Vermont Hills UMC

Vermont Hills UMC


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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Here’s a preview for this week: For this Sunday, we’re reading Chapter 22 of We Make the Road by Walking: “Jesus the Teacher.”  Here’s the full schedule: http://vermonthillsumc.org/reading-plan-make-the-road-by-walking/ Prayer Chapel   Our chapel, located at the NE entrance of the main building, is now open for prayer and meditation every Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Please pray for our Western Jurisdiction...

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There has been lots of discussion about Anne Helen Petersen’s article “How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation” on BuzzFeed. I have read and listened to some great responses and would like to weigh in to the conversation. I was a worked with youth from 1996-2016 and saw a severe amount of change. I have also picked up some new tools as an academic that I hope will be helpful. Millennial generation is burned...

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Here’s a preview for this week: And here’s the reading schedule for “We Make the Road by Walking”: Reading Plan – Make the Road by Walking We’re reading Chapter 20 for this Sunday Celebration of Life  This Saturday, we will be celebrating the lives of two of our members, Georgia Koehler and Elaine Whiteley.  Georgia’s service will be at 1:00 pm at Tabor Heights UMC, 6161 SE Stark St, Portland.  Elaine’s service...

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Last night at ImBible Study we began reading the book of Ruth. It was even better than I had hoped. I will admit, I love comparing notes, insights, and experiences with people from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations. I learn something every week. Chapter 1 of Ruth can be a little discouraging. Things are not going well for our main characters. Naomi and Ruth are strong in the midst of some terrible trials. Last...

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There have been some questions about where to begin reading. This week: Jan 13-20 we are reading chapter 20 in the book. The January 20 sermon (this coming Sunday) will be on this topic. Next week (Jan 21-28) is chapter 21. Each week we will publish the upcoming schedule in Staying Connected. Now, if you started reading from the beginning, feel free to enjoy reading until you get to chapter 20! The chapters are short so you will...

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Week 2 in our ‘Make The Road By Walking’ series brings us the ancient concept of light and dark. Pastor Bo wants to turn this concept inside-out and upside-down Below are the link to the podcast and the video UPDATE: we got new microphones for 2019!! Light &...

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I condensed my library last year and decided to allow one theme or topic per shelf. An interesting theme developed with the books that did not make the cut. There were 3 important topics that many books written before 2000 were missing: The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and the subsequent global war on terror.The impact of the internet, cell phones, and social media.Capitalism and Consumerism. Here is a short introductory video (more...

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Tuesday night January 15th at 7pm 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 The topic will be “Why do humans resist new stuff?” email Pastor Bo VHUMCpastor@gmail.com with any questions Please read this article [link]...

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Here’s a preview for this week: Here’s The Plan for 2019, for those who haven’t heard it yet: The Plan for 2019 And here’s last Sunday’s sermon, Grow Up Grow Up (sermon) Rest in Peace  Our hearts are with Ben and Steve Whiteley in the passing of their mother, Elaine Whiteley, on January 4.  Elaine joined VHUMC in 1959.  She leaves behind a legacy of kindness and will be greatly missed. Her celebration of life will be on...

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