Posts by vermonthills


  Next Tuesday (October 16) is our next Pub Chat. Let’s talk about sex. The question will be: “What advice would you give your younger self?” Please read the article “It’s Time for the Church to Grow-up about Sex” and get ready to chat! We will meet at The Lodge at Cascade Brewing at 7pm (7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy)  It’s Time for the Church to Grow-up about Sex.  [PDF]  ...

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This past Sunday was exactly the kind of conversation that I love to have when we are together. There are certain conversations that happen best in community! ‘Making decisions’ is one of them.  The reality is that this topic is not most fruitfully addressed when I am sitting alone with my own thoughts. It requires that I compare notes with others. Here is a short video (2 min) about why I love becoming a conversational...

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This newsletter includes our current sermon series, lots of upcoming events, and the schedule through Christmas.  Bookmark it so that you can refer back to it all season! Newsletter Autumn 2018

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Sunday, Oct 7: Practicing Our Faith, ch 5, “Saying Yes and Saying No” This Week’s Preview:   All Church Work Party  We need *you* to give the church your time this Saturday morning.  We have a growing list of items that need to be repaired or maintained.  No particular skills are needed – just a willingness… and perhaps a pair of work gloves.  We’ll meet from 10:00 am to noon on Saturday, October 6.  See the attached .pdf file for the...

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  This past Sunday we had a really good conversation about household finances and how our faith informs that area of our life. Our question for the week was: “what one monthly expense would you change if you could?” The answers were varied and interesting. Some talked about internet/cable bills, the cost of eating out, the sadness of unused groceries, and housing issues (among other topics). What would your answer...

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This month’s edition of Second Sunday Spiritual Practices (SSSP) is all about the value of the labyrinth. We are all on the same path…exactly where we need to be. The labyrinth is a model of that path.  At its most basic level, the labyrinth is a metaphor for the journey to the center of your deepest self and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are. We’ll gather at 6:00 pm on Sunday,...

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Sure, there will be delicious spaghetti, salad, bread, and dessert.  But this year, there will also be DOOR PRIZES!  Even if you can’t attend, you should secure a ticket for a chance to win (need not be present to win; just hang on to your ticket!) Mark your calendar now: Saturday, October 20, 5:30 pm.  Tickets are available for sale for the next two Sundays, and at the door, for $15 each — those 10 and younger are free....

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Around the globe, countless gifted and qualified people face financial obstacles that hinder them from preparing for the vocation God has given them, especially youth and young adults. For ethnic students who will be the first generation in their families to attend college, or for those people of color who haven’t historically had access to resources that make higher education possible, the road toward education has often been...

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Need coffee hosts for this Sunday – and the following two weeks.  Contact Dori Killion or the church office if you can help!   Sunday, Sep 30: Practicing Our Faith, ch 4, “Household Economics”   Fifth Sunday Game Night  This Sunday, from 4 – 6, we’ll be playing some easy, crowd-pleasing games in the Fireside Room.  All are welcome!  Some (real) comments from previous game nights: “Really fun evening “, “Great evening and games!...

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  Sunday, Sep 23: Practicing Our Faith, ch 3, “Hospitality” Preview for this Sunday: Big Thanks!  Thank you all so much for your generous donations of school supplies for Hayhurst. Deanne, the principal, commented “this is the most you’ve given in all the years you’ve been donating.” Quite a statement! Thank you again. Practicing Our Faith  If you’d like to read along in the companion book to the sermon series, it is available Sunday...

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