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VBS is Coming

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Vacation Bible School is coming soon.  Hugo UMC will be hosting VBS May 27-29, 2015 from 9:00am-12:00pm at the church. If you are interested in attending or volunteering please be contact Pastor Emily or Lisa Miller.

Blue Cliff will be hosting VBS June 3-5, 2015 starting at 9:00am. For more information please contact Pastor Emily or Nikki Reid.

Photo Prayer & announcement

Earth Day 2015 – please enjoy this United Methodist YouTube Video: God’s gift of Earth: a photo prayer

“It’s a big issue…..Talk about it. Get to know how it affects you. Get to know who provides your food. And get involved. It’s a simple little film with no narration – simply the shepherds of the land sharing their love of what they do – and why it matters.” https://aarondelay.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/true-grit-a-review-of-droughtland/

“Droughtland” focuses on farmers/ ranchers in southeast Colorado during a decade-long drought. All of the filming for the 45-minute documentary was done in Colorado in places including Ordway, Limon, and Karval. Ranchers, members of the local community and elected officials were all interviewed. The film was written by Pat Woodard and produced and directed by Steffan Tubbs, who are both part of the 850 KOA news team.

This Sunday – Potluck Supper at 5pm“Droughtland”showing begins at 6pm at Hugo UMC The public is invited to a free showing of the documentary “Droughtland”. Spread the word to your friends and neighbors.  Everyone please bring your favorite dish to share.  Please join us for good food, fellowship, and getting to know more about our neighbors and some of the hardships they go through while we “Pray for rain”.

“the other side”

calm the storm  Do you recall the story of Jesus calming the seas, found in Mark 4:35-41? Jesus steps into a rough, but finely crafted, boat. The disciples watch Jesus as he stands in the stern facing the shore, telling the people about living lives consistent with God’s kingdom. Jesus teaches a long time. He needs a break. He instructs the disciples to pull up the sail, put the oars in the locks and head to “the other side”, a six-mile sail. The exhausted Jesus falls asleep as the disciples point the bow toward the other side of the lake. But “the other side” is Mark’s image of the unclean, the unknown – a place of discomfort. The people who live there are different from us. Boundaries keep us from going there. The boundary is the sea. The boundary is fear.  Jesus doesn’t think the way his disciples do, nor does he share their fear of “the other side.” His net is cast far wider, his influence poured way beyond the confines of one boat. As Jesus sleeps, dark clouds accumulate. The wind picks up. Waves grow and pound the boat. The disciples struggle against the powerful wind and angry waves. Fear dominates their thoughts as they face the chaos of the sea. They cannot overcome that one boundary to peace. Jesus awakens. Standing in the stern of the boat, he commands, “Silence! Be still!” Mark writes, “The wind settled down and there was a great calm.” Jesus asks his disciples, “Why are you frightened? Don’t you have faith yet?” In the midst of storms when we recognize and deeply trust God’s ultimate authority and power, peace comes. With peace comes the realization that along with being in control, God gives us the grace to accept change and to move on, despite disappointment and fear.

Why do we observe Native American Sunday?  God calls us to venture to “the other side”, break down boundaries and discover the richness that awaits us.  God expects us to learn about – and learn from – people who aren’t exactly like we are. What makes Native people special? As Native Americans understand that no one owns the land, water, air and earth, neither can one people own God’s kingdom. Within the Body of Christ, every person, every culture has unique gifts to refresh the Church. The contributions of Native people, as individuals and groups are not more important than the contributions of other Christians. Native people, however, are among the poorest and most marginalized of society and also the Church. The unfortunate fact is that people without “power” of wealth or social status tend to be overlooked. This special Sunday is an opportunity for all of us to honor the gifts and contributions made by Native Americans to our society.

Please join us this coming Sunday, April 19, 2015,  as we are take up a special collection that will help Native American churches and will help send Native Americans to seminary so they can become pastors and church leaders and do good things for God.

– The above post has been adapted from a sermon by Duane M. Harris (March 8, 2011)

If you choose to donate to this Special Sunday offering today/online you can use this secure link to GCFA of The United Methodist Church ..  https://donate.gcfa.org/FundDetails.aspx?ID=10000141000110002

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