Staying Connected 12.24.20

Posted By vermonthills on Dec 24, 2020 | 0 comments


Upcoming Online Gatherings
Tonight, Christmas Eve:  Candlelight Service  (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Sun 10:30 am:  Worship  (Meeting ID 409 087 237)

Service Tonight
Join us at 7:00 pm in our usual Zoom room for our traditional Christmas Eve service, 2020-style.  Be prepared to light your candle and dim your lights at that point, if possible.

Service This Sunday
We will be gathering for our usual interactive service this Sunday at 10:30 am, with some surprises!  Don’t miss it!

Immersed: An Advent Journey
All are invited by Pastor Brett Stuvland to attend a special presentation at Westside UMC. An opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the scripture and music of this season.  Offered every evening through Epiphany (Jan 6.)  Each group has a private 2-hour timeslot for safety. Learn more and register for your slot at westsidejourney.com/advent

Pledge Cards
Don’t forget to send in your pledge card.  The finance team has begun working on the 2021 budget.  And don’t forget that there are special deductions for donations to non-profits in 2020.  See this flyer for more information.

Blue Christmas
If you missed this service by members of the Greater Northwest Area Cabinet, it is available to watch online.

BrainStorming with Bo   We are taking the next two weeks off for a holiday break. Join us in 2021 as we  begin a study using the book, Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible, by Willie James Jennings.

ImBible Study   We are taking the next three weeks off for a holiday break. Join us in 2021 as we  begin a study using the books, Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible, by Willie James Jennings and “Acts (N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides)”.

Wednesday Morning Check-in  We are taking the next two or three weeks off for a holiday break.  Join us in 2021!

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.

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.
  • 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!

Talk N Thought  The “dynamite” ladies of TnT are now meeting in the Fellowship Hall every Tuesday at 1:00 pm, with appropriate safety measures.  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.

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