Vermont Hills UMC

Vermont Hills UMC


When Life Gets Heavy


Posted By on Sep 5, 2019

Last week’s sermon tackled the topic, “when life gives you more than you can handle”. This subject came up because of a Bible verse that gets misquoted as, ‘ God will not give you more than you can handle’.  What the passage actually says is that God will not allow you to come under more temptation than you can withstand! We decided to add this to our list of “Bad Bible Readings”.  Watch the...

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Designer Faith


Posted By on Sep 3, 2019

This sermon asks, “what would you like your faith to look like?” Faith is an incredible and flexible thing. It can adapt and grow, evolve and change over time. We are not stuck with the faith that we inherited.  Watch the video below or listen to the audio podcast here https://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/designer-faith/

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Staying Connected 8.29.19


Posted By on Aug 29, 2019

Coffee Hosts Needed! Sign up on Sunday or email the church office. Thanks! Memorial Service  Clark K. Henry, a former member of VHUMC, passed in April.  His memorial service will be Saturday, September 7, at 1:00 pm at Old Town Church, 2224 15th Ave, Forest Grove. School Supplies  Help the Hayhurst Elementary students by providing school supplies.  Find the list of requested items in the lobby or here.  The Children’s Task Force...

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Membership Class


Posted By on Aug 29, 2019

Want to learn more about the United Methodist Church and particularly Vermont Hills UMC? Join Pastor Bo after coffee time (around 12:30 pm) on Sunday, September 15.  In about 90 minutes, you’ll find out our beliefs, our values, and where we stand on LGBTQ+ inclusion at all levels (hint: see our logo!) This is an informational session where you can ask all your questions and decide for yourself if membership is right for you. ...

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Staying Connected 8.22.19


Posted By on Aug 22, 2019

Worship Time continues at 10:00 am this Sunday (last week!) Coffee Hosts Needed!  Sign up on Sunday or email the church office.  Thanks! Weekly Communion  All are welcome to join in communion and prayer in the sanctuary following worship.  If you choose to not participate, please move into Fellowship Hall for coffee time after the benediction.  Thank you! School Supplies  Help the Hayhurst Elementary students by providing school...

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3 Types of Churches (sermon)


Posted By on Aug 22, 2019

Last week’s sermon was about three types of churches and what we can learn from each other. You can watch the video below or check out the podcast audio here https://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/3-types-of-churches/

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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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Pub Chat for Aug 2019


Posted By on Aug 19, 2019

Join us this Tuesday at 6pm for dinner, drinks, and a lively conversation. Our topic this month is this video (Ted Talk) about bridging our moral – political divide. Watch this video and we will see you at The Lodge at Cascade Brewing  7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225...

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Staying Connected 8.15.19


Posted By on Aug 15, 2019

Worship Time continues at 10:00 am through the end of August. Coffee Hosts Needed!  Sign up on Sunday or email the church office.  Thanks! Multnomah Days Parade  This Saturday, August 17, let’s make our church presence known by marching in a parade!  We’ll gather at 7991 SW Capitol Highway no later than 9:30 am.  At 10:00, we’ll walk up Capitol Highway about a half mile.  We’ll have a 3′ x 6′ banner to...

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The Gospel of Mad Magazine


Posted By on Aug 13, 2019

Mad Magazine is ceasing its publication of the print edition. This is going to be a huge loss. Mad Magazine used parody, caricature, and satire to lampoon the ridiculous elements of our age. This was the role of parables in Jesus’s age. We have been taught to read parables poorly. They have been neutered, sanitized, and de-fanged. Many of us were taught to read parables as: Aesop’s Fables Proverbs Allegory Parables are...

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Staying Connected 8.8.19


Posted By on Aug 8, 2019

You don’t want to miss church this Sunday! We will be talking about the Seven Passions of VHUMC. The people who attend will have a voice in choosing. Coffee Hosts Needed!  Sign up on Sunday or email the church office.  Thanks! Town Hall Meeting & Potluck  After worship this Sunday, August 11, we’ll gather, eat, and learn more about the 7 Passions of VHUMC.  Please bring a dish to share. Multnomah Days Parade  On...

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