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Community Resource Guide

This guide has numbers to a variety of community resources that help with different needs people my have. Data was taken from http://www.montana211.org and updated information can be found there.
 
Community Services List – This is a document that if printed double sided makes a easy brochure.
 

Shiloh Community Garden

The Shiloh community garden is a partnership between members of our church community and the Billings community.  Plots are available for purchase in the spring.  Each person is asked to care for their plot, and to help caring for a larger plot that shares its bounty with the United Methodist Free Store and the Montana Rescue Mission. Click here to go to  our community garden page to learn more.  

 

 
 
 

The Free Store

 
You can donate at Evangelical UMC on Broadwater Avenue from 8:30am – 12pm, Wednesday and Saturday
 
Greetings to all Shiloh United Methodists! Our Mission Team has met and developed a calendar for 2024. The Mission projects we are looking at include supporting our children’s ministry, unhoused youth, Murdered and Missing Indigenous women and girls, back to school drive, veterans, a possible diaper drive with the other United Methodist churches in town, suicide prevention, community garden, and Free Store, to name a few. However, for the next six weeks of Lent, we would like to focus primarily on the Free Store.
 
The Free Store is a nonprofit organization that is sponsored by a consortium of four Methodist churches in Billings. The store is located at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 345 Broadwater Avenue. The store has been in continuous operation since 2011 and relies on donations of clean, usable clothing and household goods as well as financial support to assist with the expenses of utilities, packaging supplies and janitorial services. The store has been and is currently operated with an all-volunteer staff.
 
Shiloh UMC also provides lunches in rotation with the other churches. Last year approximately 2500 lunches were provided to the people visiting the Free Store. During the next six weeks, you will be getting to know the Free Store a little better. We believe that God is leading us to increase our support with the Free Store and we want you to understand more about the services, people and mission this wonderful organization offers to our community.
 
Blessings to you all during this Lenten Season and know that God is working with all of us to develop a deeper connection to our faith and all those who we serve in our church, our community and our world.
You can become involved by volunteering your time while the Store is open, by donating items (linens, kitchen items, clothing), or by donating money to help meet the $200.00/month rent and utility costs. Please contact Peg Parker: 406-690-6370 or at pjayco44@gmail.com.
 

Mitten Ministry

One member of our congregation, Darlene Newstrom, has a ministry of mittens for those who need them in our community. Community members throughout Billings have begun to take part in this ministry. Mittens have been offered to the HUB, Montana Rescue Mission, Yellowstone Free Store, and more. If you would like to support Darlene, please contact the church. You can donate to this ministry by giving fleece for the inside of the mittens or old wool overcoats for the outside of the mittens. Learn more in the video below:
 

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Billings Habitat for Humanity

Shiloh UMC is a supporter of the Mid-Yellowstone Valley Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. As such, Shiloh has volunteered to provide lunches on several occasions for the volunteer work crews on Saturdays. We have been coordinating with other Methodist churches in the Billings Area by providing these lunches on a quarterly basis. Volunteers from Shiloh have included numerous members of the congregation through the Missions Committee. Recently, the Missions Committee pledged to support the upcoming Apostles Build that includes monetary donations from several churches of various denominations as well as other community groups.