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Diddy for the day…
Brush up on your Bible…. It prevents Truth decay! Ha!
Ok I am a day late, but yesterday was an exceptionally busy day… sorry. First thing don’t forget to vote!
I am in the office today to do the newsletter… so, if you have anything you would like to add, please let me know very quickly today. Remember, the last Wednesday of the month is usually the deadline, unless the Wednesday is the very last day of the month… then its Monday.
1. Don’t forget the shoebox ministry is still going. There are some boxes with instructions inside at the church or you can donate $30.00 and we will do it for you.
2. Don’t forget the Fall Fund Raiser that will continue until the end of December. We would like to balance the shortfall in our church budget. The items which need funds are scholarship, hospital and a few bills leftover from the parsonage remodel. If there are any extra funds… then those will be set aside for the needed flooring
in the church and fellowship hall.
3. If anyone is interested in finding a new home for the organ in the church… please contact Pastor Walter.
4. There is Amplified Youth and Bible study tonight.
5. Oct. 13th is a YOUTH FUND RAISER… There will be a Chili Cookoff, BBQ, Music, Raffle and Auction. If you have any items you would like to donate…Contact Christie. You need to come that Sunday! Fun and Food is always a GOOD COMBO!
6. On Oct. 30th is the 5th Sunday Sing Sing at the New Fellowship Church.
7. Oct. 31st is the Community Women’s Bible study at 6:30 pm.
8. Nov. 5th is the Frio Canyon Homemaker’s meeting in Tinkum Hall.
9. Nov. 7th the Men’s Breakfast will meet at the First Baptist Church.
10. The UMW meeting will be on Nov. 9th so we can pack the Shoeboxes for the children and get those in the mail on time.
11. There is NO YOUTH GROUP MEETING on Nov. 23rd.
12. Of Course, Nov. 24th is TURKEY DAY! Everyone should think about all the blessings they have and recite those on Thanksgiving.
13. Nov. 26th (Saturday) is Christmas on the Square!
14. SAVE THE DATE… Jan. 28th… Painting with Scripture! More information to come in the near future!
Well that is about all the news and updates I have for now…
I will leave you with this chuckle… The Church is gift from GOD… Some assembly required!
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Once again election season is upon us! As I write this early voting has already begun, and the clock is quickly counting down to election day. And yet, the ads continue as do the heated debates on social media, and it seems like more and more voter guides are available for those handful of undecided voters.
Yes, election season is upon us.
This election season has been a challenging one full of division and hate. Much like the parable of the Speck and the Log in Matthew 7: 1 – 5, we have been able to watch our political candidates point out each other’s flaws while dismissing their own. This has not only been consistent with the candidates, but many of their supporters as well. Rather than talk about the issues affect-ing our country, we have made it personal. We really don’t want to admit it but our hearts have been hardened towards those with whom we disagree. Is this really how we should live and vote or are we called to something better?
On October 6, 1774, John Wesley wrote some very wise words concerning the privilege to vote:
“I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them
1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy
2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against, and
3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.”
This election year, I encourage you to go and vote if you haven’t already. But when you do, follow the advice of the founder of Methodism. Go and vote for the candidate you judge most worthy, and regardless of the outcome don’t harbor hate in your heart. Don’t speak evil of the person for whom you didn’t vote for, or idolize the person you did. Make sure that you don’t hold a grudge against those who voted differently. Don’t worry about trying to change their hearts or minds, just love them for who they are. If we could do this could you imagine how different our world might be?
Grace and Peace,
|History of the United Methodist Church
On April 23, 1968, The United Methodist Church was created when Bishop Reuben H. Mueller, representing The Evangelical United Brethren Church, and Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke of The Methodist Church joined hands at the constituting General Conference in Dallas, Texas. With the words, "Lord of the Church, we are united in Thee, in Thy Church and now in The United Methodist Church," the new denomination was given birth by two churches that had distinguished histories and influential ministries in various parts of the world.
Theological traditions steeped in the Protestant Reformation and Wesleyanism, similar ecclesiastical structures, and relationships that dated back almost two hundred years facilitated the union. In the Evangelical United Brethren heritage, for example, Philip William Otterbein, the principal founder of the United Brethren in Christ, assisted in the ordination of Francis Asbury to the superintendency of American Methodist work. Jacob Albright, through whose religious experience and leadership the Evangelical Association was begun, was nurtured in a Methodist class meeting following his conversion.
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