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Called Charge Conference to Be Held June 10th

Everyone will be interested to know we have had some major developments with the Presbyterian Church property next door. As a result, we will have a special called Church Council meeting on June 3rd, 12:30 pm and a Charge Conference on June 10th, 12:30 pm, to formally bring before our congregation the matter of potential purchase of this property. Please read the following statement penned by our Church Administrator Jimmy McAdams giving the current status of the sale of this property.


“We have grieved with our Presbyterian friends as their numbers dwindled and their church closed. God has provided us with an opportunity to have this nearby property continue Kingdom services under the banner of SUMC. We have a contract to purchase the Shalimar Presbyterian Church property pending final approval by Church Council and special Charge Conference. Appropriate church leaders are developing plans to pay for this purchase as well as hearing suggestions and making recommendations as to the best use of the property. Let us celebrate the doors God is opening to his people and pledge to be good stewards of what is in our hands.”


We are humbled by this surprising development and opportunity for Shalimar UMC. Only God could bring two denominations together to work through the many details in such a short time. The process of selling church property is never easy. Surely the Hand of God is evident as we proceed toward a purchase. We give thanks to God for all who have labored in God’s vineyard on this property for over fifty years. Our role is considering the future Kingdom stewardship of this campus. We give thanks to God for the good will of our friends and neighbors in the Presbyterian Church to give Shalimar United Methodist this opportunity. We ask that our congregation pray for all impacted in the Presbyterian Church as they also pray for us.


We ask all Council Members to note and plan to attend the two special meetings on June 3rd for Church Council and June 10th for Charge Conference, both at 12:30 pm, in the Sanctuary. Our congregation is welcome to attend these meetings as well. This is a most exciting time in the life of Shalimar United Methodist Church! Let us, most of all, hold these proceedings in prayer!

Shalom,
Philip

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Like A Child - May 27

Christ talked often about children. He said, “Let the children come to me,” “Turn from your sins and become like little children,” and “The Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.” There must be more to Christ’s talk of children than simply wanting to teach them. What can we learn from children and remembering our child-like faith?


Read Matthew 19:13-15 and Mark 10:13-16.
 How would you feel if you were the parents in this story? The disciples? The children?
 What do you think it would have felt like for Jesus to stand up for you then bless you?
 How different is it to see the Kingdom of God through a child’s eyes?


Read Matthew 18:1-10.
 How do we lead others in the faith?
 Do you or others take this responsibility seriously in your opinion?
 What would happen if children guided us in ways of worship or prayer?


Read Jeremiah 29:11-13.
 What does it mean to trust God?
 Did you trust God more as a Child or now as an adult?
 How does God’s plan affect your life goals and dreams?
 Do we truly look for God, as Jeremiah calls us to, or are we trying to fit God into our schedules?

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May Beach Baptisms

We are so excited to have had such a fantastic start to our 2018 Beach Baptisms. We had the joy of baptizing and remembering the baptism of 9 children and adults.

As Methodists, we believe that Baptisms doesn't remove our sins, only Christ's death and resurrection does that. Christ, who was sinless, was baptized as a way of showing the world his dedication to his mission on earth and that he belonged to God. Before he left this earth, he told us in Matthew that we should continue to baptize others just as he was baptized.

Baptism is a sign of God's love for us, accepting us as his children even when we don't deserve it. It is also a sign to others that we believe in God and accept his grace even though we deserve death. When we remember our baptism, we remember that when God does something, he never needs to do it again.

It's our joy to celebrate with the Kingdom of God that our brothers and sisters in Christ publically professed who God is in their life and accepted his acceptance of them.

Baptized on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Beasley Park

  • Robert “Skip” Walton - Baptism
  • Victoria Perez - Remembrance of Baptism
  • Skyler Bratton - Baptism
  • Antoine Bychurch - Remembrance of Baptism
  • Allyson Bychurch - Baptism
  • Alyssa Bychurch - Baptism
  • Tami Sperzel - Remembrance of Baptism and joined the church
  • Miller Daniels - Baptism and joined the church
  • Xaia Goldsmith - Baptism

Our next beach baptism will be Saturday, June 9th at 9:00am at Beasley Park. If you want to participate, please fill out the following form.

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