Posts Tagged "ministry"


God Loves Who?


Posted By on Sep 27, 2019

Our Left – Right politic divide creates problems for understanding and living in God’s love. God loves us AND them. I have been thinking about Identity Politics in the Gospel of Luke. Identity Politics are great for politics – everyone should bring their whole humanity to the table and should vote according to their social location. While Identity Politics are great for politics, it is not great for community. It...

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Passions (sermon)


Posted By on Aug 20, 2019

The following video is the beginning of a sermon about our 7 Passions. It tells a little about the journey we have been on for the past 2 years. Fell free to comment below or email VHUMCpastor@gmail.com with any questions.

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Formula For Success?

Formula For Success?


Posted By on Dec 12, 2018

I am not a big fan of formulas normally. They are too prescriptive and too … formulaic ?  I found a formula recently that I really liked. It connected with me so I decided to share it with Sunday School, Church Council, a pastor’s group and a seminary class. Is this a formula for success? Not everyone thinks so! Focused Intensity – over Time – multiplied by the ‘God’ factor I always pay...

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http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast-player/2223/uncontrolling-conversation-w-oord.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 00:25:41Subscribe: iTunes  A couple of months ago we hosted a 2-night event to celebrate the book-launch for “Uncontrolling Love”. Night 1 was a conversation between Pastor Bo and the author Thomas Jay Oord.  Part 2 (tomorrow) will bring in some of the other contributing authors. If you...

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Kid’s Corner

Kid’s Corner


Posted By on Sep 1, 2017

This past weekend was a great conversation about the future of children and youth ministry at Vermont Hills UMC. Part of the transition to a full-fledged children’s program is providing a place for our kids in the worship service. Last week we created an area for the little ones that are with us during worship. We are so excited to have a place for the kids to be able to play, learn, engage, snack, color, and hang out. We have...

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