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May the peace of Christ be with you!  We have a whirlwind of events, both church and civic, to engage in with each other and our community; this month we will be having our Paying It Forward Fund meal on November 2nd; celebrating our Saints on November 5(and don’t forget to fall back or you may get to church early!); recognizing our Veterans on November 11th at the VFW; and celebrating Thanksgiving on November 23rd.  Amid all of these events we have the UMW Bazaar, High School state tournaments (football and volleyball, go Bearcats!), as well as Charge Conference.  There has been so much going on of late that it is difficult to focus on one thing without feeling like something else is being shunted aside.  We have so much to celebrate and be thankful for!  God is moving all around us, tugging at our hearts through the Holy Spirit to open our eyes to the opportunities to be compassionate, humble, and willing servants.  We as Methodists and followers of Christ need to embrace our traditions of hospitality and giving so others can see God at work in us and through us.  As we prepare for Charge Conference, we are aware of how much the struggle we have is real.  We struggle with what our future could look like and we wonder how we can keep going in a climate which seems more and more hostile to our kind of inclusive, grace based, and love infused faith.  I remind myself every day of what we are called to be in our faith-loving.  Christ himself said when asked what the greatest commandment is:

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  All the Law and the Prophets hand on these two commandments.”  Matthew 22:37-40

Paul’s writing to the Church of Thessalonian reminds us of what kind of love we should practice:

“We ought to always thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing.”      2nd Thessalonians 1:3

Christ commands us to Love, love God, love others, this is the will of God.  Paul reminds us growing in faith means growing in love for one another as well.  We need to love those in our community who don’t feel loved or loveable.  We need to express to others what love motivates us to do today, and what we are doing which was started by the saints of our Church.  God is present in our lives, God’s love expressed through Jesus Christ extends to us grace and forgiveness, the Holy Spirit comforts and guides us into the closer relationship with the Holy.  Have a blessed November, be thankful and demonstrate God’s love!

Pastor Donnie Holt

Contact Us  
First United Methodist Church-Douglas, Wyoming
136 South 5th Street
Douglas, Wyoming 82633
Phone (307)358-3616
Regular Schedule  
Office Hours
  • 9am-Noon Monday-Thursday
Sunday
  • Sunday Morning Lectionary Bible Study
    – 8:30 AM
  • Worship Service
    – 10:00 AM
Wednesday
  • Free Community Meal
    – 5:00 PM
  • Choir Practice
    – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday night Bible Study
    – 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
  • CSI ~ Christian Student Inspiration! YOUTH
    – 7:00 PM
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