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December 24, 2017 – Pastor’s Corner

A message from our Pastor – 

We hope you can join us at Shiloh this Christmas Eve,

Our hope is that Christmas Eve worship service provides a place for you to unplug, reconnect your soul, and discover what God might be doing in your life.  Whether you are experiencing stress, joy, sorrow, love, chaos or peace this season, we believe Shiloh can be a place where you can find your grounding in God’s love.  

As a child I went to Christmas Eve Services and there was a sense of excitement.  I am sure some of the anticipation was about unwrapping presents, but under that there was also something more.  As an adult, I find that the Christmas season draws me in five different directions and then I hear songs like “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” They draw me back to know life is about more than the hustle and bustle.  The birth of Jesus happened amidst the chaos and it was God’s attempt to break through to us with love, and invite us to live a life grounded in the ways of peace that Jesus teaches.

However you come to Christmas Eve, we hope that you experience love born anew.  A love that overcomes the strains of this world, that empowers us to live fully, and who invites us to care for one another in powerful new way.  

Wishing you the Peace of Christmas,
               Pastor Tyler

Reminders for the Shiloh Community

Worship on Sunday – Unwrapping Christmas
Video – https://www.facebook.com/shilohbillings.church/videos/1801906159831521/
 
This Advent season we will be exploring how we can seek the expectation of Jesus in our everyday Christmas preparation. Each week we will explore a different biblical character in the Advent story alongside an everyday part of this season, for example the first Sunday we will explore unpacking those Christmas boxes alongside the story of Zechariah. Join us as we unwrap Christmas this year and see where God’s love enters the world for you.

If you missed last weeks sermons go to: https://www.shilohbillings.church/sermonslisten/


Worship on regular Sundays begins at 8:00 am and 10:15 am on Sunday and childcare is provided. 

  • Christmas Eve Worship Services:  
    • Traditional Service – 8:00 am
    • Children’s Christmas Pageant – 10:15 am
    • Candlelight Services –  5:00 pm and 7:00 pm
  • Office closed – Monday December 25th through Friday, December 29th
  • Sandwich Making – Friday, December 29th at 12 noon
  • One New Year’s Eve Worship Service @ 9:00 am
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    SUNDAY SCHOOL The Christmas pageant will be today on December 24th at 10:15 am for all children.  There will be no Sunday School on December 31st.  Activity packets will be available for the children to do while in church.
     
    FREE STORE – The Free Store thanks Jerry Stanhope for making toppers for the clothing racks.  This adds display area, which is so needed.  Our shortages continue to focus on bedding: any size and any item.  Sofa pillows ae also welcome as the shoppers use them for bed pillows when no bed pillows are available, which is most of the time!  The shoppers and we volunteers are so appreciative of the support you give us.  Happy Holidays.
     
    CRAFT AND BAKE SALE –   The Children’s/Youth Ministry would like to thank all the many people that made this project such a financial success.  Thanks to those who publicized the sale, those who made/bought and baked items for the sale.  Thank you to the many generous people who donated money beyond the cost of their purchase.  Our youth group will have $570.25 for future mission projects. 
     
    THINGS TO DO AT SHILOHUshers and Prayer Leaders are always needed.  There are clipboards in the Fellowship hall to sign up for these opportunities to volunteer.    Snow season is upon us and volunteers are needed to help clear the snow from the sidewalks. Sunday school teachers and helpers are always needed.  Our young people need you as a leader, mentor, and helper.  Two people must always be present in the classroom to fulfill the Safe Sanctuary Policy.  Please consider this ministry for one month during the year. The cookie cupboard is rather empty.  Anyone interested in filling the freezer with goodies of your choice, please do so.  Sharing coffee and goodies on Sundays with visitors and church family is so important to our hospitality.
     
    BOOK REVIEW – Shiloh’s Book Review group will meet on January 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the church.  The book for this discussion is a classic: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.  Everyone is welcome.   
     
    SHILOH 101 – COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR –The first Sunday of each month, Pastor Tyler will be hosting coffee with the Pastor at 11:30 am.  This is a chance, especially if you are interested in joining the church, to visit with Pastor Tyler and learn a little bit about Shiloh UMC.  Or just come and have a cup of coffee and a time of fellowship.
     
    SUPPORT MESSY CHURCH – UMW has raffle tickets available for the handmade quilt that is on display in the Fellowship Room.  The quilt was made by Virginia Thorson.  She and her husband, Harold, were among the worker-bees of the church before passing.  The proceeds will support Messy Church.  The drawing will take place December 24th

Come join us as we partner with God!
Please visit our webpage www.ShilohBillings.church

 
 

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December 17, 2017 – Pastor’s Corner

A message from our Pastor – 

Before you get to the pastors corner today, I have a challenge for each of you.  Tomorrow in worship please wear your Christmas (aka ugly) sweaters to church, if you have them.  

Blessings, 

Pastor Tyler

P.S.  I am looking for an individual who would partner with me to continue to expand our ministry of aging well, through programs like the Lunch and Learn, Demystifying Dementia and others.  If you are interested please contact me directly.
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Today’s Pastor’s Corner is brought to you by Sally McConnell our Yellowstone Conference Missions Coordinator.  If you have more questions about this work please contact Pastor Tyler or Sally McConnell.
 
The people of Yellowstone Conference continue to make ministry happen in the East Angola Conference of the United Methodist Church. Gloria Edwards (Bozeman UMC) and Joanna Griffin (Whitefish UMC) visited eight churches and their pastors and church leaders this November as a way of continuing our partnership with them. It’s a way for us to hear their stories, and for them to hear ours. It is through this kind of personal exchange that we strengthen our connections as followers of Jesus.
 
“Support of a pastor makes the present tolerable and the future worth waiting for.”
– Missionary Ken Koome
 
A few years ago, Angola’s economy was looking up. Schools, infrastructure, and businesses were being built. But 90% of their economy was based on oil, so when the price of oil plummeted, their economy tanked. And the people most impacted are those in the rural area. The Kwanza, the Angolan money, has lost 30 – 40% of its value.
 
Our Christian brothers and sisters need your help. What else could you do this Christmas to make such a difference to Christians who are in such need? The salary support of $50 a month that the people of Yellowstone Conference provides to 66 pastors is the ONLY cash income they receive. Is this not what we hope most of all this Christmas: to make a difference that matters to God and to God’s people?
 
“I love bringing people to the church, to teach people
about the Bible and kindness.”  – Pastor Andriano Joao Tchindongo
 
Your continued support of pastors is needed. You can give through your church using Advance # 3021453 (Angola pastor support) on the memo line, or give online by going to www.umcmission.org and go to ‘donate’ and use the above Advance #.
 
May this season of Advent be a blessed one for you,
Sally McConnell, Yellowstone Conference Missions Coordinator

Reminders for the Shiloh Community

Worship on Sunday – Unwrapping Christmas – “Unwanted Gifts”
Video – https://www.facebook.com/shilohbillings.church/videos/1801906159831521/
 
This Advent season we will be exploring how we can seek the expectation of Jesus in our everyday Christmas preparation. Each week we will explore a different biblical character in the Advent story alongside an everyday part of this season, for example the first Sunday we will explore unpacking those Christmas boxes alongside the story of Zechariah. Join us as we unwrap Christmas this year and see where God’s love enters the world for you.

If you missed last weeks sermons go to: https://www.shilohbillings.church/sermonslisten/



Worship on regular Sundays begins at 8:00 am and 10:15 am on Sunday and childcare is provided. 

  • Choir Practice – Today at 9:00 am
  • Adult Bible Study – Today at 9:00 am
  • Band Practice – Today at 9:15 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Today after Children’s Message
  • Chime Practice – Today at 11:30 am
  • 406 Youth Ministry – Christmas Party 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Bookmobile Tuesday at 12:30 pm
  • Care Givers Group – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • God Hunger/Lunch with the Pastor – Wednesday at 11:30 am
  • Interfaith Solstice Service – Thursday at 7:00 pm
  • Christmas Eve Worship Services:  
    • Traditional Service – 8:00 am
    • Children’s Christmas Pageant – 10:15 am
    • Candlelight Services –  5:00 pm and 7:00 pm
  • One New Year’s Eve Worship Service @ 9:00 am

SUNDAY SCHOOL The Christmas pageant will be on December 24th at 10:15 am for all children.  Please have the children at the church by 9:45 am for costume fitting.  There will be no Sunday School on December 31st.  Activity packets will be available for the children to do while in church.
 
INTERFAITH SOLSTICE SERVICE – We will host a first for Billings, an InterFaith solstice service at Shiloh UMC with our Jewish Community on December 21st at 7:00 pm.  This service will feature music and reflections on “Leaning Toward the Light” by members of our Christian community and their Jewish community.  Each reflection will be rooted in our traditions and looking toward the reality that from the 21st on there is more light each day until summer. 
 
MISSION’S GIVING TREE – The “Giving Tree” has cards for gifts for people at St. John’s, Tumbleweed and the Veteran’s home. The cards from St. John’s have the requests on the back of the card with the item and size that is needed. The Veterans are asking for gift cards from Wal-Mart and Tumbleweed youth are asking for gift cards for gas or from Target and Wal-Mart.  Please have your packages under the tree and your gift cards into the office to be placed in the safe by today.  Thank you for your help making this a better Christmas for many people.
 
FREE STORE – The Free Store thanks Jerry Stanhope for making toppers for the clothing racks.  This adds display area, which is so needed.  Our shortages continue to focus on bedding: any size and any item.  Sofa pillows ae also welcome as the shoppers use them for bed pillows when no bed pillows are available, which is most of the time!  The shoppers and we volunteers are so appreciative of the support you give us.  Happy Holidays.
 
CRAFT AND BAKE SALE –   The Children’s/Youth Ministry would like to thank all the many people that made this project such a financial success.  Thanks to those who publicized the sale, those who made/bought and baked items for the sale.  Thank you to the many generous people who donated money beyond the cost of their purchase.  Our youth group will have $570.25 for future mission projects. 
 
ASANTONI SANA Sally Kent would like to thank everyone who bought crafts from the ladies of Tanzania.  She will be taking back $1,400.00 to the artists who created the items you bought. 
 
CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS Share warm Christmas greetings with your Shiloh family without the postage.  Simply bring a stocking with your family’s name on it, hang it in the Fellowship Hall and enjoy exchanging Christmas wishes with your friends at Shiloh UMC.  There will be a list on the table in the Fellowship hall for you to take home with the names of the people who have hung stockings.
 
THINGS TO DO AT SHILOHUshers and Prayer Leaders are always needed.  There are clipboards in the Fellowship hall to sign up for these opportunities to volunteer.    Snow season is upon us and volunteers are needed to help clear the snow from the sidewalks. Sunday school teachers and helpers are always needed.  Our young people need you as a leader, mentor, and helper.  Two people must always be present in the classroom to fulfill the Safe Sanctuary Policy.  Please consider this ministry for one month during the year. The cookie cupboard is rather empty.  Anyone interested in filling the freezer with goodies of your choice, please do so.  Sharing coffee and goodies on Sundays with visitors and church family is so important to our hospitality.
 
BOOK REVIEW – Shiloh’s Book Review group will meet on January 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the church.  The book for this discussion is a classic: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.  Everyone is welcome.   
 
SHILOH 101 – COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR –The first Sunday of each month, Pastor Tyler will be hosting coffee with the Pastor at 11:30 am.  This is a chance, especially if you are interested in joining the church, to visit with Pastor Tyler and learn a little bit about Shiloh UMC.  Or just come and have a cup of coffee and a time of fellowship.  (January’s time will be 9:00-10:00am instead.)
 
SUPPORT MESSY CHURCH – UMW has raffle tickets available for the handmade quilt that is on display in the Fellowship Room.  The quilt was made by Virginia Thorson.  She and her husband, Harold, were among the worker-bees of the church before passing.  The proceeds will support Messy Church.  The drawing will take place December 24th

Come join us as we partner with God!
Please visit our webpage www.ShilohBillings.church

 
 

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