Events

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


Tish Warren’s topic this week is “Calling a Friend.”  Just now I was listening to a panel discussion on NPR about the suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade.  When asked about the causes for the 30% increase in suicides from 1996 to 2016, Dr. Nadine Kaslow, former president of the American Psychological Assn. said: …things have become less personal. Our communities have become less tight-knit, and it’s much more...

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Staying Connected Need two ushers for June 24: one experienced, one newbie who will commit for the fourth Sunday each month. Please contact officeVHUMC@gmail.com  A Sad Note  Some of you may remember Bob Schuberg, who attended VHUMC years ago.  We were recently notified of his passing.  Bob visited us in April with Sue Beardwood; the church office has her contact information if you would like it. Scrip Sunday is this Sunday, June...

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May was a busy month at VHUMC and we have some audio podcast for your listening pleasure. You can find all of the podcasts on our feed here [link] . Sunday School closed the Spring semester with 2 lively conversations: Kin-dom of God  God is the Future  Hope you are open to new ideas! This is the final Sunday School conversation of Spring 2018. Pastor Bo introduces his adventurous ideas about God in the future.   Bible...

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Staying Connected Need two ushers for June 24: one experienced, one newbie who will commit for the fourth Sunday each month. Please contact officeVHUMC@gmail.com We still need coffee hosts for June 10 – please contact Dori or the church office if you can help!! Preview for this Sunday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_JfepmzIqc All Church Work Party  Be here at 10am this Saturday, June 2, and we’ll be done by lunchtime. There is a...

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Connexions Team  is meeting June 3 at 9:30.  If you haven’t already done so, please fill out our form located on the coffee tables this Sunday (or download and print from link below).  Gentlemen, this isn’t just for women, although they do lead you 15—1 in filling out the forms.  We all have a part in caring for each other.  Please let us know how you can help and be helped. Thanks! Volunteer Skills...

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Staying Connected We need coffee hosts for this Sunday and June 10 – please contact Dori if you can help!! Graduation Celebration and Potluck  On Sunday, June 3, let’s celebrate our high school graduates (Katie, Kian, and Jacob) with food!  Bring a dish to share during the coffee hour. Talk N Thought   “‘Mercy is radical kindness,’ Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book, Hallelujah Anyway. It’s the...

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Staying Connected   If you read nothing else, read this: wear RED this Sunday for Pentecost!   We need coffee hosts for May 27 and June 10 – please sign up or call the office!   For a preview of this Sunday’s service, [youtube id=”bbqs1lXdxHU”]   Scrip Sunday is this Sunday!   This church fundraiser does not cost you anything!  Scrip is purchased at the value of the gift card, and the church receives the percentage...

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Staying Connected   A big THANK YOU to everyone that helped make the 2018 VHUMC Auction a fabulous success. It’s impossible to offer an event like this without contributions from almost every member of the church community.   For example, multiple dinners sold for $500 or more, family label wine totaling $125, $130 for an afternoon with a handyman, and $825 for Portland Center Stage tickets!  Additionally, over 120 Silent Auction...

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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 for us in Scripture and most of us have never tried them! This Sunday night, May 13, at 7pm, come and try something new. We are going to...

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Staying Connected For a preview of this Sunday’s service, go to https://youtu.be/Jep834-R-2o NEW OFFICE HOURS:  Mon through Thu, 9am—2pm Happy Birthday, Dottie!   Our very own Ramona “Dottie” Alsman is turning 99 this Sunday!  Plan to stay after worship service for a celebration of this milestone, complete with cake and punch! Youth Group Bake Sale  Next Sunday, May 13 (Mother’s Day), during coffee hour, indulge yourself and your...

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