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Hello Beloved People of God,
There has been so much going on in the last few weeks. We have much to pray about.
This coming Sunday our scriptures are 1 Corinthians
12:12-27 and Luke 21:1-4 and the message title is "Stone Soup".
Pastor Kim could use some help setting up for the Quiet
Day Retreat next Friday. We can set up some things Thursday afternoon
around 2 p.m. - but because of scouts we can't set up everything until Friday
morning. So I could use some more help at about 8:30 on Friday, April 26.
If any of you are available to help out please let me know. Thank you.
respond to Boston Marathon bombings
This coming week it is Earth Day - Silverbrook UMC is in the process of becoming a Green Church. Check out this link that Kevin found to see what others are doing: Here is an interesting article about a Methodist church combining their Christian faith with concern for the environment: "Creation Care".
And we need to pray for our world......
NORTH KOREAN CHRISTIANS ASK FOR PRAYERS North Korean church leaders are asking Christians worldwide to pray for their country amid increased war threats and combat preparation by North Korean military officials. There are 200,000 to 400,000 Christians in North Korea, including an estimated 60,000 to 80,000 in political prison camps, according to www.worldwatchlist.us <http://www.worldwatchlist.us/>. Prayer for the underground Christians in North Korea is more important than ever, says Open Doors, an organization that supports persecuted Christians in 60 countries.-Religion News Service ++++++Foot is healing well. I will be in church on Sunday and will be leading our new Adult/Teen Sunday School on Emergent Church.....please come join us...it is a fascinating study and means a great deal for the future of "The Church" as well as the United Methodist Church" and our entire society. Childcare is available for the youngest ones.
-- Shalom, salaam and peace to you and to the world, Pastor Kim
Easter Week Slide Show
Retreat Center News
Join Silverbrook UMC in our Retreat Center as we offer quiet days for adults to reflect, be still, and find rest away from the stressful world as they seek to deepen their relationship with God. reflect, be still, and find rest away from the stressful world as they seek to deepen their relationship with God.
Do not be fooled into thinking that we are filled with white haired folks ready for the adjacent grave yard. We are mostly middle aged and young families. Most of the original families and members were bought out by the developers and moved, so at this time, we are essentially a 14 year old church. We are in a time of revitalization and growth as we transition from a dying church to a living one with a future. Won’t you come and join us?
There are thousands of ways to be church in the world, and UMs do not want to miss any of them in an innovative Web site inviting a new generation into a life of faith and service. The UMC launched http://www.rethinkchurch.org/as part of the Rethink Church campaign using nontraditional methods to reach young adults and others in relevant ways. There are more ways to enter church and begin a spiritual journey than just coming into the front door of a building. “Faith itself is a bridge by which we see God and the work of God present in our world,” says the Rev. Larry Hollon, General Secretary of United Methodist Communications (UMCOM). “God is not contained in the walls of our sacred buildings. God is in the streets, at the well, in the least expected places.”