Staying Connected 2.4.21

Posted By vermonthills on Feb 5, 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

“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

Why Race Matters: Undoing Whiteness
Church of the Beloved, a Columbia District New Start curated by Rev. Karen Ward, is helping dismantle racism by hosting this seven-week dialogue-driven workshop.  On Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, via Zoom, beginning Feb 10.  The workshop is free but you must register. Click here to learn more.

Thanks to all who have donated their unneeded calendars.  Donna takes them to Neighborhood House (100 so far!) for distribution. If there are extras, animal calendars go to the children’s services.  Precious.

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

ImBible Study   We just began a study using the books, Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible, by Willie James Jennings and “Acts ” by N.T. Wright.  Purchasing the books is optional.  There are 7-8 members of Westside UMC joining us!  It should be a rousing study. 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 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 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 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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