Events

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


Staying Connected REMINDER Pre-Service prayer gathering in the chapel at 10am 1 Faith, Justice, Reconciliation – Next Saturday, February 3rd, a one day event with Dr. Christina Cleveland will be at Portland First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland. www.umoi.org/columbiaevents 2 Trustee’s Sponsored Work Party has been moved to Saturday, February 10th at 10 am. All are welcome! Lots of Lightbulbs to change! 3 Online...

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This Sunday (Jan 28) our topic is ‘the walk of faith’. This is going to be a fun conversation that contrasts ‘walking out’ our faith with: downloading floating flying We are also going to talk about really tangible and concrete things to do with our faith.   Something to think about: if you could make one change to faith … what would it be? Come join the conversation – this Sunday morning at...

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Get ready for an electric conversation this weekend! Our topic is “how do we know anything about God or the divine?”  Here is a preview (PDF) for this week’s Sunday School  (Jan 28)   R is for Revelation (preview by Bo Sanders)   email VHUMCpastor@gmail.com  with any questions or...

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  If you are looking for some audio links, our podcast feed has 3 channels (so far) Sermon from Sunday – a short presentation to get the conversation started http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/sermon-great-cloud-of-witnesses/ Bible Study for Progressives offers a recap each week – here is the latest http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/gospel-of-mark-chapter-6/ Sunday School is a longer episode with more heady...

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Staying Connected REMINDER Pre-Service prayer gathering in the chapel at 10am Auction Event, Elk Burgers & Africa Tour this Saturday at 5pm in Fellowship Hall 1 Faith, Justice, Reconciliation – Saturday, February 3rd, a one day event with Dr. Christina Cleveland will be at Portland First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland. For more information and to register, see the back of the Worship Guide:...

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  This week’s Sunday School (Jan 21) is going to be lively !! [update: listen to the audio here] The Quest for the Historical Jesus is a topic that I am both intrigued and frustrated by. You may dismiss this reaction up to my evangelical background but I am like a teenager in the midst of drama. “They drive me nuts, I hate listening to them talk! … What did they say? Tell me everything.” Here is a preview PDF  Q is for...

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This Tuesday (Jan 16)  our topic will be the recent 60 minutes program about changing Portland. Here is a link to the Oregon Live article:  http://www.oregonlive.com/tv/2018/01/60_minutes_on_portland_its_not.html and to the original CBS article: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/is-portland-still-portlandia/   Come to the Cascadia Brewing at 7pm ready to talk!...

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Here is a PDF preview of Sunday School this week (Jan 14)   P is for Perichoresis (by Bo Sanders)   You can listen to the podcast of this lesson here http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/how-do-we-picture-god/

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Spiritual Practices are central to who we are as a church. Practices connect our bodies to our ideas. They connect our present moment to the tradition. In 2018 we are going to explore a new practice on the second Sunday of every month. February 11 is  Lectio Divina (or Divine Reading). This is a ancient way to engage scripture and to listen quietly as your imagination is stoked. March 11 is Labyrinth. We have a guest coming to walk us...

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Staying Connected REMINDER Pre-Service prayer gathering in the chapel at 10am 1 Auction Event-Elk Burgers & Africa Tour – Saturday, January 20th at 5pm in Fellowship Hall, Scott and Joy Wegner will be your cooks and tour guides and giving a presentation of their recent trip to Africa. They will also be cooking up elk burgers (yes, they were the hunters!) and providing buns and all the condiments. Please sign up ahead of time, so...

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