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Sep 9, 2018
Prayer Matters: What is Prayer?
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  • Sep 9, 2018Prayer Matters: What is Prayer?
    Sep 9, 2018
    Prayer Matters: What is Prayer?
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  • Sep 2, 2018I Can Follow God Too!
    Sep 2, 2018
    I Can Follow God Too!
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  • Aug 26, 2018Life Long Learning
    Aug 26, 2018
    Life Long Learning
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  • Aug 12, 2018Unafraid: Death, Dying and Illness
    Aug 12, 2018
    Unafraid: Death, Dying and Illness
    Series: (All)
  • Aug 5, 2018Unafraid: The Sky is Falling
    Aug 5, 2018
    Unafraid: The Sky is Falling
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  • Jul 29, 2018Unafraid: Friendless and Alone?
    Jul 29, 2018
    Unafraid: Friendless and Alone?
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  • Jul 22, 2018Unafraid: Fear of the Other
    Jul 22, 2018
    Unafraid: Fear of the Other
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  • Jul 15, 2018Unafraid: Understanding and Countering Fear
    Jul 15, 2018
    Unafraid: Understanding and Countering Fear
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  • Jul 8, 2018Walk This Way
    Jul 8, 2018
    Walk This Way
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  • Jul 1, 2018Three Simple Rules: Stay In Love With God
    Jul 1, 2018
    Three Simple Rules: Stay In Love With God
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Shiloh E-Pistle for Thursday, October 1, 2020

Join Us For Worship

Join us LIVE on Facebook or YouTube(links below) Sundays at 10:30 am or watch anytime. See our website for instructions.

Or join one of our In-Person Community Worship Groups.  

Call the office for details (406)656-0050

Want to try out in person community worship?  Looking for a physically distant, in person way to worship?

Join us Sundays or Wednesdays at 6pm. 
 Sign up at https://reopen.church/r/4kmmvoBM

 

People of Shiloh,                                                                                            
 
From time to time it is important for us to remember the understanding of our call when we choose the Methodist practice of Christianity.  One of those documents is our “Social Creed.”  This has been part of our faith for over the past 100 years as the modern industrialized world developed.  I encourage you to read it and to consider its meaning in your practice of faith, your life and your engagement in the act of sharing God’s love in the world.
 
Our Social Creed
The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church – 2016
We believe in God, Creator of the world; and in Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of creation. We believe in the Holy Spirit, through whom we acknowledge God’s gifts, and we repent of our sin in misusing these gifts to idolatrous ends.
We affirm the natural world as God’s handiwork and dedicate ourselves to its preservation, enhancement, and faithful use by humankind.
We joyfully receive for ourselves and others the blessings of community, sexuality, marriage, and the family.
We commit ourselves to the rights of men, women, children, youth, young adults, the aging, and people with disabilities; to improvement of the quality of life; and to the rights and dignity of all persons.
We believe in the right and duty of persons to work for the glory of God and the good of themselves and others and in the protection of their welfare in so doing; in the rights to property as a trust from God, collective bargaining, and responsible consumption; and in the elimination of economic and social distress.
We dedicate ourselves to peace throughout the world, to the rule of justice and law among nations, and to individual freedom for all people of the world.
We believe in the present and final triumph of God’s Word in human affairs and gladly accept our commission to manifest the life of the gospel in the world. Amen.
 
I encourage you to ask me questions about this document and if you want to watch a beautiful litany of faith that goes with it, please go to https://youtu.be/LvCQjCkjQGg
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
 
Pastor Tyler
 

Remember you can get our sermons each week to listen to on car trips or adventures in the outdoors.  Go to the below link and click the radio wave button to subscribe on android or the microphone button to subscribe iPhone.  Or just go listen to them on any device.  They are available at https://www.shilohbillings.church/sermonslisten/

If you appreciate Shiloh’s either spiritual or tangible work, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  
or give by check by sending it to 1810 Shiloh Rd., Billings, MT 59106
Thank you for supporting our work.

 

Shiloh UMC News for October 1

 

Fill the Food Bank Barrel This Week!! – We will be collecting Food Bank donations the first week of every month.  For October, that will be from October 1-7 (Thursday-Wednesday).  They are looking for: canned fruit and vegs, on-can meals, soup, pasta, rice and peanut butter.  They still need empty egg cartons.  Put everything in the Food Bank barrel or in the wood box by the front door.  We will get everything to the Food Bank. And… our Food Bank barrel has been around for a LONG time and needs a face lift! If you/your family have some creative ideas and are willing to give it a try, please call the office to make arrangements.

 

Let’s Make Some Noise!! – We will be collecting Noisy Offering again (both change and paper money are accepted) to support the Children/Youth programs in our church.  And, the banks are short on change so let’s get it back into circulation!! Bring it to Community Worship with you or drop your baggy full of change in the box by the front door of the church. 

 

NEW Women’s Bible Study – Five Women Named in the Bible – A small group of women will be studying 5 women who are named in the Bible and discussing their relevance in our lives today.  If you would like to join, please text Crystal Amundson at (406)794-3055.  The group will meet on Zoom from 8:30-9:30 pm, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, and Nov. 17.  Each evening is a new topic so join anytime.

Let’s Clean it Up Community Gardeners!! – Garden cleanup/rototilling will happen this Saturday, October 3.  Please have your gardens cleaned out on or before that day. You can drop your excess produce by the Food Bank (at the dock door) or Rescue Mission (ring the bell by the Minnesota Ave. door). Thank you for your cooperation. 

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Cleaning Buckets NEEDED!! – With all the fires, floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters, it is more important than ever for us to lend a hand!!  Montana UMCs are joining together to collect supplies and money for cleaning buckets to be sent to the UMCOR-West in Salt Lake City.  Collection will happen now through October 18. You can donate a whole bucket of supplies (here is a list of the specific items they need), one or more of the individual items, or you can donate $75.00 per bucket, or any amount, to the church and we will send the money to UMCOR-West to purchase what they need (please note “UMCOR buckets” on your check).    

 

On-Line Financial Peace University Class Coming – Rachael Wertz will be leading an on-line Financial Peace University Class beginning Thursday, October 22, at 6:30 pm.  It is a 9-week course and will cost for each family/participant $129. Taking this course can make a HUGE difference in your financial life!  Learn how to budget, save, pay off debt, spend, etc.  Check it out!  You can sign up at https://fpu.com/1127057.  

  

In-Person Community Worship Groups – Want to join us for in-person worship in a setting of 15 or less people?? We have two options for signup.  If folks want to regularly attend Sunday at 8am, 10:30am, or noon or Wednesday at 4pm, they should call the office or email Pastor Tyler to signup.  If they need more flexibility, or are looking for more kid-friendly services, they need to go to https://reopen.church/r/4kmmvoBM each week before service to sign up and make sure there is space for them.  

Free Store News – Last weekend’s Community Garage Sale earned $106 for the Free Store. AND… FREE STORE HAS A PERSONAL SHOPPER! Although the Free Store has not been open since the pandemic, the need for the services of this ministry has not closed. Consequently, a new model had to be developed. Thanks to the willingness of EUMC member and Free Store volunteer, Judy Evans, the current personal shopper delivery plan has been implemented. A telephone call is made to EUMC and responded to by Judy. She gathers what is needed, makes an appointment time for pick-up and meets the caller at the church’s back door. From  2/23/2020 to 9/18/2020 there have been 54 family visits that impacted 202 individuals. 18 of those families had never been to the Free Store before. How fortunate for the Free Store and the needy to have Judy.  THANKS JUDY!

NEW SUMC Adult Bible Study – The new study will begin this Sunday, September 27. It is called “Companions in Christ”. This an Upper Room Books publication. The study focuses on your experience of God and your discovery of spiritual practices of prayer, scripture, ministry, worship, study, and Christian conversation in 18 lessons.  We meet on-line at 9:15 am on Sunday mornings for approximately an hour. If you want to join us, please call the church office.

NEW All Billings UMC Adult Bible Study – Join with members from all 5 Billings UMCs on Wednesdays, October 7- November 11, from 6:30-7:30 pm to study Max Lucado’s “You Are Never Alone” in 6 weeks. We will meet over Zoom to watch a video and have group discussion. You can order the Study Guide from most on-line retailers (Cokesbury, Amazon, etc.). The book can be purchased as well, but is not required for the class. To join in this study: Email Beth Ayers (FUMC) at ayers517@msn.com or call Beth at 860-4473 or FUMC Office at 245-3001.

 

Shiloh’s Trunk or Treat…  We know you are wondering… stay tuned for the scoop!!  

What Other Mission-Related Work is Happening?  Doing mission work in this environment has been challenging, but hasn’t stopped the crusaders of Shiloh UMC!!  Here are some of the things we are working on.  If you would like to join us, please call the office.

  • Letters Written to Educators and Assisted Living Residents – The Community Worship Groups wrote letters to educators in the three schools we are supporting this year (Big Sky, Boulder and Meadowlark). They also wrote notes to our  folks who are living in assisted living facilities.  The church received many, many thank you notes from that effort!

  • HUB – The HUB closed so Susan will contact Carmen to see what they are doing as an alternative to the services they provided, and that we supported (socks, sleeping bags, etc.).

  • Tumbleweed – Susan will contact them to see what they need in the way of support (in prep for the Missions Tree).

  • Rescue Mission – Susan will contact them to see if they would be interested in us sending the Peanut Butter, Jelly and Sandwich Bags we have left in the Sandwich Ministry cupboard and if they need any other support.

  • UMCOR Buckets – We are starting a Cleaning Bucket Drive.  It includes all the Montana UMCs.  We will be collecting them here at Shiloh and at Bozeman UMC.  

  • United Way Operation Supply – The schools we were going to support (Big Sky, Meadowlark and Boulder) had no idea what to ask for so we decided to support United Way’s “Operation Supply”.  Sandi Rogina sewed various sizes of kid’s masks to include with the other donations.

  • Food Bank – Folks have been dropping Food Bank donations at the church.  We plan to begin advertising Food Bank Sunday/Week the first week of every month.  We will engage the Community Worship groups to support this program. We are also asking someone to volunteer to update the Food Bank barrel.  It needs a refresh!

  • Free Store – Soup Mixes – We will start making soup mixes during/after Community Worship sometime in October/November.  Sleeping Bags – Susan will check with the Free Store on their need for sleeping bags. 

  • Habitat for Humanity – We signed up to provide lunch for the crew on the last Saturday in March 2021.  Also, we will be one of the sponsors for the Apostles Built that will kickoff in Spring 2021. 

Youth Group Meetings – If you know a Middle or High Schooler…  Middle School Youth Group is meeting at Shiloh UMC at 4:00 pm Sundays.  High School Youth Group is meeting at Mazevo on Grand Wednesdays at 7:30 pm (we are departing often for one of the local churches, please contact Pastor Tyler for info).  

Prayer Team –  If you have a prayer you would like to share, please fill out a prayer card,  use our website liz@ShilohBillings.Church, text your prayer to 794-3055, or call the church at 656-0050.  Prayers will be shared with the Prayer Team and Pastor Tyler.   

 

So, no one told you life was going to be this way?  Join us as we study the enigmatic stories of the first century rabbi named Jesus.  The stories he told transform our thinking and call us to remember that God loves all people, in ways sometimes even we forget.  In this 7 week series you will hear old stories and receive the new lesson that will help you transform your life.
COVID-19  
We continue to monitor the situation as Montana opens in phases. Because we are committed to the health and safety of all, especially our most vulnerable of God’s children.  In Fall of 2020 we will be shifting to a model of community worship and online hybrid worship.  Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

Our Covid-19 protocol and building use guidelines can be found here: www.shilohbillings.church/covid-19/

Updates on worship be posted to www.shilohbillings.church/summer-worship-2020/


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Shiloh E-Pistle for Thursday, September 24, 2020

Join Us For Worship

Join us LIVE on Facebook or YouTube(links below) Sundays at 10:30 am or watch anytime. See our website for instructions.

Or join one of our In-Person Community Worship Groups.  

Call the office for details (406)656-0050

Want to try out in person community worship?  Looking for a physically distant, in person way to worship?

Join us Sundays or Wednesdays at 6pm. 
 Sign up at https://reopen.church/r/4kmmvoBM

 

People of Shiloh,                                                                                            
 
Early in my time at Shiloh I heard the comment, “We leave politics at the door.”  
 
What has become abundantly clear in my time working with our community is that no one actually has an ability to do this.  Politics is a personal issue and just like any other part of our humanity, we never leave it behind.  When we enter the church, I fully expect each of you to bring with you everything that you carry during the week.  If we truly believe God can take away our sins, all those things standing between us and God, then all we can ask them to leave by the door are their physical belongings.  God is going to have to help relieve us of the other burdens.  
 
Once we are in our church, we have a responsibility as a part of a Christian community to offer everything of ourselves, the good, the bad, the difficult, and our desires to God.  This includes our politics.  Maybe God will move us to be in a new place when we leave.  Maybe God will confirm where we are.  That is something I expect each of us to work out with God.  If your politics come out in conversation within the church, just make sure you lead your statements with, “I” and not “you.”  And that you respectfully listen to all those who enter our space.
 
As your pastor, I expect that we all bring our joys, concerns, fears, hopes and even our politics to God in worship and prayer.
 
This year will be full of politics.  I have heard this week stories of people out in public berating some of our members for their views.  I have seen politics of fear shared by the leaders of our nation.  If we trust God to shape us, then we need to bring our politics to God in hopes God will shape us.  
 
If you have been disturbed by the change in the political rhetoric in our country, I encourage you to work on yourself first.  Consider taking a look at organizations like BraverAngels.Org that are working to encourage us to engage in a deeper civil debate over issues in these tumultuous times.  I know my daily prayer is that I gain a deeper respect for my neighbor in these times, even those I disagree with.
 
I pray that you will join me in this season in praying, hoping and working to better ourselves as people of Christ.
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
 
Pastor Tyler

…and the young shall see visions and the old shall dream dreams…
                                                                        Joel 2:28
 

Remember you can get our sermons each week to listen to on car trips or adventures in the outdoors.  Go to the below link and click the radio wave button to subscribe on android or the microphone button to subscribe iPhone.  Or just go listen to them on any device.  They are available at https://www.shilohbillings.church/sermonslisten/

If you appreciate Shiloh’s either spiritual or tangible work, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  
or give by check by sending it to 1810 Shiloh Rd., Billings, MT 59106
Thank you for supporting our work.
Please watch this message from Pastor Tyler about our UMCOR Cleaning Bucket drive.  www.ShilohBIllings.Church/UMCOR

Shiloh UMC News for September 24

 

Community Garage Sale – If you are interested in having a spot at our next Community Garage Sale, call the office or just be here and set up by 8:00 am on September 25 and 26.  Spots are $10 each.  The sale will be from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm each day.  

 

Free Store News – SEE YOU AT THE GARAGE SALE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SUMC PARKING LOT 8 AM – 2 PM!! The Free Store will have a table at the church garage sale. All funding for the Free Store comes from donations, gifts and the occasional fundraiser. The price of the items depends on what you are willing to pay. Help this valuable ministry!!

 

NEW SUMC Adult Bible Study – The new study will begin this Sunday, September 27. It is called “Companions in Christ”. This an Upper Room Books publication. The study focuses on your experience of God and your discovery of spiritual practices of prayer, scripture, ministry, worship, study, and Christian conversation in 18 lessons.  We meet on-line at 9:15 am on Sunday mornings for approximately an hour. If you want to join us, please call the church office.Attn: 

Community Gardeners!! – Garden cleanup/rototilling will happen on October 3.  Please have your gardens cleaned out on or before that day. You can drop your excess produce by the Food Bank (at the dock door) or Rescue Mission (ring the bell by the Minnesota Ave. door). Thank you for your cooperation. 

NEW All Billings UMC Adult Bible Study – Join with members from all 5 Billings UMCs on Wednesdays, October 7- November 11, from 6:30-7:30 pm to study Max Lucado’s “You Are Never Alone” in 6 weeks. We will meet over Zoom to watch a video and have group discussion. You can order the Study Guide from most on-line retailers (Cokesbury, Amazon, etc.). The book can be purchased as well, but is not required for the class. To join in this study: Email Beth Ayers (FUMC) at ayers517@msn.com or call Beth at 860-4473 or FUMC Office at 245-3001.

 

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Cleaning Buckets NEEDED!! – With all the fires, floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters, it is more important than ever for us to lend a hand!!  Montana UMCs are joining together to collect supplies and money for cleaning buckets to be sent to the UMCOR-West in Salt Lake City.  Collection will happen now through October 18. You can donate a whole bucket of supplies (here is a list of the specific items they need), one or more of the individual items, or you can donate $75.00 per bucket, or any amount, to the church and we will send the money to UMCOR-West to purchase what they need (please note “UMCOR buckets” on your check).    

 

What Other Mission-Related Work is Happening?  Doing mission work in this environment has been challenging, but hasn’t stopped the crusaders of Shiloh UMC!!  Here are some of the things we are working on.  If you would like to join us, please call the office.

  • Letters Written to Educators and Assisted Living Residents – The Community Worship Groups wrote letters to educators in the three schools we are supporting this year (Big Sky, Boulder and Meadowlark). They also wrote notes to our  folks who are living in assisted living facilities.  The church received many, many thank you notes from that effort!

  • HUB – The HUB closed so Susan will contact Carmen to see what they are doing as an alternative to the services they provided, and that we supported (socks, sleeping bags, etc.).

  • Tumbleweed – Susan will contact them to see what they need in the way of support (in prep for the Missions Tree).

  • Rescue Mission – Susan will contact them to see if they would be interested in us sending the Peanut Butter, Jelly and Sandwich Bags we have left in the Sandwich Ministry cupboard and if they need any other support.

  • UMCOR Buckets – We are starting a Cleaning Bucket Drive.  It includes all the Montana UMCs.  We will be collecting them here at Shiloh and at Bozeman UMC.  

  • United Way Operation Supply – The schools we were going to support (Big Sky, Meadowlark and Boulder) had no idea what to ask for so we decided to support United Way’s “Operation Supply”.  Sandi Rogina sewed various sizes of kid’s masks to include with the other donations.

  • Food Bank – Folks have been dropping Food Bank donations at the church.  We plan to begin advertising Food Bank Sunday/Week the first week of every month.  We will engage the Community Worship groups to support this program. We are also asking someone to volunteer to update the Food Bank barrel.  It needs a refresh!

  • Free Store – Soup Mixes – We will start making soup mixes during/after Community Worship sometime in October/November.  Sleeping Bags – Susan will check with the Free Store on their need for sleeping bags. 

  • Habitat for Humanity – We signed up to provide lunch for the crew on the last Saturday in March 2021.  Also, we will be one of the sponsors for the Apostles Built that will kickoff in Spring 2021. 

Extra Egg Cartons and Food Donations – Please bring any extra egg cartons to the church and put them in the Food Bank barrel or in the wood box by the front door.  We will get them to the Food Bank.  Also, we will be collecting Food Bank donations the first week of every month.  For October, that will be from October 1-7 (Thursday-Wednesday).  Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!!

Feeling Creative? We will go back to using the Food Bank barrel the first week of every month to collect food for the Food Bank. Our Food Bank barrel has been around for a LONG time and needs a face lift! If you/your family have some creative ideas and are willing to give it a try, please call the office to make arrangements.  

 

In-Person Community Worship Groups – Want to join us for in-person worship in a setting of 15 or less people?? We have two options for signup.  If folks want to regularly attend Sunday at 8am, 10:30am, or noon or Wednesday at 4pm, they should call the office or email Pastor Tyler to signup.  If they need more flexibility, or are looking for more kid-friendly services, they need to go to https://reopen.church/r/4kmmvoBM each week before service to sign up and make sure there is space for them.  

Youth Group Meetings – If you know a Middle or High Schooler…  Middle School Youth Group is meeting at Shiloh UMC at 4:00 pm Sundays.  High School Youth Group is meeting at Mazevo on Grand Wednesdays at 7:30 pm.  

Prayer Team –  If you have a prayer you would like to share, please fill out a prayer card,  use our website liz@ShilohBillings.Church, text your prayer to 794-3055, or call the church at 656-0050.  Prayers will be shared with the Prayer Team and Pastor Tyler.   

 

So, no one told you life was going to be this way?  Join us as we study the enigmatic stories of the first century rabbi named Jesus.  The stories he told transform our thinking and call us to remember that God loves all people, in ways sometimes even we forget.  In this 7 week series you will hear old stories and receive the new lesson that will help you transform your life.
COVID-19  
We continue to monitor the situation as Montana opens in phases. Because we are committed to the health and safety of all, especially our most vulnerable of God’s children.  In Fall of 2020 we will be shifting to a model of community worship and online hybrid worship.  Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

Our Covid-19 protocol and building use guidelines can be found here: www.shilohbillings.church/covid-19/

Updates on worship be posted to www.shilohbillings.church/summer-worship-2020/

Click here to share a prayer online or you can call the church office at 656-0050

 

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