Staying Connected 2.13.20

Posted By vermonthills on Feb 13, 2020 | 0 comments

The Stitchuation  We begin a new project on Mon, Feb 17 – items for injured or abandoned animals.  Join us at 7:00 pm (new time!) in the Fireside Room.  No experience necessary!

Pub Chat  Tuesday, Feb 18, at 6:00 pm at The Lodge at Cascade Brewing, 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy.  All are invited for lively conversation.  Watch our website for this month’s topic.

Ash Wednesday Service  West Portland UMC, 4729 SW Taylors Ferry Rd, is hosting a 7:00 pm service on Wed, Feb 26.  All are invited.  Gather and open your hearts to this season.

Enneagram Typing  Minda Redburn, a certified professional in the Enneagram field, is offering personal interviews to help you determine your type.  Please contact Minda to learn more.

Eastern Oregon Flooding  The Emergency Response Teams of the Oregon-Idaho Conference have reacted to the recent devastating flooding in eastern Oregon, including the Umatilla Indian Reservation.  To support relief efforts, you can make donations through the church, noting either the Conference advance no. 260 for the disaster response fund or the Conference advance no. 261 for the Emergency Response Teams support fund.  Learn more about disaster preparedness at

Worship Through Song  Singers wanted for a Palm Sunday (Apr 5) cantata. If interested stop by the sanctuary at 12:30 this Sunday to practice. We already have doubled the number of choir members and still have room for you!

Family Promise  Help Family Promise fulfill a dream of having an actual home for their guests to use during the day, giving them laundry facilities, showers and bathtubs, a yard for playing and growing vegetables, and a refuge from the harsh reality of homelessness.  They must raise $100,000 by Feb 29 to purchase this miracle.  Every little bit helps!  Please donate at
Then visit to learn more about Family Promise and seriously consider what role VHUMC might play in this ministry.

BrainStorming with Bo  “The Church of Us vs. Them,” will run through April.  Miss the first session?  Watch it here:  Sundays at 9:15 am in the Fireside Room.

Get Involved!  Fill out a card this Sunday and let us know how you would like to connect in 2020.  Step outside of your comfort zone and try something new!  Opportunities include helping plan the auction, building up our children’s ministry, and attending our next Habitat for Humanity build.  Contact the church office for more info.

Children’s Ministry  As we expand, we are in need of folks to assist our paid Sunday morning worker from 9:15-11:30. With four volunteers, you would work only once a month.  Please contact the church office or Bryan Cooper to help.

District Laity Development Workshop  Inviting all Columbia District lay persons to continue the conversation and sharing experiences of community through worship, discussion, stories, and fellowship. Sat, Mar 14, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at Gresham UMC, 620 NW 8th St., Gresham.  Register at

Amazon Smile  Do you shop online? 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 every visit.  Contact the church office with any questions.

Bethlehem House of Bread  Thank you to those who donate and deliver. BHoB’s 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.  We will be expanding our partnership with them soon!

Missed a Sunday?  Catch up on sermons you may have missed on YouTube (videos) or our website (audio podcasts.)

ImBible Study  We’re continuing the book of Luke at 7:00 pm on Wednesday nights in the Fireside Room. Great, insightful conversations – give it a try!

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

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.

Talk N Thought  Join the “dynamite” ladies of TnT on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room. They are currently reading “The Road to Little Dribbling” by Bill Bryson.  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.  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:
Feb 17               The Stitchuation at 7:00 pm (new time!)
Feb 18               Pub Chat
Feb 26               Ash Wednesday Service at West Portland UMC
Mar 8                 Daylight Savings Time begins (spring forward!)

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