Staying Connected 10.24.19

Posted By vermonthills on Oct 24, 2019 | 0 comments

Disagreeing Well  Pastor Bo was featured on the front page of our denomination’s website for this interview on their “Get Your Spirit in Shape” podcast.  The topic was disagreeing well and how interactive church helps us practice a kind of listening that heals our culture of conflict. Check it out 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 this 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.

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 build 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 at the build, visit this website

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, contact the church office at

All Church Work Party  Saturday, November 9, 10:00 – noon.  A little autumn clean-up!

Town Hall Meeting  We’re doing our own mini-version of the former Charge Conference.  A time to review 2019 and get excited about 2020.  Sunday, November 10, following worship.

Second Sunday Spiritual Practices  Sunday, November 10, at 6:00 is the Prayer for Health and Wholeness service.  All are welcome!

The Stitchuation  Our new stitching group got off to a great start!  We meet again on Monday, Nov 11, at 6:00 pm.  Bring your choice of stitchery, a friend, and a snack to share if desired.

Bags Needed  Brown paper bags with handles are needed for our backpack ministry.  So are people.  You would work about two hours 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 communion  on Sunday, December 1?  Please email the church office if you can help.  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 31               Trunk-or-Treat
Nov 2                Habitat for Humanity
Nov 3                All Saints Sunday
Nov 9                All Church Work Party
Nov 10              Town Hall Meeting
Nov 10              Second Sunday Spiritual Practices
Nov 11               The Stitchuation
Nov 17               Action Assembly at Beaverton First UMC
Nov 18-29        Church Office Closed
Nov 24              Decorating for Advent

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