206 West Towne St. PO Box 200 Glendive, Montana 59330
Glendive United Methodist Church
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Glendive United Methodist Church

 

The newsletter download button above shows a collection of past newsletters. The current newsletter creation has been suspended and modified during this "time of change".

     

 Church Notes:

(We will try to keep these notes updated & during this "time of change" we have an email church information group available. You may join through our church email address: umcglen@midrivers.com )

 

  • Our church worship services and meetings will be suspended on into June, while we continue to monitor the coronavirus pandemic.
  • During this "time of change" our worship services are being presented by Pastor Carol on Facebook - Sundays at 11:00am. The presentation on GUMC Facebook location can be viewed through the following internet address.   https://www.facebook.com/GlendiveUnitedMethodistChurchMontana   
  • A typed copy of past Sunday worship sermons can also be found on the Worship Service Sermons link above.
 
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 Pastoral Letter from Reverend Carol E. Rhan

Glendive/Wibaux United Methodist Churches

       March 16, 2020
 

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 NRSV

          These are not trite words we read and repeat during troubling times like war, natural disasters and pandemics. These are the living and loving words of Jesus Christ.   Yet, these words do not promise cures and paychecks, childcare or jobs. What these words promise is comfort and peace and the strength to accept and hopefully overcome whatever troubles us. They remind us that God is not absent in this coronavirus emergency that is traveling throughout His kingdom.    We are not alone as humans and most importantly, this does not separate us from God’s love. 

          The expression, “This too shall pass,” is a simplistic interpretation of 2 Corinthians 4:17-18. But it’s meaning is clear: we will get through this period of sacrifice. Even as many of our neighbors and families will be called to forego whatever great or little comforts they have, even good health, we are not alone. And we can do something about it!

          James 2:17 “So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead,” reminds us that faith, lived out through praying, as we are called and encouraged to do now more than ever, is an insufficient demonstration of our faith. We must also act! And our actions begin at home and go throughout the entire community. I won’t repeat what you should already know and can read on the CDC website or state and local offices. But we must look out for our neighbors. 

          First, we begin by not hoarding material goods. This must stop along with any price gouging or taking advantage of this situation and our fears.   When Jesus fed 5000 with bits of bread and fish, the people did not claim for themselves whatever they had, they shard it. This is faith in action.

          Second, we must stay close to one another in any way possible. Check on a shut-in, send cards and make phone calls. Do not assume that someone else is or will do it.   You may turn enemies into allies and friends into loved ones through simple acts of mercy.

          Third, individually and as small group of friends, partner with others to ease the anxieties, fears, and sacrifices of others. Here at Glendive United Methodist Church, we have committed to be a “go-to” place for help with supplemental food (after the Food Bank), assistance with prescriptions and mitigating disruptions for our children. While we have limited financial resources, when all other outlets have been exhausted, we will continue to help for as long as we can. 

          And finally, I encourage you to reduce the amount of time you spend listening to and reading on social media about this pandemic. Schedule downtime to breathe, play, and find joy wherever you can.

May you feel God’s comfort and peace now and in the coming weeks and months.

 
e-mail umcglen@midrivers.com   
Phone 406 377-5678
 

 

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   Church Location          
 
                                
                           
 
                  Church Address:    206 West Towne St.
 
                        Mailing Address:       P.O. Box 200
 
                                                         Glendive, MT 59330       
        
                            Phone #:  406-377-5678
 
                        Church  E-mail: umcglen@midrivers.com
 
 
Our Pastor Carol Rhan's Hours in Glendive: 
          Tuesday        10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
             Wednesday   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
 
               A schedule will be Announced for Wibaux.
 
Office Secretary - JoAnn's Hours:  
       Tuesday             10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
       Wednesday        10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
       
 
 
 

                                      

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