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September 2018 Newsletter

Prayers for you as you enter this upcoming September.  This month begins our search for how prayer can impact our lives as Christians.  We hope you will join us for Kickoff Sunday September 9, with Dave Merkel returning as our choir director.  
 
Click Here for your 2018 September Newsletter
 
You can access our online church calendar for events at shilohbillings.church/church-calendar/

 


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Pastor’s Corner – August 26, 2018

Don’t forget to bring your school supplies for Meadowlark and Big Sky schools.  

This year we asked the Secretaries and Principals of Big Sky and Meadowlark Elementary Schools what supplies they need but do not receive through other means.  Here is the list they gave us. Wal-Mart Gift Cards, Hand Sanitizer (Large), band aids (3/4″ and 1″) (not novelty), and Cortisone cream, Kleenex, glue sticks, healthy snacks (kindergarten), underwear-Boys and girls (sizes 6,7,8), socks (all kid sizes), leggings and sweats (sizes 6,7,8).  If you are interested in purchasing any of these, please place them in bins in the Fellowship Hall on or before August 26th.  Thank you for your support and help.

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

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

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

 
Gracious God bless our teachers, staff, and students as they return to another year of learning.
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
 
Pastor Tyler
 

 
Pastor Tyler’s Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
 
 
Worship Survey

We want to know how worship is connecting you to God.  Please take a minute to fill out a worship survey for the service you regularly attend:

8:00am – Click Here

10:15am – Click Here

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

 
  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am 
  • Blessing of the Backpacks-Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am 
  • Soup Making –Sunday after 1stservice
  • Worship Planning Retreat –Sunday at 12 noon – 3 PM  
  • Visitation Meeting –Monday at 11:00 am
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Sandwich Making – Friday at 12 noon
  • Office Closed every Friday during the summer
  • Free Storeis open next Saturday at 10:00 am 
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 am 10:15 am – Blessing of the Animals 

 
BACK TO SCHOOL – Today is Back-to-School Sunday.  Join us for worship to bring us back to the school season.  We will bless of the backpacks at both services, receive our UMC Student Day offering and our noisy offering.  We also hope you will participate in writing letters to our educators and support staff at local schools.
 
UNITED METHODIST STUDENT DAY– The United Methodists have 6 church-wide special Sunday offerings during the year.   Today is United Methodist Student day. Gifts to the United Methodist Student Day offering help deserving United Methodist students continue their education and faith journeys as they strive to make a difference in the world and discern what God has called them to do.
 
WORSHIP PLANNING RETREAT– Have you ever thought that a particular hymn would be good in worship, or that the Pastor should have used that movie clip?  We want your help!  From noon to 3:00 pm, today, we will dream, imagine and pray with one another about worship at Shiloh.  If you didn’t RSVP, please let Pastor Tyler know that you intend to attend.  There will be a lunch provided and our goal is to support Pastor Tyler and our worship design team with ideas from our congregation.  
 
SCHOOL SUPPLIES – 2019– This year we asked the Secretaries and Principals of Big Sky and Meadowlark Elementary Schools what supplies theyneed but do not receive through other means.  Here is the list they gave us. Wal-Mart Gift Cards, Hand Sanitizer (Large), band aids (3/4″ and 1″) (not novelty), and Cortisone cream, Kleenex, glue sticks, healthy snacks (kindergarten), underwear-Boys and girls (sizes 6,7,8), socks (all kid sizes), leggings and sweats (sizes 6,7,8).  If you are interested in purchasing any of these, please place them in bins in the Fellowship Hall on or before today. Thank you for your support and help.

 
 
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALSNext Sunday,September 2nd, join us for Labor Day weekend worship at 8:00 am and 10:15 am for Blessing of the Animals services.  Bring your pet in a way you can keep them safe, and we will have a time of blessing for them. Even animals too big to fit inside our building can come and we will bless them outside too.
 
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY CLASS– Shiloh UMC will host another Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University (FPU) class beginning on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 pm. FPU is a 9 week class and includes sessions on Saving, Budgeting, Debt Reduction, Giving, Relating to Money, Making Purchases, Insurance, Real Estate, Retirement and College Planning.  In the first 90 days, FPU participants pay off an average of $5,300 and save an average of $2,700. The cost for the materials is $105.00. Please register on-line at daveramsey.com/fpuor contact Rachael Wertz (697-0016), Pam Dandrea (690-1910) or the church office for more information.
 
COVER TO COVER – Reading the Bible cover to cover is hard work but so rewarding!!  Reading the Bible in chronological order gives even more insight. Would you like to accept the challenge and have a place to discuss what you just read?  A group is being formed which will meet the first time on Monday, October 1 at 6:30pm.  The first discussion will be on the New Testament scripture read September 24-30. Let Linda Stahley (672-0529) know if you would like a copy of the One Year Chronological Bible (NLT) ($16.61) and she will order it for you.  This Bible has the scripture divided by calendar date so you know just what to read. Orders must be in by September 7th.  If you have questions or are ready to sign up, call Norma Smith at 656-4897 or Tish Powell at 652-5799.
 
FREE STORE NEWS– Staring October 1st, the Free Store will be accepting  winter clothing.  Coats, gloves, mittens boots and hats for all ages, for children, men and women are needed. Your support is so appreciated.
 
KICK-OFF SUNDAY – September 9th– After 2ndservice we will have our annual Kick-Off Sunday pot luck.  The church will furnish the fried chicken and the drinks.  If everyone would bring a salad or a dessert or whatever you would like to bring to share that would be great.  If you would like to help setup or take down or help in the kitchen, please contact Pat Montgomery, Susan Hathaway or Linda Woolsey and they will be happy to answer any questions or feel free to call the office.  Please plan on joining us for our annual pot luck. Wear your favorite team clothing (go Broncos!) and join us for great food and a wonderful time of fellowship. 
 
CRAFT AND BAKE SALE– Now is the time to begin preparing for the annual Craft and Bake Sale that is held in December. The proceeds will be used by UMYF. 

 

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Pastor’s Corner – August 19, 2018

Worship Survey

We want to know how worship is connecting you to God.  Please take a minute to fill out a worship survey for the service you regularly attend:

8:00am – Click Here

10:15am – Click Here

Worship this Sunday is at 8am at Shiloh and 10am at Rose Park.  We hope you can join us.
People of Shiloh,
 
Last week, this week and next week you will have an opportunity to take a survey on our worship. I am sure you have noticed more surveys since I showed up, it is because your voice matters to our church.  We function best when I can hear God’s calling on your heart for how we can seek God in worship, discipleship, service and mission.  I invite you to complete this survey and turn it in, either on paper or online.  There is one survey for each service.

I also want to take time to share with you why I do sermon series.  I believe that part of our challenge of connecting with people new and long time to our church, is we don’t always give a reason to come back.  Sermon series, and liturgical seasons give people that reason by and large.  If something is happening that you appreciate, you show up.  
 
I use these 5 areas developed by preacher Adam Hamilton to guide our work around the types of series we should offer as Christians in worship, and work to tie them to liturgical seasons:
 

  1. Evangelism (designed for the unchurched/nominal Christians, “fishing expeditions,” includes an invitation.  Our “Broken” and “Unafraid” series are examples. Done usually in January and April/May after CEOs are here.)
  2. Discipleship (majority of sermons are in this category.  “Road to Shiloh series”)
  3. Equipping and Sending (“inspiring parishioners to do something about their faith.” “Unwrapping Christmas.”)
  4. Pastoral Care (“offering real hope and real help to those who are broken”)
  5. Institutional Development (ensure the health and vitality of the church; i.e. purpose of the church, needs of the church, vision, preparing people for future challenges, and stewardship; preached sparingly.)

 
If you would like to be a part of helping us set the course for worship, I would invite you to attend our worship planning retreat on Sunday August 26 from 12-3pm.  
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
 
Pastor Tyler

 

 
Pastor Tyler’s Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
 
 
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

  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 am at SUMC and 10:00am at Rose Park
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am   
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Bookmobile– Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Staff Training – Wednesday – Office closed
  • All Church Calendar Meeting – Thursday at 6:00 pm
  • Office Closed every Friday during the summer
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 am 10:15 am 
  • Back to School Sunday – Next Sunday at both services
  • Soup Making – Next Sunday after 1stservice
  • Planning Worship Retreat – Next Sunday noon – 3:00 pm 

BACK TO SCHOOL – Back-to-school Sunday will be August 26th.   Join us for worship to bring us back to the school season.  We will be having a blessing of the backpacks at both the 8:00 am and 10:15 am services, receive our UMC Student Day offering and our noisy offering.  We hope you will participate in writing letters to our educators and support staff at local schools.
 
UNITED METHODIST STUDENT DAY– The United Methodists have 6 church-wide special Sunday offerings during the year.   United Methodist Student day will be August 26th, the same Sunday that we celebrate Back to School. Gifts to the United Methodist Student Day offering help deserving United Methodist students continue their education and faith journeys as they strive to make a difference in the world and discern what God has called them to do.
 
WORSHIP PLANNING RETREAT– Have you ever thought that the one hymn would be good in worship, or that the Pastor should have used that movie clip?  We want your help!
From noon to 3:00 pm, on August 26th, we will dream, imagine and pray with one another about worship at Shiloh.  Everyone who wants to join is invited; we just ask that you RSVP to the office.  There will be a lunch provided and our goal is to support Pastor Tyler and our worship design team with ideas from our congregation.  
 
SCHOOL SUPPLIES – 2019– This year we asked the Secretaries and Principals of Big Sky and Meadowlark Elementary Schools what supplies theyneed but do not receive through other means.  Here is the list they gave us. Wal-Mart Gift Cards, Hand Sanitizer (Large), band aids (3/4″ and 1″) (not novelty), and Cortisone cream, Kleenex, glue sticks, healthy snacks (kindergarten), underwear-Boys and girls (sizes 6,7,8), socks (all kid sizes), leggings and sweats (sizes 6,7,8).  If you are interested in purchasing any of these, please place them in bins in the Fellowship Hall on or before August 26th.  Thank you for your support and help.
 
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALSOn Sunday, September 2ndjoin us for Labor Day weekend worship at 8:00 am and 10:15 am for Blessing of the Animals services.  Bring your pet in a way you can keep them safe, and we will have a time of blessing for them. Even animals too big to fit inside our building can come and we will bless them outside too.
 
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY CLASS– Shiloh UMC will host another Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University (FPU) class beginning on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 pm. FPU is a 9 week class and includes sessions on Saving, Budgeting, Debt Reduction, Giving, Relating to Money, Making Purchases, Insurance, Real Estate, Retirement and College Planning.  In the first 90 days, FPU participants pay off an average of $5,300 and save an average of $2,700. The cost for the materials is $105.00. Please register on-line at daveramsey.com/fpuor contact Rachael Wertz (697-0016), Pam Dandrea (690-1910) or the church office for more information.
 
COVER TO COVER – Reading the Bible cover to cover is hard work but so rewarding!!  Reading the Bible in chronological order gives even more insight. Would you like to accept the challenge and have a place to discuss what you just read?  A group is being formed which will meet the first time on Monday, October 1 at 6:30pm.  The first discussion will be on the New Testament scripture read September 24-30. Let Linda Stahley (672-0529) know if you would like a copy of the One Year Chronological Bible (NLT) ($16.61) and she will order it for you.  This Bible has the scripture divided by calendar date so you know just what to read. Orders must be in by September 7th.  If you have questions or are ready to sign up, call Norma Smith at 656-4897 or Tish Powell at 652-5799.
 
FREE STORE NEWS– Due to the many garage sales and the generosity of many people, the Free Store rooms are filled to the brim.  Starting now, we will not be accepting any donations.  The Free Store will remain open.  We will start accepting donations the 1stof October, especially fall and winter items. We will not be taking any more spring or summer items until next spring.  Thank you for all of your support and for your generosity. 
 
KICK-OFF SUNDAY – September 9th– After 2ndservice we will have our annual Kick-Off Sunday pot luck.  The church will furnish the fried chicken and the drinks.  If everyone would bring a salad or a dessert or whatever you would like to bring to share that would be great.  If you would like to help setup or take down or help in the kitchen, please contact Pat Montgomery, Susan Hathaway or Linda Woolsey and they will be happy to answer any questions or feel free to call the office.  Please plan on joining us for our annual pot luck. Wear your favorite team clothing (go Broncos) and join us for great food and a wonderful time of fellowship. 

 
 

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Pastor’s Corner – August 12, 2018

Worship Survey

We want to know how worship is connecting you to God.  Please take a minute to fill out a worship survey for the service you regularly attend:

8:00am – Click Here

10:15am – Click Here

People of Shiloh,
 
Two weeks ago I wrote a letter to notify us of a plant to place a zoning exclusion on a lot within 600 feet of our church that would allow a casino to be placed there.  I am pleased to announce that on Tuesday night the zoning commission voted it down unanimously.  This will now continue on with no vote from the zoning commission to the City Council, on August 27, at 5:30pm.  
 
On Tuesday, I was proud to not need to say much.  Members of our congregation showed up to offer their wisdom and guidance to our community.  Members commented on the need for positive development of our community, to stand up for those disproportionally impacted by the negative effects of gambling, and to stand up as a church and say we want something more for our community. Thank you to all who attended.  
 
The work does not end, we need people to attend the City Council meeting on August 27 and this has opened new doors for our ministry.  The city is working on redefining zoning for Billings in the next few years, that may give us the ability to be more proactive about what kind of businesses we want to invite to our community, to encourage less casinos, and there is a West End task force that could benefit from a United Methodist voice.  
 
If you are feeling moved to help Shiloh and United Methodists have a voice in brining positive growth to the growing edge of Billings, I would invite you to talk with me. We can truly be a part of growing with and supporting our community.  
 
Grace and Enthusiastic Peace,
 
Pastor Tyler

 

 
Pastor Tyler’s Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
Two weeks ago Thursday night we had 10 youth and 3 adults stay for a lock-in at Shiloh.  We had fun, prayed, learned about Jesus, and had more fun.  We also took time to plan youth group for our upcoming year.  Check out one of our new ways to have fun that our children and youth will be able to use, nine square in the air.  
 
Click to watch the sermon series video.
This Sunday we end our series on living Unafraid, exploring how we do that biblically and seeking ways to support one another in the Christian walk of freeing ourselves from fear. 
 
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

  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am   
  • Outdoor Movie Night-Sunday at Shiloh UMC at 8:30 pm
  • VBS at EUMC –Monday – Wednesday – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Writers Group – Wednesday at 9:30 am
  • Office Closed every Friday during the summer
  • Massey Wedding– Friday evening and Saturday at the church
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 am at SUMC and 10:15 am at Rose Park

 
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWSDuring the summer a variety of activities will be provided instead of the Bible lesson taught during the school year. The schedule for the next several weeks (held during 2ndservice):
August 12:Veggie Tales Video
August 19:Joint worship at Rose Park with EUMC and GUMC, followed
                    by swimming so no Sunday school.
August 26: Outdoor Games
 
SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT– The movie tonight, Sunday (August 12th) will be at here at Shiloh.  The movie is “Inside Out”and will start around 8:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and plan on joining us for a wonderful movie and a great family night.
 
CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTSYour contribution statements are ready for you to pick up from your mail slot on the table in the entry way.  If you have any questions regarding your statement, please call the church office at 656-0050.  To locate your statements and any other mail that you may be waiting for you, look in the slot with the first letter of your last name.  Shiloh UMC continues to be a generous congregation and we thank you for your support.
 
VOLUNTEER FOR SHILOHWe need many volunteers to keep the church running and welcoming.  In the hallway in front of the Fellowship Hall is a round table with clipboards and a calendar on it.  There are 2 clipboards asking for Ushers(1stand 2ndservices).  There is one clipboard asking for Prayer Leaders.  During the summer, the Prayer Leader is only needed for the second service.  There is one clipboard asking for Lawn Mowersand in the winter we ask for folks to shovel snow. The last item is a calendar where people can sign up to bring goodies for the Fellowship Hour.  Passing the clipboards around during the service can be distracting, so we are trying this method.  We need your help!  We ask you to please think and pray about what you can do to help keep our church running smoothly.
 

 
WORSHIP PLANNING RETREATHave you ever thought that the one hymn would be good in worship, or that the pastor should have used that movie clip?  We want your help!  From noon to 3:00 pm, on August 26th, we will dream, imagine and pray with one another about worship at Shiloh.  Everyone who wants to join us is invited; we just ask that you RSVP to the office.  There will be lunch provided and our goal is to support Pastor Tyler and our worship design team with ideas from our congregation.
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL– Vacation Bible School will be at EUMC from August 13-15, from 5:30-7:30 pm.  This time will be a time of gathering around a meal, crafts,   games and Bible stories.  Please contact the church office to learn about registration at 406-259-1897 or by e-mail at actyourfaith.org.
 
SCHOOL SUPPLIES – 2019– This year we asked the Secretaries and Principals of Big Sky and Meadowlark Elementary Schools what supplies they need but do not receive through other means.  Here is the list they gave us. Wal-Mart Gift Cards, Hand Sanitizer (Large), band aids (3/4″ and 1″) (not novelty) , and Cortisone cream, Kleenex, glue sticks, healthy snacks(kindergarten), underwear-Boys and girls (sizes 6,7,8), socks (all kid sizes), leggings and sweats (sizes 6,7,8). If you are interested in purchasing any of these, please place them in bins in the Fellowship Hall on or before August 26th.  Thank you for your support and help.
 
BACK TO SCHOOLBack-To-School Sunday will be August 26th.  Join us for worship to bring us back to the school season.  We will be having blessing of the backpacks at both the 8:00 am and 10:15 am services, receive our Student Day offering, and participate in writing letters to educators and support staff at local schools.
 
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALSOn Sunday, September 2nd join us for Labor Day weekend worship with an 8 am service and a 10:15 am Blessing of the Animals service.  Bring your pet in a way you can keep them safe, and we will have a time of blessing for them. Even animals too big to fit inside our building can come and we will bless them outside too.
 
FINANCIAL PEACE CLASS– Shiloh UMC will host another Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University (FPU) class beginning on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 pm. FPU is a 9 week class and includes sessions on Saving, Budgeting, Debt Reduction, Giving, Relating to Money, Making Purchases, Insurance, Real Estate, Retirement and College Planning.  In the first 90 days, FPU participants pay off an average of $5,300 and save an average of $2,700. The cost for the materials is $105.00. Please register on-line at daveramsey.com/fpuor contact Rachael Wertz (697-0016), Pam Dandrea (690-1910) or the church office for more information.
 
 

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Pastor’s Corner – August 5, 2018

People of Shiloh(I am re-running this Pastor’s corner because we want your feedback and only got two responses),
    
This next month I will host a worship design retreat with people from our congregation.  At the retreat we will begin to plan our sermon series from December – June of next year, as well as develop the in depth ideas for the Fall series.  If you are personally interested in participating, please contact me.  My aim in preaching is to help us “build a Christian community where non-religious and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians.” I’d like your input (please do this today or tomorrow, as I’ll be inviting the leaders to help me review your ideas).
 
Here are the questions I’d like you to answer. Please email or fill out your bulletin and drop your response to our Prayer and Visitation Coordinator, Liz at liz@shilohbillings.church
1.    If you could ask Jesus one (or two) 
      questions, what would you ask?
2.    What is the personal struggle or
      relationship issue that you most often 
      ask for God’s help with?
3.    Is there a book in the Bible, a section of 
      the Bible, a character in the Bible or a
      theme in the Bible that you’d value
      having as the focus of sermon or
      sermons?
4.    Are there ethical issues, current events
      or global concerns that you believe I 
      should address in a sermon?
5.    Thinking of your friends who don’t go to
      church, what might be a sermon topic or 
      series that you feel they would be 
      interested in attending?
6.    How can I best help you grow in your
      personal spiritual life through preaching? 
      Where do you struggle in your spiritual 
      life and growth?
7.    Last year we had a great response to 
      some of our guest preachers. Are there 
      people you feel would be amazing guest 
      preachers for a special weekend in 
      2019?

Thanks so much for sharing your responses to these questions. I’m excited about the sermons coming up this fall. We’ll kick off the fall with a series focused on Prayer Matters seeking in scripture how prayer transformed Jesus life and how it can transform ours, followed with a series called Defying Gravity helping us understand God’s call to give of what we have generously, and then in late October-November we will dive into a series on Grace by exploring 1 and 2 Samuel.  

I better get going, my children are calling me back to play, hope you are having a great summer.

Enthusiastic Shalom,
Pastor Tyler 

 

 
Scriptures to study this week – John 5:5-9, Romans 12:1-12

 
Pastor Tyler’s Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
A week ago Thursday night we had 10 youth and 3 adults stay for a lock-in at Shiloh.  We had fun, prayed, learned about Jesus, and had more fun.  We also took time to plan youth group for our upcoming year.  Check out one of our new ways to have fun that our children and youth will be able to use, nine square in the air.  
 
Click to watch the sermon series video.
This Sunday we begin our series on living Unafraid, exploring how we do that biblically and seeking ways to support one another in the Christian walk of freeing ourselves from fear.  During this series we invite you to pray each day to be released from your fears and use this acronym to help you in your prayer life.
 
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

 
  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Shiloh 101 – Sunday – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Movie Night at Grace UMC –Sunday at 8:30 pm
  • Adult Bible Study –Today at 9:00 am   
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Unafraid Book Study – Tuesday at 12 noon (SUMC) and 5:30 pm (FUMC)
  • Bookmobile–Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Office Closed every Friday during the summer
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWSDuring the summer a variety of activities will be provided instead of the Bible lesson taught during the school year. The schedule for the next several weeks (held during 2ndservice):
August 5:No Sunday school, kids remain in service
August 12:Veggie Tales Video
August 19:Joint worship at Rose Park with EUMC and GUMC, followed
                    by swimming so no Sunday school.
August 26: Outdoor Games
 
SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT– The movie tonight (August 5th) will be at Grace UMC at 1935 Ave. B.  The movie is Frozen and will start around 8:30 pm.  Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and plan on joining us for a wonderful movie and a great family night.
 
CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTSYour contribution statements are ready for you to pick up from your mail slot on the table in the entry way.  If you have any questions regarding your statement, please call the church office at 656-0050.  To locate your statements and any other mail that you may be waiting for you, look in the slot with the first letter of your last name.  Shiloh UMC continues to be a generous congregation and we thank you for your support.
 
VOLUNTEER FOR SHILOHWe need many volunteers to keep the church running and welcoming.  In the hallway in front of the Fellowship Hall is a round table with clipboards and a calendar on it.  There are 2 clipboards asking for Ushers(1stand 2ndservices).  There is one clipboard asking for Prayer Leaders.  During the summer, the Prayer Leader is only needed for the second service.  There is one clipboard asking for Lawn Mowersand in the winter we ask for folks to shovel snow. The last item is a calendar where people can sign up to bring goodies for the Fellowship Hour.  Passing the clipboards around during the service can be distracting, so we are trying this method.  We need your help!  We ask you to please think and pray about what you can do to help keep our church running smoothly.
 
 
 
WORSHIP PLANNING RETREATHave you ever thought that the one hymn would be good in worship, or that the pastor should have used that movie clip?  We want your help!  From noon to 3:00 pm, on August 26th, we will dream, imagine and pray with one another about worship at Shiloh.  Everyone who wants to join us is invited; we just ask that you RSVP to the office.  There will be lunch provided and our goal is to support Pastor Tyler and our worship design team with ideas from our congregation.
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL– Vacation Bible School will be at EUMC from August 13-15, from 5:30-7:30 pm.  This time will be a time of gathering around a meal, crafts,   games and Bible stories.  Please contact the church office to learn about registration at 406-259-1897 or by e-mail at actyourfaith.org.
 
SANDWICH MINISTRY– Each month on the last Friday, the Sandwich Ministry meets and makes 200 sandwiches for the Montana Rescue Mission.  This is a list of what they use every month: 2-40 oz. jars of smooth peanut butter (not chunky), 2-32 oz. jars of jam.  Jams spread much easier then jelly. They use 100 slices of ham, 100 slices of cheese, 20 loaves of bread and 200 sandwich bags to put the sandwiches in.  They also like to take cookies if there are any available.  If you can help with these needed sandwich making supplies, you can bring your donations to the church office.  For more information, please call Susan Hathaway at 690-3412 or the church office at 656-0050.
 
SCHOOL SUPPLIES – 2019– This year we asked the Secretaries and Principals of Big Sky and Meadowlark Elementary Schools what supplies they need but do not receive through other means.  Here is the list they gave us. WalMart Gift Cards, Hand Sanitizer (Large), band aids (3/4″ and 1″) (not novelty) , and Cortisone cream, Kleenex, glue sticks, healthy snacks(kindergarten), underwear-Boys and girls (sizes 6,7,8), socks (all kid sizes), leggings and sweats (sizes 6,7,8). If you are interested in purchasing any of these, please place them in bins in the Fellowship Hall on or before August 26th.  Thank you for your support and help.
 
BACK TO SCHOOLBack-To-School Sunday will be August 26th. Join us for worship to bring us back to the school season.  We will be having blessing of the backpacks at both the 8:00 am and 10:15 am services, receive our Student Day offering, and participate in writing letters to educators and support staff at local schools.
 
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALSOn Sunday, September 2nd join us for Labor Day weekend worship with an 8 am service and a 10:15 am Blessing of the Animals service.  Bring your pet in a way you can keep them safe, and we will have a time of blessing for them. Even animals too big to fit inside our building can come and we will bless them outside too.

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August 2018 Newsletter

Prayers for you as you enter this upcoming August.  This month continues our journey to be Unafraid, and includes worship by the pool on August 19 and Education Sunday on August 26.  Read the newsletter for more details and blessings to you as summer rounds to the end.
 
 

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Pastor’s Corner – July 29, 2018

People of Shiloh,
    Last week one of our neighbors dropped a letter by the church. The letter notifies that our city is planning a special review of a lot on Avenue B, just south on Shiloh Rd. for the zoning of a casino.  According to city code no casino is to be built within 600 feet of a church.  As your pastor I will be writing a letter to the city and attempting to be at one of two meetings to oppose this action.  I personally believe gambling to be a detriment to our neighborhood and to our community, and a tax on the poor. Additionally I stand with our larger United Methodist church who states the following about gambling:

Gambling, as a means of acquiring material gain by chance and at the neighbor’s expense, is a menace to personal character and social morality. Gambling fosters greed and stimulates the fatalistic faith in chance. Organized and commercial gambling is a threat to business, breeds crime and poverty, and is destructive to the interests of good government. It encourages the belief that work is unimportant, that money can solve all our problems, and that greed is the norm for achievement. It serves as a “regressive tax” on those with lower income. In summary, gambling is bad economics; gambling is bad public policy; and gambling does not improve the quality of life.  (http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/gambling)

I welcome any support in the work on this and the meeting times are listed below.  Additionally I would ask you to begin to pray and dream with me about what things we “do” want to support as future zoning requests are made for our neighborhood.  I believe as a church we can be an active participant in encouraging the positive growth of the West End of Billings.  
 
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Tyler
 
Public Hearing – Zoning Commission – Tuesday, August 7, at 4:30pm in the City Conference Room, 1st Floor, Miller Building, 2825 3rd Avenue North.
 
City Council – Monday, August 27, 2018, at 5:30pm in the City Council Chambers – Testimony

 
Scriptures to study this week – Luke 9:24-25, Psalm 139:5, 7-10

 
Pastor Tyler’s Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
Thursday night we had 10 youth and 3 adults stay for a lock-in at Shiloh.  We had fun, prayed, learned about Jesus, and had more fun.  We also took time to plan youth group for our upcoming year.  Check out one of our new ways to have fun that our children and youth will be able to use, nine square in the air.  
 
Click to watch the sermon series video.
This Sunday we begin our series on living Unafraid, exploring how we do that biblically and seeking ways to support one another in the Christian walk of freeing ourselves from fear.  During this series we invite you to pray each day to be released from your fears and use this acronym to help you in your prayer life.
 
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

 
  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Movie Night at Grace UMC –Sunday at 8:30 pm
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am   
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Unafraid Book Study – Tuesday at 12 noon (SUMC) and 5:30 pm (FUMC)
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Office Closed every Friday during the summer
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am

 
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWSDuring the summer a variety of activities will be provided instead of the Bible lesson taught during the school year. The schedule for the next several weeks (held during 2ndservice):
July 29:Use packets that are in the worship totes
August 5:No Sunday school, kids remain in service
August 12:Veggie Tales Video
August 19:Joint worship at Rose Park with EUMC and GUMC, followed
                    by swimming so no Sunday school.
 
SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT– The movie tonight (July 29th) will be at Grace UMC at 1935 Ave. B.  The movie is Guardians of the Galaxy and will start around 8:30 pm.  Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and plan on joining us for a wonderful movie and a great family night.
 
UNAFRAID STUDY AND PRAYER SMALL GROUP– Pastor Kama from First UMC and Pastor Tyler are teaming up to teach this study and prayer series on the book Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times,by Adam Hamilton. This study is for anyone who struggles with fear, worry, or anxiety or wonders how families and communities can live as peacemakers in troubled times.  Unafraidoffers an informed and inspiring message full of practical solutions. One study will be at Shiloh UMC (noon) and the other will be at First UMC (5:30 pm).  We hope you will join us.  
 
CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTSYour contribution statements are ready for you to pick up from your mail slot on the table in the entry way.  If you have any questions regarding your statement, please call the church office at 656-0050.  To locate your statements and any other mail that you may be waiting for you, look in the slot with the first letter of your last name.  Shiloh UMC continues to be a generous congregation and we thank you for your support.
 
 

 
VOLUNTEER FOR SHILOHWe need many volunteers to keep the church running and welcoming.  In the hallway in front of the Fellowship Hall is a round table with clipboards and a calendar on it.  There are 2 clipboards asking for Ushers(1stand 2ndservices).  There is one clipboard asking for Prayer Leaders.  During the summer, the Prayer Leader is only needed for the second service.  There is one clipboard asking for Lawn Mowersand in the winter we ask for folks to shovel snow. The last item is a calendar where people can sign up to bring goodies for the Fellowship Hour.  Passing the clipboards around during the service can be distracting, so we are trying this method.  We need your help!  We ask you to please think and pray about what you can do to help keep our church running smoothly.
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL– Vacation Bible School will be at EUMC from August 13-15, from 5:30-7:30 pm.  This time will be a time of gathering around a meal, crafts,   games and Bible stories.  Please contact the church office to learn about registration at 406-259-1897 or by e-mail at actyourfaith.org.
 
SANDWICH MINISTRY– Each month on the last Friday, the Sandwich Ministry meets and makes 200 sandwiches for the Montana Rescue Mission.  This is a list of what they use every month: 2-40 oz. jars of smooth peanut butter (not chunky), 2-32 oz. jars of jam.  Jams spread much easier then jelly. They use 100 slices of ham, 100 slices of cheese, 20 loaves of bread and 200 sandwich bags to put the sandwiches in.  They also like to take cookies if there are any available.  If you can help with these needed sandwich making supplies, you can bring your donations to the church office.  For more information, please call Susan Hathaway at 690-3412 or the church office at 656-0050.
 
THANK YOU BLOOD DONORS!– A huge thank you to all the blood donors.  After almost canceling the drive due to the low numbers (1), we had 6 donors and collected 8 units of blood.  This included 3 people who saw the sign on Shiloh and dropped in to give!  We will do another drive on October 1stfrom 4:30 – 7:00 pm.  Please mark your calendars. Thank you again for supporting this life-giving cause! 
 
 


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Pastor’s Corner – July 22, 2018

This next month I will host a worship design retreat with people from our congregation.  At the retreat we will begin to plan our sermon series from December – June of next year, as well as develop the in depth ideas for the Fall series.  If you are personally interested in participating, please contact me.  My aim in preaching is to help us “build a Christian community where non-religious and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians.” I’d like your input (please do this today or tomorrow, as I’ll be inviting the others to help me review your ideas).
 
Here are the questions I’d like you to answer. Please email or fill out your bulletin and drop your response to our Prayer and Visitation Coordinator, Liz at liz@shilohbillings.church
  1. If you could ask Jesus one (or two) questions, what would you ask?
  2. What is the personal struggle or relationship issue that you most often ask for God’s help with?
  3. Is there a book in the Bible, a section of the Bible, a character in the Bible or a theme in the Bible that you’d value having as the focus of a sermon or sermons?
  4. Are there ethical issues, current events or global concerns that you believe I should address in a sermon?
  5. Thinking of your friends who don’t go to church, what might be a sermon topic or series that you feel they would be interested in attending?
  6. How can I best help you grow in your personal spiritual life through preaching? Where do you struggle in your spiritual life and growth?
  7. Last year we had a great response to some of our guest preachers. Are there people you feel would be amazing guest preachers for a special weekend in 2019?

Thanks so much for sharing your responses to these questions. I’m excited about the sermons coming up this fall. We’ll kick off the fall with a series focused on Prayer Matters seeking in scripture how prayer transformed Jesus life and how it can transform ours, followed with a series called Defying Gravityhelping us understand God’s call to give of what we have generously, and then in late October-November we will dive into a series on Grace by exploring 1 and 2 Samuel.  
 
I better get going, my children are calling me back to play, hope you are having a great summer.
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler

 
Scriptures to study this week – John 8:32, Psalm 27:1,14,  Romans 12:18-21

 
Pastor Tyler’s Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
 
Click to watch the sermon series video.
This Sunday we begin our series on living Unafraid, exploring how we do that biblically and seeking ways to support one another in the Christian walk of freeing ourselves from fear.  During this series we invite you to pray each day to be released from your fears and use this acronym to help you in your prayer life.
 
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

  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Train the Trainer – Safe Sanctuary – Sunday at 12:30
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am   
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Unafraid Book Study – Tuesday at 12 noon (SUMC) and 5:30 pm (FUMC)
  • Care Givers– Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Sandwich Making – Friday at 12:00 noon
  • Office Closed every Friday during the summer
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am

 
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWSDuring the summer a variety of activities will be provided instead of the Bible lesson taught during the school year. The schedule for the next several weeks (held during 2ndservice):
July 22:Craft Packets
July 29:Use packets that are in the worship totes
August 5:No Sunday school, kids remain in service
August 12:Veggie Tales Video
August 19:Joint worship at Rose Park with EUMC and GUMC, followed
                    by swimming so no Sunday school.
 
UNAFRAID STUDY AND PRAYER SMALL GROUP– Pastor Kama from First UMC and Pastor Tyler are teaming up to teach this study and prayer series on the book Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times,by Adam Hamilton. This study is for anyone who struggles with fear, worry, or anxiety or wonders how families and communities can live as peacemakers in troubled times.  Unafraidoffers an informed and inspiring message full of practical solutions. One study will be at Shiloh UMC (noon) and the other will be at First UMC (5:30 pm).  We hope you will join us.  Please let the office know if you would like to attend so we can get a book for you. 
 
AGING WELL– For the past year, we have been holding monthly events called Aging Well.  These times of gathering as a community and hearing from people in our community have been focused on learning more about facing issues as we age .We have had a good response with about 10-20 people at each event.  For us to continue next year, we will need to have some folks step into volunteer roles.  Currently we are looking for two positions:
1.Event Host– This person would greet people, help everyone feel welcome and assist Pastor Taylor coordinating groups to provide lunch.
2.Calendar Coordinator-This person would contact potential speakers and help with the scheduling of the speakers for the next year.  Pastor Tyler has a list of potential resources!
If you are interested in helping out, please contact the office, by phone or email.  We hope to start this year’s season of Aging Well on October 3, at noon.

VOLUNTEER FOR SHILOHWe need many volunteers to keep the church running and welcoming.  In the hallway in front of the Fellowship Hall is a round table with clipboards and a calendar on it.  There are 2 clipboards asking for Ushers(1stand 2ndservices).  There is one clipboard asking for Prayer Leaders.  During the summer, the Prayer Leader is only needed for the second service.  There is one clipboard asking for Lawn Mowersand in the winter we ask for folks to shovel snow. The last item is a calendar where people can sign up to bring goodies for the Fellowship Hour.  Passing the clipboards around during the service can be distracting, so we are trying this method.  We need your help!  We ask you to please think and pray about what you can do to help keep our church running smoothly.
 
FREE GARAGE SALE– Trent Ayers will be holding his 9thannual Free, Free, Free Sale at First United Methodist Church on July 28thfrom 8:00 am- 2:00 pm. He is asking for donations of blankets, kitchen items, clothes and baby items and other garage sale items. He gives these items away.  This free sale raised $1086.44 for Family Promise last year.  If you have anything you would like to donate, you can bring it to the First UMC church, Monday-Friday from 9-5.  Please use the 4thAve. entrance. To donate large furniture items you can call Beth Ayers at 860-4473.  For more information please call the office at 656-0050.
 
SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT– The movie for Sunday night, the 29thof July, will be at Grace UMC at 1935 Ave. B.  The movie is Guardians of the Galaxyand will start around 8:30pm.  Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and plan on joining us for a wonderful movie and a great family night.
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL– Vacation Bible School will be at EUMC from August 13-15, from 5:30-7:30 pm.  This time will be a time of gathering around a meal, crafts,   games and Bible stories.  Please contact the church office to learn about registration at 406-259-1897 or by e-mail at actyourfaith.org.
 
SANDWICH MINISTRY – Each month on the last Friday, the Sandwich Ministry meets and makes 200 sandwiches for the MRM.  This is a list of what they use every month: 2-40 oz. jars of smooth peanut butter, not chunky, 2-32 oz. jars of jam.  Jams spread much easier then jelly. They use 100 slices of ham, 100 slices of cheese, 20 loaves of bread and 200 sandwich bags to put the sandwiches in. They also like to take cookies if there are any available.  If you can help with these needed sandwich making supplies, you can bring your donations to the church office.  For more information, please call Susan Hathaway at 690-3412 or the church office.at 656-0050.
 

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Pastor’s Corner – July 15, 2018

Over the past year, we have been holding monthly events called Aging Well.  These times of gathering as community and hearing from people in our community have been focused on learning more about issues facing us as we age.  We have learned about Dementia, caring for people with memory loss, veteran’s benefits, holistic living, and normal vs. not normal aging.  The hope for these events has been to gage a need in our community for this kind of offering.  We have been successful, and have had 10-20 people at each learning session, and beyond that the response of what people learn and the peace they have found in the learning has been overwhelming.  People are finding hope and excitement through the knowledge they are gaining and the community they are building.
 
For us to continue next year, we will need to have some folks step into volunteer roles for us to continue.  Currently I am looking for two positions:
 
  1. Event Host
    1. Greet people at events.
    2. Help speakers feel at home by welcoming them to the space.
    3. Assist Pastor Tyler in coordinating groups to provide lunches.

    2.   Calendar Coordinator

  1. Contact potential speakers.
  2. Help Pastor Tyler plan the speaking schedule for next year.

 
If you are interested in helping out, please contact me in the office, by phone or email.  We hope to start this year’s season of Aging Well October 3, at Noon.   
 
Enthusiastic Shalom,
Pastor Tyler 
Scriptures to study this week – Numbers 13:32-33, Philippians 4:5b-7

 
Pastor Tyler’s Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
 
Click to watch the sermon series video.
This Sunday we begin our series on living Unafraid, exploring how we do that biblically and seeking ways to support one another in the Christian walk of freeing ourselves from fear.  During this series we invite you to pray each day to be released from your fears and use this acronym to help you in your prayer life.
 
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

 
  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am 
  • Shiloh 101 –Sunday at 11:30 am
  • Outdoor Movie –Sunday at 8:30 pm – at Grace UMC 
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Unafraid Book Study – Tuesday at 12 noon
  • Bookmobile– Tuesday – at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers– Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • SUMC Book Club – Tuesday at 6:00 pm
  • Writers Group – Wednesday at 6:00 pm
  • Office Closed every Friday during the summer
  • Free Store – Saturday at 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am

 
SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT– The movie for Sunday night will be at Grace UMC at 1935 Ave. B.  The movie is How to Train Your Dragon and will start around 8:30 pm.  Bring a lawn chair and plan on joining us for a wonderful movie and a great family night.  
 
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE– This summer we will be continuing with two worship times at 8 am and 10:15 am.  The 8 am service will use Pastor Dave Merkel’s recorded work for music and sermons from Pastors throughout our area. The 10:15 service will continue with our traditional order of service.  There will be 1 more special Sunday when we will join other United Methodist Churches in our area. The next one will be at Rose Park on August 19th at 10:30 am. 
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWSDuring the summer a variety of activities will be provided instead of the Bible lesson taught during the school year. The schedule for June (held during 2ndservice):
July 15:Outdoor Games
July 22:Craft Packets
July 29:Use packets that are in the worship totes
 
UNAFRAID STUDY AND PRAYER SMALL GROUP–Pastor Kama from First UMC and Pastor Tyler are teaming up to teach this study and prayer series on the book Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times,by Adam Hamilton. This study is for anyone who struggles with fear, worry, or anxiety or wonders how families and communities can live as peacemakers in troubled times.  Unafraidoffers on informed and inspiring message full of practical solutions. One study will be at Shiloh (noon) and one will be at First UMC (5:30 pm).  We hope you will join us.  Please let the office know if you will be attending so we can get a book ordered for you.

 
VOLUNTEER FOR SHILOH –   We need many volunteers to keep this church running and welcoming.  In the hallway in front of the Fellowship Hall is a round table with clipboards and a calendar on it.  There are 2 clipboards asking for Ushers for the first and second service. There is one clipboard asking for Prayer Leaders, and during the summer a Prayer Leader is needed for just second service.  There is one clipboard asking for lawn mowers and in the winter it will be asking for snow removal help.  The last item is a calendar where people can sign up to bring goodies for the Fellowship hour.   We used to pass the clipboards around during the service but this is very distracting for everyone, so we will be trying this method.  We need your help!  So we ask you to please think and pray about what you can do to help keep our church running smoothly.
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL– Vacation Bible School will be at EUMC from August13-15,5:30 – 7:30 pm. This time will be a time of gathering around a meal, crafts, games and Bible stories.  Please contact the church office to learn about registration at 406-259-1897 or office@actyourfaith.org 
 
FREE GARAGE SALE – Trent Ayers will be holding his 9thannual Free, Free, Free Sale at First United Methodist Church on July 28th  from 8:00 am- 2:00 pm. He is asking for donations of blankets, kitchen items, clothes and baby items and other garage sale items.  He then gives everything away.  This free sale also raised $1086.44 for Family Promise last year. If you have anything you would like to donate, you can bring it to the First UMC church, Monday-Friday from 9-5. Please use the 4thAve. entrance. To donate large furniture items you can call Beth Ayers at 860-4473. For more information please call the office at 656-0050.
 

 

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Pastor’s Corner – July 8, 2018

People of Shiloh,

 

This week I will return from Intergenerational Camp at Flathead Lake UM Camp.  Camp always is a powerful reminder that time away in nature can bring new awareness of God’s presence in our lives.  The playfulness of nature gives us a new sense of God’s hope in our own lives, and new perspective to see where life is stirring around us.  The camps of our church were founded for this very purpose and I invite all of us to take advantage of these facilities for an organized camp, family getaway or personal retreat to support your journey of faith and abundant living.  

 

Here is a short description of each of our Montana camps:

 

Flathead Lake is a year-round campground retreat facility.  The camp is bordered by 3,000 feet of pristine shoreline of Flathead Lake and is set amidst 30 acres of lush forest and grounds.  Recreation opportunities  include canoeing, swimming, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, baseball, hiking, fishing, table tennis, camp fire circle .  Facilities include 12 cabins with sleeping capacity of 180, dining hall and retreat center, restroom and shower facilities, large indoor chapel, fire pit area, outdoor chapel area, four classrooms, dock, swimming area, basketball and volleyball courts.  Food services are available for groups of 40-180. Heated cabins support 50 overnight guests during the winter.

 

Luccock Park Camp offers individuals, families and groups of all sizes a mountain setting in paradise ~ literally located in Paradise Valley south of Livingston, Montana.  Luccock Park can offer you the opportunity of many venues.  Take an easy hike to Pine Creek Falls, play basketball on the open court, enjoy an old fashioned game of horse shoes or just pull up a lounge chair and enjoy the peace and quiet that can only be found at Luccock Park.

 

Camp on the Boulder is a pure and holy place set apart from life’s distractions, located on 79 acres set in the Absaroka Mountains of south-central Montana surrounded by wilderness.  Our recreational opportunities include a low ropes course, a PDGA registered Frisbee golf course, mini golf course, volleyball and basketball courts, great hiking and many other recreational activities including fishing on the Boulder River!  

 

Learn more at www.yacumc.org/canpshttp://

Prayers that we all find a glimmer of God’s peace in nature this summer,

Pastor Tyler

 

 
Pastor Tyler’s Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
 
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

 
Worship Service – Sunday  at 8:00 am and 10:15 am 
Adult Bible Study – Sunday  at 9:00 am  
Outdoor Movie – Tonight at 8:30 pm – “Black Panther”
Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
Unafraid Book Study – Tuesday at 12 noon
Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
Blood Drive – Thursday at 8:30 am – 11:45 am
Office Closed every Friday during the summer
Community Garage and Vendor Sale – Saturday at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am

SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT – The movie for Sunday night will be here at Shiloh UMC.  The movie is Black Panther and will start around 8:30 pm.  Bring a lawn chair and plan on joining us for a wonderful movie and a great family night.  The yogurt man and the kettle corn lady will be here. 

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE – This summer we will be continuing with two worship times at 8 am and 10:15 am.  The 8 am service will use Pastor Dave Merkel’s recorded work for music and sermons from Pastors throughout our area. The 10:15 service will continue with our traditional order of service.  There will be 1 more special Sunday when we will join other United Methodist Churches in our area. The next one will be at Rose Park on August 19th  at 10:30 am. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS – During the summer a variety of activities will be provided instead of the Bible lesson taught during the school year.  The schedule for June (held during 2nd service):
July 8: Veggie Tales Video
July 15: Outdoor Games
July 22: Craft Packets
July 29: Use packets that are in the worship totes

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE AND VENDOR SALE – Shiloh is going to do a Garage and Vendor Sale on July 14th from 10am-4pm.  Shiloh members and friends are encouraged to come sell their household goods.  Each garage sale spot is $10 and additional funds will go to support our children’s ministry.  Sign up forms will be in the office and online starting on Monday July 2nd.  Shiloh friends and members can use our tables, but supplies are limited.  Thanks to Brenda Longin, Jen Johnson, and Rachael Wertz for organizing this event. If you know a vendor, they can sign up at https://www.shilohbillings.church/parking-lot-sale/  Garage Sale spots are $10.  Vendor spots are $25.

UNAFRAID STUDY AND PRAYER SMALL GROUP – Starting this Tuesday, July 10th  until August 7th, Pastor Kama from First UMC and Pastor Tyler  will be teaming up to teach this study and prayer series on the book Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times, by Adam Hamilton. This study is for anyone who struggles with fear, worry, or anxiety or wonders how families and communities can live as peacemakers in troubled times.  Unafraid offers on informed and inspiring message full of practical solutions.  One study will be at Shiloh (noon) and one will be at First UMC (5:30 pm).  We hope you will join us.  Please let the office know if you will be attending so we can get a book ordered for you.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – Vacation Bible School will be at EUMC from August 13-15, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. This time will be a time of gathering around a meal, crafts, games and Bible stories.  Please contact the church office to learn about registration at 406-259-1897 or office@actyourfaith.org 

BLOOD DRIVE – Shiloh UMC and United Blood Services are teaming up to support our local hospitals during one on the hardest times of the year!  This summer is especially difficult as the need for blood has nearly tripled and the amount of donors we are seeing have decreased by 45%.  This makes keeping the blood supply up, a very hard task.  So we are partnering with United Blood Services on July 12th from 8:30 am – 11:45 am to help make sure we can keep our hospitals stocked with the lifesaving blood they need! You are important as a donor because with every donation you give saves up to 3 lives. 

If you donate on July 12th you will be entered to win a $300.00 DQ or ice cream card.  

We ask that each of you talk with your coworkers, friends, family and students ask them to please sign up to save up to 3 lives on July 12th.

RELAY FOR LIFE – The Relay for Life team will be selling luminarias for $10.00 each.  The luminarias will be placed around the track at West High the night of July 13th and can be bought in honor of a loved one or in memory of a loved one who lost their battle with cancer.  This is the last week to purchase them.  Someone will be in the Fellowship Hall after service to assist you.  


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