Posts by vermonthills


Here is an 8 minute sermon about belonging, identity, and faith. The Bible is full of poetic language – including metaphors and metonyms. Pastor Bo has some fun with those examples before getting into the idea of “the Law” as a much bigger concept. [youtube id=”ims06fyzcFU”]

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Our YouTube channel has only been used for short weekly previews up to this point … Now we are posting the sermons and conversations ‘At the Table’.  You can subscribe to the channel here [link] so that you get updates about each week’s video. Sometimes it will be the conversation “at the table” like here with Sara about “Sacred Everyday” Sometimes it will be the short sermons. Here is...

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Staying Connected   Worship Time for July and August:  10:00—11:00   Preview for this Sunday:  [youtube id=”MucV2hzp_Qc”]   Choir Call  We want you!  People who praise God with their voices!  Whether you can read music or not… whether you can attend every Sunday or not… If you are willing to try, we want you!  Choir does a “run through” at 10 am for that Sunday’s music and rehearses new music  after coffee hour. ...

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Worship Time for July and August:  10:00—11:00 Preview for this Sunday:    [youtube id=”Pn2pHwiCuEY”] All Church Work Party this Saturday, 10:00 to noon.  We’ve always got a list of little tasks to be checked off.  So, come and do your little part and it will all get done! Pub Chat Topic for Tonight  For July, we’re joining Beaverton First UMC at their pub chat.  Same location, just more fun.  Join us tonight at 7:00 pm at...

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There’s lots happening, so bookmark this newsletter!  Check out these features: Our new BFFs (Best Friends Forever) Good Giving August Highlights Fall Kick-off! And so much more!  A special, 8-page edition for your summer reading.  Enjoy! Newsletter Summer 2018...

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If you are looking to get a feel for VHUMC or you are wondering what to expect … We did something little different this week for the podcast.  Normally we post just the sermon (or lesson), but this week included highlights of all the various elements that make up our Sunday morning hour together. Here is the link to this week’s audio of the full service. http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/divine-in-the-daily/ It comes in...

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We have six service opportunity openings currently: Projectionist: If you have the ability to press the space bar on a computer keyboard, you are qualified! The only requirement is that you must pay attention. Kid’s Storyteller: Looking for 5 people to present a 10-15 minute lesson (provided by Elizabeth) during the worship service. Storytellers will rotate on a weekly basis. Childcare staff will be with the children for the entire...

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Staying Connected   SUMMER HOURS FOR WORSHIP:  10:00—11:00 Begins next week, July 1   Preview for this Sunday: [youtube id=”CzYC9xaq1Zs”]   Church Office Closed from Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 8.  Pastor Bo is available on his cell phone (503.567.9095) for pastoral care. Love Thy Neighbor: NW Gathering of Revival  “We believe God is re-creating our world, and we want to join in. We don’t know the future, but we...

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For July and August we are moving the Sunday gathering time up a half-hour. Our Sunday Summer Service times will be 10am!  Coffee will be at 11am. This will be on: July 1 July 8 July 15 July 22 July 29 August 5 August 12 August 19 August 26 We are looking forward to the cooler morning air and little more time on these beautiful Summer...

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We are becoming a conversation community at Vermont Hills. Interactive church is both challenging and rewarding. Facilitating conversational community is not difficult and bears great fruit. [youtube id=”WvKxF5jvBhs”] Here is a short video about the 4 kinds of questions that seem to work well. 4 Kinds of Questions: 1) Ice-Breaker 2) Feedback 3) What Did You Hear? 4) Bull In The...

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