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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.
 
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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

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 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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