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Here’s a preview for this week: And here’s the reading schedule for “We Make the Road by Walking”: Reading Plan – Make the Road by Walking We’re reading Chapter 20 for this Sunday Celebration of Life  This Saturday, we will be celebrating the lives of two of our members, Georgia Koehler and Elaine Whiteley.  Georgia’s service will be at 1:00 pm at Tabor Heights UMC, 6161 SE Stark St, Portland.  Elaine’s service...

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Last night at ImBible Study we began reading the book of Ruth. It was even better than I had hoped. I will admit, I love comparing notes, insights, and experiences with people from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations. I learn something every week. Chapter 1 of Ruth can be a little discouraging. Things are not going well for our main characters. Naomi and Ruth are strong in the midst of some terrible trials. Last...

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There have been some questions about where to begin reading. This week: Jan 13-20 we are reading chapter 20 in the book. The January 20 sermon (this coming Sunday) will be on this topic. Next week (Jan 21-28) is chapter 21. Each week we will publish the upcoming schedule in Staying Connected. Now, if you started reading from the beginning, feel free to enjoy reading until you get to chapter 20! The chapters are short so you will...

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Week 2 in our ‘Make The Road By Walking’ series brings us the ancient concept of light and dark. Pastor Bo wants to turn this concept inside-out and upside-down Below are the link to the podcast and the video UPDATE: we got new microphones for 2019!! Light &...

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Tuesday night January 15th at 7pm join us at the Lodge at Cascade Brewing for a chat, a bite to eat, or a drink. 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225 The topic will be “Why do humans resist new stuff?” email Pastor Bo VHUMCpastor@gmail.com with any questions Please read this article [link]...

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Here’s a preview for this week: Here’s The Plan for 2019, for those who haven’t heard it yet: The Plan for 2019 And here’s last Sunday’s sermon, Grow Up Grow Up (sermon) Rest in Peace  Our hearts are with Ben and Steve Whiteley in the passing of their mother, Elaine Whiteley, on January 4.  Elaine joined VHUMC in 1959.  She leaves behind a legacy of kindness and will be greatly missed. Her celebration of life will be on...

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This past Sunday we began a new series in “We Make The Road By Walking” The Bible reading for the week talk about Jesus growing in wisdom and stature. This is a very human (and very divine) thing to do. We all to need grow up. It is a natural thing. Below is a video of that sermon – or your can listen to the podcast audio [link:...

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UPDATE: Here is the podcast audio for the 2019 Plan [http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/plan-for-2019-presentation/] Come this Sunday at 9:00 am to the Fireside Room.  Pastor Bo will be outlining the plan for spring, summer and fall of this year, including an overview of Adult Sunday School, Worship gatherings, and Bible Study.  This hour will help you see the big picture, so that we are all striving for the same goals.  Let us know...

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Here’s a preview for this week: Rest in Peace  We grieve with Edna Blue in the passing of Harry Krupzak on December 24.  Services will be this Saturday, January 5, at noon at the Skyline Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, a donation to the American Lung Association would be appreciated.  Please keep Edna, and Harry’s family in your prayers. The Plan for 2019  Come this Sunday at 9:00 am to the Fireside...

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Merry Christmas!  Re-live the joy, pain, and complexity of the Sacred Everyday series that we explored this summer.  Here’s a link to a free eBook, a pdf file that contains every reflection written by John E, Katie N, Bryan C, Sara R, Charlie J, Dori K, and Pastor Bo.  Available for a limited time at http://vermonthillsumc.org/media/free-ebook/. Devotional Books  Brian McLaren’s book, “We Make the...

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