Staying Connected 2.17.22

Posted By vermonthills on Feb 17, 2022 | 0 comments

Opportunities this Week:

Sunday, 9:30 am:  BrainStorming with Bo
Sunday, 10:30 am:  Worship Service

Monday, 5:00 pm:  Fireside Friends

Wednesday, 6:30 pm:  ImBible Study

All gatherings are currently online only.  Click on the links above, or go to and enter Meeting ID 409 087 237.


BrainStorming with Bo
This Sunday our topic in BrainStorming with Bo (BS w/ Bo) will be ‘The Need and Future of Online Worship.’  If you have time before then, read this really thought-provoking article

Church Leadership Training
Our district superintendent, Tim Overton-Harris, is expecting all church leaders, especially those new to their team, to attend a Greater Northwest Area-wide training on Saturday, Feb 26. The two-hour training will be offered online starting at 10 a.m. Click on this link to register

SW Hope Food Drive
Since 2007, Neighborhood House has held the SW HOPE community food drive to combat the sharp decline in food donations that occurs after the new year begins. This year, their goal is to collect $70,000 (or the 280,000 lbs equivalent) to serve the ever-increasing number of families who come to Neighborhood House looking for assistance with their basic food needs.  The campaign kicks off on Feb 28.  Until then, please donate from this list of most needed items.

More reflections on our series, ‘Naked Spirituality’ have been posted on our website.  You are welcome to add a comment or question for the author.

Art Exhibits
At the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Portland State University there are currently two exhibits that may interest you:

  • TO SURVIVE ON THIS SHORE, Feb 8 – Apr 30, 2022.  This interdisciplinary project is a collaboration between Jess T. Dugan, photographer, and Vanessa Fabbre, social worker and assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis, whose research focuses on the intersection of LGBTQ issues and aging.
  • BLACK LIVES MATTER ARTIST GRANT EXHIBITION, Jan 18 – Apr 30, 2022.  The Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Exhibition features twenty Oregon-based artists whose practices stretch the notion of ‘socially engaged artwork’ beyond its cursory definition, resulting in a collection of objects which require multiple shifts in perspective.

Hours and other exhibit details:

Recordings Available
Did you miss the Virtual Health Fair workshops?  Watch the recordings at  Scroll down to find the link for these 5 sessions:

  • Week 1 (January 13th) – Holy & Healthy by James N. Tate III
  • Week 2 (January 20th) – TAI Chi by Fernando Navarro
  • Week 3 (January 27th) – The Heart of Contemplation by Rev. Beth Estock
  • Week 4 (February 3rd) – Diving Deeper, Drawing Closer by Linda Quanstrom
  • Week 5 (February 10th) – Love Beyond Borders: The Interfaith Movement to End the Pandemic

VHUMC Travelers
SW National Parks (September 11-23, 2022; 6 Nat’l Parks) includes a Durango train trip and Lake Powell cruise.
The Great National Parks (September 23-October 5, 2022; 6 Nat’l Parks) includes a Snake River raft trip out of Jackson Hole.
Contact Linda Miller if you are interested or have any questions: 503-699-8628 or

Easy Giving 

  • Donate on our website
  • Donate on your phone through the Vanco Mobile app
  • Amazon Smile program at
  • Fred Meyer Rewards program, code SY323
  • to give 70% of vehicle sale to VHUMC

Contact the church office with any questions.

Talk N Thought  The ladies of TnT are reading and discussing the book, We Make the Road by Walking, every Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  Each week is a short devotional, so you can jump in anytime you are available. If you’d like to be included in their email list, please notify Linda Miller or the church office.

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.

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