Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, October 6, 2019

If you are new to Shiloh, join us after Church in the Pastor’s Office for a Pastor’s Coffee.  We will learn about Shiloh, our call, and the basics about how to stay connected.  Sunday, October 6, from 11:30-12:30.  Childcare is avaialble
Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for our service Sunday.
People of Shiloh,

In my work to share weekly messages rooted in scripture, I find it helpful to ask the congregation a series of questions.  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 using this to review ideas for future series with my pastoral colleagues in town.)

Here are the questions I’d like you to answer. Please send/drop your responses by the office or email them to pastortyler@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 2020?

 

Thanks so much for sharing your responses to these questions. I’m excited about the sermons coming up this fall. We have kicked off with Faith By Numbers exploring John Wesley, Methodism and our faith.  In November we are going to be learning to Practice a Kingdom Economy as we study how God hopes we share and use our resources as we live out Jesus’ practices in our lives.  

 

I hope you continue to find our worship messages meaningful ways to ground yourself in God as you go into your week.

 

Enthusiastic Peace,

Pastor Tyler

 

Our Fall Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 

Messy Church is starting again!

Messy Church will be Monday October 7 from 6:00-6:45 pm and Monday October 21 from 6:00-6:45pm. We will have music, prayers, lessons, games or crafts, light snacks, and fun, fun, fun! All are welcome! We hope to see you soon!!!

  • Sunday is World Communion Sunday
  • Church Directory Pictures – Sunday at 9:00 am and after second service
  • Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15
  • Children’s Sunday School – Sunday at 10:30 am
  • Coffee with the Pastor – Sunday at 11:30 am 
  • 406 Youth United – Sunday at 3:30 -5:30 pm – Surprise Activity
  • Messy Church – Monday at 6:00 pm
  • Adult Bible Study – Monday at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • animate! – Tuesday at Mission Ridge at 10:30 am and SUMC at 12 pm
  • Shiloh Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am– 12:00 noon
  • Caregivers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Aging Well – FRAUD – Wednesday at 11:30 am
  • Committee Meetings- Thursday – Finance- 5:30 pm, SPRC- 6:00 pm, Trustees -6:00 pm and Church Council at 7:00 pm
  • animate! – Thursday at the Ragsdales (EUMC) at 612 Wyoming, – 6:30 pm
  • Choir Practice – Sunday, October 13 at 9:15 am

 
FALL WORSHIP – The Fall 2019 Sermon Series is Faith by Numbers: Choose your own Spiritual Adventure.  This fall we will be placing scripture alongside the life of John Wesley who founded the Methodist movement.  We invite each person in the church to learn that faith changes and practices grow throughout our lives, and you can choose how you want to draw your own masterpiece of your life with God alongside you.  The series will carry us through October.
 
AGING WELL – FRAUD:  Enrich the gift of growing older; join us in a new year of Aging Well programs.  Our first program will be on Wednesday, October 9 from 11:30 am to1:30 pm.   The topic for this month is Recognize and Protect yourself from Fraud.  Hear from Alex Ward, the President of AARP Montana, on how to protect yourself and others from fraud.  Lunch is provided. RSVP’s are appreciated (406) 656-0050; liz@shilohbillings.church.
 
ANIMATE! – We think it is important for people to take time out to understand their faith, so they can animate it in their everyday lives.  Shiloh is providing 3 sessions of animate groups.  Each session is a 7 week course.  Tuesday groups will meet at Mission Ridge at St. Johns at 10:30 am and at Shiloh at 12 noon.  Thursday a group will meet at the Ragsdale’s house, members of EUMC, at 612 Wyoming.  The group will meet Oct. 10, 17, 24, and 31, and Nov. 7,14, and 21st.  Please sign-up by contacting the office or Pastor Tyler by October 7.  656-0050 or pastortyler@shilobilling.church.
 
FAITH AND FILM – FIND ME! – Join us October 13 at 5:30 pm for Faith and Film with Find Me. The movie is about an emotionally wounded accountant who decides to break away from routine and find his missing friend. She left clues for him on her whereabouts throughout National Parks across the West. Please join us and ask a friend.
 
DEEPER DIVE WITH PASTOR TYLER – BOOK OF JONAH – Pastor Tyler’s Deeper Dive series will be on Monday, October 14 at 6 pm.  It is a chance for him to offer prayer, conversation about topics in sermon, and opportunities to look at challenging issues in our world and lives. The topic – The Book of Jonah: A piece of satire and a gift from God, learning how to read Jonah to understand ourselves better.
 
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY AT SHILOH – Millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.  Financial Peace University classes are Bible-based principles that help you get back on track.  Join us October 14 at 6:00 pm at Shiloh UMC to take back control of where your money goes each month.  Child care is available! We will meet weekly for 9 weeks to learn about budgeting, saving, insurance, building wealth, and more!  Sign up using this link://www.fpu.com/1100348.  The first class is free!  Use the coupon in the basket by the office.    
 
FALL MISSION PROJECTS – This fall the Missions Team is sponsoring the following projects: Sleeping bags for the HUB. If you would like to sponsor one or more they are $44.00 each. Please write your check to SUMC with sleeping bag in the memo.  White socks for the HUB If you would like to participate in this project, please purchase white socks and put them in the tub in the Fellowship Hall. The Angel Tree will be up by November 17 this year.  There will be tags for Tumbleweed, Independence Hall, St. Johns, and Autumn Springs this year. We will also have boxes for pantry items needed by Tumbleweed and Independence Hall. 
 
FREE STORE – BIRTHDAY BAG MINISTRY – Each of us can remember a special childhood birthday. However, some of the shoppers at the Free Store cannot afford even a birthday cake for a child’s birthday.  Consequently one of the volunteers started the Birthday Bag Ministry. Each birthday bag (gender specific) contains a cake mix, a can of frosting, candles and party favors for 5-6 children.  Posted signs tell parents to notify a volunteer if a child has a birthday during the current month.  We are also looking for someone new to continue this great ministry.  If you are interested, please contact Peg Parker (690-6370) or pjayco44@gmail.com
 
TRUNK OR TREAT – We will be holding our annual trunk or treat on Thursday, October 31, from 5-7 pm. We will have a sign- up sheet for volunteers and we will are asking for donations of candy again this year.  Thank you for your support and help.

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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