Staying Connected 3.25.21

Posted By vermonthills on Mar 25, 2021 | 0 comments

Upcoming Online Gatherings
All are Meeting ID 409 087 237
Sun 9:30 am:  BrainStorming with Bo
Sun 10:30 am:  Worship
Wed 9:00 am:  Mid-week Check-in
Wed 7:00 pm:  ImBible Study

The Portland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is pleased to announce that our annual Bach-a-Thon is going virtual this Sunday, March 28 at 2 PM.  If you can’t get enough of Johann Sebastian Bach, chapter members will go for Baroque in our annual performance of works by the great master. The Bach-a-Thon premieres on our YouTube Channel:

Holy Week Services

  • Palm/Passion Sunday, Sunday, Mar 28, 10:30 am
  • Online Good Friday service, Friday, Apr 2, 7:00 pm:  We will be extinguishing seven candles as we proceed into darkness throughout the service.  You are invited to participate by gathering your candles/tealights before the service.  In partnership with West Portland and Westside UMC.  Same Zoom link as Sunday morning worship
  • Outdoor Easter service, Sunday, Apr 4, 9:00 am:  30-minute, in-person worship service on the circle drive.  Bring your mask, lawn chair, and flowers for the Easter cross if you have some.
  • Online Easter service, Sunday, Apr 4, 10:30 am:  Joy will abound even if we are in our own homes!

In-person Worship
Our next in-person worship in the Fellowship Hall is this Sunday, Mar 28, at 10:30 am. Masks and distancing are required.  We can host nine people; those without internet connection will be given priority.  Please email if you would like to attend.

SW Hope
This annual food and fund drive, in support of the Neighborhood House Food Pantry, continues!

  • In celebration of their 75th anniversary, Kiwanis Club SW is hosting a DRIVE-UP AND DONATE food and fund drive on April 3 from 10am-2pm at the SW Community Center, 6820 SW 45th Ave. Every donation of $20 or 20 pounds of food will be entered into a raffle to win restaurant gift certificates and more.  Masks and social distancing required.
  • Virtual 5K Walk/Run, Apr 5-11.  Vermont Hills has registered a team, open to all.  Enter “VH Ramblers” as the team you’re joining – password is vhumc.  Registration is $30; t-shirts available. Learn more and register at

As always, you can also give through our website or mail a check designated for SW Hope.

All Church Work Day
Saturday, Apr 3, beginning at 10:00 am.  Bring your work gloves, masks, and your favorite tools (pruners, rake, etc.) and let’s spruce up our campus!  There’s a job for everyone (I’m looking at you, YouthGamers!)

“Seeing the World Through Rosé Colored Glasses”
Auction 2021 is all about hope and possibilities (and perhaps wine!) 😊
Bidding begins in just 5 weeks!  Ask friends, relatives, bosses, and businesses to donate an item, a service or a gift card. Here’s a letter and a form that you can give them.  Donations and questions can be emailed to

Habitat for Humanity’s HopeBuilder Breakfast
Grab your morning coffee and learn about Habitat for Humanity’s work across the Portland region. You’ll have the chance to hear from award-winning journalist Ann Curry, meet Habitat homeowners, and have the opportunity to support the building and repairing of more than 115 homes this year in Portland, Beaverton, and Hillsboro.  Wednesday, Apr 28, at 8:00 am, online.  Learn more and register here

Mid-Week Check-in 
Wednesdays at 9:00 am.  Join us for 20-30 minutes of conversation, intentional prayer, and peace.

BrainStorming with Bo   Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am for dynamic conversations!  Please note that BS with Bo will no longer be available on Facebook.  Join in by clicking on the link above.

ImBible Study   We continue our study of the book of Acts – jump in any time! Join us on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm, using the link above.

Easy Giving 

  • Try the free mobile app GivePlus. If you already use our online giving, enter that username and password, or create a new account.  You can give either from your bank account or a credit card.  You have the option to add a bit to offset the fees charged to the church.
  • 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.
  • Link your Fred Meyer Rewards card with Vermont Hills (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.
  • Have a vehicle (car, motorcycle, boat, etc) that is just hanging around your house?  Now you can utilize to donate the sale to VHUMC.  Click on “Choose a Nonprofit” and enter the details at the bottom of the page.  Click on our logo to learn more and start the process.  Easy peasy and the church gets 70% of the sale!

Talk N Thought  The “dynamite” ladies of TnT are meeting in the Fellowship Hall every Tuesday at 1:00 pm, with appropriate safety measures.  If you’d like to be included in their email list, please notify Linda Miller.

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.

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