Staying Connected 2.24.22

Posted By vermonthills on Feb 24, 2022 | 0 comments

Online Opportunities this Week:

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

Wednesday, 6:30 pm:  ImBible Study

Click on the links above, or go to and enter Meeting ID 409 087 237.


BrainStorming with Bo
We need ‘Public Joy’ so much these days. Check out this article before Sunday morning and then come to BrainStorming (BS w/ Bo) to talk about it.

Watch Party this Sunday
If you are comfortable with wearing a mask, you are invited to join this Sunday’s worship watch party in the sanctuary.  Bo will speak from the Fireside Room and the service will be projected on the big screen.  Help us work through any technical glitches as we commit to both in-person and online worship for the remainder of 2022.

Come and Get It!
This Sunday, all of the following will be available for pickup in the breezeway:

  • 2022 Directory
  • Spring newsletter (here’s the online version)
  • Lenten devotional (a limited number is currently available; please promise to use it if you take it!)

These items will be available on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday (10:00 – 3:00 each day.)  Please email the church office if you need to make other arrangements, including having them mailed to you.

SW Hope Food Drive
The 16th annual SW HOPE food and cash drive kicks off this Monday, February 28 and goes until April 10! Since 2007, Neighborhood House has held this 6-week campaign to combat the sharp decline in food donations after the new year begins.
Last year, Neighborhood House served nearly 10,000 individuals through their food pantry. This year, their goal is to raise $70,000 to continue providing food for our low-income and marginalized communities. Donating cash is the best way to support SW HOPE as $1 buys 4 pounds of nutritious food.  You may designate Neighborhood House when you give through our website.  Check out for the latest update on events.
This week’s featured events:

  • Live Music at First Friday, March 4, 4:30-6:30 pm – in front of Neighborhood House (7780 SW Capitol Hwy)
    Bring a food item or make a cash donation and be entered into a raffle to win local gift certificates and prizes from Multnomah Village businesses. Live music provided by Any Dog’s Day, and refreshments provided by Trader Joe’s.
  • Dine out to Donate, Tuesday, March 1 at Yalla, a Mediterranean smokehouse at 7850 SW Capitol Hwy.
    10% of proceeds are donated to SW HOPE

All Church Work Party
Despite this cold snap, spring is just around the corner!  Help us prepare the campus for a glorious new season on Saturday, Mar 5, beginning at 10:00 am.

SWPCC Fundraiser
These last two years have been difficult for the preschool that uses our Fellowship Hall during the week.  If you’re in a position to help financially, here’s your opportunity.  The children will be participating in a walk-a-thon on Saturday, Mar 12, from 9:00 – 11:00 am on the parking lot circle.  There will be popcorn and lemonade for sale.  You may also support them through a donation for laps walked or a flat amount.  Contact the church office with any questions.

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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