Staying Connected 10.3.19

Posted By vermonthills on Oct 3, 2019 | 0 comments

All Church Work Party  We need you!  For only two hours, 10:00 – noon, this Saturday, October 5.  Help us prove that “many hands make light work.”

World Communion Sunday  This Sunday, with other churches worldwide, a special offering will help to provide scholarships for national and international graduate students whom God has gifted to learn and to serve. Learn more here

Thank you to everyone who contributed school supplies to Hayhurst. They were greatly appreciated, especially by the two special students who received new backpacks.

Family Camp  Overnight spots are full!  But please come on Saturday, Oct 12, if you can.  It’s only $20 and includes lunch and dinner and so much fun!  See Elizabeth Brown for more info and carpooling possibilities.

Second Sunday Spiritual Practices  On Sunday, Oct 13, we will gather at 6:00 pm and walk our outdoor labyrinth.  Dress for the weather.

Pub Chat  Our monthly gathering at The Lodge at Cascade Brewing, 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, will be Tuesday, October 15, at 6:00 pm.  Watch our website for the topic.

Spaghetti Dinner  Complete with salad and dessert for only $15 per person; kids 10 and under are free.  After we eat, there will be a trivia contest hosted by Pastor Bo!  Saturday, October 19, at 5:30 pm in Fellowship Hall.  Tickets are available on Sundays and at the door.

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!  Contact the church office for more information.

Habitat for Humanity  Our next work party 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 15 spots, visit 

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, please contact the church office 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 on 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.

Volunteers Needed   A few more people are needed to help with our backpack ministry.  Every week, 12 bags are filled with food and delivered to Hayhurst Elementary to be distributed to children who are food insecure on the weekends.  You would work about two hours, only once a month.  If interested, please contact Barbara Wagner or Dori Killion for more information.

Stitchin’ on the 21st  Elizabeth Stelle is looking for anyone who knits or crochets and would like to make scarves, hats, socks, or gloves for SMYRC.  This organization works with LGBTQ+ youth; see more at We’ll gather on Monday, October 21, for snacks and fellowship while we get started.

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 a communion Sunday (the first Sunday of each month)?  A signup sheet is on the Welcome table or you may email the church office.  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!

Giving by Text  Text a dollar amount to 503.966.5879.  This is through the same company that handles our online giving, so it’s safe and secure.

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 5                All Church Work Party
Oct 6                World Communion Sunday
Oct 11-13         Family Camp
Oct 13              Second Sunday Spiritual Practices
Oct 15              Pub Chat
Oct 19              Spaghetti Dinner and Trivia Contest
Oct 31              Trunk-or-Treat
Nov 2               Habitat for Humanity
Nov 3               All Saints Sunday

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