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Pastor’s Corner – July 15, 2018

Over the past year, we have been holding monthly events called Aging Well.  These times of gathering as community and hearing from people in our community have been focused on learning more about issues facing us as we age.  We have learned about Dementia, caring for people with memory loss, veteran’s benefits, holistic living, and normal vs. not normal aging.  The hope for these events has been to gage a need in our community for this kind of offering.  We have been successful, and have had 10-20 people at each learning session, and beyond that the response of what people learn and the peace they have found in the learning has been overwhelming.  People are finding hope and excitement through the knowledge they are gaining and the community they are building.
 
For us to continue next year, we will need to have some folks step into volunteer roles for us to continue.  Currently I am looking for two positions:
 
  1. Event Host
    1. Greet people at events.
    2. Help speakers feel at home by welcoming them to the space.
    3. Assist Pastor Tyler in coordinating groups to provide lunches.

    2.   Calendar Coordinator

  1. Contact potential speakers.
  2. Help Pastor Tyler plan the speaking schedule for next year.

 
If you are interested in helping out, please contact me in the office, by phone or email.  We hope to start this year’s season of Aging Well October 3, at Noon.   
 
Enthusiastic Shalom,
Pastor Tyler 
Scriptures to study this week – Numbers 13:32-33, Philippians 4:5b-7

 
Pastor Tyler’s Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
 
Click to watch the sermon series video.
This Sunday we begin our series on living Unafraid, exploring how we do that biblically and seeking ways to support one another in the Christian walk of freeing ourselves from fear.  During this series we invite you to pray each day to be released from your fears and use this acronym to help you in your prayer life.
 
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

 
  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am 
  • Shiloh 101 –Sunday at 11:30 am
  • Outdoor Movie –Sunday at 8:30 pm – at Grace UMC 
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Unafraid Book Study – Tuesday at 12 noon
  • Bookmobile– Tuesday – at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers– Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • SUMC Book Club – Tuesday at 6:00 pm
  • Writers Group – Wednesday at 6:00 pm
  • Office Closed every Friday during the summer
  • Free Store – Saturday at 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am

 
SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT– The movie for Sunday night will be at Grace UMC at 1935 Ave. B.  The movie is How to Train Your Dragon and will start around 8:30 pm.  Bring a lawn chair and plan on joining us for a wonderful movie and a great family night.  
 
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE– This summer we will be continuing with two worship times at 8 am and 10:15 am.  The 8 am service will use Pastor Dave Merkel’s recorded work for music and sermons from Pastors throughout our area. The 10:15 service will continue with our traditional order of service.  There will be 1 more special Sunday when we will join other United Methodist Churches in our area. The next one will be at Rose Park on August 19th at 10:30 am. 
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWSDuring the summer a variety of activities will be provided instead of the Bible lesson taught during the school year. The schedule for June (held during 2ndservice):
July 15:Outdoor Games
July 22:Craft Packets
July 29:Use packets that are in the worship totes
 
UNAFRAID STUDY AND PRAYER SMALL GROUP–Pastor Kama from First UMC and Pastor Tyler are teaming up to teach this study and prayer series on the book Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times,by Adam Hamilton. This study is for anyone who struggles with fear, worry, or anxiety or wonders how families and communities can live as peacemakers in troubled times.  Unafraidoffers on informed and inspiring message full of practical solutions. One study will be at Shiloh (noon) and one will be at First UMC (5:30 pm).  We hope you will join us.  Please let the office know if you will be attending so we can get a book ordered for you.

 
VOLUNTEER FOR SHILOH –   We need many volunteers to keep this church running and welcoming.  In the hallway in front of the Fellowship Hall is a round table with clipboards and a calendar on it.  There are 2 clipboards asking for Ushers for the first and second service. There is one clipboard asking for Prayer Leaders, and during the summer a Prayer Leader is needed for just second service.  There is one clipboard asking for lawn mowers and in the winter it will be asking for snow removal help.  The last item is a calendar where people can sign up to bring goodies for the Fellowship hour.   We used to pass the clipboards around during the service but this is very distracting for everyone, so we will be trying this method.  We need your help!  So we ask you to please think and pray about what you can do to help keep our church running smoothly.
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL– Vacation Bible School will be at EUMC from August13-15,5:30 – 7:30 pm. This time will be a time of gathering around a meal, crafts, games and Bible stories.  Please contact the church office to learn about registration at 406-259-1897 or office@actyourfaith.org 
 
FREE GARAGE SALE – Trent Ayers will be holding his 9thannual Free, Free, Free Sale at First United Methodist Church on July 28th  from 8:00 am- 2:00 pm. He is asking for donations of blankets, kitchen items, clothes and baby items and other garage sale items.  He then gives everything away.  This free sale also raised $1086.44 for Family Promise last year. If you have anything you would like to donate, you can bring it to the First UMC church, Monday-Friday from 9-5. Please use the 4thAve. entrance. To donate large furniture items you can call Beth Ayers at 860-4473. For more information please call the office at 656-0050.
 

 

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Pastor’s Corner – July 8, 2018

People of Shiloh,

 

This week I will return from Intergenerational Camp at Flathead Lake UM Camp.  Camp always is a powerful reminder that time away in nature can bring new awareness of God’s presence in our lives.  The playfulness of nature gives us a new sense of God’s hope in our own lives, and new perspective to see where life is stirring around us.  The camps of our church were founded for this very purpose and I invite all of us to take advantage of these facilities for an organized camp, family getaway or personal retreat to support your journey of faith and abundant living.  

 

Here is a short description of each of our Montana camps:

 

Flathead Lake is a year-round campground retreat facility.  The camp is bordered by 3,000 feet of pristine shoreline of Flathead Lake and is set amidst 30 acres of lush forest and grounds.  Recreation opportunities  include canoeing, swimming, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, baseball, hiking, fishing, table tennis, camp fire circle .  Facilities include 12 cabins with sleeping capacity of 180, dining hall and retreat center, restroom and shower facilities, large indoor chapel, fire pit area, outdoor chapel area, four classrooms, dock, swimming area, basketball and volleyball courts.  Food services are available for groups of 40-180. Heated cabins support 50 overnight guests during the winter.

 

Luccock Park Camp offers individuals, families and groups of all sizes a mountain setting in paradise ~ literally located in Paradise Valley south of Livingston, Montana.  Luccock Park can offer you the opportunity of many venues.  Take an easy hike to Pine Creek Falls, play basketball on the open court, enjoy an old fashioned game of horse shoes or just pull up a lounge chair and enjoy the peace and quiet that can only be found at Luccock Park.

 

Camp on the Boulder is a pure and holy place set apart from life’s distractions, located on 79 acres set in the Absaroka Mountains of south-central Montana surrounded by wilderness.  Our recreational opportunities include a low ropes course, a PDGA registered Frisbee golf course, mini golf course, volleyball and basketball courts, great hiking and many other recreational activities including fishing on the Boulder River!  

 

Learn more at www.yacumc.org/canpshttp://

Prayers that we all find a glimmer of God’s peace in nature this summer,

Pastor Tyler

 

 
Pastor Tyler’s Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
 
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

 
Worship Service – Sunday  at 8:00 am and 10:15 am 
Adult Bible Study – Sunday  at 9:00 am  
Outdoor Movie – Tonight at 8:30 pm – “Black Panther”
Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
Unafraid Book Study – Tuesday at 12 noon
Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
Blood Drive – Thursday at 8:30 am – 11:45 am
Office Closed every Friday during the summer
Community Garage and Vendor Sale – Saturday at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am

SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT – The movie for Sunday night will be here at Shiloh UMC.  The movie is Black Panther and will start around 8:30 pm.  Bring a lawn chair and plan on joining us for a wonderful movie and a great family night.  The yogurt man and the kettle corn lady will be here. 

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE – This summer we will be continuing with two worship times at 8 am and 10:15 am.  The 8 am service will use Pastor Dave Merkel’s recorded work for music and sermons from Pastors throughout our area. The 10:15 service will continue with our traditional order of service.  There will be 1 more special Sunday when we will join other United Methodist Churches in our area. The next one will be at Rose Park on August 19th  at 10:30 am. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS – During the summer a variety of activities will be provided instead of the Bible lesson taught during the school year.  The schedule for June (held during 2nd service):
July 8: Veggie Tales Video
July 15: Outdoor Games
July 22: Craft Packets
July 29: Use packets that are in the worship totes

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE AND VENDOR SALE – Shiloh is going to do a Garage and Vendor Sale on July 14th from 10am-4pm.  Shiloh members and friends are encouraged to come sell their household goods.  Each garage sale spot is $10 and additional funds will go to support our children’s ministry.  Sign up forms will be in the office and online starting on Monday July 2nd.  Shiloh friends and members can use our tables, but supplies are limited.  Thanks to Brenda Longin, Jen Johnson, and Rachael Wertz for organizing this event. If you know a vendor, they can sign up at https://www.shilohbillings.church/parking-lot-sale/  Garage Sale spots are $10.  Vendor spots are $25.

UNAFRAID STUDY AND PRAYER SMALL GROUP – Starting this Tuesday, July 10th  until August 7th, Pastor Kama from First UMC and Pastor Tyler  will be teaming up to teach this study and prayer series on the book Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times, by Adam Hamilton. This study is for anyone who struggles with fear, worry, or anxiety or wonders how families and communities can live as peacemakers in troubled times.  Unafraid offers on informed and inspiring message full of practical solutions.  One study will be at Shiloh (noon) and one will be at First UMC (5:30 pm).  We hope you will join us.  Please let the office know if you will be attending so we can get a book ordered for you.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – Vacation Bible School will be at EUMC from August 13-15, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. This time will be a time of gathering around a meal, crafts, games and Bible stories.  Please contact the church office to learn about registration at 406-259-1897 or office@actyourfaith.org 

BLOOD DRIVE – Shiloh UMC and United Blood Services are teaming up to support our local hospitals during one on the hardest times of the year!  This summer is especially difficult as the need for blood has nearly tripled and the amount of donors we are seeing have decreased by 45%.  This makes keeping the blood supply up, a very hard task.  So we are partnering with United Blood Services on July 12th from 8:30 am – 11:45 am to help make sure we can keep our hospitals stocked with the lifesaving blood they need! You are important as a donor because with every donation you give saves up to 3 lives. 

If you donate on July 12th you will be entered to win a $300.00 DQ or ice cream card.  

We ask that each of you talk with your coworkers, friends, family and students ask them to please sign up to save up to 3 lives on July 12th.

RELAY FOR LIFE – The Relay for Life team will be selling luminarias for $10.00 each.  The luminarias will be placed around the track at West High the night of July 13th and can be bought in honor of a loved one or in memory of a loved one who lost their battle with cancer.  This is the last week to purchase them.  Someone will be in the Fellowship Hall after service to assist you.  


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