Staying Connected 1.30.20

Posted By vermonthills on Jan 30, 2020 | 0 comments

BrainStorming with Bo  “The Church of Us vs. Them,” begins this Sunday and will run through April.  BS with Bo is on Sundays at 9:15 am in the Fireside Room.  The book is available on, Kindle, and lots of other places.

All Church Work Day  This Saturday at 10:00 am.  Please join us as you are able!

Family Promise  We have been considering a new partnership with a group that helps families in transition. Please take a look at the information at  to learn about this ministry and seriously consider what role we might play in Family Promise.

Fullness of Life  Explore the three practices of a vital church – inclusion, innovation, and multiplication – with the district’s Innovation and Vitality Team.  Saturday, Feb 8, 9:00 – 2:30 at Tabor Heights UMC, 6161 SE Stark St.  Register at

Second Sunday Spiritual Practices  On Sunday, Feb 9, at 6:00 pm, we will be delving into Lectio Divina, an ancient practice of living into scripture.  Meet in the sanctuary.

Get Involved!  Fill out a card this Sunday and let us know how you would like to connect in 2020.  Step outside of your comfort zone and try something new!  Opportunities include helping plan the auction, building up our children’s ministry, and attending our next Habitat for Humanity build.  Contact the church office for more info.

Children’s Ministry  As we expand, we are in need of folks to assist our paid Sunday morning worker from 9:15-11:30. With four volunteers, you would work only once a month.  Please contact the church office or Bryan Cooper to help.

Amazon Smile  Do you shop online? 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.  Contact the church office with any questions.

Poems  Watch the website for poems used during worship.  January selections are available now.

Bethlehem House of Bread  Thank you to those who donate and deliver. BHoB’s mission is to provide not only food but also clothing and household essentials, such as baby formula, diapers, and personal hygiene products, for those going through challenging times.  We will be expanding our partnership with them soon!

Missed a Sunday?  Catch up on sermons you may have missed on YouTube (videos) or our website (audio podcasts.)

ImBible Study  We’re continuing the book of Luke at 7:00 pm on Wednesday nights in the Fireside Room. Great, insightful conversations – give it a try!

Job Opportunity  Want a short-term job to catch up on Christmas bills?  Work for the 2020 Census.  Perks include flexible hours, weekly pay, and knowing that you’re doing a good thing for your community.  Apply online and get more info at

Giving by Text  Safe and simple. Text the dollar amount to 844.958.1124 and get a link to provide your billing information.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards  If you shop at Freddy’s, please make sure to link your FM Rewards card with Vermont Hills United Methodist Church (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.

Talk N Thought  Join the “dynamite” ladies of TnT on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room. They are currently reading “The Road to Little Dribbling” by Bill Bryson.  There’s always great conversation, snacks, and reading/discussing insightful books.

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.


Mark your calendars now for some important dates:
Feb 1                 All Church Work Party
Feb 2                 BS with Bo begins “The Church of Us vs Them”
Feb 8                 Fullness of Life: A Day with the IV Team
Feb 9                 Second Sunday Spiritual Practices
Feb 10               Finance Team meeting

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