Staying Connected 10.22.17

Posted By vermonthills on Oct 20, 2017 | 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.

Sunday School at 9am
Pre-service prayer gathering in the chapel at 10am
Annual Spaghetti Dinner Saturday the 21st at 5:30pm in Fellowship Hall
Youth Haunted House Trip Saturday the 21st at 8pm
Protestant Reformation Concert Sunday the 22nd at 4pm at Trinity Episcopal Church
Craft Night Monday the 23rd at 7pm in the Fireside Room
There was a glitch in the Scrip order this month. Scrip will be picked up next Thursday and delivered on Sunday, Oct 29th. Sorry for the inconvenience.

1 Dinner for Bible Study – This Wednesday, Oct 25th, we will be having a dinner in the Fireside Room at 7pm to celebrate finishing our first book (Galatians) and preparing for the Gospel of Mark (begins Nov 1). Please come and join us for a lively conversation about reading the Bible through a progressive lens.

2 Spaghetti Dinner Reminder – Just a reminder that the upcoming Spaghetti Dinner featuring Captain Al’s FAMOUS Spaghetti Sauce is on Saturday October 21st at 5:30pm. Tickets are on sale now! Prices: Adults $12, Children ages 3-10 $6, Family Rate $35. Please contact Dori Killion for information at:

3 Haunted House Trip – Youth will meet at the church for the Spaghetti Dinner. Once we are all together, we will drive to The Haunted House and notify parents on our way back to church for pick up. Please RSVP Elizabeth at: asap so we can assure rides for everyone who wants to go. All are welcome!

4 Protestant Reformation Concerts – Two upcoming concerts, both dealing with Martin Luther, who began the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago this year! The first concert is Sunday Oct 22nd at 4pm at Trinity Episcopal Church (147 NW 19th), It will involve two choirs, brass and small baroque ensemble and three conductors. Parking will be difficult due to a Timbers game that day. The second concert is our first Bach concert of our 13th season on Nov 12th at 2pm at the Rose City Presbyterian Church (NE 44th and Sandy),, featuring Bach’s Reformation Cantata and works by his son-in-law Johann Altnikok, the French Renaissance composer Goudimel and G.F. Handel. Admission is free and you can contact John Chilgren for more information at:

5 ‘Uncontrolling Love of God’ Book Events – On Friday night, Nov 3rd at 7pm and Saturday night Nov 4th at 6:30pm we are hosting a book launch party for ‘Uncontrolling Love of God’ in Fellowship Hall. Pastor Bo wrote one of the chapters for the book and the author, Thomas Jay Oord, will be with us for both events. You can learn more and get your tickets through EventBrite at: or check out the Facebook page for the Uncontrolling Love of God event.

6 Comedy Night – Saturday Nov 11th at 7pm our UMC district is hosting a night of comedy and community engagement featuring comedian Jeremy McLellan. Admission is free and the event will be at Sunnyside Community House located at 3520 SE Yamhill St. You can find more information on the Facebook page at:

7 Adult Sunday School – F is for Fideism. How do we know what we know about God? 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: .

8 Talk and Thought will meet on Tuesday, October 24th at 1pm in the Fireside Room. We will discover what book will be read next. For more information, contact Linda Miller at or 503-699-8628.

9 Progressive Bible Study – The Gospel of Mark begins Nov 1st. Every Wednesday at 7pm in the Fireside Room we will be offering a Bible study, with a twist. Our hope is for a different way of reading the Bible that accounts for genre and takes seriously both the historic understanding of the text as well as its contemporary implications. We hope that you will come to this exercise with an open mind, a sincere heart, and a commitment to read the text 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, Tom Benjamin
Liturgist: John Chilgren
Coffee: Donna Benjamin and Linda Miller
Flowers: Grace Holbrook

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

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