Vermont Hills UMC

Vermont Hills UMC


Fall 2018 kicks off with a bang!  Every Sunday at 9am we are going to layer our knowledge Who? What? Where? When? Those will be our 4 questions each Sunday as we go around the world and back through history to explore a theme and ask some wider questions. Last year, we took on one big topic per week. This year we will try layering 4 topics per Sunday and compare notes as a class. Come and be a part of it!  Coffee and tea will be...

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Starting this Sunday we are going to turn our attention to ‘Practicing Faith’. So many times, the conversation is about great ideas or theories. They can be heady and inspiring – but sometimes they can seem like a list of ‘beliefs’ or doctrines. What we are hoping to do in our Sunday gatherings is turn the corner to where the rubber meets the road in real life. What does faith look like in practice? We...

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You are invited to come on a 12-week journey of discovery about the roots of the faith and its Jewish heritage. Starting Wednesday Sept 12 at 7pm we are going to read the book of Hebrews together. If you are new to the way that we do Bible study, we have 3 commitments: we read in humility – not imposing our preconceptions on the text we read in faith – not trying to ‘poke holes’ in the text we read in community...

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  Worship returns to 10:30 am this Sunday!   Preview for this Sunday:   All Church Work Party  Saturday, September 8, join us for a couple of hours to spruce up our building and grounds in preparation for a great autumn.  We begin at 10:00 am; bring your work gloves! September 9: Kick-off Sunday! Adult Sunday School The format for our 9:00 am session will be in 4-parts each week: Who, What, Where, and When.  Each week will...

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Here is yesterday’s message. The working thesis is that grace and forgiveness have lost their shocking greatness because we have grown too comfortable with them. My hope is to remind everyone how scandalous grace is. So in this short sermon you are going to hear that: grace is irrational grace is immoral grace is unethical I hope that you will give it a listen with an open mind!  You might be surprised by what you...

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Worship Times:      This Sunday, 10:00—11:00                                       September 2 and beyond, 10:30 – 11:30    August 26, 2018: Epilogue Preview for this Sunday: Movie on the Lawn  Join us this Saturday, August 25, at 7:00 pm to watch “Finding Dory”!  Free popcorn and glow necklaces.  Bring your kids/grandkids, and chairs or blankets to sit on.  It’ll be a hoot! School Supplies  Please bring your donations for...

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Last week on the Peacing It All Together podcast, Randy and I talked about ‘the call for civility’. Next week at the church’s pub-chat, the topic is the same. Randy and I came up with 3 ideas about this and I want to reflect on them here. First, it is important in ‘The Argument Culture’ (as Deborah Tannen famously called it) that we don’t prioritize policing people’s tone or vocabulary. Yes, we don’t want to inflame the situation and...

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  Worship Times:      August 19 and 26, 10:00—11:00 September 2 and beyond, 10:30 – 11:30   August 19, 2018: Chapter 7 of “God Unbound” Preview for this Sunday: Pub Chat  Tuesday, August 21, at The Lodge at Cascade Brewing at 7:00 pm.  Our topic can be found at https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/9126/incivility Thank You  Many thanks to those who participated in our online survey!  Your thoughtful responses will...

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We have begun our annual collection of school supplies for the students at Hayhurst Elementary.  Here’s the list for all grades, kindergarten through 5th: Hayhurst Supply List.  Please bring all donations to the lobby of the church by Sunday, August 26.  Thank you so much!

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Join us at 10am this Sunday for an outdoor worship gathering. The weather should be perfect!  email VHUMCpastor@gmail.com with any questions

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Worship Time for August:  10:00—11:00   August 12, 2018: Chapter 6 of “God Unbound” Preview for this Sunday: Outdoor Sunday  Last Chance to Give Us Your Feedback!  Would you please take this 2-minute, 7-question, anonymous survey?  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BF92JLF  Thanks so much! New Website!  We’ve launched a new website (same address: www.vermonthillsumc.org).  There’s lots of new content, a new calendar, and it adapts to...

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