Vermont Hills UMC

Vermont Hills UMC


We live in contentious times.  What can we do about it? If we get upset and yell – we make the problem worse. If we do nothing … the bully wins. August 21 we are going to sit down and chat about “The Need For Civility”. Read this article and come join the conversation at The Lodge – Cascade Brewing at 7pm https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/9126/incivility You can also RSVP on the FaceBook event...

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We have a new calendar online!  With this, you should be able to see all your favorite small groups, upcoming events, and sermon series.  Try it out, from the menu above!  And, as always, if something is missing or incorrect, please notify the church office as soon as possible.  Thanks!

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  Worship Time for August:  10:00—11:00   August 5, 2018: Chapter 5 of “God Unbound” Preview for this Sunday:  [youtube id=”HiuDoGtM_Ao”]   We Need Your Feedback!  Would you please take this 2-minute, 7-question, anonymous survey?  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BF92JLF  Thanks so much!   All Church Work Party  This Saturday, 10:00 to noon, we’ll tackle several projects, large and small.  Here’s the complete list:...

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It’s all-hands-on-deck this Saturday as we knock out several tasks around the church.  John has kindly provided us with a detailed list including photos!  2018-08-05 Work Party (1)  Hope that you can drop by — it’s only two hours! — before the weather gets too...

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Please join us at Hayhurst National Night Out, Tuesday, August 7, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Alpenrose Dairy.  We’ll be distributing balloons, glow bracelets, and our charming smiles at our booth.  This is a great event for families, with children’s activities, entertainment, and free ice cream for...

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Worship Time for July and August:  10:00—11:00   Preview for this Sunday:  [youtube id=”HiuDoGtM_Ao”]   We Need Your Feedback!  Would you please take this 2-minute, 7-question, anonymous survey?  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BF92JLF  Thanks so much!   Fifth Sunday Game Night  This Sunday, 4 – 6 pm.  Let the games begin! Sunnyside Community House (SCH)  We have begun a new partnership with the former Sunnyside UMC. ...

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There are 3 elements of belief that overlap and interact to form what we generally refer to as ‘faith’. I am fascinated with how these layers stack up and both empower the other layers but also limit the options of each other. The 3 elements are: narratives (story) practices (action) relationships (connection) Narratives are powerful because the stories that we tell ourselves – or the stories that we are told and buy in to – frame our...

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About a year ago I figured out that if I didn’t put a moratorium on talking politics, that it was all we would ever talk about. So I implemented a 1-hour prohibition on saying the ‘T’ word in our gatherings. It has a made a huge difference. Here is a short (5 min) video [youtube id=”FXOZ7bp55_E”]

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We have begun a new partnership with Sunnyside Community House (SCH), the site of the former Sunnyside UMC, at 3520 SE Yamhill St in Portland.  Their mission is to be a sacred space “where all of our neighbors, both the housed and unhoused, are invited to learn, serve, and gather.”  In their 3-story, 38,000 sf building, they have multiple classes, spaces to rent (with the focus on the arts and justice communities), and the...

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Here is an 8 minute sermon about belonging, identity, and faith. The Bible is full of poetic language – including metaphors and metonyms. Pastor Bo has some fun with those examples before getting into the idea of “the Law” as a much bigger concept. [youtube id=”ims06fyzcFU”]

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Our YouTube channel has only been used for short weekly previews up to this point … Now we are posting the sermons and conversations ‘At the Table’.  You can subscribe to the channel here [link] so that you get updates about each week’s video. Sometimes it will be the conversation “at the table” like here with Sara about “Sacred Everyday” Sometimes it will be the short sermons. Here is...

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