Staying Connected 12.3.17

Posted By vermonthills on Dec 1, 2017 | 0 comments

Staying Connected
There are lots of activities happening with our church community you need to know about. Please take a few moments to review and mark your calendar.
Sunday School at 9am
Pre-Service prayer gathering in the chapel at 10am

1 Victorian Belle House – We will be meeting at the church on Saturday December 2nd at 8pm to carpool to to see their Miracle of a Million Lights Christmas Lights display. $6 and a can of food per person. All are welcome! We will be stopping at Dairy Queen (Garden Home location) on our way back. Parents should plan to pick up there. RSVP Elizabeth Brown at: 503-957-1372 or

2 Trustees Work Party – We are coming to church on Saturday December 2nd from 10am – Noon to work on cleaning and minor maintenance around the building. All are welcome! Contact John Espy for more information at:

3 2018 Church Directory Update – In the church lobby is a copy of the current 2017 Church Directory, along with pens, pencils, highlighters, post-its and scratch paper for everyone to update any contact information that may have changed for our upcoming 2018 Church Directory! The changes that are needed are new mailing addresses, home addresses, email addresses and telephone or cell phone numbers. Please just write them down and leave them there, or drop them by the church office, or email it in to:

4 Singing for Advent – If you would like to sing with the choir during Advent season, we will be practicing the Christmas anthems between 12pm and 12:30pm starting Nov 19th downstairs in the choir room. Music reading is not required. The choir is planning on singing each Sunday of December and you are welcome to participate in any or all of them. Any questions, please contact Joy Wegner at: 503-244-1238. All voices welcome!

5 Adult Sunday School – L is for Liberation. What if salvation isn’t going to Heaven? Come join us at 9am in the Fireside Room. For more information on the class, be sure to check our website . We hope you will come and be a part of the discussion. Email Pastor Bo with any questions at: .

6 Talk and Thought will meet on Tuesday, December 5th at 1pm in the Fireside Room. We are currently reading Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. As is our tradition, it will be read and discussed in the group. For more information, contact Linda Miller at or 503-699-8628.

7 Progressive Bible Study – The Gospel of Mark has begun. Every Wednesday at 7pm in the Fireside Room we will be offering a Bible study, with a twist. We hope that you will come to read the text through a 21st century lens. It might look very different than it did before.

Thank you to all those who have volunteered for this Sunday’s worship service:
Ushers: Jim Van Nest, Scott Wegner
Liturgist: John Chilgren
Coffee: Jim and Julie Van Nest
Flowers: Anne Begg

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

Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:

Dec 2nd Trustees Sponsored Work Party
Dec 2nd Belle Victorian House
Dec 3rd Alternative Christmas Giving
Dec 10th Scrip Sunday
Dec 12th Church Council Meeting
Dec 19th Preacher’s Public House Chat
Dec 24th Christmas Eve Service
Dec 31st 5th Sunday Game Night

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