Staying Connected 10.28.21

Posted By vermonthills on Oct 28, 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

VHUMC Travelers
HELLO FELLOW TRAVELERS!!  Time to start seeing the world again with TWO back-to-back trips to some of our National Parks. Click on the title for more details (printed flyers are also available at church):
SW National Parks (September 11-23, 2022; 6 Nat’l Parks) includes a Durango train trip and Lake Powell cruise.
The Great National Parks (September 23-October 5, 2022; 6 Nat’l Parks) includes a Snake River raft trip out of Jackson Hole.
You can participate in either – or both! – trips.  VHUMC receives a portion of the proceeds if we meet a minimum number of travelers.  Contact Linda Miller if you are interested or have any questions: 503-699-8628 or

Tomorrow, 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 couple of spots open for cars, or you may host a table if you prefer.  Sign up at 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.

World Communion
We will celebrate communion on Sunday, Nov 7, in a new way.  We will receive the blessed elements indoors, then move outside as a group to the prayer labyrinth to sing (masked) and partake of the juice and bread.  Zoomers should have a beverage and bread available to participate with us.

All Church Work Party
It’s time to prep our beautiful campus for winter – rake up leaves, sweep walkways, replace lightbulbs, and more.  Join us on Saturday, Nov 6, at 10:00 am.  We’ll be done by lunchtime if everyone pitches in!

New Sewing Group Begins!
Our new group, dedicated to creating two new quilts a year, will begin on Monday, Nov 15, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  Fabric and other supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own, if desired.  Newbies welcome!  Contact Elizabeth Brown for more details.

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

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.  Zoom link:

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.

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 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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