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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, February 16, 2020

TONIGHT!!!!   Valentine’s day dance for all ages.  Bingo and taco dinner included.  Come join us for fun and community for all of us at Shiloh and our extended community.  
Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for our worship Sunday.
People of Shiloh,

I want to take a moment and asked you to consider taking some time out of your weekend to gather with members of other Methodist churches on March 15 at 1pm.  Our meeting will be at Evangelical UMC where our Free Store is housed(345 Broadwater).  

The reason I am asking a month in advance is that I want you to mark your calendar.  I believe this will be a vital conversation for our congregation and will help us be faithful to how God is inviting us to share the gospel in the future.

Over the past two years I have been meeting weekly to pray, work, and grow our ministries alongside pastors and leaders of the 4 other Methodist churches in Billings.  We believe it is time to have a conversation about how God might be calling us to effectively share resources and dreams to better make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  We believe that each of the 5 churches could be strengthened if we can share key resources, and work together in areas where we find shared need.  

If you are interested in learn more please go to www.shilohbillings.church/shiloh-futures or feel free to ask me more about the work ahead.  

Mark your calendars and plan to join us.

Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler

 

The memorial service for Dan Hathaway, Susan Hathaway’s husband will be 11am on Saturday, February, 15.  We continue our prayers for Susan and her family as we celebrate Dan’s life.  
Our February Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • Sunday IS NOISY OFFERING SUNDAY
  • Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Chime Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15 am
  • 406 Youth – High School – Sunday at 7 pm at Mazevo Coffee
  • Deeper Dive – Making Sense of the Bible – Tuesday at Noon
  • Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers –Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Youth and Children’s Committee Meeting – Thursday at 5:30 pm   

FEBRUARY WORSHIP – true. Reading Scripture in the Age of Fake News is the February 2020 Sermon Series.  Join us in studying the Bible, and an overview of the scriptures and what the book means for us as Christians.  With all the fast ways to transmit information in the 21st century, it is easy to transmit good information as well as bad information. Through sermons in February we will explore how we read scriptures to find the truth God asks us to find for our Christian living.
 
DEEPER DIVE –BIBLE STUDY “Making Sense of the Bible”- The Bible is a sacred text that we hold in reverence as Methodists, but how do we understand it?  Pastor Tyler invites you to dive deeper into the text, to understand its origins, and where you might gain deeper understanding from it.  We will be using Adam Hamilton’s book Making Sense of the Bible.  Classes are held on Tuesdays and if that doesn’t work keep an eye out late in February for Sunday morning study 6 weeks before Easter. We meet at Mission Ridge Tues at 10:30 am, Feb. 18, 25 and at Shiloh UMC Tues at noon, Feb 25.  Books are $17.00 and you can get one in the office.
 
RELAY FOR LIFE DAFFODIL SALE – The Shiloh Relay for Life team is selling daffodils for spring. Order bright yellow bunches for yourself or someone you love and bring them a touch of spring.  A bunch of 10 will cost $10.00. We will be taking orders thru February 23rd.  The flowers will be delivered on March 23.  Please contact Pat Montgomery at 655-3507 or Liz Stanhope at 656-0050.  There are order forms in the kitchen and in the office.  Thank you for supporting your Relay for Life Team. 
 
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE – Billings United Methodists will be holding an all United Methodist Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday at First UMC on Feb. 26th at 7:00 pm.  There will be a soup and bread at 6:00 pm.  The choirs will eat at 5:30 pm and then practice at 6:15 pm.  This service is a wonderful way to start out the Lenten season.  First UMC is located at 2800 4th Ave. N. 
 
 
COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR – The next Coffee with the Pastor will be Sunday, March 1st at 11:30 am.  If you are new to the church or you have been here for a while and have some questions, come join Tyler in his office.  All are invited!  
 
INFO MEETING  ABOUT THE FUTURE OF OUR DENOMINATION – There will be an information meeting on March 2 at 6:30 pm at Hope United Methodist Church  located at 244 Wicks Lane. This is the first meeting time for people to gather and receive information on the future of the denomination.
 
BOOK REVIEW – Join Shiloh’s Book Review for March 20th at 6:00 pm.  The book is “Marilla of Green Gables”written by Sarah McCoy. Plucky and ambitious Marilla Cuthbert is a 13 year old when her world is turned upside down.  Her beloved mother dies in childbirth, and suddenly Marilla must bear the responsibilities of a farm wife: cooking, sewing, keeping house and overseeing Green Gables with her brother and her father. Her one connection to the wider world is Aunt Izzy, who “escaped” to the city.  Marilla ventures beyond the safety of Green Gables and discovers new friends and new opportunities. Please join us for discussion on March 20th at 6:00 pm. 
 
TEXT GIVING – You can contribute to the ministries and missions of Shiloh UMC over your phone.  It’s easy! Text “give” to 406-412-2402.  The first time you do this, the system will reply with a text message containing a link.  Click on the link to open a web page where you will enter an amount (we suggest $1 for your initial donation), your name, home address, email address and your debit/credit card or ACH bank information.  Once you’ve completed this initial step, the system will respond with a text message indicating that you have successfully linked.  After the first time, you will be able to just text the amount you want to give in the following formats: “give $10” to give $10 right now; “give $10 weekly” to set up a weekly donation of $10. You can also use this option to give to special offerings (Student Day, Food Bank, etc.), pay for Bible Study books or pay registration fees for events, etc.  The church will pay standard fees for these transactions.
 
FREE STORE – The Free Store is still looking for backpacks and luggage of any size!    
 

The Larger United Methodist Church – Information leading up to General Conference 2020

Based on the national news attention and the things you may read about the United Methodist Church in the headlines I want to keep you informed.  As your pastor, I will keep pertinent articles listed here about what is coming to the International Church this year as we see the continued work of discerning our ability to be inclusive of all people.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

These articles I believe help you to stay informed and up to date.

Pastor Tyler

https://www.umnews.org/en/   – Articles from United Methodist News Service

Article on the most recent proposals of separation that was carried by national media.

Livestream of People talking about the proposed plan of separation on January 13. (Click Here) 

Comparison of proposed plans headed to General Conference 2020

 

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, February, 9 2020

Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for our worship Sunday.

People of Shiloh – 

One of the powerful pieces of our faith tradition is our history.  One piece of the history that I continually thank God for is the saints who went ahead of us in establishing higher education in our Montana communities.  Rocky Mountain College here in Billings is one of those institutions.  Established as a result of combining Montana Wesleyan College with other early institutions, Rocky Mountain College is a legacy of our Methodists forbearers in the faith.  

These early Methodists believed deeply that God’s grace worked through an accessible education to people of all walks of life.  This week I want to invite anyone interested in how we can support Rocky into the future to join me for a church leader breakfast on Wednesday, February 12, at 8am and followed by a history presentation at 9:30.  The breakfast is located in the “Great Hall” of Prescott Hall.  Please RSVP to the church office or my email by Sunday, February 9 if you plan to attend.  

Finally, I want to encourage you to all attend our Valentine’s Day Intergenerational Dance and Fun on Friday, February 14, from 5-8pm.  This is for all ages, all who are a part of our church.  Come have fun, enjoy one another and make a memory with your church, your friends or your family.  

Join us as we see how God will use these two events to deepen our connection to our community and each other.

Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler

Our February Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am
Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15 am
Chime Choir practice – Sunday at 11:15 am
406 United Youth United – Middle School – Sunday at 4:00 pm
Faith and Film – “10 Things I Hate About You” – Sunday at 5:30 pm
Visitation Meeting – Monday at 12:30pm
All Office Staff Meeting – Tuesday at 9:30 am
Deeper Dive – Making Sense of the Bible – Tuesday at Noon
Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am
Care Givers –Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
Aging Well – “Overcoming Social Isolation” – Wednesday at 11:30 pm
Thursday- SPRC at 5:30 pm – Church Council/Finance – 6:30 pm
Valentine’s Party – Friday the 14th – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

FEBRUARY WORSHIP – true. Reading Scripture in the Age of Fake News is the February 2020 Sermon Series.  Join us in studying the Bible, and an overview of the scriptures and what the book means for us as Christians.  With all the fast ways to transmit information in the 21st century, it is easy to transmit good information as well as bad information.  Through sermons in February we will explore how we read scriptures to find the truth God asks us to find for our Christian living.

FAITH AND FILM – This month the movie will be  10 Things I Hate About You. This movie is funny and touching and teaches several lessons about building relationships.  The movie will be shown Sunday at 5:30 pm.  Bring a snack and a friend and join us for a evening with a good movie and discussion afterwards.

DEEPER DIVE –BIBLE STUDY “Making Sense of the Bible”- The Bible is a sacred text that we hold in reverence as Methodists, but how do we understand it?  Pastor Tyler invites you to dive deeper into the text, to understand its origins, and where you might gain deeper understanding from it.  We will be using Adam Hamilton’s book Making Sense of the Bible.  Classes are held on Tuesdays and if that doesn’t work keep an eye out late in February for Sunday morning study 6 weeks before Easter. We meet at Mission Ridge Tues at 10:30 am, Feb. 11, 18, 25 and at Shiloh UMC Tues at noon, Feb 11, 25.  Books are $17.00 and you can get one in the office.

AGING WELL – Please mark your calendars for the Aging Well luncheon on Wed, Feb. 12th, at 11:30 am.  Lunch will be providied by Highgate Senior Living-Billings.  The topic will be “Overcoming Social Isolation” presented by Trudi Paulson, Director of Family Services at St. John’s Ministries. As we age, we may develop health problems, lack of mobility, loss or illness of a loved one, fear of falling or getting sick to name just a few. This presentation will discuss how aging might affect our ability to stay connected to others.  Join us as we discuss this important topic.

RELAY FOR LIFE DAFFODIL SALE – The Shiloh Relay for Life team will be selling daffodils for spring. Order bright yellow bunches for yourself or someone you love and bring them a touch of spring.  A bunch of 10 will cost $10.00. We will be taking orders thru February 23rd.  The flowers will be delivered on March 23.  Please contact Pat Montgomery at 655-3507 or Liz Stanhope at 656-0050.  There are order forms in the kitchen and in the office.  Thank you for supporting your Relay for Life Team. 

CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS – Your year-end contribution statements have been mailed.  Shiloh UMC continues to be a generous congregation and we thank you for your support. If you have questions regarding your statement, please call the church at 656-0050 on Mondays.  To locate mail you might receive at the church, like a birthday or anniversary card, look in the slot with the first letter of your last name in the mailboxes by the front door of the church. 

VALENTINES DAY DANCE AND MORE!! – Join us for an evening of dancing, bingo and much more on Friday, February 14th, from 5:00pm – 8:00 pm. Everyone is invited to enjoy a night of fun and fellowship and good food.  We will have a taco bar, nachos and dessert.  Cost will be a free-will donation and the funds will go to the Relay for Life Team. We hope to see you all there.

TEXT GIVING – You can contribute to the ministries and missions of Shiloh UMC over your phone.  It’s easy! Text “give” to 406-412-2402.  The first time you do this, the system will reply with a text message containing a link.  Click on the link to open a web page where you will enter an amount (we suggest $1 for your initial donation), your name, home address, email address and your debit/credit card or ACH bank information.  Once you’ve completed this initial step, the system will respond with a text message indicating that you have successfully linked.  After the first time, you will be able to just text the amount you want to give in the following formats: “give $10” to give $10 right now; “give $10 weekly” to set up a weekly donation of $10. You can also use this option to give to special offerings (Student Day, Food Bank, etc.), pay for Bible Study books or pay registration fees for events, etc.  The church will pay standard fees for these transactions.

FREE STORE – The Free Store is still looking for backpacks and luggage of any size!    

The Larger United Methodist Church – Information leading up to General Conference 2020

Based on the national news attention and the things you may read about the United Methodist Church in the headlines I want to keep you informed.  As your pastor, I will keep pertinent articles listed here about what is coming to the International Church this year as we see the continued work of discerning our ability to be inclusive of all people.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

These articles I believe help you to stay informed and up to date.

Pastor Tyler

https://www.umnews.org/en/   – Articles from United Methodist News Service

Article on the most recent proposals of separation that was carried by national media.

Livestream of People talking about the proposed plan of separation on January 13. (Click Here) 

Comparison of proposed plans headed to General Conference 2020

 


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Pastor’s Corner for February 2, 2020

Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for our worship Sunday.

People of Shiloh – 
 
This month in worship we are going to be studying the Bible, and specifically the overview of the scriptures and what the book means for us as Christians.  With easy means to transmit information in the 21st century, it is easy to transmit good information as well as bad information.  I can easily get online and search for answers to my biblical questions.  However, I do not know if my results are factual or true without knowing how to explore my answers in more depth.  Through 3 sermons in February I want to explore how we read the scriptures to find the truth we need to find for our Christian living.  
 
The other thing I need to ask for this month is your prayers.  Please pray for a weekend called “Chrysalis.”  February 7-9.  During this weekend I will be spending a time with High Schoolers at First United Methodist Church as a spiritual director. Chrysalis is a Christian spiritual and leadership development retreat for teenagers. It is modeled on the Walk to Emmaus and it is a powerful experience for those teens. In my role I will be praying, offering messages, and supporting these teenagers as they grow closer to God and each other. Keep us in prayer for a good weekend and pray that First UMC can get the teenager smell out sometime before spring. 
 
Thank you for your prayers and for learning alongside of us this month.
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler
 

Our February Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • Sunday is FOOD BANK SUNDAY
  • Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15 am
  • 406 United Youth United – High School – Sunday at 7:00 pm – at Mazevo Coffee
  • Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Deeper Dive – Making Sense of the Bible – Tuesday at Noon
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers –Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Trustees – Thursday at 5:30 pm
  • Faith & Film – 10 Things I Hate About You – Next Sunday, February 9, at 5:30 pm. 

 
FEBRUARY WORSHIP – true. Reading Scripture in the Age of Fake News is the February 2020 Sermon Series.  Join us in studying the Bible, and an overview of the scriptures and what the book means for us as Christians.  With all the fast ways to transmit information in the 21st century, it is easy to transmit good information as well as bad information. Through sermons in February we will explore how we read scriptures to find the truth God asks us to find for our Christian living.
 
DEEPER DIVE –BIBLE STUDY “Making Sense of the Bible”- The Bible is a sacred text that we hold in reverence as Methodists, but how do we understand it?  Pastor Tyler invites you to dive deeper into the text, to understand its origins, and where you might gain deeper understanding from it.  We will be using Adam Hamilton’s book Making Sense of the Bible.  Classes are held on Tuesdays and if that doesn’t work keep an eye out late in February for Sunday morning study 6 weeks before Easter. We meet at Mission Ridge Tues at 10:30 am, Feb. 2, 9 and at Shiloh UMC Tues at noon , Feb 2, 9.  Books are $17.00 and you can get one in the office.
 
FAITH AND FILM – This month the movie will be  10 Things I Hate About You. This movie is funny and touching and teaches several lessons about building relationships.  The movie will be shown Next Sunday (Feb 9) at 5:30 pm.  Bring a snack and a friend and join us for a evening with a good movie and discussion afterwards.
 
AGING WELL – Please mark your calendars for the Aging Well luncheon on Feb. 12th at 11:30 am.  Lunch will be providied by Highgate Senior Living-Billings.  The topic will be “Overcoming Social Isolation” presented by Trudi Paulson, Director of Family Services at St. John’s Ministries. As we age, we may develop health problems, lack of mobility, loss or illness of a loved one, fear of falling or getting sick to name just a few. This presentation will discuss how aging might affect our ability to stay connected to others.  Join us as we discuss this important topic.
 
CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS – Your year-end contribution statements have been mailed.  Shiloh UMC continues to be a generous congregation and we thank you for your support. If you have questions regarding your statement, please call the church at 656-0050 on Mondays.  To locate mail you might receive at the church, like a birthday or anniversary card, look in the slot with the first letter of your last name in the mailboxes by the front door of the church. 
 
VALENTINES DAY DANCE AND MORE!! – Join us for an evening of dancing, bingo and much more on Friday, February 14th from 5:00pm – 8:00 pm. Everyone is invited to enjoy a night of fun and fellowship and good food.  We will have a taco bar, nachos and dessert.  Cost will be a free-will donation and the funds will go to the Relay for Life Team. We hope to see you all there.
 
RELAY FOR LIFE DAFFODIL SALE – The Shiloh Relay for Life team will be selling daffodils for spring. Order bright yellow bunches for yourself or someone you love and bring them a touch of spring.  A bunch of 10 will cost $10.00. We will be taking orders February 1-23.  The flowers will be delivered on March 23.  Please contact Pat Montgomery at 655-3507 or Liz Stanhope at 656-0050.  There will be order forms in the kitchen and in the office.  Thank you for supporting your Relay for Life Team. 
 
FREE STORE – We have had many requests for adult backpacks, usually from men.  This is a reflective of the number of homeless who use one to hold all their belongings.  In addition, luggage, any size, is taken as soon as it comes in.  As always, the Free Store is appreciative of any donation.  However, due to storage problems, we are currently accepting only winter clothing. Thank you for your continued support.
 
VISITATION MINISTRY – In the past, one of the Visitation Volunteers visited both hospitals every Monday- Friday.  The goal was to provide spiritual support for anyone from Shiloh who happened to be in the hospital.  Many options were available to the patient and/or the family: prayers, anointing, communion and support in general.  These same options continue to be available but a call must be made to the church to notify a member of the Visitation Team to go to the hospital (656-0050).  The Visitation Team has lost several members and currently the team is very small.  PLEASE call.  This is a very important ministry for all involved.   

The Larger United Methodist Church – Information leading up to General Conference 2020

Based on the national news attention and the things you may read about the United Methodist Church in the headlines I want to keep you informed.  As your pastor, I will keep pertinent articles listed here about what is coming to the International Church this year as we see the continued work of discerning our ability to be inclusive of all people.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

These articles I believe help you to stay informed and up to date.

Pastor Tyler

https://www.umnews.org/en/   – Articles from United Methodist News Service

Article on the most recent proposals of separation that was carried by national media.

Livestream of People talking about the proposed plan of separation on January 13. (Click Here) 

Comparison of proposed plans headed to General Conference 2020

 

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 – February 2020

 

Join us in studying the Bible, and an overview of the scriptures and what the book means for us as Christians. With easy means to transmit information in the 21st century, it is

easy to transmit good information as well as bad information. Through 3 sermons in February we will explore how we read the scriptures to find the truth God asks us to find for our Christian living.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, January 26, 2020

Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for our worship Sunday.

People of Shiloh – 
Today is Shiloh’s Birthday!  We are celebrating 33 years of ministry!  Every January we celebrate the hard work of the saints who worked to share the gospel before us, and we remember that God is still showing up at Shiloh.  
 
One of my favorite stories about Shiloh’s past is of the time when we started our church.  We met for worship in a common room at  St. John’s United just up the road.  The story goes that each week we would have to setup chairs in an empty room.  Worship would from time to time be interrupted by people wandering in or alarms going off.  Then each week we would have to clean up and put the room back the way we found it.  
 
Our pastor at the time comments that during the transformation of a bare room to a worship space that he realized how much a church was about the people who make it up.  We didn’t even have silverware, is how the story goes, people had to bring their own utensils for pot lucks.  
 
Now on this Birthday find ourselves blessed with a beautiful building, green space outside, and no debt whatsoever. What is God calling us to do in our community?  What new ministries are needed to help us share the gospel?  What existing ministries need an infusion of energy?  Where are we called to share our blessing?
 
1 Samuel 3:21 Common English Bible (CEB)
21 The Lord continued to appear at Shiloh because the Lord revealed himself to Samuel at Shiloh through the Lord’s own word.
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler
 

Our January Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
•    Sunday is Shiloh’s 33rd BIRTHDAY!!!
(and our staff member Liz Stanhope’s Birthday!!)
•    Birthday cake and ice cream after 1st and 2nd service
•    Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:00 am
•    Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am
•    406 United Middle School – Sunday at 4:00 pm- Echo the Story Bible Experience
•    Conference Trustee Insurance Meeting – Tuesday at 6:30pm
•    Shiloh Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am
•    Deeper Dive – Making Sense of the Bible – Tuesday at Noon
•    Care Givers –Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
•    Sandwich Making – Friday, January 31, at 12 noon
•    Food Bank Sunday is Next Sunday, February 2!!

BIRTHDAY SUNDAY – Come help us celebrate Shiloh’s 33rd birthday (and Liz Stanhope’s birthday) Sunday and welcome our new members.  There will be cake and ice cream served after both services. 

JANUARY WORSHIP – Let It Go: A Series on Forgiveness.  This January we will be exploring what true forgiveness looks like.  Jesus teaches us great ways to understand forgiveness, and it is not as easy as the old line “Forgive and Forget.”  Forgiveness takes practice.  We invite you to join us in learning forgiveness this January.

“TWELVE ORDINARY MEN” – by John MacAuthur is the new Adult Bible Study, Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Sunday School Room.  This study dives into what we can learn from the Apostles.  The study will run through May 10.  All are welcomed to join us. 

DEEPER DIVE –BIBLE STUDY “Making Sense of the Bible”- The Bible is a sacred text that we hold in reverence as Methodists, but how do we understand it?  Pastor Tyler invites you to dive deeper into the text, to understand its origins, and where you might gain deeper understanding from it.  We will be using Adam Hamilton’s book Making Sense of the Bible.  Classes will be held on Tuesdays and if that doesn’t work keep an eye out late in February for Sunday morning study 6 weeks before Easter. We will meet at St. John’s Mission Ridge Tues at 10:30 am, Jan. 28, Feb. 2, 9 and at Shiloh UMC Tues at noon Jan. 28, Feb 2, 9.  Books are $17.00 and you can get one in the office.

SANDWICH MAKING  – One of the missions of our church is the Sandwich making Mission.  This Friday, the sandwich makers will start at 12 noon and make 200 sandwiches for the Mission.  They will also take cookies if there are any, and fruit. Everyone is welcomed to come and help with this mission that helps feed the homeless and hungry in our city.  It usually takes about an hour to get all the sandwiches made.  Thank you for everyone who donated peanut butter and sandwich bags.  It is greatly appreciated!   

FOOD BANK SUNDAY – Food Bank Sunday is Next Sunday.  They need peanut butter, individual packs of chips and meat sticks and they always need volunteer help.

CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS – Your yearend contribution statements are ready for pick up from your mail slot on the table in the entryway of the church.  If you have questions regarding your statement, please call the church at 656-0050 on Mondays.  To locate your statements and any other mail like a birthday card or an Anniversary card 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.

RELAY FOR LIFE DAFFODIL SALE – The Shiloh Relay for Life team will be selling daffodils for spring. Order bright yellow bunches for yourself or someone you love and bring them a touch of spring.  A bunch of 10 will cost $10.00. We will be taking orders until Feb. 23.  The flowers will be delivered on March 23.  Please contact Pat Montgomery at 655-3507 or Liz Stanhope at 656-0050.  There will be order forms in the kitchen and in the office.  Thank you for supporting your Relay for Life Team. 

VALENTINES DAY – Dancing, bingo and, of course, eating on February 14th at 5:00- 8:00 pm. Everyone is invited!! There will be a taco bar, nachos and a dessert.  Last year’s event was a lot of fun and it was a great time to visit and dance (and, of course, eat).  We hope you can all come and join us this year.

FREE STORE REQUESTS – Recently we have had many requests for adult backpacks, usually from men.  This is reflective of the number of homeless who use one to hold all their belongings.  In addition, luggage, any size, is taken as soon as it comes in. As always, the Free Store is appreciative of any donation.  However, due to storage problems, we are currently accepting only winter clothing.  Thanks so much for your continued support

VISITATION MINISTRY – In the past, one of the Visitation Volunteers visited both hospitals every Monday- Friday.  The goal was to provide spiritual support for anyone from Shiloh who happened to be in the hospital.  Many options were available to the patient and/or the family: prayers, anointing, communion and support in general.  These same options continue to be available but a call must be made to the church to notify a member of the Visitation Team to go to the hospital (656-0050).  The Visitation Team has lost several members and currently the team is very small.  PLEASE call.  This is a very important ministry for all involved.   

The Larger United Methodist Church – Information leading up to General Conference 2020

Based on the national news attention and the things you may read about the United Methodist Church in the headlines I want to keep you informed.  As your pastor, I will keep pertinent articles listed here about what is coming to the International Church this year as we see the continued work of discerning our ability to be inclusive of all people.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

These articles I believe help you to stay informed and up to date.

Pastor Tyler

https://www.umnews.org/en/   – Articles from United Methodist News Service

Article on the most recent proposals of separation that was carried by national media.

Livestream of People talking about the proposed plan of separation on January 13. (Click Here) 

Comparison of proposed plans headed to General Conference 2020

 

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