The month of December was full of many happenings with our parish family.
Starting off with the Bell ringing for the Salvation Army December 1-3 a grand total of $2,395.14 was raised!
On December 10th Holbrook hosted the Livingston Community Choir.
December 21st a Blue Christmas service was held at Holbrook Chapel.
December 24th special Christmas Eve services were held at both Holbrook and Pine Creek had a candlelight service.
December 31st Holbrook hosted a Community Bingo Event!
We are so thankful for such a full year and can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for 2024!!
District Superintendent's Visit
District Superintendent Lynn Jackson-Miller visited Park County on August 20. There was a potluck and afterwards Lynn spoke to the Park County United Methodists.
Shields Valley Old Settler Days
Bob Eyman is seated with the other past Grand Marshals. He is seated next to his wife Loraine. Mark & Susanne McMinn, Barb Britt, Pastor Mari-Emilie, and Walt stopped by to visit with them.
Bozeman UMC Family Camp
August 26: Pastor Mari-Emilie and her husband Walt went to the Bozeman UMC Family Camp at Luccock Park. They had fun singing songs around the campfire. Sunday, they enjoyed worshipping at a service outdoors.
Folks from Park County enjoyed joining up with other United Women in Faith members at the gathering on July 29th at Beley Manor in Harlowton. There was a report from the President of UWF Big Horn District and an update from Rev. Sue King about the Angola trip (there is another trip being planned – contact Sue if interested). All enjoyed fellowship and worship with each other. Those who attended also left with some starter for Amish Friendship Bread.
Ice Cream and Cake Social at Nursing Homes
This event on July 30th was a success and enjoyed by everyone there! The guests at Frontier Assisted Living, Caslen Assisted Living, and Livingston Health and Rehab Center (formerly Evergreen) enjoyed colorful cake, Wilcoxson's ice cream and delightful music during the visits from Park County UM Ministries. A big thanks to all who participated!
Happy Thursday all!
We hope you all have a great weekend! Be sure to check out the information on Songfest II, back by popular demand!
On Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11, Bozeman United Methodist Church will host the Fresh Expressions Conference. This conference offers training on creating events for people who don’t come to church. Let’s get a group to go. If you have any questions, you can contact Pastor Mari-Emilie.
Here's to a blustery weekend. Stay warm and safe out there!
There will be no office hours Thursday, Nov. 24, for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Jack will be in the office on Tuesday morning at his usual time.
I hope you're staying warm during this cold and snowy week!
A word From Rev. Fred Amborn:
Bishop, Karen Oliveto has appointed me as your interim pastor effective Nov 1 through Dec 31. I will not be changing into anything, but rather assisting you in the rimes and rhythms the parish life. I have been asked to help with the prep and carrying out of the Annual Church Charge Conference. The flow of Sunday worship will remain the same. We will have a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Service. Also, I am available, as I have been, for pastoral care. You can reach me at (406) 223-3771.
I hope you are staying warm on this snowy and chilly day. Be sure to check out the news below as we have some exciting transitions taking place through the holiday season and beyond!
A Message from Reverend Fred
"It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night."
This is the time of year when we are invited into a spirit of thanksgiving. Where we experienced grace? Where have we experienced love? Where have we experienced joy?
Where have we experienced forgiveness? Where have we experienced kindness? Where have we experienced a helping hand?
Some seasons it is easy to reflect on thanksgiving because of the abundance we have experienced. Our songs of thanksgiving echo through the valleys.
Some seasons it may be more difficult in that we experience major trauma, loss, or loss. Still we can discover things for which to be thankful, but the thanksgiving song may be more hushed and muted.
However you are experiencing life in this season, be open and aware of the things in your life for which you can give thanks. ~ Shalom, Rev. Fred
Here's a look at what's happened and what's ahead for Park County United Methodist Ministries.
During this month's Church beyond the walls, we need volunteers to help clean the soup kitchen. This will take place starting at 8:30am on Sunday, Oct. 30. Plan to meet at the soup kitchen ready to roll up your sleeves and give a thorough cleansing!!
Members and guests of Park County United Methodist Parish gathered at Holbrook UMC for worship followed by an extremely enlightening presentation by David Riggs of the non-profit organization, K9 Care Montana, Inc. located west of Livingston He was accompanied by his service dog, 'Grizzly' David shared a bit of his personal history and then explained his work in training service dogs and their placement at no cost with wounded warriors and children who experience autism. He has been engaged in this pursuit since 2009 and operates entirely on the support and donations of the public. Together, David and 'Grizzly' demonstrated some of the tasks that service dogs can perform
A delicious buffet lunch was served by members of Holbrook Church following the presentation.
Good morning everyone,
Enjoy the last of the warmth before we drop into some snowy/rainy and much cooler weather!
Brunch, Songs, and Surprises
On the fourth Sunday, at the 11:00am service, Holbrook will host David Riggs, the Founder and CEO of K9 Care Montana, Inc., a service corporation which trains and provides free of charge service dogs for veterans and autistic children. They also cover veterinarian services and dog food for the first year after delivering a service dog to a recipient. David himself is a “wounded warrior” and started K9 Care to help fellow vets. They currently have 12 new service dog projects in various stages of the training process, including 2 of which are Autism Service Dogs. They are presently constructing a new 2,250 sq. ft. training facility located between Livingston and Bozeman. David will bring his dog with him when he comes to speak. We are spreading the word and inviting anyone interested to come – it’s part of our Methodist community service program. After the program/service, we will serve brunch.
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