Staying Connected 1.21.21

Posted By vermonthills on Jan 21, 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

The Stitchuation
We will be “casting off” on our project with Blanchet House at the end of January. They have requested photos of our knitters, so please have someone snap a photo of you while knitting (or take a selfie with your handcrafted item!)  Email photos to officeVHUMC@gmail.com.

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 https://nhpdx.org/

Neighborhood House, Part 2
Did you receive a stimulus check that you don’t really need?  Please consider a donation to NH.  You can donate through the church for anonymity if you prefer.

Pssst! Auction is Coming
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 virginia.cooper@gmail.com.  Lots more details to follow…

SWNI News
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 https://www.swni.org/newspaper.  Keep up with all the news of Hayhurst and the rest of SW Portland.

BrainStorming with Bo   Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am for dynamic conversations!

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.

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 smile.Amazon.com 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 CarEasy.org 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 PrayerVHUMC@gmail.com. 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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