Staying Connected 7.12.18

July 12, 2018

Staying Connected 7.12.18

Worship Time for July and August:  10:00—11:00 Preview for this Sunday:     All Church Work Party this Saturday, 10:00 to noon.  We’ve always got a list of little tasks to be checked off.  So, come and do your little part and it will all get done! Pub Chat Topic for Tonight  For July, we’re […]

July 6, 2018

Language About God

An interesting discussion from Facebook this week continues so I thought I would post it here as well. I commented Sunday morning, Some church songs are easier to make gender neutral than others. Some of these songs lean so heavily on the masculine pronoun that they are nearly unusable As someone who is very intentional […]

June 27, 2018

Newsletter for Summer 2018

There’s lots happening, so bookmark this newsletter!  Check out these features: Our new BFFs (Best Friends Forever) Good Giving August Highlights Fall Kick-off! And so much more!  A special, 8-page edition for your summer reading.  Enjoy! Newsletter Summer 2018  

June 22, 2018

Listen To A Full Service

If you are looking to get a feel for VHUMC or you are wondering what to expect … We did something little different this week for the podcast.  Normally we post just the sermon (or lesson), but this week included highlights of all the various elements that make up our Sunday morning hour together. Here […]

June 22, 2018

Sacred Average Day

How do you experience the divine presence in an average day? This topic has become one of my favorite things to chat about. I have found two powerful trends that seem to be developing. First: Depending on your phase of life, there are certain ‘givens‘ that seem to be assumed and everything else becomes a […]

June 21, 2018

Opportunities to Serve

We have six service opportunity openings currently: Projectionist: If you have the ability to press the space bar on a computer keyboard, you are qualified! The only requirement is that you must pay attention. Kid’s Storyteller: Looking for 5 people to present a 10-15 minute lesson (provided by Elizabeth) during the worship service. Storytellers will rotate on […]

June 21, 2018

Staying Connected 6.21.18

Staying Connected   SUMMER HOURS FOR WORSHIP:  10:00—11:00 Begins next week, July 1   Preview for this Sunday:    Church Office Closed from Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 8.  Pastor Bo is available on his cell phone (503.567.9095) for pastoral care. Love Thy Neighbor: NW Gathering of Revival  “We believe God is re-creating our […]

June 21, 2018

10am Summer Service Time!

For July and August we are moving the Sunday gathering time up a half-hour. Our Sunday Summer Service times will be 10am!  Coffee will be at 11am. This will be on: July 1 July 8 July 15 July 22 July 29 August 5 August 12 August 19 August 26 We are looking forward to the […]

June 20, 2018

Updating Older Material

A Year with C.S. Lewis was my go-to devotional for about a 5 year window. I just loved his witty takes, his everyday language, and his optimistic outlook. Once I decided to go to seminary and started reading heady theology, Lewis took a back seat. I tried to pick it up again a couple of […]

June 20, 2018


This I prayed:  Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take. And then I, at a very tender age, would lie awake pondering my death. A bedtime ritual I could have done without. […]

June 19, 2018

4 Kinds of Questions at Church

We are becoming a conversation community at Vermont Hills. Interactive church is both challenging and rewarding. Facilitating conversational community is not difficult and bears great fruit. Here is a short video about the 4 kinds of questions that seem to work well. 4 Kinds of Questions: 1) Ice-Breaker 2) Feedback 3) What Did You Hear? […]

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