summer.
 
MANY THANKS!– The Children and Youth Ministries Committee is charged with the responsibility of providing the means for the population to become disciples for God.  Throughout this past school year many have contributed to this effort by teaching and assisting with Sunday School.  These special people: Buddy and Judy Kastrop, Kent Brewer, Sandi Rogina, Georgia Heffner, Nic Rogina. Crystal Amundson, Linda Stahley, Jen Johnson, Brenda Longin and Peg Parker made this task possible.  Pastor Tyler and Sandi Rogina provided the leadership for our youth group UMYF.  You are all appreciated!
 
FREE STOREA special thank-you is extended to Mission Ridge.  In April, appropriate items that remained after their rummage sale were given to the Free Store (more than a SUV).  This was followed in May with a month-long clothing drive for the Free Store shoppers. 
 
The downsizing of someone’s parent’s home or the emptying of a parent’s residence following a death is such an emotional event.  Recently several in our congregation experienced one or the other of these. Again, the Free Store was the recipient of many items from these situations.  Thank-you for remembering the needs of so many!
 
FATHER’S DAY BREAKFASTThe Relay for Life team will be hosting a Father’s Day Breakfast on June 17that 9:00 am. This will be the last fundraiser for the Relay for Life team and we hope you all will join us.  This will be a great time for everyone from both services to meet and greet.  So please plan on joining us for great food and fellowship.
 
 
“WAFFLES AND WORSHIP”Evangelical UMC is excited to announce that the Conference Trustees have approved a three-year grant to support the church’s efforts to create a new faith community, aimed at engaging Free Store customers and those who care for them!  The current vision is being called “Waffles and Worship” and will involve breakfast, stories, songs and prayer on the second and fourth Saturdays on the month.  Because of the powerful and effective ministry our dedicated Free Store volunteers already offer, the Trustees were able to see the possibility for expanding efforts to provide an on-going alternative worship community.    
 

Come join us as we partner with God!
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Billings, MT 59106
406-656-0050
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May 13, 2018 – Pastor’s Corner

Invitation to Sunday Worship
Complete the “Readiness 360” offered by our Whole Church Initiative team to help us assess our congregations readiness to follow God’s calling. You can do that by going to http://www.shilohbillings.church/whole-church/ or it will be offered after worship on May 20.
Pastor’s Corner – 
For this week I have chosen to share a prayer for mothers day I found online.  In worship we will be engaging in the challenging topic of suicide and mental illness, this will be a chance for us to be a welcoming place for all mothers.

Prayer for Mothers on Mother’s Day
~ written by John Ballenger, pastor of Woodbrook Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD.
Found on http://re-worship.blogspot.com
This day, our God, as we gather, we pray for mothers.
We give thanks for mothers who love and care for their children
and are loved and cared for right back.
But we also pray for women who have longed for children
and don’t and can’t have them.
And we pray for women who had children who shouldn’t have—
for children who grew up without the love and care they deserved and needed.
We pray for grandmothers—
for those for whom that turned out to be what they dreamed it would be
and for those for whom it didn’t.
We pray for mothers with sick children and children with sick mothers.
We pray for mothers with lost children
and dead children—
children with lost mothers and dead mothers—
for those who grieve what they had
and those who grieve what they never had.
We pray for women who are afraid.
We pray for all the dilemmas and doubts
and fears, frustrations and heartaches
and richness and wonder and sleeplessness of parenting.
We pray for mothers who parent by themselves.
We pray for women who carefully negotiate life with step children,
and for women trying to adopt,
and women hoping fertility treatments
will renew disappointed hope.
We pray for mothers whose children have grown up and moved out
and those whose children have grown up and
not moved out.
We pray for women who mother the children of others,
and we pray for women who give birth in every
conceivable way—
to ideas and art and possibility and wonder and joy—
to new life in job contexts and in relational ones.
This complicated day, our God,
we’re reminded again of just how much will not fit on a Hallmark card.
but does fit into Your full awareness of all that is—
that does fit into Your investment in love and grace
in and through all circumstances.
We pray for mothers in all the fullness of what it can mean—
informed by what we know of all those we know—
gratefully trusting You
to know so much more than we do or can—
gratefully trusting You
with the hearts of those we love—
gratefully trusting You
with all the deep pain and joy of this day,
in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Bible Study Scripture for the week – James 4:11-12, Lamentations 1:15-16

 

 
Broken – Worship Series April 15 – May 27
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

May Newsletter can be found here – http://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates

  • Today is Membership Sunday!  Please welcome George Forton to our family!
  • Adult Bible Study – Today at 9:00 am
  • Choir Practice – Today at 9:00 am
  • Children’s Sunday School -Adventures with God – K-6th  – Today at 10:30
  • 406 Youth United – Faith and Fun Night – 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Visitation Meeting – Monday at 11:00 am 
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • “Everything Happens for A Reason” Book Study –Tuesday at Noon and 5:30 pm
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm  
  • Book Review – Tuesday at 6:00 pm
  • Writers Group – Wednesday at 9:30 am
  • Community – Thursday at 6:00 pm
  • Mission Team & Worship  Design Teams – Thursday at 6:30 pm
  • Planting Day and Spring Cleaning Day – Saturday at 9:00 am
  • Free Store – Saturday at 10:00 am – 12:30 am
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 am

BROKEN – In May we are journeying through a sermon series called Broken. This series explores broken places in our world.  We are going to see how others have found hope amidst those challenges. We are not just seeking hope that brings ecstatic joy, but the tempered joy of knowing God.  To help make this series something you are part of creating too, we would like to invite you to bring something you own that was broken and you have fixed or repurposed.  We may use this in slides, video or for the altar.
 
LAWN MOWERS NEEDED – We still need lawnmowers!   If you can help mow the church lawn, please sign the clipboard in the Fellowship Hall or call the office with the dates you are available.  It takes about 4 hours and training is available.  Thank you in advance for your help!!!   
 
RELAY FOR LIFE – There will be a Relay For Life meeting on Sunday, May 20, right after second service.  Anyone who would like to be part of this team is welcome to join us as
we plan the rest of our team events. 
 
FAITH & FILM – The movie for the May Faith and Film is The Greatest Showman, starting Hugh Jackman who leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical.  Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum (Jackson), the film follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle.  This inspirational film also stars Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya. Because of Mother’s Day, the date has changed to Sunday, May 20th at 5:30 pm. Run time: 105 minutes, Release date: 2017.  Bring a friend, a snack, or just yourself and as always we will have a discussion after the movie.

THANK YOU FROM WARREN AND JUDY – Thank you to all of our friends at Shiloh for the special thank you last Sunday.  It has been our pleasure to serve you in music ministry for these past 2 years. We know how much we will miss being in leadership but we are ready to step back into retirement and enjoy traveling without a schedule.  We will continue to be active members at Shiloh and available to help whenever and wherever we are needed.  Again many thanks for the lovely and thoughtful gifts.  Blessings to all!
 
FREE STOREThis past Saturday 71 families were served during the 2.5 hours the Free Store was open and available.  During this same time, the ladies from Shiloh provided a Cinco de Mayo themed meal until they ran out of food!  Some of the “faces” seen Saturday included ladies from Passages; a transitional residency for those about to leave the penal system. Another” face” was a grandmother who is raising two grandchildren and was very needy.  Two young people, carrying all each owned in a backpack, were so grateful for clothing, towels, and other survival items they received.  Your donations and gifts make SUCH a difference!
 
CLEANUP DAY/COMMUNITY GARDEN DAY We invite our entire congregation to join us for our community garden planting day and church cleanup.  We need help keeping our property up and getting the garden planted.  This will be a fun day of work and a great way to get to know members of your church.  If you have your own community garden spot you can get that planted on this day as well. We have just one garden spot left. Join us as we help make Shiloh a welcoming place next Saturday, 9:00 am – noon.
 
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE – This summer we will be continuing with two worship times at 8 am and 10:15 am.  The 8 am service will use Pastor Dave Merkel’s recorded work for music and sermons from Pastors throughout our area. The 10:15 service will continue with our traditional order of service.  There will be 2 special Sundays in the summer when we will participate in “Praise in the Park” with other United Methodist Churches in our area, one in June at Terry Park and one in August at Rose Park. 
 
BOOK REVIEW – Shiloh’s UMC’s Book Review group will meet on Tuesday at 6:00 pm at church.  The book for discussion is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towels.  Ron Charles writes, “this is an endearing reminder of graciousness of real class.  It has nothing to do with money; it’s predicated on the kind of moral discipline that never goes out of style”.  Everyone is welcome to join us.
 
PEACE WITH JUSTICE SUNDAY Peace with Justice Sunday is Sunday the 20th of May.  This is another of the church-wide special Sundays. Gifts on “Peace with Justice Sunday” fund programs that advocate for peace and justice in the United States and around the world.   
 

Come join us as we partner with God!
Please visit our webpage www.ShilohBillings.church

 

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May 6, 2018 – Pastor’s Corner

Invitation to Sunday Worship
As a part of our new contact system and database at the church we are asking all members and friends of Shiloh to fill out a contact form.  Please take a few minutes and fill it out here: https://shilohbillings.breezechms.com/form/0c17d1
Pastor’s Corner – 
People of Shiloh,
When I was a middle schooler I took a trip with my family to Michigan. We went to Makinac Island. There I picked up a beautiful yellow-plastic boomerang. Back at my Aunt’s I threw that boomerang on her quiet street, hoping it would return to me. Up it would go and then “CRASH” it would hit the asphalt and slide along scraping the edge more and more. Finally, we went to a park with open space, I wound up and threw the boomerang. It arced out and up, just like before, then it turned and CAME BACK! I prepared to catch my boomerang like my favorite TV characters. It missed my hand saving it from injury, but contacted with my lip just below my nose slicing a gash in my face with the precision of an asphalt sharpened plastic boomerang.

God is calling us to go out and bring new disciples to join us on our journey with Jesus. Every leader in our church works to provide ways for our current membership to deepen their faith and follows the call to spread the gospel message to others, both young and wise in years. We want to be ready to receive new people that come to us with spaces for them to grow in their faith. We have to be ready for what comes back to us. This month I am inviting our membership to consider three ways of doing this:

  • Attend church council and help us develop our yearly goals for next year. The meeting is May 10 at 6 pm and everyone is welcome. We need input and prayer from everyone in our church on this work.
  • Complete the “Readiness 360” offered by our Whole Church Initiative team. You can do that by going to http://www.shilohbillings.church/whole-church/ or it will be offered after worship in the coming weeks to folks without a computer.
  • Attend a Shiloh 101 course in the next 6 months. We offer them every month. They are for new people to our church; however existing members need to know what we are offering to people just joining us on the journey. (Look inside for more info.)

Enthusiastic Shalom, Pastor Tyler 

Bible Study Scripture for the week – James 5:7-11, Lamentations 4:18-19

 
Broken – Worship Series April 15 – May 27
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

May Newsletter can be found here – http://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates

 
  • Worship Service  – Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Shiloh 101 – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Children’s Sunday School -Adventures with God – K-6th  – Sunday at 10:30
  • Messy Church – Monday at 5:15 pm
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • “Everything Happens for A Reason” Book Study –Tuesday at Noon and 5:30 pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm  
  • Church Council meets Thursday at 6:00 pm. SPRC and Trustees meet at 7:00
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 am

 
MESSY CHURCH – We will have one more Messy Church night before we take a break for the summer.  Messy Church will start on Monday, May 7th at 5:15 pm in the sanctuary with a story and a message and a couple fun church songs.  Then we will go to several prayer/activity stations to help focus us on the message – wait until you see what Pastor Tyler has come up with this time!  Later we will pray and eat and will end with our Messy Church blessing.  Bring the family and join us.
 
BROKEN SMALL GROUP PRAYER AND STUDY Each Tuesday, Pastor Tyler is leading a small group study to accompany the Broken sermon series.  In this group, we practice prayer and share in conversation.  It is offered twice each Tuesday at 12:00 pm and 5:30 pm until May 22nd.  The book we are using is Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler. This book tackles the topics of faith couched in a question “Why do bad things happen?”  
 
BROKEN – In May we will journey through a sermon series called Broken. This series explores broken places in our world.  We are going to see how others have found hope amidst those challenges. We are not just seeking hope that brings ecstatic joy, but the tempered joy of knowing God.  To help make this series something you are part of creating too, we would like to invite you to bring something you own that was broken and you have fixed or repurposed.  We may use this in slides, video or for the altar.
 
KEYS FOR THE CHURCH Do you have keys to the church?  If you have any keys to the church, please call the office (656-0050) or email the information to Pam (pam.d@shilohbillings.church) as soon as possible.  Thanks in advance.
 
LAWN MOWERS NEEDED – Can you help mow the lawn this summer?  We gone directly from snow to lawn mowing!  If you can help mow the church lawn, please sign the clipboard in the Fellowship Hall or call the office with the dates you are available.  It takes about 4 hours and training is available.  Thank you in advance for your help!!!   
COOKIES NEEDED – Thank you to everyone who has signed up to sponsor a Sunday Fellowship hour.  We still need to keep some cookies on hand and the cupboard is really bare.  We can also use cookies to send with the sandwiches on Sandwich-Making-Friday.  If you are going to make cookies, please make an extra dozen or so for the church.  Thank you so very much!!
 
FAITH & FILM – The movie for the May Faith and Film is The Greatest Showman, starting Hugh Jackman who leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical.  Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum (Jackson), the film follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle.  This inspirational film also stars Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya. Because of Mother’s Day, the date has changed to Sunday, May 20th at 5:30 pm. Run time: 105 minutes, Release date: 2017.  Bring a friend, a snack, or just yourself and as always we will have a discussion after the movie.
 
FREE STORECleaning out your closets?  Having a garage sale?  The Free Store is always hoping for donations of clothing, kitchen items, linens and even suitcases.  However, we have neither the storage room nor the demand for all the other items that one may no longer need. In fact, if those are left for the Free Store, the volunteers must dispose of them, which takes away from other tasks that need completing.  Thank you for your cooperation and support!  You do make a difference!! 
 
CLEANUP DAY/COMMUNITY GARDEN DAY We invite our entire congregation to join us for our community garden planting day and church cleanup.  We need help keeping our property up and getting the garden planted.  This will be a fun day of work and a great way to get to know members of your church.  If you have your own community garden spot you can get that planted on this day as well. We have just one garden spot left. Join us as we help make Shiloh a welcoming place on May 19th at 9:00 am – noon.
 
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE – This summer we will be continuing with two worship times at 8 am and 10:15 am.  The 8 am service will use Pastor Dave Merkel’s recorded work for music and sermons from Pastors throughout our area. The 10:15 service will continue with our traditional order of service.  There will be 2 special Sundays in the summer when we will participate in “Praise in the Park” with other United Methodist Churches in our area, one in June at Terry Park and one in August at Rose Park. 
 
BOOK REVIEW – Shiloh’s UMC’s Book Review group will meet on May 15 at 6:00 pm at church.  The book for discussion is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towels.  Ron Charles writes, “this is an endearing reminder of graciousness of real class.  It has nothing to do with money; it’s predicated on the kind of moral discipline that never goes out of style”.  Everyone is welcome to join us.
 
 

Come join us as we partner with God!
Please visit our webpage www.ShilohBillings.church

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1810 Shiloh Road
Billings, MT 59106
406-656-0050
Click Here to Email Us
 
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May 2018 Newsletter

We hope you are discover God amidst the broken places in the world, and remember God uses the broken places for life to spring from.  Like a seed planted in a break in the soil, allows fruit to grow, God helps us grow from the challenges.
 

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April 29, 2018 – Pastor’s Corner

Invitation to Sunday Worship
As a part of our new contact system and database at the church we are asking all members and friends of Shiloh to fill out a contact form.  Please take a few minutes and fill it out here: https://shilohbillings.breezechms.com/form/0c17d1
Pastor’s Corner – 
Over the past year, we have been holding monthly events called Aging Well.  These times of gathering as community and hearing from people in our community have been focused on learning more about issues facing us as we age.  We have learned about Dementia, caring for people with memory loss, veteran’s benefits, holistic living, and normal vs. not normal aging.  The hope behind these events has been to gage a need in our community for this kind of offering.  We have been successful, and have had 10-20 people at each learning session, and beyond that the response of what people learn and the peace they have found in the learning has been overwhelming. 
 
This Sunday, Rev. Rick Hulbert will be at Shiloh to share with us his passion for ministry with people in wiser years of life.  Rick has started a program in Helena very similar to ours and I have invited him to share some of his successes. 
 
For us to continue next year, we will need to have some folks step into volunteer rolls for us to continue.  Currently I am looking for an event host who can be a greeter at the events, help our speakers feel at home, and also assist me in coordinating the lunches provided by outside groups.  I am also looking for someone to assist me as a calendar coordinator, this person would help me with contacting potential speakers and helping me setup next years calendar.  We will be taking a break after May with our Aging Well program and planning to start up again in September. 
 
If you are interested in helping out, please contact me in the office or by email.  Please join us May 2nd at 11:30 to learn about building age friendly communities. 
 
Enthusiastic Shalom,

Pastor Tyler

 

Bible Study Scripture for the week – James 5:13-15, Lamentations 5:15, John 10:10

 
Broken – Worship Series April 15 – May 27
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

April Newsletter can be found here – http://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates

  • Worship Service  – Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Adventures with God – K-6th  – Sunday at 10:30 am
  • 406 Youth United – Sunday at 6:00 pm
  • WCI – Monday at 6:30 pm
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • “Everything Happens for A Reason” Book Study –Tuesday at Noon and 5:30 pm
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 am  
  • Aging Well – Wednesday at 11:30 am
  • Free Store – Saturday at 10:00 am -12:30 pm
  • Worship Service –  Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Work continues on House #80, but we could use your help.  We’re looking for volunteers of up to 10 people on the weekend of April 28th.  Please call Volunteer Coordinator, Emily Nantx, at 406-652-0960 to sign up today! If you can’t make it those days go ahead and still give us a call and we will get you signed up for another day.   
 
SMALL GROUP PRAYER AND STUDY – Tuesday, May 1st, Pastor Tyler will continue to be leading a small group study to accompany the Broken sermon series.  In this group, we  practice  prayer, share in conversation, and end with a love feast every time.  It is offered twice each Tuesday at 12:00 pm and 5:30 pm from April 17 – May 22.  The book we are using is Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler. This book tackles the topics of faith couched in a question “Why do bad things happen?”  
 
BROKEN – In April and May we will journey through a sermon series called Broken.This series will explore broken places in our world.  We are going to see how others have found hope amidst those challenges. We are not just seeking hope that brings ecstatic joy, but the tempered joy of knowing God.  To help make this series something you are part of creating too, we would like to invite you to bring something you own that was broken and you have fixed or repurposed.  We may use this in slides, video or for the altar.
 
AGING WELL  – Join us on Wednesday, May 2nd at 11:30 am to learn what it takes to make a community age friendly for all ages.  A livable community is designed with all residents in mind, from the very young to older adults who want to remain in the community they call home.  Join us as we hear from AARP Montana on how we can work to make our community livable for all ages.  Lunch is provided.
 
 
FOOD BANK SUNDAY – Sunday May 6th is Food Bank Sunday. Winter is finally over but the need for food is still present.  The Food Bank can always use: can goods, peanut butter, jelly, individual serving items, shelf milk, beans, rice and pasta. Personal items such as toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, tooth paste are also needed. Baby food and diapers are needed. They also need sandwich bags and brown lunch bags.  Please place your donations in the barrel inside the entry doors and thank you for helping our community.
 
SHILOH COMMUNITY GARDEN – We have a great community garden and we have a few spots left that anyone can rent for $50.00.  Please contact the office if you are interested. This a chance to help feed both your family and our community. There is one spot left.
 
KEYS FOR THE CHURCH Do you have keys to the church?  If you have any keys to the church, please either call the office (656-0050) or email the information to Pam (pam.d@shilohbillings.church) as soon as possible.  Thanks in advance.
 
LAWN MOWERS NEEDED – Can you help mow the lawn this summer?  Now that the snow is gone, it is lawn mowing season.  If you can help mow the church lawn, please sign the clipboard in the Fellowship Hall or call the office with the dates you are available.  It takes about 4 hours and training is available.  Thank you so much for your help!!!   
 
COOKIES NEEDED – Thank you to everyone who has signed up to sponsor a Sunday Fellowship hour.  We still need to keep some cookies on hand and the cupboard is really bare.  We can also use cookies to send with the sandwiches on sandwich making Friday.  If you are going to make cookies, please make an extra dozen or so for the church.  Thank you so very much!!
 
FAITH & FILM – The movie for the May Faith and Film is The Greatest Showman, starting Hugh Jackman who leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical.  Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum (Jackson), the film follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle.  This inspirational film also stars Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya. Because of Mother’s Day the date has changed to Sunday, May 20th at 5:30 pm. Run time: 105 minutes, release date 2017.  Bring a friend, a snack, or just yourself and as always we we’ll have a discussion after the movie.
 
FREE STORE –
Cleaning out your closets?  Having a garage sale?  The Free Store is always hoping for donations of clothing, kitchen items, linens and even suitcases.  However, we have neither the storage room nor the demand for all the other items that one may no longer need. In fact, if those are left for the Free Store, the volunteers must dispose of them, which takes away from other tasks that need completing.  Thank you for your cooperation and support!  You do make a difference!! 
 
 

Come join us as we partner with God!
Please visit our webpage www.ShilohBillings.church

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Faith and Film The Greatest Showman May 20th, 2018

The next Faith and Film features

The Greatest Showman

5:30 pm, May 20, 2018

 

“Hugh Jackman leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical. Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum (Jackman), the film follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle. 

This inspirational film also stars Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.”

                                                                                                                                                20th Century Fox Website

 

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April 22, 2018 – Pastor’s Corner

Invitation to Sunday Worship
As a part of our new contact system and database at the church we are asking all members and friends of Shiloh to fill out a contact form.  Please take a few minutes and fill it out here: https://shilohbillings.breezechms.com/form/0c17d1

Please be aware our church is being used for the Yellowstone Conference Middle School Retreat this weekend.  The facility will be unavailable for other groups to use from Friday afternoon through Saturday night to help us maintain Safe Sanctuaries.  Thank you for your generosity in creating safe places for young people to connect with God together.

 
Pastor’s Corner – 

People of Shiloh –
 
There is a story of a young boy who is being bullied by an older boy.  The older boy each day comes to school with a new insult for the younger one.  Eventually the little boy misses school and the older boy doesn’t know if he will remember the insult, so he writes it down in his notebook.  The next day the little boy is gone, and the little boy is not around for a whole week. 
 
Then the younger boy returns and the older bully walks up to him, and the little boy holds out his hand.  The older bully stops, and asked in a befuddled voice, “What are you doing?”  The young boy says, “I have been sick for a week, and guessed you had been writing down your insults, so you could remember them.  Can I just have them in written form because my head still hurts?”  The older boy doesn’t know what to do and doesn’t like being caught in the act, so he says without thinking, “No, I didn’t, but I am glad you are feeling better.” 
 
This Sunday we will be exploring the sense of bullying and lack of civility that seems to have arisen in our culture in media, politics, religion, local government, and even around our family gatherings.  These realities are not new to history.  Jesus faced them in his own time and this Sunday we will use our scriptures from the series and Jesus’ skills to explore how we as Christians can respond to bullying and uncivil behavior in our modern world. 
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
 
Pastor Tyler
 
P.S.  If you have an old phone, cell phone, chorded phone that we could use for the altar next weekend, please drop it by the office this week.  We are looking for 

 

Bible Study Scripture for the week – James 4:1-3, Lamentations 5:12

 
Broken – Worship Series April 15 – May 27
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

April Newsletter can be found here – http://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates

  • Worship Service  – Today at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Pie Sale for Relay for Life – Today after both services
  • Adult Bible Study – Today at 9:00 am
  • Choir Practice – Today at 9:00 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Adventures with God – K-6th  – Today at 10:30 am
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • “Everything Happens for A Reason” Book Study –Tuesday at Noon and 5:30 pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 am
  • Sandwich Making – Friday at 12 noon
  • Worship Service –  Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am

RELAY FOR LIFE Today the Relay for Life team will be having a pie sell.  We will be selling slices of pie with ice cream or selling a half or whole pie if you want to take some home.  All money earned will go to the Relay for Life Team.  Thank you for your support.
 
LED LIGHT PROJECT – The Trustees requested $5000 to begin converting the church lights to LED.  We had a free lighting audit done and we are going to be able to convert the lights in the Lobby, Fellowship Hall, Kitchen, Front Office, Back Office and Pastor’s Office for less than the amount we received.  The work started Monday.  The lobby is finished. Work will continue for the next couple of weeks. Watch for more information about this project in the May newsletter.
 
CON SPIRITO CONCERTJennine Budge would like to invite you to a Con Spirito Concert on Saturday, April 28 at 7:00 pm or Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 pm at St. Pius X Church at 18th and Broadwater.
 
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Work continues on House #80, but we could use your help.  We’re looking for volunteers of up to 10 people on the weekends of April 21stand April 28th.  Please call Volunteer Coordinator, Emily Nantx, at 406-652-0960 to sign up today! If you can’t make it those days go ahead and still give us a call and we will get you signed up for another day.   
 
SMALL GROUP PRAYER AND STUDY – Tuesday, April 24th, Pastor Tyler will be leading a small group study to accompany the Broken sermon series.  The group will practice prayer, share in conversation, and end with a love feast every time.  It will be offered twice each Tuesday at 12:00 pm and 5:30 pm from April 17 – May 22.  The book we will be using is Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Lovedby Kate Bowler.  If you need a copy of this book, let the office know and we will order more books.  This book tackles the topics of faith couched in a question “Why do bad things happen?”  Please contact Pastor Tyler or the office if wish to attend this study.
 
BROKEN – In April and May we will journey through a sermon series called Broken.This series will explore broken places in our world.  We are going to see how others have found hope amidst those challenges. We are not just seeking hope that brings ecstatic joy, but the tempered joy of knowing God.  To help make this series something you are part of creating too, we would like to invite you to bring something you own that was broken and you have fixed or repurposed.  We may use this in slides, video or for the altar.
 
SHILOH COMMUNITY GARDEN – We have a community garden.  We have a few spots left and anyone can rent a spot for $50.00.  Please contact the office if you are interested. This a chance to help feed both your family and our community.
 
EASTER EGG HUNT – The success of our first ever community Easter egg event can be measured many ways:  by the 342 registered children and accompanying adults that attended, by the very flexible parents who understood the situation, or perhaps by the number of “newbies” who may attend service at Shiloh for the first time after Saturday.  However, the most important measure for me is the support given by the people of Shiloh UMC, whether donating eggs/candy, serving on the committee responsible for the planning and preparation of the activities, being one of the 40 + volunteers who came Saturday for two very busy hours.  Each of you is so appreciated.  Thank you.  Peg Parker, Chair of the Children and Youth Ministries Committee.
 
SHILOH PRAYERS – Tuesday we will be holding a prayer group where we will remember all the people who were lifted up in prayer today.  We will meet at 11:30 am every Tuesday in the sanctuary and share prayer together.  This prayer time will last about 30 minutes and it is a great time to take a break from your busy week to take a deep breath and give yourself a chance to recharge and connect with God.
 
KEYS FOR THE CHURCH Do you have keys to the church?  If you have any keys to the church, please either call the office (656-0050) or email the information to Pam (pam.d@shilohbillings.church) as soon as possible.  Thanks in advance.
 
LAWN MOWERS NEEDED(and that means people) – Can you help mow the lawn this summer?  Now that the snow is gone, it is lawn mowing season.  If you can help mow the church lawn, please sign the clipboard in the Fellowship Hall or call the office with the dates you are available.  It takes about 4 hours and training is available.  Thank you so much for your help!!!   
 
COOKIES NEEDED – Thank you to everyone who has signed up to sponsor a Sunday Fellowship hour.  We still need to keep some cookies on hand and the cupboard is really bare.  We can also use cookies to send with the sandwiches on sandwich making Friday.  If you are going to make cookies, please make an extra dozen or so for the church.  Thank you so very much!!
 

Come join us as we partner with God!
Please visit our webpage www.ShilohBillings.church

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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April 15, 2018 – Pastor’s Corner

 
Invitation to Sunday Worship
As a part of our new contact system and database at the church we are asking all members and friends of Shiloh to fill out a contact form.  Please take a few minutes and fill it out here: https://shilohbillings.breezechms.com/form/0c17d1
 
Pastor’s Corner – 

People of Shiloh,

We are Easter People.  This is the time of year when we get to explore what it means to be people who bear the burden of hope to the world.  After the Easter fanfare is over this season involves us exploring what to do with the exciting and yet surprising news that Jesus lives beyond the moments of Black Friday.  Exploring this means looking to some of the dark places of our community and wondering, like the disciples, where is God’s joy amidst the pain of life. 

Walking with Christ and living the understanding of resurrection is not easy.  It involves a commitment to hope that hangs itself on the mystery of God’s unfolding love. 

We will be searching for places to hang our hope in April and May through a sermon series called Broken.  This series will explore broken places in our world and we are going to seek how others have found hope amidst those challenges.  This hope is not hope that bring ecstatic joy, but the tempered joy of knowing God.  As C.S. Lewis phrases his explanation of Joy, “It was valuable only as a pointer to something other and outer.  When we are lost in the woods the sight of a signpost is a great matter(Surprised by Joy).”
I don’t promise this to be an easy journey, and yet I know God is present in the steps we will take together. 

Enthusiastic Peace,

Pastor Tyler
 

Bible Study Scripture for the week – James 3:17, Lamentations 3:13-15, 31-34

 
Broken – Worship Series April 15 – May 27
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

April Newsletter can be found here – http://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates

 
  • Worship Service  – Today at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Native American Ministries Sunday – Today
  • Birthday Sunday – Today
  • Noisy Offering – Today
  • Adult Bible Study – Today at 9:00 am
  • Choir Practice – Today at 9:00 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Adventures with God – K-6th  – Today at 10:30 am
  • 406 Youth United – Today at 6:00 pm
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • “Everything Happens for A Reason” Book Study –Tuesday at Noon and 5:30 pm
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 am
  • Writer’s Group – Wednesday at 9:30 am
  • Community Devotions – Thursday at 6:00 pm
  • Community Garden – Thursday at 6:30 pm
  • Discipleship Team – Thursday at 6:30 pm
  • YAC Jr. High Retreat – Friday pm – Sunday am
  • Free Store – Saturday at 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Worship Service –  Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am

 
LED LIGHT PROJECT – The Trustees requested $5000 to begin converting the church lights to LED.  We had a free lighting audit done and we are going to be able to convert the lights in the Lobby, Fellowship Hall, Kitchen, Front Office, Back Office and Pastor’s Office for less than the amount we received.  Watch for more information about this project in the May newsletter. 
 
SHILOH PRAYERS – Tuesday, April 17, we will be holding a prayer group where we will remember all the people that were lifted up in prayer the previous Sunday.  We will meet at 11:30 am every Tuesday in the sanctuary and share prayer together.
 
CON SPIRITO CONCERTJennine Budge would like to invite you to a Con Spirito Concert on Saturday, April 28 at 7:00 pm or Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 pm at St. Pius X Church at 18th and Broadwater.
 
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Work continues on House #80, but we could use your help.  We’re looking for volunteers of up to 10 people on the weekends of April 21stand April 28th.  Please call Volunteer Coordinator, Emily Nantx, at 406-652-0960 to sign up today! If you can’t make it those days go ahead and still give us a call and we will get you signed up for another day.   

 
 
NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES SUNDAY Today is Native American Ministries Sunday, one of the 5 special Sunday offerings of the United Methodist Church.  The Native American Ministries offering supports Native American outreach within annual conferences, provides seminary scholarships for Native American rural, urban and reservation congregations, ministries and communities.
 
BROKEN – In April and May we will begin a journey through a sermon series called Broken. This series will explore broken places in our world.  We are going to see how others have found hope amidst those challenges. We are not just seeking hope that brings ecstatic joy, but the tempered joy of knowing God.  To help make this series something you are part of creating too, we would like to invite you to bring something you own that was broken and you have fixed or repurposed.  We may use this in slides, video or for the altar.
 
SMALL GROUP PRAYER AND STUDYStarting Tuesday, April 17, Pastor Tyler will be leading a small group study to accompany the Broken sermon series.  The group will practice prayer, share in conversation, and end with a love feast each time.  It will be offered twice each Tuesday at 12:00 pm and 5:30 pm from April 17 – May 22.  The book we will be using is Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler.  If you need a copy of this book, let the office know by TODAY and we will order the books.  This book tackles the topics of faith couched in the question “Why do bad things happen?”  Please contact Pastor Tyler or the office to sign up for a group.  
 
SHILOH COMMUNITY GARDEN – We have a community garden.  Anyone can rent a plot for $50.00.  Please contact the office if you are interested.  We will be holding a meeting on April 19 at 6:30 pm for anyone interested in the garden and especially if you can help with the main plot that we use to raise food for local food banks. 
 
EASTER EGG  HUNT – The success of our first ever community Easter egg event can be measured many ways:  by the 342 registered children and accompanying adults that attended, by the very flexible parents who understood the situation, or perhaps by the number of “newbies” who may attend service at Shiloh for the first time after Saturday.  However, the most important measure for me is the support given by the people of Shiloh UMC, whether donating eggs/candy, serving on the committee responsible for the planning and preparation of the activities, being one of the 40 + volunteers who came Saturday for two very busy hours.  Each of you is so appreciated.  Thank you.  Peg Parker, Chair of the Children and Youth Ministries Committee.
 
RELAY FOR LIFE On Sunday, April 22, the Relay for Life team will be selling pies.  We will be selling slices of pie with ice cream or selling a half or whole pie if you want to take some home.  All money earned will go to the Relay for Life team.  Thank you for your support.   

  • Worship Service  – Today at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Native American Ministries Sunday – Today
  • Birthday Sunday – Today
  • Noisy Offering – Today
  • Adult Bible Study – Today at 9:00 am
  • Choir Practice – Today at 9:00 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Adventures with God – K-6th  – Today at 10:30 am
  • 406 Youth United – Today at 6:00 pm
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • “Everything Happens for A Reason” Book Study –Tuesday at Noon and 5:30 pm
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 am
  • Writer’s Group – Wednesday at 9:30 am
  • Community Devotions – Thursday at 6:00 pm
  • Community Garden – Thursday at 6:30 pm
  • Discipleship Team – Thursday at 6:30 pm
  • YAC Jr. High Retreat – Friday pm – Sunday am
  • Free Store – Saturday at 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Worship Service –  Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am

 
LED LIGHT PROJECT – The Trustees requested $5000 to begin converting the church lights to LED.  We had a free lighting audit done and we are going to be able to convert the lights in the Lobby, Fellowship Hall, Kitchen, Front Office, Back Office and Pastor’s Office for less than the amount we received.  Watch for more information about this project in the May newsletter. 
 
SHILOH PRAYERS – Tuesday, April 17, we will be holding a prayer group where we will remember all the people that were lifted up in prayer the previous Sunday.  We will meet at 11:30 am every Tuesday in the sanctuary and share prayer together.
 
CON SPIRITO CONCERTJennine Budge would like to invite you to a Con Spirito Concert on Saturday, April 28 at 7:00 pm or Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 pm at St. Pius X Church at 18th and Broadwater.
 
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Work continues on House #80, but we could use your help.  We’re looking for volunteers of up to 10 people on the weekends of April 21stand April 28th.  Please call Volunteer Coordinator, Emily Nantx, at 406-652-0960 to sign up today! If you can’t make it those days go ahead and still give us a call and we will get you signed up for another day.   

 
 
NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES SUNDAY Today is Native American Ministries Sunday, one of the 5 special Sunday offerings of the United Methodist Church.  The Native American Ministries offering supports Native American outreach within annual conferences, provides seminary scholarships for Native American rural, urban and reservation congregations, ministries and communities.
 
BROKEN – In April and May we will begin a journey through a sermon series called Broken. This series will explore broken places in our world.  We are going to see how others have found hope amidst those challenges. We are not just seeking hope that brings ecstatic joy, but the tempered joy of knowing God.  To help make this series something you are part of creating too, we would like to invite you to bring something you own that was broken and you have fixed or repurposed.  We may use this in slides, video or for the altar.
 
SMALL GROUP PRAYER AND STUDYStarting Tuesday, April 17, Pastor Tyler will be leading a small group study to accompany the Broken sermon series.  The group will practice prayer, share in conversation, and end with a love feast each time.  It will be offered twice each Tuesday at 12:00 pm and 5:30 pm from April 17 – May 22.  The book we will be using is Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler.  If you need a copy of this book, let the office know by TODAY and we will order the books.  This book tackles the topics of faith couched in the question “Why do bad things happen?”  Please contact Pastor Tyler or the office to sign up for a group.  
 
SHILOH COMMUNITY GARDEN – We have a community garden.  Anyone can rent a plot for $50.00.  Please contact the office if you are interested.  We will be holding a meeting on April 19 at 6:30 pm for anyone interested in the garden and especially if you can help with the main plot that we use to raise food for local food banks. 
 
EASTER EGG  HUNT – The success of our first ever community Easter egg event can be measured many ways:  by the 342 registered children and accompanying adults that attended, by the very flexible parents who understood the situation, or perhaps by the number of “newbies” who may attend service at Shiloh for the first time after Saturday.  However, the most important measure for me is the support given by the people of Shiloh UMC, whether donating eggs/candy, serving on the committee responsible for the planning and preparation of the activities, being one of the 40 + volunteers who came Saturday for two very busy hours.  Each of you is so appreciated.  Thank you.  Peg Parker, Chair of the Children and Youth Ministries Committee.
 
RELAY FOR LIFE On Sunday, April 22, the Relay for Life team will be selling pies.  We will be selling slices of pie with ice cream or selling a half or whole pie if you want to take some home.  All money earned will go to the Relay for Life team.  Thank you for your support.   
 

Come join us as we partner with God!
Please visit our webpage www.ShilohBillings.church

 

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April 8, 2018 – Pastor’s Corner

Invitation to Holy Humor Sunday
As a part of our new contact system and database at the church we are asking all members and friends of Shiloh to fill out a contact form.  Please take a few minutes and fill it out here: https://shilohbillings.breezechms.com/form/0c17d1
 
Pastor’s Corner – 

Holy Humor is happening Sunday at Shiloh!   This is our day of joy and of being silly as we recognize the ultimate last laugh Jesus had over death when he was resurrected.  This tradition comes from the early church as a Sunday of jokes and laughs to remind people of the joy of God in their lives.  We also hope it is something new as you find time to engage your humor side, the side that gives us hope and release from the hard parts of life.  Part of being Christian is recognizing that God in Christ learned to appreciate a good belly laugh to help deal with stressful times, just like we do.    
 
Holy Humor Sunday is about the resurrection of Jesus and resurrections in our own lives that take us by surprise, lead us to new life, and help us to laugh.  One time another pastor and I were talking with a group of youth and a question was raised, “What if someone faked the resurrection?”  To which my friend replied, “It worked didn’t it.”  Here we are today celebrating resurrection because it worked.  It invited a group of people into a new life of sharing God’s love with everyone they encountered. 
 
Next week we will be diving into a new worship series call Broken that is focused on where God walks with us through the challenging parts of our lives.  As always, I want to remind folks you can watch our services live or listen to sermons later by going to www.ShilohBIllings.Church
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
 
Pastor Tyler
 

Bible Study Scripture for the week – John 20:19-31

 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community

Worship on Sunday – Holy Humor
Watch the sermon series video here: https://www.facebook.com/shilohbillings.church/videos/1893513710670765/

If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

April Newsletter can be found here – http://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates

  • Holy Humor Sunday
  • Worship Service  – Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Soup Making –Sunday after both services
  • Children’s Sunday School – Adventures with God – K-6th  – Sunday at 10:30 am
  • Shiloh 101 – Sunday at 11:30 am
  • Faith & Film –Sunday at 5:30 pm
  • 406 Youth United – Sunday at 6:00pm
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Finance Committee– Thursday at 5:30 pm
  • Church Council – Thursday at 6:00 pm
  • SPRC and Trustees – Thursday at 7:00 pm
  • Camp Create – Saturday – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Worship Service –  Next Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Adult Bible Study – Next Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Choir – Next Sunday at 9:00 am

 
406 YOUTH UNITED Sunday at 6:00 pm – Devotions and Games Inside, Creation Care project set when it finally warms up.
 
FAITH & FILM The movie tonight, at 5:30 pm, is “A United Kingdom”.  The movie is based on extraordinary true events happening in Botswana, Africa.  In 1947 Seretse Khama, the king of Botswana, meets Ruth Williams, a London office worker.  They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but also by their governments.  The idea of a biracial couple ruling a country was intolerable.  Bring a friend, a snack or just yourself and, as always, we will have a discussion after the movie.  Run time: 111 minutes.  Release date 2017. Rating: NR.  
 
SHILOH PRAYERS – Tuesday, April 10, we will be holding a prayer group where we will remember all the people that were lifted up in prayer the previous Sunday.  We will meet at 11:30 am every Tuesday in the sanctuary and share prayer together.
 
RELAY FOR LIFE TEAMThe Relay for Life Team will be selling donuts and bagels this morning after both services. 
 
CON SPIRITO CONCERTJennine Budge would like to invite you to a Con Spirito Concert on Saturday, April 28 at 7:00 pm or Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 pm at St. Pius X Church at 18th and Broadwater. 
BROKEN – In April and May we will begin a journey through a sermon series called Broken. This series will explore broken places in our world.  We are going to seek how others have found hope amidst those challenges. We are not just seeking hope that brings ecstatic joy, but the tempered joy of knowing God.  To help make this series something you are part of creating too, we would like to invite you to bring something you own that was broken and you have fixed or repurposed.  We may use this in slides, video or for the altar.
 
SMALL GROUP PRAYER AND STUDYStarting Tuesday, April 17, Pastor Tyler will be leading a small group study to accompany the Broken sermon series.  The group will practice prayer, share in conversation, and end with a love feast each time.  It will be offered twice each Tuesday at 12:00 pm and 5:30 pm from April 17 – May 22.  The book we will be using is Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler.  If you need a copy of this book, let the office know by April 11th and we will order the books.  This book tackles the topics of faith couched in the question “Why do bad things happen?”  Please contact Pastor Tyler or the office to sign up for a group.  
 
CAMP CREATE – This one day workshop is an opportunity for adults to enjoy creativity in an environment of spirited exploration.  No previous experience is required… just a curious mind, playful nature and eager soul.  Class size is limited to 15, so sign up early.  The class is free of charge and includes a light lunch. The class is on Saturday, April 14, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Shiloh UMC.  To register contact Shiloh UMC at 406-656-0050.
It includes: 

  • Creating Journals & Photo Quilts
  • Stamp carving and Printmaking
  • Sculpture of All Types

 
SHILOH COMMUNITY GARDEN – We have a community garden.  Anyone can rent a plot for $50.00.  Please contact the office if you are interested.  We will be holding a meeting on April 19 at 6:30 pm for anyone interested in the garden and especially if you can help with the main plot that we use to raise food for local food banks. 
 
EASTER EGG  HUNT – The success of our first ever community Easter egg event can be measured many ways:  by the 342 registered children and accompanying adults that attended, by the very flexible parents who understood the situation, or perhaps by the number of “newbies” who may attend service at Shiloh for the first time after Saturday.  However, the most important measure for me is the support given by the people of Shiloh UMC, whether donating eggs/candy, serving on the committee responsible for the planning and preparation of the activities, being one of the 40 + volunteers who came Saturday for two very busy hours.  Each of you is so appreciated.  Thank you.  Peg Parker, Chair of the Children and Youth Ministries Committee.

 
 

Come join us as we partner with God!
Please visit our webpage www.ShilohBillings.church

 
 
 
 
 

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April 2018 Newsletter

Happy Easter and welcome to a time of renewal and learning in the Easter season.  We hope this newsletter finds you seeing God in your life, and for those in tough places we pray peace.

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