Bozeman United Methodist Church

121 South Willson, Bozeman, MT 59715  (406) 586-5413

Bible Study During Lent

Thursdays through March 22, at Noon in the Friendship Room: “Six Ways of Looking at Easter”, Bible Study with retired Pastor Dave McConnell. We are very excited to have Pastor Dave share his gift of teaching with us again. He says … “Since Easter is the Main Event, just what does the Bible tell us about Easter? What happened, and what does it mean for us and for the first Christians? How are we to live as Easter People? We will look at the Bible passages, but also at the ways Easter answers some of our most basic questions about God, death, and hope. And also, what Easter tells us about Jesus.” ” If you need a ride, please call Jennifer Heiss @ 541-746-0947. She has the names of people in our church who are willing to bring you to the Bible Study!”
 

Get on the Bus!

Please join the Mission Team and bring your friends on Wednesday evenings during Lent for dinner and discussion of local social justice issues. Each discussion will be led by informed local experts working in the areas of poverty, mental health, discrimination and sexual predation. We will learn how Methodists are working in these areas and how we at BUMC can join in that work or develop new actions. We will join together the weekend of April 7-8 to put our faith and newfound understanding into action within the Bozeman area with a variety of work experiences for all ages. We’ll end the weekend with a celebratory dinner at BUMC.
 
Wednesday schedule:
5:15-6:00 PM, Hearty soup supper, Friendship Room; 6-7:30 PM, Teaching and discussion in the sanctuary.
 
Topics:
Feb. 21 – Homelessness Among Bozeman Youth
Feb. 28 – Mental Health: Hidden Brokenness
March 7 – Discrimination: Continuing Hurt
March 15 – Spring break, no class
March 21 – Sexual Predation: Protecting Our Children
March 28 – Holy Week, no class
 
April 7 & 8 – Work/Service days
April 8, Sunday – Group dinner downstairs
If you need a ride to any gathering, or more information, please contact Vickie Wilkinson, chair of the Mission Team, at vwilkson@aol.com or Cathy Baumbauer, Mission Coordinator, at cathy@bozemanumc.org.
 
Through your gifts BUMC makes a difference in our community and in our world. Follow this link to make a contribution: GIVING MAKES A DIFFERENCE
 
Want to know more about how we make a difference? Click here to read our Mission Blog!
 
Walk In Prayer. Walk Inside!
The Labyrinth will be specially available for use throughout Lent 2018 on Thursdays from 10:00-11:45, with Bible Study from 12:00-1:00. However, you are welcome to walk it any time the Friendship Room is free. Just stop by when you want…or call the church office (586-5413) and ask if the room is being used.
 

Confirmation

Begins Sunday, February 25 at 4:40-6:00. All 8th graders are invited as well as any older youth that have not been confirmed. If you are interested please call, 406-551-7215, or email Pastor Deb; deb@bozemanumc.org
 

Help Feed our College Students & Teenagers!

Follow this link to volunteer to help provide a meal on Tuesdays to our Campus Ministry group:
College Kids Love Your Cooking!
Follow this link to help with Youth Group:
Youth Group Loves Food!  (If you are unable to provide a meal you may help by sponsoring a pizza night for $100. Make your check payable to BUMC Hospitality Fund with TNT/Youth meals in the memo line.)
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.
 

On Sunday Morning

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

Sunday Morning Studies for Adults
 
Faith Conversation, 9:40-10:25 AM, The Friendship Room. This is a gathering of people interested in how our Christian faith shapes who we are and how we live. Please join them this fall as they discuss Public Faith in Action.
 
Bible Study, 9:40-10:25 AM, Chapel.
This group focuses on learning from scripture and is currently talking about MOSES … In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet. Then during Advent, the group would love to have you join their conversation using Adam Hamilton’s all church study “Faithful… Christmas through the Eyes of Joseph”
 
Sunday School for Preschoolers to Middle-Schoolers!
 
Preschool is meeting in the upstairs double door classroom with a weekly Deep Blue Kids Lesson! K – 5th Grade is studying Advent through the eyes of Joseph through Dec 17th upstairs! Middle School is meeting in the Boy Scout Room with Gay Hamilton!
 
College Age Campus Ministry
 
Tuesdays, 6-8:00 PM, Christus Collegium. 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), some games, and discussion. 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!
 
Small Groups  
 
Please consider being a part of one (or more!) faith learning
opportunities. Not only is stretching our Christian faith
important throughout our lifetimes, but nothing compares to the wonderful connections and friendships gained while being a part of a group. Please contact me if you have any questions: Kay Lansverk, kay@bozemanumc.org

Fun for Youth

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Youth Group

Meet Wednesdays (during school year) from 6:30 to 8:15 in the Friendship Room. UMYF (United Methodist Youth Fellowship) open to all youth, grades 6-12. 

Give an Awesome Gift: Bozeman United Methodist Church T-shirts and hoodies! The shirts and sweatshirts will be sold after each service through January 21. T-shirts come in multiple colors in child, women and uni-sex styles, XS-2XL and sell for $12.  Hoodies are available in several colors, XS – XL, and can be purchased for $25.  All proceeds will benefit mission.

 

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!
 

Vacation Bible School 2018! (VBS)

VBS Leadership Team will start meeting in February. Please contact:

Would you like to be more involved? There are so many ways to share your talents and gifts. Here are a few to explore:

 

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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