Practice@People's: Journaling

Reflection is an essential part of growing in faith.

Journaling is a wonderful spiritual practice that allows you to understand your life. The great theologian Soren Kierkegaard said, “Life must be lived forward, but understood backward.”    

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Kate Sweet
From Nurse Susan

Dear Friends,

Blessing upon blessing! That is what my last Sunday at People's church was like. Song, beautiful hands-on prayer at the end of worship, a spectacular brunch, a most special program with many kind words, balloons, roses and cards to hold close!

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Sue Koch
Spiritual Care & Development

Dear Friends, a couple of weeks ago I stepped into a new role at People’s Church after having had the privilege of serving as the Director of Discipleship here for almost a year. My new title is Pastor of Spiritual Care and Development. What a mouthful! It sure is, but with good reason. Here at People’s Church our mission is to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

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Sue Koch
Christian Living & Outreach

The King will reply (to those at his right hand), “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.  Matthew 25:40

Who have you touched today?  Just imagine what could happen if we all committed to touching just one person each month! It might only take a half hour to make a difference in someone's life.  Who can you help?

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Sue Koch
Family & Children's Ministries

LEGO Sundays for children Pre-K – 4th Grade!! LEGO Sundays will return on July 30th and run through August 27th! During this time, the children will hear a Bible story out of the Spark Bible and then make LEGO creations relating to the story. Thank you to everyone who has served or is going to serve in Summer Sunday School!

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Sue Koch
Living Our Faith Missions

The Mission of the Month for August is the Society of St. Andrew. This is Advance #801600 through Global Ministries - Salvaging fresh produce to reduce hunger and improve health of people in greatest need across the US.

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Sue Koch
Oregon Area Food Pantry

Items for August Canned Stew and Pasta. The Pantry is open from 3 – 7pm and will next be available on Thursday, August 31st.  Volunteers are always needed to help with stocking and distributing food. 

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Sue Koch
Giving

For, as I can testify, they voluntarily gave according to their means, and even beyond their means”(2 Corinthians 8:3)

Paul wanted the church in the wealthy trading center of Corinth to give generously to his mission to Jerusalem. To encourage them he noted how freely the churches in poorer Macedonia had already given.

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Sue Koch
Practice@People's

Welcome to Practice@People’s, the new monthly blog post from the PUMC Discipleship team! Look for a new post each month in which we will explore new ways of growing in our faith. Our God loves creativity and diversity, so we hope to share many different examples of what it looks like to grow in relationship with God

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Celebrate Nurse Susan!

On Sunday, July 9th, we will celebrate Nurse Susan. There will be one worship service at 9:00am followed by a potluck brunch and time to remember our years with Susan and all she has meant to us.

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Sue Koch
From the Parish Nurse

Dear Friends and Family,

I have one final story to share with you. Because of the timing that was involved, I believe it represents the unexplainable mystery that we see with the eyes of our spirit.

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Sue Koch
Discipleship

Did you know our new church website has a blog? The Discipleship Team invites you to be on the lookout for our new monthly blog post, “Practice@People’s,” starting up mid-July.

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Sue Koch
July Mission of the Month

Anderson Park Friends is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working with the Dane County Parks Department to develop, protect, preserve, and enhance beautiful Anderson Farm County Park.

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Sue Koch
The Road Home

The families who are part of the Road Home's Interfaith Hospitality Network shelter program will be our guests here in Oregon from July 23rd - 30th.

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Sue Koch
Giving

The Paradox of Generosity - July 2017 

 “for during a severe ordeal of affliction, their abundant joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.” (2 Corinthians 8:2b)

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Sue Koch