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Pastor's Weekly Message June 18 2018

Dear Friends,

It was good to be with you again in worship after being away the previous Sunday because of our Annual Conference session in Ogden, UT.  On June 9th “history was made as…members of the Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain Annual Conferences overwhelmingly voted to become one:  The Mountain Sky Conference.  This vote culminated many years of discussions, task forces, and committees.  It included the voices of hundreds of United Methodists throughout our area who gave input to help refine the Plan of Union,” wrote Bishop Karen Oliveto in commenting on this historic action. 

Yesterday in worship at Hope United Methodist Church we celebrated Father’s Day, and the unique role fathers play in our lives.  All men in worship on Sunday were offered candy bars as a token of our appreciation for their love and care.

In worship we talked about the mustard seed, which Jesus used to demonstrate that truly big, significant things can emerge from very humble, small beginnings.  As part of my sermon, I shared these words from an unknown author titled, The Impact of One.  Our contribution, however small, can have a big impact.

One song can spark a moment,

One flower can wake the dream.

One tree can start a forest,

One bird can herald spring.

One smile begins a friendship,

One handclasp lifts a soul.

One star can guide a ship at sea,

One word can frame the goal.

One vote can change a nation,

One sunbeam lights a room.

One candle wipes out darkness,

One laugh will conquer gloom.

One step must start each journey,

One word must start each prayer.

One hope will raise our spirits,

 One touch can show you care.

One voice can speak with wisdom,

One heart can know what’s true.

One life can make a difference,

And may that one be you, and me, too!

WCI Team Hope meets on Monday, June 18th and Monday, June 25th at 1:00 p.m. both weeks.

Also, WCI Team Hope will begin the second phase of its work this Saturday, June 23rd beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Please join us next Sunday in worship at 9:00 a.m. as it will be my last Sunday as pastor at Hope United Methodist Church.  We will have special music during worship and a reception after worship in honor of my retirement.  Please plan to attend if you are able.  I will truly miss you if you are not able to attend.

See you in worship,

Pastor Gary Geiman

Hope United Methodist Church

244 E. Wicks Lane

Billings, MT 59105