Staying Connected 2.25.18

Posted By vermonthills on Feb 23, 2018 | 0 comments

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

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

1 Pub Night Reading – Due to weather, Pub Night was rescheduled for this Tuesday, February 27th, 7pm at Cascade Brewery (formerly Raccoon Lodge). Make sure to get a head start on this month’s reading:

2 SW Hope Food Drive – Feb 11 – Apr 14, Neighborhood House is holding their Annual Food Drive. For more information, please visit the website:

3 Trustee’s Sponsored Work Party – We will meet at the Church on Saturday, March 3rd, at 10am to do general maintenance and light cleaning. All are welcome!

4 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.

Youth Easter Breakfast – Please join the Youth at 9am for breakfast in Fellowship Hall. Donations support the Youth mission trip this summer. Following will be an Easter Egg Hunt.

5 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:

6 Adult Sunday School – Feb 25 – V is for VaticanCouncil. Mar 4 – W is for WordOfGod. 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.

7 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.

8 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: John Chilgren

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

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