Staying Connected 11.11.21

Posted By vermonthills on Nov 11, 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

Prayers for Comfort
Our prayers go out to Pat Crawford in the death of her husband, John, on Wednesday, Nov 10.  May God surround Pat and the family with peace and love.  Pat’s address is 7799 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Apt #162, Beaverton 97008.

Veterans Day
Thank you to all of the men and women who gave their service to our country.  You are heroes!

Second Sunday Spiritual Practice
This Sunday, Nov 14, John Espy will lead us in a Healing and Wholeness practice from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

New Sewing Group Begins
Our new group, dedicated to creating two new quilts a year, will begin on Monday, Nov 15, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  Fabric and other supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own, if desired.  Newbies welcome!  Contact Elizabeth Brown for more details.

Upcoming Events
Nov 21:  Decorating the sanctuary for Advent (after the worship service)
Nov 28:  Advent begins
Dec 4:  All Church Work Party – all the tasks that got bumped by the paving project this month!
Dec 12:  Second Sunday Spiritual Practice – Advent meditation

New Ministry Opportunities
Please email if you are interested in either of the following.
Tech Support for Worship:  Monitor the Zoom room and share the PowerPoint slideshow.  Training available.  Looking for four volunteers to rotate Sundays.
Storyboard Designer:  Decorate the storyboard with poems, photos, etc to fit Bo’s theme for the week.  Theme is available on Wed or Thu of each week.  Would like at least two volunteers.

VHUMC Travelers
All are invited to start seeing the world again with TWO back-to-back trips to some of our National Parks. Several of our members have taken multiple trips with this organization.  Click on the title for more details (printed flyers are also available at church):
SW National Parks (September 11-23, 2022; 6 Nat’l Parks) includes a Durango train trip and Lake Powell cruise.
The Great National Parks (September 23-October 5, 2022; 6 Nat’l Parks) includes a Snake River raft trip out of Jackson Hole.
You can participate in either – or both! – trips.  VHUMC receives a portion of the proceeds if we meet a minimum number of travelers.  Contact Linda Miller if you are interested or have any questions: 503-699-8628 or

2022 Calendars
Donna W has taken another 26 calendars to Neighborhood House. They were delighted.  Please bring your new 2022 calendars to church so they can give those people without one a place to put their appointments, family birthdays, etc. for 2022!

Job Opportunity
Pastor Brett Stuvland and his wife Janelle are looking for a part-time nanny to work at their home in NW Portland.  They have two young boys, one who is in school.  For more information, call Brett at 503.349.7560.

Knitting for Neighbors, Nov 8-13
There’s still a few days left to participate!  Neighborhood House is calling on all knitters to create and donate a hat, scarf, blanket, or mittens to be distributed during their Winter Wishes clothing & gift drive in December.  Those who donate goods or cash will be entered for a prize giveaway.  Learn more at

Hayhurst News
Do you live in the neighborhood or simply wish to support it?  Here’s a list of local businesses shared by the Neighborhood Association. Want more?  Read this article from the SWNI News: Know Your Neighbors   Every edition also has a neighborhood update.  Here is November’s update

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 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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