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Shalimar UMC has really been involved in the community! We give thanks for last Sunday as more than 1,000 children and adults gathered on campus for our annual Trunk or Treat event! This Saturday, November 2nd, Shalimar will host the Block Party at the Shalimar ballfields. We give thanks to our Fun & Fellowship and Mission teams for these outreach events. On Monday and Wednesday of next week, our pastors will partner with other community pastors as well as local businesses for the annual “Blessings of Workplaces.” This is an annual event that impacts businesses along the Emerald Coast.

Sunday, November 3rd is All Saints Day. On this day, we remember those from our congregation who have gone on to the Kingdom of Heaven. This gives us a chance to give thanks for All the Saints that have gone before us. We will also preach about the Saints in the Bible from Hebrews 11. This chapter is nicknamed the “Faith Hall of Fame.” As we gather to learn more about our faith, we will also be invited to receive Holy Communion.

Our next service of prayer and healing will be on November 10th, at 12:30 pm in the Sanctuary. This service is open to anyone who seeks healing of body, soul, or spirit. Each time we gather, we claim the promise in James 5:13-14 “Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.” We will gather with all those seeking prayers and healing next week.

On November 17th, Shalimar will host its annual Charge Conference at 12:30 pm immediately following the 11:00 and 11:07 worship services. District Superintendent Dr. Tim Trent will preside over this annual meeting that will help prepare the church for upcoming ministry opportunities in 2020.

You want to know what I never grow tired of doing and have done hundreds of times? I love reading the 23rd Psalm and am so excited to spend the next three weeks studying about it in our next sermon series! We will be preaching from the six verses of this Psalm during this series and it is going to challenge us to trust God completely in all circumstances.

Look forward to seeing you this Sunday!
Shalom, 
Philip

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