Staying Connected 3.28.19

Posted By vermonthills on Mar 28, 2019 | 0 comments

How do you choose?  It matters.

Watch this video on Facebook:

Choices Matter (preview for Sunday)

Posted by Vermont Hills UMC on Thursday, March 28, 2019

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

For this Sunday, we’re reading Chapter 31 of We Make the Road by Walking: “The Choice is Yours”

Thank You!  Bo and CJ would like to thank everyone for their prayers, meals, and financial and emotional support during CJ’s recovery. 

Good Sam  We’re starting something new! On the Fifth Sundays (like this Sunday), our spare change offering will go towards our Good Samaritan Fund, to be used for those in need within our neighborhood.  The fund is currently empty, so please be generous.

Fifth Sunday Game Night  This Sunday from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, gather in the Fireside Room for card and board games, potluck snacks, and great fun!

Photo Directory  We will continue to take photos on Sunday mornings through Easter, just in case you have a CEO (Christmas and Easter Only) family member.  You may also email a photo to the church office, if you prefer. 

UMCOR Sunday  This Sunday we 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.

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.

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.  Learn more at

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

Auction News  May the Fourth Be With You!  Our biggest fundraiser of the year needs your donations for a vibrant and successful event. For an easy donation, consider buying gift cards through our scrip program on April 14.  To donate or learn more, contact Janet Zimmerdahl 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 “P is for Perichoresis (and panentheism).” 

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 all those who have volunteered their service:

Liturgist:                      John Espy
Projectionist:              Elizabeth Brown
Storyteller:                  Carlye Jesch
Ushers:                        Linda Miller
                                    Virginia Cooper          

Coffee:                         Pat Crawford
            Apr 7               Pam Yuzon
            Apr 14             –Open–

 Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:

 Mar 31           Fifth Sunday Game Night

 Apr 1               Church Council meeting

 Apr 2               Connexions Team meeting

 Apr 6               All Church Work Party

 Apr 7               Tulip Farm

 Apr 8               Staff Meeting

 Apr 14             Scrip Sunday

 Apr 14             Second Sunday Spiritual Practices

 May 4             Annual Auction!

Holy Week Schedule 

· Sunday, Apr 14, 10:30 am  Palm Sunday Service.  Children and youth will be participating in the palm processional so be sure to attend

· Wednesday, Apr 17, 7:00 pm  Maundy Wednesday service with music and a meal

· Friday, Apr 19, 7:00 pm  Good Friday service, The Last Seven Words of Christ, a powerful hour as we journey towards the cross

· Sunday, Apr 21, 9:00 am  Easter Breakfast will be served until 10:00 am

· Sunday, Apr 21, 10:30 am  We celebrate!  Invite your friends to join us!

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