Posts by vermonthills


  We want to a part of the solution – not add to the problem. Part of our commitment is to attempt to understand people who may think differently than we do. This month’s Pub Night conversation will focus on “Crunchy Conservatives” Here is a PDF to read ahead of time: Pub Reading Feb 2018 It is from the book “Crunchy Cons: How … gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range...

Read More

One of the unique opportunities that centering our Sunday worship gathering around the table provides us, is that we can invite community partners to come to table.  The next 6 weeks are going to provide us an opportunity to get to know our neighbors better. So far, our guests include: Hayhurst Backpack Ministry Neighborhood House (www.nhpdx.org) UMC Local Lay Ministries SW Preschool (SW Parent-Child Collective) Vermont Hills...

Read More

Staying Connected REMINDER Pre-Service prayer gathering in the chapel at 10am 1 Faith, Justice, Reconciliation – Next Saturday, February 3rd, a one day event with Dr. Christina Cleveland will be at Portland First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland. www.umoi.org/columbiaevents 2 Trustee’s Sponsored Work Party has been moved to Saturday, February 10th at 10 am. All are welcome! Lots of Lightbulbs to change! 3 Online...

Read More

This Sunday (Jan 28) our topic is ‘the walk of faith’. This is going to be a fun conversation that contrasts ‘walking out’ our faith with: downloading floating flying We are also going to talk about really tangible and concrete things to do with our faith.   Something to think about: if you could make one change to faith … what would it be? Come join the conversation – this Sunday morning at...

Read More

Get ready for an electric conversation this weekend! Our topic is “how do we know anything about God or the divine?”  Here is a preview (PDF) for this week’s Sunday School  (Jan 28)   R is for Revelation (preview by Bo Sanders)   email VHUMCpastor@gmail.com  with any questions or...

Read More

  If you are looking for some audio links, our podcast feed has 3 channels (so far) Sermon from Sunday – a short presentation to get the conversation started http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/sermon-great-cloud-of-witnesses/ Bible Study for Progressives offers a recap each week – here is the latest http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/gospel-of-mark-chapter-6/ Sunday School is a longer episode with more heady...

Read More

Staying Connected REMINDER Pre-Service prayer gathering in the chapel at 10am Auction Event, Elk Burgers & Africa Tour this Saturday at 5pm in Fellowship Hall 1 Faith, Justice, Reconciliation – Saturday, February 3rd, a one day event with Dr. Christina Cleveland will be at Portland First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland. For more information and to register, see the back of the Worship Guide:...

Read More

  This week’s Sunday School (Jan 21) is going to be lively !! [update: listen to the audio here] The Quest for the Historical Jesus is a topic that I am both intrigued and frustrated by. You may dismiss this reaction up to my evangelical background but I am like a teenager in the midst of drama. “They drive me nuts, I hate listening to them talk! … What did they say? Tell me everything.” Here is a preview PDF  Q is for...

Read More

This Tuesday (Jan 16)  our topic will be the recent 60 minutes program about changing Portland. Here is a link to the Oregon Live article:  http://www.oregonlive.com/tv/2018/01/60_minutes_on_portland_its_not.html and to the original CBS article: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/is-portland-still-portlandia/   Come to the Cascadia Brewing at 7pm ready to talk!...

Read More

Here is a PDF preview of Sunday School this week (Jan 14)   P is for Perichoresis (by Bo Sanders)   You can listen to the podcast of this lesson here http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/how-do-we-picture-god/

Read More