Staying Connected 11.19.20

Posted By vermonthills on Nov 19, 2020 | 1 comment


Upcoming Online Gatherings
Sun  9:30 am: BrainStorming with Bo  (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Sun 10:30 am:  Worship  (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Wed  10:00 am:  Wednesday Check-in (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Wed 7:00 pm:   ImBible Study (Meeting ID 816 3169 5426)
Neighborhood House 
You met the challenge — no, you exceeded it!  You donated $800 to Neighborhood House, which will be matched with $750 by a generous, anonymous donor.  Way to go!  The money wll go to NH’s six major programs, which include early childhood education, senior services, and homeless families assistance. Running behind? You may still donate through our online giving or mail a check to the office, designated NH.  Thanks!

Advent Devotional
Advent begins on Sunday, Nov 29.  Meditate on the season with a special devotional by SALT (saltproject.org)  We will be sending these devotionals, with poems by Maya Angelou, via next week’s email.  Printing instructions will be included.  If you’re unable to print, please email the church office and we will send you a printed copy.

Yardwork Team
Please email the church office if you could spend an hour or two to help spruce up the church’s campus.  Some pesky plants are taking over!  You can work on your own time, or we can gather on a Saturday to prune while masked and socially-distanced.

Donate It!
Have a vehicle (car, motorcycle, boat, etc) that is just hanging around your house?  Now you can utilize CarEasy.org to donate the sale to VHUMC.  Click on “Choose a Nonprofit” and enter the details at the bottom of the page.  Click on our logo to learn more and start the process.  Easy peasy and the church gets 70% of the sale!

The Stitchuation
Cold weather has returned and, with it, the need for warm clothing for the homeless.  If you knit or crochet, please consider making a gender-neutral hat, scarf or gloves for Blanchet House.  Adult sizes only. Here’s a link to a list of beginner patterns: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H3aLZwqZEh-SA1QUKbzST1Qa4dORU504JCE2G-td3sc/edit?usp=drive_web  Contact the office with any questions.

BrainStorming with Bo  Our adult Sunday School class continues a series called, “Where the Rubber Meets the Road.”  Every week, Bo will post an article or video on our website.  For this Sunday, the topic can be found here: https://vermonthillsumc.org/brainstorming-climate-change-anxiety/   No time to read the article?  Come anyway!  Link to the Zoom room above.

Easy Giving 

  • Try the free mobile app GivePlus. If you already use our online giving, enter that username and password, or create a new account.  You can give either from your bank account or a credit card.  You have the option to add a bit to offset the fees charged to the church.
  • Amazon will donate a small percentage to VHUMC for every eligible purchase.  You must designate Vermont Hills as your charity of choice and start at smile.Amazon.com every visit.
  • Link your Fred Meyer Rewards card with Vermont Hills (code SY323) and the church will receive a percentage of all your purchases.  It costs you nothing and you still receive all your usual benefits.

ImBible Study   Join this gathering that looks at the bible with a 21st century lens.  Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm (link above.)  We are “majoring in the minor prophets”!

Wednesday Morning Check-in  We are exploring the physical method of praying using prayer beads.  A half hour of joy and peace midweek. You can join us in the Zoom room (link above) or on Facebook.

Talk N Thought  The “dynamite” ladies of TnT are meeting in the circle drive (or under the breezeway) at the church every Tuesday at 1:00 pm when the weather cooperates.  If you’d like to be included in their email list, please notify Linda Miller.

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.

Special Treat
Did you read all the way to the end?  Then you deserve a special treat!  Listen to this choir sing.  It. will. bless. your. day.   https://youtu.be/NvrEDWOCJlw

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  1. 8:00 PM——Just listened to your great sermon this AM on 11/22/2020….sorry I missed being there….thank you for pointing out the universal joy and wisdom of living each day ……GOD….sustainer of our bodies hearts and souls. Love. HH

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