Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Sunday, March 18, 2018

10-08-14 Article

Joyce Williams Drake was a recent visitor to our BPUMC Sunday Service.  She and her family were long-time members at Bluff, where her mother was the organist for many years.  It was great to reconnect with her as she was visiting the area

BPUMC Article by Joyce L. Wiedrich

At first look at the bulletin we were all wondering what on earth Pastor Judy was going to share with us in her sermon, titled "Are you out of your Mind?"  She shared the passages from Philippians 2:  1-13.  This message was that to have the mind of Christ we need to give up our own mindset and ways,  to become more loving and giving as Jesus was. 

What a busy time of year!  Several of our church ladies went together to shop for items to fill shoeboxes for Samaritan's Purse.  Our Sunday School children will help put the items into the boxes as one of their projects.  We have taken this on as one of our missions for several years. Samaritan's Purse is an organization that has many mission aspects to it.  Recently they shipped supplies to Liberia to help contain the Ebola virus.  They also send aid flood victims across the world.  Their shoebox mission is part of Operation Christmas Child.  Items such as crayons, pencils, color books, small stuffed animals, and hygiene supplies are sent in these boxes to children around the world who might otherwise not have another Christmas gift.  Many local churches also participate in this giving mission. 

Our church members also collect items to send to our college students throughout the year. Students away at school especially love to receive letters and packages from home.

Remember to keep November 1st free, for our annual Harvest Dinner!  This is always a great dinner, with turkey and all the trimmings!

Our fund raising project selling nuts has begun.  Linda Folts is in charge of this effort.  There are several varieties of dried fruits, nuts, and chocolate available at reasonable prices.

Come and join us and worship at our loving church.  You will receive a big welcome, and lots of smiles and hugs!