Vermont Hills UMC

Vermont Hills UMC


Disagreeing Well (interview)


Posted By on Oct 19, 2019

Pastor Bo was featured on the front page of our denomination’s website for this interview on their podcast. The topic was disagreeing well and how interactive church helps us practice a kind of listening that heals our culture of conflict. http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/disagreeing-well-get-your-spirit-in-shape Listen (or watch the YouTube) and let us know what you thought   

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It All Matters (sermon)


Posted By on Oct 18, 2019

Luke 5: 1- 11 has us talking about vocation and dedication. You can watch the video below or listen to the audio on the podcast stream https://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/everything-sacred-matters/    

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Staying Connected 10.17.19


Posted By on Oct 17, 2019

Spaghetti Dinner  This Saturday, at 5:30 pm, enjoy a feast, complete with salad and dessert for only $15 per person; kids 10 and under are free.  After dinner, there will be a trivia contest hosted by Pastor Bo!  And did we mention the prizes?!?  Don’t miss this terrific event!  Tickets are available at the door. Stitchin’ on the 21st  Would you like to make scarves, hats, socks, or gloves for LGBTQ+ youth?  We’ll...

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Well Inside and Out


Posted By on Oct 13, 2019

Luke chapter 5 tells a story about Jesus interacting with two different people who were hurting – one physically and one spiritually. Pastor Bo proposes how this concern might look in the 21st century.

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Staying Connected 10.10.19


Posted By on Oct 10, 2019

Family Camp  Overnight spots are full!  But please come this Saturday, Oct 12, if you can.  It’s only $20 and includes lunch and dinner and so much fun!  Email the church office if you need the address. Thanks to Dori  If you don’t know, Dori Killion makes the coffee and tea every Sunday that no one signs up – and there have been a lot of them.  This Sunday, Dori will be at Family Camp. Instructions (and the signup sheet)...

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Trunk-or-Treat


Posted By on Oct 10, 2019

On October 31st, we’re inviting the neighborhood children to our first annual Trunk-or-Treat. We will have around ten cars with their trunks decorated and the kids will get to trick-or-treat from car to car.  It’s a safe, fun way to load up on candy and avoid traffic! The event is from 4:00 – 6:00 pm but please come early to be in place before the children arrive.  Costumes are encouraged! Sign up at the Welcome...

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Start With ‘Why’ PubChat


Posted By on Oct 4, 2019

Join us Tuesday October 15 at 6pm for a lively conversation. Our topic this month will be, “Why start with why? ” based on the popular Ted-Talk. Why? is a powerful question – but is it the most important question? We hope to see you at the Lodge at Cascade Brewing 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225  

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Staying Connected 10.3.19


Posted By on Oct 3, 2019

All Church Work Party  We need you!  For only two hours, 10:00 – noon, this Saturday, October 5.  Help us prove that “many hands make light work.” World Communion Sunday  This Sunday, with other churches worldwide, a special offering will help to provide scholarships for national and international graduate students whom God has gifted to learn and to serve. Learn more here Thank you to everyone who contributed school supplies to...

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October Worship


Posted By on Oct 3, 2019

Last month was a great series of worship gatherings. October provides us with some opportunities (like this Sunday’s World Communion celebration) that will add layers of meaning and connection to our themes. We have decided to have the same order of worship each week in October. The songs will change each week depending on the theme but the sermons will all come from the Gospel of Luke. For those who are interested in such...

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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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Staying Connected 9.26.19


Posted By on Sep 26, 2019

Town Hall Meeting  Please stay after worship this Sunday for a brief presentation by the Finance Team.  We’ll also practice a few lines of music for World Communion Sunday on October 6. Fifth Sunday Game Night  Sunday night we’ll be playing card and board games from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  Bring a snack to share; games will be provided.  All ages welcome! Fifth Sunday Pennies from Heaven go to our Good...

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