Staying Connected 1.21.18

Posted By vermonthills on Jan 19, 2018 | 0 comments

Staying Connected

Pre-Service prayer gathering in the chapel at 10am
Auction Event, Elk Burgers & Africa Tour this Saturday at 5pm in Fellowship Hall

1 Faith, Justice, Reconciliation – Saturday, February 3rd, a one day event with Dr. Christina Cleveland will be at Portland First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland. For more information and to register, see the back of the Worship Guide:

2 2018 Church Directory – Our 2018 Church Directories will be available for pick up this Sunday at service! If you are unable to physically come in and pick one up, please email or call us and we will mail you one.

3 Trustee’s Sponsored Work Party has been moved to Saturday, February 10th at 10 am.

4 Online Giving – We have added an option for online giving For those who would like to move to online giving, we have partnered with a great company (Vanco). They provided an easy interface and security for churches. Our website now has a page with simple instructions and user links for your convenience at: It is easy to use and very secure.

5 Transportation Needed – We have several long-term members who are in need of a lift to church. Jo Traugh is in particular need at this time. Both Dottie Alsman and Grace Holbrook need a ride from time to time. Please prayerfully consider signing up. We are looking for people willing to drive particularly to church and church events. Let us know if you would be willing to be part of a rotation of people for periodic assistance. Contact Linda Miller at or 503-699-8628.

6 Adult Sunday School – Jan 21 – Q is for Quest for the Historical Jesus. Jan 28 – R is for Revelation. Come join us at 9am in the Fireside Room. For previews of each week’s class, be sure to check our website . We hope you will come and be a part of the discussion. Email Pastor Bo with any questions at: . You can also find audio of previous lessons on the website.

7 Talk and Thought will meet on Tuesday, January 23rd at 1pm in the Fireside Room. We are currently reading Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. As is our tradition, it will be read and discussed in the group. For more information, contact Linda Miller at or 503-699-8628.

8 Progressive Bible Study – The gospel of Mark has been eye opening! We are in chapter 7 already. Listen to a podcast recap each week on iTunes, Stitcher or the website. Every Wednesday night at 7pm in the Fireside Room we read the Bible with a twist. Join us and explore the gospel of Mark through a 21st century lens. It might look very different than it did before.

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
Connecting with Pastor Bo Sanders: 503-567-9095

Thank you to all those who have volunteered for this Sunday’s worship service:
Ushers: Ramona Alsman, Dori Killion, Pat Crawford
Coffee: John & Silvia Chilgren

Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:
Jan 20th Auction Event & Elk Burgers
Feb 10th Trustees Sponsored Work Party
Feb 11th Scrip Sunday
Feb 20th Preacher’s Public House Chat

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