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Pastor's Weekly Message Nov 5 2018

Good Morning, People of Hope!

Yesterday was Consecration Sunday.  Not only did we consecrate our gifts to God and the ministries of Hope UMC, we consecrated ourselves, as well, to Godís purposes in our world.  Our challenge is to do good, to do no harm, and to stay in love with God.  Thank you to all who participated in any way.  Iím looking forward to the time we have together and to future prospects for Hope UMC as our ministry in Billings unfolds.  God has both purpose and mission for us as we seek to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.

ĎA Way Forwardí workshop was held yesterday at 1st UMC for all interested people in the five UM churches in Billings.  About forty people attended as we considered the merits and demerits of three plans that will be placed before a Special Session of General Conference to be held in February.  Outlines of the plans are available in the church office; more information can be gathered from the Internet.  See me for additional details (406-459-8027).

Our Finance Committee is meeting Thursday to evaluate our Generosity Cards, and to work on our 2019 budget.   Charge Conference is coming up on November 29, so it is time to focus on the business of the church.  The Lay Leadership Team is at work preparing a slate of officers for 2019 to be voted on at the Charge Conference.  This is also the time we adjust our membership rolls.  As you can see, we will need your voices and your thoughts.  I hope you can attend:  November 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Shiloh UMC.

Reminders:

The Tech Team is meeting this Tuesday at 7:00.

The Wednesday activities will as regularly scheduled this week.

The UMW unit meeting is this Saturday at 9:00 a.m.  Remember your coins for the World Thank Offering.  

Inspiration:

            ďThe earth is the Lordís and all that is in it,

the world, and those who live in it;

            For the Lord has founded it on the seas,

            and established in on the rivers.

            Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?

            And who shall stand in Godís holy place?

            Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,

            who do not lift up their souls to what is false,

            and do not swear deceitfully.Ē

                                                Psalm 24: 1Ė4

May Godís blessing be with you, and with those whom you love.

Shalom,

Jim

Hope United Methodist Church

244 E. Wicks Lane

Billings, MT 59105