MUMC is now the newest Reconciling Congregation in New England

Good morning,

A few reminders:

Please bring in your items for the Awesome Yaaard Sale this Saturday, 9-11 so there is plenty of time to price everything!

HopeFest is moving forward.  It will be wonderful!  Be in touch with Steve Rafter if you’d like to help out in any aspect of this incredible event.  Tickets are now on sale!   Check it out!!!

https://hopefestnh.org/hopefest-tickets-now-on-sale/

And, if you haven’t already, please check out the new Milford UMC app that you can find on your phone or i-pad’s app store by searching for the church’s name.  It’s awesome!  Many people use it for their electronic giving as well as checking out what’s going on at the church.  There is also a Bible passage look-up and so much more.

The Administrative Council last night decided not to host a Family Movie Night in June due to the many graduations in the area the same weekend.  Stay tuned for July’s movie/game night offering!

With around 40 people at the Administrative Council meeting, last night hosted a good and respectful conversation before the team voted on whether or not to become a Reconciling Congregation.  The final recommendations from the congregation came in at 69 in favor, 33 opposed and 3 neutral. Thanks to all who participated.   The Administrative Council then took the official vote based on thoughtful discussion and the congregation’s over 2/3’s support in favor.  MUMC is now the newest Reconciling Congregation in New England. Congratulations MUMC.

Our friend Jim Lawler is leading the service on Sunday.  You’ll be learning more about the Trinity! The first Sunday in June will be led in its entirety by the youth of MUMC.  I can’t wait!  The kids have put in a lot of time into a meaningful service.  Please be there to support this generation of MUMC!

I will be away this week.  If you need pastoral assistance, call the church office and go to my extension (12) and you will get the phone number of Rev. Hank Junkin from the Episcopal Church who is covering for me.  Rev. Bob Morgan is covering as well but he won’t be available until after the weekend.

Have a wonderful morning of joy as you walk with God this day.  Blessings.  Casey

Rev. Casey Collins

Milford United Methodist Church

327 North River Road

PO Box 476

Milford, NH  03055

603-673-2669

Pentecost, also known as “The Birthday of the Church”

Tonight the Worship Team is hosting Family Movie night beginning at 6:30.  I get to supply the popcorn to go along with the lemonade!  I hope to see you there.

During church tomorrow we will be talking about the third most important holiday in the Christian year.  Tomorrow is Pentecost, 50 days after Easter and 10 days after the Ascension of Jesus, marking the day the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles. Pentecost is also known as “the birthday of the Church” fulfilling Jesus’ promise to send the “Counselor” or “Advocate” once he left the earth.   Acts 2:41 records that after Peter spoke to the crowd that day, some 3,000 people were baptized.

Jewish tradition also celebrates Pentecost, but not for the same reason as the Christians celebration.  The celebration of our Jewish brothers and sisters is to observe God giving the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai, 50 days after the Exodus and 50 days after Passover.

Pentecost is often represented with the color red, symbolizing the fire of the Holy Spirit. Let’s see how many of us will be wearing red for worship!  See you there.

Rev. Casey Collins

Milford United Methodist Church

327 North River Road

PO Box 476

Milford, NH  03055

603-673-2669