Staying Connected 10.31.19

Posted By vermonthills on Oct 31, 2019 | 0 comments

Trunk or Treat  Tonight, 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!  Parking for non-participants will be in the east lot.

Habitat for Humanity  Our next build is this 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

Field Trip  Next Thursday, November 7, you’re invited to join Pastor Bo on a visit to Bethlehem House of Bread, then to lunch at Washington Square to discuss how VHUMC might assist this ministry.  Meet at the church at 9:30 am.  Bring lunch $$.

All Church Work Party  Saturday, November 9, 10:00 – noon.  Only two hours of your time can make a big difference to how our campus looks to visitors.

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

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 snack to share if desired.

Action Assembly  We will gather with other West Portland UMCs to sing, be inspired, and plan action for 2020.  All are welcome to attend!  Sunday, November 17, 3:00 – 6:00 pm at Beaverton First UMC, 12555 SW 4th St.

Admin for a Day (or Two)  If you’re available to man the church office when Virginia is on vacation, please email the church office.  We need help from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm on Nov 21, 22, and 28.  Job description includes answering the phone and gathering the mail.

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?

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 7                Field Trip to Bethlehem House of Bread
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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