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Third & Adams Street, PO Box 9774, Moscow, Idaho USA | (208) 882-3715

Pastor Debbie's E-Spire - June 27, 2019

Over the last few weeks, the Vision Team has been sharing our reflections on Why we need Jesus, why we need the church, and why we/people need Moscow FUMC specifically. We are grateful to each of you who have responded and shared your own thoughts. We still covet your feedback and invite you to respond to us by responding to this email.

 

The point of our reflections hasn’t just been to share with you. It has been part of our work in discovering our “why”. You’ve likely read that Church Council commissioned us to help our church think more about our long-term goals and priorities. Before we could define who we want to become or what we want to do as a church, we needed to have more clarity about our motivations, values, and purpose. We didn’t want to spitball our answers, so we started with “Five Practices of Faithful Congregations” by Bishop Schnase. His book gave us the questions we’ve been answering this month and focused our conversations for our time together reflecting on each of his chapters. Moving forward we will be sharing relating to the chapters, as well as encouraging other committees and teams to read particular parts of the book to help broaden their conversations, too.

 

In July, we’ll be focusing on hospitality—radical hospitality, according to Bishop Schnase, and what that might include for us as a church. We’ll kick off by hosting coffee fellowship on July 7th, as well as our missionary guests, and then preparing for our “Love Your Neighbor” Event, which is all about hospitality to our neighbors without any strings attached. We hope you continue to read and engage with us as we discuss together, pray together, and discern together where God is leading us as a congregation.

In Christ

Pastor Debbie

 

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  • Community event - "Love Your Neighbor"

    Held at the East City Park On Thursday, July 24th, 11 am - 2 pm. This event is a  chance four our church to practice the command to "Love Your Neighbor" by sharing, food, fun, and fellowship. We want a chance for our neighbors to get to know us and know they matter to us. whether or not they come to worship. We will have food, games, and activities for all people and ages. and we'll get to share a little of ourselves and invite kids to VBS and all generations to our other ministries.

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Sunday morning parking at the church is available in the high school parking lot on Third Street across from the church and in the city lots west of the church. These lots are available only on Sunday mornings. A small lot for handicapped parking is available just off of Adams Street on the north side of the church, with an accessible entrance directly into the sanctuary. A lift operates between the Fellowship Hall (3rd Street level) and the Sanctuary. William Sound System Receivers and Headsets are available to assist with hearing problems.

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The First United Methodist Church of Moscow, Idaho takes as our mission to be the body of Jesus Christ, ministering to a community which draws strength from its diversity. Our mission centers on the worship of God, expressed through varied forms of prayer, preaching, music, and ritual.  See more...