Oakland Sidney United Methodist Church
Thursday, January 17, 2019



Our Faith Is Fun for Kids has begun and will be on the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month.  Thanks to Cindy Wright and Sue Hine for being willing to share their faith, time and talents with our younger ones.  Big kids are welcome too!  





  For the foreseeable future, we will need folks to lead the

children's sermon on the second Sunday OF each month.  We are blessed to have so many talented, clever people in our congregation.  If you love children and feel as though you could come up with a

meaningful message, song, story, etc. to share with them, please let

Pam Leavitt know.  THANKS! 






 SELF STORAGE says the sign.

Some day I’ll store my Self when I get in my way.

Stuff judgment behind a roll down door

and walk up hill to the Redemption Center.


When I get in my way, I’ll store my Self

like the woman who asked Where at the well

after she walked uphill to the Redemption Center.

She buried her Self in her dry jar.


Like the woman at the well who asked Where,

I find the Grace Street marked ONE WAY

and bury my Self in her jar, too.

Instead of drawing water, we dive in.


Along one-way Grace Street,

I wash with my sister in the waterfall.

We dive in without drawing water,

bathe in the welcome of unconditional love.


I swim with my sister in the waterfall

beside the SELF STORAGE sign,

free to welcome with unconditional love,

our judgment in the jar behind the door.

                                                                                ~ Joyce Ray © All rights reserved