Posts by vermonthills


Today is sacred. Actually, every day is sacred. We are in danger of forgetting that as a culture and society. I don’t know if it stems from setting aside certain days ‘holy’ (the origin of holidays) that turns the every day into ‘normal’ and mundane. I don’t know if it the nature of our work life or if it is a consequence of moving away from agrarian life and depending on the seasons. But something...

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Staying Connected     Trustees Sponsored Work Party  Join us Saturday, Apr 7, at 10am to spruce up, repair, and maintain our wonderful building and grounds!  There’s a job for practically everyone; no previous experience necessary.  If you’d like to help move the remaining mulch, please bring a wheelbarrow and shovel.   Sacred Everyday  Where do you find the divine in your everyday? Is it possible for the ordinary stuff...

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Columbia District is hosting conversations about a crucial decision facing the United Methodist Church regarding our formal approach to human sexuality. As members of a reconciling congregation, please try to attend one of the sessions:  April 15 at Portland First UMC, April 22 at Gresham First UMC, or May 6 at Hillsboro UMC.  To register or for more information, go to greaternw.org/table-talks...

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The focus of our April Second Sunday Spiritual Practice is “Healing as a Church Ministry”. We will be taking a field trip to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral to attend a Taizé Service. A Taizé service is a contemplative worship experience that involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, liturgical readings, icons, laying on of hands and healing prayer. There is no preaching. Taizé worship originated with a monastic community located in...

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Please check out this PDF of the Spring 2018 Newsletter for info about upcoming events Newsletter Spring 2018

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Please join us for a dramatic presentation of Jesus’ seven statements from the cross. After each statement there will be a reflection and response. Then one of the candles will be extinguished. At the end of the service we will be in near darkness – and like those who first witnessed this event, we will leave in silence. Tenebrae (Latin for “darkness”) is a religious service of Western Christianity consisting...

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Please join us this Sunday morning for a lively celebration. [youtube id=”v0BqGhwMmVM”]   Easter Morning, April 1   Christ is Risen! 10:30am worship service Please put these services on your calendar and plan to attend. They will each be unique and deeply meaningful. Youth Easter Breakfast, April 1    Please join the Youth at 9am for breakfast in Fellowship Hall. Donations support the Youth mission trip this summer....

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Staying Connected REMINDER If you would like to see a preview of this Sunday, here is the link: https://youtu.be/Kb1njJat7s0     Town Hall Meeting!  This Sunday, we will gather after worship for a lively and informative update on our church life.  And a potluck!  Please plan to attend, even if you have no food to share.  There’s always enough to eat; your presence is more precious. Emergency Contact and Volunteer Skills...

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Where do you find the divine in your everyday? Is it possible for the ordinary stuff of life to take on sacred meaning? Follow the series here: http://vermonthillsumc.org/category/sacred-everyday/ [youtube id=”0iVf8Zxaf5A”] Starting April 8th, we will begin a 3 month journey. Please join us for these conversations about significance and meaning in the everyday. You might be surprised where you find the divine presence in a...

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Please plan on attending our Annual Auction. It will be a lively time with great treasure and prizes to take home! Saturday, April 28, 2018   Silent Auction: 5:30-6:45 PM Dinner: 6:00-6:45 PM Oral Auction: 6:45 PM   Email OfficeVHUMC@gmail.com with any...

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