Vermont Hills UMC

Vermont Hills UMC


As we continue in the series “We Make The Road By Walking”, the themes for the next 10 weeks look especially intriguing. We have planned the songs, sermons, and table-talk partners through the end of April and into May. February 24 Topic: Don’t Define Yourself By What You Are Not March 3 Topic: Is Jesus For the Center?  (or the margin) March 10 Topic: Will The Past Save Us? March 17 Topic: The Life of the Ages. (Your Best...

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There’s great news out there about faith!  For this Sunday, we’re reading Chapter 26 of We Make the Road by Walking: “Making It Real” Podcasts, Videos, and More  Now is a great time to catch up on what you may have missed, or to try out something new, on our website.  Visit http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcasts-for-february/ to hear and/or view ImBible Study, sermons, BrainStorming with Bo, and Peacing It All...

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This week, let’s be bold and unClobber the Bible! For this Sunday, we’re reading Chapter 25 of We Make the Road by Walking: “Jesus, Violence and Power”  Podcasts, Videos, and More  Now is a great time to catch up on what you may have missed, or to try out something new, on our website.  Visit http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcasts-for-february/ to hear and/or view ImBible Study, sermons, BrainStorming with Bo, and Peacing...

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Update: Pub Chat NOW starts at 6pm (not 7) Tuesday night February 19 at 6pm join us at the Lodge at Cascade Brewing for a chat, a bite to eat, or a drink. 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225 Our topic: Why do liberals not trust science on GMO’s? The same crew that trust in climate science and vaccinations does NOT believe the science on generically modified organisms. Why? Please read these 2 articles and come...

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Our podcast feed is full of goodness right now! Progressive Bible Study (now called imBible Study) just finished the book of Ruth so Katie and I recorded a Ruth Recap podcast that was a LOT of fun. Sunday School (now called Brain Storming with Bo) is going through the alphabet. D is for Demythologize was a good podcast. E is for Emergence (and ecclesiology) comes out tomorrow.  This Sunday is G is for Gay Christians where we are going...

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The week at 9am we BrainStorm (formerly Sunday School) the topic of G is for Gay Christians ahead of the special conference on LGBTQ inclusion in the church as the issue of same-sex marriage. Here are two resources that that we will use on Sunday. The first is a 1-page PDF about those six infamous ‘clobber passages’ in the Bible and how to UNclobber them. The second resource is an experiment Pastor Bo wrote a while ago for...

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This week, Bo’s asking “are there tacos in hell?” For this Sunday, we’re reading Chapter 24 of We Make the Road by Walking: “Jesus and Hell”  Scrip Sunday  is this Sunday, February 10th!  New vendors are Cracker Barrel ($25 cards, 8% goes to VHUMC), Happy Teen Card ($25 @ 5%), DSW ($25 @ 8%) and Victoria’s Secret ($25 @ 5%).  Bring your order and check to the Fellowship Hall following service on Sunday. ...

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Is the Christian religion inherently conservative? The answer is ‘no’ but you could be forgiven for thinking so. I am rarely discouraged. Yesterday I had a free hour so I googled ‘new books in theology’ and sank as I went from list to list. Christianity, it appears at this moment, has no future. 98% percent of the books that I looked through were in some way related to the past – or worse – past oriented. We are a backward looking...

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Here’s a preview for this week: For this Sunday, we’re reading Chapter 23 of We Make the Road by Walking: “Jesus and the Multitudes.”  All Church Work Party  This Saturday, Feb 2, beginning at 10:00 am.  Sunnyside Community House  Still looking for someone to make another run to Sunnyside Community House with our donations.  If you’re available to deliver these warm items to them, please contact the church...

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In the second chapter of Ruth, we meet a very interesting character named Boaz. Ruth was out collecting ‘scraps’ in the fields (a legal practice called ‘gleaning’) and ended up in on Boaz’ property. Ruth mentions this to Naomi when she returned home that evening and … it turns out that Boaz is related to Ruth’s deceased husband and could technically fulfill a role in that society called a...

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Brain Storming with Bo – formerly Sunday School – is taking on a whole new set of topics this month. Come at 9am to get your intellectual caffeination (there will also be really good coffee and tea). January 27 C is for Canon: how did we get the Bible? February 3 D is for Demythologize: faith in an age of science? February 10 E is for Emergent: how does change happen? February 17 G is for Gay Christians: unClobber the...

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