Staying Connected 12.2.21

Posted By vermonthills on Dec 2, 2021 | 0 comments

Upcoming Gatherings Also Available on Zoom:
All are Meeting ID 409 087 237
Sun 9:30 am:  BrainStorming with Bo
Sun 10:30 am:  Worship in the sanctuary
Wed 12:30 pm:  Advent Devotional (online only)
Wed 6:30 pm:  ImBible Study in the Fireside Room

Memorial Service
There will be a service of remembrance for Roger Turk on Saturday, Dec 11, at 1:00 pm.

Pennies from Heaven
Have you been saving your loose change?  Pennies from Heaven is returning to the worship service this Sunday!  That’s when we collect change and small bills for Neighborhood House.  Bring your coins and let’s make a racket dropping them into the buckets!

All Church Work Party
This Saturday, Dec 4 at 10:00 am, let’s gather and knock out Bo’s list!  (It keeps growing, so we better get busy!)  There’s something for everyone, every age, every skill level:

  • Hang Christmas lights on beams in sanctuary
  • Clean windows (outside)
  • Clear cobwebs inside and outside
  • Clear construction mess in church office
  • Paint corner of church office
  • Remove nails from molding (in room north of the office)
  • Paint the molding
  • Dispose of dirt clods around new pavement
  • Assemble Aaron’s new desk
  • Organize craft supplies

You’re welcome to come mid-week, if that’s more convenient.  If you alert Bo, he will have supplies ready for your use.

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!

New Ministry Opportunities
Please email if you are interested in either of the following.
Zoomer for SW Hope:  Attend monthly Zoom planning meetings for SW Hope, the annual spring food drive for Neighborhood House.  Report back to Barbara W when necessary.  Next meeting is Dec 15 at 10:00 am
Support for Worship:  Looking for someone who attends worship on Zoom, who can press the ‘share’ button and show a pdf file on their computer.  Virginia will send you the file.  All you have to do is pay attention (which you already do!)  This frees Bo up to concentrate on worship.

Upcoming Events
Dec 4:  All Church Work Party
Dec 6:  Fireside Friends Sewing Group
Dec 8, 15, 22: Online Advent Meditation at 12:30 pm (Advent Devotional booklet)
Dec 12:  Second Sunday Spiritual Practice – Advent body meditation
Check our calendar at for more

Partnership Campaign
Neighborhood House has set a goal to raise $500,000 by Jan 31.  From December 3-10, all donations made to the Partnership Campaign will benefit Neighborhood House’s Aging Services.  Learn more – and donate – at

VHUMC Travelers
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.
Contact Linda Miller if you are interested or have any questions: 503-699-8628 or

2022 Calendars
Please bring your new 2022 calendars to church for Donna W to take to Neighborhood House for distribution.  They are much appreciated!

Easy Giving 

  • Donate on your phone through the Vanco Mobile app!
  • Amazon Smile program at
  • Fred Meyer Rewards program, code SY323
  • 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 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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