Staying Connected 11.15.18

Posted By vermonthills on Nov 15, 2018 | 0 comments

Sunday, Nov 18: Practicing Our Faith, ch 10, “Forgiveness”

Here’s a preview for this week:

Here’s the blog post that Bo mentions in the video:  Pastor Bo talks nature, communion, and crows.


A Big Thank You  We had 10 folks show up last Saturday for the All Church Work Party.  With that many hands, we were able to remove bushels and bushels of leaves from the church grounds, repair an exit door, and replace a thermostat.  Thanks everyone!

Town Hall Meeting  The Finance Team will be providing us with coffee and treats this Sunday to celebrate 2018 and anticipate 2019.

Bach is Back  The Bach Cantata Choir will perform their first concert of their 14th season this Sunday at 2 pm at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 NE 45th Ave.  Hear works by J. S. Bach, Heinrich Schütz, and Henry Purcell.  The concert is FREE.

Pub Chat  This month’s topic is the moral roots of our divided country.  Watch this interesting Ted Talk beforehand and we’ll discuss it:   We’ll meet Tuesday at 7:00 pm at The Lodge at Cascade Brewing, 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy.

Advent Decorating  Plan to stick around after worship next week to help decorate our sanctuary for the Advent season.  Crazy good snacks will be served.

Bike the Lights  Meet at Portland Int’l Raceway on Tuesday, Nov 27, at 7:00 pm to enjoy the holiday lights from your bicycle!  $6 per person; helmet required for those under 17.  Food carts and a limited number of loaner bikes available.  Decorating you/your bike with festive lights is encouraged; walkers are discouraged (1200 bikes expected!)

VHUMC Travelers  In September 2019, our intrepid travelers will visit the Canadian Maritimes: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, with an optional pre-trip to Montreal and Quebec City.  Our block of reservations is being held until December 3.  Visit, grab a flyer in the lobby, or contact Linda Miller at 503.699.8628 for more information.  VHUMC Travelers is a fun group, going on scenic and educational adventures that also generate funds for our church programs.  Travelers are church members, friends and relatives.  The more the merrier.  Hope you will be traveling with us.

Spotlight On…  Sunnyside Community House!  Every Wednesday, 100-150 people gather for the Hard Times Supper, a warm meal offered to all who need it.  Other programs provide warm clothing and bedding to the houseless.  We at VHUMC donate items in the chest by the church office.  If you are willing to deliver these items to SCH periodically,  please let us know.  More info about SCH is at

ImBible Study  Imbibe (verb): 1. absorb or assimilate (ideas or knowledge) 2. drink alcohol. Join us in the Fireside Room on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm for the first part, and afterwards for the second part at the drinkery.  Everyone is welcome as we open our minds and hearts to a new way of looking at scripture.

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 Malala.”  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 503.699.8628.  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:                    Bryan Cooper

Projectionist:             John Espy

Storyteller:                 Elizabeth Brown

Ushers:                       Dori Killion

Pat Crawford

Coffee:                         Finance Team

Nov 25             Elizabeth Brown, Lizzie Reunert

Dec 2               Charlotte Wannagat & Family


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 18            Town Hall Meeting after worship

Nov 19            Staff Meeting at 10:30

Nov 20            Pub Chat

Nov 25            Decorating for Advent

Nov 27            “Bike the Lights” at Portland International Raceway

Dec 1              All Church Work Party

Dec 1              All Church Caroling in the Neighborhood

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