Staying Connected 2.4.18

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Staying Connected

Pre-Service prayer gathering in the chapel at 10am

Don’t forget to sign up on the Coffee Host Volunteer Sheet in Fellowship Hall

This Saturday at Portland First UMC is Faith, Justice, Reconciliation – Dr. Christina Cleveland

This month’s article for Pub Night is from “Crunchy Conservatives”:

1 Trustee’s Sponsored Work Party has been moved to Saturday, February 10th at 10 am. All are welcome! Lots of Lightbulbs to change!

2 The Dance – Saturday, February 10th, from 5-7:30pm, an “Oscars” themed dance class will be held in the Church Sanctuary. Please dress your best! All dances will be taught prior to dancing them. Intermission with refreshments will be provided. Donations support our Youth Group Mission Trip! All are welcome and all ages! Contact Elizabeth Brown for Information at:

3 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.

4 Adult Sunday School – Feb 4 – S is for Salvation. Feb 11- T is for TheoPoetics. Come join us at 9am in the Fireside Room. For previews of each week’s class, be sure to check our website 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.

5 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.

6 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

7 Spiritual Practices – Next Sunday night at 7pm in the Chapel. Come and try a new experience of listening to scripture in an ancient way. It is called Lectio Divina and it might be your best hour of the week! Contact John Espy with questions

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

Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:
Feb 11th Scrip Sunday
Feb 11th Second Sunday Spiritual Practices
Feb 20th Pub Chat

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