Staying Connected 10.8.20

Posted By vermonthills on Oct 8, 2020 | 0 comments

Upcoming Online Gatherings
Sun  9:30 am: BrainStorming with Bo  (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Sun 10:30 am:  Worship  (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Wed  10:00 am:  Wednesday Check-in (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Wed 7:00 pm:   ImBible Study (Meeting ID 816 3169 5426)

Homecoming  This Sunday, October 11, we will honor those who have been members of VHUMC for 50+ years: Jo Traugh, Thelma Laurens, Marian Barney, Ramona Gard, Kay Petersen, Pat Crawford, John and Barbara McClincy, Marian Swearingen, Alice Scheurman, Sally Madden, Thom White, and Grace Holbrook.  Leave them a message on a virtual guest book here – click on the “Sign” button.

Neighborhood House  Last month, NH delivered 1300 food boxes to families, up from 500 pre-COVID.  They have put out a request for staples:

  • Rice
  • Beans (canned and dried)
  • Pasta
  • Canned Meats
  • Canned/Dry Fruit
  • Flour/Baking Mix
  • Cereal/Oats

If you are able, please bring items to the table in the breezeway at church any weekday.  Bo will bring the items inside everyday before he heads home. A cash donation, designated for NH, is always appreciated as well.  Thank you!

BrainStorming with Bo  In November, our adult Sunday School class will begin a series called, “Where the Rubber Meets the Road.”  We’ll take the best of our spring study, The Church of Us vs Them, and find practical examples of building bridges instead of walls.  If you have an article or a video you’d like to discuss, contact Pastor Bo at

Online Games for Youth  We’re off to a fun, if somewhat unpredictable, start!  Six of us played Jackbox last Sunday.  This Tuesday, October 13, at 6:30 pm, we will have a parents meeting on Discord.  Kiddos are invited as well, if they’re interested.  We’ll go over the basics and attempt to set up a regular game time.  We’ll record the session for those of you unable to attend.

Where Love Lives  In a video launching the new “Where Love Lives” campaign, the Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church remind us who God calls the Church to be: a faithful, inviting, open, safe and loving home for all people. Watch the video here
Easy Giving 

  • Try the free mobile app GivePlus. If you already use our online giving, enter that username and password, or create a new account.  You can give either from your bank account or a credit card.  You have the option to add a bit to offset the fees charged to the church.
  • Amazon will donate a small percentage to VHUMC for every eligible purchase.  You must designate Vermont Hills as your charity of choice and start at every visit.
  • Link your Fred Meyer Rewards card with Vermont Hills (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.

ImBible Study   Join this gathering that looks at the bible with a 21st century lens.  Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm (link above.)  We are readings the books of Amos and Hosea.

Wednesday Morning Check-in  We are exploring the physical method of praying using prayer beads.  You can join us in the Zoom room (link above) or on Facebook.  We’re also posting the videos on our website for those who are unable to attend.

Talk N Thought  The “dynamite” ladies of TnT are meeting in the circle drive at the church every Tuesday at 1:00 pm.  If you’d like to be included in their email list, please notify Linda Miller.

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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