Staying Connected 1.14.21

Posted By vermonthills on Jan 15, 2021 | 0 comments

Upcoming Online Gatherings
All are Meeting ID 409 087 237
Sun 9:30 am:  BrainStorming with Bo
Sun 10:30 am:  Worship
Wed 10:00 am:  Mid-week Check-in
Wed 7:00 pm:  ImBible Study

Christmas Boxes
Pastor Bo has several large, empty boxes that he would like wrapped for next Christmas.  If you have the supplies, please contact Bo and he will set a box outside for you to pick up.

Neighborhood House
NH is now offering virtual progressive dinners once a month.  “Visit” three different program sites and hear from the program leaders.  Find the dates, learn more, and RSVP at

If you enjoyed reading the newspaper published by the SouthWest Neighborhoods Inc, previously found on the wall by the door to the breezeway, you can now find it online at  Keep up with all the news of Hayhurst and the rest of SW Portland.

Pssst! Auction is Coming
Be the first on your block to know – our auction will be online again this year.  But with an added attraction – the opportunity to sign up and do a “walk-through” of the items (with all safety measures in place.)  Start thinking about what you’d like to donate.  Donation questions can be emailed to  Lots more details to follow…

Pledge Cards
Last reminder!  With the loss of our rental income from the preschool, it’s even more important to know if we can count on you this year.  Thank you for your faithfulness.

BrainStorming with Bo   This Sunday, Bo will show a video in our “Expanding the Conversation” theme.  No prep necessary.  Soon we’ll  begin a study using the book, Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible, by Willie James Jennings, if you want to obtain a copy.

ImBible Study   We just began a study using the books, Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible, by Willie James Jennings and “Acts ” by N.T. Wright.  Purchasing the books is optional.  There are 7-8 members of Westside UMC joining us!  It should be a rousing study. Join us on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm, using the link above.

Wednesday Morning Check-in  Wednesdays at 10:00 am for a half hour of peace.  We’re doing a practice in using prayer beads, but don’t worry – you don’t have to pray aloud!  Spend 30 minutes to bring your week back on track.

The Stitchuation
Cold weather has returned and, with it, the need for warm clothing for the homeless.  If you knit or crochet, please consider making a gender-neutral hat, scarf or gloves for Blanchet House.  Adult sizes only. Please email the office if you need access to the building to donate items.

Easy Giving 

  • Try the free mobile app GivePlus. If you already use our online giving, enter that username and password, or create a new account.  You can give either from your bank account or a credit card.  You have the option to add a bit to offset the fees charged to the church.
  • Amazon will donate a small percentage to VHUMC for every eligible purchase.  You must designate Vermont Hills as your charity of choice and start at every visit.
  • Link your Fred Meyer Rewards card with Vermont Hills (code SY323) and the church will receive a percentage of all your purchases.  It costs you nothing and you still receive all your usual benefits.
  • Have a vehicle (car, motorcycle, boat, etc) that is just hanging around your house?  Now you can utilize to donate the sale to VHUMC.  Click on “Choose a Nonprofit” and enter the details at the bottom of the page.  Click on our logo to learn more and start the process.  Easy peasy and the church gets 70% of the sale!

Talk N Thought  The “dynamite” ladies of TnT are now meeting in the Fellowship Hall every Tuesday at 1:00 pm, with appropriate safety measures.  If you’d like to be included in their email list, please notify Linda Miller.

Prayer Chain  Email your prayer requests to If you do not have access to email, you may call Linda Miller at 503.699.8628.  The ‘Prayers of the People’ is crafted weekly from this information; please indicate if your prayer is private.

Special Treat
A short film from the SALT project, for MLK Day:

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