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October 16, 2020

It's a great day to sing God's praises!!

Here is what is happening as we are the church:

Sunday worship: 10am- In person, in the parking lot- Facebook live- Praising God together!! we continue with Joseph's story

Thursday worship:8:45 am in the sanctuary-- Book of James

GO! Ministries – Cleaning Bucket assembly Saturday October 24 at 10am-- masks will be worn at all times-

Cookie Drop-off (in church lobby) for Hearts for the Homeless Tuesday October 27, 9am – noon

Red Bird Mission boxes, please pack them at home and bring them into church between now and November 15. Plastic shoe boxes available at Walmart

If you are packing shoe boxes we have some washcloths and soap prepackaged for you and available at church

Sunday mornings- after worship 10:45-11:30am-starting 10/25

Tuesday- Thursday- Friday (from 10am-1pm)

A video message found on Harris Hill UMC Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=439814383659989

Sharing a word from Jeremiah 29:12-13 (NLT)

“In those days (the 70 years of captivity) when you pray I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me."

If you are experiencing fear, anxiousness, anger, ambivalence, hopelessness or any other human emotion; I would tell you its natural. WE are living in a time where we are facing multiple griefs all at the same time. Then we come into contact with others dealing with their own emotions, and challenges in life and we can clearly understand how arguments begin, and we lack compassion or we give up.

It would be great if someone would come along with a magic wand and fix everything quickly so we could move on, but it doesn't seem like that's going to happen. Bishop Webb shared something yesterday in a meeting, where he said he believe“many of us are feeling compassion fatigue.”I can say that i certainly had many days like this.

Knowing that no one person can change our situation or circumstances, how are we coping? What are we doing to find hope again? Are we seeking God WHOLEHEARTEDLY? I am not going to tell you what to do, but if you are feeling stuck, it might be time to get back to basics; praying, meditating on scripture, listening to music, fasting, and most of all worshipping with others! We are built to be a BODY of Christ. It's pretty hard for me to move as a body, when I walk around this life -solo!

Yes times are tough, but so was 70 years of exile from a homeland into the unknown, and it certainly does feel like that for us, but its only been 7 months... we can use this time to strengthen ourselves for whatever is to come. God is listening, even when we can't hear God, God is intimately involved, even when things aren't going the way we planned. God is with us all the time, because God is!

We are loved, let's live loved today!