Staying Connected 12.17.17


Staying Connected
There are lots of activities happening with our church community you need to know about. Please take a few moments to review and mark your calendar.

REMINDER
Pre-Service prayer gathering in the chapel at 10am

1 Parent Night Out – VHUMC Youth Group is hosting a Parent Night Out Friday Dec 15th from 5-8pm in the Fireside & Youth Rooms. Children of all ages welcome. Free will donations. Dinner, games, crafts & more! RSVP Elizabeth Brown: 503-957-1372

2 Choir Party – Dec 17th at 6pm at Joy & Scott Wegner’s house. Potluck & Gift Exchange ($5). RSVP Joy: 503-244-1238

3 Poinsettias for Christmas Eve Service – If you would like to bring a poinsettia for next week’s Christmas Eve service, please email the office to let us know. You may also wish to designate it in memorial. Those names will be listed in the worship guide on Sunday. Email or call with any questions.

4 2018 Church Directory Update – In the church lobby is a copy of the current 2017 Church Directory, along with writing utensils and paper for everyone to update any contact information for our upcoming 2018 Church Directory! Please write them down and leave them there, drop them by the church office, or email in to: officeVHUMC@gmail.com

5 Public House Chat – We will meet on Tuesday the 19th at Cascade Brewery (formerly named Raccoon Lodge) at 7pm. This coming Tuesday night, we want to chat about 2 interesting videos. The primary video is about reclaiming religion (16 minutes) https://www.ted.com/talks/sharon_brous_it_s_time_to_reclaim_and_reinvent_religion#t-969934 Last month, we had also wanted to talk about this fascinating study (but not everyone had seen it yet) https://www.ted.com/talks/helen_pearson_lessons_from_the_longest_study_on_human_development?utm_campaign=tedspread–b&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

6 Christmas Wrapping Thanks – A big THANK YOU to all those who wrapped a box for our platform display. Your help is greatly appreciated.

7 December Choir – There is still time to join the choir for December. We meet downstairs, Sundays, from 12-12:30pm. Contact Joy Wegner: 503-244-1238. All voices welcome!

8 Hayhurst – Please remember to bring your wrapped gift with tag to Church this Sunday for the Hayhurst children. Thank you.

9 Adult Sunday School – Dec 17- N is for NeoPlatonism. Is faith a shadow or light? Come join us at 9am in the Fireside Room. No Sunday School on December 24th & 31st, but will resume on January 7th. For more information on the class, be sure to check our website vermonthillsumc.org . We hope you will come and be a part of the discussion. Email Pastor Bo with any questions at: VHUMCpastor@gmail.com .

10 Talk and Thought will meet on Tuesday, December 19th at 1pm in the Fireside Room. We are currently reading Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. As is our tradition, it will be read and discussed in the group. For more information, contact Linda Miller at raylindamiller@comcast.net or 503-699-8628.

11 Progressive Bible Study – starts again January 10th. Every Wednesday night at 7pm in the Fireside Room we read the Bible with a twist. Join us and explore the gospel of Mark through a 21st century lens. It might look very different than it did before. (No study December 20, 27, January 3)
Thank you to all those who have volunteered for this Sunday’s worship service:
Ushers: Ramona Alsman, Dori Killion, Pat Crawford
Liturgist: Mike Fryer
Coffee: Donna Ward and Mary Turk

Be sure to check out Vermont Hills UMC’s website vermonthillsumc.org, and our new Interactive Calendar vermonthillsumc.org/events, for all the latest happenings going on with the church, special videos and Facebook posts
Connecting with Pastor Bo Sanders: 503-567-9095 vhumcpastor@gmail.com

Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:
Dec 10th Scrip Sunday
Dec 12th Church Council Meeting
Dec 19th Preacher’s Public House Chat
Dec 24th Christmas Eve Service
Dec 30th Youth Zoo Light’s

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