Staying Connected 11.26.17

Posted By vermonthills on Nov 22, 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.

Progressive Bible Study will take Nov 22nd off for Thanksgiving & will meet again on Nov 29th
The church office will be closed on Thursday & Friday the 23rd & 24th for Thanksgiving
Craft Night is this Monday the 27th at 7pm in the Fireside Room

1 Advent Decorating – Sunday November 26th we will stay after Worship to decorate the Sanctuary for Advent. Youth will be serving snacks and beverages in the Narthex. It will go from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. All are welcome! Donations go toward Youth Mission Trip Summer 2018.

2 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 19th 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!

3 Victorian Belle House – We will be meeting at the church on Saturday December 2nd at 8pm to carpool to to see their Miracle of a Million Lights Christmas Lights display. $6 and a can of food per person. All are welcome! We will be stopping at Dairy Queen (Garden Home location) on our way back. Parents should plan to pick up there. RSVP Elizabeth Brown at: 503-957-1372 or

4 Adult Sunday School – K is for Kenosis. What if God’s power is weakness? 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: .

5 Talk and Thought will meet on Tuesday, November 28th 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.

6 Progressive Bible Study – Progressive Bible Study will not be meeting on Wednesday November 22nd, but will continue as usual after Thanksgiving Holiday on Wednesday November 29th.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: John Chilgren
Liturgist: Dori Killion
Coffee: Elizabeth Brown and Youth
Flowers: Grace Holbrook

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
Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:

Nov 27th Craft Night
Dec 2nd Trustees Sponsored Work Party
Dec 2nd Belle Victorian House
Dec 3rd Alternative Christmas Giving
Dec 10th Scrip Sunday
Dec 12th Church Council Meeting
Dec 19th Preacher’s Public House Chat
Dec 24th Christmas Eve Service
Dec 31st 5th Sunday Game Night

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