121 South Willson Ave., Bozeman, MT
406.586.5413  bumc@bozemanumc.org
*Summer office hours have transitioned to 9-12 Monday-Friday. We will return to normal hours on September 5th!
Bozeman United Methodist Church is a diverse community of Christians who affirm that all persons are made in the image of God, and thus all persons have a sacred worth and dignity. We range across the political spectrum, and we welcome people of all ages, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, family configurations, economic standing, and mental and physical abilities. Everyone is welcome as we journey together following Jesus.
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“We are called by God to experience, celebrate, and share through our actions the love of God that comes to us in Jesus.”

We Want To Hear From YOU!

The BUMC Finance Committee is seeking your help in assessing the financial priorities of our Church. We have determined that contributions are down with an associated decline in attendance. We are exploring how we can reduce costs and/or increase revenues in new ways to keep BUMC strong and focused on our priorities. Please take a minute to complete our short survey by picking up a copy at the Welcome Center in the Narthex or by clicking the survey link 

http://bit.ly/BUMCpriorities

Thank you in advance for your commitment to keeping BUMC a strong and vibrant church family and integral part of the community!

Are you nostalgic for summer gatherings of friends, children laughing and playing in wide open space, frosty and delicious treats?  We have the answer for you!!!

BUMC Missions Team is sponsoring an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social on July 23rd at the Christus Collegium (714 S. 8th Avenue) from 3-6pm.  Everyone is welcome…bring your friends, your kids or grandkids, your out-of-town guests, a blanket or camp chair to sit on.  Relax and renew old friendships and make new friends. 

This event is free….but we will gladly accept donations to support the mission opportunities at Bozeman United Methodist Church. 

We hope to see you there!

Go Camping! Lifelong Connections START at Camp!

It’s not too late to sign up for United Methodist Camps this summer.

**Grades reflect the grade your child will be in this Fall 2017

Luccock: www.luccock.org/register-for-camp

  • Leadership Camp (9th-2017 Graduates), July 16-21
  • Luccock Reunion Camp (All Ages), July 21-23
  • Elementary Camp (3rd-6th Grade), July 23-26
  • Middle and High School Camp (7th – 2017 Graduates), Aug 6-11
  • BUMC Intergenerational Camp (All Ages), Aug 18-20

Flathead: http://flumc.weebly.com/registration.html

  • Tween Camp (4th-6th Grade), July 6-9
  • Middler Camp (7th-9th), June 25-30
  • Senior High Camp (10th-2017 Graduates), July 23-28
  • Intergenerational Camp (All Ages), June 30-July 5 (pick your dates)
*A generous donor has offered to pay for up to 10 Methodist camp scholarships this summer!  If you would like a scholarship for your child, please contact Ann in the church office.  (ann@bozemanumc.org)

On Sunday Morning

Note: Sunday school is NOT going on during the summer. We will resume Sunday school in the fall

Worship

Worship at 8:30 & 10:30 AM every Sunday.  Worship at BUMC is inter-generational, filled with music, prayers, scripture, sermon, and hope. Both Sunday morning services offer special times for children – a puppet show or children’s sermon.
 
Holy Communion is served the first Sunday of each month.  All welcome to receive communion in the United Methodist Church.
 
Childcare in the BUMC nursery is available for infants, toddlers & children up to 4 years old.
 
If you have questions regarding worship, please contact the Worship Coordinator,

Learning

During the school year BUMC offers Sunday School for all ages from 9:30 to 10:30 AM.  Children participate in a Rotational Style learning experience. Teens meet with leaders for discussion and Bible Study.  Adults are offered a variety of Bible Studies, Sermon Conversation groups, and more.
 
If you would like to teach, lead or help in any way with a study, group discussion, or Sunday School, be sure to call 406.586.5413; or email Kay or Janna, below.
 
Contact kay@bozemanumc.org (Christian Education, Ministry with 6th Grade-Adult) or  janna@bozemanumc.org (Christian Education, Ministry with preK-5th Grade) for more information.

Fellowship

Fellowship happens between services every Sunday in the Narthex and Fireside Room.  During the summer we move the refreshments outdoors and enjoy fellowship at the “picnic table”.
 
Contact misti@bozemanumc.org if you have an interest with helping with refreshments for fellowship time.

Grow in Your Faith

Summer “Sack Supper” Bible Study on the Book of James
 
John Wilkinson said…”Hey, let’s have a Bible Study this summer!”  …and I said “Awesome!!!” And he said, “I’ll lead it” and I said “Double AWESOME!!!”.  So beginning Thursday, June 29, this summer group will meet upstairs in the Kitchen Conference room from

5:30-6:30 and explore the Book of James.  The evening will begin with a short social time followed by the Bible Study.  Please feel free to bring a “sack supper” if you’d like.  …And join us any week you can!

(call if you have questions: Kay 586-5413 in church office     or John 949-677-8709)

Session 1-Thursday June 29– James 1:1-11
Session 2-Thursday July 6– James 1:12-27
Session 3-Thursday July 20– James 2:1-25                                           (We are skipping July 13; John will be out of town)
Session 4-Thursday July 27– James 3:1-18
Session 5-Thursday August 3– James 4:1-12
Session 6-Thursday August 10– James 4:13-17 & 5:1-6
Session 7-Thursday August 17– James 5:7-20
College Age Campus Ministry
 
An active and thriving campus and young adult ministry (CYAM) meets regularly, every Tuesday night from 6-8:00 PM at the Christus Collegium during the school year. This Tuesday Night Together fellowship, “TNT”, includes dinner, music (with our own amazing band), and some games and discussion. A student-led bible study, mission trip, and social activities are highlights of this  fun and enriching group.
 
Contact the Youth & Family Ministries Coordinator, Ann Dickensheets, ann@bozemanumc.org for more information!
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Youth Group

Meet Wednesdays (during the school year) from 6:30 to 8:15 in the Friendship Room. UMYF (United Methodist Youth Fellowship) is open to all youth, grades 6-12. Each night we share a meal, sing together, and hear a story from Dave. Afterward we play some awesome games before dividing into discussion groups. Our goal is to provide youth and opportunity to grow in their faith through discussion about Jesus and issues in their lives, make lasting friendships and have a great time! The group also works tougher on a service project each month and we offer many social events throughout the year. Contact: ann@bozemanumc.org
 

WOW Team! Wesley’s Outreach Wednesdays

This is our youngest (K-5th grade) mission team! They meet after school on Wednesdays (during the school year) at 3:45 until 5:00 PM in our church Friendship Room to “do some good for others”.  Following a healthy snack, the boys and girls work on an outreach project ~ from making food for teachers or firefighters, to collecting toys for their annual sale, to raking leaves for a church neighbor ~ making a difference in our church, community and our world!
 

Children’s Choir 

We have a Children’s Choir at BUMC!  All children ages 3-12, are welcome to join our joyful noise. The group meets during advent and lent to perform at Christmas and Easter opportunities! Contact ann@bozemanumc.org
 

Vacation Bible School 2017! (VBS)

June 19-23, 2017; Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to Noon (Monday 8:15 AM). Registration starts March 1st for kids, youth assistants and adult volunteers. Volunteers needed in all areas: snacks, art, science, drama, carpentry, registration, t-shirts, setup/cleanup & more! VBS Leadership Team will start meeting in February. Please contact: janna@bozemanumc.org
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College & Young Adult Ministry

BUMC has an active and thriving campus and young adult program that meets regularly during the school year, every Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Christus Collegium near campus. The Tuesday Night Fellowship, TNT, includes dinner, music, with our own amazing band, and some games and discussion with Bobby and Janna Lauver. We offer a student-led Bible Study and many social and mission opportunities throughout the year. Contact ann@bozemanumc.org for more information.
 
Mission Opportunities for YOU:
  • Community Café: Students serve food to families in need on the fourth Friday of every month.
  • Cardboard Box City: Students gather pledges to sleep outside in a cardboard box in order to raise money for Family Promise.
  • Spring Break Mission: Students have traveled to Haiti, Mexico, and San Francisco to work with the poor and homeless in our world. Stay tuned for info on Spring Break Mission 2016!

Connections

Stephen Ministry
BUMC is part of the Stephens Series system of lay caring ministry developed by Stephen Ministries, a nonprofit religious and education organization based in St. Louis, Missouri. Stephen Ministers have completed 50 hours of training and are ready to care for others in a confidential, one-on-one Christian based approach to those attending our church as well as individuals in the community who are facing life challenges. Examples of life events that a Stephen Minister may be helpful with include: hospitalization, loss of a loved one, loneliness, divorce, unemployment, birth of a child, and many other life challenges…
 
To request a Stephen Minister, or if you’d like to investigate becoming a Stephen Minister, please contact the BUMC Nurture, Care & Membership Coordinator, kim@bozemanumc.org.
Small Groups
At BUMC we are blessed through worship each week. Together we are able to express our praise and thanksgiving to God, as well as receive Pastoral inspiration on how to live and how we can respond to God’s transforming call. When we join with others from our church community in a small group dedicated to deepening our faith, the experience can be an enriching enhancement to what we learn in worship.
 
Current faith and support group opportunities include: Family Dine, Dine with 9, Stamping & Card Making, Men’s Breakfast Out, Date Night, Mom’s Day Out, Secret Sisters, Divorce Care & Share, Prayer Shawl Group, Widow & Widowers Support Group and more.
 
For more information, please contact ann@bozemanumc.org.
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women is a community of women who nurture and encourage one another in their spiritual growth and development. We have many small groups that meet for study, fellowship and support; and are always open to starting more groups! 
 
Groups include:
  • Evening Circle
  • Trinity Circle
  • Miriam-Ruth Circle
  • Newly Retired Group
  • Noon Luncheon Group
  • UMW Reading Group
 
For more information on these groups contact bumc@bozemanumc.org and ask about UMW.  And click on: The UMW Voice to read the newsletter.

Servanthood

United Methodists continue to heed the lessons our founder, John Wesley, taught his followers: to live lovingly and justly as servants of Christ by healing the sick, feeding the hungry, caring for the stranger, freeing the oppressed; being a compassionate presence, and working to develop social structures that are consistent with the gospel.
 
We achieve this goal by serving throughout the world in different way. In 2008, church leadership designated four areas of ministry focus for all levels of the church.
  • Ministering with the Poor
  • Improving Global Health
  • Growing Vital Churches
  • Developing Christian Leaders
 
The church also has always been deeply committed to disaster relief and advocacy efforts. It is part of our Wesleyan DNA. All of these efforts to serve God also serve our neighbors and fulfill our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
 
To learn more about Servanthood at BUMC, visit the Mission Blog, or email the BUMC Mission Coordinator, cathy@bozemanumc.org.
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What’s Happening at Bozeman United Methodist Church

Click on “Agenda” on the right-hand side of the calendar for a full listing of events by day. This might be an easier way for you to see all that is happening by day! Then click on any event to get more information or details about it.  Always feel free to call the church office with questions, 586-5413.