112 Church St., P.O. Box 275, Milton, NY 12547
(845) 795-2302, http://www.mm-umc.com
Proclaiming the good news of God’s glory and informing you about the life of our church family.
The Upcoming Church Calendar and the On-Going Church Calendar are at the end of this newsletter. Scroll down to view.
From a Recent Call to Worship:
A lot has gone on the last couple of weeks in our world. There has been a lot of despair around the globe with recent events. Tragedy and heartache has come to families and sadness to others who have seen this go on. Innocent lives have been lost to those who want to cast darkness on everyone. For some, hope has been suppressed.
But like this morning, the sun rose and hope springs anew. By the mere fact that we are assembled here, in our little church on the hill, our wonderful house of worship; our faith is renewed. Renewed by scripture, our pastor’s guidance and each other. Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
We are the messengers of the Good News. Our faith is unwavering. There are people who need to hear what we know. By living our lives under the eyes of God the way Jesus lived and taught us, we will reach people of despair one soul at a time.
We are so blessed because of God’s work and providing for us. Thanks be to God.
Let us give praise to God, the provider of all. Let us think of those who need to see the sun rise on their lives to restore their faith. Where there’s faith, there always is hope.
Thanks be to God!
Courageous Conversations is underway. On Thursday evening in July and August (7/28, 8/4, 8/11 & 8/18, TBD) Pastor Jody invites you to join as we hold Courageous Conversations around the issues of human sexuality, race, and immigration, and other sensitive and relevant issues. Come to as many or as few conversations as you’d like.
Church Camp- Mark your calendars, this year’s church camp for grades K-6 will be held at 3pm, Saturday 8/20. Kids are invited to sleep over at the church and stay for 10am worship. Those not sleeping over will be picked up at 8pm.
Women of Faith will be supporting Grace Smith House a local organization that helps victims of domestic violence and their children. Please consider donating women’s toiletries, shaving cream, hair brushes, nail clippers, wash cloths, cotton balls and q-tips. Flip ﬂops for showering – all sizes.
Youth Group- Planning for this is well underway! Do you know some local kids who are interested in being part of a youth group? We are in the planning phase and are looking to start a group this coming fall. This will be a cooperative eﬀort with other churches in our area so as to reach as many kids as possible. Let PJ know if you’d like to be part of this exciting new ministry.
Confirmation- Any students 8th grade and above who would like to be part of the 2016-2017 conﬁrmadon class should speak with PJ.
Membership Classes- Anyone interested in joining the membership of the church please contact Pastor Jody.
Stewardship Campaign- Our stewardship campaign will be held in the fall of this year. Please keep us in your prayers as we prepare this program.
August 11, 7pm- Courageous Conversations
August 18, 7pm- Courageous Conversations
August 20, 3pm- Church Camp
August 22, 7pm- AD Board Meeting
Sunday 10am Worship Service
Sunday 10am Sunday School- now on summer recess.
Wednesday 1pm Living Prayer- contact Ruthanne to be added to the email distribution list
Women of Faith 1/month- contact Ruthanne to be added to the email distribution list. The group meets the third Friday of the month at 7pm.
Men’s Group 1/month- contact Art to be added to the email distribution list. The group meets the forth Saturday of the month at 8am.
“In the circle of successful living, prayer is the hub that holds the wheel together. Without our contact with God we are nothing. With it, we are ‘a little lower than the angels, crowned with glory and honor.’” Conrad Hilton