Staying Connected 11.12.17

Posted By vermonthills on Nov 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Staying Connected
There are lots of activities happening with our church community you need to know about. Please take a few moments to review and mark your calendar.


Sanctuary Update: Many thanks to the team who is working on the Sanctuary renovation! It is coming along nicely and will be completed by the end of November. Please remember as you come to worship this Sunday, that it is a work in progress and that the new carpet will make it look complete in 3 weeks. The next 2 Sunday’s we will still meet in the Sanctuary and celebrate this new season in our church’s life.
Sunday Worship Usher Volunteers Needed. For more info, please contact Dori Killion at:


1 Scrip Sunday – The next Scrip Sunday is November 12th, with pick up on November 19th. The holidays are fast arriving, and Scrip provides many gifting ideas: Dinner & Movie, Home Depot and Lowes for home improvement projects, Starbucks cards for thank you gifts, etc. Check out all the categories and do some holiday shopping via the attachment in the email. Remember a percentage is returned to the church for programs and pews.

2 Tryon Creek Youth Hike – We will meet at the church on Sunday Nov 12th at 1pm and carpool to Tryon Creek for anyone who would like to join us for a hike. As a group we will decide which path to walk. Our plan is to be back at the church by 4pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring water or a snack if you need. Questions or to RSVP: Elizabeth Brown 503-957-1372

3 Singing for Advent – If you would like to sing with the choir during Advent season, we will be practicing the Christmas anthems between 12pm and 12:30pm starting Nov 17th downstairs in the choir room. Music reading is not required. The choir is planning on singing each Sunday of December and you are welcome to participate in any or all of them. Any questions, please contact Joy Wegner at: 503-244-1238. All voices welcome!

4 Protestant Reformation Concert – The concert is our first Bach concert of our 13th season on Nov 12th at 2pm at the Rose City Presbyterian Church (NE 44th and Sandy),, featuring Bach’s Reformation Cantata and works by his son-in-law Johann Altnikok, the French Renaissance composer Goudimel and G.F. Handel. Admission is free and you can contact John Chilgren for more information at:

5 Comedy Night – Saturday Nov 11th at 7pm our UMC district is hosting a night of comedy and community engagement featuring comedian Jeremy McLellan. Admission is free and the event will be at Sunnyside Community House located at 3520 SE Yamhill St. You can find more information on the Facebook page at:

6 Adult Sunday School – I is for Inerrant. How do we know what we know about God? Come join us at 9am in the Fireside Room. For more information on the class, be sure to check our website . We hope you will come and be a part of the discussion. Email Pastor Bo with any questions at: .

7 Talk and Thought will meet on Tuesday, November 14th at 1pm in the Fireside Room. We are currently reading Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. As is our tradition, it will be read and discussed in the group. For more information, contact Linda Miller at or 503-699-8628.

8 Progressive Bible Study – The Gospel of Mark has begun. Every Wednesday at 7pm in the Fireside Room we will be offering a Bible study, with a twist. We hope that you will come to read the text through a 21st century lens. It might look very different than it did before.

Thank you to all those who have volunteered for this Sunday’s worship service:
Ushers: Bob Bothman
Liturgist: Dori Killion
Coffee: Dori Killion

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


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