Staying Connected 11.18.21

Posted By vermonthills on Nov 18, 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

Decorating the Sanctuary
Advent begins early this year – on the Sunday following Thanksgiving.  So we will be decorating the sanctuary this Sunday, Nov 21, after the worship service.  We especially need people with good knees to carry boxes upstairs and those who are unafraid of heights to climb a ladder!  All ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate.

Christmas Gifts
Hayhurst Elementary is collecting gift cards (any amount) for their student families in need.  Cards that be used for both groceries and gifts, such as Fred Meyer or Target, are preferred.  Gift cards need to be at church by Dec 12.  Thanks!

Thanksgiving Cancellations
Nov 24:  No ImBible study
Nov 28:  No BrainStorming with Bo

New Ministry Opportunities
Please email officeVHUMC@gmail.com 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.

Upcoming Events
Nov 21:  Decorating the sanctuary for Advent (after the worship service)
Dec 1, 8, 15, 22: Online Advent Meditation at 12:30 pm
Dec 4:  All Church Work Party – call Bo to work mid-week at your convenience
Dec 12:  Second Sunday Spiritual Practice – Advent meditation

Partnership Campaign
Neighborhood House has set a goal to raise $500,000 by Jan 31.  Most of us know the nonprofit for their food pantry but they provide so much more: early education, transitional housing, employment assistance, and youth and senior services.  Learn more – and donate – at nhpdx.org

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 raylindamiller@comcast.net

2022 Calendars
Please bring your new 2022 calendars to church to be taken to Neighborhood House for distribution.  They are much appreciated!

Easy Giving 

  • Donate on your phone through the Vanco Mobile app!
  • Amazon Smile program at smile.amazon.com
  • Fred Meyer Rewards program, code SY323
  • CarEasy.org to give 70% of vehicle sale to VHUMC

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 PrayerVHUMC@gmail.com. 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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