Staying Connected 4.12.18

Posted By vermonthills on Apr 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Tulip Festival  All are invited to join the youth this Sunday, as they carpool to Woodburn, OR to see 40 acres of beautiful flowers.  They will leave the church at 1pm.  Bring a sack lunch, water, and mud boots.  RSVP to Elizabeth Brown at or 503.957.1372.

Scrip Sundays are April 22nd, May 20th and June 10th.   This church fundraiser does not cost you anything!  Scrip is purchased at the value of the gift card, and the church receives the percentage listed on the form.

Sacred Everyday  Where do you find the divine in your everyday? Is it possible for the ordinary stuff of life to take on sacred meaning? Last week, we “woke up”.  If you would like to see what we do next, follow along in the book, “Liturgy of the Ordinary,” available on Amazon, Kindle and Audible. To read daily blogs by members of our VHUMC family, be sure to visit our website or follow VHUMC on Facebook.

Calling All Writers  If you’re following along in “Liturgy of the Ordinary” and would like to contribute your thoughts in a blog, contact Pastor Bo at or 503-567-9095.  See the daily posts so far at

Table Talks  Columbia District is hosting conversations about a crucial decision facing the United Methodist Church regarding our formal approach to human sexuality.  As members of a reconciling congregation, please try to attend one of the sessions:  April 15 at Portland First UMC, April 22 at Gresham First UMC, or May 6 at Hillsboro UMC.  To register or for more information, go to

Pub Chat  A lively discussion on the benefits and pitfalls of Wikipedia!  Tuesday, April 17, 7pm at The Lodge at Cascade Brewing.  Read the article and be ready to share your opinion.

Prayer Chain – please be aware that Linda Miller will be unavailable to take prayer requests, April 1—19.  Please email your requests to If you do not have access to email, you may call Jan Espy at 503-522-2787.  The ‘prayers of the people’ is crafted each week from this information.

SW Hope Food Drive  This Sunday is the last day to donate to the food drive for our friends at Neighborhood House.  For every $1 donated, 4 pounds of nutritious food can be purchased. You may donate through the church offering (mark ‘Food Drive’ in the memo).

Emergency Contact and Volunteer Skills Inventory  The Connexions Team is gathering   information all about you! Please take the time to tell us how we can help you in an emergency, and how you can help your church family.  Forms are available on the Welcome table.

Adult Sunday School   Sunday School has become a workshop and think-tank. Pastor Bo is bringing five of his favorite ideas, to see how they might look at VHUMC.  Join us in the Fireside Room at 9am to explore and shape the future.

Progressive Bible Study  This isn’t your father’s bible study!  You may have read the gospel of Mark several times but this hour will open you up to something new and thought-provoking.  Every Wednesday night at 7pm in the Fireside Room.  Join us and explore the Bible. It might look very different than it did before.


Thank you to all those who have volunteered for this Sunday’s worship service:

Ushers:            Dottie Alsman, Dori Killion, Pat Crawford

Coffee:             Gail Martin and Katie North



Be sure to check out Vermont Hills UMC’s website,

and our new Interactive Calendar,

for all the latest happenings going on with the church, special videos and Facebook posts.

Connect with Pastor Bo Sanders: (cell) 503-567-9095 or (e-mail)


Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:

Apr 15       Tulip Festival, 1pm

Apr 15       UMC Table Talks, 2:30 – 5:30pm, Portland First UMC

Apr 17       Pub Chat

Apr 28       Annual Auction

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