Staying Connected 2.21.19

Posted By vermonthills on Feb 21, 2019 | 0 comments

There’s great news out there about faith! 

For this Sunday, we’re reading Chapter 26 of We Make the Road by Walking: “Making It Real”

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.

Condolences  to Joy Wegner, on the loss of her sister, Ona, on February 14.

Methodism Class  Learn more about what United Methodists believe, this Sunday after worship in Bo’s office.  If you’ve thought about joining the church, please attend!

Special Session  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  Want 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.  WPUMC is located at 4729 SW Taylors Ferry Rd.

District Table Talks  What really matters to most United Methodists is what happens after the Special Session. The Oregon-Idaho Conference will hold discussion groups called Table Talks 3.0. Our local talk will be held on March 17, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, at First UMC, 1838 SW Jefferson St, in Portland. 

Marketing Research  Does your interest lie in marketing or social media?  Could you spend an hour or two a week, at your convenience, reading a couple of websites about spreading the word that Vermont Hills UMC exists?  You would report back to Pastor Bo on the noteworthy finds.  If interested, contact Bo or 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.

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.  More fundraising events may be found at

Save the Date!  Our annual auction will be on Saturday, May 4.  It’s not too early to begin soliciting donations from businesses you regularly patronize, starting that homemade project, or buying gift cards through our scrip program.  And invite your friends!  They’ll have fun and possibly contribute to our fundraising. 

BrainStorming with Bo  Join us at 9:00 am in the Fireside Room — and discover just how much fun Sunday School can be! This Sunday’s topic is “J&K: Justice and Kin-dom.” 

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

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:                      Charlie Jesch
Storyteller:                  Lorraine Crawford
Ushers:                        Jeanette Di Paolo
                                    Bryan Cooper                         

Coffee:                         –Open–
            Mar 3              Dori Killion
            Mar 10            –Open–

Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:

 Feb 25-26       Live Streaming of the Special Session of the General Conference

 Mar 2             All Church Work Party

 Mar 6             Ash Wednesday service at West Portland UMC

 Mar 10           Scrip Sunday

 Mar 11           SW Hope Fundraiser at Salvador Molly’s

 Mar 17           Annual Potato Bar after worship

 Mar 17           Table Talks 3.0 at Portland FUMC

 May 4             Annual Auction!

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