Staying Connected 2.14.19

Posted By vermonthills on Feb 14, 2019 | 0 comments

This week, let’s be bold and unClobber the Bible!

For this Sunday, we’re reading Chapter 25 of We Make the Road by Walking: “Jesus, Violence and Power” 

Podcasts, Videos, and More  Now is a great time to catch up on what you may have missed, or to try out something new, on our website.  Visit to hear and/or view ImBible Study, sermons, BrainStorming with Bo, and Peacing It All Together.  Well worth your time.

Pub Chat  This Tuesday, February 19, we’ll be discussing “Why liberals don’t believe GMO science.”  Check our website for more and join us at The Lodge at Cascade Brewing, 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, at 6:00 pm (new time!)

Special Session Feb 23-26  We will be watching the live session together on Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm if you would like to join us.  Still seeking info?  Visit  Prefer to watch from home?

Ash Wednesday Service  We are invited to join West Portland UMC for their 7:00 pm service on Wednesday, March 6.  Let’s open our hearts to this season of reflection.  WPUMC is located at 4729 SW Taylors Ferry Rd.

Gabriel Park Event  Friday, March 15, the Parks for New Portlanders organization is hosting a casual dinner to welcome, honor, heal, and celebrate all Portlanders, of all ages, especially refugee and immigrant families.  Admission is free; food carts will be on site. If you’d like to be part of a group to meet our neighbors, please contact the church office.

Habitat for Humanity  We’re volunteering at Habitat for Humanity again on Saturday, March 30, from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.  The build site is Cully Place, 5640 NE Killingsworth St.  The registration deadline is March 15.

Registration Instructions:

  1. Click this link:
  2. Create an account (if you already have an account, you will still need to click the link above and complete step 3).
  3. Register for your specific build day. You will receive an automated email with project details.

BrainStorming with Bo  We’ve begun another ABC’s series of new concepts!  This Sunday’s topic is “G is for Gay Christians.”  We’ll be un-clobbering bible passages that are often used to attack, exclude and shame our LGBTQ siblings.  Join us at 9:00 am in the Fireside Room — and discover just how much fun Sunday School can be!

ImBible Study  Our feisty, fantastic bible study group just began the book of Esther this week.  Join us on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room, with an optional second act at the pub afterwards.

SW Hope Fundraiser  The SW Hope Food Drive benefits the emergency food pantry at Neighborhood House.  Eat at Salvador Molly’s ( on Monday, March 11, from 4:00 pm to close, to have 20% of your bill donated.  Be sure to mention SW Hope to your server.

Talk N Thought  The “dynamite” ladies of TnT would love to have you join them every Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  Expect great conversation, yummy snacks, and reading/discussing insightful books.  They will begin a new book soon, so attend now to help choose.

Prayer Chain  Please 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 each week from this information; please indicate if your prayer is private.

Thank you to all those who have volunteered their service:

Liturgist:                      Kelly Eden
Storyteller:                  Elizabeth Brown
Ushers:                        Pat Crawford
                                    Dori Killion                                         

Coffee:                         Sara Ross, Elizabeth Stelle
            Feb 24             –Open–
            Mar 3              Dori Killion

Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:

 Feb 19            Pub Chat

 Feb 21            Chapel Open for Prayer

 Feb 23            Special Session of the General Conference begins

 Feb 25            Watch Party, 10 – 2

 Feb 26            Watch Party, 10 – 2

 Mar 2             All Church Work Party

 Mar 6             Ash Wednesday service at West Portland UMC

 Mar 11           SW Hope Fundraiser at Salvador Molly’s

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