Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, February 16, 2020

TONIGHT!!!!   Valentine’s day dance for all ages.  Bingo and taco dinner included.  Come join us for fun and community for all of us at Shiloh and our extended community.  
Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for our worship Sunday.
People of Shiloh,

I want to take a moment and asked you to consider taking some time out of your weekend to gather with members of other Methodist churches on March 15 at 1pm.  Our meeting will be at Evangelical UMC where our Free Store is housed(345 Broadwater).  

The reason I am asking a month in advance is that I want you to mark your calendar.  I believe this will be a vital conversation for our congregation and will help us be faithful to how God is inviting us to share the gospel in the future.

Over the past two years I have been meeting weekly to pray, work, and grow our ministries alongside pastors and leaders of the 4 other Methodist churches in Billings.  We believe it is time to have a conversation about how God might be calling us to effectively share resources and dreams to better make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  We believe that each of the 5 churches could be strengthened if we can share key resources, and work together in areas where we find shared need.  

If you are interested in learn more please go to www.shilohbillings.church/shiloh-futures or feel free to ask me more about the work ahead.  

Mark your calendars and plan to join us.

Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler

 

The memorial service for Dan Hathaway, Susan Hathaway’s husband will be 11am on Saturday, February, 15.  We continue our prayers for Susan and her family as we celebrate Dan’s life.  
Our February Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • Sunday IS NOISY OFFERING SUNDAY
  • Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Chime Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15 am
  • 406 Youth – High School – Sunday at 7 pm at Mazevo Coffee
  • Deeper Dive – Making Sense of the Bible – Tuesday at Noon
  • Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers –Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Youth and Children’s Committee Meeting – Thursday at 5:30 pm   

FEBRUARY WORSHIP – true. Reading Scripture in the Age of Fake News is the February 2020 Sermon Series.  Join us in studying the Bible, and an overview of the scriptures and what the book means for us as Christians.  With all the fast ways to transmit information in the 21st century, it is easy to transmit good information as well as bad information. Through sermons in February we will explore how we read scriptures to find the truth God asks us to find for our Christian living.
 
DEEPER DIVE –BIBLE STUDY “Making Sense of the Bible”- The Bible is a sacred text that we hold in reverence as Methodists, but how do we understand it?  Pastor Tyler invites you to dive deeper into the text, to understand its origins, and where you might gain deeper understanding from it.  We will be using Adam Hamilton’s book Making Sense of the Bible.  Classes are held on Tuesdays and if that doesn’t work keep an eye out late in February for Sunday morning study 6 weeks before Easter. We meet at Mission Ridge Tues at 10:30 am, Feb. 18, 25 and at Shiloh UMC Tues at noon, Feb 25.  Books are $17.00 and you can get one in the office.
 
RELAY FOR LIFE DAFFODIL SALE – The Shiloh Relay for Life team is selling daffodils for spring. Order bright yellow bunches for yourself or someone you love and bring them a touch of spring.  A bunch of 10 will cost $10.00. We will be taking orders thru February 23rd.  The flowers will be delivered on March 23.  Please contact Pat Montgomery at 655-3507 or Liz Stanhope at 656-0050.  There are order forms in the kitchen and in the office.  Thank you for supporting your Relay for Life Team. 
 
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE – Billings United Methodists will be holding an all United Methodist Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday at First UMC on Feb. 26th at 7:00 pm.  There will be a soup and bread at 6:00 pm.  The choirs will eat at 5:30 pm and then practice at 6:15 pm.  This service is a wonderful way to start out the Lenten season.  First UMC is located at 2800 4th Ave. N. 
 
 
COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR – The next Coffee with the Pastor will be Sunday, March 1st at 11:30 am.  If you are new to the church or you have been here for a while and have some questions, come join Tyler in his office.  All are invited!  
 
INFO MEETING  ABOUT THE FUTURE OF OUR DENOMINATION – There will be an information meeting on March 2 at 6:30 pm at Hope United Methodist Church  located at 244 Wicks Lane. This is the first meeting time for people to gather and receive information on the future of the denomination.
 
BOOK REVIEW – Join Shiloh’s Book Review for March 20th at 6:00 pm.  The book is “Marilla of Green Gables”written by Sarah McCoy. Plucky and ambitious Marilla Cuthbert is a 13 year old when her world is turned upside down.  Her beloved mother dies in childbirth, and suddenly Marilla must bear the responsibilities of a farm wife: cooking, sewing, keeping house and overseeing Green Gables with her brother and her father. Her one connection to the wider world is Aunt Izzy, who “escaped” to the city.  Marilla ventures beyond the safety of Green Gables and discovers new friends and new opportunities. Please join us for discussion on March 20th at 6:00 pm. 
 
TEXT GIVING – You can contribute to the ministries and missions of Shiloh UMC over your phone.  It’s easy! Text “give” to 406-412-2402.  The first time you do this, the system will reply with a text message containing a link.  Click on the link to open a web page where you will enter an amount (we suggest $1 for your initial donation), your name, home address, email address and your debit/credit card or ACH bank information.  Once you’ve completed this initial step, the system will respond with a text message indicating that you have successfully linked.  After the first time, you will be able to just text the amount you want to give in the following formats: “give $10” to give $10 right now; “give $10 weekly” to set up a weekly donation of $10. You can also use this option to give to special offerings (Student Day, Food Bank, etc.), pay for Bible Study books or pay registration fees for events, etc.  The church will pay standard fees for these transactions.
 
FREE STORE – The Free Store is still looking for backpacks and luggage of any size!    
 

The Larger United Methodist Church – Information leading up to General Conference 2020

Based on the national news attention and the things you may read about the United Methodist Church in the headlines I want to keep you informed.  As your pastor, I will keep pertinent articles listed here about what is coming to the International Church this year as we see the continued work of discerning our ability to be inclusive of all people.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

These articles I believe help you to stay informed and up to date.

Pastor Tyler

https://www.umnews.org/en/   – Articles from United Methodist News Service

Article on the most recent proposals of separation that was carried by national media.

Livestream of People talking about the proposed plan of separation on January 13. (Click Here) 

Comparison of proposed plans headed to General Conference 2020

 

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