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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, Easter, April 21, 2019

Volunteers are asked to arrive at 10am, so we are ready to serve the community by 10:30am.
Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for worship.
Welcome to Shiloh UMC – Easter Weekend

We hope this Easter weekend is one that provides you a chance to gather in our community of faith, where we hang our life on the side of hope.  We believe that genuine community is a place where you can learn what God hopes for your life.  Whether you are experiencing stress, joy, sorrow, love, chaos or peace, we believe Shiloh can be a place where you can find grounding in God’s love.
 
If you are interested in learning more about what it means to grow in your spiritual journey at Shiloh, we invite you to check out Sunday morning worship or join us online by watching services on Facebook Live. As the pastor, I work each week to prepare a message that invite people to understand more deeply what God wants for our lives, as we learn together what it means to follow Jesus.  If Sundays or watching online don’t work, check out our message podcasts at www.shilohbillings.church and learn more about how we hope to live out the practices of Jesus each day.  
 
On Easter Sunday we invite you to join us for breakfast at 9 or 11:15am.  This meal is a place for individuals and families to have a good meal and meet others who are continuing /exploring their journey of faith here at our church. It is free and all are welcome.
 
We are glad you are here and we wish you the Peace of Christ in every step of your life,
 
Pastor Tyler   #LoveBillings
 

Click here to watch a video for our current worship series, “Courage in the WIlderness” Daring to companion Jesus.

America is experiencing a spiritual crisis, we as American Christians find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality. We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God. Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses have done before us. The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 

 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

Join In Our Community Life at Shiloh UMC
 
406 United – Student Ministries
406 United is open to youth in 6th–12thgrade. They meet Sundays at 4:00 pm during the school year. We are starting our summer activities May 7thwith an adventure at the Grand Escape Room, at 6:30 pm.  Space is limited so contact Pastor Tyler in the office if you are interested in going.
Children’s Ministries
Our Sunday School is designed especially for children 4 years old through 5thgrade and is held during the 10:15 am worship service. We will be hosting a special family bowling and pizza night at Sunset Lanes, May 14 at 5:30pm.  Please contact the office to register.
 
Vacation Bible School
To Mars and Beyond” is open for kids from 3 years to 6thgrade.  It will be held at First UMC June 24-27, 9:00-Noon.  Mark your calendars!  Registration located at Shiloh UMC office.
 
Sunday Worship
Sunday worship is at 8:00 and 10:15 am. Worship is a weekly spiritual opportunity to connect with God and each other.  The early service is more informal and the late service has activities for the kids.  We proudly offer communion everyweek at a table where all are welcome! Next Sunday is Holy Humor Sunday, so dress in bright colors and be ready for some jokes!
 
Aging Well
We partner with several organizations in town to present programs on how to age well. The next one is on May 8that noonand is “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body”. The program includes a free lunch and time for discussion.  Please join us. 
 
Faith and Film
Faith and Film shows a movie the 2ndSunday of each month. The next one will be on May 12that 5:30 pm
 
Book Club
Our Book Club is reading “The Alice Network”.  They will meet May 14that 6:00 pmfor a lively discussion.  
 
Sandwich Ministry
Our sandwich ministry meets the last Friday of each month to make sandwiches and bag cookies for the Rescue Mission. The next meeting is May 31 at noon
 
Caregivers
Are you caring for a loved one and sometimes feel like you could use some support as well?  Our caregivers group meets on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm.  Come and be nurtured and supported by others who can relate.  
 
If you appreciate what Shiloh does, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at https://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  Thank you for supporting our work.
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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, April 14, 2019

Holy Week is Here – Please download and print or pick up a Holy Week Passport, so you can find services to enrich your spiritual life this Holy Week.  

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People of Shiloh,
 
This Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week.  We will begin the journey toward the cross with Jesus.  Palm Sunday is the beginning and I want to take a minute to give a little reflection on the Palm Sunday scripture.  On our Palm Sunday, we will be loud and celebratory in worship, it will be a time for us to remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into the city. If you study the scripture in Luke though, you will learn that Jesus’ parade was probably not very big or loud. In fact, it appears only the disciples were shouting, “Hosanna!”  

What does this mean for us?  That only a small group of people were gathered round Jesus during this entry might mean that it was insignificant.  After all, and we will hear Sunday, there was a massive parade of military might coming in the other side of the city.  Pontius Pilate was riding in with the Roman guard that would quell uprisings during the Passover celebrations.  Yet, I wonder if this isn’t the message of God’s triumphant love. A whisper in the darkest hours of humanity, that grows in its reverberation as more of humanity understands the message of a God who loves us in our mess, and our brokenness.  

This Holy Week, I hope you will join the small band of disciples in following that love through the story of the scripture.  We have passports available with all the Methodist Holy Week happenings, take one and follow the path to Easter.  I pray you find time to go to at least one extra service or event, and to remember the cross comes before the resurrection.  I invite us to remember God’s unconditional love and how often this love is too challenging for the institutions and powers of this world to be able to embrace, and that Jesus is still being crucified today in all the places people suffer.  Remember also, that we know the Good News, Christ is resurrected when love is shared.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Tyler #loveBillings
 

Click here to watch a video for our current worship series, “Courage in the WIlderness” Daring to companion Jesus.

America is experiencing a spiritual crisis, we as American Christians find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality. We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God. Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses have done before us. The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 

 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

  • Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice– Sunday at 9:15 am
  • 406 Youth United –  Sunday at 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm – Spring Ice Cream party
  • Faith and Film – Sunday at 5:30 pm
  • Shiloh’s Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Lenten Book Study –Tuesday at Noon and 6:30 pm
  • Bookmobile– Tuesday at 12:30 pm- 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Messy Church – Tuesday at 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
  • Writer’s Group – Wednesday at 9:30 am
  • Maundy Thursday Services-EUMC @ 6:00pm, First @ 7:00pm and Hope @ 7:30
  • Good Friday Service  –First UMC at 6:00pm and Grace UMC at 7:00 pm
  • Free Store – Saturday at 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Worship – Next Sunday April 21 is Easter Sunday: Sunrise @ Riverfront Park at 6:30 am.  Regular Worship will be here at 8:00 and 10:15 am each followed by breakfast!

 
FAITH AND FILM – The Faith and Film movie will be Sunday at 5:30 pm.The Hundred Foot Journey is the name of the movie.  This family film is about crossing cultural and relationship divides.  It was produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg and in a great feel-good movie perfect for this spring.   We hope you’ll join us. 
 
THANK YOU – The Diaper Drive ends Sunday and we want to thank everyone who supported our youth and donated to this worthy cause.  As of Thursday, we collected 12 large boxes of diapers and 12 packages of diapers!!  The diapers will be given to several community agencies which will then distribute them to the people who need them.
 
MESSY CHURCH– Come join us Tuesday evening,April 16, from5:30-6:30 pm as we gather for a light meal, story, crafts, prayer, singing, dancing, and so much more.  This is a family friendly time to worship together and get messy.  All ages are welcome!  Please consider providing a light meal and join the fun!  Meal signup sheet is in the lobby. For meal suggestions please see Brenda Longin or Pastor Tyler. A big thank you to those who have provided the meal for these amazing families.  We appreciate you!
 
EASTER ACTIVITIESToday is Palm Sunday. We begin Holy Week with Holy Thursday(April 18) at Evangelical UMC at 6:00pm, First UMC at 7:00 pm and Hope UMC at 7:30 pm. ThenGood Friday(April 19) at First UMC at 6:00 pm and Grace UMC at 7:00 pm. The Easter Egg Huntis April 20 here at Shiloh UMC from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Easter Sunrise Serviceis at Riverfront Park (Shelter 2) at 6:30 am.  Easter Worshipat Shiloh UMC will be at 8:00 am and 10:15 am each followed by Easter Breakfast.  
 
 
ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT– we will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20, from 11:00 am -1:00 pm with the help of the First United Methodist Church.  We need many volunteersfor this huge event.  There is a signup sheet in the lobby, please consider helping with this great community outreach.  Last year we had 340+ kids and it was amazing!  This year we have 2 bounce houses, face painting, 2 food trucks (Sandees and Mini Donut), an Easter Bunny and lots of egg hunting.  We are looking for small pre-wrapped candy to stuff eggs. There is a basket in the lobby for those donations.  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!! Call Brenda Longin @ 256-5535 or email: brendalongin@hotmail.comif you have questions. 
 
EASTER BREAKFAST– Following both services on Easter Sunday we will be serving an Easter Breakfast of waffles, eggs, sausage and fruit.  We hope you be able to join us for breakfast and for a chance to visit and have fellowship on this wonderful Easter morning. 
 
APRIL NOISY OFFERING– Noisy Offering is held the 3rdSunday of every month.  Because that day is Easter, please save your change for the May Noisy Offering on May 19.  
 
NEW LANYARDS/HOLDERS– If your name tag is on a special lanyard and we could re-use it, we did.  If you would like a new lanyard, please let us know as we have received more. 
 
WILL YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? SERMON SERIES– After Easter, we will be entering a time of learning about our neighbors, how to be a good neighbor and how Christ calls us to this.  We hope you will join us for this sermon series of walking with the disciples as they learn to neighbor and call people to be neighbors in return. “Every human being has value.  This is the basis of all healthy relationships.  Through living each day as it is given to me, I’ve learned that. It cannot be “taught” but it can be “caught” from those who live their lives right along with us.  What a privilege to be able to look for the good in our neighbor!”—Fred Rogers
 
DID YOU SAY “COOKIES”!Now that I have your attentionJ… the church freezers have no cookies!! When you are baking cookies, please remember our fellowship hour and make an extra dozen, or two, for the church freezers so we will have them for fellowship hour, sandwich making and other unscheduled events the pop up.  Thank you so much!!  

 

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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, April 7, 2019

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People of Shiloh,
 
I am pleased to announce, Judy Frank has been hired as our Full Time Accompanist and Chime Choir Director. Judy has been a part of our congregation for a while and in the music role, but this new role will allow her to be a part of a music team to support worship planning.  Dave Merkel(Choir Director), Judy and me get together regularly and have begun to shape and plan worship music together.  Our hope is that through prayer and our collective knowledge, Judy and Dave have better knowledge, that we can help shape a growing music program at Shiloh.  
 
If you are interested in joining or offering music in any way, please let me, Dave or Judy know. We would love to see our music ministry grow to help us offer meaningful worship, that is rooted deeply in melodies that connects us to God.  
 
Please join me in welcoming Judy Frank to  this new role.  
 
On another note, I want to invite you to start planning your Holy Week, it is an important week to ground your faith.  We will be handing out passports that allow us to connect to all the Methodist Holy Week Services in Billings, we thought it would be a fun way to encourage you to experience Holy Week.  I have chosen to not have Holy Week services this year at Shiloh, and to encourage us to take part in the other church’s services.  I will be helping specifically with Maundy Thursday at Evangelical United Methodist.  I prayerfully decided this for two reasons: 1. We do an Easter Egg Hunt that takes most of our energy that week.  2.  Why do a service with half energy, when we can partner with brothers and sisters in Christ to do deeply grounded service.  I encourage you to pick your services during Holy Week and to try to attend at least one extra event that week.  
 
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Tyler          #loveBillings
 
Click here to watch a video for our current worship series, “Courage in the WIlderness” Daring to companion Jesus.

America is experiencing a spiritual crisis, we as American Christians find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality. We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God. Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses have done before us. The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 

 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

Sunday is Food Bank Sunday!
  • Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice– Sunday at 9:15 am
  • Hand Chime Practice – Sunday at 11:15 am
  • Shiloh 101 – Sunday at 11:30 am in Classroom #1
  • 406 Youth United –  Sunday at 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
  • Shiloh’s Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Lenten Book Study –Tuesday at Noon and 6:30 pm
  • Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Aging Well: Author Event – Wednesday at 12 noon – 1:30 pm
  • Pound! Adult Exercise Class – Wednesday at 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Church Safety Seminar –Wednesday at 5:30 pm
  • Meetings on Thursday- Finance @ 5:30 pm, SPRC and Trustees @ 6:00 pm, and Church Council @ 7:00pm
  • Pound! Adult Exercise Class – Saturday at 11:00 am
  • Worship – Next Sunday is Palm Sunday.  Worship will be at 8:00 and 10:15 am
  • Faith and Film is next Sunday at 5:30 pm!!!!

 
Braving the WildernessBOOK STUDY FOR LENT– Pastor Tyler is leading a fantastic Lenten study on a book in concert with weekly scriptures.  The book is Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown.  The study focuses on America’s experience of spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other.  Classes are offeredTuesdays at noon and 6:30 pm through April 16.  Please come anytime.  The cost of the book is $13.00. 
 
AGING WELLAging Well will be on Wednesday, April 10th, at noon. Aging Well in coordination with This House of Books will honor Carrie Le Seur, a local published author.  She will present a short reading, talk about her literary journey as a writer and discuss Montana’s literary tradition. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet one of our own.  Book drawings will be held.  As always , RSVP’s are appreciated and helpful to those who sponsor the no –cost lunch. Email liz@shilohbillings.churchor call the church office at 406-656-0050.
 
CHURCH SAFETY SEMINAR –A church safety seminar will be held at Shiloh UMC on April 10that 5:30 pm.  There is no cost and please RSVP to 406-656-0050 or pastortyler@shilohbillings.church.  Many churches are taking steps to protect themselves by forming Safety Teams with members of their congregations. Come and hear Richard Hunt a retired Police Office that has led the Safety Team of his 850 member church in Colorado Springs. He will lead a discussion about Safety Teams and where to find the resources on how to form, train and insure them. 
 
DIAPER DRIVEThe diaper drive ends next Sunday, April 14!  The diapers will be given to several community agencies which will distribute them to people who will need them.  Please bring packages of new diapers to the front of the church.  Diaper sizes needed most are:  Newborn, 4/5 and Pull-Ups.
 
MESSY CHURCH– Come join us Tuesday evening,April 16, from5:30-6:30 pmas we gather for a light meal, story, crafts, prayer, singing, dancing, and so much more.  This is a family friendly time to worship together and get messy.  All ages are welcome!  Please consider providing a light meal and join the fun!  Meal signup sheet is in the lobby. For meal suggestions please see Brenda Longin or Pastor Tyler. A big thank you to those who have provided the meal for these amazing families.  We appreciate you!
 
EASTER ACTIVITIESPalm Sundayis next Sunday, April 14. Worship will be here at 8:00 am and 10:15 am.  Holy Thursdayis April 18.  Services will be at Evangelical UMC at 6:00pm, First UMC at 7:00 pm and Hope UMC at 7:30 pm. Good Fridayis April 19.  Services will be at First UMC at 6:00 pm and Grace UMC at 7:00 pm. Easter Egg Huntis April 20 at Shiloh UMC from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Easter Sunrise Serviceis at Riverfront Park (Shelter 2) at 6:30 am on Easter Morning.  Easter Worshipat Shiloh UMC will be at 8:00 am and 10:15 am each followed by Easter Breakfast.  
 
ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNTWe will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm with the help of First United Methodist Church. We will need many volunteers for this huge event.  There is a signup sheet in the lobby, please consider helping with this great community outreach.  Last year we had 340+ kids and it was amazing!  This year we have 2 bounce houses, face painting, 2 food trucks (Sandees and Mini Donut), an Easter Bunny and lots of egg hunting.  We are looking for small pre-wrapped candy to stuff eggs. There is a basket in the lobby for those donations.  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You !!! Call Brenda Longin @ 256-5535 or email: brendalongin@hotmail.comif you have questions. 
 
APRIL NOISY OFFERING– Noisy Offering is held the 3rdSunday of every month.  Because that day is Easter, please save your change for the May Noisy Offering on May 19.  
 
FAITH AND FILM– Please join us for Faith and Film on Sunday, April, 14, for “The Hundred-Foot Journey”(2014).  This family film is about crossing cultural and relationship divides.  It was produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey and is a great feel-good movie perfect for this spring. We hope you’ll join us.
 
NEW LANYARDS/HOLDERS– If your name tag is on a special lanyard and we could re-use it, we did.  If you would like a new lanyard, please let us know as we have received more. 
 

 

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

In April we hope you will gather with us as we complete our growing through Lent and celebrate Easter.  We will be studying how to have courage in challenging times in our world and experiencing the hope that God overcomes even the challenge of death.  Following the Christian journey can be hard, and so we invite you to do it together by learning skills to help you along the way.  
 
 
 
 
After Easter we will be examining how the scriptures about the early Christians call us to reclaim the name neighbor in our world today.  Join us this April.
 
 
 

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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, March 31, 2019

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People of Shiloh,
 
When I was back in my hometown, for my mother’s memorial, I was struck by something, “I grew up with great neighbors.”  One couple who was at the service, the Greens, was this couple who was always there for us in little ways.  The Greens would bring us fudge at Christmas, shovel our sidewalk from time to time, buy something from whatever fundraiser I was doing, and would always be there every day with a smile and wave.  Fred Green walked 5 miles every day between me and my school, so I usually got to wave at him more than once along the route.
 
This Lenten journey in the Wilderness is an important one, I hope our congregation is grappling with what it means to be in the challenges of life and belong to God. It is not an easy journey, but when we find belonging in Christ our hearts are changed.  We are changed to know that we belong and in turn many are compelled to help others know they belong too.  I hate to say this, but Easter is in sight and soon our wilderness journey will end. I am comforted in the wilderness and not quite ready to leave, but just like Jesus we will be called out of the wilderness soon.  The call out of the wilderness is not small, it will be by a resurrection and an empty tomb. 
 
After Easter, we will be challenged as we watch the disciples learn what it means to live without Jesus with them in the same way, and as they learn where Christ is present in the stranger.  I grew up across the street from the Greens watching Mr. Rogers and I remember imaging Mr. Green was my Mr. Rogers.  A kind man who always helped me learn more about neighboring.  
 
I hope you will continue your discipleship journey as we move from the wilderness in April, into neighboring this spring.  
 
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Tyler #loveBillings
 
Click here to watch a video for our current worship series, “Courage in the WIlderness” Daring to companion Jesus.

America is experiencing a spiritual crisis, we as American Christians find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality. We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God. Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses have done before us. The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 

 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

Sunday is UMCOR Sunday – Please give generously!
  • Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Chime Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15 am
  • 406 Youth United –  Sunday Suicide Awareness, grades 6-12 at 4pm at First UMC
  • Shiloh’s Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Lenten Book Study –Tuesday at Noon and 6:30 pm
  • Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Messy Church– Tuesday at 5:30 pm
  • Pound! Adult Exercise Class – Wednesday at 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Free Store – Saturday at 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Pound! Adult Exercise Class – Saturday at 11:00 am
  • Food Bank Sunday is Sunday April 7!

 
UMCOR SUNDAY– Sunday is one of the Church Wide Special Sundays that are reserved for a special offering for UMCOR.   Gifts to UMCOR lay the foundations for all United Methodist Committee of Relief work by covering the costs of doing business.  This means all other contributions designated for specific programs/projects can go 100% to those programs because UMCOR basic expenses are covered. With all the flooding happening in the Midwest, UMCOR will be needed! 
 
WORSHIP IN MARCH – LENT 2019: Courage in the WildernessAmerica is experiencing a spiritual crisis.  We, American Christians, find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality. We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God.  Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses did before.  The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 
Braving the Wilderness BOOK STUDY FOR LENT– Pastor Tyler is leading a Lenten study on a book in concert with weekly scriptures.  The book is Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown.  The study will focus on America’s experience of spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduce four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other.  Classes will be offereduesdays at noon and 6:30 pm through April 16as well as9:00 am through April 28. Please sign up for the class by signing the sheet in the lobby, contacting the office or emailing Pastor Tyler.  The cost of the book is $13.00. 
 
NEW LANYARDS/HOLDERS– If your name tag is on a special lanyard and we could re-use it, we did.  If you would like a new lanyard, please let the office know. We have ordered more.
 
 
MESSY CHURCH– Come join us Tuesday evening in April 2nd from5:30-6:30 pmas we gather for a light meal, story, crafts, prayer, singing, dancing, and so much more.  This is a family friendly time to worship together and get messy.  All ages are welcome!  Please consider providing a light meal and join the fun!  Meal signup sheet is in the lobby. For meal suggestions please see Brenda Longin or Pastor Tyler. A big thank you to those who have provided the meal for these amazing families.  We appreciate you!
 
DIAPER DRIVE– This year our youth is challenging us to bring diapers to church through April 14.  They will be given to several community agencies which will distribute them to people who need them.  Please bring packages of new diapers to the front of the church.Diaper sizes needed most are: Newborn, 4/5 and Pull-ups.
 
POUND! ADULT EXERCISE CLASS– Adult exercise classes are held at the church.  The Saturday class is from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. The Wednesday class is from 5:30-6:30 pm.  Classes are $5.00 each or buy a punch card for $40.00 for 9 classes.  Pound is for all fitness levels and ages 18 and up. If you have questions please email Jen Johnson at jen@reliabletent.com.
 
SPRING BOOK SALE– The Spring Book Sale will be held at Central Christian Church at 1221 16thSt. West on Tuesday, April 2 to Saturday, April 6th.  This is the Northwest’s largest book sale. Do you have books, CD’s, DVD’s, jigsaw puzzles or old vinyl records to donate?  Please call Central Christian Church at 252-1825.  We can pick up. We can pick up year around.
 
ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNTWe will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm with the help of First United Methodist Church. We will need many volunteers for this huge event.  There is a signup sheet in the lobby, please consider helping with this great community outreach.  Last year we had 340+ kids and it was amazing!  This year we have 2 bounce houses, face painting, 2 food trucks (Sandees and Mini Donut), an Easter Bunny and lots of egg hunting.  We are looking for small pre-wrapped candy to stuff eggs. There is a basket in the lobby for those donations.  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You !!! Call Brenda Longin @ 256-5535 or email: brendalongin@hotmail.comif you have questions. 
 
FOOD BANK SUNDAY– Next week is Food Bank Sunday.  The Food Bank is currently in need of Cereal, Pasta and Peanut Butter.  Please consider helping meet the need.  
 
 
 

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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, March 24, 2019

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People of Shiloh,

One of my favorite author’s says, “Don’t let them take away my Good Friday.”  In the last 3 weeks, I have seen our beloved United Methodist Church potentially meet its end, and I lost my mother.  So, Lent is feeling a little bit like a “Permanent Good Friday” in my spiritual practice.  And like those first disciples, I don’t feel like I trust the resurrection is possible or even comprehend what that might be.  

The scripture I will share in addition to others in our sermon this week is Matthew 11:28-30 The Message (MSG) 28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

The week before my mother’s service I found a deep call to be present in Portland for the conversations about how our Western Jurisdiction might respond to General Conference.  I spent time there praying, conversing with our Bishops, and encouraging others to seek God’s will for the future of our church.  Called back to Helena to be present with my family, I missed the final conversation and work, but stand firmly by the work done by those who were there.  You can find that statement and work here: http://westernjurisdictionumc.org/as-we-make-our-way-back-home/

This Sunday at 11:45 am in Padget-Goodman Hall, I will host an informational meeting for those struggling with the United Methodist Church, this response, or any piece of this work.  We will open with prayer, share a hymn together and then provide time for us to discuss what is happening in the larger church.

Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler
 
 
 
 

Click here to watch a video for our current worship series, “Courage in the WIlderness” Daring to companion Jesus.

America is experiencing a spiritual crisis, we as American Christians find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality. We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God. Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses have done before us. The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 

 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

  • Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice– Sunday at 9:15 am
  • 406 Youth United – 7:00 pm, Sunday at the First UMC for the African Children’s Choir
  • Shiloh’s Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Lenten Book Study –Tuesday at Noon and 6:30 pm
  • Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Pound! Adult Exercise Class – Wednesday at 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Children and Youth Committee Meeting-Thursday at 5:30 pm
  • Sandwich Making –Friday at 12 noon
  • District Meeting – Friday at First UMC
  • Pound! Adult Exercise Class – Saturday at 11:00 am
  • Worship – Next Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 am 
  • Lenten Book Study –Next Sunday at 9:00 am
  • UMCOR Sunday! Is Next Sunday

 
WORSHIP IN MARCH – LENT 2019: Courage in the WildernessAmerica is experiencing a spiritual crisis.  We, American Christians, find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality. We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God.  Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses did before.  The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 
Braving the WildernessBOOK STUDY FOR LENT– Pastor Tyler is leading a Lenten study on a book in concert with weekly scriptures.  The book is Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown.  The study will focus on America’s experience of spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduce four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other.  Classes will be offeredTuesdays at noon and 6:30 pm through April 16as well as9:00 am through April 28. Please sign up for the class by signing the sheet in the lobby, contacting the office or emailing Pastor Tyler. The cost of the book is $13.00. 
 
THE AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIRBillings First UMC (2800 4thAve. N.) is hosting the African Children’s Choir for a free concert Tonightat 7:00 pm.  The African Children’s Choir helps these children break away from the everyday cycle of poverty and hopelessness and raise awareness of the children in Africa.  The mission of the African’s Children’s Choir is to help Africa’s most vulnerable children today, so they can help Africa tomorrow.  Please join us for this amazing and inspiring performance.
 
NEW LANYARDS/HOLDERS– If your name tag is on a special lanyard and we could re-use it, we did.  If you would like a new lanyard, please let the office know. We have ordered more.
 
UMCOR SUNDAYNext Sunday (March 31) is one of the Church Wide Special Sundays. That Sunday is reserved for a special offering for UMCOR. Gifts to UMCOR lay the foundation for all United Methodist Committee of Relief work by covering the costs of doing business. This means all other contributions designated for specific programs/projects can go 100% to those programs because UMCOR basic expenses are covered.
 
MESSY CHURCH– Come join us Tuesday evenings in April from5:30-6:30 pmas we gather for a light meal, story, crafts, prayer, singing, dancing, and so much more.  This is a family friendly time to worship together and get messy.  All ages are welcome!  Please consider providing a light meal and join the fun!  Meal signup sheet is in the lobby. For meal suggestions please see Brenda Longin or Pastor Tyler. A big thank you to those who have provided the meal for these amazing families.  We appreciate you!
 
DIAPER DRIVE– This year our youth is challenging us to bring diapers to church through April 14.  They will be given to several community agencies which will distribute them to people who need them.  Please bring packages of new diapers to the front of the church.Diaper sizes needed most are: Newborn, 4/5 and Pull-ups.
 
POUND! ADULT EXERCISE CLASS– Adult exercise classes are held at the church.  The Saturdayclass is from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. The Wednesday class is from 5:30-6:30 pm.  Classes are $5.00 each or buy a punch card for $40.00 for 9 classes.  Pound is for all fitness levels and ages 18 and up. If you have a questions please email Jen Johnson at jen@reliabletent.com.
 
SPRING BOOK SALE– The Spring Book Sale will be held at Central Christian Church at 1221 16thSt. West on Tuesday, April 2 to Saturday, April 6th.  This is the Northwest’s largest book sale. Do you have books, CD’s, DVD’s, jigsaw puzzles or old vinyl records to donate?  Please call Central Christian Church at 252-1825.  We can pick up. We can pick up year around.
 
ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNTWe will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm with the help of First United Methodist Church. We will need many volunteers for this huge event.  There is a signup sheet in the lobby, please consider helping with this great community outreach.  Last year we had 340+ kids and it was amazing!  This year we have 2 bounce houses, face painting, 2 food trucks (Sandees and Mini Donut), an Easter Bunny and lots of egg hunting.  We are looking for small pre-wrapped candy to stuff eggs. There is a basket in the lobby for those donations.  Thank You, Thanks You, Thank You !!! Call Brenda Longin @ 256-5535 or email: brendalongin@hotmail.comif you have questions. 
 

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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, March 17, 2019

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People of Shiloh,

As I experience my own loss this week, I am thankful for those who accompany folks struggling in our church withconnection, and life’s challenges.  Our visitation team is phenomenal and needs our support to continue. Please take a minute to read about visitation below.  
My mother, Barb Amundson’s memorial service is Saturday, March 16, 11 am at St. Paul’s UMC in Helena. Thank you for your prayers and support, if you would like to make a memorial gift please make it to Shiloh UMC in my mother’s name.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Tyler
 
You may have heard the words “Visitation Ministry” but really don’t know much about it. Others may have no idea that Shiloh United Methodist Church has this active ministry.Hopefully this information will expand your knowledge and awareness. 
WHO:The following people are currently delivering the Visitation Ministry: Lenore Kipp, Betty Dubeau, Jennine Budge, Sally Thompson, and Peg Parker. 
WHEN:Visits are made weekly, on a rotation basis, thus each minister typically visits each of the visitees, once a month.
WHERE:Those visited may be in the hospital, or in a care-giving facility, or in their own home but no longer drive. 
WHY:The reasons for the visits vary: perhaps to provide a spiritual connection to their faith; perhaps to provide company for those who are lonely; perhaps to share the fears and anxieties being experienced; or perhaps to let each know they are not forgotten. At times, all of the “whys” may be provided during one visit. 
Most often visits stop only upon the death of the person visited. However, other times the visits are for a short time, usually until the current crisis is resolved. If you know someone who may benefit from this ministry, call Liz or Pastor Tyler at the church office. There are no requirements to request visitation, including church membership.

Click here to watch a video for our current worship series, “Courage in the WIlderness” Daring to companion Jesus.

America is experiencing a spiritual crisis, we as American Christians find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality. We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God. Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses have done before us. The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 

 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

  • Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom 
  • Ken Koome– Angola Missionary Presentation – 9:00 am 
  • Missions Committee –will attend Ken Koome’s presentation
  • Choir Practice– Sunday at 9:15 am
  • 406 Youth United –  Mission Project with Ken Koome – Sunday at 4:00-5:15 pm 
  • Shiloh’s Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Lenten Book Study –Tuesday at Noon and 6:30 pm
  • Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Book Mobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Messy Church – Tuesday at 5:30 pm
  • SUMC Book Review –Tuesday at 6:30 pm
  • Adult Exercise Class (Pound!) – Wednesday at 5:30 -6:30 pm
  • SPRC –Thursday at 6:00 pm
  • Church Council  – Thursday at 7:00 pm
  • Adult Exercise Class (Pound) – Saturday at 11:00 am
  • Lenten Book Study –Next Sunday at 9:00 am

 
MEMORIAL FOR PASTOR TYLERS MOTHER– Pastor Tyler’s mother, Barbara Amundson, died last Friday, the 8thof March, in Helena. Her service was yesterday. There is a basket on the welcome table in the lobby if you would like to leave a card. He has asked that if anyone wants to do a memorial in his mother’s name, to please make out a check to SUMC with his mother’s name in the memo line. We are also collecting money for a Visa card to give to the family when they get home to use for a few meals as they return to their family routine. Please give cash or checks to Linda Stahley, Pam Dandrea or Liz Stanhope.  Please do not make these checks payable to the church.  
 
KEN KOOME – ANGOLA MISSIONARY– Ken Koome, our United Methodist missionary in Angola, will be presenting his work between services this Sunday, at 9:00 am.  We invite you to come join us, have a cup of coffee, and learn about Ken’s work and how we can continue to support the ministry of the United Methodist Church in Angola.
 
Braving the WildernessBOOK STUDY FOR LENT– Pastor Tyler is leading a Lenten study on a book in concert with weekly scriptures.  The book is Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown.  The study will focus on America’s experience of spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduce four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other.  Classes will be offeredTuesdays at noon and 6:30 pm on March 19 and 26 and April 2, 9 and 16as well as9:00 am on March 10, 24 and 31 and April 7, 14 and 28. Please sign up for the class by signing the sheet in the lobby, contacting the office or emailing Pastor Tyler.  The cost of the book is $13.00. 
WORSHIP IN MARCH – LENT 2019: Courage in the WildernessAmerica is experiencing a spiritual crisis. We, American Christians, find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality. We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God. Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses did before.  The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 
MESSY CHURCH– Come join us Tuesday evenings in March from5:30-6:30 pmas we gather for a light meal, story, crafts, prayer, singing, dancing, and so much more.  This is a family friendly time to worship together and get messy.  All ages are welcome!  Please consider providing a light meal and join the fun!  Meal signup sheet is in the lobby. For meal suggestions please see Brenda Longin or Pastor Tyler.
 
FREE STOREOn April 6ththe Free Store will have summer items available for the shoppers.  Please donate only summer clothes from April to August.  There is no more room to store winter clothes.  We ask that all donations be clean without stains or tears and that the zippers work. $965.00 was raised for the Free Store from the Ash Wednesday service. Thank you so much.
 
HISTORY BOOKSThe SUMC History books have arrived and will be available this Sunday.  Our history team will be at a table in the narthex.  
 
DIAPER DRIVE– This year our youth is challenging us to bring diapers to church throughout Lent.  They will be given to several community agencies which will distribute them to people who need them.  Please bring packages of new diapers to the front of the church.Diaper sizes needed most are: Newborn, 4/5 and Pull-ups.
 
ADULT EXERCISE CLASS AT SHILOH– Adult exercise classes are held at the church.  The Saturdayclass will begin is 11:00-12:00. The Wednesday class is from 5:30-6:30 pm.  Classes are $5.00 each or buy a punch card for $40.00.  Pound is for all fitness levels and ages 18 and up.  If you have a questions please email Jen Johnson at jen@reliabletent.com.
 
THE AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHIOR– Billings First UMC (2800 4thAve N.) is hosting the African Children’s Choir for a free concert on Sunday, March 24 at 7:00 pm.. The African’s Children’s choir helps these children break away from the everyday cycle of poverty and hopelessness and raise awareness of the children in Africa.  The mission of the African Children’s Choir is to help Africa’s most vulnerable children today, so they can help Africa tomorrow.  Please join us for this amazing and inspiring performance.
 
NEW LANYARDS/HOLDERS– If your name tag was on a special lanyard and we could re-use it, we did.  If you would like a new lanyard, please let the office know. We have ordered more,
 

If you appreciate what Shiloh does, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at https://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  Thank you for supporting our work.
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Pastor’s Corner – For Sunday, March 10, 2019

Special Note from Pastor Tyler:

Shiloh Family, 

This last Friday my amazing and loving mother Barbara Flint Amundson passed away.  I was blessed to be by her side with my father and family.  I will be unavailable over the next week to offer pastoral care, and if you need any support my colleagues in Billings are ready to offer support along with our visitation team.  I appreciate all the notes of care I have already received and am thankful for our community.

Please also keep our congregation in your prayers at this time as there are many experiencing unexpected illness, and challenges.  May all know God is with us, and especially with all those experiencing challenge and loss in this season.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Tyler

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Did you know the Gospel of Luke is the longest of the 4 gospels and the only gospel written by a gentile, someone outside the Jewish-Christian community?  
 
This year I am challenging our congregation to read the Gospel of Luke.  In future years I will challenge us to read the other gospels together.  Reading the entirety of the books, helps us to know who Jesus can be in our lives and to know better the stories we are called to live by.  To help us do this. I would encourage you to read the chapters of Luke in the following progression.  
 

 

February  1-3
March  4-6
April 7-9
May 10-11
June-July 12-16
August 17-19
September 20-21
October 22-23
November 24
December (Read something else in scripture)


 
As Lent approaches I always feel a reconnection to the gospel stories.  Chapters 4-6 envelop the beginning of Jesus ministry.  Jesus did not start out like a lamb, more like a lion. He stood for caring for all people, he boldly declared that all people belong to God, and he did not shy away from those in authority when they tried to prove him wrong. Courage is what Jesus demonstrates in these chapters, and courage is what I invite us to explore this season. Courage is wholehearted living, and I believe that is what we see in these chapters of Luke.  
 
I encourage you to pick up your Bible and begin reading Luke this month, let’s see how reading together draws us closer to each other and to God.
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler
 

Click here to watch a video for our current worship series, “Courage in the WIlderness” Daring to companion Jesus.

America is experiencing a spiritual crisis, we as American Christians find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality. We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God. Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses have done before us. The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 

 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom  
  • Hand Chime Practice – Sunday at 9:05am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Sunday at 10:30 am
  • 406 Youth United –  No Youth Group This Week
  • Faith and Film – Sunday at 5:30 pm 
  • Shiloh’s Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Lenten Book Study – does not meet this week
  • Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Messy Church – Tuesday at 5:30 pm
  • Aging Well – Fraud (Recognize, Protect, Report) – Wednesday at 12 noon
  • Adult Exercise Class (Pound!) – Wednesday at 5:30 -6:30 pm
  • Finance –Thursday at 5:30 pm
  • SPRC and Trustees –Thursday at 6:00 pm
  • Church Council  – Thursday at 7:00 pm
  • Adult Exercise Class (Pound) – Saturday at 11:00 am
  • Worship – Next Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 am 

 
WORSHIP IN MARCH – LENT 2019: Courage in the Wilderness– America is experiencing a spiritual crisis, we as American Christians find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality.  We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God. Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses have done before us.  The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 
History Books – Bring your $15 checks! The History of the SUMC will be available for pickup on March 10… And if you haven’t been able to put in a order or decided you want another, there are a few extras available.

FAITH AND FILM– Faith and Film will be showing “The Fundamentals of Caring”.  A writer retires after a personal tragedy and becomes the caregiver of a disabled teenager.  When the two embark upon an impromptu road-trip, their ability to cope is tested as they start to understand the importance of hope and friendship. This stars Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, and Selena Gomez and had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.  Please join tonight at 5:30 pm to watch this poignant comedy.   Rated TV- MA for mature audiences.
 
Braving the Wilderness BOOK STUDY FOR LENT– Pastor Tyler will lead a Lenten study on a book in concert with weekly scriptures.  The book is Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown.  The study will focus on America’s experience of spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduce four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other.  Classes will be offered Tuesdays at noon and 6:30 pm on March 5, 19 and 26 and April 2, 9 and 16as well as9:00-10:00 am on March 10, 24 and 31 and April 7, 14 and 28. Please sign up for the class by signing the sheet in the lobby, contacting the office or emailing Pastor Tyler.  The cost of the book is $13.00. 
 
MESSY CHURCH– Come join us Tuesday evening, March 12, 19 and 26 from 5:30-6:30 pmas we gather for a light meal, story, crafts, prayer, singing, dancing, and so much more.  This is a family friendly time to worship together and get messy.  All ages are welcome!  Please consider providing a light meal and join the fun!  Meal signup sheet is in the lobby. For meal suggestions please see Brenda Longin or Pastor Tyler.
 
AGING WELL – FRAUD (Recognize, Protect and Report)– In coordination with Big Sky Senior Services, the March Aging Well presentation will focus on recognizing, protecting, and reporting fraudulent practices.  No one is immune from being preyed upon in this manner. Please join us at SUMC on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, noon-1:30 pm. RSVPs are appreciated and helpful to those who sponsor lunch.  Email liz@shilohbillings.church; or phone 406-656-0050. 
 
DIAPER DRIVE– This year our youth will challenge us to bring diapers to all Billings United Methodist Churches.  We will collect the diapers and they will be given to several community agencies which will distribute them to people who need them.  We will start collecting on March 3 and continue through Lent. Please bring packages of new diapers to the front of the church.Diaper sizes needed most are: Newborn, 4/5 and Pull-ups.
 
ADULT EXERCISE CLASS AT SHILOH– There will be an adult exercise class held twice a week at the church.  Initially, it will run 6-weeks.  The Saturday class will begin March 9 from 11:00-12:00. There will also be a Wednesday class beginning March 13 from 5:30-6:30 pm.  Classes are $5.00 each or you can buy a punch card for $40.00 for 9 classes.  Pound is for all fitness levels and ages 18 and up.  If you have a questions please email Jen Johnson at jen@reliabletent.com.
 
THE AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHIOR– Billings First UMC (2800 4thAve N.) is thrilled to announce that the African Children’s Choir will be returning to perform a free concert on Sunday, March 24 at 7:00 pm. The African Children’s Choir is made up of some of the neediest children in their countries.  Many have lost one or both parents to poverty or disease. The African’s Children’s choir helps these children break away from the everyday cycle of poverty and hopelessness and raise awareness of the destitute and orphaned children in Africa.  The mission of the African Children’s Choir is to help Africa’s most vulnerable children today, so they can help Africa tomorrow.  Please join us for this amazing and inspiring performance.
 
YOU’VE GOT MAILPlease check your church mailbox for any cards or mail that you might have.  This mail box is located right inside of the entrance. The price of a stamp has gone up to 55 cents so in order to save a little money we are starting to use the mail boxes more.

 

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Newsletter – March 2019

In March we hope you will gather with us as we journey through Lent.  We will be studying how to have courage in challenging times in our world.  Following the Christian journey can be hard, and so we invite you to do it together by learning skills to help you along the way.  There is a group to help you journey through Lent we will be holding these groups on Tuesdays at noon and 6:30pm, and on Sundays between worship.  Pastor Tyler encourages everyone in the church to try and connect to one of these study groups this season.

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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday March 3, 2019

MARDI GRAS FAMILY FUN EVENT– Tonight, from 4:00 -5:30 pm you and your family are invited to come out of the cold, play games and enjoy fellowship at a Mardi Gras Family Fun Event in Brother Van Hall at First UMC.  This year FUMC is combining with other surrounding United Methodist Churches to throw one large Family Fun Day!  There will also be a pancake dinner provided by Grace UMC. Games will include a big parachute, hula hoops, giant Jenga and jump ropes.  Table games and activities will also be available for children and adults. Invite friends and family members and join the fun.   
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES– On March 6that 7:00 pm, Shiloh UMC will host the Billings United Methodists’ Ash Wednesday Service.  We will have a Soup and Bread supper at 6:00 pm and a free will offering will be accepted for the Free Store.  The combined choir will have supper at 5:30 pm and rehearsal at 6:00 pm.  Anyone who would like to bring some bread, please let the office know.  The nursery will be available. 
 
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 People of Shiloh,

I am writing as I return from St. Louis. The General Conference of the United Methodist Church met Feb. 23-26. As many of you know, this Special Session was organized to address the growing divide over the church’s stance on human sexuality. There were 4 plans possible to help us find a way forward. We knew that 2 were untenable, 1 was unworkable, and the One Church Plan could potentially help us contextualize our understandings of scripture on the ordination and marriage of LGBTQI people. Prayerfully I share with you that we failed to come to an agreement and our connection as an institutional church is frayed. 

I want to share that I am deeply committed to the inclusion of all people in our congregation. If you identify as conservative, progressive, republican or democrat, gay, straight, transgender, questioning your faith, firm in your foundation, anxious, questioning or confused you are welcome to grow your faith at Shiloh. You will see national news articles this week saying the United Methodists don’t welcome all people, at Shiloh we welcome all people to the full life of faith. Jesus calls us to welcome all of God’s children, and Philippians 1:27 reads “Most important, live together in a manner worthy of Christ’s gospel. Do this, whether I come and see you or I’m absent and hear about you. Do this so that you stand firm, united in one spirit and mind as you struggle together to remain faithful to the gospel.”

The conference this week passed the Traditional Plan, which does more than remaining traditional, it brings punishment on those it disagrees with. This plan is mean spirited and hurtful to our colleagues and friends doing faithful work around the globe. The plan is largely unconstitutional as ruled by our judicial body. So, we are largely back where we started before all this happened. I am sorry, our institutional Church failed to follow the Holy Spirit. So, I ask for your forgiveness and your hope that people of Shiloh can be the church together. Our church is not our building, it is not our name, but as Jesus and Apostle Paul remind us, “The church is the people of God following God’s Holy Spirit.”

Enthusiastic Peace,

Pastor Tyler

Click here to watch a video for our current worship series, “Give and Take” a study on the book of Philippians.  Following Christ is about moving closer, both to God, and to our neighbors. But, as Paul warned the Philippians, life in community is not always easy. It will require us to give up our preferences and our pride. Yet, we press

on in faith when sacrifice, conflict and discomfort rear their heads. In giving up our burdens we find that empty hands can better take up our cross and follow.

 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
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  • Sunday is Food Bank Sunday!
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom  
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Sunday at 10:30 am
  • Hand Chime Practice –Sunday at 11:15 am
  • 406 Youth United – Mardi Gras Family Fun Event-4:00 pm-5:30 pm at FUMC
  • Shiloh’s Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Lenten Book Study –Tuesday at 12 noon -1:00 pm
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Ash Wednesday Soup and Bread– Wednesday at 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
  • Ash Wednesday Services – Wednesday at 7:00 pm
  • Adult Exercise Class (Pound!) – Saturday at 11:00 am – 12:00 noon
  • Daylight Saving Time Starts Next Saturday Night!

 
MARDI GRAS FAMILY FUN EVENT– Tonight, from 4:00 -5:30 pm you and your family are invited to come out of the cold, play games and enjoy fellowship at a Mardi Gras Family Fun Event in Brother Van Hall at First UMC.  This year FUMC is combining with other surrounding United Methodist Churches to throw one large Family Fun Day!  There will also be a pancake dinner provided by Grace UMC. Games will include a big parachute, hula hoops, giant Jenga and jump ropes.  Table games and activities will also be available for children and adults. Invite friends and family members and join the fun.   
 
Braving the Wilderness BOOK STUDY FOR LENT – Pastor Tyler will lead a Lenten study on a book in concert with weekly scriptures.  The book is Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown.  The study will focus on America’s experience of the spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduce four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other.  Classes will be offered Tuesdays at noon and 6:30 pm on March 5, 19 and 26 and April 2, 9 and 16  as well as  9:00-10:00 am on March 10, 24 and 31 and April 7, 14 and 28. Please sign up for the class by signing the sheet in the lobby, contacting the office or emailing Pastor Tyler.  The cost of the book is $13.00. 
 

MESSY CHURCH – Come join us Tuesday evening, March 12, 19 and 26 from 5:30 pm-6:30 pmas we gather for a light meal, story, crafts, prayer, singing, dancing, and so much more.  This is a family friendly time to worship together and get messy.  All ages are welcome!  Please consider providing a light meal for these amazing people and join the fun!  Meal signup sheet is in the lobby. For meal suggestions please see Brenda Longin or Pastor Tyler.
 
DIAPER DRIVE – This year our youth will challenge us to bring diapers to all Billings United Methodist Churches.  We will collect the diapers and they will be given to several community agencies which will distribute them to people who need them.  We will start collecting on March 3 and continue through Lent. Please bring packages of new diapers to the front of the church.Diaper sizes needed most are: Newborn and 4/5. Pull-ups are also needed.
 
ADULT EXERCISE CLASS AT SHILOH – There will be an adult exercise class held twice a week at the church.  Initially, it will run 6-weeks.  The Saturday class will begin March 9 from 11:00-12:00. There will also be a Wednesday class beginning March 13 from 5:30-6:30 pm.  Classes are $5.00 each or you can buy a punch card for $40.00 for 9 classes.  Pound is for all fitness levels and ages 18 and up.  If you have a questions please email Jen Johnson at jen@reliabletent.com.
 
THE AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHIOR – Billings First UMC (2800 4thAve N.) is thrilled to announce that the African Children’s Choir will be returning to perform a free concert on Sunday, March 24 at 7:00 pm. The African Children’s Choir is made up of some of the neediest children in their countries.  Many have lost one or both parents to poverty or disease. The African’s Children’s choir helps these children break away from the everyday cycle of poverty and hopelessness and raise awareness of the destitute and orphaned children in Africa.  The mission of the African Children’s Choir is to help Africa’s most vulnerable children today, so they can help Africa tomorrow.  Please join us for this amazing and inspiring performance.
 

 

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