Staying Connected 11.8.18

Posted By vermonthills on Nov 8, 2018 | 0 comments

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

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 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

Bryan Cooper

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,

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 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

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