Oakland Sidney United Methodist Church
Wednesday, October 18, 2017




 Our Faith Is Fun for kids will begin next Sunday 10/8 and will be on the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month.  

  Cindy Wright is glad to  continue to plan lessons for the 2nd Sunday and THANK YOU to Sue Hine who is stepping up to the plate to cover for Deb Levenseller on the 4th Sunday of each month!  Deb did a wonderful job last year, but is not able to continue due to job/life demands. 





 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