(Note: “Getting Acquainted” hasn’t happen yet, sorry. Watch for one in October.)
From the Pastor:
School will be starting next week and September will soon be upon us. This is a time when the church gets back into its fall schedule. We look forward, I Hope, to getting back into our normal routines. As I have been thinking about this, I was reminded about how our attitude and energy can make a big difference in how things turn out.
The things we create have energy. A meal we cook, a task we perform, no matter how big or small, they all have energy. What we do contains our energy, the emotional energy and attitude we put into it. Have you ever cooked a meal when you felt angry and disturbed, hurried and harried? Have you noticed the difference when you cook that meal in a loving frame of mind? Merely doing the job isn’t always enough. We need to do the job with our best energy, our most positive emotional and mental attitude.
As we start this new season, let us take time before we begin a task to become conscious of the energy that we have to put into it. How do you want that energy to be reflected and seen by others? Make conscious, deliberate choices. The larger the task, the more time you may want to spend developing your ideas about it. Experiment with your ideas. See how much better people around you feel when you do something in love. You might even discover much more joy and pleasure in the work and activities you do.
I know that this sounds like it will take a great deal of time, which we say we don’t have, but there is much joy in doing things as labor of love. Joy for us, others, and God.
Yours in Christ,
Choir practice to start: Our choir practice starts on Monday, September 8, 7 pm. We will be learning the music for maybe a couple of specials around Thanksgiving and several for Advent!!! Please come and enjoy fun fellowship and praising our Lord with song!
Picnic in the Park: We had a great time at the City Park on Tuesday, August 19. We had wonderful weather, outstanding chow, and fun games. Thanks for all who helped make this happen. It was suggested we do this more often!! Watch the weekly bulletin for the next one planned.
The Snippet Corner: He was ordained a deacon in the Church of England in 1725, and then ordained as a priest in 1728. He became Curate to his father in the parish of Wroot and remained in the post for two years before returning to Oxford. Wesley was vocal about ordinary people being excluded from the church. And, although he was always fiercely loyal to the established Church, he was often barred from the pulpit for his opinions.
So, beginning in Bristol, he began to address the public in open areas, giving rise to “Field preaching” as a feature of Methodism. Be sure to read the rest of the John Wesley’s story in the next snippet corner! Dave Hammond
JAMAA LETU ORPHANAGE: We are late starting but we are in need of funds to support our 3 orphans at the Jamaa Letu Orphange in the Republic of Congo. To support an orphan, we are asked to submit $493.00 per child. Last year we sent funds for Patrice and Emmanie to help with loving care, shelter, food, clothing, medical care, school uniforms and an education that hopefully will give them a career and independence so important to these children. We also sent a scholarship to one of the older orphans, Ruth. This support is not available to orphans “on the outside”.
The website about our orphanage is found at http://www.hopeforthechildrenofafrica.com/
Also, there are some drawings by the children at:
Here are recent pictures of our girls: Emmanuelle, 5 years old, Patricia 7 years old, and Ruth, 18
Missionaries coming to visit our church: Be sure to save the date of Sunday, October 19, (evening time) as we will be honored with a visit from Rukang and Fresie Chikomb. Look up info about them at: http://www.umcmission.org/learn-about-us/news-and-stories/2014/july/mission-minute-rukang-and-fresie-chikomb. She assists with management at the Jamaa Letu Boys’ Orphanage in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Rukang D. Chikomb is a missionary with The General Board of Global Ministries serving as director of Southern Congo Wings of the Morning, the aviation ministry of the Southern Congo/Zambia Episcopal Area. The ministry provides transportation for hospitals, educators, mission teams, church leaders, and other mission needs.
Fresie Chikomb is a also a Global Ministries’ missionary serving as safety and accountability manager of the Southern Congo Wings of the Morning Aviation Ministry
UMCOM: Thank you for the recent donations. Thank you for sending clean items that are in good working order, they are much appreciated as we have aided several families/ individuals this summer. When you see a good buy, cookware, silverware, and utensils are always needed as well as towels, linens, and dishes. We are fortunate to work through the Human Needs Council and support their work with families in our area.
Camas Prairie Food Bank: We need mixes such as jiffy mixes or any other type of boxed mixes or canned meals which includes canned beans. We also need canned meat of any kind. Ketchup / mustard/Barbecue sauce or any other kind of condiments are also nice as meal helpers. Thanks all of you! Carlene, Camas Prairie Food Bank, Inc., P.O. Box 686, Grangeville, Id. 83530, Location: 411 E. North St., 983-5475. Website is: http://www.camasprairiefoodbank.org/
United Methodist Women: Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 10, 10:00 am, at the church with no host lunch following. On Saturday September 13, 9:00 am, we are going to the UMW district Annual Meeting, at Lewiston First UMC. Rose will be there Friday to set up the Reading books for next year to sell. Hope you will come and fellowship with the other UMW units.
The Sharing Circle. We are ready to resume our monthly fellowship time, so our next gathering will be on Wednesday, September 17, at 10 am, at church. All are welcome! Please come and connect with our sisters in Christ. We are open to suggestions for the short bible study and sharing time. Hope you will join.
Note from Dan Mattson: I am sharing this message with my good friends in Christ at the Grangeville United Methodist Church. The garden at the Amity Campus of the Cathedral of the Rockies 1st UMC is producing vegetables at a pace that only God can help man do. On Tuesday 19 dedicated followers of Christ’s teaching gathered to pick 571 pounds of produce. This brings the total production to 3,158 lbs for the year with 2,658 lbs delivered to St Vincent de Pauls Food Pantry and 50 lbs or so delivered to the Friendship Feast at the Downtown Campus. To date the garden is ahead of last year’s record pace by about 100 lbs. Thanks to goes to the dedicated gardeners who stayed to weed the newest carrot patch. Yes more carrots, radishes and beets are growing and more will be planted this week for fall harvest. I was looking at the pumpkin patch this week and realized how big it is, compared to previous years it is about half again as big. There should be lots of pumpkins to give away for pumpkins and ponies. Thanks to all of you who took vegetables last week after Church. Nothing went to waste. Thank you to my friends in Grangeville who led me to dedicating my life to following the teachings of Jesus and dedicating much of my time to the Amity Campus and the Garden which helps feed so many of the hungry here in Boise. Everyone remember that Christ teaches us to feed the hungry and come out and help in the garden on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 5:00. If you have questions about the garden give me a call at 921-0416. Dan