Staying Connected 3.21.19

Posted By vermonthills on Mar 21, 2019 | 0 comments

Things seem out of control?

Watch this video on Facebook:

Why We Worry

Preview for March 24, 2019

Posted by Vermont Hills UMC on Thursday, March 21, 2019

And for those who don’t do Facebook, here it is on Youtube:

For this Sunday, we’re reading Chapter 30 of We Make the Road by Walking: “Why We Worry, Why We Judge”

New Photo Directory  In an effort for all of us to know everyone else, we will be taking photos this Sunday for a new photo directory.

Town Hall Meeting  Plan to stay after worship this Sunday to learn all the latest.  Coffee time will have plenty o’ snacks!

#UMCORSunday Fill us with your love

UMCOR Sunday  Next Sunday we will have the opportunity to donate to the United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR).  UMCOR responds to emergencies and disasters all over the world; see more at  Please mark your additional giving with UMCOR in the memo field.

SW Hope Food Drive  This annual event benefits the emergency food pantry at Neighborhood House.  Cash donations are particularly appreciated, since they can purchase four pounds of food for every dollar given.  Checks may be made out to VHUMC with SW Hope in the lower left corner.

Fifth Sunday Game Night  Let’s see if we can beat last time’s record-setting attendance!  From 4:00 – 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 31, gather in the Fireside Room for card and board games, potluck snacks, and great fun!

All Church Work Party  Saturday, April 6, is our last work party before Easter.  Let’s spruce up our beautiful church and grounds for visitors!  We’ll gather at 10:00 am and be done by lunch.  There’s something for everyone to do.

field of tulips

Tulip Farm  A literal “field” trip to Woodburn, OR, to see acres of gorgeous tulips.  We’ll leave after church on Sunday, April 7.  Bring a sack lunch, beverage, and shoes/boots for muddy conditions.  RSVP to

Whatcha Gonna Donate?  Less than six weeks until our annual auction on Saturday, May 4.  It’s not too early to begin soliciting donations from businesses you regularly patronize, starting that homemade project, or buying gift cards through our scrip program (April 14).  Contact Janet Zimmerdahl for all the details at 971.303.1641 or

BrainStorming with Bo  Join us at 9:00 am in the Fireside Room — and discover just how much fun Sunday School can be! This Sunday’s topic is “O is for Open and Relational.”

ImBible Study  Our feisty, fantastic bible study group is exploring the book of Esther.  Join us on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room, with an optional second act at the pub afterwards.

Talk N Thought  The “dynamite” ladies of TnT are beginning a new book, “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover.  Join them every Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room and share in great conversation, snacks, and reading/discussing insightful books.

Prayer Chain  Please 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 each week from this information; please indicate if your prayer is private.

Thank you to our volunteers

Liturgist:                      Bryan Cooper
Projectionist:              Elizabeth Brown
Storyteller:                 Charlotte Wannagat
Ushers:                        Jeanette DiPaolo
                                    Charlie Jesch              

Coffee:                         Gail Martin
            Mar 31            –Open–
            Apr 7               –Open–

 Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:

 Mar 24           Town Hall Meeting

 Mar 30           Habitat for Humanity Build

 Mar 31           Fifth Sunday Game Night

 Apr 1               Church Council meeting

 Apr 6               All Church Work Party

 Apr 7               Tulip Farm

 Apr 8               Staff Meeting

 May 4             Annual Auction!

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