After 22 years, Ely United Methodist Church has moved into their new church building! We are having a celebration on May 27, 2017.
We would love for you to come celebrate with us! Please share the invitation with all your family.
Please let us know if you plan to attend. If you cannot, we appreciate your prayers and support during this long process! We did it!!!
What We Have Lost
It is all about the head, hands and heart. We fill our head with knowledge, and temper what our hands build with the judgments given by our hearts. So, what is wrong with this? Well, everything when it stops working as a philosophy.
Our country is broken. Something went wrong with what we put in our heads and hearts because now we don’t know what to do with our hands.
Let’s take an example from ranching. The land was an asset and something could be done with the land to garner a living. So, our heads went to work and came up with some ideas that were tempered with our hearts. We needed to eat, our country needed to eat. We had land, and it contained water, but was not well suited for agriculture. Why not allow animals to feed off the vegetation? We were there because of the water, and the animals needed that too. It was a great solution. No one was hurt, our families were provided for and, we would be able to help one another when the need arose, because our families were taken care of already and our excess was available to give.
As a result, we managed to make the land work for us. But now, we are using the land incorrectly. The land can provide for us, but where is the stewardship? What do we do for the land? Cattle ranching is unfortunately a dying lifestyle in the west. Our living patterns and our eating trends are changing. Are we consulting our hearts and our heads in deciding what to do with our hands?
Public schools have always been held in contempt by many. So what we now have in the heart is different than what was 150 years ago.
Is it regional? Is it economical? Is it status and wealth? What drives our heart now days?
We sacrifice children, we do not honor families, we no longer understand the meaning of our lands. We are barely able to take care of ourselves, and have little to nothing to offer in help others in need. How did we get here? What destroyed what is in our hearts?
Is it our family structure? Too busy working two jobs to understand and live up to the responsibility that comes with family?
Is it our heads? Do we lack for so many generations now because of poor parenting?
Is it inappropriate schooling so that what little knowledge we have is impractical and irrelevant to our needs for daily life?
Is it in our hands? Are our hearts and head no longer connected to our hands? And if not, how did that happen?
I don’t have the answers. But I will continue to ask the questions. Maybe then, socratically the answers will present themselves. But honestly, something has got to give. We are sacrificing our children for the greed of a few. Why? And it didn’t just start. This is the result of generations of the head, hands and heart not working properly in individuals. So, we are no longer making our own decisions. And we have little to no control over those who are.
(Fireworks from the train itself!)
Saturday, January 14 at 4:30 p.m.
Where can you see fireworks shot off a moving steam train? Only in Ely!
The Fireworks Express at the Nevada Northern Railway leaves the Depot at 4:30 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 14th. Fireworks are scheduled to be shot off at 6:15 p.m.
This annual train is generally a sell-out and offers 'front row' seats to the fireworks. The Fireworks Express steam train is an official event of the NV150, celebrating Nevada's sesquicentennial. It is held in conjunction with the award-winning Fire & Ice show at Cave Lake.Passengers aboard the Fireworks Express can have front-row seats of the fireworks from the second open-air flat car, or can stay warm in one of the heated coach cars. Passengers can move freely between the two cars.
On board, passengers have the option to purchase candy, soda, water, and beer. They’ll also be able to view panoramic vistas and snow-laden terrain, and to travel through two tunnels.The Jan. 14th Fireworks Express will be the last train ride until Nevada Northern Railway's official season begins in mid-April. Ticket Prices:Adults— $32Children (4–12)— $16Children 3 and under ride free Click Here to learn more about the Northern Nevada Railway.Click Here to visit their official website. The Fireworks Express is scheduled to depart from the Nevada Northern Railway Complex located on the Northeast end of Ely, just South of the White Pine Golf Course.