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:

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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
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Monthly Newsletter can be found here –

  • 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
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 contact Rachael Wertz (697-0016), Pam Dandrea (690-1910) or the church office for more information.

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