Highline United Methodist Church
13015 1st Ave S.  Burien, WA  98168

Phone: 206-241-5520

Open hearts, Open minds, Open doors.

Email: office.highlineumc@gmail.com

As we begin Advent, a season of expectant waiting, we are also starting the Liturgical New Year! Whether it is obvious to everyone or not, we cycle through an annual pattern in the church that takes us from waiting for Immanuel to the fullness of God’s Kingdom when Christ is King. So December 3rd is our Christian New Year’s Day this year. What resolutions for your faith journey are you contemplating to make and how will you work on them? Just like trying to get in physical shape is often a January 1st resolution and people join gyms and make deals with workout buddies, we might want to think about our spiritual fitness, the state of our faith and life with Christ and what exercise routine we will begin to strengthen our spiritual muscles.

Another theme of Advent is the expectation that God will lift up the lowly, heal the sick, release the captives and bring justice to the oppressed. For many of us in this current American society, having adequate money to cover our own needs and to be generous with others as God is generous with us is a struggle. Some of us live paycheck to paycheck. Some of us have to choose which bill needs to be paid now and which bill can wait another month. Learning to manage our money and our households is critical to living as a disciple. It can transform our daily living from one of always wanting something more to one of being thankful for having enough. It can transform our daily living from stressing out over where our money goes to having peace of mind that we will have what we need. So, I’m offering another small group to anyone who would like to make a life change in their finances, learn the skills to manage a budget and plan for expenses instead of coming up short all the time.

You can email me at jenny.highlineumc@gmail.com or sign up on a list in the Social Room on the Bulletin Board by the office.  Depending on who signs up for each small group, we will find a mutually available time to meet.  Each small group is an eight week commitment.

I look forward to having Spiritual Workout Buddies for the next couple of months!

Pastor Jenny