Staying Connected 1.27.22

Posted By vermonthills on Jan 27, 2022 | 0 comments


Online Only
We will continue to gather virtually through February or until the rates of hospitalization and death decline.  May God surround you all with peace and hope through this period of waiting.

BrainStorming with Bo

Our topics for this Sunday come from a podcast called “The Rise of the Religious ‘Nones’ (And What It Means for Society)”:

  • Why have politics become more important than religion?
  • How does the believe-behave-belong tripartite impact us?
  • Why are the Methodists in a special kind of trouble?
  • Does the ‘spiritual but not religious’ mentality factor in?

Listen to the podcast on Spotify or on our website at https://vermonthillsumc.org/why-are-methodist-churches-dying/

Fireside Friends
We will be meeting online on Monday, Jan 31, at 5:00 pm in the usual Zoom room (meeting ID 409 087 237).  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.  You’re welcome to join us for conversation!

All Church Work Party
The trustees – those of the church who are responsible for the facilities – continue to replace, repair, and improve our campus.  We can all do our part to help by showing up once a month for the smaller jobs, such as raking, weeding, and small paint jobs.  Usually held on the first Saturday of each month, the next one is Sat, Feb 5, at 10:00 am.  Bring your work gloves and get involved!

Explore our Website
There is a lot of new content on the church website at VermontHillsUMC.org.  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 third of five sessions is tonight.  Beth Estock will lead us in meditation. The class is from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  For more information and to register, click on this flyer

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.

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 raylindamiller@comcast.net

Easy Giving 

  • Donate on our website
  • Donate on your phone through the Vanco Mobile app
  • Amazon Smile program at smile.amazon.com
  • Fred Meyer Rewards program, code SY323
  • CarEasy.org 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 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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