Posts by vermonthills


Staying Connected   If you read nothing else, read this: wear RED this Sunday for Pentecost!   We need coffee hosts for May 27 and June 10 – please sign up or call the office!   For a preview of this Sunday’s service, [youtube id=”bbqs1lXdxHU”]   Scrip Sunday is this Sunday!   This church fundraiser does not cost you anything!  Scrip is purchased at the value of the gift card, and the church receives the percentage...

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Staying Connected   A big THANK YOU to everyone that helped make the 2018 VHUMC Auction a fabulous success. It’s impossible to offer an event like this without contributions from almost every member of the church community.   For example, multiple dinners sold for $500 or more, family label wine totaling $125, $130 for an afternoon with a handyman, and $825 for Portland Center Stage tickets!  Additionally, over 120 Silent Auction...

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Why do we close our eyes and fold our hands to pray? Ever thought about that?  It is convenient for keeping kids focused (and quiet) in Sunday School but the truth it that it is nowhere in the Bible. That might seem like trivia – but it is noteworthy that there ARE several postures modeled for us in Scripture and most of us have never tried them! This Sunday night, May 13, at 7pm, come and try something new. We are going to...

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Staying Connected For a preview of this Sunday’s service, go to https://youtu.be/Jep834-R-2o NEW OFFICE HOURS:  Mon through Thu, 9am—2pm Happy Birthday, Dottie!   Our very own Ramona “Dottie” Alsman is turning 99 this Sunday!  Plan to stay after worship service for a celebration of this milestone, complete with cake and punch! Youth Group Bake Sale  Next Sunday, May 13 (Mother’s Day), during coffee hour, indulge yourself and your...

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May 15, Tuesday night at 7pm we are going to meet a The Lodge at Cascade Brewing for food and drinks. [7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225] This video will be our topic of conversation.  Please watch it twice (6 minutes).  Pick your favorite phrase that she says and your least favorite. It will be great to compare notes and see where there is overlap and where there is not. Word of God from Erika Spaet on...

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It’s Auction time!  Come on Saturday, bring your checkbook, please help us support our largest fundraising event. Unable to attend the Auction?  Find a buddy to bid for you! Silent Auction begins at 5:30pm and the dinner begins at 6pm.  At 6:45pm the Silent Auction ends and the Oral Auction begins. You may pay either on Saturday at the conclusion of the Auction or on Sunday. As was done last year, there will be a 10-15 minute...

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Staying Connected   Change is in the Air!  This Sunday is the deadline to let Janet and Mark know what you are donating to the auction.  They can be reached at mzimmerdahl@comcast.net or 503.244.8670.  Your items must be brought to church this week (except fresh edibles).  Our office will be open Monday through Thursday, 9am to 2pm. If you would like to donate gift cards, you may order them through our scrip program today and they...

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Tulip Festival  All are invited to join the youth this Sunday, as they carpool to Woodburn, OR to see 40 acres of beautiful flowers.  They will leave the church at 1pm.  Bring a sack lunch, water, and mud boots.  RSVP to Elizabeth Brown at monkey23_97219@yahoo.com or 503.957.1372. Scrip Sundays are April 22nd, May 20th and June 10th.   This church fundraiser does not cost you anything!  Scrip is purchased at the value of the gift...

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The April 28, 2018, VHUMC Auction is rapidly approaching and we need your help…Donate! Attend! Purchase! As we have not so subtly mentioned, our hope is that EVERY member is able to donate something to help make this year’s auction a success. Confused about what to donate? Many different options work as great fundraisers… Prepare a gift basket! Offer up a time share or second home! Host a dinner or special activity! Donate your...

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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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