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Generosity Corner for Sunday, November 17, 2019

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

Thank you with great Shalom!
 
Shalom is a deep sense of peace rooted in the God we gather to know every week.  I offer gratitude rooted in that peace for the many ways in which each of the members and friends of our congregation work to help Shiloh be a beacon of hope, love, joy, and peace to our community.  
 
Being in the transforming lives work can be a hard thing to make happen.  There are so many people out there seeking to make a quick dollar by selling you something to make you magically better: physically, mentally, or spiritually.  Those of us who participate in a community of faith is in this same work, but unlike the quick fixes, we are in it for the long haul.  We believe that continued growth toward Christ in the community will be transformative and will bring us a deep life rooted in the Shalom we sing about each Sunday.  
 
This past month we have talked a lot about what it takes to fund a church.  It takes financial resources, each of us giving faithfully from what we have in hopes that as a community we can use that resource to be an agent of God’s love in our community.  It takes sweat hours to do the labor we might send outside our building if we weren’t a streamlined, no profit, community working to better our larger community in God’s love.  
 
Mostly it takes faith that God might do something through a rag-tag group, like us, to transform the world.  This Sunday we are going to be asking you to fill out estimate of giving cards.  When we do this it is to help us work toward doing this work in an informed faithful way.  If you are a guest, be our guest, set aside the card and join us for lunch Sunday.  However, if you feel called to be part of the ongoing work of Shiloh, fill out a card and help us know how we might faithfully live toward the work God has in store for us.  
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
 
Pastor Tyler
 
 
If you would prefer to fill a card out online prior to Sunday.  Please go to –  https://www.shilohbillings.church/give/
 
 
 
 

Our Fall Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • Sunday IS CONSECRATION SUNDAY!!!
  • Church Directory Pictures- Sunday at 9:00 am and after second service
  • Simdau is Noisy Offering Sunday!
  • Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15 am
  • Missions Team meeting – Sunday at 9:15 – We are putting up the Angel Tree!
  • Children’s Sunday School – Sunday at 10:30 am
  • Consecration Luncheon – Sunday after 10:15 service
  • 406 Youth United –Sunday-Meeting at First UMC- 3:30-6:00pm
  • Messy Church – Monday at 6:00 pm
  • Adult Bible Study – Monday at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 
  • ANIMATE! – Tuesday at 10:30 am at Mission Ridge and Noon at Shiloh
  • Shiloh Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am– 12:00 noon
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 – 2:00 pm
  • Caregivers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm  
  • Dec. Newsletter Articles due by Midnight Wednesday!
  • SUMC Conference Focus Session –Thursday at 6:00 pm
  • Hanging of the Greens after both services – Next Sunday

 
NOVEMBER WORSHIP – Grateful, Thankful, Blessed: Rooted in Generosity
This November we will be exploring the life of 3 women in the Bible and how their giving helped begin the transformation of the world.  Join us as we learn from these saints of our tradition of how generous lives can allow us to be part of God’s love.
 
406 UNITED – The 406 United Youth Group will meet this afternoon at First UMC at 3:30 – 5:30 pm.  The discussion Sunday will be Human Trafficking and young people of all ages are invited.
 
2019 ANGEL TREE – The Mission Team will be putting up the 2019 Angel Tree Sunday.  SUMC supports the following groups: Independence Hall – they are requesting $25 gift cards from Wal-Mart and/or pantry needs of individual servings of meals and/or snacks. The Tumbleweed program requests the same things as Independence Hall but would like gift cards from either Wal-Mart or Target or fast food certificates.  St. John’s: Gifts per individual requests.  Autumn Springs: Gifts per individual requests.  Donations for gift cards can be given by notation of check or in a giving envelope.  No greeting cards please.
 
 
 
MT EAST FOCUS SESSION – Do you want to share your hopes for our larger Methodist church’s future?  If so, please join us on Thursday, November 21, at 6:00 pm. Representatives of our regional conference will be present.
 
THANKSGIVING FEAST AT EUMC – Come one, come all to the 3rd annual Thanksgiving Day Potluck Feast at Evangelical UMC (4th and Broadwater).  We welcome young, old, single, couples, friends and families to share a feast.  The fun starts at 1:30 pm and dinner is served at 2:00 pm.  We will serve until 3:00 and have games available to extend the fun.  If you need a ride, we can arrange that.  If you can’t bear to miss the game, we can find a TV.  Please sign up and indicate what you wish to bring.  If you are unable to bring a dish, don’t let that stop you, come anyway.  In true Methodist fashion, we always have an abundance of food so join us!  Call or email Diane with questions: (406) 591-6522, dianexenawarrior@yahoo.com
 
CHURCH DIRECTORY PICTURES – If you haven’t yet, please have your picture taken for the church directory.  If you would rather, please email a (landscape format) family and/or an individual picture to Pam at pam.d@shilohbillings.church.  Thanks!  
 
CHILDREN AND YOUTH COMMITTEE – The children and Youth committee is looking for more volunteers to join our small committee. We do a lot of community outreach and are looking for a few more people to join our super fun team.  Our next project is the annual CRAFT AND BAKE SALE on Sunday, December 1 and 8. Items for the sale can be dropped off before the sale or during the sale.  All proceeds will go to the Children and Youth Ministries.
 
VISTATION TEAM – Due to the shortage of Visitation Ministers, they will no longer be able to check the hospitals every day.  If you or a family member are in the hospital and you would like a visit from the Visitation Team, please call the church at 656-0050 and a leave a message. A team member will visit as soon as possible.
 
SNOW REMOVAL – It is winter and the signup sheet is on the blue table in the entrance for snow shoveling.  There is a snow blower available and a member of the Trustees will be happy to teach the volunteer how to use it. You do not have to shovel the parking lot, only the sidewalks in front of the church.    
 
FREE STORE – Even though the calendar says we are still in fall, there are days the weather seems more like winter in February.  Consequently, the shoppers are in need of all kinds of winter wear.  We are especially short of mittens for ages 3-12, both sexes.  This church is always so supportive of this important ministry, which is so appreciated! The Free Store is now accepting paper backs. Whenever possible, please drop items off at EUMC (Drop-off  times are available Mon-Wed).  We really appreciate your support!! 
 

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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Generosity Corner for Sunday, November 10, 2019

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Grace and Peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ!

By now I’m sure you’re aware that Sunday, November 17 is Consecration Sunday at Shiloh. We know that your spiritual growth and the mission and ministries of Shiloh are important to you, and so on behalf of the Generosity Team at Shiloh, I’d like to invite you to attend the two special events happening on Consecration Sunday – morning worship and the Celebration Luncheon immediately following worship. This is a catered meal, so we need reservations for each person. If you have not finalized plans to attend these two events, I’d encourage you to do so as soon as possible.

Our goal is to have every member and regular worship attendee present. If you did not make a reservation during the last two weeks, please let us know that you will be present by calling 656-0050 or completing the form at shilohbillings.church/generosity. This is an important process both for your own spiritual growth in the practice of generosity, but also for the effectiveness of our church’s mission and ministries over the next year. Please plan to be present on November 17. I look forward to seeing you there!

 

In Christ,

Pastor Tyler

Our Fall Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • VETERAN’S DAY BREAKFAST Sunday at 9:00 am!
  • Church Directory Pictures- Sunday at 9:00 am and after the second service
  • Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Chime Practice – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Sunday at 10:30 am
  • 406 Youth United –Sunday–Citywide Dodge Ball Tournament-3:30-6:00pm
  • Faith & Film – Blinded by the Light – Sunday – 5:30 pm
  • Adult Bible Study – Monday at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 
  • ANIMATE! – Tuesday at 10:30 am at Mission Ridge and Noon at Shiloh
  • Shiloh Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am– 12:00 noon
  • Caregivers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • SUMC Book Review – Where the Red Fern Grows – Tuesday at 6:00 pm
  • Aging Well – Nutrition and Healthy Cooking – Wednesday at 11:30 am 
  • Committee Meetings – Thursday –Finance -5:00 pm, SPRC and Trustees – 6:00 pm, Church Council – 7:00 pm 
  • Missions Committee – Next Sunday, Nov 17 at 9:00 am
  • Consecration Sunday Meal – Next Sunday at 9:00 am 
  • Messy Church – Next Monday at 6:00 pm

NOVEMBER WORSHIP – Grateful, Thankful, Blessed: Rooted in Generosity
This November we will be exploring the life of 3 women in the Bible and how their giving helped begin the transformation of the world.  Join us as we learn from these saints of our tradition of how generous lives can allow us to be part of God’s love.

FAITH & FILM – The movie for tonight at 5:30 pm is Blinded by the Light.  In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star, Bruce Springsteen.  Bring a snack and a friend and join us for the movie and stay for the discussion after the movie.
 
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 meet at Mission Ridge at St. Johns at 10:30 and at Shiloh at noon (Nov 12, 26).  Thursday’s group meets at 6:30 pm at the Ragsdale’s house, members of EUMC, at 612 Wyoming    (Nov 14, 21).  

A HUGE THANK YOU – A huge thank you to everyone who helped with Trunk or Treat and for everyone who donated candy this year or helped decorate inside.  All of this is what makes Trunk or Treat at SUMC a huge success. – Brenda Longin
SUMC BOOK REVIEW – Our Book Review group will be discussing Where the Red Fern Grows on Tuesday at 6:00 pm.  Please come join in!! 

AGING WELL – Please mark your calendars for Aging Well on Wed (Nov 13, at 11:30 am. This month’s program will be a presentation on Nutrition and Health Cooking.  All our presentations are interactive, educational and fun.  Everyone is welcome, so please bring a friend.  RSVP’s are appreciated and assist us with our luncheon needs.  Please feel free to contact the church office. 

CHURCH DIRECTORY PICTURES – If you haven’t yet, please have your picture taken for the church directory.  If you would rather, please email a (landscape format) family and/or an individual picture to Pam at pam.d@shilohbillings.church.  Thank you SO much!  

FALL MISSIONS 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.  Please purchase white socks and put them in the tub. The Angel Tree will be up by November 17 this year.  There will be tags for Tumbleweed, Independence Hall, St. John’s and Autumn Springs this year.  We will also have boxes for pantry items needed by Tumbleweed and Independence Hall.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH COMMITTEE – The children and Youth committee is looking for more volunteers to join our small committee. We do a lot of community outreach and are looking for a few more people to join our super fun team.  Our next project is the annual CRAFT AND BAKE SALE on Sunday, December 1 and 8. Items for the sale can be dropped off before the sale or during the sale.  All proceeds will go to the Children and Youth Ministries.

VISTATION TEAM – Due to the shortage of Visitation Ministers, they will no longer be able to check the hospitals every day.  If you or a family member are in the hospital and you would like a visit from the Visitation Team, please call the church at 656-0050 and a leave a message. A team member will visit as soon as possible.

SNOW REMOVAL – It is winter and the signup sheet is on the blue table in the entrance for snow shoveling.  There is a snow blower available and a member of the Trustees will be happy to teach the volunteer how to use it. You do not have to shovel the parking lot, only the sidewalks in front of the church.     

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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Generosity Corner for Sunday, November 3, 2019

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Grace and Peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ!
 
Sunday, November 17 is Consecration Sunday at Shiloh. I urge you to plan now to attend the two important events taking place on that day: Sunday morning worship and the Celebration Luncheon immediately following worship (a catered meal, not a potluck dinner).
 
During the month of November at Shiloh, we’ll be focusing on the spiritual practice of generosity. In worship we’ll be talking about what it means to save, spend, and give like Jesus. Throughout the month we are being asked to consider and pray about this questions – “How is God inviting me to be generous?” and “What is God calling me to give?”
 
We look forward to seeing you on Consecration Sunday as we make our financial commitments as an act of worship in the church sanctuary.
 
No one will call on you at home for a pledge. But we will contact you personally to secure your commitment to attend worship on Consecration Sunday and the Celebration Luncheon immediately following worship at 11:30am.
 
         In Christ,
 
         Susan Hathaway, Consecration Sunday Chairperson
 
Our Fall Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • ALL SAINTS SUNDAY AND FOOD BANK SUNDAY 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 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Sunday at 10:30 am 
  • Coffee with the Pastor – Sunday at 11:30 am
  • 406 Youth United – Sunday – High School Hangout at a coffee shop – 7:00 pm
  • Visitation Team – Monday – 11:45 am
  • Messy Church –Monday at 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
  • Adult Bible Study – Monday at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 
  • Shiloh Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am– 12:00 noon
  • ANIMATE! – Tuesday at 10:30 am at Mission Ridge and Noon at Shiloh
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Caregivers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Veterans Day Breakfast – Next Sunday, November 10

 
NOVEMBER  WORSHIP – Grateful, Thankful, Blessed: Rooted in Generosity
This November we will be exploring the life of 3 women in the Bible and how their giving helped begin the transformation of the world.  Join us as we learn from these saints of our tradition of how generous lives can allow us to be part of God’s love.
 
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 meet at Mission Ridge at St. Johns at 10:30 am and at Shiloh at 12 noon (Nov 5, 12, 26).  Thursday’s group meets at 6:30 pm at the Ragsdale’s house, members of EUMC, at 612 Wyoming    (Nov. 7, 14, 21).  
 
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY – Sunday is All Saints Sunday! It is a day for us to give thanks for people who served us in faith and life.  On this day, we want to take special moment to honor those who have returned to God after death in this past year.  Today we will be honoring: Robert Teegarden, Margaret Forsythe and Dee Pedersen.
 
COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR – Do you want to learn more about the church?  Join Pastor Tylor for a discussion in his office today at 11:30 am.
 
A HUGE THANK YOU – A huge thank you to everyone who helped with Trunk or Treat and for everyone who donated candy this year or helped decorate inside.  All of this is what makes Trunk or Treat at SUMC a huge success. – Brenda Longin
 
MESSY CHURCH – We will have Messy Church on November 4 at 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm. We will have music, prayers, lessons, games or crafts, light snacks, and lots of fun!  All are welcome!  This is a great time to worship as a family and have a lot of fun too!  We hope to see you.
 
VETERAN’S BREAKFAST – We will be honoring our Veterans with breakfast on Sunday, November 10.  We will be serving a traditional biscuits and gravy breakfast plus cinnamon rolls, sausage and fruit.  We will serve from 9:00 am until 10:00 am giving everyone, we hope, a chance to eat.  The 8:00 am service can eat after services.  Adult Sunday School can eat before they go to Sunday school.  Chime Choir can eat after they practice.  And, hopefully, those of you who attend the 10:15 am service can come a little early and have breakfast. This is our chance to say thank you to all our Veterans of any service, of any age.  
 
AGING WELL – November’s Aging Well topic will be Nutrition and Healthy Cooking on November 13 at 11:30 am.  All of our presentations are interactive, educational, and fun!  RSVPs to the church office are appreciated and assist us with our luncheon needs.
 
FAITH & FILM – The movie for November is Blinded by the Light. In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star, Bruce Springsteen. Bring a snack and a friend and join the discussion after the film on November 10 at 5:30 pm.
 
CHURCH DIRECTORY PICTURES – If you haven’t yet, please have your picture taken for the church directory.  If you would rather, please email a (landscape format) family and/or an individual picture to Pam at pam.d@shilohbillings.church.  Thank you SO much!  
 
FALL MISSIONS 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. John’s and Autumn Springs this year.  We will also have boxes for pantry items needed by Tumbleweed and Independence Hall.
 
BOOK REVIEW – The book for discussion on Tuesday, November12 at 6:00 pm, is “Where the Red Fern Grows”. Come and join the discussion about this classic novel.
 

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 – November 2019

November is a season of generosity at Shiloh, where we learn about the generosity of Jesus, the generosity of saints, and we practice generosity ourselves.  We know and trust that through generosity we will find life more free in our God.
 
Join us as we root ourselves in generosity.
 
 
 
 
 

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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, October 27, 2019

Join us as we reach out to our community with our Trunk or Treat.  Decorate your trunk and hand out candy, come inside and help us with the carnival, or donate some candy to help out.
Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for our service Sunday.
This week in the Bible Study, Animate, we are discussing what church means to us, why we engage in it and why others might seek out a church home.  As I do the work of preparing for the study I find myself intrigued by one thought,  “I have never joined a community of faith that does not influence or change how I perceive and engage with God.”  When we talk to each other about our experiences of God, we help each other form our understandings of where God might show up for us in the variations of joy and even to the depths of challenge and despair.  

For a long time pastors have encouraged their congregation to share how church helped them experience salvation, so that others might come to church.  Instead, I wonder if we shouldn’t be sharing where Grace shows up in our lives?  

Salvation is such a loaded and big term.  It feels like it is so big it doesn’t handle the little moments and mistakes.  Grace on the other hand, lets us know daily that we are “enough.”  Grace lets us know that we are loved, no matter our mistakes.  Grace lets us know that even our failures might have a teaching purpose for our lives.  Grace lets us know that God is not finished with us.  

I wonder what would it be like for us to share experiences of grace in our community?  To let the gas station attendant know, “I have to tell you this story, I almost forgot to pay for this drink.  But as I walked outside I had this inner feeling reminding me I forgot something.”  To let the person crying next to us in the waiting room, “I have felt moments of despair, how can I support you right now?  A prayer? A kind word? Just listening?”  To let the person who we think might like a church community know, “You know I belong to this community where we work out how God is loving us in our lives.”  

What is your experience of grace?  And how are you sharing the good news of that grace with people in your life?

Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler

 
Our Fall Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • HARVEST DESSERTS 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 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Sunday at 10:30 am 
  • 406 Youth United – All Saints Party – Sunday  at 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Adult Bible Study – Monday at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 
  • Shiloh Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am– 12:00 noon
  • ANIMATE! – Tuesday at 10:30 am at Mission Ridge and Noon at Shiloh
  • Caregivers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • ANIMATE! – Thursday at 6:30 pm at 612 Wyoming
  • TRUNK OR TREAT – THURSDAY – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • 406 Youth United – Corn Maze at Grandpa’s Farm – Next Friday, Nov1 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm 
  • All Saints Sunday – Next Sunday, November 3

 
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 meet at Mission Ridge at St. Johns at 10:30 am and at Shiloh at 12 noon (Oct. 29 and Nov 5, 12, 26).  Thursday’s group meets at 6:30 pm at the Ragsdale’s house, members of EUMC, at 612 Wyoming (Oct. 24 and 31 and Nov. 7, 14, 21).  
 
TRUNK OR TREAT – We will be holding our annual Trunk or Treat on Thursday, October 31, from 5-7 pm. There is a sign- up sheet for volunteers in the lobby 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.
 
HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL – There will be a Halloween Carnival indoors on the same night as Trunk or Treat.  So if you do not like the cold weather, we can use your help inside for the carnival.  There will be 6 different games and we will need volunteers to help with each of these games.  We will also need donations of candy for the carnival.  Please help make this another really successful Trunk or Treat at SUMC.  The sign-up sheets are in the lobby.
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY – On Sunday, November 3, we celebrate All Saints Sunday.  We will be honoring Robert Teegarden, Margaret Forsythe and Dee Pedersen.  
 
VETERAN’S BREAKFAST – We will be honoring our Veterans with breakfast on Sunday, November 10.  We will be serving a traditional biscuits and gravy breakfast with cinnamon rolls, sausage and fruit.  We will serve from 9:00 am until 10:00 am giving everyone, we hope, a chance to eat.  8:00 am service can eat after services and Adult Sunday School can eat before they go to Sunday school, Chime Choir can eat after they practice.  Hopefully those of you who attend the 10:15 service can come a little early and have breakfast. This is our chance to say thank you to all our Veterans of any service or any age.  
 
FAITH & FILM – The movie for November is Blinded by the Light. In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen. Bring a snack and a friend and join the discussion after the film on November 10 at 5:30 pm.
 
FREE STORE – At times a mom brings her small child (toddler, infant) to the Free Store.  Generally, the nursery is available but the mom may choose to have her child with her.  Needless to say, shopping is a challenge.  This has led to the decision to have a stroller available in the shopping room where the child could be placed, thus freeing up the mom’s arm while keeping the child nearby.  If you have one you would like to donate, please contact Peg Parker (690-6370).  Thanks to Kelly Martinson and Crystal Amundson for agreeing to do the birthday bag ministry for the Free Store.
 
CHURCH DIRECTORY PICTURES – If you haven’t yet, please have your picture taken for the church directory.  If you would rather, please email a (landscape format) family and/or an individual picture to Pam at pam.d@shilohbillings.church.  Thank you SO much!  
 
FALL MISSIONS 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. John’s and Autumn Springs this year.  We will also have boxes for pantry items needed by Tumbleweed and Independence Hall.
 
BOOK REVIEW – The book for discussion on Tuesday, November12 at 6:00 pm, is “Where the Red Fern Grows”. Come and join the discussion about this classic novel.
 

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 20, 2019

Friday October 18, at 8:30am the Trustees and other volunteers will be doing parking lot repairs. If you have time to help out that day we need some people willing to step up and offer support.  Please contact Trustee Chair Ed Heidrich with questions.  steadyeddy52@gmail.com
Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for our service Sunday.
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 last week’s messages and Pastor’s Corner we are looking at both of these and how they help us grow closer to God.

Why does Jesus ask us to serve others?  It actually is not a question I even thought about until I got older.  The reason I gave it no thought is everyone I knew, people who loved Jesus, was serving others in a way that seemed ceaseless.  My mom would bake cookies for neighbors, Dad would help others with projects, the women in my church served so many people, and the leaders I looked up to in my community were always pointing out where the world wasn’t perfect and could be made better.  

John Wesley hoped for a world where children might grow up seeing God’s love practiced as he worked to develop the Methodist movement.  He expressed how people might practice this love of God by developing the works of Mercy.  

Individual Practices – doing good works, visiting the sick, visiting those in prison, feeding the hungry, and giving generously to the needs of others.
Communal Practices – seeking justice, ending oppression and discrimination (for instance Wesley challenged Methodists to end slavery), and addressing the needs of the poor.

Mercy is about sharing love and we as Disciples of the methodical way of following Jesus, are called to go out and love the world.  I invite you to take a spiritual gifts assessment to see where God might be calling you to share your gifts of piety and mercy with the world.  www.shilohbillings.church/spiritual-gifts

Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler


 

Our Fall Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • NOISY OFFERING Sunday!
  • Church Directory Pictures- Sunday at 9:00 am and after second service
  • Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Chime Practice – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Sunday at 10:30 am 
  • 406 Youth United – Pumpkin Carving – Sunday  at 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Adult Bible Study – Monday at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 
  • Newsletter Articles –  Please turn in by Tuesday afternoon
  • Shiloh Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am– 12:00 noon
  • ANIMATE! – Tuesday at 12 Noon
  • Caregivers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Generosity Team Meeting – Wednesday at 11:30 am
  • ANIMATE! – Thursday at 612 Wyoming
  • Sandwich Making – Friday at noon
  • Choir Practice – Next Sunday, Oct. 27 at 9:00 am
  • Harvest Desserts- Next Sunday October 27 after both services 

 
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, 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. 22 and 29 and Nov. 5, 12, 19).  
 
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.
 
HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL – There will be a Halloween Carnival indoors on the same night as Trunk or Treat.  So if you do not like the cold weather, we can use your help inside for the carnival.  There will be 6 different games and we will need volunteers to help with each of these games.  We will also need donations of candy for the carnival.  Please help make this another really successful Trunk or Treat at SUMC.
 
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.
 
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 began the Birthday Bag Ministry.  Currently that volunteer is no longer involved so we need someone to volunteer to continue this great ministry.  Each birthday bag (gender specific) contains a cake mix, a can of frosting, and party favors for 5-6 children.  Posted signs tell parents to notify a volunteer is a child has a birthday during the current month.  If you are interested, please contact Peg Parker (690-6370 or pjayco44@gmail.com)

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

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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