Staying Connected 1.7.18

Posted By vermonthills on Jan 5, 2018 | 0 comments

Staying Connected
There are lots of activities happening with our church community you need to know about. Please take a few moments to review and mark your calendar.

Pre-Service prayer gathering in the chapel at 10am

1 Auction Event-Elk Burgers & Arica Tour – Saturday, January 20th at 5pm in Fellowship Hall, Scott and Joy Wegner will be your cooks and tour guides and giving a presentation of their recent trip to Africa. They will also be cooking up elk burgers (yes, they were the hunters!) and providing buns and all the condiments. Please sign up ahead of time, so they know how many elk burgers to prepare! Also, please sign up to help with the rest of the meal – salad, dessert, drinks (lemonade!), and to help with set-up and clean-up. There will be a sign-up list available at church – see Mark or Janet Zimmerdahl. $10 per person, payable either before or at-the-door of this Auction Event. All are welcome!

2 Trustees Sponsored Work Party – We will meet at the church on Saturday, January 6th, at 10 am to do general maintenance and cleaning. All are welcome!

3 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.

4 Online Giving – We have added an option for online giving! Many of you have asked about the possibility…and we are happy to make it available to you! 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. Vanco has been vetted by the UMC and is the recommended provider for our website. We appreciate your support and your faithfulness and wanted to make this option available for those who would prefer it. We have included a PDF at the bottom of this email with easy instructions.

5 Adult Sunday School – Jan 7 – O is for Open and Relational. Jan 14 – P is for Perichoresis. Come join us at 9am in the Fireside Room. For more information on the 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: .

6 Talk and Thought will meet on Tuesday, January 9th 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.

7 Progressive Bible Study – starts again January 10th. 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.

Thank you to all those who have volunteered for this Sunday’s worship service:
Ushers: Bob Bothman, Scott Wegner
Coffee: Mary Turk and Donna Ward

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

Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:
Jan 6th Trustee’s Sponsored Work Party
Jan 9th Church Council Meeting
Jan 14th Scrip Sunday
Jan 16th Preacher’s Public House Chat
Jan 20th Auction Event
Jan 22nd Craft Night

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