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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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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, July 21, 2019

People of Shiloh,
 
In the Methodist system for Pastors, we are assigned a year at a time.  In general, those assignments or “appointments” start July 1 and continue for 1 year. Each year the Bishop has the choice to reappoint a pastor to their current community or to assign them to a new community.  I am pleased to announce that as of July 1, 2019 I have been re-appointed to serve the people of Billings alongside Shiloh United Methodist Church.  
 
Over the past year we have accomplished a lot of things, we have seen over 600+ people in our space between and Easter Egg Hunt and Trunk or Treat, we welcomed more new members into our church in 2018 than we had in the any other year in the past 10 years, we have formed community partnerships to help us accomplish our calling, we have studied scripture, learned spiritual practice, and we have continued to make a difference in our community through sandwich making, the Free Store, the Community Garden and so many other missions. 
 
It is a privilege to serve each and every one of you, even in the hard moments. We have lost more dear saints of this congregation who have passed away this year.  Each of those deaths is getting harder for me, because when you pastor people you begin to care for them dearly and each loss gets more difficult. 
 
This next year will be full of opportunity and challenges for us all. We continue to see new faces in worship each week and I am excited to have a new welcoming team developing ways to connect them to us.  Our denomination as a whole is still in disagreement and we will feel the impact of those changes in the coming year.  However, I know one thing to be true, “God keeps appearing at Shiloh.”  God is showing up so that people like you and I, and people we have yet to meet may experience the love of God.  
 
Enthusiastic Peace,   
 Pastor Tyler
 
We invite you to watch this video to learn more about what is coming up in worship this week. 
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

  • Sunday is Noisy Offering Sunday!
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Missions Committee Meeting- Sunday at 9:15 in Fellowship Hall
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Bible Study in the Park – Wednesday at 6:30 pm at Rose Park
  • Sandwich Making – Friday at 12 noon
  • Deeper Dive:  “What’s Happening to UMC?” – Next Sunday, June 28, at 9:00 am

 
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. All the study books we purchased have been sold. 
 
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 (July 24, and 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. 
 
FAMILY DAY AT OASIS WATER PARK– Join us Next 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. 
 
A DEEPER DIVE WITH PASTOR TYLER– Next Sunday June 28 at 9:00 am, Pastor Tyler will hold a “Deeper Dive” discussion about “What’s Happening to UMC?”
 
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.  
 
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-3 pm.  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 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, 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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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, July 14, 2019

People of Shiloh,
 
This summer as we study scripture, I think it is important that we take time to consider how we study scripture as a people of God.  Scripture for faith communities is not meant to be a stagnate doctrine, but living text.  Communities have passed this text along to us knowing that it can hand us what we need for the modern era, not so we can maintain the rules of past.  In worship I have shared that our Bible was not put together until nearly 400 CE(AD) and even then it was not in English.  Meaning the Bible many of us read has been translated by a person or a group of people and has been moving through the work of living human beings into what we have today.
 
“The New Testament was written in everyday street language,” Peterson said. “Words make something. They don’t just say something. … You are free not to study the Bible but to enter into it, to let it become part of you, — not deciding what you need, but receiving what’s there.” – Eugene Peterson
 
The early Christians would have had fragments of our Bible, maybe a gospel in their care, some epistles from Paul or others, perhaps a Torah, and some ancient writings from Israel’s prophets.  Somehow still the Holy Spirit and the faith of Christ shown through them in how they lived.  As a pastor of a congregation I trust that if people live in community, share God’s peace and love with each other, and read their text together that the Holy Spirit will guide them to find ways to offer God’s life giving grace to strangers and the community around them.  This is the call of the Christian journey and for us.
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
 
Pastor Tyler
 
We invite you to watch this video to learn more about what is coming up in worship this week. 
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

  • Sunday is Red Sand Sunday!
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Deeper Dive: Deliverance Stories – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • 406 United Youth will be at Steepworld –Sunday at 4 pm
  • Book Review – “The Rent Collector” – Monday at 6:00 pm
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Bible Study in the Park: Deliverance Stories – Next Wed at 6:30 pm at Rose Park
  • Noisy Offering – Next Sunday, July 21st

 
WORSHIP IN JULY – The remainder of the summer services will dive 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. Sorry, all the study books we purchased have been sold.  
 
A DEEPER DIVE WITH PASTOR TYLERSunday at 9:00 am, Pastor Tyler will hold a “Deeper Dive” discussion about Deliverance Stories, Truth in the Stories of the Rejected, from the Bible as part of our sermon series. What do we learn from them?
 
SUNDAY IS RED SAND SUNDAYSunday we will be participating in a Red Sand Project at the church after each service.  This is an awareness project to fight Human Trafficking.  We ask you to wear red that day.  We will share information about Human Trafficking going on in Billings! It affects mostly women and children.  1 in 7 runaways are victims and 86% of these were in the care of social services or foster care.  After service, we will spread red sand in the sidewalk and the parking lot cracks to show our support for victims and those who are trying to help, including the Yellowstone County Area Human Trafficking Task Force.  There are packets of Red Sand and information sheets on a table in the lobby.  
 
 
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,July 17, 24, and 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. 
 
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 with more information.
 

PAINTING THE SHED– The UMCOR shed is almost done and it will soon be time to paint it.  There is a signup sheet on the “Volunteer for Shiloh” table where you can sign up to help paint when the time comes. Ed Heidrich will give you a call and let you know when they will start the painting.  Again, thank you to all the wonderful people who have been building this shed.
 
WILL YOU BE OUR PRAYER KEEPER SUNDAY? – If you are willing to record the prayers shared in the “Prayers of the People” section of Sunday’s worship, please pick up the “Prayer Keeper” badge on the welcome stand in the lobby.  It’s easy!! The instructions are on the back of the badge.  The prayers you record will be shared with the prayer team who will include them in their daily prayers this week.  Thank you SO much for your service!
 
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!  On the table in the lobby, there is a list of the items that go into a UMCOR Hygiene kit. 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.  They work on simple things such as pillow cases, pajama pants and other simple things.  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.   
 

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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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, July 7, 2019

People of Shiloh,

This week I will return from serving as chaplain at Tween (4th and 5th Grade) and Intergenerational Camp at Flathead Lake United Methodist Camp. Camp always is a powerful reminder that time away in nature can bring a new awareness of God’s presence in our lives. The playfulness of nature gives us a new sense of God’s hope in our own lives, and a new perspective to see where life is stirring around us.  The camps of our church were founded for this very purpose and I invite all of us to take advantage of these facilities for an organized camp, family getaway or personal retreat to support your journey of faith and abundant living.  
 
Here is a short description of each of our Montana camps:
 
Flathead Lake is a year-round campground retreat facility.  The camp is bordered by 3,000 feet of the pristine shoreline of Flathead Lake and is set amidst 30 acres of lush forest and grounds.  Recreation opportunities include canoeing, swimming, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, baseball, hiking, fishing, table tennis, campfire circle.  Facilities include 12 cabins with a sleeping capacity of 180, dining hall and retreat center, restroom and shower facilities, large indoor chapel, fire pit area, outdoor chapel area, four classrooms, dock, swimming area, basketball and volleyball courts.  Food services are available for groups of 40-180.  Heated cabins support 50 overnight guests during the winter.
 
Luccock Park Camp offers individuals, families, and groups of all sizes a mountain setting in paradise ~ literally located in Paradise Valley south of Livingston, Montana.  Luccock Park can offer you the opportunity of many venues.  Take an easy hike to Pine Creek Falls, play basketball on the open court, enjoy an old fashioned game of horseshoes or just pull up a lounge chair and enjoy the peace and quiet that can only be found at Luccock Park.
 
Learn more at mtnskyumc.org/campingretreats

Prayers of peace to you all,

Pastor Tyler 

We invite you to watch this video to learn more about what is coming up in worship this week. 
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

Sunday is Food Bank Sunday!!!
Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
Deeper Dive: War Stories –Sunday at 9:00 
Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
Bible Study in the Park – Wednesday at 6:30 pm at Rose Park on July 10th
Finance – Thursday at 5:30 pm
Trustees and SPRC – Thursday at 6:00 pm
Red Sand Sunday – Next Sunday
Deeper Dive: Deliverance Stories – Next Sunday at 9:00 am
Adult Bible Study at 9:00 am –  Next Sunday
Worship – Next Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 at the church

WORSHIP IN JULY – The remainder of the summer services will dive 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. We have a couple more available in the church office for $12.00.

A DEEPER DIVE WITH PASTOR TYLER – July 7 at 9:00 am, Pastor Tyler will hold a “Deeper Dive” discussion about War Stories from the Bible as part of our sermon series. What do we learn from them?

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 8th and 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, July 10, 17, 24, and August 7, 14.  We request an RSVP to know how many adults plan to attend and if kids are coming. We have a couple books left in the office for $12.00.

BLOOD DRIVE – SUMC will be hosting a blood drive on July 11th from 8:00 to 10:30 am. The Vitalant (formerly United Blood Service) van will be parked at the church.  Please sign up in the lobby, call the office or sign-up online at vitalant.com. Summer is a critical time for the blood supply. Donors are out of town and busy with summer activities and do not donate as much.  
 
COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES – Do 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 July 13, 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 with more information.

RED SAND SUNDAY– We will be participating in a Red Sand Project at the church on July 14th after each service. This is an awareness project to fight Human Trafficking.  We ask you to wear Red that day. We will share information about Human Trafficking going on in Billings! It affects mostly women and children. 1 in 7 runaways are victims and 86% of those were in the care of social services or foster care. After service, we will spread red sand in the sidewalk and parking lot cracks to show our support for victims and those who are trying to help, including the Yellowstone County Area Human Trafficking Task Force. There are packets of Red Sand and an information sheet on a table in the lobby.  If you are unable to be here with us on the 14th, please take one home and engage your own neighborhood.

406 UNITED YOUTH – 406 United is open to youth in 6th-12th grades.  We are continuing our summer activities on July 14, 4-6 pm with a time at the Steepworld climbing wall.  Please contact Pastor Tyler at pastortyler@shilohbillings.church for details.

BOOK REVIEW – The next book review will be MONDAY (new day), July 15, at 6:00 pm. We will discuss the The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright. This novel comes highly recommended and will surprise readers that a novel set in a garbage dump in Cambodia can still be uplifting.  Whether you choose to read the book or not, everyone is invited to join the discussion as we consider the “beauty of life.”

PAINTING THE SHED – The UMCOR shed is almost done and it will soon be time to paint it.  There is a signup sheet on the “Volunteer for Shiloh” table where you can sign up to help paint when the time comes. Ed Heidrich will give you a call and let you know when they will start the painting.  Again, thank you to all the wonderful people who have been building this shed.

WILL YOU BE OUR PRAYER KEEPER TODAY? – If you are willing to record the prayers shared in the “Prayers of the People” section of today’s worship, please pick up the “Prayer Keeper” badge on the welcome stand in the lobby.  It’s easy!! The instructions are on the back of the badge.  The prayers you record will be shared with the prayer team who will include them in their daily prayers this week.  Thank you SO much for your service!

UMCOR HYGIENE KITS – Since 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!  On the table in the lobby, there is a list of the items that go into a UMCOR Hygiene kit.  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.   
 

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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Pastor’s Corner for June 30, 2019

People of Shiloh,
 
Faith formation, the way we grow in our understanding of how God is at work in our lives is a lifelong process.  Some of the most important years of my faith formation were in college.  As I learned world expanding ideas, prepared for a job, and saw the challenges of world rise before me it was good to have other companions to learn together how our faith would wrap throughout life to make a firm foundation for living in Christ. 
 
One of my favorite memories from this time was sitting in a room with my campus minister, at a whiteboard, talking about some book I had found and how its understandings tied to my Christian faith.  We looked like some kind of Beautiful Mind convention as we drew ideas on the board and connected them.  We went from arguing, to laughing, topondering, and I was thankful for the time offered to help me see where these new ideas and my faith could come together.  
 
This Sunday we are going to be welcoming Dwight Welch, the Campus Chaplain for United Campus Ministry at MSU Billings.    Dwight is ordained in the United Church of Christ and is a leader in our community.  He works with students of all ages through his ministry at a school that has more non-traditional students than others.  Dwight also gets to play a role at a secular school that most chaplains at larger institutions do not.  The University invites him to sit in on school committees and be a voice in the direction of the institution.  
 
I hope you will join us this Sunday as we learn about campus ministry and if you get a nudge from God on a way Shiloh can support Dwight’s work directly, please let me know.  
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler
 
It was a such an honor and privlege for us to work alongside Billings First UMC this year for Vacation Bible School and our Easter Egg Hunt. Vacation Bible School had over 75 kids at it and included 4 of our volunteers there full time. 15 of our young people from Shiloh had a great time. We look forward to more fruitful and God-centered partnerships like the one we had with Billings First UMC this year.  (Click to watch the short video of our VBS fun)
Two weeks ago, during Annual Conference for the Mountain Sky Conference.  Over 500 people engaged in missional learning and work experiences to share the love of Christ in our community. Pastor Tyler, Lay Leader of 1st UMC, Pat Otstot, and Kent Thompson helped with the organization.  At Shiloh got to experience an Aging Well Program, help maintain our community garden, and others throughout the community served over 20 agencies.  
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Bookmobilewill be here Tuesday at 12:30 pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Bible Study in the Park – Wednesday at 6:30 pm at Rose Park on July 10th
  • Adult Bible Study at 9:00 am –  Next Sunday

 
WORSHIP IN JUNE AND JULY – The remainder of the summer services will dive 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. They are available from the church office for $12.00.
 
A DEEPER DIVE WITH PASTOR TYLER– July 7at9:00 am, Pastor Tyler will hold a “Deeper Dive” discussion about War Stories from the Bible as part of our sermon series. What do we learn from them?
 
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 usingInspired by Rachel Held Evans.  There will be activities for children, so adults can enjoy the study.  Study will be held,July 10, 17, 24, and August 7, 14.  We request signup to know how many to plan for and if kids will be coming. The cost of the book is $12.00 and is available in the office.
 
BLOOD DRIVESUMC will be hosting a blood drive onJuly 11thfrom 8:00 to 10:30 am. The Vitalant (formerly United Blood Service) van will be parked at the church.  Please sign up in the lobby, call the office or sign-up online at vitalant.com. Summer is a critical time for the blood supply. Donors are out of town and busy with summer activities and do not donate as much. An adequate blood supply is critical for cancer and other vulnerable patients.
 
GARAGE SALE DATESDo you have items to sale and want to have lots of traffic? We are having community garage sales in the parking lot at Shiloh United Methodist Church on July 13, 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 with more information.

 
RED SAND SUNDAY– We will be participating in a Red Sand Project at church on July 14th.  This is an awareness project to fight Human Trafficking.  We ask you to wear Red that day.  We will share information about Human Trafficking going on in Billings! It affects mostly women and children. 1 in 7 runaways are victims and 86% of those were in the care of social services or foster care. After service, we will spread red sand in the sidewalk and parking lot cracks to show our support for victims and those who are trying to help, including the Yellowstone County Area Human Trafficking Task Force. There are packets of Red Sand and an information sheet on a table in the lobby.  If you are unable to be here with us on the 14th, please take one home and engage your own neighborhood.
 
406 UNITED YOUTH– 406 United is open to youth in 6th-12thgrades.  We are continuing our summer activities on July 14, 4-6 pm with a time at the Steepworld climbing wall.  Please contact Pastor Tyler at pastortyler@shilohbillings.churchfor details.
 
BOOK REVIEWThe next book review will be MONDAY (new day), July 15, at 6:00 pm. We will discuss the The Rent Collectorby Cameron Wright. This novel comes highly recommended and will surprise readers that a novel set in a garbage dump in Cambodia can still be uplifting.  Whether you choose to read the book or not, everyone is invited to join the discussion as we consider the “beauty of life.”

PAINTING THE SHED– The UMCOR shed is almost done and it will soon be time to paint it.  There is a signup sheet on the “Volunteer for Shiloh” table where you can sign up to help paint when the time comes. Ed Heidrich will give you a call and let you know when they will start the painting.  Again, thank you to all the wonderful people who have been building this shed.
 
WE NEED COOKIES!!The freezer is finally cleaned out and we now have room for cookies for Fellowship hour.  If you are baking cookies, please make an extra dozen for our fellowship time. Thank you for your help.
 
WILL YOU BE OUR PRAYER KEEPER IN WORSHIP? – If you are willing to record the prayers shared in the “Prayers of the People” section of worship, please pick up the “Prayer Keeper” badge on the welcome stand in the lobby.  It’s easy!! The instructions are on the back of the badge.  The prayers you record will be shared with the prayer team who will include them in their daily prayers this week.  Thank you SO much for your service!
 
HANDICAP CHAIRS – You may have noticed that we have added two more handicap chairs to the sanctuary.  We have several attendees who use walkers now.  To accommodate those guests, please leave the Handicap Chairs for them or the companion of someone in a wheelchair.

 
 

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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, June 23, 2019

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People of Shiloh,


2 years ago we initiated Aging Well as an outreach program to serve the needs and interests of a robust aging population in our community.  This space has provided safety to discuss hard topics, foster relationships and encourage participation by sharing stories and experiences of challenges faced while facing the second half of life.  Last year’s program held aging well September-May, noon-1:30 with a light lunch. We continue to be successful with 10-20 people at each lunch, and we believe that as knowledge of these events grows, so will the program.  People are finding hope and excitement through the knowledge they are gaining and the community they are building.
 
Donna Prewitt has been faithfully leading the team for this past year as coordinator.  She has met with community leaders, contacted speakers, coordinated the events, and prepared communication about these events.  Next year Donna has asked to step down from this role, as she plans to be traveling more.  
 
We are looking for people willing to step into leadership for Aging Well.  We are seeking two co-coordinators and 2-3 people to be event hosts.
 

  1. Event Host
    1. Greet people at events.
    2. Help speakers feel at home by welcoming them to our space.
    3. Assist Pastor Tyler in coordinating groups to provide lunches.
  2. Co-Coordinators
    1. Contact potential speakers.
    2. Help Pastor Tyler plan the speaking schedule for next year.

 
If you are interested in helping out, please contact me in the office, by phone or email.  We hope to start the new season of Aging Well in September.  

Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler #LoveBillings
 

Last week during Annual Conference for the Mountain Sky Conference.  Over 500 people engaged in missional learning and work experiences to share the love of Christ in our community. Pastor Tyler, Lay Leader of 1st UMC, Pat Otstot, and Kent Thompson helped with the organization.  At Shiloh got to experience an Aging Well Program, help maintain our community garden, and others throughout the community served over 20 agencies.  
Our church building is used for things sometimes only a few people know about.  Being in BIllings means we are a major waypoint for teams going to do mission work in our region.  The team from First Limon and Hugo UMCs stayed in our church on their way to serve the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish.  Thanks for your generosity that makes space for groups going to do this important work.
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
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  Monthly Newsletter can be found here – https://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Deeper Dive –Sunday 9:00-9:45 am. Sunday’s topic: Origin Stories from the Bible
  • Shiloh Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Bible Study in the Park – Wednesday at 6:30 pm at Rose Park
  • Sandwich Making – Friday at 12 noon
  • Adult Bible Study at 9:00 am –  Next Sunday
  • Worship – Next Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 at the church

 
WORSHIP IN JUNE AND JULY – The remainder of the summer services will dive 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. They are available from the church office for $12.00.
 
A DEEPER DIVE WITH PASTOR TYLER– Sunday at 9:00 am, Pastor Tyler will hold a “Deeper Dive” discussion about our Origin Stories as part of the sermon series we are starting. Sunday’s topic will be Origin Stories from the Bible.
 
RELAY FOR LIFEThe Relay for Life team will be selling luminarias Sunday after church and this will be the last fund raiser for this year.  The luminarias are $10.00 each and are a wonderful way to remember someone who has died or to honor someone who is fighting or has won the battle with cancer. Relay for Life will be July 12 at West High and everyone is welcomed to join us. The Relay for Life team raised almost $300.00 at our bake sale last Friday.  Thank you to everyone who baked an item for the sale and for everyone’s helped the day of the sale.
 
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 Grand Ave. 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 June 26, July 10, 17, 24, and August 7, 14.  We request signup to know how many to plan for and if kids will be coming. The cost of the book is $12.00 and is available in the office.
 
BLOOD DRIVESUMC will be hosting a blood drive on July 11 from 8:00 to 10:30 am.  The Vitalant (formerly United Blood Service) van will be at the church.  Please sign up in the lobby, call the office or sign-up on-line at vitalant.com if you are available to give blood that day.  Summer is a critical time for the blood supply. Donors are out of town and busy with summer activities and do not donate as much. An adequate blood supply is critical for cancer patients and other vulnerable patients.  Please consider signing up as soon as you can. 

 
GARAGE SALEDo you have items to sale and want to have a garage sale with lots of traffic? We are having a community garage sale in the parking lot at Shiloh United Methodist Church on July 13,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 with more information.
 
RED SAND PROJECT– At church on July 14th we will be participating in a Red Sand Project.  This is an awareness project to fight Human Trafficking.  We ask you to wear Redthat day.  We will share information about Human Trafficking going on in Billings!  It affects mostly women and children.  1 in 7 runaways are victims and 88% of those were in the care of social services or foster care.  After service, we will spread red sand in the sidewalk and parking lot cracks to show our support for victims and those who are trying to help including the Yellowstone County Area Human Trafficking Task Force.    
 
406 UNITED YOUTH– 406 United is open to youth in 6th-12thgrades.  We are continuing our summer activities on July 14, 4-6 pm with a time at the Steepworld climbing wall.  Please contact Pastor Tyler at pastortyler@shilohbillings.churchfor details.
 
BOOK REVIEWThe next book review will be MONDAY (new day), July 15 at 6:00 pm. We will discuss the The Rent Collectorby Cameron Wright. This novel comes highly recommended and will surprise readers that a novel set in a garbage dump in Cambodia can still be uplifting.  Whether you choose to read the book or not, everyone is invited to join the discussion as we consider the “beauty of life.”
 
THE SHED– This week the hard workers who are building “the shed” are excited that the roof is on!!! Thank you to the wonderful builders who are Toby Stapleton, Kent Thompson, Orion Thompson, Buddy Kastrop, Jerry Stanhope, Kelly Martinson, Gary McFarland and Ed Heidrich. 
 
COOKIESThe freezer is finally cleaned out and we now have room for cookies for Fellowship hour.  If you are baking cookies, please make an extra dozen for our fellowship time.  We will also need cookies this Friday to send to the Mission with the Sandwiches that the Sandwich Makers will be preparing. Thank you for your help.
 
 
 

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