"Through the power of Christ, we are learning to live in simplicity, thankfulness, contentment and
generosity in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana."

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

A wonderful Wednesday!

 
Twenty-four came out on a frigid evening for Worship On Wednesday! Belinda offered a wonderful look at Amazing Grace and the members of Sunrise (Cleo was absent tonight) shared the music.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

WOW at The Living Center

Worship on Wednesday (WOW) tomorrow at The Living Center, 6 pm, in the 2nd floor chapel.

Music by Sunshine - a reflection - and communion.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Scripture lessons for February 25

El Greco
The scripture lessons for the Second Sunday in Lent are 1 Peter 3:18-22 and Mark11:12-19.

Disaster Response for Blackfeet United Methodist Parish

Multiple winter storms with large amounts of snow, high winds and subzero temperatures have impacted the state of Montana. According to Weather.com, "Some parts of the Montana Rockies have seen more than 40 feet of snow this season so far, while some towns are seeing record snow."

Because of this record snowfall, the Yellowstone Conference has initiated a disaster response plan for the communities around Blackfeet United Methodist Parish (BUMP) in northwestern Montana. Approximately 15,000 people are affected in the Blackfeet reservation. Mountain Sky Area Bishop Karen Oliveto has requested an emergency grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Yellowstone Conference also has a Disaster Relief Fund and you can give online: www.yacumc.org/donate.

In addition to your donations and prayers, these are the current needs that BUMP is requesting:
  • Firewood and supplies, plus chainsaws
  • Water and food, including meats, potatoes, coffee, canned goods, baby food
  • Personal hygiene products, such as diapers, wipes, feminine care
  • Trucks, trailers, sleds and snowmobiles
  • Fuel (diesel and gas)
Volunteers are also needed to assist BUMP as the church has become an emergency shelter. Pastor Dawn Maurer Skerritt, as Yellowstone Conference Disaster Response Coordinator, will organize volunteer teams for BUMP. If you would like to volunteer or provide supplies from the list above, please contact Dawn by email: pastordawn.cfumc@gmail.com or by phone: 406-260-5562. Thank you for your prayers and support!

This week @ Stevi UMC

Monday:

9:30 am, Bible study @ The Living Center
6:00 pm, Trustees
7:00 pm, Living Clean

Tuesday:
Newsletter deadline
7:00 pm, Choir

Wednesday:
8:00 am, WIC
10:00 am, Invitation to Genesis
6:00 pm, WOW @ The Living Center

Thursday:
6:00 pm, Cub Scouts

Friday:
10:00 am, Drop-in Bible Study @ Doris T.

Sunday:
9:00 am, Invitation to Genesis
9:15 am, Whirl Children's Ministry
9:15 am, Collaborate Youth Ministry
10:15 am, Praise music
10:30 am, Worship
11:30 am, Fellowship
11:45 am, Chimes 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Giving opportunity



First Sunday in Lent


A white, icy, and cold day was in store for the Bitterroot Valley and many area roads were difficult if not impossible to traverse. The hardy folk who made their way to the Stevi UMC this morning were both blessed and a blessing!
 
Dave Lockman stepped in for the choir and offered a special solo for the anthem. Pastor Charles' began the Lenten sermon series, The Final Week, with a look at Jesus' entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. The sermon, "What kind of king is Jesus?" was taken from Mark 11:1-11. 

Thanks this morning to: Hazen & Katie Rose (Acolytes),
Dave Lockman (Praise music/anthem), Belinda Alkula (Power point), joey & Dean Diers (Greeters/ushers/offering counters), Julie Ludington (Piano), Sara Malo (Video), and Mary Costello, Fran Jackson, and Roberta Zelinski  (Fellowship).