Staying Connected 10.17.19

Posted By vermonthills on Oct 17, 2019 | 0 comments

Spaghetti Dinner  This Saturday, at 5:30 pm, enjoy a feast, complete with salad and dessert for only $15 per person; kids 10 and under are free.  After dinner, there will be a trivia contest hosted by Pastor Bo!  And did we mention the prizes?!?  Don’t miss this terrific event!  Tickets are available at the door.

Stitchin’ on the 21st  Would you like to make scarves, hats, socks, or gloves for LGBTQ+ youth?  We’ll gather on Monday, October 21, at 6:00 pm for an informal meeting/knitting session in the Fireside Room.   If you can’t make the meeting, please contact the church office for details.

Trunk or Treat  On October 31, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, we’ll host the neighborhood kids in our parking lot.  Come early, decorate the trunk of your car, and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.  Costumes are encouraged!  Sign up at the Welcome Table or contact the church office for more information.

Habitat for Humanity  Our next work party is Saturday, November 2, from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.  We’ll be working on 12 new homes at 7513 N. Olin Avenue in Portland. Contact Will Mitchell or visit our website for more information.  To register for one of our remaining spots, visit  (apologies that this link was incorrect last week!)

All Saints Sunday  If you have lost a loved one in the past year and would like them named during our memorial on Nov 3, please contact the church office at

“Aging with Grace”  St Luke Lutheran Church is offering a half-day conference on maintaining and improving brain health as you age.  The keynote speaker is Dr Maureen Nash, Regional Medical Director of Geriatrics for Providence Oregon.  The conference is on Saturday, October 26, from 8:30 am – noon.  A suggested donation of $10 includes a continental breakfast.  Reservations are requested at 503.246.2325.  St Luke’s is at 4595 SW California St, across from Gabriel Park.

Volunteers Needed   A few more people are needed to help with our backpack ministry.  Every week, 12 bags are filled with food and delivered to Hayhurst Elementary to be distributed to children who are food insecure on the weekends.  You would work about two hours, only once a month.  If interested, please contact Barbara Wagner or Dori Killion for more information.

Giving by Text  We have a new toll-free number for our safe and secure option to give by text: 844-958-1124.  You simply text the dollar amount to that number.  You will receive a link to provide your billing information.

ImBible Study Join us this Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room for the book of Job.  How do we respond to suffering?

Communion Flowers  Would you be willing to bring an arrangement of flowers for a communion Sunday (the first Sunday of each month)?  A signup sheet is on the Welcome table or you may email the church office.  Thanks!

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.

Bethlehem House of Bread  Their 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.  Please donate as you are able to the “treasure box” by the church office.  Thank you!

Talk N Thought  The “dynamite” ladies of TnT are reading “The Road to Little Dribbling” by Bill Bryson.  Join them on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  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 503.929.6696. 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:
Oct 19              Spaghetti Dinner and Trivia Contest
Oct 21              Stitchin’ for SMYRC
Oct 31              Trunk-or-Treat
Nov 2               Habitat for Humanity
Nov 3               All Saints Sunday
Nov 9               All Church Work Party
Nov 10             Second Sunday Spiritual Practices
Nov 17             Action Assembly at Beaverton First UMC
Nov 18-29       Church Office Closed
Nov 24             Decorating for Advent

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