Vermont Hills UMC

Vermont Hills UMC


We have a new interactive calendar for the website! You can get there by going to vermonthillsumc.org/events or by clicking on ‘events’ in the main menu at the top of each page. Each event has a time and place listed – if you hold your cursor over the event, those details will pop up, or just click on the event. This is going to help make sure everyone is up on what is going on and where they can get...

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In the ABCs of Faith we have talked about salvation (atonement), sacraments (baptism), and Jesus (christ) … now we turn a corner and go in a completely different direction. Here is a preview of this week’s Sunday School class for October 1 at 9am [a PDF is available at the bottom of the page]  D is for Deconstruction Deconstruction is love. This is what makes it different than destruction or demolition. Deconstruction is...

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C is for Christ   (art for the series by Jesse Turri)    Christology, like our previous topics of Atonement and Baptism, is one that both shows great diversity and is prone to contention. This is a significant distinction because it is nearly impossible to say anything about any aspect of our concept of Christ without drawing the ire of some group, tradition, or school of thought. Having said that, it is vital to state that our...

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This weekend (Sept 24) we will talking about a different way of being in the world … a way that moves us toward grace and wholeness and away from the demanding drum beat of: More Bigger Faster Better God offers us a way out of the driving demands of dogmatic religion. These ‘unforced rhythms of grace‘ let us walk away from the constant assault of buying and consuming or the perpetual exhaustion of 24 hours news...

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This Sunday, September 17, our topic will be “Church 2.0 – an interactive church”. Pastor Bo will be unveiling his vision for the future church.  As we transition to be a ‘conversational community’, the concept of an interactive church will be a helpful framework for understanding the direction and motivation behind our innovations. If you would like see an earlier (10 minute) video about Church 2.0 (near...

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This Sunday, September 17,  the Spiritual Practices Group will be walking the outdoor labyrinth at Spirit of Grace church [link] on Scholls Ferry Rd. Meet at the church at 7 PM, then carpool over to the Spirit of Grace church. We want to leave the church right at 7 as sundown is 7:18.  We want to have time for everyone to walk the labyrinth before it gets too dark. We will return to the church after the walk to reflect on our...

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Week 2 of the ABC’s of Faith is going to be an exciting conversation.  Here is a preview of the lesson and PDF is posted below. B is for Baptism   Baptism, like atonement last week, is one of those topics that is vitally important to the Christian tradition but which has developed and evolved over time to have a multiplicity of perspectives, expressions, applications, and implications.   Let’s talk about the mode and method...

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The 3rd Tuesday night of every month we meet for a Public House Chat. Our article for discussion this month will be: Secularization is the best thing that ever happened to religion  Please read the material and come for a lively discussion to the Raccoon Lodge on Tuesday the 19th at 7pm. Here is a PDF of the article Secularization is best thing that ever happened to religion | Vancouver Sun...

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This Sunday September 10th is our big KickOff 9am Sunday School in the Fireside Room (ABC’s of Faith lesson 1 link) 10am Prayer in the Chapel 10:30 Worship in the Sanctuary 11:45 Potluck in the Fellowship Hall Come and join us for a wonderful morning – all are...

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  In the middle of our campus is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places. The Trinity Memorial Garden was initiated in 2000 in honor of Bob Ulman. There are 4 benches positioned around the loop of 3 paths. Plan on coming before the Sunday morning service (10:30) or staying afterward (11:30)  to enjoy this space. It is calming and the perfect place to pray or meditate or simply be quiet. Email OfficeVHUMC@gmail.com to...

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Sunday School starts again next week (Sept 10) at 9am. We are going to do a 26 week series called the ABCs of Faith that will be a lively as any Sunday School class you have ever attended. Many people have asked that a preview of the lesson be made available ahead of time. So for those of you who like to come prepared, here is a sample of week 1: ‘A is for Atonement’.  I will also add a PDF to the bottom in case you want...

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