Staying Connected 10.7.21

Posted By vermonthills on Oct 7, 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

Change in Plans
Kimberly will not be joining us as Children’s Director.  After a heartfelt conversation with Bo, she decided that it was in her best interest to pass on this job.  We wish her all the best!  Plans are already underway to ensure that we are moving forward for our children and youth.

Stitching Returns
Are you working on a Christmas gift?  Or a warm item to donate to those who need it?  Whatever your craft, come join us on Monday, Oct 11, at 6:45 pm in the Fireside Room.  Just a casual time of fellowship.  We will also be in our usual Zoom room, if you are more comfortable at home.  Email Virginia at with any questions.

It’s back!  On Friday, Oct 29, we will be joining the Hayhurst parents in presenting Trunk-or-Treat in our parking lot.  We’re still working through the details, but if you’re interested in donning your costumes and handing out treats, please email Virginia at  The children will come directly after school; setup will begin at 3:00 and we’ll be done by 6:00 pm.

New Mobile App is Here!
Vanco, our eGiving provider, has launched an updated mobile phone app called Vanco Mobile to replace GivePlus Mobile. You can download the Vanco Mobile app for free from the App Store or Google Play. From there, you can make a one-time donation or set up recurring giving right through the app. Just select your fund and amount, enter a payment method and complete the donation. If you have questions, please contact the church office. GivePlus will be going away at the end of the year.  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

Save the Date
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.  More details to come.

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!

Tuesdays at the Table
The Connectional Table is hosting a series of discussions with United Methodist theologians and leaders that will help us better understand our faith, our church, ourselves.  The Tuesday series will be on Facebook at 8:00 am beginning Oct 5.  The first hour long session is entitled, “Should I Stay?  Or Should I Go?”  Learn more here

All the news for September, October, and November.  Read your copy here: Fall 2021 Newsletter

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 outside (weather permitting) or 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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