Oakland Sidney United Methodist Church
Monday, February 19, 2018



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!  




LENTEN BIBLE STUDY - Join Rev. Nathan beginning Wed. 2/21, for a new Lenten study...24 Hours That Changed The World, by Adam Hamilton.  The group will continue to meet on Wednesday evenings thru Lent at 5:30. A light dinner is provided.





This is for those interested in learning more about membership, not requiring a commitment to join the church.  The next meeting will be February 11th at 11:30 after coffee hour and at that meeting, two more meetings will be scheduled before Easter.




 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