Staying Connected 1.20.22

Posted By vermonthills on Jan 20, 2022 | 0 comments

Online Only
We continue to gather online only through the end of January.  Stay tuned to see how February will work.

BrainStorming with Bo

Our topics for this Sunday at 9:30:

  • What if once-in-a-century weather events start happening every year?
  • What if you had to pay to throw away your trash?
  • What words do you associate with ‘spirituality’?

Read more (and read ahead!) on our website at

Explore our Website
There is a lot of new content on the church website at  Read short, personal essays by various writers on our current series, ‘Naked Spirituality.”  Catch the buzz around BrainStorming with Bo.  Explore regular posts that you may have missed.  Click on ‘Categories’ to see posts associated with a particular interest.

Virtual Health Fair
The second of four sessions is tonight.  This one is on Tai Chi to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. The class is from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  For more information and to register, click on this flyer

Interfaith Legislative Forum
Oregon Coalition of Christian Voices is presenting an overview of legislative issues of concern to faith communities, including housing, climate, farmworker rights, and gun violence. Legislators will inform participants of the issues, and offer ways to be most effective in their advocacy.  This Sunday, Jan 23, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Register here

Committee Training
Laity serving on local church committees, especially those who chair administrative committees, are encouraged to attend a Greater Northwest Area-wide training on Saturday, February 26, 2022. The two-hour training will be offered online starting at 10 a.m. by district superintendents and staff of the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences. Those new to their roles or to leadership of committees are strongly encouraged to attend.

Fireside Friends
We will be meeting online on Monday, Jan 31, in the usual Zoom room (meeting ID 409 087 237).  Last session, Elizabeth B taught us how to do English paper piecing. If you missed it, email the church office for the recording.  Our goal is a lap quilt for the Hayhurst Elementary auction this spring.  You can pick up a packet of supplies, including fabric and thread, by contacting Elizabeth.

VHUMC Travelers
SW National Parks (September 11-23, 2022; 6 Nat’l Parks) includes a Durango train trip and Lake Powell cruise.
The Great National Parks (September 23-October 5, 2022; 6 Nat’l Parks) includes a Snake River raft trip out of Jackson Hole.
Contact Linda Miller if you are interested or have any questions: 503-699-8628 or

Easy Giving 

  • Donate on our website
  • Donate on your phone through the Vanco Mobile app
  • Amazon Smile program at
  • Fred Meyer Rewards program, code SY323
  • to give 70% of vehicle sale to VHUMC

Contact the church office with any questions.

Talk N Thought  The ladies of TnT are reading and discussing the book, We Make the Road by Walking, every Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  Each week is a short devotional, so you can jump in anytime you are available. If you’d like to be included in their email list, please notify Linda Miller or the church office.

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.

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