Staying Connected 11.1.18

Posted By vermonthills on Nov 1, 2018 | 0 comments

Sunday, Nov 4: Practicing Our Faith, ch 9, “Shaping Communities”

Here’s a preview for this week:

Fall Back!  This Sunday, in the wee hours, we move our clocks back one hour.  Don’t forget or you’ll show up an hour early for Sunday School (and miss your extra hour of sleep!)

Charge Conference  This Sunday, Nov 4, from 2:00 – 5:00.  Please plan to attend at Christ UMC, 12755 NW Dogwood St, Portland.

All Church Work Party  We rescheduled the November work party to be on the second Saturday, Nov 10.  We gather at 10:00 am and do valuable tasks that keep our campus thriving.

A Prayer for Health, Healing, and Wholeness  On Sunday, Nov 11, at 6:00, we will have a special service for our physical and mental well-being.  Come.  Restore your soul, your health, and your spirit.

Town Hall Meeting  The Finance Team will be providing us with coffee and treats as we take a little time after worship on Sunday, Nov 18, to celebrate 2018 and anticipate 2019.

Georgia Koehler  Georgia will be living the rest of her days with her son, Dean.  Her new address is 8450 SW Homestead St, Portland  97225.

Wreath Sale  Our weekday friends, the Southwest Parent Child Collective, are having a wreath sale.  There will be order forms available in Fellowship Hall on Sunday.  The preschool receives 50% of the proceeds.  Orders are due by Nov 11 at the latest, with checks payable to SWPCC.  The wreaths will be delivered to the church on Nov 20.  Let’s continue to build a strong relationship!

Grocery Bags Needed  Our Hayhurst Backpack Ministry uses 24 bags per week to pack food for children who might otherwise go hungry over the weekends.  Please bring any large paper bags with handles to church.  Save and bring them all year!

Spotlight On…  UMCOR!  United Methodist Committee on Relief works globally to alleviate human suffering and advance hope and healing.   They currently are working disasters from Hurricanes Michael and Florence, Typhoon Mangkhut, and the earthquakes and tsunami in Indonesia.  You can help in three ways: Pray for the people affected, Make a relief kit, and Give.  Learn more at

New email address  Elizabeth Brown, head of Family Ministries, has a new email, familyVHUMC@gmail.comPlease add it to your address book today!

Progressive Bible Study  We’re reading the book of Hebrews.  We’ve had new folks join us every week, so it’s not too late for you to chime in.  In the Fireside Room on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.  You *will* come away with a new way to look at the Bible.

Talk N Thought  The “dynamite” ladies of TnT would love to have you join them every Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  They are reading “I Am Mahala.”  Expect great conversation, yummy snacks, and reading/discussing insightful books.

Prayer Chain  Please 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 each week from this information; please indicate if your prayer is private.


Thank you to all those who have volunteered their service:

Liturgist:                      Kelly Eden

Projectionist:              Lorraine Crawford

Storyteller:                  CJ Sanders

Ushers:                        Scott Wegner

Jim Van Nest

Coffee:                         Marian Barney, Dori Killion

Nov 11             Mary Turk, Marilyn Christie

Nov 18             Finance Team


Be sure to check out Vermont Hills UMC’s website,

and our new Interactive Calendar,

for all the latest happenings going on with the church, special videos and Facebook posts.

Connecting with Pastor Bo Sanders: 503-567-9095 or


Family Ministries:


Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:

Nov 4              Charge Conference Action Assembly

Nov 10            All Church Work Party

Nov 11            Scrip Sunday – bring your checkbook!

Nov 11            Second Sunday Spiritual Practice – Healing Service

Nov 12            Church Council Meeting

Nov 18            Town Hall Meeting after worship

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