Let’s Get Together

The United Methodist Service Conference

September 25 to 30th, United Methodist Scouters are invited to attend a special opportunity. What could be better than fellowship, answers for a United Methodist Scouting future, and the opportunity to serve?

THE CHAPEL PARABLE

There was a beautiful chapel built on the edge of the Sangre de Christo Mountains. The wooden cross rises to the West. A sunset service opens the time for youth to leave the civilized world behind: a simple reminder of creation breathed in existence by a creator. In the stillness, the rocks call out. The buffalo and deer pass by with casual grace. The great creator paints the sky. 

As the season ends, the winter falls upon the pews. Now, empty of the youth they once held. The wood begins to crack. Splinters rise. Soon the chapel is no longer inviting. At the edge of the mountains, the cross still rises to the West. God still casts the paint and shadows in stunning hues each evening.  Youth will come again.

Along came a congregation with love for the next generation and worship. They saw some of the old wood was good; much was to be replaced. A revival of song broke out as the work went on. A cry was heard from the hills. “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth; Do you not see it?”

THE INVITATION

Please come. Join the fellowship. We will learn together, work together, and begin a new thing for the Lord. This United Methodist Service Conference is a great opportunity for us to revive the chapel, revive the ministry, and hear the Lord in a new thing.

THE LINK

A link for the registration will be located here soon. Please plan to join us!

Thank you for living into the call of ministry.

Photo by Bill Chaffin taken at the Philmont Scout Ranch

“The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.” – Psalm 103:6 NIV

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Amanda, 31, Missouri Annual Conference, Venturing & Scouts BSA

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