Pastor’s Corner

 
Each week Pastor Tyler and others in the church will provide a reflection on our church life or an act of discipleship.

Pastor’s Corner – Sunday, February 3, 2019

Ken Koome a United Methodist Missionary from Angola will be visiting us March 16-18.  Pastor Tyler is looking for a few people to help with transportation and also hosting Ken for his stay.  Please contact Pastor Tyler if you are interested.
Click here to watch a video invite to prepare us for worship.
Starting February 10 in worship we are going to be studying the book of Philippians and how sometimes to live in community we have to give up things. We make compromise, we allow ourselves to be molded, and we trust God will work through tensions in our relationships. So, for this Pastor’s Corner I am giving up something. I have a consistent rule to not ask for things that I need personally as a pastor. I find as a leader I am called to offer insight and to give invitation to be together in our work. However, this month, in our Christian community I need something, I need your prayers.  
 
The first thing I need your prayer for is for a weekend called “Chrysalis.”  February 8-10 I will be spending a healthy amount of time with High Schoolers at First United Methodist Church as a spiritual director. Chrysalis is a Christian spiritual and leadership development retreat for teenagers. It is modeled on the Walk to Emmaus and it is a powerful experience for those teams. In my role I will be praying, offering messages, and supporting these teenagers as they grow closer to God and each other. Keep us in prayer for a good weekend and pray that First UMC can get the teenager smell out sometime before spring. 
 
The second item I need your prayers for is General Conference. February 21-27 I will be gone to the United Methodist Special General Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. This worldwide gathering is the only body that can speak officially for the United Methodist Church which includes churches in Africa, Asia, North America and Europe. There will be 864 delegates voting on a long held divide about the churches stance on human sexuality. This is challenging to say the least, but more so I think it will require deep prayer and the actions of the Holy Spirit. Please learn more about and/or watch the livestream at www.umc.org/gc2019I go to serve as the clergy delegate from our region. Please keep this entire gathering in your prayers.
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
 
Pastor Tyler
 
 
Our study series for January will be focused on Finding Joy In Real Life, we will explore 5 biblically based principles that remind us how living the Christian life can bring true joy and abundant life.  Click to watch the intro video.
 
Collaboration between churches is important.  This past week Shiloh helped organize a space at Evangelical UMC that helps with the Free Store food serving.  It is truly great to see our United Methodist Churches working together to serve our community.  
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
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Monthly Newsletter can be found here – https://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates

  • Sunday is Food Bank Sunday
  • Read the Bible Cover to Cover –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom:15 am      
  • Children’s Sunday School – Today at 10:30 am
  • 406 Youth United – No Youth Group tonight
  • Visitation Meeting – Monday at 121 noon
  • Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • “Painting the Stars” Small Group Study – Tuesday at 12 noon (Join anytime)
  • Bookmobile –Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers Group – Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Committee Meetings – Thursdays at 5;30 pm -6:00 pm and 7:00 pm
  • Faith& Film – Next Sunday, February 10 at 5:30 pm

 
SERMON SERIES FOR FEBRUARY – Give and take, a Study of Philippians. Following Christ is about moving closer to God, and to our neighbors.  But, as Paul warned the Philippians, life in community is not always easy. It will require us to give up our preferences and our pride. Yet we press on in faith when sacrifice, conflict and discomfort rear their heads.  In giving up our burdens we find that empty hands can better take up our cross and follow.
 
FAITH & FILM – Faith and Film will be showing “Only You”. A childhood incident has convinced Faith Horvath (Marisa Tomei) that her true love is a guy named “Damon Bradley”; but she flies to Venice where she meets a man of her dreams, Peter Wright (Robert Downey Jr.). But can they fall in love is she still believes she is intended to be with someone else?  Join us at 5:30 pm on Sunday the 10thof February and find out.
 
COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FEBRUARY –The following are the committee meetings scheduled for this month: Feb. 7 – 5:30 pm    Finance
                                                         Feb. 7-   6:00 pm   Church Council
                                                         Feb. 7 – 7:00 pm    SPRC
                                                        Feb. 7 – 7:00pm     Trustees
 
AGING WELL – In partnership with Riverstone Health, the February Aging Well program will center on Life’s Decision Points-getting it all in order.  This may well be the conversation of a lifetime.  Please join us here at SUMC on Wednesday, February 13, NOON-1:30.  In a safe environment, we will talk over the paperwork conundrum, life’s wishes, advanced care planning, aging in place, hospice, and the benefit of a survivor’s guide.
 
 
RELAY FOR LIFE-DAFFODIL SALE –The Shiloh Relay for Life team will be selling daffodils for spring.  Order bright yellow daffodil bunches for yourself or for someone you love and bring a touch of spring time to them, a bunch of 10 will cost $10.00 and this year you can also buy a pot of potted daffodils for $15.00.  We will be taking orders until Feb. 18thy and the flowers will be delivered on March 18th.  Please contact Liz at the office at 656-0050 or Pat Montgomery at 655-3507.  Pat will have an order blank at church the next 2 Sundays and you can order your flowers then. 
 
VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE– Lets Dance!!!  Put on your dancing shoes and join us for a Valentine Dance. When: Thursday, February 14, 20195:00 pm-8:00pm
                                  Where: Shiloh United Methodist Church
                                   Who: You!
                                   What: Dancing, food, fun, photos, and lots of love and smiles
We will be serving an assortment of wonderful finger foods.  There will be a small valentine’s gift for both the ladies and the gentlemen. We hope to see you there.
 
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES –On March 6, at 7:00 pm, Shiloh UMC will host the Billings United Methodists Ash Wednesday Service.  We will have a soup and bread supper at 6:00pm and a free will offering will be accepted for the Free Store. The choirs will have supper at 5:30 pm and rehearsal at 6:00 pm.  Anyone who would like to bring a pot of soup or some bread please let the office know.
 
BOOK REVIEW – Thenext book review will be March 19 at 6:00 pmat the church. The book we will be reading is John Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charley: In Search of America”.  The book is classified as a travelogue written by a fiction novel writer.  So though you may not be able to exactly replicate Steinbeck’s travels, you will still enjoy his observations of and search for America’s interests and feelings in the early 1960’s.  Everyone is invited to join our discussion,
 
CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS– Your year end contribution statements are ready for you to pick up from your mail slot on the table in the entryway of the church.  If you have any questions regarding your statement, please call the church office at 656-0050.  To locate your statements and any other mail (like a birthday or an Anniversary cards), that 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.
 
WOOL AND FLANNEL NEEDED – Darlene Newstrom has placed a box under the table in the fellowship room with her name on it. This box is for flannel and wool material that you might find around.  She will use these materials to make mittens for her mitten ministry. Last year she made 600 pairs of mittens and this year she is also starting to make mittens for both children and adults.  
 

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February 2019 – Newsletter

Starting February 10 in Worship 

Give and Take
Study on Philippians

Following Christ is about moving closer, both to God,and to our neighbors. But, as Paul warned the Philippians, life in community is not always easy. It will require us to give up our preferences and our pride. Yet, we press on in faith when sacrifice, conflict anddiscomfort rear their heads. In giving up our burdens we find that empty hands can better take up our cross and follow.

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 Lead Pastor – Tyler Amundson

 
My two primary responsibilities as a pastor are coaching leaders and creating community to help each of us see God in our everyday lives.  Shiloh is working with me to increase the interactions of people from different opinions and backgrounds.  We actively pray and work alongside God to create a diverse community to live out the love taught to us by Jesus in our daily practice. I hope you will join us as we work towards this vision of a beloved community working to spread God’s love to our community.
 
My personal passion for ministry is to all ages through preaching, teaching and organizing ways for people to find their connection with our community and God.  I find fulfillment in my work when I hear someone say, “I found God today.”  I encourage people to search for God on a mountaintop, in church, helping someone out, sharing in a small group, or in their own prayer life.  

 

When I am not at work I enjoy playing with my family by growing our garden, going for bike rides or enjoying a great day in Montana.  My own personal interests involve exercise, parenting, biking, and being a computer nerd.