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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday October 13, 2019

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People of Shiloh,
 
This month we are studying grace, and specifically the means of grace that John Wesley the founder of Methodism outlined.  These means of grace included what he call acts of piety and acts of mercy.  In this and next week’s messages and Pastor’s Corner I will be highlighting both of these and how they help us grow closer to God.
 
Church attendance in the United States is in decline and with it there is a sense that piety is too.  Piety is pretty poorly used word in our society.  For many of us it conjures up images of what we are not doing to fall into favor with God, or we feel guilt for not being in church.  People feel like the opposite of piety is breaking the rules of God or even worse .  Wesley and we as modern day Methodists should actually own up to the idea that piety is our willingness to turn to God each day, in regular practice.   Specifically through practices that keep us in the habit of finding God each day.  John Wesley outlined these practices:
 
Individual Practices – reading, meditating and studying the scriptures, prayer, fasting, regularly attending worship, healthy living, and sharing our faith with others.
 
Community Practices – regularly share in the sacraments, Christian conferencing (accountability to one another), and Bible study(learning more about faith together).
 
I have seen these practices transform peoples’ lives, change old habits to new life empowering ones, and help people live close to the whole hearted living that is the kingdom of God.  Regular church attendance helps us get there and as we will explore next week, it helps to be in church, but then you have to go be church in the world.  
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler

 

Our Fall Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • Church Directory Pictures – Sunday at 9:00 am and after second service
  • Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15
  • Children’s Sunday School – Sunday at 10:30 am 
  • Chime Choir Rehearsal – Sunday at 11:15 am
  • 406 Youth United – No Youth Group Sunday
  • Faith & Film – Find Me – Tonight at 5:30 pm
  • Deeper Dive – Book of Jonah –Monday at 6:00 pm
  • Financial Peace University – Monday at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Adult Bible Study – Monday at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 
  • Shiloh Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am– 12:00 noon
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Caregivers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Children’s & Youth Team –Thursday at 5:30 pm
  • Animate! – Thursday at 612 Wyoming
  • Chime Practice – Sunday October 13 at 9:00 am
  • Animate! Will continue next Tuesday October 22

 
FALL WORSHIP – The Fall 2019 Sermon Series is Faith by Numbers: Choose your own Spiritual Adventure.  This fall we will be placing scripture alongside the life of John Wesley who founded the Methodist movement.  We invite each person in the church to learn that faith changes and practices grow throughout our lives, and you can choose how you want to draw your own masterpiece of your life with God alongside you.  The series will carry us through October.
 
ANIMATE! – We think it is important for people to take time out to understand their faith, so they can animate it in their everyday lives.  Shiloh is providing 3 sessions of animate groups.  Each session is a 7 week course.  Tuesday groups will meet at Mission Ridge at St. Johns at 10:30 am and at Shiloh at 12 noon (Oct 8, 22, 29 and Nov 5, 12, 26 – Tuesday classes will not meet this week).  Thursday’s group meets at the Ragsdale’s house, members of EUMC, at 612 Wyoming (Oct. 10, 17 , 24, 31 and Nov. 7, 14, 21).  Please sign-up by contacting the office or Pastor Tyler at 656-0050 or pastortyler@shilobilling.church.
 
FAITH AND FILM – FIND ME! – Join us this evening at 5:30 pm for Faith and Film with Find Me. The movie is about an emotionally wounded accountant who decides to break away from routine and find his missing friend, who has left clues for him of  her whereabouts throughout National Parks across the West. Please bring a snack and a friend and join us for the movie.
 
DEEPER DIVE WITH PASTOR TYLER – BOOK OF JONAH – Pastor Tyler’s Deeper Dive series will be on Monday, October 14 at 6 pm.  It is a chance for him to offer prayer, conversation about topics in sermon, and opportunities to look at challenging issues in our world and lives. The topic – The Book of Jonah: A piece of satire and a gift from God, learning how to read Jonah to understand ourselves better.
 
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY AT SHILOH – Millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.  Financial Peace University classes are Bible-based principles that help you get back on track.  Join us October 14 at 6:00 pm at Shiloh UMC to take back control of where your money goes each month.  Child care is available! We will meet weekly for 9 weeks to learn about budgeting, saving, insurance, building wealth, and more!  Sign up using this link://www.fpu.com/1100348.  The first class is free!  Use the coupon in the basket by the office.    
 
FALL MISSION PROJECTS – This fall the Missions Team is sponsoring the following projects: Sleeping bags for the HUB. If you would like to sponsor one or more they are $44.00 each. Please write your check to SUMC with sleeping bag in the memo.  White socks for the HUB If you would like to participate in this project, please purchase white socks and put them in the tub in the Fellowship Hall. The Angel Tree will be up by November 17 this year.  There will be tags for Tumbleweed, Independence Hall, St. Johns, and Autumn Springs this year. We will also have boxes for pantry items needed by Tumbleweed and Independence Hall. 
 
HARVEST DESSERTS – This year we are going to try something new to celebrate the harvest of the community garden.  We will be having a Harvest Dessert morning after both services on Sunday, October 27th. Please bring your favorite harvest or fall dessert, pumpkin pie, apple pie, spice cake, etc. to share.  The church will furnish the hot apple cider, ice cream and cool whip for the desserts if needed.   Join us for this time of fellowship and thanksgiving. 
 
TRUNK OR TREAT – We will be holding our annual trunk or treat on Thursday, October 31, from 5-7 pm. We will have a sign- up sheet for volunteers and we need a lot of volunteers.  Once again we are asking for donations of candy as we will hopefully have a ton of children again this year.  Thank you for all  your support and help.
 
WELCOMING COMMITTEE– You were new once!  Remember what it was like to come to Shiloh for the first time?  The welcoming team needs your help.  We need help manning the Welcoming table before each service and identifying new comers.  Contact Joni Oswald, Russ or Darla Davidson, Liz Stanhope or Pastor Tyler if you can help.

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, October 6, 2019

If you are new to Shiloh, join us after Church in the Pastor’s Office for a Pastor’s Coffee.  We will learn about Shiloh, our call, and the basics about how to stay connected.  Sunday, October 6, from 11:30-12:30.  Childcare is avaialble
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People of Shiloh,

In my work to share weekly messages rooted in scripture, I find it helpful to ask the congregation a series of questions.  My aim in preaching is to help us “build a Christian community where non-religious and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians.” I’d like your input (please do this today or tomorrow, as I’ll be using this to review ideas for future series with my pastoral colleagues in town.)

Here are the questions I’d like you to answer. Please send/drop your responses by the office or email them to pastortyler@shilohbillings.church

1.         If you could ask Jesus one (or two) questions, what would you ask?

2.         What is the personal struggle or relationship issue that you most often ask for God’s help with?

3.         Is there a book in the Bible, a section of the Bible, a character in the Bible or a theme in the Bible that you’d value having as the focus of a sermon or sermons?

4.         Are there ethical issues, current events or global concerns that you believe I should address in a sermon?

5.         Thinking of your friends who don’t go to church, what might be a sermon topic or series that you feel they would be interested in attending?

6.         How can I best help you grow in your personal spiritual life through preaching? Where do you struggle in your spiritual life and growth?

7.         Last year we had a great response to some of our guest preachers. Are there people you feel would be amazing guest preachers for a special weekend in 2020?

 

Thanks so much for sharing your responses to these questions. I’m excited about the sermons coming up this fall. We have kicked off with Faith By Numbers exploring John Wesley, Methodism and our faith.  In November we are going to be learning to Practice a Kingdom Economy as we study how God hopes we share and use our resources as we live out Jesus’ practices in our lives.  

 

I hope you continue to find our worship messages meaningful ways to ground yourself in God as you go into your week.

 

Enthusiastic Peace,

Pastor Tyler

 

Our Fall Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 

Messy Church is starting again!

Messy Church will be Monday October 7 from 6:00-6:45 pm and Monday October 21 from 6:00-6:45pm. We will have music, prayers, lessons, games or crafts, light snacks, and fun, fun, fun! All are welcome! We hope to see you soon!!!

  • Sunday is World Communion Sunday
  • Church Directory Pictures – Sunday at 9:00 am and after second service
  • Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15
  • Children’s Sunday School – Sunday at 10:30 am
  • Coffee with the Pastor – Sunday at 11:30 am 
  • 406 Youth United – Sunday at 3:30 -5:30 pm – Surprise Activity
  • Messy Church – Monday at 6:00 pm
  • Adult Bible Study – Monday at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • animate! – Tuesday at Mission Ridge at 10:30 am and SUMC at 12 pm
  • Shiloh Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am– 12:00 noon
  • Caregivers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Aging Well – FRAUD – Wednesday at 11:30 am
  • Committee Meetings- Thursday – Finance- 5:30 pm, SPRC- 6:00 pm, Trustees -6:00 pm and Church Council at 7:00 pm
  • animate! – Thursday at the Ragsdales (EUMC) at 612 Wyoming, – 6:30 pm
  • Choir Practice – Sunday, October 13 at 9:15 am

 
FALL WORSHIP – The Fall 2019 Sermon Series is Faith by Numbers: Choose your own Spiritual Adventure.  This fall we will be placing scripture alongside the life of John Wesley who founded the Methodist movement.  We invite each person in the church to learn that faith changes and practices grow throughout our lives, and you can choose how you want to draw your own masterpiece of your life with God alongside you.  The series will carry us through October.
 
AGING WELL – FRAUD:  Enrich the gift of growing older; join us in a new year of Aging Well programs.  Our first program will be on Wednesday, October 9 from 11:30 am to1:30 pm.   The topic for this month is Recognize and Protect yourself from Fraud.  Hear from Alex Ward, the President of AARP Montana, on how to protect yourself and others from fraud.  Lunch is provided. RSVP’s are appreciated (406) 656-0050; liz@shilohbillings.church.
 
ANIMATE! – We think it is important for people to take time out to understand their faith, so they can animate it in their everyday lives.  Shiloh is providing 3 sessions of animate groups.  Each session is a 7 week course.  Tuesday groups will meet at Mission Ridge at St. Johns at 10:30 am and at Shiloh at 12 noon.  Thursday a group will meet at the Ragsdale’s house, members of EUMC, at 612 Wyoming.  The group will meet Oct. 10, 17, 24, and 31, and Nov. 7,14, and 21st.  Please sign-up by contacting the office or Pastor Tyler by October 7.  656-0050 or pastortyler@shilobilling.church.
 
FAITH AND FILM – FIND ME! – Join us October 13 at 5:30 pm for Faith and Film with Find Me. The movie is about an emotionally wounded accountant who decides to break away from routine and find his missing friend. She left clues for him on her whereabouts throughout National Parks across the West. Please join us and ask a friend.
 
DEEPER DIVE WITH PASTOR TYLER – BOOK OF JONAH – Pastor Tyler’s Deeper Dive series will be on Monday, October 14 at 6 pm.  It is a chance for him to offer prayer, conversation about topics in sermon, and opportunities to look at challenging issues in our world and lives. The topic – The Book of Jonah: A piece of satire and a gift from God, learning how to read Jonah to understand ourselves better.
 
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY AT SHILOH – Millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.  Financial Peace University classes are Bible-based principles that help you get back on track.  Join us October 14 at 6:00 pm at Shiloh UMC to take back control of where your money goes each month.  Child care is available! We will meet weekly for 9 weeks to learn about budgeting, saving, insurance, building wealth, and more!  Sign up using this link://www.fpu.com/1100348.  The first class is free!  Use the coupon in the basket by the office.    
 
FALL MISSION PROJECTS – This fall the Missions Team is sponsoring the following projects: Sleeping bags for the HUB. If you would like to sponsor one or more they are $44.00 each. Please write your check to SUMC with sleeping bag in the memo.  White socks for the HUB If you would like to participate in this project, please purchase white socks and put them in the tub in the Fellowship Hall. The Angel Tree will be up by November 17 this year.  There will be tags for Tumbleweed, Independence Hall, St. Johns, and Autumn Springs this year. We will also have boxes for pantry items needed by Tumbleweed and Independence Hall. 
 
FREE STORE – BIRTHDAY BAG MINISTRY – Each of us can remember a special childhood birthday. However, some of the shoppers at the Free Store cannot afford even a birthday cake for a child’s birthday.  Consequently one of the volunteers started the Birthday Bag Ministry. Each birthday bag (gender specific) contains a cake mix, a can of frosting, candles and party favors for 5-6 children.  Posted signs tell parents to notify a volunteer if a child has a birthday during the current month.  We are also looking for someone new to continue this great ministry.  If you are interested, please contact Peg Parker (690-6370) or pjayco44@gmail.com
 
TRUNK OR TREAT – We will be holding our annual trunk or treat on Thursday, October 31, from 5-7 pm. We will have a sign- up sheet for volunteers and we will are asking for donations of candy again this year.  Thank you for your support and help.

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 – October 2019

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

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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, September 29, 2019

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People of Shiloh,
In my ongoing spiritual work, I am loving the book When the Heart Waits by Sue Monk Kidd.  One of the spiritual notions she shares is about the need to let things emerge by waiting in God’s time.  The way you can’t rush a caterpillar out of a chrysalis.  
 
I have experienced moments of waiting.  The support of someone in pregnancy is my deepest experience of this.  For men all we can do is support the pregnancy by caring for the mother.  I always found it odd notion that we say women have a “glow” during this waiting period.  Perhaps it is our hope for the mother to have peace and enjoy the miracle of new life growing in her belly.  However, I remember the “glow” phase as a mix of pure joy, some subtle peace, and moments of terror too.  Phone calls on the health of the baby from the doctor.  Learning the gender. Feeling the kick. The dreaded car seat purchase, you do not want to not spend a fortune, but you don’t want junk either.  The fear of “Who am I to be a parent?”  
 
I wonder if sometimes we think of spiritual waiting periods as much more  of a “glow” experience than they really are.  Waiting can be just as much a rollercoaster as the actual experience of bringing something new into this world, just a little less intense.
 
Being told by a spiritual mentor that Pastors are like midwives, I am always trying to discern when we as a community are in the waiting and gestation phase.  Waiting for something God is adding to our community life.  Other times, I wonder when it is time to engage the chaos and work to support the birthing God’s new gift of life.  A process that is noisy and chaotic and scary and challenging for all involved. 
 
Where are you at personally in this spiritual waiting?  
Are you waiting or birthing or assisting new life being born right now? 
Is our church, the collective community, in some phase of this process? 
 
Let me know,
Pastor Tyler
 

Our Fall Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • Church Directory Pictures – Sunday at 9:00 am and after second service
  • Deeper Dive with Pastor Tyler – Wesleyan Prayer – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Adult Bible Study– Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15
  • Children’s Sunday School – Sunday at 10:30 am
  • Soup making after second Service 
  • Prayer Leader Training is Sunday at 11:15 am 
  • 406 Youth United – Sunday at 3:30 -5:30 pm – Photo Scavenger Hunt
  • Adult Bible Study – Monday at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Blood Drive  – Tuesday at 10:00 – 6:00 pm at 15th and Grand
  • Shiloh’s Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am– 12:00 noon
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Caregivers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Children & Youth Committee meeting- Wednesday at 6:30- 7:30 pm
  • Choir Practice – Next Sunday, October 6 at 9:15 am
  • Food Bank Sunday – Next Sunday, October  6
  • Coffee with Pastor Tyler – Next Sunday, October 6 at 11:15 am

 
FALL WORSHIP – The Fall 2019 Sermon Series is Faith by Numbers: Choose your own Spiritual Adventure.  This fall we will be placing scripture alongside the life of John Wesley who founded the Methodist movement.  We invite each person in the church to learn that faith changes and practices grow throughout our lives, and you can choose how you want to draw your own masterpiece of your life with God alongside you.  The series will carry us through October.
 
DEEPER DIVE WITH PASTOR TYLER – Pastor Tyler’s Deeper Dive series will be on Sunday after first service from 9:00 – 9:45 am.  It is a chance for him to offer prayer, conversation about topics in sermon, and opportunities to look at challenging issues in our world and lives. The topic is Practicing Wesleyan Prayer: Learning a daily practice like Wesley did. 
 
PICTURE DIRECTORY – We will be starting to take pictures Sunday for the new picture directory of our church family. We will be taking pictures after both services in the Fellowship Hall.  Come get your picture taken and then have coffee and a snack with us.
 
METHODIST BLOOD DRIVE  – We have invited all the other local Methodist Churches to join us in donating blood at the Vitalant Donation Center on 15th and Grand all day Tuesday, October 1. Please sign up on-line (bloodhero.com) or call them at 800-365-4450 and mention that you are a Methodist.
 
 
 
AGING WELL – Enrich the gift of growing older; join us in the new year of the Aging Well program.  Our first program will be on Wednesday, October 9th from noon to 1:30 pm. The topic for this month is Fraud- Recognize, Protect, and Report.  Sheryl Smart (PM for the Prevention of Elder Abuse) will be our speaker.   We will start with lunch at noon.  These Aging Well programs are informational and full of good advice for all of us who want to age well. RSDVPs appreciated: (406) 656-0050; liz@shilohbillings.church. 
 
WHERE DID YOU TRAVEL THIS SUMMER? – There are 2 maps on folding door to the Fellowship Hall.  Please mark where you travelled this summer.
 
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY AT SHILOH – Millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.  Taking charge of your money isn’t hard with a plan!  Financial Peace University classes are Bible-based principals that help you get back on track.  Join us October 14 at 6:00 pm at Shiloh UMC to take back control of where your money goes each month.  Child care is available! We will meet weekly for 9 weeks to learn about budgeting, saving, insurance, building wealth, and more!  Sign up using this link://www.fpu.com/1100348.  The first class is free – use the coupon in your bulletin Sunday.  Our nursery attendants are not available to provide childcare for the class.  If you are interested inhelping us provide childcare, please contact the office. The class will be held on Mondays through December 9 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  Please call the office at 656-0050 if you are interested in earning some early Christmas shopping money.
 
FREE STORE – As winter approaches the shoppers are focused on acquiring bedding, especially blankets, comforters, etc.  At this time the shelves are virtually empty.  All sizes are needed: twin, double, queen and king.  Additionally winter coats are already in demand.  One September 7th, 77 families visited the Free Store while on September 21st 83 families shopped.  All this happened in a matter of two and a half hours each Saturday.  Clearly there is a need for this ministry supported by the Methodist churches in Billings. Thank you Shiloh UMC for your commitment and support! 
 
GOODIES AND COOKIES, PLEASE! – The freezer is not as empty as it has been thanks to all of you who have answered our plea.  But the need is always there so please remember the church when you are making cookies please remember us. The last Friday of each month the Sandwich Ministry makes 200 sandwiches for the Rescue Mission and they always try to send at least 200 cookies with the sandwiches.  Thank you so much for all of your help.
 

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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, September 22, 2019

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People of Shiloh,

The call to care for creation is deeply rooted in our Methodist tradition.  Our United Methodist Bishops have twice issued calls for us to care for all creation and we as a church know that environmental disasters are beginning to impact more and more of our brothers and sisters in coastal/island regions.  The following statements come from our call to care for creation found in our Book of Resolutions, a book containing calls in our tradition to step out in faith to make the world more like the Kingdom of God.

“The story of the garden (Genesis 2) reveals the complete and harmonious interrelatedness of creation, with humankind designed to relate to God, one another, and the rest of the created order. God’s vision of “shalom” invites all of creation to know wholeness and harmony, and the good news that we are called to proclaim includes the promise that Jesus Christ came to redeem all creation (Colossians 1:15-20).”

As The United Methodist Church we understand our responsibility to address and our complicity in the challenges facing God’s creation. We urge all United Methodists, local faith communities, agencies, and institutions to examine their roles as caretakers of creation and to study, discuss, and work to implement this resolution.

As your Pastor I am inviting us to participate in the Climate Strike here in Billings.  The Montana Interfaith Network is organizing this event alongside many congregations and spiritual leaders.  There will be a gathering to hear from speakers on climate at the courthouse lawn on Monday, September 23 at noon.  Then short informational videos and conversations from 12-12:30pm at Shiloh September 24-26.  We invite you to join us as we learn how to protect God’s creation.

Enthusiastic Peace,

Pastor Tyler

Our Fall Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • Adult Bible Study– Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Chime Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:00 am and play at 10:15 am
  • Missions Team Meeting – Sunday at 9:15 in the Fellowship Hall
  • Children’s Sunday School – Sunday at 10:30 am
  • 406 Youth United – Sunday at 3:30 -5:30 pm – Board Game Night
  • Climate Strike – Monday at the courthouse lawn at 12:00 noon
  • Adult Bible Study – Monday at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Climate Strike – Video Discussion –Tuesday at 12:00 – 12:30 pm
  • Shiloh’s Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am– 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers –Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Climate Strike – Video Discussion – Wednesday at 12:00 – 12:30 pm
  • Climate Strike – Video Discussion – Thursday at 12:00  – 12:30 pm
  • Sandwich Making – Next, Friday at 12 noon
  • Climate Strike – Video Discussion –  Next, Friday at 12:00 – 12:30 pm
  • Faith and Film – SHAZAM! – FRIDAY at 8:00 pm
  • Choir Practice – Next Sunday at 9:15 am
  • Soup Making – Next Sunday, Sept 29. after second service
  • Deeper Dive with Pastor Tyler – Wesleyan Prayer – Sept 29, Next Sunday at 9:00 am

 
FALL WORSHIPThe Fall 2019 Sermon series is Faith by Numbers: Choose your own Spiritual Adventure.  This fall we will be placing scripture alongside the life of John Wesley who founded the Methodist movement.  We invite each person in the church to learn that faith changes and practices grow throughout our lives, and you can choose how you want to draw your own masterpiece of your life with God alongside you.  The series will carry us through October.
 
MISSIONS COMMITTEE– The Missions Committee will meet Sunday after first service in the Fellowship hall and all are invited to come see what wonderful work our missions committee does for the community and how your money is spent.
 
CLIMATE STRIKE – Pastor Tyler invites us to participate in the Climate Strike here in Billings.  The Montana Interfaith Network is organizing this event. There will be a gathering to hear speakers on climate at the courthouse lawn on Monday, September 23 at noon.  Then short informational videos and conversations from 12:00 – 12:30 pm at Shiloh September 24-27.  We invite you to join us as we learn how to protect God’s creation.
 

 
FAITH AND FILM– Faith & Film would like to do an all church movie night on FRIDAY, September 27 at 8:00 pm. The movie is Shazam and will be shown in the sanctuary.  Please bring a snack and a friend or two and help us start out the 2019/2020 Faith and Film series. 
 
DEEPER DIVE WITH PASTOR TYLER– Pastor Tyler’s Deeper Dive series will be on September 29 after first service from 9:00 – 9:45 am.  It is a chance for him to offer prayer, conversation about topics in sermon, and opportunities to look at challenging issues in our world and lives. The topic for the September 29this Practicing Wesleyan Prayer: Learning a daily practice like Wesley did. 
 
SHILOH UMC CHOIR– I would like to personally invite you to sing with the SUMC choir this season.  We are an open group of people who enjoy lifting our voices to enhance and guide the worship experience. Our choir members all started without knowing their part and learned by practicing Sunday mornings prior to worship. My desire for you as a choir member is that you have a beautiful learning experience, have fun (yes, we laugh plenty), and learn to read and understand music more clearly. If you have questions contact me, Dave Merkel, at dave@davemerkel.com.
 
WHERE DID YOU TRAVEL THIS SUMMER?– There are 2 maps on folding door to the Fellowship Hall.  Please mark where you travelled this summer.
 
FREE STORE NEEDS– As this ministry grows so do the needs.  The 33-gallon black bags and the tall garbage bagsthat tie are desperately needed.  Winter is approaching so warm clothing, coats and boots will be in high demand.  Just be sure that they are clean, that the zippers work and that there are no stains. Your support is so needed and appreciated. 
 
PICTURE DIRECTORY– We will be doing a picture directory of our church family this fall.  We will begin taking pictures at the church starting September 29th.  More dates will be advertised as we schedule them.    
 
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY AT SHILOHMillions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Taking charge of your money isn’t hard with a plan!  Financial Peace University classes are Bible-based principals that help you get back on track. Join us October 14 at 6:00 pmat Shiloh UMC to take back control of where your money goes each month.  Child care is available! We will meet weekly for 9 weeks to learn about budgeting, saving, insurance, building wealth, and more!  Sign up using this link://www.fpu.com/1100348.

If you appreciate what Shiloh does, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  Thank you for supporting our work.
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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, September 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enthusiastic Peace,

Pastor Tyler  #lovebillings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Dave Merkel
SUMC Choir Director
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Grace and Peace, 
Pastor Tyler
 

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

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

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

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