Vermont Hills UMC

Vermont Hills UMC


Will the past save us? (sermon)


Posted By on Mar 12, 2019

Here are my sermon notes from the past week – video below Will the past save us ? I weekly hear well-meaning people romanticize the ‘early church’ or simple primitive I study this all the time: Books covers Make the past great again We even have something like this happening in our country right now: red hat This has been a major theme for me in the past decade The future of the church is not Europe’s past We have set sail and...

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Staying Connected 3.7.19


Posted By on Mar 7, 2019

Don’t forget to Spring Forward on Saturday night Sunday is “Hat Sunday!”  Wear your favorite hat to worship (men, too!) Woah, so much going on this Sunday!  Watch this video on Facebook: Hat Sunday Set your clock forward and wear a hat Posted by Vermont Hills UMC on Thursday, March 7, 2019 And for those who don’t do Facebook, here it is on Youtube: For this Sunday, we’re reading Chapter 28 of We Make the Road by...

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Catch Up On Sermons (3/2019)

Catch Up On Sermons (3/2019)


Posted By on Mar 5, 2019

The ‘We Make The Road By Walking’ series has been intense and interesting. Here is a list of the last 4 sermons (video) but you can always listen to the audio podcast as well [link]

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Staying Connected 2.28.19


Posted By on Feb 28, 2019

Is Jesus for the powerful or the powerless?  Here’s a new video on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VermontHillsUMC/videos/368185100670926/ And for those who don’t do Facebook, here it is on Youtube: For this Sunday, we’re reading Chapter 27 of We Make the Road by Walking: “A New Identity” BrainStorming with Bo will be covering “L is for Liberation.”  Here’s an overview. The Traditional Plan passed.  Now what?  Here...

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3 Kinds of Christianity

3 Kinds of Christianity


Posted By on Feb 28, 2019

This Sunday (March 3) we are going to tackle two really interesting approaches to the same topic. At 10:30 our question is, “Is Jesus for the center?” or for the lowly? or for the powerful? or for us all? It is going to be really good conversation! Just before that gathering, we are covering something similar at 9am in BrianStorming (formerly Sunday School) with “L is for Liberation”. Check out the PDF below...

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My Methodist Take

My Methodist Take


Posted By on Feb 27, 2019

Our denomination – the United Methodist Church – had a big meeting for the last 4 days (Special Session of the General Conference) and on the final day, the Traditional Plan (TP) prevailed over 3 others. The other plans were all preferable to me. The Connectional Plan (CP) was a region-by-region approach. The One Church Plan (OCP) was my favorite and it allowed us to ‘agree to disagree’ but remain in unity. The...

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This weekend in BrainStorming with Bo (formerly Sunday School) we are going to address two connected ideas. The first subject is social justice .Why is the term ‘social’ needed in that formulation? Is there a type of justice that is not social? We will tie this in to truly Methodist ideas called ‘social holiness’ and ‘practical divinity’. Then we will turn our attention to the idea of ‘the...

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The Next 10 Weeks (2019)

The Next 10 Weeks (2019)


Posted By on Feb 23, 2019

As we continue in the series “We Make The Road By Walking”, the themes for the next 10 weeks look especially intriguing. We have planned the songs, sermons, and table-talk partners through the end of April and into May. February 24 Topic: Don’t Define Yourself By What You Are Not March 3 Topic: Is Jesus For the Center?  (or the margin) March 10 Topic: Will The Past Save Us? March 17 Topic: The Life of the Ages. (Your Best...

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Staying Connected 2.21.19


Posted By on Feb 21, 2019

There’s great news out there about faith!  For this Sunday, we’re reading Chapter 26 of We Make the Road by Walking: “Making It Real” Podcasts, Videos, and More  Now is a great time to catch up on what you may have missed, or to try out something new, on our website.  Visit https://vermonthillsumc.org/podcasts-for-february/ to hear and/or view ImBible Study, sermons, BrainStorming with Bo, and Peacing It All...

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Staying Connected 2.14.19


Posted By on Feb 14, 2019

This week, let’s be bold and unClobber the Bible! For this Sunday, we’re reading Chapter 25 of We Make the Road by Walking: “Jesus, Violence and Power”  Podcasts, Videos, and More  Now is a great time to catch up on what you may have missed, or to try out something new, on our website.  Visit https://vermonthillsumc.org/podcasts-for-february/ to hear and/or view ImBible Study, sermons, BrainStorming with Bo, and Peacing...

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PubChat for February

PubChat for February


Posted By on Feb 14, 2019

Update: Pub Chat NOW starts at 6pm (not 7) Tuesday night February 19 at 6pm join us at the Lodge at Cascade Brewing for a chat, a bite to eat, or a drink. 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225 Our topic: Why do liberals not trust science on GMO’s? The same crew that trust in climate science and vaccinations does NOT believe the science on generically modified organisms. Why? Please read these 2 articles and come...

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