Staying Connected 10.21.21

Posted By vermonthills on Oct 21, 2021 | 0 comments


Upcoming Online Gatherings
All are Meeting ID 409 087 237
Sun 9:30 am:  BrainStorming with Bo
Sun 10:30 am:  Worship
Wed 6:30 pm:  ImBible Study

Social Principles
This Sunday we’ll be discussing Cosmic Care, our stewardship of all of these things on planet earth and beyond:  

  • Water, Air, Soil, Minerals, Plants
  • Energy Resources Utilization
  • Animal Life
  • Global Climate Stewardship
  • Space
  • Science and Technology
  • Food Safety

Trunk-or-Treat
Next Friday, Oct 29, from 4:30—6:30 pm, we will be joining the Hayhurst parents in presenting Trunk-or-Treat in our parking lot.  There are still a few spots open for cars, or you may host a table if you prefer.  Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094CAAA929AAFD0-trunk or email the church office.  Setup will begin around 3:30 and we’ll be done by 6:30 pm.

All Saints Day
We will be honoring those we have lost this year on Sunday, Nov 7, during the worship service.  Please email the church office with the names of family or friends you would like included.  We will also celebrate communion by receiving the elements indoors, then moving outdoors together.

Knitting for Neighbors, Nov 8-13
Neighborhood House is calling on all knitters to create and donate a hat, scarf, blanket, or mittens to be distributed during their Winter Wishes clothing & gift drive in December.  Those who donate goods or cash will be entered for a prize giveaway.  Learn more at nhpdx.org/events.

Phone App for Easy Giving
Vanco Mobile is replacing GivePlus Mobile very soon. You can download the Vanco Mobile app for free from the App Store or Google Play. If you have questions, please contact the church office.  Online giving through our website will not be affected.

Charge Conference
Our annual Charge Conference is scheduled for Monday, Nov 1, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  All are invited to attend; however, only members may vote.  At Charge Conference, we get the opportunity to review the past year and anticipate the next.  We do some church business as well, such as voting on the pastor’s compensation package.  Location TBA.

Sermon Series
Pastor Bo’s series, “unApologetic” is based on the UMC Social Principles.  You can read the entire document here or skip to a particular portion in the summary, here

ImBible Study
We meet Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm, in-person in the Fireside Room, on Facebook, and in our usual Zoom room.  Our topic this session is women in the bible.  We will read every story involving women, using a light-hearted commentary and a serious text.  No book purchase is necessary.  Join us for a rousing and informative discussion!

Easy Giving 

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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