Staying Connected 3.19.20

Posted By vermonthills on Mar 19, 2020 | 0 comments

Online Worship  Have you tried it yet?  Pastor Bo is leading us in worship on Sunday mornings, and in more informal gatherings on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  All of the online meetings begin at 10:30 am and are in the same Zoom “Room.”  You can participate on any device that has a camera and a microphone. Get started here. Or watch on Bo’s Facebook page. Let’s do our best to stay spiritually connected.  Here’s last Sunday‘s online worship.

UMCOR Sunday  A special offering will be taken through the end of the month to support this Methodist humanitarian relief agency, needed now more than ever.  Please give generously above and beyond your regular giving.  Learn more about UMCOR at  You may donate through our website here.

Facebook Friends  If you’re on Facebook, please consider following our page and/or leaving a review at  Spread the word about our online worship services, too!

Phone Tree  Church Council is organizing a calling list, to keep in touch with all of our members.  If you would like to be a caller (calling a list of about 10 people once a week) please reply to this email or contact the church office.  In the words of our District Superintendent, Erin Martin, “our Wesleyan mandate to ‘watch over one another in love’ emerges as we finds ways to reach out to one another.”

Palm Sunday Cantata  The choir continues to rehearse (in their own homes!) this beautiful, moving story of Jesus’ journey to the cross. Currently scheduled for Sunday, April 5, at 10:30 am.  Stay tuned.

Auction  “A Night at the Opera” is scheduled for Saturday, May 2.  Two donation forms are available, one to take to your favorite businesses and one for your donation(s).Find more info in the newsletter.

Talk N Thought  The “dynamite” ladies of TnT have made the tough decision to suspend meetings until further notice.  If you’d like to be notified when they resume, please email Linda Miller.

Giving  If you are able, please choose a way to continue your giving to Vermont Hills. The bills show up, even when we’re not there  Mail your check (address below), set up an auto payment through your bank, give online at, or give by texting a dollar amount to 844.958.1124. Thank you.

SW Hope Food Drive  Cash donations are appreciated since NH can purchase four pounds of food for every dollar given.  You can donate online at

BrainStorming with Bo  Videos and podcasts are available on our website,  You’ll be all caught up before this Sunday morning group resumes!

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.

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 22               UMCOR Sunday; please donate online
Apr 5                  Palm Sunday
Apr 10                Good Friday
Apr 12                Easter

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