Staying Connected


Sunday, Dec 9: Practicing Our Faith, ch 14, “Practicing a Way of Life” Here’s a preview for this week:  https://youtu.be/vFKBhQgYlyU You can also watch last week’s sermon : https://youtu.be/gQVJPbbAm4Y And the ‘pep talk’ from last week https://youtu.be/eW2AYJCsA6g   Survey!  Please take this one-minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WKDBXSS Scrip Sunday  This Sunday is your last opportunity to buy gift cards...

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Practicing Our Faith, ch 13, “Singing Our Lives” Here’s a preview for this week: https://youtu.be/oXcXmgAaeKg Alternative Christmas  Sunday is Alternative Christmas, where you can make a donation in memory or honor of a loved one and receive a card or ornament to give.  Support important ministries *and* finish your shopping list!  In the Fellowship Hall during coffee time. Scrip Sunday  December 9 is your last opportunity to buy gift...

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Sunday, Nov 25: Practicing Our Faith, ch 12, “Dying Well” Here’s a preview for this week: Here’s a song we’re singing this Sunday, in case you’d like to familiarize yourself with it.  Advent Decorating  Plan to stick around after worship this Sunday to help decorate our sanctuary for the Advent season.  Crazy good snacks will be served. Alternative Christmas  Don’t know what to get that particular person for Christmas?  We’ve got you...

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Sunday, Nov 18: Practicing Our Faith, ch 10, “Forgiveness” Here’s a preview for this week: Here’s the blog post that Bo mentions in the video:  http://vermonthillsumc.org/consider-the-crows/  Pastor Bo talks nature, communion, and crows.   A Big Thank You  We had 10 folks show up last Saturday for the All Church Work Party.  With that many hands, we were able to remove bushels and bushels of leaves from the church grounds, repair an...

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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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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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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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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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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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