Staying Connected 3.12.20

Posted By vermonthills on Mar 12, 2020 | 0 comments

COVID-19  We are weary, we are worried.  But we need each other.  Pastor Bo has decided that we will meet this Sunday, March 15, for BrainStorming at 9:15, Worship at 10:30, and the Town Hall Meeting and Potato Bar at 11:30.  If conditions warrant, plans are in place to connect digitally (online) on March 22 and 29 instead of in person.  Please continue to follow best health practices and do what is best for you and yours.

SW Hope movie screening, scheduled for tonight, has been cancelled
District Laity Workshop, scheduled for this Saturday, will be rescheduled

Facebook Friends  Before Easter, let’s increase our Facebook presence so more people can find us.  If you’re on Facebook, please consider following our page and/or leaving a review at  Thanks!

Town Hall Meeting  After worship this Sunday, March 15, we’ll have a baked potato bar and discuss how Vermont Hills might partner with Family Promise to assist homeless families.  Read this: to learn more before we meet.

The Stitchuation  Bring a friend and your craft of choice on Monday, March 16, at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  Great conversation and fellowship!

Pub Chat  Tuesday, March 17, at 6:00 pm at The Lodge at Cascade Brewing, 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy.  All are welcome! You can find the topic on our website.

ImBible Study  We will take a break from meeting on Wednesday evenings until April 15.  Stay tuned!

UMCOR Sunday  A special offering will be taken on March 22 to support this humanitarian relief agency, needed now more than ever.  Please give generously above and beyond your regular giving.  Learn more about UMCOR at  You may also donate through our website here (available soon if not today)

Fifth Sunday Game Night  Board games, cards, ping pong, pool – it’s all fun!  Sunday, Mar 29, at 4:00 pm.  Bring your friends and a snack to share if desired.  In the Fireside Room.

Palm Sunday Cantata  Don’t miss this beautiful, moving story of Jesus’ journey to the cross, presented by the choir, special guests, and narrators.  Sunday, April 5, at 10:30 am.  Invite friends with postcards available on the Welcome Table.

Auction  “A Night at the Opera” will be Saturday, May 2.  Two donation forms are available on the Welcome Table, one to take to your favorite businesses and one for your donation(s).  Invite friends and family to the auction and let’s make this a fundraising success! Find more info in the newsletter.

Enneagram Typing  Our own Minda Redburn is offering free typing interviews during coffee time.  Sit in on an interview (to learn more about the different types) or schedule your own (requires reading a small book, available through MInda.)  Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your understanding.

Congratulations!  Rev. Brett Stuvland, a former VHUMC member, has been appointed full-time at Westside UMC beginning July 1.  Congrats to Brett, Janelle, Kyrie, and their new baby due this summer.

SW Hope Food Drive  Cash donations are appreciated since NH can purchase four pounds of food for every dollar given.  There are other ways to be involved; learn more at

BrainStorming with Bo  “The Church of Us vs. Them,” will run through April.  Sundays at 9:15 am in the Fireside Room.  Videos and podcasts available on our website,

Talk N Thought  Join the “dynamite” ladies of TnT in the Fireside Room on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm.  They are beginning a new book, “We Make the Road by Walking,” soon. Join them!

Amazon Smile  Do you shop online? 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.  Contact the church office with any questions.

Bethlehem House of Bread  Thank you to those who donate and deliver. BHoB’s mission is to provide not only food but also clothing and household essentials, such as baby formula, diapers, and personal hygiene products, for those going through challenging times.  We will be expanding our partnership with them soon!

Giving by Text  Safe and simple. Text the dollar amount to 844.958.1124 and get a link to provide your billing information.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards  If you shop at Freddy’s, please make sure to link your FM Rewards card with Vermont Hills United Methodist Church (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.

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.


Mark your calendars now for some important dates:
Mar 15               Town Hall Meeting & Baked Potato Bar
Mar 16               The Stitchuation
Mar 17               Pub Chat
Mar 22               UMCOR Sunday
Mar 29               Fifth Sunday Game Night
Apr 5                  Palm Sunday Cantata

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