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May 10, 2018

This Sunday Evening: Postures of Prayer

This Sunday Evening: Postures of Prayer

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 […]

May 2, 2018

PubChat May 2018

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 […]

April 5, 2018

This Sunday Night: Special Service

The focus of our April Second Sunday Spiritual Practice is “Healing as a Church Ministry”. We will be taking a field trip to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral to attend a Taizé Service. A Taizé service is a contemplative worship experience that involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, liturgical readings, icons, laying on of hands and healing […]

March 19, 2018

Topic for March PubChat

Is religion a good or a bad thing?  That will be our topic for this week’s pub chat Here is a link to the video .  It should bring lively conversation  https://www.ted.com/talks/kwame_anthony_appiah_is_religion_good_or_bad_this_is_a_trick_question#t-78544 or if you prefer – the transcript is here  https://www.ted.com/talks/kwame_anthony_appiah_is_religion_good_or_bad_this_is_a_trick_question/transcript See you Tuesday night at 7!! 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

February 20, 2018

PubTalk is Postponed ONE week

Due to the weather – pubnight is being moved to Feb 27 Now you have an extra week to read the article 🙂   http://vermonthillsumc.org/pub-reading-for-february-2018/ Pub Reading Feb 2018

January 30, 2018

Pub Reading for February 2018

Pub Reading for February 2018

  We want to a part of the solution – not add to the problem. Part of our commitment is to attempt to understand people who may think differently than we do. This month’s Pub Night conversation will focus on “Crunchy Conservatives” Here is a PDF to read ahead of time: Pub Reading Feb 2018 It […]

December 14, 2017

December Pub Chat

This coming Tuesday night (December 19) , we want to chat about 2 interesting videos.  The primary video is about reclaiming religion (16 minutes)   https://www.ted.com/talks/sharon_brous_it_s_time_to_reclaim_and_reinvent_religion#t-969934 Last month, we had also wanted to talk about this fascinating study (but not everyone had seen it yet) https://www.ted.com/talks/helen_pearson_lessons_from_the_longest_study_on_human_development?utm_campaign=tedspread–b&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare Come to the Cascade Brewery (formerly Raccoon Lodge) at […]

November 17, 2017

November Pub Chat

We are going to meet for our monthly pub chat this coming Tuesday night (Nov 21) at 7pm. Please note that Raccoon Lodge has changed it’s name to Cascade Brewing  Our discussion will center around this article: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/opinion/roy-moore-conservative-evangelicals.html  Please email Pastor Bo with any questions at VHUMCpastor@gmail.com

October 11, 2017

Pub Chat for October

Tuesday Oct 17 our topic will be “There is more to life than being happy” Watch the TEDtalk video and come the Raccoon Lodge at 7pm ready to talk about the 4 pillars of happiness

September 10, 2017

Pub Chat Sept 19

The 3rd Tuesday night of every month we meet for a Public House Chat. Our article for discussion this month will be: Secularization is the best thing that ever happened to religion  Please read the material and come for a lively discussion to the Raccoon Lodge on Tuesday the 19th at 7pm. Here is a […]

August 4, 2017

Themes for the next 11 weeks

Table Talk: Themes for the Next 11 Weeks Hospitality is our theme in August and each week we are going to look at a different aspect of being welcoming to the stranger and open to the ‘other’. August 6 Brett Stuvland is at the table talking about his experience in the Middle East and the […]

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