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Pastor’s Corner – June 24, 2018

Join us for Worship!
Pastor’s Corner – 
People of Shiloh,Last week in worship I shared that we received a $1,500 check from the CMYK Christian community that meets in the Art House Pub downtown.  Their Pastor Matt Blakeslee and I met upon my arrival in Billings, and meet every month to pray together and support each other.  CMYK gives 33% of their budget to the community and along with the check was a letter from Matt that said, “we are sending you this check because we believe you embody what it means to be church.”  Matt and CMYK love who we are and what we as people of God are doing on the west side of Billings.  

This letter brought tears to my eyes, because it means people are taking note of Shiloh.  This gift, along with the amazing faithful gifts we each share with Shiloh, help us continue to dream with God how we share the love of Christ in our community.  

God is working through us!

In the bulletin you will note that our giving is behind what we need to make our budget.  This is something I have been watching closely with our finance committee, Susan Hathaway, our Finance Chair, and Linda Stahley, our Treasurer.  When we set our budget last year we extended ourselves financially with hope of connecting new people to our congregation.  We did this knowing God was calling us to this outreach, and knowing we had faithfully prepared a reserve that could address the shortfall, if needed.  We have seen the fruits of our outreach in connections with new people and increased awareness in Billings of our church.  However, gifts are behind where they have been since 2013.  We believe factors contributing to this include the loss of membership to death, a pastoral transition, and that new people take time reach the same level of giving of long time members.

For now our request is that we each remain faithful in our giving and our prayers for Shiloh.  I, along with our finance committee, will be sharing more in the coming months about how we can shape our budget to continue to follow God’s call for our community of faith.

Enthusiastic Shalom,
Pastor Tyler 

Scripture for study this week: 2 Corinthians 8:7-15

 
Many of us have been struggling with the separation of children from families and questions of immigration to our country.  On Sunday between services, Pastor Tyler will offer a 45 minute prayer and Bible reflection conversation on immigration in the fellowship hall from 9-9:45.  We want to provide a safe space for people to ask questions about the United Methodist stance on immigration and for people to understand each other’s struggles with the issue.
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

 
  • Worship Service – Today at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Adult Bible Study – Today at 9:00 am
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Office Closed every Friday during the summer
  • Sandwich Making – Friday at 12 noon
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Food Bank Sunday- Next Sunday
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):
June 24: Craft Projects 
July 1: No Sunday School, kids remain in service with parents
July 8: Veggie Tales Video
July 15: Outdoor Games
July 22: Craft Packets
July 29: Use packets that are in the worship totes

LAWN MOWERS NEEDED – We still need lawnmowers!! If you can help mow the church lawn, please sign the clipboard in the lobby or call the office with the dates you are available.  It takes about 4 hours and training is available.  Thank you for your support.

SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT –Sunday night, July 8th  at Shiloh UMC, the outdoor movie night will be Black Panther (Ya !) at 8:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair and plan on joining us for a great family fun evening.  We will have kettle corn  and the yogurt man will also be here.

THREE SIMPLE RULES SERMON SERIES – Pastor Tyler will be sharing the “Three Simple Rules “of Methodism.  These are the messages of what Jesus calls us to as seen through our Methodist founder, John Wesley.  Join us as we navigate the challenges of life. 

UNAFRAID STUDY AND PRAYER SMALL GROUP – From July 8th to August 12th, 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 coworker, friends, family and students ask them to please sign up to save up to 3 lives on July 12th.

The signup sheet will be available on the table in the lobby.  Please help us to help 3 others this summer.
 
 

 

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Please visit our webpage www.ShilohBillings.church

 

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Pastor’s Corner – July 1, 2018

People of Shiloh,

As we enter this July 4 week, I know people enter it with a mix of emotions.  I have heard from the people in our congregation spanning the political spectrum of concerns for our country.  Concerns for the morals of our people, a sense that things are more dangerous than they have ever been, and anxiety for our future.  
 
A few years ago I was asked to give the invocation at Constitution Day at our Montana State Capitol.  Prior to the prayer I shared that Ben Franklin proposed at the constitutional convention that prayer be said each day.  He didn’t do it to promote one religion or way of faith.  Instead, he hoped that God’s divine providence might help overcome the delegates petty differences.  
 
The convention turned him down, because they could not afford a chaplain.  To which I would remind politicians in this day,and I would assume of Franklin’s age, that pastors would gladly do this at no charge.  
 
As the fireworks go off on July 4, I would ask that as people of faith you would pray a prayer. “God be with our nation, and the nations of the world this year.  May we lean toward peace, may we practice grace, and help me as an individual to listen to my neighbor with whom I disagree.”  It is my prayer that each of us at Shiloh find ways to overcome political differences to start building our communities up, and to find ways to stand together for the rights and prosperity of all people.  
 
On July 15thwe will start a sermon series called Unafraid to address some of the growing fear in our country.  I encourage you to come to worship a few times between July 15 and August 12, and especially connect to the sermons on our website or podcast when you are away. http://www.shilohbillings.church/sermonslisten/
 

Enthusiastic Shalom,
Pastor Tyler 

Scripture for study this week: 2 Corinthians 8:7-15

 
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 – http://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates

 
 
  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Food Bank Sunday
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am  
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • Bookmobile– Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers– Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Office Closed – Wednesday, July 4th
  • Office Closed every Friday during the summer
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Sunday Movie Night – Next Sunday at SUMC

 
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 1: No Sunday School, kids remain in service with parents
July 8: Veggie Tales Video
July 15:Outdoor Games
July 22:Craft Packets
July 29:Use packets that are in the worship totes
 
SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHTSunday night, July 8th at Shiloh UMC, the outdoor movie night will beBlack Panther (Ya !) at 8:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair and plan on joining us for a great family fun evening.  We will have kettle corn and the yogurt man will also be here.
 
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 http://www.shilohbillings.church/parking-lot-sale/(Vendor spots are $35)
 
UNAFRAID STUDY AND PRAYER SMALL GROUP– From July 10thto 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.  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.
 
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 
 
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 tripledand 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 12thfrom 8:30 am – 11:45 am to helpmake 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 12thyou will be entered to win a $300.00 DQ or ice cream card.  
 
We ask that each of you talk with your coworker, friends, family and students ask them to please sign up to save up to 3 lives on July 12th.
 
The signup sheet will be available on the table in the lobby.  Please help us to help 3 others this summer.
 
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 13thand can be bought in honor of a loved one or in memory of a loved one who lost their battle with cancer.  The team will be selling these this Sunday and again the 8thof July.
 
 

 

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Pastor’s Corner – June 17, 2018

Join us for Worship!
Pastor’s Corner – 
People of Shiloh,
 
On this Father’s day I am proud to announce we are a proud owner of a new Annual Conference in the United Methodist Church.
 
Frist, I am going to answer the question, “What is and Annual Conference?”  An Annual Conference is a regional group of churches who work together with their Bishop to actively seek ways to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and transform the world in their particular area.  Pastors are members of that Annual Conference and are called to serve the entire area in their ministry.  Our Annual Conference formerly was Yellowstone, and we are now a part of the Mountain Sky Annual Conference encompassing Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and 1 church in Idaho.  
 
Second, let me share what this means for us.  For 20 years of my life I have seen our Annual Conference struggling to do all the jobs assigned to it.  One area in particular has been an ability to recruit enough pastors to serve our region. As we work to form the new culture and structure for our Annual Conference, my hope is that challenges like a pastoral shortage become a thing of the past.  Our Bishop, Karen Oliveto, has already stated that we have a waiting list of pastors wanting to join our area, because we are trying new and bold ways to share the gospel with people.  
 
Friends, I invite you to join me in celebrating the new Mountain Sky Annual Conference and helping us nurture our church to continue growing people to connect with God, and transform the world.  
 
 
Enthusiastic Shalom,
Pastor Tyler 

Scripture for study this week: Psalm 20

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

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

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
 
  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Birthday Sunday and Noisy Offering Sunday
  • Father’s Day Breakfast – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Shiloh 101 –Sunday at 11:30 am
  • Outdoor Movie Night at Grace UMC –Sunday at 8:30 pm  
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • Bookmobile– Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers– Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Writer’s Group – Sunday at 9:30 am
  • Office Closed every Friday during the summer
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am

 
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
 
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):
June 17:Outdoor Games
June 24:Craft Projects 
 
 
LAWN MOWERS NEEDEDWe still need lawnmowers!! If you can help mow the church lawn, please sign the clipboard in the Fellowship Hall or call the office with the dates you are available.  It takes about 4 hours and training is available.  Thank you for your support.

 
FELLOWSHIP HOUR– A big thank you to all who helped with Fellowship during May and June.  Thanks to Jennine Budge, the Youth, Norma Smith and Darlene Newstrom. The calendar for the rest of the summer is on the counter in the kitchen if anyone would like to help.  
 
SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHTTonight, June 17th, at 8:30 pmthere will be a Sunday movie night. Tonight, the movie will be at Grace UMC @ 1935 Ave. B.  The movie will be Newsies.  June 24thwill be Cocoat Evangelical UMC at 345 Broadwater.  Bring a lawn chair and plan on joining us for a great family fun evening.  We will have fresh popcorn.
 
THREE SIMPLE RULES SERMON SERIES– Pastor Tyler will be sharing the “Three Simple Rules “of Methodism from Father’s Day, June 17ththrough July 1st.  These are the messages of what Jesus calls us to as seen through our Methodist founder, John Wesley.  Join us as we navigate the challenges of life. 
 
UNAFRAID STUDY AND PRAYER SMALL GROUP– From July 8thto August 12th, 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.  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.
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS– Vacation Bible Schools this summer will be at First United Methodist Church from June 18-21, 9 am – noon. It is the Rolling River Rampage.  Call 245-3001 for more information and registration.  This time includes music, science activities, crafts, fun games and Bible stories that help children know God is with them on the rapids of life.  This is for children 3 years old through going into the 6thgrade.
 
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 406-259-1897or office@actyourfaith.org 
 
BOOK REVIEW– The next book review will be July 17 at 6:00 pmat the church.  Our summer time reading will beA Tree Grows in Brooklynby Betty Smith.  This novel is consistently on the “Must Read Lists” and we invite you to read this classic and join our discussion.  This story takes place in the early 1900’s and centers around the Nolan family, specifically Francie Nolan, a shy, bookish misfit.  Francie’s mother is intent on teaching her children by reading Shakespeare and the Bible while her father fights his vices.  Through the book, we see her father’s encouraging her to reach for the stars while her mother tries to teach her that dreams are fine as long as you keep your feet on the ground.

 

 

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Pastor’s Corner – June 10, 2018

Pastor’s Corner – 
People of Shiloh,
This week Buddy Kastrop(your church represantitive), Pam Dandrea(serving on the Annual Conference Board of Pensions) and me are away at Annual Conference.  This yearly gathering of United Methodists in our region is a time when we set the course for our faith communities, dream together, and pray that God might do good through our ministries.  We worship, offer donations, give in mission work, and do the work of organizing or institution during this time.  This will be my 20thyear of attending Annual Conferences in the regions of our church that I have served in.  
 
I would invite you to each hold Buddy, Pam and I in prayer.  This Annual Conference will carry the added challenge of seeing the potential end of the Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain Annual Conferences and the creation of the new Mountain Sky Conference.  This process of becoming one large conference has been in the works since I started conferences 20 years ago.  People are nervous about what this look like, and I am prayerful that we can build a conference that can resource local churches for ministry in the 21stcentury.  
 
As United Methodists we are uniquely poised to offer ministry grounded in God’s Holy Spirit, the teachings of Christ, and trusting God is with us all.  We are poised because we believe God works with people throughout their lives to help them grow, that we are capable of receiving salvation at any age, and growing God’s purpose for our lives.  We are not unique in this call as Christians, but we are unique in the way we do this by going into places, that many do not, with a message of God’s love.  
 
Thank you for your prayers.
 
Enthusiastic Shalom,
Pastor Tyler 
 
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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 at SUMC –Sunday night at 8:30 pm 
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • 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.

 
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  the summer when we will participate with other United Methodist Churches in our area. The next one will be at Rose Park on August 19th
 
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):
June 10:Veggie Tales Video
June 17:Outdoor Games
June 24:Craft Projects 
 
LAWN MOWERS NEEDEDWe still need lawnmowers!! If you can help mow the church lawn, please sign the clipboard in the Fellowship Hall or call the office with the dates you are available.  It takes about 4 hours and training is available.  Thank you for your support.
 
OFFICE CLOSED– The office will be closed on Fridays during the summer.
 
FATHER’S DAY BREAKFASTThe Relay for Life team will be hosting a Father’s Day breakfast on June 17that 9:00 am. This will be the last fundraiser for the Relay for Life team and we hope you will join us.  This will be a great time for everyone from both services to meet and greet.  We will be serving biscuits and gravy, sausage, fruit and a few surprises. So please join us for a morning a great food and fellowship.  We will also have the luminaries for sale for Relay for Life.
 
FELLOWSHIP HOUR-Thank you to all who helped with Fellowship during May and June.  Thanks to Jennine Budge, the Youth, Norma Smith and Darlene Newstrom. The calendar for the rest of the summer is on the counter in the kitchen if anyone would like to help.  
SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHTStarting tonight,  June 10that 8:30 pm there will be a Sunday movie night every Sunday night at Shiloh, Grace or Evangelical UMC during the summer. The first Sunday movie night will be here at Shiloh UMC on Sunday, tonight  and the movie is Despicable Me 3.  Sunday, June 17th, the movie will be Newsies  at Grace UMC at 1935 Ave. B.  Sunday, June 24thwill be Cocoat Evangelical UMC at 345 Broadwater.  Bring a lawn chair and plan on joining us for a grat family fun evening. We will have fresh popcorn.
 
WORSHIP IN JUNE/JULY– Three Simple Rules from Father’s Day, June 17ththrough July 1st, Pastor Tyler will be sharing the “Three Simple Rules “of Methodism.  These are the messages of what Jesus calls us to as seen through our Methodist founder, John Wesley.  Join us as we navigate the challenges of life. From July 8thto August 12thwe will be journeying together through a sermon series called Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times.  This study will be looking at our predilection to fear, and how we as Christians are called to live beyond our fear in Peace, Hope, Love and Joy.  There will be a pastoral prayer and book study to accompany this series.
 
UNAFRAID STUDY AND PRAYER SMALL GROUP-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 struggling with fear, worry, or anxiety or who 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 and one will be at First UMC.  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.
 
FESTIVAL OF CULTURES  -The Institute for Peace Studies at Rocky Mountain College is pleased to announce the 25thFestival of Cultures on the Rocky Mountain Green on June 10, 2018 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.There will be interactive craft booths, food, and entertainment to promote cultured diversity in our area. We will have performances by Mariachis De Corazon, The Wildwood Cloggers and Native American dancers with Night Hawk Jrs Drumming Group.  Our vendors sell wares made across the globe by small business owners, including some of our own local entrepreneurs. This event is free to the public.  
 
Board of Advisor Chair Pete Taylor says it best, “We feel like it’s important to celebrate the diversity in Billings.  We have a lot more in common with other cultures than people sometimes think.  It’s important when there is so much trying to divide us.  We need to look for ways to bring us together”

 

 

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June/July 2018 Newsletter

God be with you as you enjoy these summer months.  We hope you find ways to practice your faith in the church and on the mountaintop.  Blessings on a heart warming summer.
 

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June 3, 2017 – Pastor’s Corner

Reminder – Worship Schedule this Sunday, June 3rd
8am – Worship at Shiloh UMC
10:30am – Worship at Terry Park, Celebrating 50 years of United Methodist Church

An invitation to worship.
Pastor’s Corner – 
People of Shiloh, 
Summer in Montana is one of my favorite times, we have such incredible landscapes to see, and places we can visit.  We know this means you may be away from church more, and after our winter we all need to soak up the warmth.  My hope for you this summer is that you find connection with God through nature, friends, family and yourself.  Join us whenever you can, and fully enjoy the times when you cannot be present with us.

When I was in Denver for a meeting I found myself on a light rail platform waiting for a train.  I love taking public transit when I am in cities to watch people, and to have conversations with strangers.  One stranger walked up to me(I had my collar on) and asked if I was a priest.  I explained I was a United Methodist Pastor, and then he launched immediately into sharing some concerns about his life. He was struggling and needed some help. All I could offer was a connection with a friend’s church, and to be humbled by the experience.  

There are people curious about safe places, churches, and people who can help them answer life’s tough questions.  I believe deeply that we at Shiloh are being called to the work of reaching new people with faith, and developing our church to help us all deepen our own faith.  From my prayer and study I believe many of these people are the “nones and dones.” These are the people who statistically mark “no religious affiliation” or shrug off religion after bad experiences. Many of these people want a faith where they are safe to ask questions, to explore and to grow in an understanding of God’s love.  They just don’t know where to do that.  

As you experience the beautiful Montana summer, I would us to be in prayer.  Pray when you are out walking, or among people about where God might be nudging us to find people who want to hear the gospel message of Jesus.  If you want to join me in a walk and conversation, call the office or email me and we can setup a time to take a “prayer walk.”  I believe if we all take some curious time in prayer this summer, we will discover people who want to join us on this journey.  
 
Enthusiastic Shalom,
Pastor Tyler 
 

Bible Study Scripture for the week – Matthew 28

 

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

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

•    Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 am at SUMC and 10:30 am at Terry Park
•    Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am  
•    Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
•    Bookmobile  – Tuesday at 12:30 pm- 2:00 pm
•    Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
•    Pastor Tyler and Pam at Church Conference – Wed – Sun
•    Office Closed every Friday during the summer
•    Worship Service – Next Sun 8:00 am and 10:15 am
•    Outdoor Movie Night at SUMC – Next Sun at 8:00 pm.

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 2 special Sundays in the summer when we will participate in “Praise in the Park” with other United Methodist Churches in our area. The first one is today at 10:30 am at Terry Park, please bring a lawn chair and a picnic lunch. 

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):
June 3: No Sunday School – Joint worship at Terry Park with EUMC and GUMC
June 4: Veggie Tales Video
June 17: Outdoor Games
June 24: Craft Projects 

LAWN MOWERS NEEDED – We still need lawnmowers!! If you can help mow the church lawn, please sign the clipboard in the Fellowship Hall or call the office with the dates you are available.  It takes about 4 hours and training is available.  Thank you for your support.

OFFICE CLOSED – The office will be closed on Fridays during the summer.

FATHER’S DAY BREAKFAST – The Relay for Life team will be hosting a Father’s Day breakfast on June 17th at 9:00 am.  This will be the last fundraiser for the Relay for Life team and we hope you will join us.  This will be a great time for everyone from both services to meet and greet.  We will be serving biscuits and gravy, sausage, fruit and a few surprises. So please join us for a morning a great food and fellowship.  We will also have the luminaries for sale for Relay for Life.


SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT – Starting June 10th at 8:00 pm there will be a Sunday movie night every Sunday night at Shiloh, Grace or Evangelical UMC during the summer.  The first Sunday movie night will be here at Shiloh UMC on Sunday, June 10th.  Bring a lawn chair and plan on joining us for a great family fun evening.  We will have fresh popcorn.

MANY THANKS! – The Children and Youth Ministries Committee is charged with the responsibility of providing the means for the population to become disciples for God.  Throughout this past school year many have contributed to this effort by teaching and assisting with Sunday School.  These special people: Buddy and Judy Kastrop, Kent Brewer, Sandi Rogina, Georgia Heffner, Nic Rogina. Crystal Amundson, Linda Stahley, Jen Johnson, Brenda Longin and Peg Parker made this task possible.  Pastor Tyler and Sandi Rogina provided the leadership for our youth group (UMYF).  You are all appreciated!

FREE STORE – A special thank-you is extended to Mission Ridge.  In April, appropriate items that remained after their rummage sale were given to the Free Store (more than a SUV).  This was followed in May with a month-long clothing drive for the Free Store shoppers.  

The downsizing of someone’s parent’s home or the emptying of a parent’s residence following a death is such an emotional event.  Recently several in our congregation experienced one or the other of these.  Again, the Free Store was the recipient of many items from these situations.  Thank-you for remembering the needs of so many!

 

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Please visit our webpage www.ShilohBillings.church

 
 
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May 27, 2018 – Pastor’s Corner

WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE

PLEASE COMPLETE THE READINESS 360 ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF SHILOH ARE INIVTED TO COMPLETE THIS IMPORTANT SURVEY

Complete the “Readiness 360” offered by our Whole Church Initiative team to help us assess our congregations readiness to follow God’s calling. You can do that by going to https://www.shilohbillings.church/whole-church/

Pastor’s Corner – 
People of Shiloh,
 
Our Broken series has been a challenging and deeply rooting journey.  We have touched on some of our deepest pain and sorrow, and in that process discovered “signposts” in scripture and from God’s love to help us journey with our sorrow to new life.  This week is our final Sunday of this series.  When we began the series I had in my mind the Japanese art of Kintsugi as the metaphor for the work we do.
 
Kintsugi is the art by which the Japanese take something broken, like a tea cup or pottery, and instead of discarding it, they pour molten gold into the cracks.  It is believed to use this broken piece of art anew is an honor because the gold highlights its brokenness.  The highlighted brokenness demonstrates the honor that has been presented to the object and the beauty of the piece that has been preserved.  
 
This Memorial Day Sunday as we discuss the challenges of our seemingly broken culture and political system, I invite us to consider Kintsugi as a metaphor.  Our country is broken in many ways, but there are those who have sacrificed in a multitude of ways to bring honor and highlight its brokenness as a sign of the grace of working together.  We as people of Christ believe God redeems even the broken places in the world.  What could it mean to highlight the broken places we feel exist in the world, to honor them and bring wholeness?   If we could love those broken places as God loves us, perhaps we might see something transform.  
 
I look forward to many more journeys with Shiloh, and am thankful for the depths you all have been willing to go to on this leg of our journey.  
 
Enthusiastic Shalom,
 
Pastor Tyler
 

Bible Study Scripture for the week – James 2:1-7, Lamentations 5:16-18

 

 
Broken – Worship Series April 15 – May 27
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  May 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  
  • Office Closed – Monday – Memorial Day
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • Care Givers– Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Office Closed every Friday during the summer
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 here at Shiloh UMC and at 10:30 am at Terry Park

 
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 2 special Sundays in the summer when we will participate in “Praise in the Park” with other United Methodist Churches in our area. The first one will be June 3rdat 10:30 am at Terry Park, please bring a lawn chair and a picnic lunch. 
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWSThere is no Sunday school today because of the holiday weekend. 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 2ndservice):
June 3:No Sunday School – Joint worship at Terry Park with EUMC and GUMC
June 4:Veggie Tales Video
June 17:Outdoor Games
June 24:Craft Projects 
 
RELAY FOR LIFE BAKE SALE– The Relay for Life team will be holding a bake sale in the lobby of the First Interstate Bank at the downtown building at 401 N 31stSt. on June 1stfrom 9:00 – 3:00. Anyone who would like to donate baked goods for this sale, please bring them to the church on May 31stbetween 9 am and 12 noon, if this time will not work for you please call Liz either at the office or on her cell phone at 670-6416. 
 
LAWN MOWERS NEEDEDWe still need lawnmowers!! If you can help mow the church lawn, please sign the clipboard in the Fellowship Hall or call the office with the dates you are available.  It takes about 4 hours and training is available.  Thank you for your support.
 
OFFICE CLOSED– Starting Friday, June 1stthe office will be closed every Friday for the summer.
 
MANY THANKS!– The Children and Youth Ministries Committee is charged with the responsibility of providing the means for the population to become disciples for God.  Throughout this past school year many have contributed to this effort by teaching and assisting with Sunday School.  These special people: Buddy and Judy Kastrop, Kent Brewer, Sandi Rogina, Georgia Heffner, Nic Rogina. Crystal Amundson, Linda Stahley, Jen Johnson, Brenda Longin and Peg Parker made this task possible.  Pastor Tyler and Sandi Rogina provided the leadership for our youth group UMYF.  You are all appreciated!
 
FREE STOREA special thank-you is extended to Mission Ridge.  In April, appropriate items that remained after their rummage sale were given to the Free Store (more than a SUV).  This was followed in May with a month-long clothing drive for the Free Store shoppers. 
 
The downsizing of someone’s parent’s home or the emptying of a parent’s residence following a death is such an emotional event.  Recently several in our congregation experienced one or the other of these. Again, the Free Store was the recipient of many items from these situations.  Thank-you for remembering the needs of so many!
 
FATHER’S DAY BREAKFASTThe Relay for Life team will be hosting a Father’s Day Breakfast on June 17that 9:00 am. This will be the last fundraiser for the Relay for Life team and we hope you all will join us.  This will be a great time for everyone from both services to meet and greet.  So please plan on joining us for great food and fellowship.
 
 
“WAFFLES AND WORSHIP”Evangelical UMC is excited to announce that the Conference Trustees have approved a three-year grant to support the church’s efforts to create a new faith community, aimed at engaging Free Store customers and those who care for them!  The current vision is being called “Waffles and Worship” and will involve breakfast, stories, songs and prayer on the second and fourth Saturdays on the month.  Because of the powerful and effective ministry our dedicated Free Store volunteers already offer, the Trustees were able to see the possibility for expanding efforts to provide an on-going alternative worship community.    
 

Come join us as we partner with God!
Please visit our webpage www.ShilohBillings.church

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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May 13, 2018 – Pastor’s Corner

Invitation to Sunday Worship
Complete the “Readiness 360” offered by our Whole Church Initiative team to help us assess our congregations readiness to follow God’s calling. You can do that by going to https://www.shilohbillings.church/whole-church/ or it will be offered after worship on May 20.
Pastor’s Corner – 
For this week I have chosen to share a prayer for mothers day I found online.  In worship we will be engaging in the challenging topic of suicide and mental illness, this will be a chance for us to be a welcoming place for all mothers.

Prayer for Mothers on Mother’s Day
~ written by John Ballenger, pastor of Woodbrook Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD.
Found on http://re-worship.blogspot.com
This day, our God, as we gather, we pray for mothers.
We give thanks for mothers who love and care for their children
and are loved and cared for right back.
But we also pray for women who have longed for children
and don’t and can’t have them.
And we pray for women who had children who shouldn’t have—
for children who grew up without the love and care they deserved and needed.
We pray for grandmothers—
for those for whom that turned out to be what they dreamed it would be
and for those for whom it didn’t.
We pray for mothers with sick children and children with sick mothers.
We pray for mothers with lost children
and dead children—
children with lost mothers and dead mothers—
for those who grieve what they had
and those who grieve what they never had.
We pray for women who are afraid.
We pray for all the dilemmas and doubts
and fears, frustrations and heartaches
and richness and wonder and sleeplessness of parenting.
We pray for mothers who parent by themselves.
We pray for women who carefully negotiate life with step children,
and for women trying to adopt,
and women hoping fertility treatments
will renew disappointed hope.
We pray for mothers whose children have grown up and moved out
and those whose children have grown up and
not moved out.
We pray for women who mother the children of others,
and we pray for women who give birth in every
conceivable way—
to ideas and art and possibility and wonder and joy—
to new life in job contexts and in relational ones.
This complicated day, our God,
we’re reminded again of just how much will not fit on a Hallmark card.
but does fit into Your full awareness of all that is—
that does fit into Your investment in love and grace
in and through all circumstances.
We pray for mothers in all the fullness of what it can mean—
informed by what we know of all those we know—
gratefully trusting You
to know so much more than we do or can—
gratefully trusting You
with the hearts of those we love—
gratefully trusting You
with all the deep pain and joy of this day,
in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Bible Study Scripture for the week – James 4:11-12, Lamentations 1:15-16

 

 
Broken – Worship Series April 15 – May 27
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

  • Today is Membership Sunday!  Please welcome George Forton to our family!
  • Adult Bible Study – Today at 9:00 am
  • Choir Practice – Today at 9:00 am
  • Children’s Sunday School -Adventures with God – K-6th  – Today at 10:30
  • 406 Youth United – Faith and Fun Night – 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Visitation Meeting – Monday at 11:00 am 
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • “Everything Happens for A Reason” Book Study –Tuesday at Noon and 5:30 pm
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm  
  • Book Review – Tuesday at 6:00 pm
  • Writers Group – Wednesday at 9:30 am
  • Community – Thursday at 6:00 pm
  • Mission Team & Worship  Design Teams – Thursday at 6:30 pm
  • Planting Day and Spring Cleaning Day – Saturday at 9:00 am
  • Free Store – Saturday at 10:00 am – 12:30 am
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 am

BROKEN – In May we are journeying through a sermon series called Broken. This series explores broken places in our world.  We are going to see how others have found hope amidst those challenges. We are not just seeking hope that brings ecstatic joy, but the tempered joy of knowing God.  To help make this series something you are part of creating too, we would like to invite you to bring something you own that was broken and you have fixed or repurposed.  We may use this in slides, video or for the altar.
 
LAWN MOWERS NEEDED – We still need lawnmowers!   If you can help mow the church lawn, please sign the clipboard in the Fellowship Hall or call the office with the dates you are available.  It takes about 4 hours and training is available.  Thank you in advance for your help!!!   
 
RELAY FOR LIFE – There will be a Relay For Life meeting on Sunday, May 20, right after second service.  Anyone who would like to be part of this team is welcome to join us as
we plan the rest of our team events. 
 
FAITH & FILM – The movie for the May Faith and Film is The Greatest Showman, starting Hugh Jackman who leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical.  Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum (Jackson), the film follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle.  This inspirational film also stars Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya. Because of Mother’s Day, the date has changed to Sunday, May 20th at 5:30 pm. Run time: 105 minutes, Release date: 2017.  Bring a friend, a snack, or just yourself and as always we will have a discussion after the movie.

THANK YOU FROM WARREN AND JUDY – Thank you to all of our friends at Shiloh for the special thank you last Sunday.  It has been our pleasure to serve you in music ministry for these past 2 years. We know how much we will miss being in leadership but we are ready to step back into retirement and enjoy traveling without a schedule.  We will continue to be active members at Shiloh and available to help whenever and wherever we are needed.  Again many thanks for the lovely and thoughtful gifts.  Blessings to all!
 
FREE STOREThis past Saturday 71 families were served during the 2.5 hours the Free Store was open and available.  During this same time, the ladies from Shiloh provided a Cinco de Mayo themed meal until they ran out of food!  Some of the “faces” seen Saturday included ladies from Passages; a transitional residency for those about to leave the penal system. Another” face” was a grandmother who is raising two grandchildren and was very needy.  Two young people, carrying all each owned in a backpack, were so grateful for clothing, towels, and other survival items they received.  Your donations and gifts make SUCH a difference!
 
CLEANUP DAY/COMMUNITY GARDEN DAY We invite our entire congregation to join us for our community garden planting day and church cleanup.  We need help keeping our property up and getting the garden planted.  This will be a fun day of work and a great way to get to know members of your church.  If you have your own community garden spot you can get that planted on this day as well. We have just one garden spot left. Join us as we help make Shiloh a welcoming place next Saturday, 9:00 am – noon.
 
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 2 special Sundays in the summer when we will participate in “Praise in the Park” with other United Methodist Churches in our area, one in June at Terry Park and one in August at Rose Park. 
 
BOOK REVIEW – Shiloh’s UMC’s Book Review group will meet on Tuesday at 6:00 pm at church.  The book for discussion is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towels.  Ron Charles writes, “this is an endearing reminder of graciousness of real class.  It has nothing to do with money; it’s predicated on the kind of moral discipline that never goes out of style”.  Everyone is welcome to join us.
 
PEACE WITH JUSTICE SUNDAY Peace with Justice Sunday is Sunday the 20th of May.  This is another of the church-wide special Sundays. Gifts on “Peace with Justice Sunday” fund programs that advocate for peace and justice in the United States and around the world.   
 

Come join us as we partner with God!
Please visit our webpage www.ShilohBillings.church

 

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May 6, 2018 – Pastor’s Corner

Invitation to Sunday Worship
As a part of our new contact system and database at the church we are asking all members and friends of Shiloh to fill out a contact form.  Please take a few minutes and fill it out here: https://shilohbillings.breezechms.com/form/0c17d1
Pastor’s Corner – 
People of Shiloh,
When I was a middle schooler I took a trip with my family to Michigan. We went to Makinac Island. There I picked up a beautiful yellow-plastic boomerang. Back at my Aunt’s I threw that boomerang on her quiet street, hoping it would return to me. Up it would go and then “CRASH” it would hit the asphalt and slide along scraping the edge more and more. Finally, we went to a park with open space, I wound up and threw the boomerang. It arced out and up, just like before, then it turned and CAME BACK! I prepared to catch my boomerang like my favorite TV characters. It missed my hand saving it from injury, but contacted with my lip just below my nose slicing a gash in my face with the precision of an asphalt sharpened plastic boomerang.

God is calling us to go out and bring new disciples to join us on our journey with Jesus. Every leader in our church works to provide ways for our current membership to deepen their faith and follows the call to spread the gospel message to others, both young and wise in years. We want to be ready to receive new people that come to us with spaces for them to grow in their faith. We have to be ready for what comes back to us. This month I am inviting our membership to consider three ways of doing this:

  • Attend church council and help us develop our yearly goals for next year. The meeting is May 10 at 6 pm and everyone is welcome. We need input and prayer from everyone in our church on this work.
  • Complete the “Readiness 360” offered by our Whole Church Initiative team. You can do that by going to https://www.shilohbillings.church/whole-church/ or it will be offered after worship in the coming weeks to folks without a computer.
  • Attend a Shiloh 101 course in the next 6 months. We offer them every month. They are for new people to our church; however existing members need to know what we are offering to people just joining us on the journey. (Look inside for more info.)

Enthusiastic Shalom, Pastor Tyler 

Bible Study Scripture for the week – James 5:7-11, Lamentations 4:18-19

 
Broken – Worship Series April 15 – May 27
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

May 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
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Shiloh 101 – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Children’s Sunday School -Adventures with God – K-6th  – Sunday at 10:30
  • Messy Church – Monday at 5:15 pm
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • “Everything Happens for A Reason” Book Study –Tuesday at Noon and 5:30 pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm  
  • Church Council meets Thursday at 6:00 pm. SPRC and Trustees meet at 7:00
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 am

 
MESSY CHURCH – We will have one more Messy Church night before we take a break for the summer.  Messy Church will start on Monday, May 7th at 5:15 pm in the sanctuary with a story and a message and a couple fun church songs.  Then we will go to several prayer/activity stations to help focus us on the message – wait until you see what Pastor Tyler has come up with this time!  Later we will pray and eat and will end with our Messy Church blessing.  Bring the family and join us.
 
BROKEN SMALL GROUP PRAYER AND STUDY Each Tuesday, Pastor Tyler is leading a small group study to accompany the Broken sermon series.  In this group, we practice prayer and share in conversation.  It is offered twice each Tuesday at 12:00 pm and 5:30 pm until May 22nd.  The book we are using is Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler. This book tackles the topics of faith couched in a question “Why do bad things happen?”  
 
BROKEN – In May we will journey through a sermon series called Broken. This series explores broken places in our world.  We are going to see how others have found hope amidst those challenges. We are not just seeking hope that brings ecstatic joy, but the tempered joy of knowing God.  To help make this series something you are part of creating too, we would like to invite you to bring something you own that was broken and you have fixed or repurposed.  We may use this in slides, video or for the altar.
 
KEYS FOR THE CHURCH Do you have keys to the church?  If you have any keys to the church, please call the office (656-0050) or email the information to Pam (pam.d@shilohbillings.church) as soon as possible.  Thanks in advance.
 
LAWN MOWERS NEEDED – Can you help mow the lawn this summer?  We gone directly from snow to lawn mowing!  If you can help mow the church lawn, please sign the clipboard in the Fellowship Hall or call the office with the dates you are available.  It takes about 4 hours and training is available.  Thank you in advance for your help!!!   
COOKIES NEEDED – Thank you to everyone who has signed up to sponsor a Sunday Fellowship hour.  We still need to keep some cookies on hand and the cupboard is really bare.  We can also use cookies to send with the sandwiches on Sandwich-Making-Friday.  If you are going to make cookies, please make an extra dozen or so for the church.  Thank you so very much!!
 
FAITH & FILM – The movie for the May Faith and Film is The Greatest Showman, starting Hugh Jackman who leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical.  Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum (Jackson), the film follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle.  This inspirational film also stars Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya. Because of Mother’s Day, the date has changed to Sunday, May 20th at 5:30 pm. Run time: 105 minutes, Release date: 2017.  Bring a friend, a snack, or just yourself and as always we will have a discussion after the movie.
 
FREE STORECleaning out your closets?  Having a garage sale?  The Free Store is always hoping for donations of clothing, kitchen items, linens and even suitcases.  However, we have neither the storage room nor the demand for all the other items that one may no longer need. In fact, if those are left for the Free Store, the volunteers must dispose of them, which takes away from other tasks that need completing.  Thank you for your cooperation and support!  You do make a difference!! 
 
CLEANUP DAY/COMMUNITY GARDEN DAY We invite our entire congregation to join us for our community garden planting day and church cleanup.  We need help keeping our property up and getting the garden planted.  This will be a fun day of work and a great way to get to know members of your church.  If you have your own community garden spot you can get that planted on this day as well. We have just one garden spot left. Join us as we help make Shiloh a welcoming place on May 19th at 9:00 am – noon.
 
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 2 special Sundays in the summer when we will participate in “Praise in the Park” with other United Methodist Churches in our area, one in June at Terry Park and one in August at Rose Park. 
 
BOOK REVIEW – Shiloh’s UMC’s Book Review group will meet on May 15 at 6:00 pm at church.  The book for discussion is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towels.  Ron Charles writes, “this is an endearing reminder of graciousness of real class.  It has nothing to do with money; it’s predicated on the kind of moral discipline that never goes out of style”.  Everyone is welcome to join us.
 
 

Come join us as we partner with God!
Please visit our webpage www.ShilohBillings.church

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1810 Shiloh Road
Billings, MT 59106
406-656-0050
Click Here to Email Us
 
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May 2018 Newsletter

We hope you are discover God amidst the broken places in the world, and remember God uses the broken places for life to spring from.  Like a seed planted in a break in the soil, allows fruit to grow, God helps us grow from the challenges.
 

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