Staying Connected 12.26.19

Posted By vermonthills on Dec 26, 2019 | 0 comments

End of Year Giving  We are more than halfway to closing our financial gap for the year!  Please prayerfully consider a gift above and beyond your regular giving.  For your convenience, you may give by text (see below) or online at

Fifth Sunday Game Night  Join us this Sunday, Dec 29, at 4:00 pm in the Fireside & Big Rooms for card and board games, ping pong and pool.  Bringing friends and snacks are encouraged!

Big Thanks!  Three people have stepped up to help usher, run the projector, and be liturgist on Sunday mornings.  There’s still room for you in any of these positions, or as storyteller (15-20 minutes giving that week’s lesson to kids; sign up with church office) or as coffee host (preparing and cleaning up coffee time; sign up sheet in Fellowship Hall.)  Let’s all pitch in!

All Church Work Party  Make it a New Year’s resolution to attend!  Saturday, Jan 4, 10:00 – noon.  No experience needed; all are welcome.

BrainStorming with Bo  On Sunday, January 5, we begin a four-week series on the Enneagram.  The Enneagram is a personality system that aims to reveal how emotions drive our lives and how we engage with others in an effort to get what we want and need. The Enneagram defines nine personality types, each with its own set of strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for personal growth.  Join us at 9:30 am for this fascinating study.

Job Opportunity  Want a short-term job to catch up on Christmas bills?  Work for the 2020 Census.  Perks include flexible hours, weekly pay, and knowing that you’re doing a good thing for your community.  Apply online and get more info at

Birthday Cards Needed  The church office needs birthday cards, if you have extras at home.  We will also gratefully accept leftover Christmas cards.  Thanks!

Giving by Text  Safe and simple. Text the dollar amount to 844.958.1124 and get a link to provide your billing information.

ImBible Study  Jesus moves to Wednesday nights at 7:00!  We will resume on January 8 with the 9th chapter of Luke.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards  If you shop at Freddy’s, please make sure to link your FM Rewards card with Vermont Hills United Methodist Church (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.

Bethlehem House of Bread  Their mission is to provide not only food but also clothing and household essentials, such as baby formula, diapers, and personal hygiene products, for those going through challenging times.  Please donate as you are able to the “treasure box” by the church office.  Thank you!

Talk N Thought  Talk N Thought will not meet on December 31; gatherings will resume on January 7 with a potluck. They are currently reading “The Road to Little Dribbling” by Bill Bryson.  Join them on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  There’s always great conversation, snacks, and reading/discussing insightful books.

Prayer Chain  Email your prayer requests to If you do not have access to email, you may call Linda Miller at 503.699.8628 (new number!)  The ‘Prayers of the People’ is crafted weekly from this information; please indicate if your prayer is private.


Mark your calendars now for some important dates:
No BrainStorming with Bo during December
Dec 29             Fifth Sunday Game Night
Jan 1                Happy New Year!  (church office closed)
Jan 4                All Church Work Party
Jan 5                BrainStorming with Bo resumes with Enneagram
Jan 7                Talk N Thought resumes with a potluck
Jan 8                ImBible Study resumes with Jesus
Jan 12              Second Sunday Spiritual Practices
Jan 13              Church Council

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