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Shiloh E-Pistle for June 25, 2020

We hope you join us this June as we explore Hope: Living with Confident Expectation.  We will explore how hope is the foundation for faith, not a plan, but where we begin from.  

People of Shiloh,

In the Gospel of John, chapter 3, is a wonderful story about a man named Nicodemus who comes to Jesus.  I was listening to a description of this encounter the other day and I wanted to share some thoughts.  Nicodemus is a leader of his people, and a rule follower too.  He is a prominent public figure in Jesus’ day.  The gospel says that he comes to Jesus in the night, which, in the descriptive symbolic language of John, means he came in a time of not knowing God or he is hiding his fear of not knowing.  

Jesus says to him upon his arrival, “I assure you, unless someone is born anew, it’s not possible to see God’s kingdom.”

Nicodemus, the one who is expected to know it all, responds by asking if it is possible to enter the womb again.  Showing that this rule follower and public figure struggled deeply with metaphor.  He was too literal.  Nicodemus couldn’t understand what the spiritual rebirth would mean, and I think many of us struggle today with this understanding of what Jesus called us to. 

If you read further in this scripture you come across a familiar passage.  One that has been used for a long time in our tradition to make us exclusive.  A passage that has been used to say, “To get to heaven you have to know Jesus and if you don’t then you are going somewhere bad.”  Instead if we look at the symbolic language of the passage we should see that it reminds us to find heaven here and now, and for eternity we are called to do that by be loving the Christ, the embodiment of grace and love Jesus brought to us.  

The grace of Christ comes in the knowledge that God did not come to judge us, but to offer us life.  It is in the text of John 3 and the metaphor of rebirth. 

Take some time this week and study this passage.  Send me some questions so we can have a dialogue.  And enjoy these beautiful God given summer days.  

Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler

 


If you appreciate Shiloh’s either spiritual or tangible work, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  
or give by check by sending it to 1810 Shiloh Rd., Billings, MT 59106
Thank you for supporting our work.

Sunday Worship

Pick a way to join us for worship on Sundays:

Join us for Live Worship at 10:30 am this week on Facebook or YouTube.  Or watch the service anytime on those platforms.  Visit our website for instructions to access.

Shiloh UMC News for June 25

Youth Group Coffee Night – Thursdays at 7:30 pm – We are having a youth group (8-12 Grade) coffee night every Thursday at Mazevo on Grand from 7:30-9:00pm. Please join us for coffee and fellowship.

Free Store GIVE AWAY BAG Donations Needed! – Free Store volunteers, Judy and Janet, have put together GIVE AWAY BAGS to all who have requested them.  A small toy is included for children and toiletries for adults. The majority of the requested bags have been for children. The following donations new or used (clean) are needed:

JEANS: Girls, Boys and Men – All Sizes

SHORTS: Girls, Boys – All Sizes

SUMMER TOPS: Girls – All Sizes

COLORED T-SHIRTS: Boys – All Sizes

UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS: Girls, Boys – All Sizes

Please mark your donation: Give Away Bags and bring them to Shiloh, not EUMC. Place them in the box next to the front door of the church. The Free Store is SO grateful to be able to continue to execute this ministry during difficult times. Thank you so much for your support.

Small Group Meetings – We promise you we are working to set up small groups at Shiloh!  We are shooting for the weekday groups to meet the week of July 7 and the Sunday groups to start  meeting on July 12. Here are the Small Groups we are planning so far:  Online Only; Mission Ridge; Sunday 8 am; Sunday Noon (2 groups); Sunday 6 pm; and Wednesday 4 pm.  Classes will start with one of Adam Hamilton’s bible study programs and will share communion together every week.  All are asked to wear masks and are required to sanitize the area when they leave. If you haven’t done so yet, please complete one soon as soon as possible (https://shilohbillings.breezechms.com/form/3cfb8f).  

Luccock Park Activities – Like other UMC camps, Luccock Park Camp will not be hosting camps this year. They have lots of work that needs to be done though. Their website also shows projects you and your family or friends can help with this summer. They are also doing a Virtual Race on July 15 at 7 pm.  You can help by registering at https://luccockpark.org/zero-hero-race.  Registration is $30, $50 or $100 and you get a cool Zero Hero T-shirt for your donation. Take a day and visit the park this summer with your family or friends. Have a picnic. Take a hike.  Please help support our UMC camp in whatever way you can.   

Adult Bible Study – “Twelve Extraordinary Women” – Starts this Sunday, June 28, at 8:45 am. If you are interested in joining this class, call the office for details. 

Adult Bible Study for Women – What the Women Saw” – Tuesday at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in joining this group, call the office for details.

Prayer Team – If you have a prayer you would like to share, please fill out a prayer card on our website, call the church office at 656-0050, e-mail liz@ShilohBillings.Church, or tell the phone tree representative who contacts you. Prayers will be shared with the Prayer Team and Pastor Tyler. 

Thank Yous – Thank you to the lawnmowers for the months of May and June – Toby Stapleton, Mark Sullivan, Kent Thompson, and Jerry Stanhope.  And thank you to Toby and Jerry for trimming the tree over the parking lot. There still is a need for lawn mowers in the months of August and September.  Thanks to Toby for painting the UMCOR shed. Thank you to all the gardeners who helped with the Community Garden and with their own gardens.  Thank you to Joni Oswald who organized the new Bee Garden.  And thanks to Joni and her husband for spending last Saturday weeding the Community Garden.  Thank you to all who helped with the last 2 parking lot services.

Drive-In Church – July 12 – Mark your Calendars!  Our next Drive-In Church will be July 12 at 10:30 am at Shiloh UMC.  We will hold a Food Drive the same day.  Watch for more details in the July 9 update.  

Vacation Bible School – We are planning on holding Vacation Bible School with First UMC again this year.  It will be, mostly outside, at Shiloh and is tentatively scheduled for August 3-6 from 9am – 12pm.  More details later. 

Worship By the Pool – Mark your calendars for August 9.  We will hold worship by Rose Park Pool.  There will be several options for you to enjoy worship.   

No Weekly Update Next Week (July 2) – We will not publish a weekly update next week.

COVID-19  
We continue to monitor the situation as Montana opens in phases. Because we are committed to the health and safety of all, especially our most vulnerable of God’s children.  In Phase 2 we will be shifting to a model of online and small group worship, intermixed with parking lot worship. Please check back for updates and be sure to join us online for our weekly worship services.

Our Covid-19 protocol and building use guidelines can be found here: www.shilohbillings.church/covid-19/

Our leadership is meeting next week to discuss our next steps for worship.

Updates on worship be posted to www.shilohbillings.church/summer-worship-2020/

Click here to share a prayer online or you can call the church office at 656-0050

 

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Shiloh E-Pistle for Thursday June 18, 2020

We hope you join us this June as we explore Hope: Living with Confident Expectation.  We will explore how hope is the foundation for faith, not a plan, but where we begin from.  

People of Shiloh,

 

As we discuss hope as part of Christian practice, I am struck by how often hope is associated with something that many of us struggle with, waiting.  In a culture where I can order something from Amazon and have it in 2 days, or run to the local Wal-Mart and have it now, we are not that good at waiting because most of the time we do not have to.  

 

Take a minute though and think about some of the best things in life.  They are worth waiting for.  A good dessert that takes time and preparation, that fills the kitchen with good smells before finally being ready to consume.  Projects that take time, but the outcome is heartfelt and specifically designed for you: knitted blankets, wood furniture that is handmade, or something specifically designed for you.  Plants from our gardens that produce fruits and vegetables, waiting for them seems to make their produce taste better than store bought.  

 

And these are just the tangible things of life.  Spiritual waiting can be wholly satisfying.  So, how do we allow God to give us direction to train ourselves in this kind of waiting.  For spiritual waiting to be satisfying there also has to be a desire to see something come to fruition, so a little human impatience is good.  I heard one author describe the necessary components for spiritual waiting as the phrase “holy urgency.”  Perhaps this is what hope really is.  It is us learning the practice of “holy urgency.” The need for the world and God to conspire and co-create the thing we need in our lives.  

 

Ecclesiastes 3:1 Common English Bible (CEB)

There’s a season for everything

    and a time for every matter under the heavens.

 

How are you practicing hope or “holy urgency” in this strange season of life we all find ourselves in?  A time that is generally full of a lot more waiting?  Share your thoughts with me in email or give me a call, so we can connect.  

 

Enthusiastic Peace,

Pastor Tyler

 


If you appreciate Shiloh’s either spiritual or tangible work, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  
or give by check by sending it to 1810 Shiloh Rd., Billings, MT 59106
Thank you for supporting our work.

Sunday Worship

Pick a way to join us for worship on Sundays:

Join us for Live Worship at 10:30 am this week on Facebook or YouTube.  Or watch the service anytime on those platforms.  Visit our website for instructions to access.

Shiloh UMC News for June 18
 

Luminaria Sale – Our fundraising for Relay for Life came to a halt with the virus this spring.  We do have one more way we can help fight cancer and that is with the purchase of a Luminaria in memory of someone or in honor of a cancer survivor.  This year they are also offering a Caregiver luminaria.  If you would like to purchase a luminaria, they are $10.00 each and you can mail your check to the church by June 29 and we will fill out an order blank and get it to the Yellowstone Relay for Life. Please be sure to put the name of who the luminaria is for on the memo line of your check.

Youth Group Coffee Night – Thursdays at 7:30 pm – We are having a youth group (8-12 Grade) coffee night every Thursday at Mazevo on Grand from 7:30-9:00pm. Please join us for coffee and fellowship.

Free Store GIVE AWAY BAG Donations Needed! – Free Store volunteers, Judy and Janet, have put together GIVE AWAY BAGS to all who have requested them.  A small toy is included for children and toiletries for adults. The majority of the requested bags have been for children. The following donations new or used (clean) are needed:
JEANS: Girls, Boys and Men – All Sizes
SHORTS: Girls, Boys – All Sizes
SUMMER TOPS: Girls – All Sizes
COLORED T-SHIRTS: Boys – All Sizes
UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS: Girls, Boys – All Sizes
Please mark your donation: Give Away Bags and bring them to Shiloh, not EUMC. Place them in the box next to the front door of the church. The Free Store is SO grateful to be able to continue to execute this ministry during difficult times. Thank you so much for your support.

Small Group Meetings – We promise you we are working to set up small groups at Shiloh!  We are shooting for the weekday groups to meet the week of July 7 and the Sunday groups to start  meeting on July 12. Here are the Small Groups we are planning so far:  Online; Mission Ridge; Sunday 8 am; Sunday Midday (2 groups); Sunday Evening (2 groups); and Wednesday 4 pm.  Classes will start with one of Adam Hamilton’s bible study programs and will share communion together every week.  All are asked to wear masks and are required to sanitize the area when they leave. If you haven’t responded to the survey, please complete one soon (https://shilohbillings.breezechms.com/form/3cfb8f).  

Luccock Park Activities – Like other UMC camps, Luccock Park Camp will not be hosting camps this year. They have lots of work that needs to be done though. Their website also shows projects you and your family or friends can help with this summer. They are also doing a Virtual Race on July 15 at 7 pm.  You can help by registering at https://luccockpark.org/zero-hero-race.  Registration is $30, $50 or $100 and you get a cool Zero Hero T-shirt for your donation. Take a day and visit the park this summer with your family or friends. Have a picnic. Take a hike.  Please help support our UMC camp in whatever way you can.   

Adult Bible Study – “Twelve Ordinary Men” – Sundays at 8:45 am. If you would like to join the class, call the office for details.

Adult Bible Study for Women – What the Women Saw” – Tuesday at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in joining this group, call the office for details.

New Adult Bible Study – “Twelve Extraordinary Women” – Starts on Sunday, June 28, at 8:45 am. If you are interested in joining this class, call the office for details. 

DVD Players Available – Many thanks to the Visitation Team!  We have purchased several DVD players that will be delivered to folks who do not have access to the internet so they can enjoy on-line worship. If you know of someone who could use one, please let the office know.   

Prayer Team – If you have a prayer you would like to share, please fill out a prayer card on our website, call the church office at 656-0050, e-mail liz@ShilohBillings.Church, or tell the phone tree representative who contacts you. We are checking all these sources every day and sending them on to the prayer team and Pastor Tyler.

Music With Judy… Judy Frank is providing short stories and tunes weekly. Each video shares the story of how a song of our faith came to be and includes the tune itself. We hope you can use this to understand the depth of the music of our faith. Please take advantage of the videos through our Facebook page. So far, she has shared videos about “Standing on the Promises”, “Precious Lord”, and “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”. 

Vacation Bible School – We are planning on holding Vacation Bible School with First UMC again this year.  It will be, mostly outside, at Shiloh and is tentatively scheduled for August 3-6 from 9am – 12pm.  More details later. 

Worship By the Pool – Mark your calendars for August 9.  We will hold worship by Rose Park Pool.  There will be several options for you to enjoy worship.   

No Weekly Update The Week on July 2 – We will not publish a weekly update the week of June 29.

COVID-19  
We continue to monitor the situation as Montana opens in phases. Because we are committed to the health and safety of all, especially our most vulnerable of God’s children.  In Phase 2 we will be shifting to a model of online and small group worship, intermixed with parking lot worship. Please check back for updates and be sure to join us online for our weekly worship services.

Our Covid-19 protocol and building use guidelines can be found here: www.shilohbillings.church/covid-19/

Our leadership is meeting next week to discuss our next steps for worship.

Updates on worship be posted to www.shilohbillings.church/summer-worship-2020/

Click here to share a prayer online or you can call the church office at 656-0050

 

Join us on Facebook Live each Sunday at 10:30am. Click on the picture above.

 
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Shiloh E-Pistle for June 11, 2020

We hope you join us this June as we explore Hope: Living with Confident Expectation.  We will explore how hope is the foundation for faith, not a plan, but where we begin from.  

People of Shiloh,

As I begin my prayers each day, I find the world’s pace grating to the soul.  The everyday is still happening amidst the upheaval and turmoil we are feeling.  The challenge of race is in front of us, COVID-19 still stands as a challenge, and our economic challenges are raging.  We as people of God are called to witness to our faith amidst all of these things. Christ’s disciples were given this instruction in Acts 1 as a final call, before the risen Christ stepped beyond the veil.  This is what we must each do in this time, we must be witnesses to the hope of God’s kingdom being revealed.  

Our perceptions of what this means will be changing too.  For years our picture of the church was “if we build it, they will come.”  Now we must shift to a different protocol of “God has asked us to witness to our faith.”  We must move from being a place of perfect program to a place of imperfect community.  A community of believers challenging, learning and sharing with each other, so that we can share that faith in the world.  

One change that has happened is that of how we care for those in our community.  It used to be the case that hospitals and Billings was small enough that if you got hurt or were in the hospital we would hear about it and a pastor or church member could respond.  This is often not true anymore.  This week I got a letter from Billings Clinic that in the season of COVID-19 this is definitely not true.  In order for us to be in touch with you, you must let the hospital and us know you want to hear from us.  As your pastor I cannot go into the hospital except in extremely special circumstances.  We will be able to chat via phone or electronic device, but you have to ask for that connection.  We want to be your community, so in this season please let us know if you need care.  

Keep in prayer, stay in faith, and witness to hope,

Pastor Tyler

 


If you appreciate Shiloh’s either spiritual or tangible work, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  
or give by check by sending it to 1810 Shiloh Rd., Billings, MT 59106
Thank you for supporting our work.

Sunday Worship

Pick a way to join us for worship on Sundays:

Join us for Live Worship at 10:30 am this week on Facebook or YouTube.  Or watch the service anytime on those platforms.  Visit our website for instructions to access.

Shiloh UMC News for June 11

Drive-In Church at EUMC – Evangelical UMC will hold drive-in church on Sunday at 10:30 am for their church family. They are located at 345 Broadwater Avenue.  Feel free to join them or join us on Facebook or YouTube Live at the same time.    

Luminaria Sale – Our fundraising for Relay for Life came to a halt with the virus this spring.  We do have one more way we can help fight cancer and that is with the purchase of a Luminaria in memory of someone or in honor of a cancer survivor.  This year they are also offering a Caregiver luminaria.  If you would like to purchase a luminaria, they are $10.00 each and you can mail your check to the church by June 29 and we will fill out an order blank and get it to the Yellowstone Relay for Life. Please be sure to put the name of who the luminaria is for on the memo line of your check.

 

Free Store GIVE AWAY BAG Donations Needed! – Free Store volunteers, Judy and Janet, have put together GIVE AWAY BAGS to all who have requested them.  A small toy is included for children and toiletries for adults. The majority of the requested bags have been for children. The following donations new or used (clean) are needed:

JEANS: Girls, Boys and Men – All Sizes

SHORTS: Girls, Boys – All Sizes

SUMMER TOPS: Girls – All Sizes

COLORED T-SHIRTS: Boys – All Sizes

UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS: Girls, Boys – All Sizes

Please mark your donation: Give Away Bags and bring them to Shiloh, not EUMC. Place them in the box next to the front door of the church. The Free Store is SO grateful to be able to continue to execute this ministry during difficult times. Thank you so much for your support.

Small Group Meetings – Some small groups are beginning gathering in the church or on-line beginning the week of June 21. If you indicated interest in a Small Group in your survey, you will be notified of the day and time of your Small Group meeting.  Here are the Small Groups we are planning so far:  Online; Mission Ridge; Sunday 8 am; Sunday Midday (2 groups); Sunday Evening (2 groups); and Wednesday 4 pm.  Classes will start with one of Adam Hamilton’s bible study programs and will share communion together every week.  All are asked to wear masks and are required to sanitize the area when they leave. If you haven’t responded to the survey, please complete one soon (https://shilohbillings.breezechms.com/form/3cfb8f).   

Adult Bible Study – “Twelve Ordinary Men” – Sundays at 8:45 am. If you would like to join the class, call the office for details.

Adult Bible Study for Women – “What the Women Saw” – Tuesday at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in joining this group, call the office for details.

New Adult Bible Study – “Twelve Extraordinary Women” – Starts on Sunday, June 28, at 8:45 am. If you are interested in joining this class, call the office for details. 

DVD Players Available – Many thanks to the Visitation Team!  We have purchased several DVD players that will be delivered to folks who do not have access to the internet so they can enjoy on-line worship. If you know of someone who could use one, please let the office know.   

Prayer Team – If you have a prayer you would like to share, please fill out a prayer card on our website, call the church office at 656-0050, e-mail liz@ShilohBillings.Church, or tell the phone tree representative who contacts you. We are checking all these sources every day and sending them on to the prayer team and Pastor Tyler.

Music With Judy… Judy Frank is providing short stories and tunes weekly. Each video shares the story of how a song of our faith came to be and includes the tune itself. We hope you can use this to understand the depth of the music of our faith. Please take advantage of the videos through our Facebook page. So far, she has shared videos about “Standing on the Promises”, “Precious Lord”, and “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”. 

Vacation Bible School – We are planning on holding Vacation Bible School with First UMC again this year.  It will be, mostly outside, at Shiloh and is tentatively scheduled for August 3-6 from 9am – 12pm.  More details later. 

No Weekly Update June 29-July 3 – We will not publish a weekly update the week of June 29.

 

COVID-19  
We continue to monitor the situation as Montana opens in phases. Because we are committed to the health and safety of all, especially our most vulnerable of God’s children.  In Phase 2 we will be shifting to a model of online and small group worship, intermixed with parking lot worship. Please check back for updates and be sure to join us online for our weekly worship services.Our Covid-19 protocol and building use guidelines can be found here: www.shilohbillings.church/covid-19/

Our leadership is meeting next week to discuss our next steps for worship.

Updates on worship be posted to www.shilohbillings.church/summer-worship-2020/

Click here to share a prayer online or you can call the church office at 656-0050

 

Join us on Facebook Live each Sunday at 10:30am. Click on the picture above.

 
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Shiloh E-Pistle for Thursday, June 4, 2020

A weekly video message from Pastor Tyler.  

People of Shiloh,

I write to you with a weary heart from the struggles we have faced and continue to see in the earthly place we call home.  I am weary from the countless changes we have faced in our daily lives.  The tug and pull back and forth from concern of disease, to the everyday pieces of life.  I am weary of the reality that our country is not safe for neighbors just because of their skin color.  I am weary, but I must remember in my weariness that I am not as exhausted as those who have lost their jobs in this time, those who have been reminded once again that they may not be safe on their own street, and those who fear death everyday.   I am not dead yet, and even if I was, I believe in a God of resurrection.  

 

Like Moses, we may feel like he did when he was in the depths of doubt and uncertainty of his vocation.  We may feel like running away to some wilderness to herd sheep and find the life we think we want.  However, we are here and now.  

 

Our vocation as Christian people is to know that God’s work of justice is not done until God says it is done.  Many prophets are emerging in this age, and false prophets too.  I encourage us to listen for those who speak like the prophet Micah to remind us of our role in this world.  

 

He has told you, human one, what is good and

        what the Lord requires from you:

            to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8 (Common English Bible)

 

In the coming weeks me and my colleagues will be sharing messages of Hope with you all.  Hope is not a method, but it is where we begin our faith in confident expectation.  We will hear about race again, and if you feel weary remember there are others falling exhausted and even dying.  We will hear about the need for neighboring again in changing times, and if you feel weary remember others are unable to leave their homes.  When you feel weary, do this:  Remind yourself that it is not just about you.  Then take some time to rest, and remember the dream preached by a young preacher from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. We aren’t there yet, but we can get there with God.

 

Spirit Filled Peace,

Pastor Tyler

 

PS – Please consider taking time to fill out the form we have shared the last few weeks.  We will have Drive-In Worship once a month, and online the rest of the month.  The small groups will create ways for people to connect, pray, and fellowship.  The groups will be 6-8 in size and will be in-person and online as people need.  We will not be back in our sanctuary this summer for worship.  I will be organizing the groups this next week, and we will begin communicating with you all soon.    Form is found at www.shilohbillings.church/summer-worship-2020/ just click on the summer worship picture.

 

COVID-19  
We continue to monitor the situation as Montana opens in phases. Because we are committed to the health and safety of all, especially our most vulnerable of God’s children.  In Phase 2 we will be shifting to a model of online and small group worship, intermixed with parking lot worship. Please check back for updates and be sure to join us online for our weekly worship services.

Our Covid-19 protocol and building use guidelines can be found here: www.shilohbillings.church/covid-19/

Our leadership is meeting next week to discuss our next steps for worship.

Updates on worship be posted to www.shilohbillings.church/summer-worship-2020/

Please read below about our drive in worship June 7.


Shiloh UMC – June 7, 2020 at 10:30am

We had a great time last week worshiping with other Billings Methodists from the parking lot and the lawn at Shiloh.  This week we will hold Drive-In Church at Shiloh UMC for our congregation. If you are not comfortable with “in person” worship, on-line worship will be available every week.  As you enter the parking lot, you will be given a bulletin, individual communion elements and other goodies by volunteers wearing a mask and gloves.

Please enter the lot from Avenue C Only!  The Shiloh Road entrance will be blocked off until after worship.    

If you want to watch from your car:  Park in the parking lot facing north (toward the rims) and tune your radio to FM 88.5.  

If you want to watch from the lawn:  Park in the back of the parking lot (near the mini mall) or on the lawn near the back fence (west side).  Sit in one of the designated areas on the east lawn with immediate family members.  Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. 

Guidelines for safe worship

  • Anyone showing symptoms of sickness should remain home.
  • No passing of offering plates or anything else (including communion elements) from car to car, or people to people.
  • Receive and exchange of items will happen with gloved and masked volunteers as people come into worship.
  • Electronic giving or mailing offerings are requested.
  • With the permission of a volunteer, use of church bathrooms will be permitted. Since they will not be sanitized between uses, you will be using them at your own risk.  
  • Attendees are asked to stay inside vehicles at all times if they do not choose to sit on the lawn.
  • For individuals wanting to sit in the lawn area, they must maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other households at all times. They are responsible for bringing their own lawn chairs and blankets.
  • Those who sit on the lawn are asked to wear a mask to protect others as we sing during worship.
  • Attendees should not interact physically with clergy, staff or participants in other vehicles or spaces. 
  • Vehicles should contain only members of a single household. Do not bring your neighbors or others outside of your household. 

Free Store Drive

We invite you to bring the items requested in the Free Store GIVE AWAY BAGS article above.  Please hand them out your window as you enter the parking lot on Sunday.  

Come enjoy social-distanced worship with us!


If you appreciate Shiloh’s either spiritual or tangible work, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  
or give by check by sending it to 1810 Shiloh Rd., Billings, MT 59106
Thank you for supporting our work.

Sunday Worship

Pick a way to join us for worship on Sundays:

We will hold Drive-in Church at 10:30 am this week.  Please consider joining us.

Or Join us online at 10:30 am for worship on Facebook or Youtube.  Visit our website to access either platform.

Shiloh UMC News for June 4

NEW TIME Adult Bible Study – “Twelve Ordinary Men” – Sundays at 8:45 am. If you would like to join the class, call the office for details.

Adult Bible Study for Women – What the Women Saw” – Tuesday at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in joining this group, call the office for details.

New Adult Bible Study – “Twelve Extraordinary Women” – Starts on Sunday, June 28, at 8:45 am. If you are interested in joining this class, call the office for details. 

Aging Well – Pollinator-Friendly Gardens – Mark your calendars for Aging Well on Wednesday, June 10 at 11:30 am. The Yellowstone Valley Beekeepers will be here to tell us how to make our gardens more pollinator friendly. Most of this one will be outside so please dress accordingly.    

Caregivers – The caregivers will start meeting in person next week.

Church Building is not open to the congregation – Although we will start holding some small group meetings at the church, the front door will be locked when not in use.  We ask that you wear a mask when you visit the church. 

Donation Drive for the Homeless – Hope United Methodist Church is doing a Donation Drive for those without homes in our community. They especially need underwear, socks, bras (sports bras are best) and femine hygiene products. All donations will be taken to St. Vincent de Paul, a local charity that assists the homeless in Billings. The date of the drive is Saturday, June 6 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  You can drop your donations off at Hope UMC at 244 Wicks Lane in the Heights. If you have any questions you can call the office at 656-0050. 

Drive-In Church – Join us for Drive-In Church THIS SUNDAY at 10:30 am at Shiloh UMC. It’ll be fun!! Come enjoy social distanced worship with us! Here’s what you need to know about Drive-In Church:

  • You can always watch on-line service from the comfort of your home (every week) if you are more comfortable with that.

  • You can watch the service from your car (audio through an FM station).  Park in the lot faced north (toward the rims).

  • You can watch the service from designated social-distanced spots on the lawn. Bring your own blanket/chairs. Park at the back of the lot closest to the mini mall or on the lawn by the back fence.   

  • Please follow all the social distancing guidelines.

  • Future dates for drive-in church @ Shiloh (on-line worship is available every week)

    • July 12

    • August 9

    • September 6

DVD Players Available – We have heard from several folks that they do not have access to the internet so have not been able to enjoy on-line worship. Many thanks to the Visitation Team, we have purchased several DVD players that will be delivered to those folks. If you would like one, please let the office know.    

Free Store GIVE AWAY BAG Donations Needed! – The Free Store has not been open since Governor Bullock’s guidelines were issued. This past month two volunteers, Judy and Janet, have put together GIVE AWAY BAGS. The contents are sex and size specific and contain: top, bottom, underwear, socks.  A small toy is included for the children and toiletries are included. Since they have been made available, more than a dozen bags have been given away to those who came to the church requesting specific needs. The majority of the requested bags have been for children. The following donations new or used (clean) are needed:

JEANS: Girls, Boys and Men – All Sizes

SHORTS: Girls, Boys – All Sizes

SUMMER TOPS: Girls – All Sizes

COLORED T-SHIRTS: Boys – All Sizes

UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS: Girls, Boys – All Sizes

Please mark your donation: Give Away Bags and bring them to Shiloh, not EUMC. Bring them to Drive-In Church on Sunday or place them in the box next to the front door of the church. The Free Store is SO grateful to be able to continue to execute this ministry during difficult times. Thank you so much for your support.

iPhones Needed – We are in need of ONE iPhone 6 or newer in order to enhance our live-stream experience. If you have one you would like to donate, please contact the church and we will make arrangements to get it. Thank you in advance. 

Lawn Mowing Volunteers Needed – If you are available to volunteer to mow the lawn once or twice this season. The schedule is almost full! Call Toby Stapleton (406-671-1643) to sign up. 

Mask Making! Want to Help? Instructions are available on our website. Several members of our congregation are making masks. Darlene Newstrom has shifted her team from making mittens to making masks. They are in need of cotton fabric and ¼ inch elastic to meet this need. If you have these items available, please place them in the box next to the front door of the church. We will get them to the team. 

Music With Judy… Judy Frank is providing short stories and tunes weekly. Each video shares the story of how a song of our faith came to be and includes the tune itself. We hope you can use this to understand the depth of the music of our faith. Please take advantage of the videos through our Facebook page. So far, she has shared videos about “Standing on the Promises”, “Precious Lord”, and “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”. 

Prayer Team – If you have a prayer you would like to share, please fill out a prayer card on our website, call the church office at 656-0050, e-mail liz@ShilohBillings.Church, or tell the phone tree representative who contacts you. We are checking all these sources every day and sending them on to the prayer team and Pastor Tyler.

Sandwich Ministry – Our sandwich ministry is suspended right now.  We’ve heard there are several organizations looking for sandwiches so we will incorporate that into our Missional Small Groups that will start up this summer.  More details later.  

Small Group Meetings – Some small groups are beginning to gather in the church. All will be asked to wear masks and will be required to sanitize the area when they leave. Please call the office and request a meeting time so it can be added to the church calendar.  

Summer Worship Survey – Please don’t forget to fill out your summer worship survey! Based on your feedback, Pastor Tyler will create opportunities for you to connect with others and with God this summer.  https://shilohbillings.breezechms.com/form/3cfb8f

Vacation Bible School – We are planning on holding Vacation Bible School with First UMC again this year.  It will be, mostly outside, at Shiloh and is tentatively scheduled for August 3-6 from 9am – 12pm.  More details later.

Click here to share a prayer online or you can call the church office at 656-0050
We hope you join us this June as we explore Hope: Living with Confident Expectation.  We will explore how hope is the foundation for faith, not a plan, but where we begin from.  

 

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