Staying Connected 3.26.20

Posted By vermonthills on Mar 26, 2020 | 0 comments

A Message from Bishop Elaine Stanovsky:  I am directing continued suspension of in-person worship through April 30, 2020. This suspension of worship includes Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter. It applies to both indoor and outdoor worship, weddings and funerals and to all days of the week. Please continue to conduct worship, bible study, prayer groups, and fellowship groups if you can do so remotely.

Read on to learn how VHUMC does it all remotely!

Online Worship  Pastor Bo is leading us in worship on Sunday mornings, and in more informal gatherings on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  All of these online meetings begin at 10:30 am and are in the same Zoom “Room.”  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.

Communion Sunday  We will be celebrating the sacrament of communion this Sunday during our online gathering.  Bring a beverage that originates from the earth – coffee, tea, juice – and share this meaningful time together.

ImBible Study Returns  It’s back and more virtual than ever!  This online gathering has a different Zoom link than the morning gatherings.  So click here: (Meeting ID: 585 770 550) to join in on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm.  BYOB.

SW Hope Food Drive  Just a reminder that this important drive for Neighborhood House runs through April 4.  Most of their fundraising events had to be canceled, so please donate online at as you are able. Cash donations are appreciated since NH can purchase four pounds of food for every dollar given.  Their website also offers you an opportunity to participate in a virtual 5K run!

Good Friday Service  On Friday, April 10, at 7:00 pm, don’t miss this beautiful service leading up to Easter.  Here is the link: (Meeting ID: 935 164 728)

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!

Giving  If you are able, please choose a way to continue your giving to Vermont Hills. 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.

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.

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.

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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