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Generosity Corner – October 14, 2018

We hope you will join us for our annual Harvest Dinner served at Lunch time on October 14thafter second service.  The church will furnish the turkey, ham and mashed potatoes.  Please bring a fall harvest side dish or dessert to share. We will hope you all will join us for a great food and a wonderful time of fellowship.  
 
Watch Our Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
  Aging does not need to be hidden or denied, but can be understood, affirmed and experienced as a process of growth by which the mystery of life is slowly revealed to us.
– Henri Nouwen  

This is the second in our Generosity Corner series, to share where the listening sessions conducted in the summer of 2017 have resulted in ministry from our church.  I encourage you to read last week’s message for more information on how these insights were gathered.
 
One primary desire from our community was to serve people “like us.”  In other words, people knew we were a community of people who are on the “older” end of the age spectrum and we hope our church can offer something to those challenges they are facing.  Listening to this desire and also recognizing that many of our neighbors fit this profile, I have spent the last year as your pastor learning intimately the challenges, hopes and fears of people who are in the second half of their life.  The journey has been an amazing journey that has brought connections to all sorts of people in our community, seeking to do the same kind of ministry and work.  
 
In this spirit we have launched our Aging Well program.  Designed to “enrich the gift of growing older.”  Last year we had a series of experimental lunches offering learning on a variety of topics around aging, and working to form a community of people interested in learning together.  It was a success, and this year we are continuing these programs.  We invite you to join us this week to see what “Aging Well” is all about.  On Wednesday, Oct. 17, we will have a lunch and learn time on nutrition.  This program will be sponsored by one of our missional partners, Highgate Senior Living, who is providing the lunch and program. Please come join us, no matter your age. 
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler

Scripture for Study – Luke 15:11-32

 
Our study series for October is all about learning what generosity can do for us as a spiritual practice.  Join us for worship to learn more.
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

  • 3rdGraders will get Bibles Sunday! 
  • Harvest Lunch – Sunday after 2nd service
  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 am 
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • 406 Youth United– Sunday at 4:00 pm 
  • Faith & Film – Sunday at 5:30 pm
  • Children’s & Youth Ministries- Monday at 5:30 pm
  • Adult Bible Study – Monday at 6:00 pm
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Bookmobile– Tuesday at 12:30 pm 
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Messy Church– Tuesday at 5:30 pm
  • Aging Well – Nutrition and Healthy Choices– Wednesday at Noon
  • Worship Next Sunday – 8:00 and 10:15 am
  • Usher Training and Noisy Offering are both next Sunday

CHOIR PRACTICE– Choir practice will be held today and the 28th at 9:00 am.  The choir will sing for us those days at the 10:15 service. Everyone is welcome to join the choir and sing with Dave Merkel directing.
 
ANNUAL HARVEST LUNCHWe hope you will join us for our annual Harvest Dinner servedright after 2ndservice today.  The church is furnishing the turkey, ham and mashed potatoes.  Please bring a fall harvest side dish or dessert to share. We will hope you will join us for a great food and a wonderful time of fellowship.  There will be a Free Will Offering.
 
FAITH & FILMThe Faith and Film feature is ALL SAINTS. This movie is based on an inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor, Michael Spurlock (John Corbett). Bring a friend, a snack, or just yourself. Please join us Tonight at 5:30 pm.
 
CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRIES– Children and Youth Ministries will be having meeting on Tomorrow, Monday, October 15th, at 5:30 pmabout Trunk or Treat festivities.
 
MESSY CHURCH– Messy Church is held every Tuesday at 5:30 pm at the church.  This is family-friendly worship with a light meal and activities.  Please sign-up in the Lobby for preparing Messy Church meals for this community outreach ministry. 
 

AGING WELL– The AGING WELL series will be starting again on Wednesday, October 17that 12 noon to 1:30 pm. The first class will be about Nutrition, Healthy Choices. Lunch will be served.  RSVP’s would be appreciated but are not mandatory.  Please call at (406) 656-0050; liz@shilohbillings.church.
 
USHER TRAINING – NEXT SUNDAY– We are SO thankful for our ushers!  Liz and Pam will hold a short usher training after each service next week. There have been some changes recently and we want everyone to be comfortable performing this crucial task. If you can’t attend, there will be instruction sheets available upon request.    
 
SLEEPING BAGS AND WHITE SOCKS NEEDED!– During October, the Missions Team will be collecting money for sleeping bags for the HUB and Free Store. The bags are $44 each.  Please make the notation on the memo line of your check or envelope.  The HUB also needs white socks. There’s a container in the Fellowship Hall for those. Thank you for your support!
 
CONTRIBUTUON STATEMENTS– Your contribution statements are ready for you to pick up from your mail slot on the table in the entry way.  If you have any questions regarding your statement, please call the church office at 656-0050. To locate your statements and any other mail that may be waiting for you, look in the slot with the first letter of your last name.  Shiloh UMC continues to be a generous congregation and we thank you for your support.
 
FREE STOREOctober means winter clothing and winter bedding needs increase.  As the temperature turns colder, these items are in high demand so all donations are welcome.  Due to storage issues, please do not donate summer clothes.  Thanks for making this ministry so successful.
 
TRUNK OR TREATOne of our on-going goals is to increase the number  young families attending Shiloh.  The annual Trunk or Treat event is an excellent outreach effort that provides an opportunity for others to become familiar with us. We would like a parking lot full of cars giving out candy from 5 pm to 8 pm on Halloween.  If you would like more information, please let Peg know (690-6370). There is a signup sheet on the easel. Come and join the fun!  We can also use donations of wrapped candy and rinsed out 1 gal. milk jugs. Thank you for your help.
 
VETERANS– If you are a Veteran and served your country, please indicate on the friendship pad this morning.  Thank you.
 
PRAYER VIGIL– SUMC’s Prayer team will be sponsoring a Prayer Vigil on Friday November 2nd.  The church will be open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. We all have hope that our Country will come together in peace and harmony and with the election on November 6th, we felt this would be a good time to come into a peaceful setting and lift up your concerns and hopes to God. So please stop in, have a moment of prayer, and light a candle.   

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Thank you for your generosity!

October 8, 2018
 
People of Shiloh,
 
What an honor it is to serve alongside you in the Billings community and support our work sharing the peace, love, hope, and joy of Christ with everyone, everyday, everywhere.  Over the last year, we have worked hard at following God’s call to serve our community and grow in our faith.  One of my favorite moments is when 400+ showed up in our building for our Easter Egg hunt.  Even though we had no idea God would send us that many people, I watched the people of Shiloh shift into hospitality worthy of a church.  Members ran to get more candy for eggs, people stepped up to help guide the crowd, and the community returned the generosity by celebrating the bounce house we placed in our sanctuary, “Did you see that church move the chairs in their worship space to let people have fun?”
 
This month in worship, we are exploring what it means to be a “Generous Church.”  We hope to share how Shiloh is generous with our resources in supporting our community, in growing disciples and in sharing the gospel.  Enclosed in this envelope you will find a breakdown of how we hope to use our financial resources in 2019. Also on that sheet, you will see a graph of how I spend my time working as a community Christian leader on Shiloh’s behalf.  Our hope is that tools like these will help exemplify how your generous gifts support our work as Shiloh. 
 
Thank you for the gifts you have already given to help make our ministry possible.  Without your generous gifts we could not do the work we do, and invest in a future where God’s love will be more known here and around the world.  My hope, as your pastor, is that you gain two things from this season of generosity and learning:  1. That you find at least one skill that supports you in knowing what abundance is, and how you can share that abundance in the world, and 2. That you will find one new way to connect to God as you practice generosity.  
 
During this season, we invite you to participate in the following ways:
 
  1. Our sermon series will be available in worship each week at 8:00 and 10:15 Sunday mornings, online at ShilohBillings.Church, and through our app that can be downloaded from our website.  We invite you to join us each week by being present or listening in.

 

  1. Each week we will publish our “Generosity Corner” where I will share how your work as a congregation, and how listening to Shiloh’s hopes has shaped how we have organized our work as a church.  To sign up to receive these messages by email please go to shilohbillings.church/church-updates/or find it in the bulletin.

 

  1. In worship each week there will be a video from one of our congregation members sharing “Why they give to Shiloh?” and “Why they are excited for Shiloh’s future?”

 

  1. We have two events during this season.  These are in response to congregational feedback over the last year.  They are designed to reach our existing congregation and to reach families.  Please choose the one that best fits you, or both. And please invite a friend who doesn’t go to Shiloh.
    1. Aging Well: Nutrition and Healthy Choices – October 17 at Noon.  Highgate Senior Living is going to bring a program called Lunch & Learn: Nutrition and Healthy choices, a free lunch will be included.  We will be learning about how to make healthy eating choices as we grow older, and some tips and tricks on how to do it.  They will even feed us good tasting, healthy food.
    2. Messy Church – October 23 at 5:30pm.  Messy Church is a worldwide church style that is bringing families back to church.  It allows kids and parents/grandparents/guardians to worship together, pray together, and eat together.  We are holding Messy Church every week and would love for you to join us, to learn about it, and see if there is someone in your life to invite to Messy Church.

 

  1. We invite you to practice generosity and let go of household items by donating them to the United Methodist FreeStore on October 21st.  October means winter clothing and winter bedding needs increase.  As the temperatures turn colder, these items are in high demand so all donations are welcome.  

 

  1. On October 28th, we will send you home with a piece of Shiloh, and invite you to bring the enclosed pledge card to worship with you.  We will consecrate these cards and all our gifts as a way of recognizing God’s abundance for our church.

 
You are part of all this gospel work and I hope you continue your commitment to the exciting ministry that is Shiloh.
 
Enclosed you will find a commitment card for 2019.  Please take some time to prayerfully consider your commitment to our good work.  We ask that you return your pledge cards by October 28thon our final generosity Sunday.  You can place these cards in the offering plate, mail them or fill them out online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/.
 

Enthusiastic Shalom,                                                          In Support,
Rev. Tyler Amundson                                                         Susan Hathaway, Finance Chair
 

 
Shiloh United Methodist Church 2019 Narrative Budget:

Ministry & Missions Work    $    7,815      3.76%
Includes: Sunday Schools, Youth Group, Social Activities, Missions Work, Visitation Ministry, Worship Planning and Environment  
         
Church Operations    $    9,000      4.33%
Includes: Advertising, Office Supplies, Postage, Phone and Internet, Computer Programs and Upkeep, Copier            

Congregational Support    $  67,222    32.32%
Includes: Personnel costs for supporting people following Jesus Christ with discipleship, education, age level ministry and worship design  
         
Leadership Development    $ 17,663      8.49%
Includes: Personnel costs for supporting staff, lay leadership and others in sustaining our ministries       
 
Counseling and Care    $ 17,195      8.27%
Includes:  Personnel costs for time in prayer with members of the congregation, supporting baptisms, weddings, funerals, and counseling in times of crisis            

Support to UMC/Interfaith Activities    $   9,592      4.61%

Includes: Personnel costs to maintain our connection with the larger United Methodist Church for mission and ministry and for connecting with others of the Christian faith and other faiths to support God’s work in the world            
 
Community Outreach and Mission    $ 23,043    11.08%
Includes: Personnel costs for meeting people in the community, taking part in community effortson behalf of the church, efforts to help people know why Christian people are called to make a difference in the world.            
    
TOTALS        $208,000    100.00%
2019 Breakdown of Pastor Tyler’s Time 
By Category
 
25% – Community Outreach, Mission and Evangelism
Meeting people in the community, community efforts I take part in as a United Methodist, or representing Shiloh, and any effort to help people know why Christian people are called to make a difference in the world.
35% – Supporting people following Jesus Christ
(Congregational Support)

Discipleship, education, age level ministry and worship planning/design.
15% – Leadership Development
Supporting our staff, lay leadership and others in sustaining our ministries through coaching, and advisement.
15% – Counseling and Care
Time in prayer with members of the congregation, supporting baptisms, weddings, funerals, and offering a counseling ear in times of crisis.
10% – Support to the United Methodist Church, Ecumenical and 
           Interfaith Activity
We maintain our connection with our larger church for mission and ministry, connecting with brothers and sisters in the Christian faith and other faiths to support God’s work in the world.

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Generosity Corner – October 7, 2018

Our Children sent their stuffed animals on a retreat last weekend to learn more about Christian spiritual practices.  Children will get their animals back this Sunday and hear about a new spiritual practice.
 
Watch Our Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
Perhaps nothing helps us make the movement from our little selves to a larger world than remembering God in gratitude. Such a perspective puts God in view in all of life, not just in the moments we set aside for worship or spiritual disciplines. Not just in the moments when life seems easy.          – Henri Nouwen

Over a year ago, our congregation spent time with Rev. John Pugh sharing hopes and dreams.  Upon arriving I received that information, had additional listening sessions, and have continued to prayerfully listen through our work. The purpose of these sessions was to hear the desires of our church and the hope of what God was calling us to as Shiloh.  During this season of generosity and gratitude at Shiloh, I am going to share with you how I work with our leadership and staff to embrace those things we put forth in those listening sessions.
 
Quality worship was one of those desires and I am so grateful for it being named in every conversation that we had.  Quality worship can vary by person, so let me share the measures I put on worship to support us connecting to God.  1. Multiple people collaborated on the service, so worship is the call of God on community and not just Pastor’s thoughts..  2. Music, spoken words, and the order of service are prayed over to ask for God’s presence being at the center.  3. Our worship is hospitable to longtime attenders and new people alike in the language we use.  4. We include people of all ages, abilities, and skills in creating a genuine worship of God from God’s people.  5. What Henri Nouwen said above, that those leading worship hold at the center “gratitude” for what God is doing among us.
 
I hope you enjoy these October series of Pastor’s Corners.  I am renaming them generosity corners because in them I will be sharing the ways you as people of Shiloh and God generously call us to be a Christian community on the growing edge of Billings.  
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler

Scripture to Study – Matthew 19:16-26

 
Our study series for October is all about learning what generosity can do for us as a spiritual practice.  Join us for worship to learn more.
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

  • Sunday is World Communion Sunday
  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 am 
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Shiloh 101-Sunday at 11:30 am
  • 406 Youth United– Sunday at 6pm to go to concert
  • Adult Bible Study – Monday at 6:00 pm
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Messy Church– Tuesday at 5:30 pm
  • Financial Peace University Class – Tuesday at 6:30 pm
  • SUMC History Team – Wednesday and Friday – 1:00 pm
  • Finance –Thursday – 5:30 pm
  • Ad Council – Thursday – 6:00 pm
  • SPRC – Thursday – 7:00 pm – Classroom 1
  • Trustees – Thursday at 7:00 pm
  • Fall Church & Garden Cleanup –Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Worship Next Sunday – 8:00 and 10:15 am

CHOIR PRACTICE– Choir practice will be held October 7th, 14thand the 28th at 9:00 am.  The choir will sing for us those days at the 10:15 service. Everyone is welcome to join the choir and sing with Dave Merkel directing.
 
MESSY CHURCH– Messy Church will be held weekly on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm at the church.  This is family-friendly worship with a light meal and activities.  Please sign-up in the Lobby for preparing Messy Church meals for this community outreach ministry.
 
FALL CHURCH AND GARDEN CLEANUP– Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 13, 9:00 – Noonfor the annual fall church and garden cleanup. Please bring gloves and help us get the church and garden plots ready for winter.  If that date doesn’t work, there is a list of tasks on the bulletin board if you’d like to bring your own tools and complete tasks before the 13th(please put your name and phone number on the sheet on the easel in the Lobby).  
 
ANNUAL HARVEST LUNCHWe hope you will join us for our annual Harvest Dinner served at Lunch time on October 14thafter second service.  The church will furnish the turkey, ham and mashed potatoes.  Please bring a fall harvest side dish or dessert to share.  We will hope you all will join us for a great food and a wonderful time of fellowship. 
 

 
FAITH & FILMThe next Faith and Film feature is ALL SAINTS. This movie is based on an inspiring true story of salesman-turned- pastor, Michael Spurlock (John Corbett). Bring a friend, a snack, or just yourself and as always, we’ll have a discussion afterward. Please join us on Sunday, October 14that 5:30 pm.
 
FREE STORE October  means winter clothing and winter bedding needs increase.  As the temperatures turn colder, these items are in high demand so all donations are welcome.  Due to storage issues, please do not donate summer clothes.  Thanks for making this ministry so successful.  
 
NEW SUMC COOKBOOK– Shiloh is publishing a new cookbook and we need your help.  The proceeds of this cookbook will go to support the Backpack Meals Program for the Billings Schools.  All recipes in the past three cookbooks from current members will be included in the new cookbook so only new recipes are needed.  Please either send recipes to recipes@shilohbillings.churchor drop them by the church office.  We are very excited about this project – there are already close to 200 recipes included.  We only have a few recipes in the following categories and would like to see more:  Appetizers, Beverages, Candies, and Canning.  We would also like to see recipes for gluten free, barbecue, ethnic recipes, and any others you may think of – the sky’s the limit!

TRUNK OR TREATOne of our on-going goals is to increase the number of young families attending Shiloh.  The annual Trunk or Treat event is an excellent outreach effort that provides an opportunity for others to become familiar with us. We would like a parking lot full of cars giving out candy from 5 pm to 8 pm on Halloween.  If you would like more information, please let me know (Peg, 690-6370). There is a signup sheet on the easel. Come and join the fun!  
 
CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRIES– Children and Youth Ministries will be having meeting on Monday, October 15that 5:30 pm.
 
CRAFT AND BAKE SALENow is the time to begin preparing for the annual Craft and Bake Sale that is held in December.  The craft and bake sale will be held on December 9thand 16th.The proceeds will be used by the UMYF.
 
AGING WELL– The AGING WELL series will be starting again on October 17that 12 noon to 1:30 pm. The first class will be about Nutrition, Healthy Choices. Lunch will be served. RSVP’s would be appreciated but are not mandatory.  Please call at (406) 656-0050; liz@shilohbillings.church.
 
 

 

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October 2018 Newsletter

October is our stewardship season at Shiloh, we will be studying how to live our call to be a Generous Church.  We invite you to check out Aging Well, the Trunk or Treat, Messy Church, or a study.  Shiloh is an exciting and blessed place to be this Fall.
 
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Pastor’s Corner – September 30, 2018

Children don’t forget to bring stuffed animals for our stuffed animal retreat.  Animals will stay at the church for a week, do spiritual practices and send pictures home.  Kiddos can pick up their stuffed animals Sunday October 7 or any day after that. 
 
Watch Our Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
This Sunday we will wrap up our Prayer Matterssermon series.  It has been an honor to explore prayer with this community, we encourage you to go catch up on the messages in our podcast or read them on our website.  So many thanks are needed for this, including the 16 people who attended the planning and Becky Davis for sharing one of the messages.
 
In October we are inviting our congregation to participate in our “Season of Generosity.”  Our sermon series and congregational study focus will be on being a “Generous Church.”  The book study will use Defying Gravity: Break Fee of the Culture of More by Tom Berlin. This season becomes a time for members and friends of Shiloh to seek how to use their resources to support God’s work in the world.  We encourage everyone to take time to find spiritual practices that help you to recognize where God has given you blessings in your life and how you might share those blessings. 
 
This year’s focus will invite us to consider what practices with our things hold us down, how we clean out the clutter, tie our lifeline to God, and grow in generous Christian living.  We will do this through a prayer and book study on Tuesdays, hearing from members of our church about their call to generosity, and through cleaning out things and trying something new.
 
Let me share what I hope for you this season.  1.  That you find at least one skill that supports you in knowing what abundance is for you, and how you can share that abundance in the world.  2.  That you will find one new way to connect to God as you practice generosity.  
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler

Scripture to Study – Provers 3:5-8

 
Our study series for September is all about learning what prayer is to us as Christians, why Jesus taught us to pray, and how it can impact our lives and others.  
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

 
  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 am 
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • 406 Youth United– Sunday at 4:00 pm 
  • Visitation Team Meeting- Monday at 11:30 am 
  • Blood Drive – Monday at 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Please sign up now!
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Bookmobile– Tuesday at 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Messy Church– Tuesday at 5:30 pm
  • Financial Peace University Class – Tuesday at 6:30 pm
  • Free Store – Saturday at 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Worship Next Sunday – 8:00 and 10:15 am


CHOIR PRACTICE– Choir practice will be held October 7th, 14thand the 28th at 9:00 am.  The choir will sing for us those days at the 10:15 service. Everyone is welcome to join the choir and sing with Dave Merkel directing.
 
MESSY CHURCH– Messy Church will be held weekly beginning Tuesday, October 2 at 5:30 pm at the church.  This is family-friendly worship with a light meal and activities.  Please sign-up in the Lobby for preparing Messy Church meals for this community outreach ministry. 
 

BLOOD DRIVE – Monday!– Shiloh UMC is sponsoring a blood drive on Tomorrow from 4:30 – 7:00 pm to helpmake sure we can keep our hospitals stocked with the lifesaving blood they need! You are important as a donor because with every donation you give saves up to 3 lives.   We ask that each of you talk with your coworkers, friends, family and students and ask them to please sign up to save up to 3 lives. You can make an appointment online at https://bloodhero.com/.  The signup sheet will be available on the table in the lobby later this month. There are 17 spots… and veryfew are filled right now.  Please consider giving this lifesaving gift.  Thanks for your support!  
 
CRAFT AND BAKE SALE– Now is the time to begin preparing for the annual Craft and Bake Sale that is held in December. The craft and Bake sale will be held on December 9thand 16th. The proceeds will be used by UMYF.
 
FALL CHURCH AND GARDEN CLEANUP– Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 13, 9:00 – Noonfor the annual fall church and garden cleanup. Please bring gloves and help us get the church and garden plots ready for winter.  If that date doesn’t work, there is a list of tasks on the bulletin board if you’d like to bring your own tools and complete tasks before the 13th(please put your name and phone number on the sheet on the easel in the Lobby).  
 
ANNUAL HARVEST LUNCHWe hope you will join us for our annual Harvest Dinner served at Lunch time on October 14thafter second service.  The church will furnish the turkey, ham and mashed potatoes.  Please bring a fall harvest side dish or dessert to share.  We will hope you all will join us for a great food and a wonderful time of fellowship. 
 
FAITH & FILMThe next Faith and Film feature is ALL SAINTS. This movie is based on an inspiring true story of salesman-turned- pastor, Michael Spurlock (John Corbett). Bring a friend, a snack, or just yourself and as always, we’ll have a discussion afterward. Please join us on Sunday, October 14that 5:30 pm.
 
AUTOMATIC DOOR OPENER– In case you haven’t noticed, the Trustees had an automatic door opener installed on the front door.  We are very excited to provide this service!!
 
NEW SUMC COOKBOOK– Shiloh is publishing a new cookbook and we need your help.  The proceeds of this cookbook will go to support the Backpack Meals Program for the Billings Schools.  All recipes in the past three cookbooks from current members will be included in the new cookbook so only new recipes are needed.  Please either send recipes to recipes@shilohbillings.churchor drop them by the church office.  We are very excited about this project – there are already close to 200 recipes included.  We only have a few recipes in the following categories and would like to see more:  Appetizers, Beverages, Candies, and Canning.  We would also like to see recipes for gluten free, barbecue, ethnic recipes, and any others you may think of – the sky’s the limit!
 
WHO MOWS THE CHURCH LAWN?  The answer is: a dedicated group of SUMC individuals who spent 4-5 hours each week to complete the mowing (approx. 6 acres) and keep the church property looking neat and orderly.  This summer, the church’s riding lawn mower broke down and had to be repaired.  During the 2 1/2 weeks of shutdown, a commercial lawn company was hired to complete the mowing at a cost of $150.00 per week.  The SUMC trustees appreciate and thank the individuals who have donated their time and labor to maintain our lawn this summer.  Also, the cost savings of at least $150.00 per week helped stretch the church budget.  Please help the Trustees extend a special thanks to Jerry Stanhope, Gary McFarland, Kent Thompson, Dave King, Toby Stapleton, George Forton, and Bob Teegardenfor their help and dedication.
 
 

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Pastor’s Corner – September 23, 2018

 
Watch Our Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
“During Paul’s lifetime, the Christian church was not yet an institution or a centrally organized set of common practices and beliefs. It was a living organism that communicated the Gospel primarily through relationships. This fits with Paul’s understanding of Christ as what we might call an energy field, a set of relationships inside of which we can live with integrity. Today’s support or recovery groups are good examples of these relationships.”
-Richard Rohr
 
 This past week I went on retreat to work on worship planning, to be connected to God in prayer and to center my being in the teachings of Jesus. Over the weekend I am attending a meeting in Bozeman of leaders from our United Methodist Churches in the Mountain Sky Conference consisting of Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and a tiny part of Idaho.  Many of these conversations will be about the “right” structure for us to organize under, or the ideal way to do things.  
 
I have learned one thing in particular as I have served here at Shiloh, relationships are how the gospel moves with the fire of the Holy Spirit.  In my time as a Methodist, I have learned that difference bridged in relationship is one of the sweetest gifts of God.  As I sit in these meetings, I wonder if you might pray for us, and also ask yourself, “What it would mean for Shiloh to share God through relationships in our community?”  Please email me or call me with some responses, trust me I might need them in some of these meetings.
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler
 
 
Our study series for September is all about learning what prayer is to us as Christians, why Jesus taught us to pray, and how it can impact our lives and others.  
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 am 
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • 406 Youth United– Tuesday Sept. 25 at 5:40 pm – Escape Room (Contact Pastor Tyler for details)
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:00 am 
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Prayer Study – Tuesday at Noon
  • Care Givers– Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Financial Peace University Class – Tuesday at 6:30 pm
  • Sandwich Making – Friday at Noon
  • Worship Next Sunday – 8:00 and 10:15 am

OFFICE CLOSUREThe front office will be closed on Monday and Friday this week.  If you need to get in on Monday, please ring the doorbell.    

CHOIR PRACTICE– Choir practice will be held today and the 30that 9:00 am.  The choir will sing for us those days at the 10:15 service. Everyone is welcome to join the choir and sing with Dave Merkel directing.
 
OCTOBER NEWSLETTER ARTICLE DUE DATE:  Tomorrow, September 24th  
 
PRAYER STUDY­Pastor Tyler will hold a Prayer Study on Tuesday at noonat the church to accompany the Prayer Matters sermon series.  Please come join us.  
 
MESSY CHURCH– Messy Church will be held weekly beginning Tuesday, October 2 at 5:30 pm at the church.  This is family-friendly worship with a light meal and activities.  Watch for a sign-up sheet for preparing Messy Church meals for this community outreach ministry.    
 
BLOOD DRIVE – OCTOBER 1st – Shiloh UMC is sponsoring a blood drive on October 1stfrom 4:30 – 7:00 pm to helpmake sure we can keep our hospitals stocked with the lifesaving blood they need! You are important as a donor because with every donation you give saves up to 3 lives.   We ask that each of you talk with your coworkers, friends, family and students and ask them to please sign up to save up to 3 lives.  You can make an appointment online at https://bloodhero.com/. The signup sheet will be available on the table in the lobby later this month.  There are 17 spots…  NONE of them are filled yet.  Please consider giving this lifesaving gift.  Thanks for your support!  
 
CRAFT AND BAKE SALE– Now is the time to begin preparing for the annual Craft and Bake Sale that is held in December. The craft and Bake sale will be held on December 9thand 16th. The proceeds will be used by UMYF.
COVER TO COVERReading the Bible cover to cover is hard work but so rewarding!!  Reading the Bible in chronological order gives even more insight.  Would you like to accept the challenge and have a place to discuss what you just read? A new group will meet for the first time on Monday, October 1stat 6:30 pm.  The first discussion will be on the New Testament scripture read September 24-30. Let Linda Stahley (672-0529) know if you would like a copy of the One Year Chronological Bible (NLT)($16.61) and she will order it for you.  The Bible has scripture divided by calendar date so you know just what to read. Orders must be in ASAP. If you have questions or are ready to sign up, call Norma Smith at 656-4897 or Tish Powell at 652-5799.
 
FALL CHURCH AND GARDEN CLEANUP– Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 13, 9:00 – Noonfor the annual fall church and garden cleanup. Please bring gloves and help us get the church and garden plots ready for winter.  If that date doesn’t work, there is a list of tasks on the bulletin board if you’d like to bring your own tools and complete tasks before the 13th.
 
AUTOMATIC DOOR OPENER– In case you haven’t noticed, the Trustees had an automatic door opener installed on the front door.  We are very excited to provide this service!!
 
NEW SUMC COOKBOOK– Shiloh is publishing a new cookbook and we need your help.  The proceeds of this cookbook will go to support the BackPack Meals Program for the Billings Schools.  All recipes in the past three cookbooks from current members will be included in the new cookbook so only new recipes are needed.  Please either send recipes to recipes@shilohbillings.churchor drop them by the church office.  We are very excited about this project – there are already close to 200 recipes included.  We only have a few recipes in the following categories and would like to see more:  Appetizers, Beverages, Candies, and Canning.  We would also like to see recipes for gluten free, barbecue, ethnic recipes, and any others you may think of – the sky’s the limit!
 
WHO MOWS THE CHURCH LAWN?  The answer is: a dedicated group of SUMC individuals who spent 4-5 hours each week to complete the mowing (approx. 6 acres) and keep the church property looking neat and orderly.  This summer, the church’s riding lawn mower broke down and had to be repaired.  During the 2 1/2 weeks of shutdown, a commercial lawn company was hired to complete the mowing at a cost of $150.00 per week.  The SUMC trustees appreciate and thank the individuals who have donated their time and labor to maintain our lawn this summer.  Also, the cost savings of at least $150.00 per week helped stretch the church budget.  Please help the Trustees extend a special thanks to Jerry Stanhope, Gary McFarland, Kent Thompson, Dave King, Toby Stapleton, George Forton, and Bob Teegardenfor their help and dedication.
 

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Pastor’s Corner – September 16, 2018

 
Watch Our Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
A friend of mine just shared a story with me of when she was training to be a pastor.  She was doing what is known as CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education).  This is the time when Pastor’s spend time being chaplain interns at hospitals and care facilities.  Most of the day involves meeting with people you will have short or very limited connection with and hoping to support them in their grieving, loss, or challenges. 
 
One of the first days in this work my friend walked into a room where a woman had just lost her husband, who was a Baptist minister.  Just prior to this loss the woman had lost both of her children too.  This lifelong Christian woman turned to my friend and said, “I don’t even know if I can believe in God anymore.  I don’t even feel like prayer is doing anything, it feels like I am talking to a wall.”

“Prayer begins where our power ends.”   ― Abraham Joshua Heschel 

My friend had a chance to meet with woman a few weeks later, and she said, “I still don’t feel like I hear or have any real connection, but from time to time hymns come to me.  I guess that is some form of prayer.”
This week we will continue learning about prayer, and I can’t help wonder what this woman went through between these two moments.  I do know something; she didn’t give up on her “conversation with God.” Despite her feelings of betrayal and loss, she held to a practice of prayer.  This Sunday I invite us to consider where our next step in our practice of prayer might be?

Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler

Scripture to Study – Luke 18:1-16

 
Our study series for September is all about learning what prayer is to us as Christians, why Jesus taught us to pray, and how it can impact our lives and others.  
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

 
  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 am 
  • Noisy Offering is Sunday!
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Shiloh 101  – Sunday at 11:30 in the Youth Room
  • West End Task Force Social– Sunday 3:00 – 5:00 at Faith E
  • 406 Youth United– Sunday at 4:00 pm 
  • Faith and Film is Sunday at 5:30 pm 
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Bookmobile– Tuesday at 12:30 pm 
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • SUMC Book Review – Tuesday at 6:00 pm
  • Financial Peace University Class – Tuesday at 6:30 pm
  • Writer’s Group– Wednesday at 9:30 am 
  • Conference Lay and Clergy Meeting and Lunch  – Thursday at noon
  • Missions – Thursday at 6:30 pm  Everyone is Welcome!  
  • Worship Next Sunday – 8:00 and 10:15 am

 
OFFICE CLOSUREThe front office will be closed on Monday and Friday this week.  If you need to get in on Monday, please ring the doorbell.    
 
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY CLASS– Shiloh UMC is hosting another Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University (FPU) class.  It began Tuesday, September 11thand will continue for 9 weeks.  It includes sessions on Saving, Budgeting, Debt Reduction, Giving, Relating to Money, Making Purchases, Insurance, Real Estate, Retirement and College Planning.  If you are still interested in this class, please contact Rachael Wertz (697-0016), Pam Dandrea (690-1910) or the church office for more information.
 
CHOIR PRACTICE– Choir practice will be held the 23rd and the 30that 9:00 am.  The choir will sing for us those days at the 10:15 service. Everyone is welcome to join the choir and sing with Dave Merkel directing.
 
WEST END TASK FORCE SOCIAL– With collaboration of our neighbors, we were able to help shape our neighborhood by not having a casino move in.  Now we, as a church, have a chance to help continue brining positive things to the west end of Billings.  Pastor Tyler would like folks to consider being a part of the West End Task Force and you can learn more by attending their social TODAY, 3:00-5:00 pm at Faith E Church (at pavilion on North side of the church). The social will be next to a very fun playground so bring kids!
 
 
ACTIVITY SIGNUP– There are signup sheets in the lobby for Adult Studies and Children and Youth Activities.  Please provide you contact information if you are interested in these programs.  
 
OCTOBER NEWSLETTER ARTICLE DUE DATE:  September 20th  
 
FREE STORE WORK DAY– September 22 – 9:00-noon– We will have a work day at the Free Store.  Tasks will include putting summer clothes in totes, hanging up the winter clothes, reorganizing and cleaning the tote room and dusting the shelving in the shopping room, etc.  All are welcome to join us.   Also, staring October 1st, the Free Store will be accepting winter clothing.  Coats, gloves, mittens boots and hats for all ages, for children, men and women are needed. Your support is so appreciated.
 
COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE AND VENDOR SALE– Shiloh is hosting another Garage and Vendor Sale on September 22ndfrom 8am-2pm.  Shiloh members and friends are encouraged to come sell their household goods.  Each garage sale spot is $10and vendor spots are $25with funds going to support our children’s ministry.  Sign up forms are in the office and online.  Thanks to Brenda Longin, Jen Johnson, and Rachael Wertz for organizing this event. Participants can sign up at http://www.shilohbillings.church/parking-lot-sale/
 
BLOOD DRIVE – Shiloh UMC is sponsoring a blood drive on October 1stfrom 4:30 – 7:00 pm to helpmake sure we can keep our hospitals stocked with the lifesaving blood they need! You are important as a donor because with every donation you give saves up to 3 lives.   We ask that each of you talk with your coworkers, friends, family and students and ask them to please sign up to save up to 3 lives. You can make an appointment online at https://bloodhero.com/.  The signup sheet will be available on the table in the lobby later this month. There are 17 spots… let’s fill them up!! Thanks for your support!  
 
COVER TO COVERReading the Bible cover to cover is hard work but so rewarding!!  Reading the Bible in chronological order gives even more insight.  Would you like to accept the challenge and have a place to discuss what you just read? A new group will meet for the first time on Monday, October 1stat 6:30 pm.  The first discussion will be on the New Testament scripture read September 24-30. Let Linda Stahley (672-0529) know if you would like a copy of the One Year Chronological Bible (NLT)($16.61) and she will order it for you.  The Bible has scripture divided by calendar date so you know just what to read. Orders must be in ASAP. If you have questions or are ready to sign up, call Norma Smith at 656-4897 or Tish Powell at 652-5799.
 
CRAFT AND BAKE SALE– Now is the time to begin preparing for the annual Craft and Bake Sale that is held in December. The craft and Bake sale will be held on December 9thand 16th. The proceeds will be used by UMYF.      
 

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Pastor’s Corner – September 9, 2018 – Kickoff Sunday

 
Sunday is Kickoff Sunday, wear your favorite team jersey, bring a dish for an after church potluck, and come join us as we start our fall with a sermon series on prayer.  
People of Shiloh – 
 
Welcome back to Shiloh this Fall!  We hope you can join us for “Kick-Off” Sunday this week, September 9.  If you have a football jersey, wear it to church.  This will be our celebration of coming back together to begin our journey of learning and growth for the fall.  Please note there is only 1 service this Sunday at 10:15am.  The desire is to have all of Shiloh’s people gather together and experience worship as a complete community.  Following our service there will be a meal and chances to share an interest in ministries you might want to know more about.
 
This Sunday also begins our new sermon and study series called, Prayer Matters.  We will be studying why prayer matters to us a people of Jesus, and taking some time to learn the practice of prayer, learn types of prayer, and how prayer can guide us on our path.
 
One of my favorite authors writes this about prayer:
“Jesus prayed a lot. In the way wind and water give shape to dunes and valleys, Jesus fashioned his human nature and created it in the way God fashioned Adam in his own image and likeness. For Jesus human nature wasn’t simply an empty jug into which his incarnation automatically flowed. Prayer brought things into his human nature that were not there before.” -Huston Smith, Religion Scholar
 
This reminds us that prayer can change us and Jesus showed us that prayer is a powerful tool to invite God into our lives, and companion us on our journey.  Come learn more about prayer with us.
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler
 
Our study series for September is all about learning what prayer is to us as Christians, why Jesus taught us to pray, and how it can impact our lives and others.  
Pastor Tyler’s Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9am
  • Worship Service – Sunday at 10:15 am only 
  • Sunday is Kick Off Sunday – Potluck after service! 
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am
  • 406 Youth United– Starts Sept 16 at 4:00 pm 
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Financial Peace University Class Starts– Tuesday at 6:30 pm
  • Finance Meeting – Thursday at 5:30 pm
  • Church Council Meeting– Thursday at 6:00 pm
  • SPRC and Trustees Meetings – Thursday at 7:00 pm
  • Office Closed every Friday 
  • Worship Next Sunday – 8:00 and 10:15 am

 
KICK OFF SUNDAY – Combined Service and Potluck– Join us after for our annual Kick Off Sunday Potluck.  The church will furnish the fried chicken and drinks.  We hope you brought something to share.  If you would like to help setup or take down or help in the kitchen, just come to the kitchen and ask Pat Montgomery, Susan Hathaway or Linda Woolsey and they will be happy to answer any questions.  Please plan on joining us!
 

 
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY CLASS– Shiloh UMC will host another Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University (FPU) class beginning on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 pm. FPU is a 9 week class and includes sessions on Saving, Budgeting, Debt Reduction, Giving, Relating to Money, Making Purchases, Insurance, Real Estate, Retirement and College Planning.  In the first 90 days, FPU participants pay off an average of $5,300 and save an average of $2,700. The cost for the materials is $105.00. Please register on-line at daveramsey.com/fpuor contact Rachael Wertz (697-0016), Pam Dandrea (690-1910) or the church office for more information.

CHOIR PRACTICE– Choir practice started today at 9:00 am.  The choir will sing 3 times in September, today, the 23rd, and the 30th, and will have practices on the same mornings at 9:00 am.  Everyone is welcomed to join the choir and sing with Dave Merkel directing.
 
OCTOBER NEWSLETTER ARTICLE DUE DATE:­  September 20th  
 
ACTIVITY SIGNUP– There are signup sheets in the lobby for Adult Studies and Children and Youth Activities.  Please provide you contact information if you are interested in these programs.  
 
FREE STORE WORK DAY– September 22 – 9:00-noon– We will have a work day at the Free Store.  Tasks will include putting summer clothes in totes, hanging up the winter clothes, reorganizing and cleaning the tote room and dusting the shelving in the shopping room, etc.  All are welcome to join us.   Also, staring October 1st, the Free Store will be accepting winter clothing.  Coats, gloves, mittens boots and hats for all ages, for children, men and women are needed. Your support is so appreciated.
 
COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE AND VENDOR SALE– Shiloh is hosting another Garage and Vendor Sale on September 22ndfrom 10am-4pm.  Shiloh members and friends are encouraged to come sell their household goods.  Each garage sale spot is $10 and vendor spots are $35 with funds going to support our children’s ministry.  Sign up forms are in the office and online.  Thanks to Brenda Longin, Jen Johnson, and Rachael Wertz for organizing this event. Participants can sign up at http://www.shilohbillings.church/parking-lot-sale/
 
BLOOD DRIVE – Shiloh UMC is sponsoring a blood drive on October 1stfrom 4:30 – 7:00 pm to helpmake sure we can keep our hospitals stocked with the lifesaving blood they need! You are important as a donor because with every donation you give saves up to 3 lives.   We ask that each of you talk with your coworkers, friends, family and students and ask them to please sign up to save up to 3 lives. You can make an appointment online at https://bloodhero.com/.  The signup sheet will be available on the table in the lobby later this month. There are 17 spots… let’s fill them up!! Thanks for your support!  
 
COVER TO COVERReading the Bible cover to cover is hard work but so rewarding!!  Reading the Bible in chronological order gives even more insight.  Would you like to accept the challenge and have a place to discuss what you just read? A new group will meet for the first time on Monday, October 1stat 6:30 pm.  The first discussion will be on the New Testament scripture read September 24-30. Let Linda Stahley (672-0529) know if you would like a copy of the One Year Chronological Bible (NLT)($16.61) and she will order it for you.  The Bible has scripture divided by calendar date so you know just what to read. Orders must be in ASAP. If you have questions or are ready to sign up, call Norma Smith at 656-4897 or Tish Powell at 652-5799.
 
CRAFT AND BAKE SALE– Now is the time to begin preparing for the annual Craft and Bake Sale that is held in December. The craft and Bake sale will be held on December 9thand 16th. The proceeds will be used by UMYF.      

OFFICE CLOSUREMonday the 10thand Monday the 17thof September the front office will be closed.  The church will still be open but the front door will be locked.  If you need to get into the church between 9:00 and noon, please ring the doorbell and Cindy or Linda will be happy to let you in.  If, for some reason, the doorbell is not working, please call the church office number (656-0050) and they will let you in. The office will continue to be closed on Fridays.

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Pastor’s Corner – September 2, 2018

Join us by brining your animal, a picture, or their name so we can offering a blessing to the living creatures that grace our lives.
In May 2001 journalist Giles Brandeth interviewed South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu. It was a powerful experience for Brandeth, for Desmond Tutu was suffering from prostate cancer and there was a real chance this might be the last interview he would ever give. What might Tutu want to talk about? Perhaps the amazing transformation in the politics of his country, and of which he himself had a leading role. No. Here’s what he told Brandeth: “If this is going to be my last interview, I am glad we are not going to talk about politics. Let us talk about prayer and adoration, about faith, hope and forgiveness.” For Tutu these are the things that are the stuff of life.

This fall we will be diving deeply into prayer and understanding the ways we are called to come to God as Christian people.  As your pastor I am excited about these times when we will get explore how to live our faith together.  Last Sunday, 16 people gathered to help plan and vision worship for this fall. In September we will be studying prayer together and how to stay connected in following our God.  In October, we will be exploring how to let God help us defy the gravity of this world with gratitude as we explore practices of generosity, and in November, we will delve deeply into Grace, exploring the depths to which God calls imperfect people to God’s loving work in the world.  

We hope you will join us next week as we kickoff this fall on September 9, with one service at 10:15am.  Our choir will return, directed by Dave Merkel and then join us after worship for a meal.

Welcome home people of Shiloh,
Pastor Tyler

 
Pastor Tyler’s Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

 
  • Worship Service – Today at 8:00 am and 10:15 am 
  • Blessing of the Animals –Today after both services
  • Adult Bible Study –Today at 9:00 am 
  • Labor Day –Monday-Office closed
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Bookmobile–Tuesday at 12:30pm -2:00pm
  • Care Givers– Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Office Closed every Friday 
  • Choir Practice – Next Sunday at 9:00am
  • One Service (10:15 am) Next Sunday – Kick Off Sunday 
  • Kick Off Sunday Potluck Lunch – Next Sunday at 11:15 am  

 
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALSToday is Blessing of the Animals.  We hope that you brought your pet in a way you can keep them safe, and we will have a time of blessing for them. Even animals too big to fit inside our building can come and we will bless them outside too.
 
KICK OFF SUNDAY – Combined Service and Potluck– Next Sunday, September 9th, we have ONE service at 10:15 am.After service we will have our annual Kick Off Sunday Pot Luck.  The church will furnish the fried chicken and drinks.  Please bring a salad or a dessert or whatever you would like to bring to share would be great.  If you would like to help setup or take down or help in the kitchen, please contact Pat Montgomery, Susan Hathaway or Linda Woolsey and they will be happy to answer any questions.  Please plan on joining us for our annual pot luck.  Wear your favorite team clothing and join us for a great food and a wonderful time of fellowship.
 
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY CLASS– Shiloh UMC will host another Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University (FPU) class beginning on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 pm. FPU is a 9 week class and includes sessions on Saving, Budgeting, Debt Reduction, Giving, Relating to Money, Making Purchases, Insurance, Real Estate, Retirement and College Planning.  In the first 90 days, FPU participants pay off an average of $5,300 and save an average of $2,700. The cost for the materials is $105.00. Please register on-line at daveramsey.com/fpuor contact Rachael Wertz (697-0016), Pam Dandrea (690-1910) or the church office for more information.
 
FREE STORE NEWS– Staring October 1st, the Free Store will be accepting winter clothing.  Coats, gloves, mittens boots and hats for all ages, for children, men and women are needed.  Your support is so appreciated.
 
CRAFT AND BAKE SALE– Now is the time to begin preparing for the annual Craft and Bake Sale that is held in December.  The craft and Bake sale will be held on December9th and 16th. The proceeds will be used by UMYF. 

CHOIR PRACTICE –Choir practice will start again on September 9that 9:00 am.  The choir will sing 3 times in September, the 9th, 23rd, and the 30th, and will have practices on the same mornings at 9:00 am.  Everyone is welcomed to join the choir and sing with Dave Merkel directing.
 
COVER TO COVERReading the Bible cover to cover is hard work but so rewarding!!  Reading the Bible in chronological order gives even more insight. Would you like to accept the challenge and have a place to discuss what you just read?  A group is being formed which will meet the first time on Monday, October 1stat 6:30 pm.  The first discussion will be on the New Testament scripture read September 24-30.  Let Linda Stahley (672-0529) know if you would like a copy of the One Year Chronological Bible (NLT)($16.61) and she will order it for you.  The Bible has scripture divided by calendar date so you know just what to read.  Orders must be in by September 7th. If you have questions or are ready to sign up, call Norma Smith at 656-4897 or Tish Powell at 652-5799.
 
THANK YOUThere were 16 people at the Worship Planning Retreat this last Sunday.  Thank you to everyone who came and shared their ideas about ways to improve our worship services.  It was a great 2 hours of sharing and praying together.  Thank you again for your input and participation.  
 
YSA SOCCERAnother YSA Soccer season is starting this fall and the lawn at Shiloh UMC is going to be used for our neighborhood teams to practice.  So far, we have 3 teams signed up and are waiting for return calls from 2 other coaches who will have soccer practice here.  This is a great usage of our lawn and a good service to the kids and coaches.  We will also have a Music Lingua French class starting on Tuesday mornings back in the children’s classroom.  We are so lucky to be able to be part of our community with both our church and our lawn area.  
 
OFFICE CLOSUREMonday the 10th, and Monday the 17thof September the front office will be closed.  The church will still be open but the front door will be locked.  If you need to get into the church between 9:00 and noon, please ring the doorbell and Cindy or Linda will be happy to let you in.  If, for some reason, the doorbell is not working, please call the church office number (656-0050) and they will let you in. The office will continue to be closed on Fridays.   


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September 2018 Newsletter

Prayers for you as you enter this upcoming September.  This month begins our search for how prayer can impact our lives as Christians.  We hope you will join us for Kickoff Sunday September 9, with Dave Merkel returning as our choir director.  
 
Click Here for your 2018 September Newsletter
 
You can access our online church calendar for events at shilohbillings.church/church-calendar/

 


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