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i Believe the Burnout Generation


Posted By on Jan 18, 2019

There has been lots of discussion about Anne Helen Petersen’s article “How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation” on BuzzFeed. I have read and listened to some great responses and would like to weigh in to the conversation. I was a worked with youth from 1996-2016 and saw a severe amount of change. I have also picked up some new tools as an academic that I hope will be helpful. Millennial generation is burned...

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Staying Connected 1.17.19


Posted By on Jan 17, 2019

Here’s a preview for this week: And here’s the reading schedule for “We Make the Road by Walking”: Reading Plan – Make the Road by Walking We’re reading Chapter 20 for this Sunday Celebration of Life  This Saturday, we will be celebrating the lives of two of our members, Georgia Koehler and Elaine Whiteley.  Georgia’s service will be at 1:00 pm at Tabor Heights UMC, 6161 SE Stark St, Portland.  Elaine’s service...

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Ruth – act 1


Posted By on Jan 17, 2019

Last night at ImBible Study we began reading the book of Ruth. It was even better than I had hoped. I will admit, I love comparing notes, insights, and experiences with people from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations. I learn something every week. Chapter 1 of Ruth can be a little discouraging. Things are not going well for our main characters. Naomi and Ruth are strong in the midst of some terrible trials. Last...

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There have been some questions about where to begin reading. This week: Jan 13-20 we are reading chapter 20 in the book. The January 20 sermon (this coming Sunday) will be on this topic. Next week (Jan 21-28) is chapter 21. Each week we will publish the upcoming schedule in Staying Connected. Now, if you started reading from the beginning, feel free to enjoy reading until you get to chapter 20! The chapters are short so you will...

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Loving Light & Dark


Posted By on Jan 14, 2019

Week 2 in our ‘Make The Road By Walking’ series brings us the ancient concept of light and dark. Pastor Bo wants to turn this concept inside-out and upside-down Below are the link to the podcast and the video UPDATE: we got new microphones for 2019!! Light &...

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Books Before 2000 (Bo’s Blog)


Posted By on Jan 11, 2019

I condensed my library last year and decided to allow one theme or topic per shelf. An interesting theme developed with the books that did not make the cut. There were 3 important topics that many books written before 2000 were missing: The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and the subsequent global war on terror.The impact of the internet, cell phones, and social media.Capitalism and Consumerism. Here is a short introductory video (more...

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Pub Chat for Jan 2019

Pub Chat for Jan 2019


Posted By on Jan 10, 2019

Tuesday night January 15th at 7pm 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 The topic will be “Why do humans resist new stuff?” email Pastor Bo VHUMCpastor@gmail.com with any questions Please read this article [link]...

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Staying Connected 1.9.19


Posted By on Jan 9, 2019

Here’s a preview for this week: Here’s The Plan for 2019, for those who haven’t heard it yet: The Plan for 2019 And here’s last Sunday’s sermon, Grow Up Grow Up (sermon) Rest in Peace  Our hearts are with Ben and Steve Whiteley in the passing of their mother, Elaine Whiteley, on January 4.  Elaine joined VHUMC in 1959.  She leaves behind a legacy of kindness and will be greatly missed. Her celebration of life will be on...

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Grow Up (sermon)


Posted By on Jan 8, 2019

This past Sunday we began a new series in “We Make The Road By Walking” The Bible reading for the week talk about Jesus growing in wisdom and stature. This is a very human (and very divine) thing to do. We all to need grow up. It is a natural thing. Below is a video of that sermon – or your can listen to the podcast audio [link: https://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/grow-up-sermon/]

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The Plan for 2019


Posted By on Jan 3, 2019

UPDATE: Here is the podcast audio for the 2019 Plan [https://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/plan-for-2019-presentation/] Come this Sunday at 9:00 am to the Fireside Room.  Pastor Bo will be outlining the plan for spring, summer and fall of this year, including an overview of Adult Sunday School, Worship gatherings, and Bible Study.  This hour will help you see the big picture, so that we are all striving for the same goals.  Let us know...

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Staying Connected 1.3.19


Posted By on Jan 3, 2019

Here’s a preview for this week: Rest in Peace  We grieve with Edna Blue in the passing of Harry Krupzak on December 24.  Services will be this Saturday, January 5, at noon at the Skyline Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, a donation to the American Lung Association would be appreciated.  Please keep Edna, and Harry’s family in your prayers. The Plan for 2019  Come this Sunday at 9:00 am to the Fireside...

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