Events

This category contains events that happen within the church community on a weekly basis.


This weekend our topic will be Open & Relational Spirituality. The question will be: “what if the truest thing about you is how you relate to everything else?” Come at 9am and be a part of the conversation! Here is a preview: Once in a great while, a massive shift happens in the way that Christian think about their faith. This happened 500 years ago with the protestant Reformation and it happened again after WWII in...

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This video talks about working for change from within a religious community. This is an important discussion from Vermont Hills right now as we prepare to work for the future of the Methodist church. Watch it and then come to the Lodge at Cascade Brewing (7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225) at 6 Tuesday...

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The ‘We Make The Road By Walking’ series has been intense and interesting. Here is a list of the last 4 sermons (video) but you can always listen to the audio podcast as well...

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This weekend in BrainStorming with Bo (formerly Sunday School) we are going to address two connected ideas. The first subject is social justice .Why is the term ‘social’ needed in that formulation? Is there a type of justice that is not social? We will tie this in to truly Methodist ideas called ‘social holiness’ and ‘practical divinity’. Then we will turn our attention to the idea of ‘the...

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As we continue in the series “We Make The Road By Walking”, the themes for the next 10 weeks look especially intriguing. We have planned the songs, sermons, and table-talk partners through the end of April and into May. February 24 Topic: Don’t Define Yourself By What You Are Not March 3 Topic: Is Jesus For the Center?  (or the margin) March 10 Topic: Will The Past Save Us? March 17 Topic: The Life of the Ages. (Your Best...

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Update: Pub Chat NOW starts at 6pm (not 7) Tuesday night February 19 at 6pm 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 Our topic: Why do liberals not trust science on GMO’s? The same crew that trust in climate science and vaccinations does NOT believe the science on generically modified organisms. Why? Please read these 2 articles and come...

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The week at 9am we BrainStorm (formerly Sunday School) the topic of G is for Gay Christians ahead of the special conference on LGBTQ inclusion in the church as the issue of same-sex marriage. Here are two resources that that we will use on Sunday. The first is a 1-page PDF about those six infamous ‘clobber passages’ in the Bible and how to UNclobber them. The second resource is an experiment Pastor Bo wrote a while ago for...

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In the second chapter of Ruth, we meet a very interesting character named Boaz. Ruth was out collecting ‘scraps’ in the fields (a legal practice called ‘gleaning’) and ended up in on Boaz’ property. Ruth mentions this to Naomi when she returned home that evening and … it turns out that Boaz is related to Ruth’s deceased husband and could technically fulfill a role in that society called a...

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Brain Storming with Bo – formerly Sunday School – is taking on a whole new set of topics this month. Come at 9am to get your intellectual caffeination (there will also be really good coffee and tea). January 27 C is for Canon: how did we get the Bible? February 3 D is for Demythologize: faith in an age of science? February 10 E is for Emergent: how does change happen? February 17 G is for Gay Christians: unClobber the...

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