Hello good people of Shields Valley UMC,
I hope you are keeping grounded in this wind while you enjoy this beautiful fall! I am working with the pastors of Montana on being brave leaders while creating courageous cultures based on Brené Brown's work. This week in my reading I came across this quote which has me pondering. Ibram Kendi quotes a movie when he writes, "Fear is not real. It is a product of our imagination. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice." What does it look like for us to choose courage in the face of danger as people of faith? This is worth pondering.
This Sunday, November 21st, Pastor Patti will be preaching at Grace (8:00), Pine Creek (9:30), Holbrook (11:00). We’ll also be live on Zoom at 9:30. Meeting ID # 794 678 137 Passcode: hopelives
November 28th will be Brunch, Songs, and Surprises at Holbrook at 11:00.
Livingston Warming Center The Warming Center is open every night from November through March to host those without homes or adequate shelter. We are collecting items to support this important work. Let’s help keep our neighbors warm this winter. Bring items to church by Dec. 12th. Adult sized winter gloves and beanies, twin sheets and easy to wash blankets, pillowcases, night lights, sleeping bags and tents, toilet paper, and paper products (paper plates, bowls, hot or cold cups, plastic silverware, paper towels) We are also accepting financial donations. Notate on your check “warming Center.”
Salvation Army Kettle Bell Ringing Dec. 3-5 We need ringers to stand by the Salvation Army kettles at Town & Country and Albertsons on Friday, Dec. 3rd and Saturday Dec. 4th from 2:00-6:00, and Sunday Dec. 5th from noon to 4. We will have 2-hour shifts. We are partnering with the Episcopalians this year! Sign up for a 2-hour shift by replying to this email or signing up at church. All money collected stays in Park County (less a small administrative fee for the Salvation Army.) Funds are managed by the Park County Ministerial Association for those in need in the county.
Christmas Eve Plan
We will have 3 worship services on Christmas Eve. Pick the best option for you and your family!
Zoom at Noon
Pine Creek at 5:30 pm
Holbrook at 7:30 pm
May the Lord Bless you and Keep you!
Park County United Methodist Ministries
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