Vermont Hills UMC

Vermont Hills UMC


The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) was one of the most important events of the past 50 years. I grew up in a heavily Catholic area (outside Chicago) and pastored in a formerly-Catholic context in NY (near Albany). The changes that came with Vatican II were monumental. Read the PDF here: V is for Vatican II...

Read More

Due to the weather – pubnight is being moved to Feb 27 Now you have an extra week to read the article 🙂   http://vermonthillsumc.org/pub-reading-for-february-2018/ Pub Reading Feb 2018

Read More

Staying Connected REMINDER Pre-Service prayer gathering in the chapel at 10:15am Don’t forget to sign up on the Coffee Host Volunteer Sheet in Fellowship Hall The Church office will be closed on Tuesday, February 20th If you would like to see a preview of this Sunday, Preschool Week, here is the link: https://youtu.be/j1ZDARVwfAQ   1 Parent Night Out- Valentines Parent Night Out is tonight, Friday, February 16th from 5-8pm. The...

Read More

  Here is the preview for this week’s Sunday School (Feb 18) U is for Universalism (preview) Come join the conversation at 9am in the Fireside Room   The resources links below may be helpful: McLaren’s christian take Prothero’s innovative non-academic take famous John Hick Knitter’s Theologies of Religion a christian take on multiple versions of ‘salvations’ Catherine Cornille on the impossibility of this whole thing...

Read More

Staying Connected REMINDER Pre-Service prayer gathering in the chapel at 10:15am Don’t forget to sign up on the Coffee Host Volunteer Sheet in Fellowship Hall If you would like to see a preview of this Sunday, Everyone Brings Something, here is the link: https://youtu.be/EBNLaAy-Rp4 1 Trustee’s Sponsored Work Party – We will meet at the Church this Saturday, February 10th at 10am to do general maintenance and cleaning. All are...

Read More

What is your favorite poem? Read the PDF here:  Preview- T is for Theopoetics Poetry is so different than math. Math is wonderful and necessary in many arenas … but there are certain things that just can’t be captured in a formula where X+Y=Z.   God seems to be one of those topics where poetry is more appropriate than math. The divine-transcendent-eternal-cosmic beyond is not something that fits easily into a series of...

Read More

Staying Connected REMINDER Pre-Service prayer gathering in the chapel at 10am Don’t forget to sign up on the Coffee Host Volunteer Sheet in Fellowship Hall This Saturday at Portland First UMC is Faith, Justice, Reconciliation – Dr. Christina Cleveland This month’s article for Pub Night is from “Crunchy Conservatives”: http://vermonthillsumc.org/pub-reading-for-february-2018/ 1 Trustee’s Sponsored Work Party has been moved to...

Read More

  We want to a part of the solution – not add to the problem. Part of our commitment is to attempt to understand people who may think differently than we do. This month’s Pub Night conversation will focus on “Crunchy Conservatives” Here is a PDF to read ahead of time: Pub Reading Feb 2018 It is from the book “Crunchy Cons: How … gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range...

Read More

One of the unique opportunities that centering our Sunday worship gathering around the table provides us, is that we can invite community partners to come to table.  The next 6 weeks are going to provide us an opportunity to get to know our neighbors better. So far, our guests include: Hayhurst Backpack Ministry Neighborhood House (www.nhpdx.org) UMC Local Lay Ministries SW Preschool (SW Parent-Child Collective) Vermont Hills...

Read More