Staying Connected 3.11.21

Posted By vermonthills on Mar 11, 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 9:00 am:  Mid-week Check-in (NEW TIME)
Wed 7:00 pm:  ImBible Study

Spring Forward
Remember that extra hour of sleep you got back in November?  Time to give it back.  Move your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed on Saturday or you’ll risk missing a great Sunday morning!

Saturday at 1:00 pm, Zoom Room, Meeting ID 874 4861 4218

Church Open for Phase 2
We’re ready for some adventurous types to join us this Sunday, Mar 14, at 10:30 am as we worship in person!  We can take just four more folks, so please email the church office today if you would like to attend.  Masks and distancing will be a priority.

“Seeing the World Through Rosé Colored Glasses”
Auction 2021 is all about hope and possibilities (and perhaps wine!) 😊
Bidding begins in just 7 weeks!  Ask friends, relatives, bosses, and businesses to donate an item, a service or a gift card. Here’s a letter and a form that you can give them.  Donations and questions can be emailed to

SW Hope
SW Hope community food and fund drive continues, in support of the Neighborhood House Food Pantry – the largest food pantry on Portland’s west side. This year, the goal is to raise $50,000 (each dollar = 4 lbs of food!)  With more food-insecure households due to COVID, they have nearly tripled the number of individuals they serve through the food pantry. Please give through our website or mail a check designated for SW Hope.

Food Insecurity Panel
Nearly 1 in 4 households in Oregon are food-insecure.  SW Hope is hosting an online panel on Thursday, Mar 18, at 6:00 pm, to discuss how we can help.  Guests include:
-Multnomah County Commissioner Sharon Meieran
-Jim Cooper, Food Pantry Manager
-Wajdi Said & Jawad Khan from Muslim Educational Trust
-Eric Wiser from OHSU and more.
Suggested donation $5-$10. Register here for free

All Church Work Day (for realsies!)
Saturday, Apr 3, from 10:00 am to noon.  Many hands make light work!

Save the Dates!
Friday, Apr 2, 7:00 pm:  Online Good Friday service
Sunday, Apr 4, 9:00 am:  Outdoor Easter service
Sunday, Apr 4, 10:30 am:  Online Easter service

Mid-Week Check-in 
Wednesdays at 9:00 am.  Join us for 20-30 minutes of conversation, intentional prayer, and peace.

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.

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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