Staying Connected 3.24.22

Posted By vermonthills on Mar 24, 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 Zoom.com and enter Meeting ID 409 087 237.  You may also worship in-person as part of the watch party.

 

BrainStorming with Bo

This week at BrainStorming we will tackle a controversial article from ‘The Weekly Shift’. Be forewarned: It is not written in our preferred generous and gracious tone. The subtitle is, “Six ways conservative theology undercuts the teachings of Jesus.”  It will give us plenty to talk about.  You can find the article here: https://weeklysift.com/2022/03/14/how-did-christianity-become-so-toxic/  Join in the Zoom conversation at 9:30am

Upcoming Events for your Calendar
This Sunday, March 27

Our last watch party in the sanctuary.
Sunday, April 3
We are back in the sanctuary!  Masks are still encouraged.  We will celebrate communion and donate to the Good Sam fund through our Pennies from Heaven offering
If you would like to bring flowers* for the service, please contact Virginia in the church office.
Bake Sale* after worship – bring wrapped items to the breezeway; purchase a treat to take home!  (More info below)
Sunday, April 10  Palm Sunday
Special liturgy will make this a special service
Friday, April 15  Good Friday
Our tradiitional Tenebrae service returns at 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 17  Easter
There will be a pastry breakfast* before the service, beginning at 9:30 (there will be no BrainStorming with Bo).  After worship, the younger children will get to hunt for Easter eggs* in the meditation garden.
Sunday, April 24  Volunteer Appreciation Day
We couldn’t have made it through the last two years without the time and energy that our faithful volunteers put in.  The staff will serve you lunch after the service.  All are invited!
Coffee Hour returns!*
* Indicates that volunteers are needed!  Please contact the church office if you wish to help

Playlist
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: https://vermonthillsumc.org/pits-playlist/.  Let’s crowdsource a playlist!  Email us and we’ll add your song(s) to the list.

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.

Save the Date
Woohoo!  We will have a booth at the Portland Pride Waterfront Festival on June 18 and 19!  Anyone who is interested in helping man the booth, please contact Elizabeth Stelle or the church office.  Ideas for inexpensive giveaways are also appreciated.

SW Hope Food Drive
We are over halfway through the food 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 www.nhpdx.org/sw-hope for the latest update on events.
This week’s featured events:

  • Dine Out to Donate, Monday, March 28
    Shalom Y’All
    *10% of proceeds are donated to SW HOPE
  • Empty Bowls, Friday, April 1, 5-7 pm
    Get a delicious bowl of soup in a handcrafted ceramic bowl and support SW HOPE. Purchase tickets and reserve your to-go soup here
  • SW Hills Kiwanis Food & Fund Drive – April 1 10am-2pm
    Neighborhood House Food Pantry, 3445 SW Moss St.
  • 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

Blogs!
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 raylindamiller@comcast.net

Easy Giving 

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

Contact the church office with any questions.

Talk N Thought  The ladies of TnT will begin a new book in April.  They meet every Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  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 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 weekly from this information; please indicate if your prayer is private.

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