Practicing Our Faith, ch 13, “Singing Our Lives”
Here’s a preview for this week:
Alternative Christmas Sunday is Alternative Christmas, where you can make a donation in memory or honor of a loved one and receive a card or ornament to give. Support important ministries *and* finish your shopping list! In the Fellowship Hall during coffee time.
Scrip Sunday December 9 is your last opportunity to buy gift cards for those on your Christmas list *and* simultaneously support VHUMC! Buy and use at full value; the retailers give a portion back to the church. Every teenager’s #1 gift wish!
Caroling the Homebound After worship next Sunday the 9th, we’re going to grab a sack lunch and head to three different assisted living centers. Join us for any or all. Songbooks are provided; you provide the Christmas spirit!
No Sunday School in December Due to all the extra Sunday activities this month, we will take a short break from Sunday School. However, please come at 9:30 on the 9th to help prepare sack lunches for the carolers.
Parents Night Out Just when it’s needed most! Saturday, December 15, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. $20 per child covers dinner, a movie, snacks, games, etc. Share with every parent you know; they will bless you for it. RSVP please to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
SWPCC Fundraiser Eat at the Chipotle, 9120 SW Hall Blvd, on Saturday, December 8, between 4:00 and 8:00 pm and mention SWPCC. A nice thing we can do for our friends in the preschool.
Christmas in Dairyville A Christmas tradition! We’ll all head to Alpenrose Dairy after coffee time on Sunday, December 16, to enjoy the simpler joys of the season. Admission is free but donations of new unwrapped toys and/or canned foods are appreciated.
Gift Giving Thank you for your donations of Thanksgiving food for Hayhurst Elementary. For Christmas, we will be providing gifts for the children in five families. If you can, please take a tag from the lobby this Sunday and return the wrapped gift by December 16.
ZooLights Save the date, December 22, for this frosty, furry event! More details soon.
Spotlight On… Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN)
We declare ourselves to be a faith community intent upon reconciling all God’s people. We declare that our inclusion embraces gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons within every aspect of our life together. RMN equips and mobilizes United Methodists to seek justice for persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Learn more and
join the “500 For Justice” at https://rmnetwork.org/.
ImBible Study Imbibe (verb): 1. absorb or assimilate (ideas or knowledge) 2. drink alcohol. Join us in the Fireside Room on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm for the first part, and afterwards for the second part at the drinkery. Everyone is welcome as we open our minds and hearts to a new way of looking at scripture.
Talk N Thought The “dynamite” ladies of TnT would love to have you join them every Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room. They are reading “I Am Malala.” Expect great conversation, yummy snacks, and reading/discussing insightful books.
Prayer Chain Please email your prayer requests to PrayerVHUMC@gmail.com. If you do not have access to email, you may call Linda Miller at 503.699.8628. The ‘Prayers of the People’ is crafted each week from this information; please indicate if your prayer is private.
Be sure to check out Vermont Hills UMC’s website vermonthillsumc.org,
and our new Interactive Calendar vermonthillsumc.org/calendar,
for all the latest happenings going on with the church, special videos and Facebook posts.
Connecting with Pastor Bo Sanders: 503-567-9095 or email@example.com
Family Ministries: familyVHUMC@gmail.com
Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:
Dec 2 Alternative Christmas
Dec 8 SWPCC Fundraiser at Chipotle
Dec 9 Scrip Sunday
Dec 9 Caroling at assisted living centers
Dec 15 Parents Night Out
Dec 16 Christmas in Dairyville
Dec 18 Pub Chat
Dec 22 ZooLights
Dec 23 Candlelight Service