Voices in Prayer
Meets Sunday morning immediately following worship at the front of the sanctuary to pray for concerns that have been shared during worship
Voices in Prayer
Christian care giving and visitations, and one-on-one listening with the Stephen Ministry.
Assists members of the church in times of need with meals, funeral assistance, sending cards with caring messages, telephoning, home visits, rides to appointments, and more.
The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with a 72-hour short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God's grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church. The course is wrapped in prayer and meditation, special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion. The Emmaus Walk typically begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening.
During and after the three days, Emmaus leaders encourage participants to meet regularly in small groups. The members of the small groups challenge and support one another in faithful living. The three-day Emmaus experience and follow-up groups strengthen and renew Christian people as disciples of Jesus Christ and as active members of the body of Christ in mission to the world.
There are many folks in our congregation who are experiencing difficult times with health issues.
Questions have been asked, “How can I help?, Is there anything you need?”
This question has spurred the idea of creating a supply of meals that will be kept in our church freezer. When a need arises, we’ll be prepared to help.
As we create meals at home, let us keep this ministry in mind by adding a few extra ingredients to be packaged. Let’s have fresh meals stored in the freezer; not haphazard left-overs. Aluminum containers tightly sealed should be clearly marked with contents, reheating directions and the date prepared. The meals will be delivered as needed.
Watch for further updates as this ministry evolves. Hopefully in a positive and blessed direction.
For further information, contact Stephanie Witman at 719-291-3888.
Assists pastor in planning and implementing worship in the life of the church. Enlists volunteer ushers, liturgists, communion servers, and candle lighters
Mountain View Martha's
COLLEGE/MILITARY CARE PACKAGES: Mountain View Marthas will collect items for the college/ military care packages through December and January. Please consider donating items for boxes: small tissues, pens, pencils, combs, gum, nail files, snacks, and any small fun items. Monetary donations are always welcome to help cover the cost of mailing. There will be a box in the narthex for donations. Mountain View Marthas will meet Wednesday, February 20, 12:30 to 2:00 pm in the multipurpose to fill the boxes. Contact Jeanette Myers 719-351-2769 or Ann Snipes 720-427-1828.
ANNOUNCING MEMBERSHIP OF THE
MOUNTAIN VIEW WAY FORWARD TASK FORCE
The 2016 General Conference of the United Methodist Church established a 32-member Commission on a Way Forward to do a complete examination and possible revision of every paragraph of the Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and to explore options that help maintain and strengthen the unity of the church. The Commission will present their recommendations to the Council of Bishops in April or May of this year and the Bishops should publish those recommendations in June or July.
Recognizing the importance of the Commission’s report and its potential impact on our church, the Mountain View UMC Church Council has established a Way Forward Task Force to prepare our congregation to receive and act on the recommendations of the Way Forward Commission with the goal of fostering mutual understanding among members of divergent views, maximizing unity within the congregation, and bringing people together around our stated mission of making disciples who love like Jesus. The members of our local Task Force are:
Rev. Michael Gore – Pastor
Mr. John Schafer – Church Council Chair
Mrs. Marcene Etchieson – Lay Leader
Mr. Dan Nicholson – Staff Parish Relations Chair
Mr. Sam Gould – At Large Member
Mrs. Marci Nickelsburg – At Large Member
Mrs. Martine Vogel – At Large Member
The members of our local Task Force ask for your support and encourage you to join them in praying regularly the Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi which they have chosen as the prayer to frame their efforts as they help the congregation chart its way forward:
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.