Emma Rushing, Coordinator and Maddy Powell, Intern presented information about the Family Youth Service Center (FYSC) of Marshall County High School to the Faith Book Club of Briensburg United Methodist Church on Feb. 21, 2019. The FYSC assists students with support for non academic needs related to the improvement of their learning ability. Assistance includes job applications and résumés, utilities, backpack meals, and helping to meet many other needs to help students focus on their education. The FYSC is funded through grants and donations.
The Faith Book Club at Briensburg UMC meets weekly on Thursdays for lunch and discussion of inspirational books. The club also has a “kitty” to which they contribute for supporting various community projects such as the FYSC, mission trips, children’s Christmas gifts, African wells, and other needs.
Scouts and Leaders of Briensburg UMC Pack, Troop & Crew #484 celebrated United Methodist Scouting Sunday by participating in the worship service and sharing in a fellowship meal on Feb. 17, 2019. Each youth and leader in attendance will be awarded the Scout Sunday Patch at the annual Blue and Gold Banquet next month.
The Cub Scout Pack meets monthly with weekly den meetings and includes both boys and girls in the program. The Boy Scout Troop meets weekly, and has seven who have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. The Venturing Crew is a coed Scouting program for high school youth and meets weekly. The Girl Scouts will also be celebrating Girl Scout Sunday in worship next month.
Jesus demonstrated spiritual power from within, different than the external strength of numbers or money or force we often associate with power. Jesus used this power not to lord over others but to heal them.
Audio of sermon on Luke 6:17-19 by Pastor Bill Lawson, 17 Feb 2019.
The Council of Bishops sends this Pastoral Letter to all the church, reminding us that we are all one body in Christ and addressing the serious harm being done by “demeaning and dehumanizing comments and attacks on LGBTQ persons.”
We are a diverse group of leaders—conservative, centrist, progressive—however, we are unified in our commitment to work together in ways that will give you and all God’s children strength, comfort and hope for better and more merciful tomorrows.
Visit the Exploring Your Spiritual Gifts section of The United Methodist website for a Spiritual Gifts Assessment tool, descriptions of the various gifts, and other information pertaining to your gifts.
The Briensburg United Methodist Church Council voted unanimously July 15 to support the “Recommendation of the Council of Bishops on The Way Forward,” and also voted unanimously to adopt an “Inclusiveness Statement.”
Resolution of Support for the Recommendation of the Council of Bishops on The Way Forward
WHEREAS, the Council of Bishops has recommended the “One Church Plan” for adoption by the Special Session of General Conference called for February 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri, and
WHEREAS, “The plan would remove the restrictive language against the practice of homosexuality in the Book Discipline, the denomination’s policy book,” and “encourages a generous unity by giving United Methodists the ability to address different missional contexts in ways that reflect their theological convictions” (Council of Bishops Press Release of May 4, 2018 on umc.org),
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Briensburg United Methodist Church Council supports the recommendation of the Council of Bishops on the Way Forward.
We invite everyone to share fully in the worship services, life, ministry, and leadership of Briensburg United Methodist Church inclusive of age, race, nationality, gender, LGBTQ, theology, politics, and legal status.