Hi Everyone! September 7, 2023
Did you ever think you’d like to attend one of those painting classes where they teach you how to paint the picture in steps? Well, now you have the chance! Paint Me Silly in Payette is offering a class on Tuesday, September 19th at 6:00 p.m at 235 N. Main Street. The cost is $25 for all supplies. If you’d like to join in on this fun please call or text Terrie at 208-405-5603 as soon as possible because seating is limited. Include your name and email in the text.
If you have been thinking about joining our pastor for coffee one of these Mondays, act fast. Because of her very busy schedule, the only Monday Morning Coffee With the Pastor this month will be on Monday, September 11th from 9-12 at Bordertown Coffee in Gayway Junction.
The Adult Sunday School class will resume this coming Sunday. This is a great time to join the class at 9:45 in the fireside room!
The United Methodist Men will be meeting at Erika’s Kitchen this coming Saturday at 9:00 a.m. for their monthly breakfast meeting. All men are invited and encourage to attend.
The dollar offering from this Sunday’s service will all go to Meal on Wheels. The second Sunday of every month will go to this great cause.
Pastor Mary Beth has the following announcement: On Monday, September 18th from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM, there will be a Soul Shop for Leaders at Meridian UMC. This is a one-day workshop designed to equip faith community leaders to minister to those impacted by suicide. This includes the creation of worship resource, training congregation members in suicide awareness and basic conversation skills, and the how to extend the invitation to those who have been suicidal in the past to share their stories. This workshop engages the question of how to cultivate a soul-safe culture within your congregation.
I will be attending it, and if you are interested in going, too, you can register by clicking on this blue link. The cost is $50 and lunch is provided. If you sign up, we can carpool to and from. MB
If you have ever wished you could bring your pet to church, you wish will be granted! We will have an outdoor service on Sunday, October 1st to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis and to bless our pets!
We have some prayer requests this week.
Ron’s brother Jim learned last week that the cancer has spread. He will begin hospice care soon. Please pray for Ron and his siblings, especially their sister Pat who is taking the news very hard.
Teresa’s stepdad Larry passed away last week. Please keep Teresa’s mom Helen in your prayers along with Larry’s children and step children. I met Larry once and instantly liked him. He was very kind and could sure tell a story.
We have been praying for Kyle, who is a friend of Karen Sagehorn. He is in palliative care now. Please keep Kyle and his mom, Linda in your prayers as they go through this challenging journey.
Keep the Williamsons in your prayers along with their children and grandchildren.
We heard from Lyn and Jeanie Hershey this week. They both have Covid! Jeanie says they aren’t feeling too badly but this certainly affects their lives. Please keep them in your prayers.
Keep praying for all these folks: Macy, Jean Pollock, Shannon Osborn, Mary Boesch, Terry Hershey, Olivia Bybee, Steve Simonson, Hugh Homan, the Hood’s relative Laurie, and Teresa’s grandson.
We will be singing one new song this week, Wake Up. Please click on the blue link, listen and sing along. It will help on Sunday.
Enjoy and be thankful for our nice warm days and cool nights! It doesn’t get any better than this. We hope to see you on Sunday.