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To My Friends Along The Way in Wyoming;
A message from our District Superintendent
Grumpy Gus Understands
by Jeff Rainwater, 15 March 2017, somewhere in Wyoming.
In every meeting, there’s always that one in the room… the one with The List... The %@*# (insert favorite curse word or benign substitute here) List… and he was sitting next to me, getting ready to unleash The List on us all! But wait; I should probably back up a bit. READ MORE
Jeff Rainwater (aka Reinwasser)
I have a relatively unique last name... Rainwater. Unique names are often conversation starters. I can't count the number of introductions that have followed with, "Rainwater, what a nice name... are you Native American?" This is followed by my usual response, "No, not in my case. READ MORE
Gifts Without Tags
Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back. Luke 6:37–38
It’s likely you’re reading this as big red hearts and Valentine’s candy dominate the commercial scene. But as I write, it is still early January in the Rainwater home.
So on this winter day in January, would you allow me to share one more Christmas memory before the boxes are all packed up?
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IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR WYOMING DISTRICT
Upcoming UM WY Lay Servant Classes
If your church is interested in hosting a class or
If you are interested in attending a specific class or
If you are a pastor interested in leading the Basic or an Advanced class,
Please contact Leah Coleman, WY
Lay Servant Ministries Coordinator
or Rev. Jeff Rainwater, WY District Superintendent.
MONTANA Early Response Team (ERT) Member Training, Oct. 21 - Butte MT
Register online for this training. The mission of an Early Response Team is to provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster. All ERT members are trained by authorized United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) trainers. Participants learn the basics of disaster response, including how to stabilize and secure homes safely, and how to work effectively with survivors and others on the response team. This standardized class is required for the basic ERT UMCOR identification badge. The eight-hour training will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21at Aldersgate UMC, 1621 Thornton Ave., Butte, MT 59701. Registration fee is $10.
Every Early Response Team needs a leader – someone that will pull the team together, gather the information needed for the destination and make arrangements. Those interested in leading an ERT can attend this training from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at Aldersgate UMC, 1621 Thornton Ave., Butte, MT 59701. Team leaders should attend both the Friday evening and Saturday trainings.
For more information, email Nancy Flint at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sally McConnell at email@example.com.
Mission u 2017 is coming to Wyoming!
Beloved Community: One-Day Event
Oct. 28 at Grace UMC, Cheyenne
An opportunity that should not be missed for Clergy, Lay, UMW and Youth! Please Click Here for Studies Information, Registration Form, Contacts and Schedule.
Questions? Contact Wanda Denton.
Creating a Culture of Renewal
Early Bird rates are still available for all three Tracks of Rebekah Simon Peter’s upcoming Creating a Culture of Renewal program starting in Wyoming in September. Registration links can be found here: - https://www.rebekahsimonpeter.com/register/
and information on each Track is here: - https://www.rebekahsimonpeter.com/creating-a-culture-of-renewal/
The next EMMAUS WALK in the Big Horn Basin Community will be:
For more information contact:
Craig Kenyon at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Gerry Parker at 307-254-2215.