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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!
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 http://www.umcgiving.org/UMCOR. 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.
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 familyVHUMC@gmail.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 PrayerVHUMC@gmail.com. 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.
Liturgist: Bryan Cooper
Projectionist: Elizabeth Brown
Storyteller: Charlotte Wannagat
Ushers: Jeanette DiPaolo
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!