Staying Connected 2.18.18

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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

The Church office will be closed on Tuesday, February 20th

If you would like to see a preview of this Sunday, Preschool Week, here is the link:


1 Parent Night Out- Valentines Parent Night Out is tonight, Friday, February 16th from 5-8pm. The Youth will host another Parent Night Out in the Fireside Room with games, crafts, dinner and a movie. Following, youth will stay for a Lock-In. $10 per youth. Break-In starts at 9pm. Pick up is at 10am Saturday, February 17th. Contact Elizabeth Brown for details at:

2 Pub Night Reading – We will meet this Tuesday, February 20th, at 7pm at Cascade Brewery (formerly Raccoon Lodge). Make sure to get a head start on this month’s reading:

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 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.

5 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.

6 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:

7 Adult Sunday School – Feb 18 – U is for Universalism. Feb 25 – V is for VaticanCouncil. 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.

8 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.

9 Progressive Bible Study – The gospel of Mark has been eye opening! We are in chapter 8 already. Every Wednesday night at 7pm in the Fireside Room we. Join us and explore the gospel of Mark through a 21st century lens. It might look very different than it did before.

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

Thank you to all those who have volunteered for this Sunday’s worship service:
Ushers: Ramona Alsman, Dori Killion, Pat Crawford
Coffee: Bryan & Virginia Cooper

Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:
Mar 3rd Trustee’s Sponsored Work Party
Mar 11th Scrip Sunday
Mar 11th Second Sunday Spiritual Practice’s
Mar 18th Youth Potato Bar
Apr 28th Annual Auction

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