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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, September 15, 2019

Deeper Dive With Pastor Tyler -Where is the UMC going?

Join Pastor Tyler at 9am, between services to learn more about what is happening in the United Methodist Church, and specifically the challenges facing us as we work to understand human sexuality.  

Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for our service Sunday.
People of Shiloh,

In the past few weeks I have doing some in depth spiritual exploration.  With the death of my mother this year and the seeming pains of death or birth happening in our denominational relationships, I have found it important to deepen my spiritual keel.  One book I am reading is When the Heart Waitsby Sue Monk Kidd.  Her writing about a spiritual life transition she had later in life and her guidance for others going through such a transition are inspiring.

In one chapter, she points out that in much of American Christianity we seem to have lost an appreciation for darkness in our spiritual life.  Sharing that one of the best sermons she ever heard was on the idea that it is in darkness some of the best things in scripture begin.  Another author I know well shares that it is either darkness or chaos before new life begins.  What a profound understanding of the life of faith.  It is out of chaos that God defines creation, it is in fear and darkness that Moses discovers a burning bush to inspire him to lead his people to freedom, it is in the darkness of a tomb that resurrection springs forth from, and it is in darkness of loneliness that Jesus calls the Samaritan woman at a well to go share good news of God’s grace.  The list could continue and it would remind us that sometimes discomfort and darkness are where we need to relax into God the most.

I hope and pray that sometime in our ministry this year we all find an opportunity that helps us to experience whatever darkness we are struggling with in our life.  Then I hope as a community we are patient enough to create space for you to sit with that darkness, to let God incubate you in it, until you are ready for whatever new life God might bring you.

Enthusiastic Peace,

Pastor Tyler  #lovebillings

Our Fall Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • Noisy Offering is Sunday!! 
  • Adult Bible Study– Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15 am
  • Chime Choir Practice – Sunday at 11:15 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Sunday at 10:30 am Parents of Sunday Schooler’s meeting –Sunday after 2ndservice
  • 406 Youth United – Sunday at 3:30 -5:30 pm
  • Adult Bible Study – Monday– 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Shiloh’s Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am– 2:00 pm
  • Bookmobile –Tuesday at 12:30 – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers –Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • SUMC Book Review –Tuesday at 6 pm
  • Chime Choir Practice – Sunday, Sept. 22, at 9:15 am
  • Mission Committee Meeting – Sunday, Sept. 22, at 9:15 am

 
FALL WORSHIPThe Fall 2019 Sermon series is Faith by Numbers: Choose your own Spiritual Adventure.  This fall we will be placing scripture alongside the life of John Wesley who founded the Methodist movement.  We invite each person in the church to learn that faith changes and practices grow throughout our lives, and you can choose how you want to draw your own masterpiece of your life with God alongside you.  The series will carry us through October.
 
PARENTS’ MEETINGParents of Sunday Schooler and the Children and Youth committee will meet in the Padget Goodman Hall after church Sunday.
 
CHIME CHOIR PRACTICEChime choir will rehearse Sunday at 11:15 and Next Sunday at 9:00 am and then will play for the 10:15 am service.  
 
SHILOH UMC CHOIR– I would like to personally invite you to sing with the SUMC choir this season.  We are an open group of people who enjoy lifting our voices to enhance and guide the worship experience. Our choir members all started without knowing their part and learned by practicing Sunday mornings prior to worship. My desire for you as a choir member is that you have a beautiful learning experience, have fun (yes, we laugh plenty), and learn to read and understand music more clearly. If you have questions contact me, Dave Merkel, at dave@davemerkel.com.
 
WHERE DID YOU TRAVEL THIS SUMMER?– There are 2 maps on folding door to the Fellowship Hall.  Please mark where you travelled this summer.
 
SUMC BOOK REVIEW– The SUMC Book Review group will meet this Tuesday at 6:00 pm at the church.  We will discussWish You Happy Forever: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains”by Jenny Bowen. This novel tells the story of China’s momentous progress in its treatment of orphaned and abandoned children. Everyone is welcome to come and share your thoughts about this book.  
 
MISSIONS COMMITTEE MEETING– The Mission Committee will meetnext Sunday at 9:15 amin the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to come and see what our Mission Committee does and how they help people in our community.
 
CLIMATE STRIKE – Pastor Tyler invites us to participate in the Climate Strike here in Billings.  The Montana Interfaith Network is organizing this event. There will be a gathering to hear speakers on climate at the courthouse lawn on Monday, September 23.  Then short informational videos and conversations from 12-12:30pm at Shiloh September 24-27.  We invite you to join us as we learn how to protect God’s creation.
 
FREE STORE NEEDS– As this ministry grows so do the needs.  The 33-gallon black bags and the tall garbage bagsthat tie are desperately needed.  Winter is approaching so warm clothing, coats and boots will be in high demand.  Just be sure that they are clean, that the zippers work and that there are no stains. Your support is so needed and appreciated. 
 
NEEDED: AGING WELL COORDINATOR– We are still looking for someone to coordinate our Aging Well programs.  Training is available and you will not be on your own, Pastor Tyler and the staff will be here to help you!  Please contact Tyler or the church office if you are interested. 
 
PICTURE DIRECTORY– We will be doing a picture directory of our church family this fall… stay tuned for details. 
 
FAITH AND FILMFaith and Film would like to do a special all church movie night on Friday, September 27 at 8:00 pm. The movie is Shazam and will be shown in the Sanctuary. We hope you can join us as we start the 2019-2020 Faith and Film series. 
 
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY AT SHILOHMillions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Taking charge of your money isn’t hard with a plan!  Financial Peace University classes are Bible-based principals that help you get back on track.  Join us October 14 at 6:00 pmat Shiloh UMC to take back control of where your money goes each month.  Child care is available! We will meet weekly for 9 weeks to learn about budgeting, saving, insurance, building wealth, and more!  Sign up using this link://www.fpu.com/1100348.

If you appreciate what Shiloh does, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  Thank you for supporting our work.
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Welcome Home – Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, September 8, 2019

Welcome Home Sunday This Week
Wear bright colors and join us for a potluck after the 10:15am service.  We will be blessing our new UMCOR shed, beginning a new sermon series, and will be excited to have our choir back.  This will be a great Sunday….oh and there will be bounce houses for the kids.
Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for our service Sunday.
People of Shiloh,
 
Welcome back to Shiloh this Fall! We hope you can join us for “Welcome-Home” Sunday this week, September 8.  Wear summer colors. This will be our celebration of coming back together to begin our journey of learning and growth for the fall. The desire is to have all of Shiloh’s people gather together and experience worship as a complete community. Following our 10:15 service there will be a potluck meal, we will bless our new shed and celebrate our trustees’ great work, and there will be some great opportunities for our children to play.
 
This Sunday also begins our new sermon and study series called, Faith by Numbers: Choose your own spiritual adventure.We will be studying scripture alongside the life and teachings of John Wesley who was the beginning point of the Methodist movement. Over this series we will learn practices of faith and see how God calls all of us, big or small, young or old, wise or foolish, great or meek, poor or rich, to experience God’s grace and be a part of God’s story of salvation for the world.
 
One of my favorite John Wesley quotes is:  “When I was young I was sure of everything; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before; at present, I am hardly sure of anything but what God has revealed to me.” This reminds us that God can transform our lives at any time, and give us new insight to how to live in a sacred and whole way by charting a course with God. Come learn about the life God might be calling us all to this fall and welcome home.
 
We hope to see you this Sunday, September 8 in worship!
 
Enthusiastic Peace, 
Rev. Tyler Amundson
 
Our Fall Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • Sunday is Welcome Back Sunday!!!
  • Sunday is the Blessing of the Shed and a Potluck Lunch
  • Adult Bible Study– Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Sunday at 10:30 am
  • Adult Bible Study – Monday– 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Shiloh’s Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am– 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers –Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Committee Meetings – Thursday at 5:00 pm –Finance, 6:00 pm- SPRC    6:00 pm – Trustees and 7:00 pm – Church Council
  • Garage and Bake Sale – Saturday, September 14, at 8:00 am – 2:00pm
  • 406 Youth United –Next Sunday September 15, at 3:30 pm  – 5:30 pm

 
WORSHIP IN SEPTEMBERThe Fall 2019 Sermon series is Faith by Numbers: Choose your own Spiritual Adventure.  This fall we will be placing scripture alongside the life of John Wesley who founded the Methodist movement.  We invite each person in the church to learn that faith changes and practices grow throughout our lives, and you can choose how you want to draw your own masterpiece of your life with God alongside you.  The series will carry us through October.
 
WELCOME BACK SUNDAY!– We invite you to join us on today as we welcome everyone back to church. We will celebrate the day with a potluck lunchafter the second service.  The church will furnish the fried chicken and drinks, please bring a side dish to share.  There will be lots of activities for the kids(bounce house, singing some VBS songs, and enjoying time with their church friends), during and after worship.  We will also bless of our new UMCOR/SUMC Shed and will have information about things you can do to engage your faiththis coming year. We hope to see you there!
 
SHILOH UMC CHOIR– I would like to personally invite you to sing with the SUMC choir this season.  We are an open group of people who enjoy lifting our voices to enhance and guide the worship experience. Our choir members all started without knowing their part and learned by practicing Sunday mornings prior to worship. My desire for you as a choir member is that you have a beautiful learning experience, have fun (yes, we laugh plenty), and learn to read and understand music more clearly. If you have questions contact me, Dave Merkel, at dave@davemerkel.com.
 
WHERE DID YOU TRAVEL THIS SUMMER?– There are 2 maps on folding door to the Fellowship Hall.  Please mark where you travelled this summer.
 
 
ONE MORE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALEWe are having one morecommunity garage sale in the parking lot at Shiloh United Methodist Church onSeptember 14.  Each booth space is $10.00 which gives you 2 parking spaces.  Set up is from 6am – 8am and the sale is from 8am – 2pm. You sell your own items and keep the money you make. There are also vendor spots available and a couple of food trucks will accompany us. To register call Brenda at 256-5535 or Jen at 671-5770. Proceeds from the space rentals go the Children and Youth Programs.
 
ATTENTION ALL BAKERS!The Sunday School will be having a bake sale and lemonade stand in the church parking lot during the Community Garage Sale on September 14 from 8 am to noon.  If you love to bake and would like to donate your goodies, we would be so appreciative.  Please contact Brenda at 256-5535 to make arrangements to drop off your baked goods, if outside normal church hours.  Thank you! We hope to see you there!
 
FREE STORE FUNDRAISERAt times donations are made to the Free Store that are items the shoppers don’t want or need.  However, these may fall into the category of vintage or collectable.  Those things have been saved and now will be offered at the September 14garage sale held at SUMC.  All proceeds will be donated to the Free Store.
 
PARENTS’ MEETINGParents of Sunday Schoolers and the Children and Youth committee will meet in the Padget Goodman Hall after church on September 15.
 
FREE STORE NEEDS– As this ministry grows so do the needs.  The 33-gallon black bags and the tall garbage bagsthat tie are desperately needed.  Winter is approaching so warm clothing, coats and boots will be in high demand.  Just be sure that they are clean, that the zippers work and that there are no stains. Your support is so needed and appreciated. 
 
NEEDED:  AGING WELL COORDINATOR– We are still looking for someone to coordinate our Aging Well programs.  Training is available and you will not be on your own, Pastor Tyler and the staff will be here to help you!  Please contact Tyler or the church office if you are interested. 
 
PICTURE DIRECTORY– We will be doing a picture directory of our church family this fall… stay tuned for details. 
 
FAITH AND FILMFaith and Film would like to do a special all church movie night on Friday, September 27that 8:00 pm.  The movie is Shazam and will be shown in the Sanctuary. We hope you can join us as we start the 2019-2020 Faith and Film series. 

If you appreciate what Shiloh does, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  Thank you for supporting our work.
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Newsletter – September 2019

As we feel the changes of fall, we hope you can join us to deepen your connections to God amidst the changes in your life.  
 
Join us in September for our Fall sermon series Faith By Numbers: Choose your own Spiritual adventure.  This study will involve a journey through the life of JohnWesley and our understanding of Christianity as developed through the sense of Methodism.  
 

 

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Blessing of the Animals and Choir Director’s Corner for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019

Labor Day Weekend 
We will have one service at 9am, the blessing of the animals.  Bring a pet that is good in public or a picture of your animal and we will offer blessings for the pets in our lives.  
Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for our service Sunday.
People of Shiloh:
 
Jeremy Begbie, Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School, talks about the necessary conversation between music and theology — a two-way conversation. The SUMC Choir supports that in worship. Music has the power to engage, unify, and move individuals beyond themselves; its physiological effects on the human body are undeniable. Music is clearly in Creation and in us. I’m excited to return as choir director to help us all connect with God, one another, and God’s many attributes.

I would like to personally invite you to sing with the Shiloh UMC Choir this season. We are an open group of people who enjoy lifting our voices to enhance and guide the worship experience. Our choir members all started without knowing their part and learned by practicing Sunday mornings prior to worship. My desire for you as a choir member is that you have a beautiful learning experience, have fun (yes, we laugh plenty), and learn how to read and understand music more clearly if you don’t already know.

You won’t be required to sit with the choir the entire worship service (sit with family if you prefer), you won’t have to be in worship every single Sunday (we sing three Sundays per month), and you won’t have to make a rehearsal commitment another night each week. Rehearsals for the fall begin September 8. To participate just show up September 8 at 9:15 am and then sing with us in worship. Hit me up if you have any questions, worries, or concerns. My email is dave@davemerkel.com.
Will I see you and have you sing with the rest of us on September 8? I’m hoping so!

Dave Merkel
SUMC Choir Director
 

 
  • Sunday is Blessing of the Animals!!!
  • Sunday is Food Bank Sunday!
  • Adult Bible Study– Sunday at 8:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Shiloh’s Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Book Mobile – Tuesday at 12:30 – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers –Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Visitation Meeting –Wednesday at 11:30 am
  • Safe Sanctuary Training – Thursday at 6:00 pm
  • Free Store – Saturday at 10:00 to 12:30
  • Sept. 8 Worship Service at 8:00 and 10:15 am.
  • Sept. 8 Welcome Back Sunday Potluck at 11:30 am 
  • Sept. 8 Blessing of UMCOR Shed after second service

SAFE SANCTUARY TRAINING–Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 pm we will be holding a Safe Sanctuary Training class.  Pizza and childcare will be provided. This training is required for anyone helping with Youth Group and Sunday School. Contact Pastor Tyler for more information.
 
WELCOME BACK SUNDAY!– We invite you to join us on September 8 as we welcome everyone back to church. We will celebrate the day with a potluck lunch after the second service. The church will furnish the fried chicken and drinks, please bring a side dish to share.  There will be lots of activities for the kids (bounce house, singing some VBS songs, and enjoying time with their church friends), during and after worship.  We will also bless of our new UMCOR/SUMC Shed and will have information about things you can do to engage your faith this coming year. We hope to see you there!
 
SHILOH UMC CHOIR– I would like to personally invite you to sing with the SUMC Choir this season.  We are an open group of people who enjoy lifting our voices to enhance and guide the worship experience. Our choir members all started without knowing their part and learned by practicing Sunday mornings prior to worship. My desire for you as a choir member is that you have a beautiful learning experience, have fun (yes, we laugh plenty), and learn to read and understand music more clearly. We will start Sunday, Sept. 8 at 9:15 am. If you have questions contact me, Dave Merkel, at dave@davemerkel.com.
 
ONE MORE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALEWe are having one more community garage sale in the parking lot at Shiloh United Methodist Church onSeptember 14.  Each booth space is $10.00 which gives you 2 parking spaces.  Set up is from 6am – 8am and the sale is from 8am – 2pm. You sell your own items and keep the money you make. There are also vendor spots available and a couple of food trucks will accompany us. To register call Brenda at 256-5535 or Jen at 671-5770. Proceeds from the space rentals go the Children and Youth Programs.
 
ATTENTION ALL BAKERSThe Sunday School will be having a bake sale and lemonade stand in the church parking lot during the Community Garage Sale on September 14 from 8 am to noon.  If you love to bake and would like to donate your goodies, we would be so appreciative.  Please contact Brenda at 256-5535 to make arrangements to drop off your baked goods, if outside normal church hours.  Thank you! We hope to see you there!
 
PARENTS MEETINGParents of Sunday Schoolers and the Children and Youth committee will meet in the Padget Goodman Hall after church on September 15.
 
FREE STORE FUNDRAISERAt times donations are made to the Free Store that are items the shoppers don’t want or need.  However, these may fall into the category of vintage or collectable.  Those things have been saved and now will be offered at the September 14 garage sale held at SUMC.  All proceeds will be donated to the Free Store.
 
FREE STORE NEEDS– As this ministry grows so do the needs.  The 33-gallon black bags and the tall garbage bagsthat tie are desperately needed.  Winter is approaching so warm clothing, coats and boots will be in high demand.  Just be sure that they are clean, that the zippers work and that there are no stains.  Your support is so needed and appreciated. 
 
NEEDED:  AGING WELL COORDINATOR– We are still looking for someone to coordinate our Aging Well programs.  Training is available and you will not be on your own, Pastor Tyler and the staff will be here to help you!  Please contact Tyler or the church office if you are interested. 
 
PICTURE DIRECTORY– We will be doing a picture directory of our church family this fall… stay tuned for details. 
 
MISSING BOWLWe had a great big metal bowl under the counter in the kitchen with all the other bowls.  This bowl missing and the other bowls miss him, plus I need it when I am getting the beans ready for the soup mixes.  Award offered for his return.   

If you appreciate what Shiloh does, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  Thank you for supporting our work.
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Blessing of the Backpacks – Pastor’s Corner for Sunday August 25, 2019

Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for our service Sunday.
People of Shiloh,
 
Education has long been a centerpiece of the Methodist tradition.  Going back to John and Charles Wesley who received a strong education from their mother Susanna.  Susanna had an incredible education background for a woman in her era.  Susanna knew several languages, knew the Bible well, and passed on this vast knowledge to her children.   In Montana, Methodists have long worked for education, one great example is the founding of the college that is now Rocky Mountain College.  As Methodist people we believe that people can change the world when empowered through a good education and with the support of a Holy Spirit filled community.
 
In this spirit, it is important for us to continue learning how we can help our community support education.  The best way for us to do this is by learning to be missional and connecting with our schools. 
 
miss-ion-al
Adverb/Adjective
  1. Describing an act of sharing God’s love in the community.
  2. Existing as part of the above act.

 
Today, during worship we are going to be missional in several ways. 

  1. We are going to bless the backpacks of our students heading back to school and supplies we send to the schools.  We want our children to know that we care about their education and that we are supporting them as they learn.  
  2. Second, we will take a student offering to support students through scholarships administered by our United Methodist connection.  This shows we support people connecting with knowledge in our global community.  
  3. Finally, we will be invited to write letters to educators and staff in our schools.  A form letter can be found at http://www.shilohbillings.church/teacher-letters/

 
Grace and Peace, 
Pastor Tyler
 

Labor Day Weekend 
We will have one service at 9am, the blessing of the animals.  Bring a pet that is good in public or a picture of your animal and we will offer blessings for the pets in our lives.  
 
  • Sunday is Blessing of the back packs and school supplies!!!
  • Sunday is United Methodist Student Sunday 
  • Sunday is Soup Making after the first service
  • Adult Bible Study– Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Coffee with the Pastor –Sunday at 11:30 am
  • Safe Sanctuary Training – Monday at 6:00 pm
  • Shiloh’s Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Care Givers –Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Church Calendaring Meeting –Thursday August 28 at 6:00 pm
  • Sandwich making – Friday August 30 at noon.
  • Food Bank Sunday –September 1
  • Blessing of the Animals –Labor Day Sunday at 9:00 am (ONLY ONE SERVICE)

 
SAFE SANCTUARY TRAININGMonday, August 26 and Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 pm we will be holding a Safe Sanctuary Training class.  Pizza and child care will be provided. This training is required for anyone helping with Youth Group and Sunday school. Contact Pastor Tyler for more information.
 
CHURCH CALENDARING MEETING– If you are one of those people who plan activities at the church, we welcome you to the church calendaring meeting on Thursday night at 6:00 pm.  Bring your plans and proposed dates and let’s put them on the calendar!   
 
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALSBlessing of the animals will be next week (September 1)after the 9:00 service.  Bring your pets or a picture to worship.  We will have a blessing for them.  Even animals too big to fit inside our building can come and we will bless them outside.  There will be only 1 service that day
 
FOOD BANK SUNDAY – Food Bank Sunday is on September 1.  This is a chance to donate food to the Billings Food Bank. They can always use peanut butter, jelly, mac and cheese, pasta, canned vegetables, single serving meals, shelf milk and many other items. There is a huge need in our community to help people who have little or no food.
 
WELCOME BACK SUNDAY!– We invite you to join us on September 8as we welcome everyone back to church. We will celebrate the day with a pot luck lunch after the second service. The church will furnish the fried chicken and drinks, please bring a side dish to share.  There will be lots of activities for the kids (bounce house, singing some VBS songs, and enjoying time with their church friends), during and after worship, a blessing of our new UMCOR/SUMC Shed and information about things you can do to engage your faith this coming year. We hope to see you September 8!

SHILOH UMC CHOIR– I would like to personally invite you to sing with the SUMC Choir this season.  We are an open group of people who enjoy lifting our voices to enhance and guide the worship experience. Our choir members all started without knowing their part and learned by practicing Sunday mornings prior to worship. My desire for you as a choir member is that you have a beautiful learning experience, have fun (yes, we laugh plenty), and learn to read and understand music more clearly if you don’t already know.   We will start Sunday, Sept. 8 at 9:15 am. If you have questions contact me, Dave Merkel, at dave@davemerkel.com.
 
ONE MORE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALEWe are having one morecommunity garage sale in the parking lot at Shiloh United Methodist Church onSeptember 14.  Each booth space is $10.00 which gives you 2 parking spaces.  Set up is from 6am – 8am and the sale is from 8am – 2pm. You sell your own items and keep the money you make. There are also vendor spots available and a couple of food trucks will accompany us. To register call Brenda at 256-5535 or Jen at 671-5770. Proceeds from the space rentals go the Children and Youth Programs.
 
ATTENTION ALL BAKERSThe Sunday School will be having a bake sale and lemonade stand in the church parking lot on September 14 from 8 am to noon.  If you love to bake and would like to donate your goodies we would be so appreciative. Please contact Brenda at 256-5535 to make arrangements to drop off your baked goods if outside normal church hours. Thank you! We hope to see you there!
 
PARENTS MEETINGParents of Sunday Schoolers and the Children and Youth committee will meet in the Padget Goodman Hall after church on September 15.
 
UMCOR HYGIENE KITSIf you are still working on your UMCOR Hygiene kits at home, please turn them in by Labor Day Sunday.  The kits are scheduled to leave here right after church that day for the trip to Salt Lake.  Thank you for all your help.
 
NEEDED: AGING WELL COORDINATOR– We are still looking for someone to coordinate our Aging Well programs.  Training is available and you will not be on your own, Pastor Tyler and the staff will be here to help you!  Please contact Tyler or the church office if you are interested. 
 
CHURCH PICTURE DIRECTORY– We will be doing a picture directory of our church family this fall… stay tuned for details. 
 
MISSING BOWL –  We had a great big metal bowl under the counter with all the other bowls.  This bowl missing and the other bowls miss him, plus I need it when I am getting the beans ready for the soup mixes.  Award offered for his return.   

If you appreciate what Shiloh does, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  Thank you for supporting our work.
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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, August 18, 2019 – Praise by the Pool

This Sunday 8am Worship is at Shiloh,  10am Worship is at Rose Park for Praise by the Pool
People of Shiloh,

In August, I’m inviting you to participate in a One Month Challenge a practice of picking up new habits, and leaving behind unhelpful ones.  I invite you to go to shilohbillings.church/one-monthand print the challenge card or get one at church the next two Sundays. Then, put it somewhere you will see it and spend just a bit of time each day on your personal journey with God.  It will take commitment to build the habits, but when have we shied away from doing something hard. 
 
I find that for me new practices are hard to get going, I have to be honest I have only done our one-month challenge 1-3 days a week.  Grace in practice means doing the best you can and growing from there.  I encourage you this week to take up the challenge if you have not had a chance, and see what it does for you personally. Learning to let go of things that don’t help us, pick up new habits, ask for help, and being grateful can transform how we see God in our daily life.  Give yourself a moment to try and pick up the practice one more time this week.
 
Wherever summer has taken or will take you, I hope you will spend some part of it with us.  We’ve planned some exciting events and our quality worship experiences will continue throughout August and please mark your calendar for our Welcome Home Sunday, September 8.  Thank you again for being a part of this church family and for the gifts you’ve already given.  Each and every person adds something important to who we are.
 
Enthusiastic Peace, 


Pastor Tyler
 

We invite you to watch this video to learn more about what is coming up in worship this week. 
 
  • Adult Bible Study-Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Shiloh’s Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 – 12:00 noon
  • Bookmobile– Tuesday at 12:30 pm- 2:00 pm 
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Habitat for Humanity Day – Saturday the 24th
  • Methodist Night at the Mustangs– Saturday, 24th at 5:30 pm- please pay by Wed
  • Worship – Next Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 am
  • Blessing of the Back Packs –Aug 25, Sunday at 10:15 am
  • Noisy Offering – Aug 25, at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Soup Making Aug 25, Next Sunday at 9:00 am
  • United Methodist Student Sunday – Aug 25, Next Sunday
  • Coffee with Pastor Tyler Aug 25, Next Sunday at 11:30 am

  
 
CHURCH FINANCIAL SECRETARY NEEDED– Are you hoping for something to do when kids are back in school?  Why not consider joining the staff at SUMC as Financial Secretary? Can you email, text and balance a checkbook?  Great! You may be just the person Shiloh is looking for.  The position is part-time – approximately 5 hours on Monday morning.  The position requires basic skills such as data entry.  Any bookkeeping or accounting skills would be helpful. Training will be provided.  A monthly staff meeting is part of this role.  Please submit a resume and letter of interest to PastorTyler@shilohbillings.church or contact the office 656-0050 to learn more.
 
METHODIST NIGHT AT THE MUSTANGSSaturday, August 24 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm will be Methodist Night at the Mustangs. This is a Billings City-Wide Methodist Event.  The cost is $18.00 per person (ages 13 and older) or $13.00 per child (ages 3-12). This includes: game admission and all-you-can-eat buffet @ the Pepsi Pavilion before the start of the game. There will be Pepsi products, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, brats, salads and chips. There will also be fellowship with all 5 Billings United Methodist Churches.  Checks need to be into the church office no later than the 21stof August.  We hope to see you at the ball game!!!
 
SCHOOL SUPPLIES – The Missions Committee is asking for school supplies for the schools we support.  There is a list on the table in the entryway of the supplies needed by Big Sky School and Meadowlark School.  Please have supplies here by August 25.  Thank you.
 
SAFE SANCTUARY TRAININGMonday, August 26 and Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 pm we will be holding a Safe Sanctuary Training class.  Pizza and child care will be provided. This training is required for anyone helping with Youth Group and Sunday school. Contact Pastor Tyler for more information.
 
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALSBlessing of the animals will be on Sunday, September 1after the 9:00 service.  Bring your pets or a picture to worship.  We will have a blessing for them.  Even animals too big to fit inside our building can come and we will bless them outside.  There will be only 1 service that day
 
WELCOME BACK KIDS DAY WITH POTLUCK!–We will be having a celebration on September 8as we kick off our 2019-2020 Adventures with God Sunday School.  The kids will be playing in a bouncy house, singing some VBS songs, and enjoying time with their church friends.  Jen and Brenda are super excited to kick off another great year and see where our Adventures with God will lead us.  The church will provide fried chicken.  Please bring a dish to share.  If you have questions please contact Brenda Longin at 256-5535 or brendalongin@hotmail.com.  SEE YOU THERE!
 
ONE MORE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALEWe are having one morecommunity garage sale in the parking lot at Shiloh United Methodist Church onSeptember 14.  Each booth space is $10.00 which gives you 2 parking spaces.  Set up is from 6am – 8am and the sale is from 8am – 2pm. You sell your own items and keep the money you make. There are also vendor spots available and a couple of food trucks will accompany us. To register call Brenda at 256-5535 or Jen at 671-5770. Proceeds from the space rentals go the Children and Youth Programs.
 
ATTENTION ALL BAKERSThe Sunday School will be having a bake sale and lemonade stand in the church parking lot on September 14 from 8 am to noon.  If you love to bake and would like to donate your goodies we would be so appreciative. Please contact Brenda at 256-5535 to make arrangements to drop off your baked goods if outside normal church hours. Thank you! We hope to see you there!
 
PARENTS MEETINGParents of Sunday Schoolers and the Children and Youth committee will meet in the Padget Goodman Hall after church on September 15.
 
SEWING TEACHER AND QUILTER NEEDEDThe Women’s Shelter has a sewing room but they have no one to teach the women how to sew.  The shelter manager would love any support they can get because the women love learning to sew.  If you are interested, you can contact either the volunteer coordinator at the shelter or the shelter manager at the Women’s Shelter. Also, if you quilt, we have all the pieces for another Shiloh UMC hand quilt.  If you can help, please contact the office.  

 
If you appreciate what Shiloh does, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  Thank you for supporting our work.
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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, August 11, 2019

People of Shiloh:
4 years ago I shared this prayer from Pastor Kelly Addy of Bigfork UMC, following a shooting at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.  With the recent shootings in our country, it seems we have not gotten any closer to finding a way to escape this violence.  I pray we say this prayer again, to remind us that our prayers need to call us to change those things that are continuing to create an opportunity for these awful events to continue.  May this prayer embody our sorrow and our need for God at this moment.
 
Dear Lord,
We come to you as your children, seeking your wisdom and patience in the midst of our bewilderment. You have made humankind so magnificently and so powerfully, but we lose our way before we can arrive at the kind of love with which you made us. We know it is there because we are the work of your hands and we ask your gentle hand to guide us to it and place it at the center of all things and nations, and races and peoples.
 
We gathered to learn of the riches of your abundant love, which overcomes all the violence the world, can muster. And then shots rang out across this great land of hope and freedom, infecting people with fear and suspicion.
 
We turn to you and to you alone, as we cry out once again that we are love because you are love and we are from you. How can anyone hope to love anyone if they do not love everyone? How can anyone seek to overcome darkness with darkness? How can anyone hate anyone without hating everyone?
 
Turn our hearts to neither the left nor the right, but only to you. We read your Word and hear your love in it even when people in (California, Ohio and Texas are dying for it.)
 
We lift up those people who have died, may their names be reminders of the need for us to change our world.
 
We pray for peace. We lift up those who suffer violence anywhere in the world and we do not look down on them, but up to you.
 
Give us your peace. Give us your love. Give us your will, abundantly as we trudge onward and upward and homeward together to you.
 
And when we go back into the world from this place may our light so shine that other would see the Christ in us and be led in the Way, by the Truth, to the Life Everlasting. Amen.
 
As we enter this next week, I invite us to hold this prayer in our hearts.  May our life be a prayer that our world might see a day when racial violence, mass shootings and systemic hatred are no more.  
 
Grace and Peace, 
Pastor Tyler
Reminder that on Sunday August 18, next Sunday we have a regular 8am service at Shiloh.  Our second service is at Rose Park at 10am, Praise by the Pool.
We invite you to watch this video to learn more about what is coming up in worship this week. 
The United Methodist Church has been in upheaval over understandings of Human Sexuality.  I invite you as Pastor to watch this video by Lovett H. Weems Jr. who is the director of the Lewis Center for Leadership at Wesley Seminary.  It is the best overview of our current challenges I have seen.  
Click Here to View the Video – https://www.churchleadership.com/news/whats-next-for-the-united-methodist-church/
-Pastor Tyler
 
Adult Bible Study-Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
Deeper Dive: “US Immigration Stories”– Sunday at 9:00 am
UMCOR Hygiene Kit Assembly – Grace UMC Monday at 6:00 pm
Shiloh’s Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 – 12:00 noon 
Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
Bible Study in the Park: Church Stories – Wednesday at 6:30 pm
Free Store – Saturday, August 17, at 10:00 am- 12:30 pm
Adult Bible Study –Next Sundayat 9:00 am
Worship – Next Sunday at 8:00 at SUMC and at 10:00 at Rose Park Pool

WORSHIP SERIES – The summer worship services are diving deeply into the scripture, to understand how we use it in our spiritual practice and to open us to the divine love God promised through Christ. Pastor Tyler encourages everyone to get a copy of Inspired by Rachel Held Evans to follow along in this series. 
 
PRAISE BY THE POOL– Next SundayAugust 18that 10:00 am, we will have Praise by the Pool with EUMC and Grace UMC, at Rose Park. Please bring a long a chair, and a snack to share for fellowship after the service.  Don’t forget your swim gear if you want to go swimming after the service. We will hold the 8:00 am service at the church.  There will be no 10:15 service at the church on that day, August 18.
 
UMCOR HYGIENE KITSSince UMCOR Hygiene kits cannot be taken to the U.S. Government holding centers, we are distributing UMCOR Hygiene kits at transitional shelters along the US-Mexico border.  More hygiene kits are needed!  There is a list of the items and a sample kit on the table in the lobby. Everything can be bought at the Dollar store. There are also instructions on how to assemble these kits. Please bring your assembled kits, or just bring the items for kit(s) to the church and we will get them to the UMCOR Depot in Salt Lake City.  Another way to help is packing hygiene kits. If you want to join other Methodists around Billings come to Grace UMC Tomorrow(August 12) at 6 pm. Bring a potluck dish and supplies for hygiene kits.    
 
CHURCH FINANCIAL SECRETARY NEEDED – Are you hoping for something to do when kids are back in school?  Why not consider joining the staff at SUMC as Financial Secretary? Can you email, text and balance a checkbook?  Great! You may be just the person Shiloh is looking for.  The position is part-time.  Approximately 5 hours on Monday morning.  The position requires basic skills such as data entry.  Any bookkeeping or accounting skills would be helpful. Training will be provided.  A monthly staff meeting is part of this role.  Please submit a resume and letter of interest to PastorTyler@shilohbillings.church or contact the office 656-0050 to learn more.
 
METHODIST NIGHT AT THE MUSTANGS –Saturday, August 24 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm will be Methodist Night at the Mustangs.  This is a Billings City-Wide Methodist Event.  The cost is $18.00 per person (ages 13 and older) or $13.00 per child (ages 3-12).  This includes: game admission and all-you-can-eat buffet @ the Pepsi Pavilion before the start of the game.  There will be Pepsi products, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, brats, salads and chips. There will also be fellowship with all 5 Billings United Methodist Churches. Checks need to be into the church office no later than the 21stof August.  We hope to see you at the ball game!!!
 
ONE MORE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALEWe are having one more community garage sale in the parking lot at Shiloh United Methodist Church on September 14.  Each booth space is $10.00 which gives you 2 parking spaces.  Set up is from 6am – 8am and the sale is from 8am – 2pm. You sell your own items and keep the money you make. There are also vendor spots available and a couple of food trucks will accompany us. To register call Brenda at 256-5535 or Jen at 671-5770.  There is a clipboard on the “Volunteer for Shiloh” table and volunteers are needed at the garage sale to work 2-hour shifts from 6 am to 3:00 pm.
 
SEWING TEACHER AND QUILTER NEEDEDThe Women’s Shelter has a sewing room but they have no one to teach the women how to sew.  The shelter manager would love any support they can get because the women love learning to sew.  If you are interested, you can contact either the volunteer coordinator at the shelter or the shelter manager at the Women’s Shelter. Also, if you quilt, we have all the pieces for another Shiloh UMC hand quilt.  If you can help, please contact the office.   
 
NEW FREE STORE PARTNERSHIPA new thrift shop has opened at the corner of Minnesota and South 30thStreet.  The name is Gratitude in Action, whose “goal is to fund Recovery and Sober Living by creating a Community that empowers men and women to become self-supporting.”  The Free Store’s partnership with them will provide a venue where their shoppers can purchase furniture at a reduced cost by showing their Free Store identification card. If you have furniture to donate, consider this location!  Many thanks for the continuing support for this important ministry. Please do not bring any furniture to SUMC or to EUMC.
 
SCHOOL SUPPLIESThe Missions Committee is asking for school supplies for the 2 schools we support. There is a list on the table in the entryway of the supplies needed by Big Sky School and Meadowlark School. Please have the supplies here by August 25th. Thank you.
 

 
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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, August 4, 2019

Please Join Us – August 8 from 6-7pm

Our District Superintendent Deborah Christine is meeting with us August 8 from 6-7 pm as a congregation to hear from us about what is going well in ministry, discuss the challenges facing the larger UMC and to be present with us as one of the people who prays for us and asks God direction for us as people called Methodists. The District Superintendent oversees and supports churches in their region by helping assign/appoint pastoral leadership.

People of Shiloh,
 
We run on your faithfulness!!
Thank you so much for being part of the Shiloh United Methodist Church community. In the 22 months I’ve been blessed to be your Pastor, it is remarkable to me how much we have done to help share the gospel with our community.  Additionally, I am thankful for how many of you have supported me and my family. This is truly a special church that knows how to care for one another and cares about our community.
 
If you find yourself away from us for part of August, please know you can stay connected with us.  The best way is through our Podcasts.  These are audio recordings of the Sunday morning message.  You can listen from your phone, tablet or computer by visiting shilohbilling.church/sermonslisten/.    
 
I believe my most important job is to help people on their faith journey. In August, I’m inviting you to participate in a One Month Challenge a practice of picking up new habits, and leaving behind unhelpful ones.  I invite you to go to shilohbillings.church/one-monthand print the challenge card or get one at church the next two Sundays. Then, put it somewhere you will see it and spend just a bit of time each day on your personal journey with God. It will take commitment to build the habits, but when have we shied away from doing something hard. 
 
Wherever summer has taken or will take you, I hope you will spend some part of it with us.  We’ve planned some exciting events and our quality worship experiences will continue throughout August and please mark your calendar for our Welcome Home Sunday, September 8.  Thank you again for being a part of this church family and for the gifts you’ve already given.  Each and every person adds something important to who we are.
 
Enthusiastic Peace, 
Pastor Tyler
We invite you to watch this video to learn more about what is coming up in worship this week. 
The United Methodist Church has been in upheaval over understandings of Human Sexuality.  I invite you as Pastor to watch this video by Lovett H. Weems Jr. who is the director of the Lewis Center for Leadership at Wesley Seminary.  It is the best overview of our current challenges I have seen.  
Click Here to View the Video – https://www.churchleadership.com/news/whats-next-for-the-united-methodist-church/
-Pastor Tyler
 
SUNDAY IS FOOD BANK SUNDAY !!
Adult Bible Study-Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
Deeper Dive: “Fish/Gospel/Resistance Stories ”– Sunday at 9:00 am
Bookmobile-Tuesday at 12:30 pm- 2:00 pm
Visitation Team –Tuesday at 12:30 pm 
Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
Trustees– Wednesday at 6:00pm
Bible Study in the Park: Fish Stories – Wednesday at 6:30 pm
All Church Meeting with DS Deborah Christine –Thursday at 6:00-7:00 pm
Welcoming Training– Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Community Garage Sale –Saturday, August 10 at 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

WORSHIP SERIES – The summer worship services are diving deeply into the scripture, to understand how we use it in our spiritual practice and to open us to the divine love God promised through Christ. Pastor Tyler encourages everyone to get a copy of Inspired by Rachel Held Evans to follow along in this series. 
 
A DEEPER DIVE WITH PASTOR TYLER– This Sundayat9:00 am, Pastor Tyler will hold a “Deeper Dive” discussion on Fish/Gospel/Resistance Stories from the bible.
 
BIBLE STUDY IN THE PARK– Join Pastor Tyler, Pastor Sarah and Pastor Wendy for a Bible Study in Rose Park, Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm.  Our backup site for inclement weather is Mazevo Coffee on 8thand Grand. We are using Inspired by Rachel Held Evans.  There are activities for children, so adults can enjoy the study.  The study is held Wednesdays (August 7, 14).  We request an RSVP to know how many adults plan to attend and if kids are coming. 
 
DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT MEETINGOur District Superintendent, Deborah Christine, will meet with us on Thursday, August 8thfrom 6-7 pm as a congregation to hear from us about what is going well in ministry, discuss challenges facing the larger UMC and to just be present with us.  The District Superintendent oversees and supports churches in their region by helping assign/appoint/support pastoral leadership and congregations.
 
WELCOMING TRAINING – CHURCH/FROM SCREEN-TO-DOORAre you looking for a quick two day practical experience for your church to learn how to help people connect to you from their computer/phone/tablet screen to the door of the church?  Hosted by SUMC, this training will be streamed from Colorado on August 9 and 10 from 9am – 3pm.  We hope you can join us for this great learning experience.
 
COMMUNITY GARAGE SALESDo you have items to sale and want lots of traffic? We are having community garage sales in the parking lot at Shiloh United Methodist Church on, August 10 and September 14. Each booth space is $10.00 which gives you 2 parking spaces.  Set up is from 6am – 8am and the sale is from 8am – 2pm. You sell your own items and keep the money you make. There are also vendor spots available and a couple of food trucks will accompany us. To register call Brenda at 256-5535 or Jen at 671-5770.  There is a clipboard on the “Volunteer for Shiloh” table and volunteers are needed at the next 2 garage sales to work from 6–10 am to open the church, check people in and show them where to set up and 10 am-2:00 pm someone to sit at the Shiloh table and answer questions and will be there at the end to make sure everyone cleans up their area and that the church is locked up before leaving.
 
METHODIST NIGHTAT THE MUSTANGS –Saturday, August 24 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pmwill be Methodist Night at the Mustangs.  This is a Billings City-Wide Methodist Event.  The cost is $18.00 per person (ages 13 and older) or $13.00 per child (ages 3-12).  This includes: game admission and all-you-can-eat buffet @ the Pepsi Pavilion before the start of the game.  There will be Pepsi products, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, brats, salads and chips. There will also be fellowship with all 5 Billings United Methodist Churches.  Checks need to be into the church office no later than the 21stof August. We hope to see you at the ball game!!!
 
UMCOR HYGIENE KITSSince UMCOR Hygiene kits cannot be taken to the U.S. Government holding centers, we are distributing UMCOR Hygiene kits at transitional shelters along the US-Mexico border.  More hygiene kits are needed!  There is a list of the items and a sample kit on the table in the lobby.  Everything can be bought at the Dollar store. There are also instructions on how to assemble these kits.  Please bring your assembled kits, or just bring the items for kit(s) to the church and we will get them to the UMCOR Depot in Salt Lake City.  Another way to help is packing hygiene kits. If you want to join other Methodists around Billings come to Grace UMC August 12 at 6 pm. Bring a potluck dish and supplies for hygiene kits.    
 
SEWING TEACHER AND QUILTER NEEDEDThe Women’s Shelter has a sewing room but they have no one to teach the women how to sew.  The shelter manager would love any support they can get because the women love learning to sew.  If you are interested, you can contact either the volunteer coordinator at the shelter or the shelter manager at the Women’s Shelter. Also, if you quilt, we have all the pieces for another Shiloh UMC hand quilt.  If you can help, please contact the office.   
 
If you appreciate what Shiloh does, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at https://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  Thank you for supporting our work.
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Newsletter – August 2019

 
People of Shiloh,

We run on your faithfulness!!

Thank you so much for being part of the Shiloh United Methodist Church community. In the 22 months I’ve been blessed to be your Pastor, it is remarkable to me how much we have done to help share the gospel with our community. Additionally, I am thankful for how many of you have supported me and my family. This is truly a special church that knows how to care for one another and cares about our community.

If you find yourself away from us for part of August, please know you can stay connected with us. The best way is through our Podcasts. These are audio recordings of the Sunday morning message. You can listen from your phone, tablet or computer by visiting shilohbilling.church/sermonslisten/.   

I believe my most important job is to help people on their faith journey. In August, I’m inviting you to participate in a One Month Challenge a practice of picking up new habits, and leaving behind unhelpful ones.  I invite you to go to shilohbillings.church/one-month and print the challenge card or get one at church the next two Sundays. Then, put it somewhere you will see it and spend just a bit of time each day on your personal journey with God. It will take commitment to build the habits, but when have we shied away from doing something hard?

Wherever summer takes you, I hope you will spend some part of it with us. We’ve planned some exciting events and our quality worship experiences will continue throughout August.  Please mark your calendar for our Welcome Home Sunday, September 8. Thank you again for being a part of this church family and for the gifts you’ve already given. Each and every person adds something important to who we are.

Enthusiastic Peace,
Rev. Tyler Amundson  #LoveBillings
 
 

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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, July 28, 2019

Today’s message is from Joni Oswald one of the leaders in our congregation. I am thankful for her message and her leadership to help us follow God’s call here at Shiloh.  I pray you take the time to read her message.  
-Pastor Tyler
Greetings People of Shiloh:
 
This year marks my third year at Shiloh UMC and my first as a new leader of the Welcoming Team.  When Pastor Tyler enthusiastically approached me about this opportunity, I of course, thought that I was too “new” to the church and didn’t know everything I should know to be successful. Sounded kind of hard too.  My first inclination was to say NO! Sound familiar? 
 
There are stories in our Bible about many leaders who thought they just didn’t have the skills needed to take on something new and maybe something scary.  God makes it easy for us. “Follow Me”. “Trust me”. “I will not forsake you, ever”. Have a little faith, will ya?
 
Pastor Tyler provided me with a lot of reading material, encouragement and asked me to pray about the position before making the decision.  We met several times and after prayer and reflection, I said yes and feel so blessed to be a part of this Welcoming Team.  
 
What an important role a Pastor has as a counselor and educator and in my case, a cheerleader.  Just one of many responsibilities necessary to lead a church. I am thankful that we have a Pastor who looks outside the box and finds opportunity in the many challenges we are facing in our world, our church and our denomination.  Pastor Tyler challenges our thinking and asks the hard questions about the present and future of Shiloh.    
 
We have the opportunity to thrive in these times of challenge and change by loving God and one another.    “If God is for us, who can be against us?”  Romans: 8:31 
 
The vision statement for Shiloh is, “Peace, Hope, Love, Joy – Every One, Every Day, Every Where.”  People of Shiloh, this is how we show the world and each other how to live in Christ.  God is calling You-Say YES!! 
 
Blessings to You and Yours, Joni Oswald
 
We invite you to watch this video to learn more about what is coming up in worship this week. 
 
Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
Deeper Dive: “What’s Happening to UMC?”– Sunday at 9:00 am
Family Day at Oasis Waterpark – Sunday at 2:00pm
Front Office Closed – Monday
Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
Free Store – Saturday at 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Food Bank Sunday– Next Sunday
 

 

BLOOD DRIVE– Thank you to everyone who came out to donate blood.  Our next drive will be October 1.  
 
WORSHIP IN JULY – The summer worship services are diving deeply into the scripture, to understand how we use it in our spiritual practice and to open us to the divine love God promised through Christ. Pastor Tyler encourages everyone to get a copy of Inspired by Rachel Held Evans to follow along in this series. 
 
FAMILY DAY AT OASIS WATER PARK– Join us Sunday at 2:00 pm for family fun at the Oasis Waterpark in the Heights. If you are available, we would LOVE to see you there.  No need to sign-up, just gather the family and show up at the waterpark. 
 
FRONT OFFICE CLOSURE– The Front Office of the church will be closed on July 29.  If you need to get into the church that morning, please ring the bell and someone will let you in.  
 
A DEEPER DIVE WITH PASTOR TYLER– Next Sundayat9:00 am, Pastor Tyler will hold a “Deeper Dive” discussion on “Fish/Gospel/Resistance Stories from the bible.
 
BIBLE STUDY IN THE PARK– Join Pastor Tyler, Pastor Sarah and Pastor Wendy for a Bible Study in Rose Park, Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm.  Our backup site for inclement weather is Mazevo Coffee on 8thand Grand. We will be using Inspired by Rachel Held Evans.  There will be activities for children, so adults can enjoy the study. Study will be held,Wednesday (August 7, 14).  We request an RSVP to know how many adults plan to attend and if kids are coming. The study books we purchased are all gone now. 
 
WELCOMING TRAINING – CHURCH/FROM SCREEN-TO-DOOR –Are you looking for a quick two day practical experience for your church to learn how to help people connect to you from their computer/phone/tablet screen to the door of the church.  Hosted by SUMC, this training will be streamed in from Colorado on August 9 and 10 from 9am – 3pm.  We hope you can join us for this great learning experience.

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALESDo you have items to sale and want lots of traffic? We are having community garage sales in the parking lot at Shiloh United Methodist Church on, August 10 and September 14. Each booth space is $10.00 which gives you 2 parking spaces.  Set up is from 6am – 8am and the sale is from 8am – 2pm. You sell your own items and keep the money you make. There are also vendor spots available and a couple of food trucks will accompany us. To register call Brenda at 256-5535 or Jen at 671-5770.  There is a clipboard on the “Volunteer for Shiloh” table and volunteers are needed at the next 2 garage sales to work from 6am – 10 am to open the church, check people in and show them where to set up and 10-2:00 pm someone to sit at the Shiloh table and answer questions and will be there at the end to make sure everyone cleans up their area and that the church is locked up before leaving.
 
METHODIST NIGHTAT THE MUSTANGS –Saturday, August 24 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pmwill be Methodist Night at the Mustangs.  This is a Billings City-Wide Methodist Event.  The cost is $18.00 per person (ages 13 and older) or $13.00 per child (ages 3-12).  This includes: game admission, all you can eat buffet @ the Pepsi Pavilion, before the start of the game.  There will be Pepsi products, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, brats, salads and chips. There will also be fellowship with all 5 Billings United Methodist Churches.  Checks need to be into the church office no later than the 21stof August. We hope to see you at the ball game!!!
 
UMCOR HYGIENE KITSSince UMCOR Hygiene kits cannot be taken to the U.S. Government holding centers, we are distributing UMCOR Hygiene kits at transitional shelters along the US-Mexico border.  In the last 3 months, UMCOR delivered 46,128 hygiene kits to six church-run transitional shelters.  More hygiene kits are needed!  There is a list of the items and a sample kit on the table in the lobby.  Everything can be bought at the Dollar store. There are also instructions on how to assemble these kits.  Please bring your assembled kits to the church and we will get them to the UMCOR Depot in Salt Lake City.  If you are interested in sponsoring this project, let us know.   
 
SEWING TEACHER AND QUILTER NEEDEDThe Women’s Shelter has a sewing room but they have no one to teach the women how to sew.  The shelter manager would love any support they can get because the women love learning to sew.  If you are interested, you can contact either the volunteer coordinator at the shelter or the shelter manager at the Women’s Shelter. Also, if you can quilt, we have all the pieces for another Shiloh UMC hand quilt.  If you can help, please contact the office.   
 
STROKE CAMP– There will be a Weekend Retreat for Stroke Survivors and Their Caregivers on September 20-22, 2019at Rock Creek Resort in Red Lodge.  This retreat is sponsored by United Stroke Alliance and St. Vincent Healthcare, Neurosciences & Spine Center.
 
If you appreciate what Shiloh does, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at https://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  Thank you for supporting our work.
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