Sunday, Nov 11: Practicing Our Faith, ch 11, “Healing”
Here’s a preview for this week:
It’s a Party! After worship this Sunday, let’s gather in Fellowship Hall to celebrate our lay leader, Roger Turk, as he marks his 80th birthday! Happy Birthday, Roger!
Scrip This Sunday There are only two more opportunities to buy gift cards for Christmas! And you can also purchase cards to cover Christmas meals, decorating, crafts, travel… The church receives a percentage from the retailers; you get full value. Check out the specials this month for Baja Fresh and Columbia. Print the attached form, bring your check/checkbook on Sunday November 11th. Scrip will be distributed on the following Sunday.
A Prayer for Health, Healing, and Wholeness This Sunday at 6:00 pm, we will have a special service for our physical and mental well-being. Come. Restore your soul, your health, and your spirit.
Town Hall Meeting The Finance Team will be providing us with coffee and treats as we take a little time after worship on Sunday, Nov 18, to celebrate 2018 and anticipate 2019.
Thanksgiving Food Drive Our annual event for Hayhurst Elementary has begun! Simply take the tags for the items you will purchase and return the food by Nov 18. Dozens of Hayhurst families will benefit from your generosity.
Bach is Back The Bach Cantata Choir will perform their first concert of their 14th season on Sunday, Nov 18, 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.
Wreath Sale Our weekday friends, the Southwest Parent Child Collective, are having a fundraiser. Beautify your home and support the SWPCC! Order forms are available in Fellowship Hall; due by Nov 11. Wreaths will be delivered on Nov 20.
Spotlight On… Neighborhood House! Since 1905, Neighborhood House has been bringing the community together to help neighbors in need. They assist families facing hunger and homelessness, vulnerable seniors, and children who need help in school. See their Winter Wishes List at http://nhpdx.org/Events/events.html.
Grocery Bags Needed Our Hayhurst Backpack Ministry uses 24 bags per week to pack food for children who might otherwise go hungry over the weekends. Please bring any large paper bags with handles to church. Save and bring them all year!
Georgia Koehler Georgia will be living the rest of her days with her son, Dean. Her new address is 8450 SW Homewood St, Portland 97225. (Please note: address has been corrected)
Progressive Bible Study We’re reading the book of Hebrews. We’ve had new folks join us every week, so it’s not too late for you to chime in. In the Fireside Room on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. You *will* come away with a new way to look at the Bible.
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 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 each week from this information; please indicate if your prayer is private.
Thank you to all those who have volunteered their service:
Liturgist: Charlie Jesch
Projectionist: Elizabeth Brown
Storyteller: CJ Sanders
Ushers: Bob Bothman
Coffee: Mary Turk, Marilyn Christie
Nov 18 Finance Team
Nov 25 Elizabeth Brown, Lizzie Reunert
Be sure to check out Vermont Hills UMC’s website vermonthillsumc.org,
and our new Interactive Calendar vermonthillsumc.org/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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Ministries: familyVHUMC@gmail.com
Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:
Nov 11 Scrip Sunday – bring your checkbook!
Nov 11 Second Sunday Spiritual Practice – Healing Service
Nov 12 Church Council Meeting
Nov 18 Town Hall Meeting after worship
Nov 19 Staff Meeting at 10:30
Nov 20 Pub Chat
Nov 25 Decorating for Advent