A Hearty Thank You! To Barbara Wagner, Dori Killion, Linda Miller, Katie Simpson, Mary Turk, and Susan Zotter for planning, shopping, assembling, and delivering Thanksgiving joy to several families of Hayhurst Elementary.
Help Needed Participate more fully one Sunday a month by ushering, reading, or running the slide show. It’s easier than you think! Contact the church office for more details.
End of Year Giving Help us meet our financial obligations by prayerfully considering a gift above and beyond your regular giving. For your convenience, you may give by text (see below) or online at vermonthillsumc.org/online-giving/.
Gift Cards for Hayhurst The elementary school’s new principal is requesting only gift cards for the families we help at Christmas. Fred Meyer is suggested since it’s good for so many items – food, clothing, toys, even gasoline. Cards must be at church by Sunday, Dec 15.
A Caroling We Go You’re invited to go caroling with us this Sunday at two assisted living centers after coffee time. We will also carol in the Hayhurst neighborhood on Saturday, Dec 14, following a soup supper in Fellowship Hall at 5:00 pm.
Sanders’ Open House All are invited to Pastor Bo and CJ’s new home at 2529 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy. Drop by anytime between noon and 2:00 pm on Sunday, Dec 15. Visitor parking is limited; please plan to park on SW 25th Ave/Kanan St (see map below) unless you require handicapped parking.
The Stitchuation Join us with your stitchery of choice, a friend, and a snack if desired, on Monday, Dec 16, at 6:00 pm in the Fireside Room. We’d love to see you there!
Blue Christmas Service West Portland UMC, 4729 SW Taylors Ferry Rd, is offering a service for those who have sorrows associated with this time of year. Saturday, Dec 21, at 7:00 pm. Release the pain to receive the joy.
Christmas Eve Service Experience this traditional candlelight service with us. Tuesday, Dec 24, at 7:00 pm
Fifth Sunday Game Night Join us on 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!
Backup Requested We need one or two persons to cover for Lorraine and/or Virginia when they are out-of-town. Responsible for picking up leftovers at Starbucks on Scholls Ferry (just off Hwy 217) or two KFC locations in Beaverton, and then delivering the food to Neighborhood House. Contact the church office if you can help. It makes a big difference to the families served by NH.
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 The “dynamite” ladies of TnT are 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. They will not meet on Dec 24 and 31.
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 (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 8 Caroling at assisted living centers
Dec 14 Soup supper and caroling in the neighborhood
Dec 15 Sanders’ Open House
Dec 16 The Stitchuation
Dec 17 No Pub Chat
Dec 21 Blue Christmas Service at West Portland UMC
Dec 24 Christmas Eve Service