|THE JOYFUL NOISE
Generosity is something we learn about through God. It is his measure given to us when we have shown devotion to him. Like the boy who handed over his five loaves and two fishes so that Jesus could show God’s miraculous generosity to all who were there that late afternoon on the hillside for the feeding of the five thousand. The message tells us to give him our provision so that he may work a miracle of generosity in our church and when we do, amazing things can and do happen. In this time of giving, we consider our portion and what we are willing to give this church so that we may experience Gods abundant generosity. Without that boy’s willingness to give, that miracle would not have happened. Likewise, without our giving, God cannot move his vision for this church forward.
We are doing important work here in this church and community. Can you see it? Do you believe in our mission? With your support, we are able to reach out and continue these important ministries. When we have resources, we can innovate and try new things. We can experience a generosity beyond what we might have imagined. Would you like to see the church full? Would you like to see a strong financial situation? Then show trust and give your portion to the work. Don’t hold back.
When we show confidence and trust in Gods work in this church, God shows confidence and trust in us. As it says in Luke 6:37-38, ”Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
When you consider what you will give to our budget over the next year I ask that you seriously think about giving 10% more. Show confidence in your leadership. Show confidence in our mission here. Show that you are invested in us as a community of faith. Jesus faced a difficult situation on the hillside that day; there was no food! And yet when that boy offered his provision, a miracle occurred. You giving your five loaves and two fish will make all the difference in this time of diminishing returns. It will make all the difference in giving us the ability to expand our work and do more. As a result of this shared commitment to give, we can boldly await an outpouring of God’s abundance!
Grace and peace,
IN OUR THOUGHTS AND IN OUR PRAYERS:
WE LOVE VOLUNTEERS
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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
The United Methodist Women met on October 12, 2017. We discussed upcoming
The Project Patricia “cut-ups” will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 9:30 a.m.
The next meeting of the UMW will be held at noon on November 7, 2017, in the
LABOR OF LOVE (L.O.L.)
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WYOMING CHURCH SPREADS MESSAGE OF LOVE WITH 'GOD ROCKS'
Wyoming church spreads message of love with 'God Rocks'
He took the rock back to work and talked about it with the secretary, Mandy M.,
In Casper, people have posted pictures of rocks and the stories of how they
As Pastor Riley and his secretary were talking about the idea, they decided to
“It was exciting to think about getting our church involved in this community
The painted rocks have a variety of messages on the back: a scripture, a date, and
“It was great to watch our older members turn into kids again as they worked away
To view this full article along Pastor Robin’s photographs of the “God Rocks”