Staying Connected 2.25.21

Posted By vermonthills on Feb 25, 2021 | 0 comments


Upcoming Online Gatherings

All are Meeting ID 409 087 237
Sun 9:30 am:  BrainStorming with Bo
Sun 10:30 am:  Worship
Wed 10:00 am:  Mid-week Check-in
Wed 7:00 pm:  ImBible Study

Church Open for Phase 2

The district has approved the opening of Fellowship Hall for groups of 10 or fewer, and for the SWPCC preschool’s outdoor program.  We plan to broadcast the Sunday morning worship service for those who can’t access it at home.  If you are interested in meeting in person (with all safety precautions in place) on Sunday, Feb 28, please email the church office.  If you can help the office contact those who may not read this, please let us know.

Lenten Devotionals
We couldn’t choose, so we offer you two devotionals from the SALT Project!  Both are available to print or as e-books:
Wendell Berry Poetry e-book / printable / instructions
Bless This Mess Calendar e-book / printable / instructions
(p.s. the e-book files were too large and had to be condensed.  The result is not as clear as the printables.)

“Seeing the World Through Rosé Colored Glasses”
Auction 2021 is all about hope and possibilities (and perhaps wine!) 😊
Brief timetable:
April 30  Items due at church so they can be photographed
May 2  Online bidding begins
May 2 – 8  Sign up for your personal timeslot to view items
May 9  Bidding ends
May 10 – 14  Sign up for your personal timeslot to pick up your items
May 15 – 16  Item pickup and payment
Donations and questions can be emailed to virginia.cooper@gmail.com.

Sig-Linda has forwarded this request to us, from someone she trusts:
SEEKING APARTMENT TO RENT
I am a responsible senior woman living on a fixed income, seeking rental space – i.e. a mother-in-law apartment, guesthouse or “carriage house” – where I can exchange some tasks for reduced rent.  Grocery shopping, cooking, and light gardening are examples.
I am a former postpartum doula of eleven years, and for the last twelve years I have worked part time as a personal assistant for a physician and her family, and I have excellent references.
When Covid lifts I will still be engaged in my storytelling/acting career.  I am a healthy, reliable, quiet person who would like a landlady/landlord with the same qualities. I have no pets and do not use tobacco or drugs.  Please contact me at: cgroobs@hotmail.com or 206-304-4063

BrainStorming with Bo   Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am for dynamic conversations!

ImBible Study   We continue our study of the book of Acts – jump in any time! Join us on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm, using the link above.

Wednesday Morning Check-in  Wednesdays at 10:00 am for a half hour of peace.  We’re doing a practice in using prayer beads, but don’t worry – you don’t have to pray aloud!  Spend 30 minutes to bring your week back on track.

Easy Giving 

  • Try the free mobile app GivePlus. If you already use our online giving, enter that username and password, or create a new account.  You can give either from your bank account or a credit card.  You have the option to add a bit to offset the fees charged to the church.
  • Amazon will donate a small percentage to VHUMC for every eligible purchase.  You must designate Vermont Hills as your charity of choice and start at smile.Amazon.com every visit.
  • Link your Fred Meyer Rewards card with Vermont Hills (code SY323) and the church will receive a percentage of all your purchases.  It costs you nothing and you still receive all your usual benefits.
  • Have a vehicle (car, motorcycle, boat, etc) that is just hanging around your house?  Now you can utilize CarEasy.org to donate the sale to VHUMC.  Click on “Choose a Nonprofit” and enter the details at the bottom of the page.  Click on our logo to learn more and start the process.  Easy peasy and the church gets 70% of the sale!

Talk N Thought  The “dynamite” ladies of TnT are now meeting in the Fellowship Hall every Tuesday at 1:00 pm, with appropriate safety measures.  If you’d like to be included in their email list, please notify Linda Miller.

Prayer Chain  Email your prayer requests to PrayerVHUMC@gmail.com. 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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