Staying Connected 3.18.18

Posted By vermonthills on Mar 16, 2018 | 0 comments

This week’s need to know: 


If you would like to see a preview of this Sunday, here is the link:

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SW Hope Food Drive  –  Feb 11  –  Apr 14, Neighborhood House is holding their Annual Food Drive, in partnership with the Oregon Food Bank. For every $1 donated, 4 lbs of nutritious food can be purchased. To donate online and for more information, please visit the website:

Donations may be made by check here (with “Food Drive” in the memo) or through our online giving.

 Town Hall Meeting!  Sunday, March 25, we will gather after worship for a lively and informative update on our church life.  And a potluck!  Please bring a dish to share next week and plan to join us.

 Emergency Contact and Volunteer Skills Inventory  The Connexions Team is gathering   information all about you! Please take the time to tell us how we can help you in an emergency, and how you can help your church family.

 Easter Week is almost here!  This year we are going to have three services:

  • Wednesday Night, March 28  A combined Holy Wednesday and Maundy Thursday meal/worship service at 7pm
  • Good Friday, March 30  A 7pm Tenebrae service where we descend into darkness through the 7 stations of the cross
  • Easter Morning, April 1  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.
  • Youth Easter Breakfast, April 1  Please join the Youth at 9am for breakfast in Fellowship Hall.  Donations support the Youth mission trip this summer.  Following will be an Easter Egg Hunt.

 Prayer Chain – please be aware that Linda Miller will be unavailable to take prayer requests, April 1—19.  Please email your requests to PrayerVHUMC@gmail.  If you do not have access to email, you may call Jan Espy at 503-522-2787.  The ‘prayers of the people’ is crafted each week from this information.

Adult Sunday School –  Mar 18  –  Y is for Y2K.  Mar 25  –  Z is for Zebra. How do these two topics pertain to you and Sunday School?  Come join us at 9am in the Fireside Room to find out! For a preview of this week’s class, be sure to check this link:  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.   

 Online Giving – Our website now has a page with simple instructions and user links for your convenience at: It is easy to use and very secure.   

 Progressive Bible Study –We meet every Wednesday night at 7pm in the Fireside Room. Join us and explore the gospel of Mark through a 21st century lens. It might look very different than it did before.     


Thank you to all those who have volunteered for this Sunday’s worship service:

Ushers   Dottie Alsman, Dori Killion, Pat Crawford

Coffee:     Elizabeth Brown and the Youth Group


Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:

Mar 18th         Youth Potato Bar after Worship service

Mar 20th         Pub Chat, 7pm at The Lodge at Cascade Brewing, 7424 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy

Apr 7th             Trustees’ Sponsored Work Party, 10am

Apr 8th             Spiritual Practices, 7pm

Apr  28th         Annual Auction

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