Staying Connected 10.25.18

Posted By vermonthills on Oct 25, 2018 | 0 comments

Sunday, Oct 28: Practicing Our Faith, ch 8, “Discernment”

Here’s a preview for this week:

And a bonus video!

All Saints Sunday  This Sunday, October 28, at the 10:30 worship service, we will be remembering all those who have died since November 2017.  If you would like your loved one’s name read during the service, please email the church office,, or Pastor Bo,

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 Member Sunday  We are bringing in new members next week, November 4.  If you attended the most recent member class here at VHUMC and would like to officially join this congregation, please contact Pastor Bo or the church office.  All are encouraged to worship with us to welcome our newest members!

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!

Spotlight On…  Habitat for Humanity!  One of the community groups we partner with, HfH currently has three very active construction sites in the Portland metro area.  Now until Dec 31, Rogue Ales will donate $1 for every pint of Hazelnut Brown Nectar purchased at one of their three PDX pubs.

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

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:                    Sarita Melcher

Projectionist:             Elizabeth Brown

Storyteller:                 Charlotte Wannagat

Ushers:                       Scott Wegner

Coffee:                        Virginia and Bryan Cooper

Nov 4               Marian Barney, Dori Killion

Nov 11             Mary Turk, Marilyn Christie


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:

Nov 3              Portland 4T Trail

Nov 4              Charge Conference Action Assembly

Nov 10            All Church Work Party

Nov 11            Scrip Sunday

Nov 11            Second Sunday Spiritual Practice – Healing Service

Nov 12            Church Council

Nov 18            Town Hall Meeting after worship


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