Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, July 21, 2019

People of Shiloh,
 
In the Methodist system for Pastors, we are assigned a year at a time.  In general, those assignments or “appointments” start July 1 and continue for 1 year. Each year the Bishop has the choice to reappoint a pastor to their current community or to assign them to a new community.  I am pleased to announce that as of July 1, 2019 I have been re-appointed to serve the people of Billings alongside Shiloh United Methodist Church.  
 
Over the past year we have accomplished a lot of things, we have seen over 600+ people in our space between and Easter Egg Hunt and Trunk or Treat, we welcomed more new members into our church in 2018 than we had in the any other year in the past 10 years, we have formed community partnerships to help us accomplish our calling, we have studied scripture, learned spiritual practice, and we have continued to make a difference in our community through sandwich making, the Free Store, the Community Garden and so many other missions. 
 
It is a privilege to serve each and every one of you, even in the hard moments. We have lost more dear saints of this congregation who have passed away this year.  Each of those deaths is getting harder for me, because when you pastor people you begin to care for them dearly and each loss gets more difficult. 
 
This next year will be full of opportunity and challenges for us all. We continue to see new faces in worship each week and I am excited to have a new welcoming team developing ways to connect them to us.  Our denomination as a whole is still in disagreement and we will feel the impact of those changes in the coming year.  However, I know one thing to be true, “God keeps appearing at Shiloh.”  God is showing up so that people like you and I, and people we have yet to meet may experience the love of God.  
 
Enthusiastic Peace,   
 Pastor Tyler
 
We invite you to watch this video to learn more about what is coming up in worship this week. 
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

  • Sunday is Noisy Offering Sunday!
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Missions Committee Meeting- Sunday at 9:15 in Fellowship Hall
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Bible Study in the Park – Wednesday at 6:30 pm at Rose Park
  • Sandwich Making – Friday at 12 noon
  • Deeper Dive:  “What’s Happening to UMC?” – Next Sunday, June 28, at 9:00 am

 
WORSHIP IN JULY – The summer worship services are diving deeply into the scripture, to understand how we use it in our spiritual practice and to open us to the divine love God promised through Christ. Pastor Tyler encourages everyone to get a copy of Inspired by Rachel Held Evans to follow along in this series. All the study books we purchased have been sold. 
 
BIBLE STUDY IN THE PARK– Join Pastor Tyler, Pastor Sarah and Pastor Wendy for a Bible Study in Rose Park, Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm.  Our backup site for inclement weather is Mazevo Coffee on 8thand Grand. We will be using Inspired by Rachel Held Evans.  There will be activities for children, so adults can enjoy the study. Study will be held,Wednesday (July 24, and August 7, 14).  We request an RSVP to know how many adults plan to attend and if kids are coming. The study books we purchased are all gone now. 
 
FAMILY DAY AT OASIS WATER PARK– Join us Next Sunday at 2:00 pm for family fun at the Oasis Waterpark in the Heights. If you are available, we would LOVE to see you there.  No need to sign-up, just gather the family and show up at the waterpark. 
 
A DEEPER DIVE WITH PASTOR TYLER– Next Sunday June 28 at 9:00 am, Pastor Tyler will hold a “Deeper Dive” discussion about “What’s Happening to UMC?”
 
FRONT OFFICE CLOSURE– The Front Office of the church will be closed on July 29.  If you need to get into the church that morning, please ring the bell and someone will let you in.  
 
WELCOMING TRAINING – CHURCH/FROM SCREEN-TO-DOOR –Are you looking for a quick two-day practical experience for your church to learn how to help people connect to you from their computer/phone/tablet screen to the door of the church.  Hosted by SUMC, this training will be streamed in from Colorado on August 9 and 10 from 9am-3 pm.  We hope you can join us for this great learning experience.

 
COMMUNITY GARAGE SALESDo you have items to sale and want lots of traffic? We are having community garage sales in the parking lot at Shiloh United Methodist Church on, August 10 and September 14. Each booth space is $10.00 which gives you 2 parking spaces.  Set up is from 6am – 8am and the sale is from 8am – 2pm. You sell your own items and keep the money you make. There are also vendor spots available and a couple of food trucks will accompany us. To register call Brenda at 256-5535 or Jen at 671-5770. There is a clipboard on the “Volunteer for Shiloh” table and volunteers are needed at the next 2 garage sales to work from 6am – 10 am to open the church, check people in and show them where to set up and 10-2:00 pm someone to sit at the Shiloh table and answer questions and will be there at the end to make sure everyone cleans up their area and that the church is locked up before leaving.
 
METHODIST NIGHT AT THE MUSTANGS –Saturday, August 24 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm will be Methodist Night at the Mustangs.  This is a Billings City-Wide Methodist Event.  The cost is $18.00 per person (ages 13 and older) or $13.00 per child (ages 3-12).  This includes: game admission, all you can eat buffet @ the Pepsi Pavilion, before the start of the game.  There will be Pepsi products, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, brats, salads and chips. There will also be fellowship with all 5 Billings United Methodist Churches.  Checks need to be into the church office no later than the 21stof August. We hope to see you at the ball game!!!
 
UMCOR HYGIENE KITSSince UMCOR Hygiene kits cannot be taken to the U.S. Government holding centers, we are distributing UMCOR Hygiene kits at transitional shelters along the US-Mexico border.  In the last 3 months, UMCOR delivered 46,128 hygiene kits to six church-run transitional shelters.  More hygiene kits are needed!  There is a list of the items and a sample kit on the table in the lobby.  Everything can be bought at the Dollar store. There are also instructions on how to assemble these kits.  Please bring your assembled kits to the church and we will get them to the UMCOR Depot in Salt Lake City.  If you are interested in sponsoring this project, let us know.   
 
SEWING TEACHER AND QUILTER NEEDEDThe Women’s Shelter has a sewing room but they have no one to teach the women how to sew.  The shelter manager would love any support they can get because the women love learning to sew.  If you are interested, you can contact either the volunteer coordinator at the shelter or the shelter manager at the Women’s Shelter. Also, if you can quilt, we have all the pieces for another Shiloh UMC hand quilt.  If you can help, please contact the office.   
 
STROKE CAMP– There will be a Weekend Retreat for Stroke Survivors and Their Caregivers on September 20-22, 2019at Rock Creek Resort in Red Lodge.  This retreat is sponsored by United Stroke Alliance and St. Vincent Healthcare, Neurosciences & Spine Center.
 

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