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Pastor's Weekly Message May 21 2018
Yesterday in worship Hope United Methodist Church, we were honored to have in attendance Rev. Jim Heikes and his wife, Rev. Dee Anna. Pastor Jim, who will be the new pastor at Hope UMC starting July 1, 2018, came to attend a Worship Committee meeting. Welcome, Jim and Dee, may your move to Billings be uneventful and smooth.
Yesterday was Pentecost Sunday, and we talked about the reality of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church. Amazing things happened when the Holy Spirit fell upon the early disciples, and amazing things still happen when the Holy Spirit shows up today. The power of God, faith in Jesus Christ, and the workings of the Holy Spirit still are present in our world today. When we open our hearts and our lives to the Holy Spirit, invite Godís presence into our lives and into our churches, we too will experience truly amazing things. Come, Holy Spirit, come!
Our Whole Church Initiative (WCI) Team has been meeting for several weeks now. Soon, we will be receiving special training in starting new ministries and reaching out in new ways into our community. As a part of the WCI process, our congregation will be invited to participate in a 360 Readiness Survey to help identify our strengths and weaknesses and growing edges as a congregation. More information will be coming in the days ahead, so please look for your special invitation to fill out this 20-minute, online survey.
Members of Hope United Methodist Church are invited to a Graduation Party for Shayna Armer and Johnny Fowler on Saturday, May 26th at Hawthorne Park from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Peace with Justice Sunday with special offering will be observed on Sunday, May 27th.
Graduation Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday, May 27th.
Please bring your Health, Hygiene, and School Kit items to the church by June 3rd so they can be transported to Annual Conference. Lists were included in the last church newsletter.
Thanks to those from the Menís Breakfast Group, who came to church and did lawn work this morning!
See you in worship,
Pastor Gary Geiman
Hope United Methodist Church
244 E. Wicks Lane
Billings, MT 59105