Events

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


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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I have never had an epiphany in the truest sense of the word.  My whole life I have been in a spiritual community surrounded by faithful people trying their best to live up to the Word.  I’m envious of people who can tell their own ‘Road to Emmaus’ story.   But my spiritual journey has been far more mundane.   And this week’s sermon of how there is divinity in the mundane, how there is spirituality in just...

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Staying Connected     Trustees Sponsored Work Party  Join us Saturday, Apr 7, at 10am to spruce up, repair, and maintain our wonderful building and grounds!  There’s a job for practically everyone; no previous experience necessary.  If you’d like to help move the remaining mulch, please bring a wheelbarrow and shovel.   Sacred Everyday  Where do you find the divine in your everyday? Is it possible for the ordinary stuff...

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Columbia District is hosting conversations about a crucial decision facing the United Methodist Church regarding our formal approach to human sexuality. As members of a reconciling congregation, please try to attend one of the sessions:  April 15 at Portland First UMC, April 22 at Gresham First UMC, or May 6 at Hillsboro UMC.  To register or for more information, go to greaternw.org/table-talks...

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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 prayer. There is no preaching. Taizé worship originated with a monastic community located in...

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Please check out this PDF of the Spring 2018 Newsletter for info about upcoming events Newsletter Spring 2018

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Please join us for a dramatic presentation of Jesus’ seven statements from the cross. After each statement there will be a reflection and response. Then one of the candles will be extinguished. At the end of the service we will be in near darkness – and like those who first witnessed this event, we will leave in silence. Tenebrae (Latin for “darkness”) is a religious service of Western Christianity consisting...

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Please join us this Sunday morning for a lively celebration. [youtube id=”v0BqGhwMmVM”]   Easter Morning, April 1   Christ is Risen! 10:30am worship service Please put these services on your calendar and plan to attend. They will each be unique and deeply meaningful. Youth Easter Breakfast, April 1    Please join the Youth at 9am for breakfast in Fellowship Hall. Donations support the Youth mission trip this summer....

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Staying Connected REMINDER If you would like to see a preview of this Sunday, here is the link: https://youtu.be/Kb1njJat7s0     Town Hall Meeting!  This Sunday, we will gather after worship for a lively and informative update on our church life.  And a potluck!  Please plan to attend, even if you have no food to share.  There’s always enough to eat; your presence is more precious. Emergency Contact and Volunteer Skills...

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