Vermont Hills UMC

Vermont Hills UMC


Staying Connected 5.23.19


Posted By on May 23, 2019

Communion Flowers  Sign up at the Welcome table this Sunday, or contact the church office, if you’d be willing to bring a flower arrangement on the first Sunday of any remaining month in 2019. New Hours  We will begin worship at 10:00 am on June 2, continuing throughout the summer, in an effort to beat the heat. Coffee Hosts Needed  On-the-job training available!  Sign up during coffee time this Sunday! All Church Work Day  Meet at...

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Little Things Big Difference


Posted By on May 22, 2019

This past weekend we had a lively conversation about how little things can make a big difference.  You can see part of it on FBlive video  [link]  or YouTube or listen to the audio podcast http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/little-things-big-difference/ Comment below. Email VHUMCpastor@gmail.com with any questions. Support VHUMC with a tax-deductible donation with  online...

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Postures of Prayer


Posted By on May 20, 2019

This evening we are doing an experiment with postures of prayer. Prayer is sometimes a verbal thing – trying to get the right words. Other times prayer is a heart thing – trying to make sure you have the right attitude or are in the right mood. My thinking about prayer changed radically 12 years ago when I encountered Richard Twiss’ work We Dance Our Prayers. His basic point in that the tongue is muscle and words are...

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This past Sunday was Mother’s Day and Pastor Bo talked about how women’s strength and love is the glue the binds the world together and gives birth to what we will become. You can also watch it on FaceBook if you prefer...

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Staying Connected, 5.16.19


Posted By on May 16, 2019

Communion Flowers  Sign up at the Welcome table this Sunday, or contact the church office, if you’d be willing to bring a flower arrangement on the first Sunday of any remaining month in 2019. Office Closed  The church office will be closed May 22 and 23 while Virginia and Bryan are in Texas playing board games and loving on their daughter. Scrip Sunday  Our current service provider is closing!  We have only this Sunday and June 9 to...

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Summer (and Fall) Preview

Summer (and Fall) Preview


Posted By on May 16, 2019

2019 is not quite half-over but we have BIG plans for the rest of the year! Here is the overview:  Starting Memorial Day Weekend (May 26) there is no Sunday School for the Summer (9am) In June, July, and August the Worship Service moves to 10am (from 10:30) The sermon series for the Summer will tackle 12 topics (1 per week) ranging from hell to marriage to other religions to why no one reads the Bible literally.  Wednesday nights will...

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Bowling Alone Reading Group

Bowling Alone Reading Group


Posted By on May 16, 2019

This summer we want to try something a little different. We will be taking a break from ImBible Study for some lighter reading. We want to have a conversation about the breakdown of ‘community’ in our culture and specifically the generational differences that are evident. Bowling Alone “Shows how changes in work, family structure, women’s roles, and other factors have caused people to become increasingly...

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Pub Chat Topic for May 2019

Pub Chat Topic for May 2019


Posted By on May 16, 2019

Join us Tuesday May 21 at 6pm for a lively discussion over dinner and adult beverages. Our topic this month will be ‘The Absent Political Center’.  Please read this article [New York Times Magazine] and come to The Lodge at Cascade Brewing 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225 and join the conversation Email VHUMCpastor@gmail.com with any questions The Political ‘Center’ Isn’t Gone — Just Disputed – The...

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Emergent Spirituality


Posted By on May 15, 2019

This is the first in a 3-part series on the topic of ’emergent faith’. Pastor Bo utilizes 2 reviews of the book, “Emergent Strategy”  The first review can be read here: https://www.colorlines.com/articles/three-lessons-adrienne-maree-browns-emergent-strategy The second can be read here: https://praxis.fortelabs.co/emergent-strategy-organizing-for-social-justice/ Email with any questions or comment below You can...

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Easter Sermons


Posted By on May 8, 2019

I hope that you are enjoying this amazing weather! Today I wanted to share the most recent sermon series. It was a 3 part sermon centered on Easter. The themes are: Palms as Protest Easter as Life … as Easter People The videos are below or you can listen to them on the podcast stream:...

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Staying Connected 5.2.19


Posted By on May 2, 2019

It’s Auction time!  Come this Saturday, bring your checkbook, please help us support our largest fundraising event. Ladies and Gentlemen, start your wish lists!  Here are the links to the official Oral Auction list (Print and bring with you to the event!) and the Silent Auction List. Unable to attend the Auction?  Find a buddy to bid for you! Silent Auction begins at 5:30pm and the dinner begins at 6pm.  At 6:45pm the Silent Auction...

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