Posts by vermonthills


Bring/ride your bike to Portland International Raceway and let’s enjoy the holiday lights together! Tuesday, November 27 7:00 pm Decorating yourself and/or your bike with festive lights is highly encouraged (sorry, walkers and other modes of transportation are discouraged for safety reasons.) Cost is $6 per person; 12 and under are free.  Helmets are required for those under 17.  Food carts and a limited number of loaner bikes...

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For those of you who were unable to attend the Action Assembly Charge Conference, here are the minutes: 2018 Action Assembly Christ UMC November 4, 2018 Present:  District Superintendent Rev. Erin Martin, District Lay Leader Lydia Henry, pastors and members of several west-side UMC’s. The following members of Vermont Hills UMC attended:  Rev. Bo Sanders, John and Jan Espy, Linda Miller, Donna Ward, Will Mitchell, Bryan and...

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Sunday, Nov 11: Practicing Our Faith, ch 11, “Healing” Here’s a preview for this week:   It’s a Party!  After worship this Sunday, let’s gather in Fellowship Hall to celebrate our lay leader, Roger Turk, as he marks his 80th birthday!  Happy Birthday, Roger! Scrip This Sunday There are only two more opportunities to buy gift cards for Christmas!  And you can also purchase cards to cover Christmas meals, decorating, crafts,...

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This Sunday at 6:00 pm, we will have a special service for our physical and mental well-being.  We’ve been through a turbulent time.  We need to rest.  Recover.  Reconnect. Come for your own restoration, or come as a delegate for someone else.  We will pray with, and for, each other. Come.  Restore your soul, your health, and your spirit....

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Our annual food drive for Hayhurst Elementary School has begun!  This Sunday, there will be a display in the church lobby of seasonal wants and needs.  Simply take the tags for the items you will purchase, and return the food to the church by Nov 18. Thank you for your support.  Dozens of Hayhurst families will benefit from your...

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Sunday, Nov 4: Practicing Our Faith, ch 9, “Shaping Communities” Here’s a preview for this week: Fall Back!  This Sunday, in the wee hours, we move our clocks back one hour.  Don’t forget or you’ll show up an hour early for Sunday School (and miss your extra hour of sleep!) Charge Conference  This Sunday, Nov 4, from 2:00 – 5:00.  Please plan to attend at Christ UMC, 12755 NW Dogwood St, Portland. All Church Work Party  We...

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Sunday, Oct 28: Practicing Our Faith, ch 8, “Discernment” Here’s a preview for this week: And a bonus video! All Saints Sunday  This Sunday, October 28, at the 10:30 worship service, we will be remembering all those who have died since November 2017.  If you would like your loved one’s name read during the service, please email the church office, officeVHUMC@gmail.com, or Pastor Bo, VHUMCpastor@gmail.com. Portland 4T Trail  The...

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It dawned on me that when people hear ‘Sunday School’ they either think of a monologue-lecture or sitting around a table going through a curriculum. We don’t do Sunday School that way! Ours is sort of a vibrant (rowdy at points), dynamic (opinionated), humorous (irreverent) conversation. I love these classes. Right now we are looking at 4 topics every week: a who a what a where a when Below is a 1 min video – I...

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This past week’s sermon was about ‘the gift of rest’. You work better when you don’t work everyday.  It heals you mentally, physically, and spiritually. Enjoy this video of the sermon:...

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Sunday, Oct 21: Practicing Our Faith, ch 7, “Testimony” Here’s Pastor Bo’s story/testimony for this week: Grocery Bags Needed  Our Hayhurst Backpack Ministry uses 24 bags per week to pack food for children who might otherwise go hungry over the weekends.  Please bring any large paper bags with handles to church.  Save and bring them all year! Pennies from Heaven  Our immense gratitude to Elaine Whiteley for years of managing this...

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