Staying Connected 10.18.18

Posted By vermonthills on Oct 18, 2018 | 0 comments

Sunday, Oct 21: Practicing Our Faith, ch 7, “Testimony”

Here’s Pastor Bo’s story/testimony for this week:

Grocery Bags Needed  Our Hayhurst Backpack Ministry uses 24 bags per week to pack food for children who might otherwise go hungry over the weekends.  Please bring any large paper bags with handles to church.  Save and bring them all year!

Pennies from Heaven  Our immense gratitude to Elaine Whiteley for years of managing this ministry!  But she’s looking to give this opportunity to someone else now.  One (or two) people would be responsible for bagging up the money each week and taking it to the bank for counting and deposit.  Please contact the office if you can help.

Practicing Our Faith  If you’d like to read along in the companion book to the sermon series, it is available in the church lobby for $20 (cash or check, please).  Only halfway through the book — not too late to catch up.  Live your faith.

Pumpkin Patch All children and youth are invited to join Elizabeth during the Sunday School hour on Oct 28.  We’ll carpool from the church to Fir Point Farms in Canby at 10:00 am.  Bring $25 to cover a pumpkin, rides, and snack.  Parents/grandparents are welcome to tag along.  We will return to the church no later than 1:00 pm.

Portland 4T Trail  The four T’s stand for train, trail, tram and trolley.  See some great views, walk about 2.5 miles, and have fun!  Elizabeth Brown is leading this expedition on Saturday, Nov 3, for all interested parties.  We’ll meet at the church at 10:00 am.  Bring $20 for lunch, coffee, and transit pass.  Dress for the weather!

Charge Conference  Sunday, Nov 4, from 2:00 – 5:00, we will be meeting with several other United Methodist churches in our area for our annual meeting.  This is the most important district gathering for our church, as we will envision our future for 2019.  Please plan to attend at Christ UMC, 12755 NW Dogwood St, Portland.

All Church Work Party  We are re-scheduling the November work party to be on the second Saturday, Nov 10, so that all may attend both the Portland 4T Trail event *and* come help with church maintenance.  We gather at 10:00 am and do valuable tasks that keep our campus thriving.  If you’ve been wanting to help out, this is your opportunity.

New email address  Elizabeth Brown, head of Family Ministries, has a new email, familyVHUMC@gmail.comPlease add it to your address book today!

Chuck Cooper  If you would like to send a card of comfort, here is Patty’s address:

Patty Cooper
8520 SW Curry Dr.
Unit A
Wilsonville, OR. 97070

Progressive Bible Study  We’re reading the book of Hebrews.  We’ve had new folks join us every week, so it’s not too late for you to chime in.  In the Fireside Room on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.  You *will* come away with a new way to look at the Bible.

Talk N Thought  The “dynamite” ladies of TnT would love to have you join them every Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  They are reading “I Am Mahala.”  Expect great conversation, yummy snacks, and reading/discussing insightful books.

Prayer Chain  Please 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 each week from this information; please indicate if your prayer is private.


Thank you to all those who have volunteered their service:

Liturgist:                    Katie North

Projectionist:            Bo Sanders

Storyteller:                Elizabeth Brown

Ushers:                       Pat Crawford, Dori Killion

Coffee:                        Linda Miller, Bonnie Kingston

Oct 28              Virginia and Bryan Cooper

Nov 4               Marian Barney, Dori Killion


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 or


Family Ministries:


Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:

Oct 22             Staff Meeting

Oct 28             Children and Youth to Pumpkin Patch

Nov 3              Portland 4T Trail

Nov 4              Charge Conference Action Assembly

Nov 10            All Church Work Party



Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *