Prepare for Worship
August 1, 2021
Homer United Methodist Church
Tentative Plans for Will Files' Memorial
I know that everyone is anxious to hear about plans for Will Files' memorial. The first family members got to Homer yesterday and family will continue to arrive all weekend. The family is very conscious of the health and safety of both Martha Ellen and our whole community. It is likely that there will be a small, semi-private memorial that is livestreamed on the church Facebook page so everyone can watch from home, followed by an outdoor reception that may be open to the public. I will pass along more information, as well as the date and time, as the family makes plans.

We will have a time to share memories of Will in the worship service on Sunday.
In Person Worshliip
Our hybrid in-person and online worship service is at 11 am. If you are participating from home, the service will be live-streamed on Facebook at 11 am and the video will be posted on YouTube by 4 pm.

If you are worshiping in person, please wear your mask at all times while in the building, and sit with your family group or bubble spread out from others.

If you are showing symptoms of COVID, or have close family or friends with COVID, please stay home and worship with us online.
Resources for Great and Small Series
Summer is a great time to enjoy the beauty and majesty of God's creation. But the summertime pace can be frantic. This year, let's have a slow summer. Let's enjoy nature. Let's move our bodies. Let's adjust our schedules. Let's reset our priorities. Let's have a slow summer.

This 6 week sermon series will follow the Great and Small Guide to the Most Okayest Summer Ever by the Salt Project. Click here for the booklet, which is full of ideas, activities, and conversation topics for people of all ages.

To find even more slow summer activity suggestions, click here for the Find Your Slow Summer guide.

There's also music! Click here for the Summer Series playlist.

Some print copies of the booklets will be available at the church on Sunday morning.

Let's celebrate a slow summer!
Resources for Children

Are you connecting any of Sunday's scripture lessons to what you are doing from the Summer Church School at Home lessons? Email us a description or a picture to share.

Click here for today's Children's Bulletins and here for the answer sheet.
Prayer Requests
  • Prayers for the Files family: Will passed away. Strength and comfort for Martha Ellen and the family. Travel mercies for those coming from out of town.
  • Sharon Henry: travel mercies
  • Prayers for the Van Sandt family: Bonnie passed away. Strength and comfort for Phillip and the family. Travel mercies for those attending the memorial.
  • Eva-Lynn, 6 year old: health issues
  • Talbott and Miekle families: death of Grace
  • The Mullikin family: loss of Don Mullikin
  • Jane Middleton: health
  • Jim Early: continued healing and patience
  • Mary Sanders: healing. Send cards to General Delivery, Conrad, MT 59425
  • Gary Kosto: strength and healing
  • Bernadine Jackson
  • Alaska Conference prayer focus: Kenai United Methodist Church, April Hall, Pastor

Please reply to this email with your prayer requests!

Ways to Give
Thank you for your consistent giving! Your generosity allows us to continue our ministries with people in need in our community. There are many ways to give:

Give Online
Click here for our church donation page.

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Homer United Methodist Church
770 East End Road
Homer AK 99603

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Spiritual Wellness Resources
Exploring Spiritual Practices

We practice spiritual disciplines so that when difficult times arise, we have tools to keep us grounded in peace, hope, joy, and love. Click here to watch Pastor Lisa's YouTube channel, Raven Fed.
Pastor Lisa's Current Schedule

Work Days: Sunday - Thursday
Days Off: Friday - Saturday

Pastor Lisa is now serving as the pastor of Homer UMC 3/4 time and as the Alaska Director of Connectional Ministries 1/4 time. Please call or email to make an appointment.

Over the course of the week, if you are in need of comfort and worship, "visit" some of the other Alaskan United Methodist churches to watch their worship services. Click here to see the list of churches offering online worship.

Contact Us
770 East End Road
Homer, AK 99603