Staying Connected 3.17.22

Posted By vermonthills on Mar 17, 2022 | 0 comments

Online Opportunities this Week:

Sunday, 9:30 am:  BrainStorming with Bo
Sunday, 10:30 am:  Worship Service

Wednesday, 6:30 pm:  ImBible Study

Click on the links above, or go to and enter Meeting ID 409 087 237.  You may also worship in-person as part of the watch party (see below).


BrainStorming with Bo
For this Sunday’s BrainStorm please listen to this podcast about “Conspiracies Culture Wars & Conflict”. It is a fascinating conversation that will give us lots to talk about!  Join the Zoom at 9:30 am and come caffeinated and opinionated.

Watch Party this Sunday
You are invited to join this Sunday’s worship watch party in the sanctuary.  Bo will speak from the Fireside Room and the service will be projected on the big screen.

Do you have a song that raises your spirits when the world seems to be crashing down around you?  Bo has posted the three that helped him through the pit:  Let’s crowdsource a playlist!  Email us and we’ll add your song(s) to the list.

Fireside Friends
We will have a new Zoom room this Monday, Mar 21, for those of you who join us virtually.  The meeting ID is 966 225 0807.  See you at 5:00 pm!

Bake Sale for SW Hope
We will be having a bake sale on Sunday, Apr 3, after worship.  Proceeds will go to the SW Hope Food and Cash Drive.  You may drop off your baked goods before the worship service.  No pricing is necessary since it will all be donations.  Please package your items to go; food will not be consumed onsite. If you need to have your baked goods picked up, please contact the church office by Wed, Mar 30.  Email Virginia with any questions.

Auction 2022
We’re back!  We are planning an in-person event (date TBA), complete with decorations, food and a live auction.  So start thinking about what you would like to donate, who you might solicit a donation from, and how you would like to participate in the fun.  Here’s a letter you can use for donation solicitation: donation request.  Contact Virginia C to join the planning team, or with any questions.

SW Hope Food Drive
Support the 16th annual SW HOPE food and cash drive!  Donating cash is the best way to support SW HOPE as $1 buys 4 pounds of nutritious food.  You may designate Neighborhood House when you give through our website.  Check out for the latest update on events.
This week’s featured events:

  • Dine Out to Donate, Wednesday, March 23
    Salvador Molly’s
    *10% of proceeds are donated to SW HOPE
  • Empty Bowls, Friday, April 1, 5-7 pm
    Purchase a delicious bowl of soup in a handcrafted ceramic bowl and support SW HOPE. Tickets available here
  • SW HOPE 5k Run/Walk
    Saturday, April 9 – 10am-12pm at Oregon Episcopal School (virtual option available)
    Sign up as a group and run or walk the 5k with your friends and families!  Sign up to unlock $2500 gift for SW Hope

More reflections on our series, ‘Naked Spirituality’ have been posted on our website.  You are welcome to add a comment or question for the author.

VHUMC Travelers
SW National Parks (September 11-23, 2022; 6 Nat’l Parks) includes a Durango train trip and Lake Powell cruise.
The Great National Parks (September 23-October 5, 2022; 6 Nat’l Parks) includes a Snake River raft trip out of Jackson Hole.
Contact Linda Miller if you are interested or have any questions: 503-699-8628 or

Easy Giving 

  • Donate on our website
  • Donate on your phone through the Vanco Mobile app
  • Amazon Smile program at
  • Fred Meyer Rewards program, code SY323
  • to give 70% of vehicle sale to VHUMC

Contact the church office with any questions.

Talk N Thought  The ladies of TnT are reading and discussing the book, We Make the Road by Walking, every Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  Each week is a short devotional, so you can jump in anytime you are available. If you’d like to be included in their email list, please notify Linda Miller or the church office.

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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