Staying Connected 2.11.18

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Staying Connected

Pre-Service prayer gathering in the chapel at 10:15am

Don’t forget to sign up on the Coffee Host Volunteer Sheet in Fellowship Hall

If you would like to see a preview of this Sunday, Everyone Brings Something, here is the link:

1 Trustee’s Sponsored Work Party – We will meet at the Church this Saturday, February 10th at 10am to do general maintenance and cleaning. All are welcome. Lots of Lightbulbs to change!

2 The Dance – Saturday, February 10th, from 5-7:30pm, an “Oscars” themed dance class will be held in the Church Sanctuary. Please dress your best! All dances will be taught prior to dancing them. Intermission with refreshments will be provided. Donations support our Youth Group Mission Trip. All are welcome and all ages! Contact Elizabeth Brown for Information at:

3 Membership Class – If you are interested in learning more about membership, please sign-up at the Welcome Desk in the lobby. Let us know if Sunday afternoon, February 25th would work. Email pastor Bo with questions

4 Spiritual Practices – This Sunday night at 7pm in the Chapel. Come and try a new experience of listening to scripture in an ancient way. It is called Lectio Divina and it might be your best hour of the week. Contact John Espy with questions

5 Celebration of Life – A Celebration of Life for Morris Weaver, Joy Wegner’s father, will be held on February 17th at 2pm at West Portland United Methodist Church, 4729 SW Taylors Ferry Rd, Portland, 97219. All are welcome.

6 Scrip Sunday is this Sunday, Feb 11th. Attached is the new order form. Changes are: Godfathers up to $16 per certificate and 28% profit, See’s Candy up to $19 per certificate and now 10% profit (Good for 1lb of candy in the store – a $20.50 value) and Burgerville is now 10% profit. Bring your order form and check book this Sunday. See Donna Benjamin & Linda Miller in Fellowship Hall following service. Pick up your Scrip next Sunday, Feb 18th. If you cannot be at church Sunday, leave your order and check in the church office. Next order date is March 11th.

7 Easter Week is Coming Fast: In just over a month we will be celebrating Easter week. This year we are going to have three services:
Wednesday Night – a combined Holy Wednesday and Maundy Thursday meal/worship service at 7pm. Good Friday – a 7pm Tenebrae service where we descend into darkness through the 7 stations of the cross.
Easter Morning – Christ is Risen! 10:30am worship service Please put these 3 services on your calendar and plan to attend. They will each be unique and deeply meaningful.

8 Exciting News: Pastor Bo passed his licensing interview yesterday and is now officially a United Methodist minister! We will be celebrating during coffee hour this Sunday.

9 Pub Night Reading – make sure to get a head start on this month’s reading. February 20th is 10 days away.

10 Prayer Chain – if you have a prayer request, or want to be added have prayer requests sent to you so that you can pray – email:

11 Adult Sunday School – Feb 11- T is for TheoPoetics. Feb 18 – U is for Universalism. Come join us at 9am in the Fireside Room. For a preview of this week’s class, be sure to check this link: We hope you will come and be a part of the discussion. Email Pastor Bo with any questions at: You can also find audio of previous lessons on the website.

12 Online Giving – We have added an option for online giving for those who would like to move to online giving, we have partnered with a great company (Vanco). They provided an easy interface and security for churches. Our website now has a page with simple instructions and user links for your convenience at: It is easy to use and very secure.

13 Progressive Bible Study – There is no Bible Study this week, it will resume Feb 21st.

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:
Feb 11th Scrip Sunday
Feb 11th Second Sunday Spiritual Practices
Feb 16th Parent Night Out
Feb 20th Pub Chat

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