Today Is Sacred

April 8, 2018

Today Is Sacred

Today Is Sacred

Today is sacred. Actually, every day is sacred. We are in danger of forgetting that as a culture and society. I don’t know if it stems from setting aside certain days ‘holy’ (the origin of holidays) that turns the every day into ‘normal’ and mundane. I don’t know if it the nature of our work life or if […]

April 6, 2018

Why Do Church This Way?

Why Do Church This Way?

Sunday at 9am I want to put a series of ideas in front on you and brainstorm them together. Update: podcast audio here http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/why-do-church-this-way/ I am working on a clear way to present ‘Church 2.0’  or ‘ChurchNext’. We will start with some history about different ways the church has looked in different eras. During the middle-ages […]

April 6, 2018

Staying Connected 4.6.2018

Staying Connected     Trustees Sponsored Work Party  Join us Saturday, Apr 7, at 10am to spruce up, repair, and maintain our wonderful building and grounds!  There’s a job for practically everyone; no previous experience necessary.  If you’d like to help move the remaining mulch, please bring a wheelbarrow and shovel.   Sacred Everyday  Where […]

April 5, 2018

UMC Table Talk

UMC Table Talk

Columbia District is hosting conversations about a crucial decision facing the United Methodist Church regarding our formal approach to human sexuality. As members of a reconciling congregation, please try to attend one of the sessions:  April 15 at Portland First UMC, April 22 at Gresham First UMC, or May 6 at Hillsboro UMC.  To register […]

April 5, 2018

This Sunday Night: Special Service

The focus of our April Second Sunday Spiritual Practice is “Healing as a Church Ministry”. We will be taking a field trip to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral to attend a Taizé Service. A Taizé service is a contemplative worship experience that involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, liturgical readings, icons, laying on of hands and healing […]

April 5, 2018

Spring Newsletter

Please check out this PDF of the Spring 2018 Newsletter for info about upcoming events Newsletter Spring 2018

April 5, 2018

Five Favorite Ideas

From April 8 – May 6 Sunday School is going to become a workshop and think-tank. I am bringing 5 of my favorite ideas to see how they might look at Vermont Hills. The first idea is ‘ChurchNext’. We are going through something in the 21st century that is even bigger than the Protestant Reformation […]

April 3, 2018

Easter Fools Sermon

This past weekend was a rare event where both Easter and April Fool’s fall on the same day. This happens approximately every 67 years – so it will happen once in my life time.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!  Here is my sermon from this past Sunday : _________________ If you don’t […]

March 26, 2018

Good Friday Service

Good Friday Service

Please join us for a dramatic presentation of Jesus’ seven statements from the cross. After each statement there will be a reflection and response. Then one of the candles will be extinguished. At the end of the service we will be in near darkness – and like those who first witnessed this event, we will […]

March 26, 2018

Easter Week Schedule 2018

Easter Week Schedule 2018

Please join us this Sunday morning for a lively celebration.   Easter Morning, April 1   Christ is Risen! 10:30am worship service Please put these services on your calendar and plan to attend. They will each be unique and deeply meaningful. Youth Easter Breakfast, April 1    Please join the Youth at 9am for breakfast in Fellowship […]

March 23, 2018

Staying Connected 3.25.18

Staying Connected REMINDER If you would like to see a preview of this Sunday, here is the link: https://youtu.be/Kb1njJat7s0     Town Hall Meeting!  This Sunday, we will gather after worship for a lively and informative update on our church life.  And a potluck!  Please plan to attend, even if you have no food to […]

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