Staying Connected 3.5.20

Posted By vermonthills on Mar 5, 2020 | 0 comments

Spring Forward!  This Saturday night, remember to set your clocks forward one hour for the start of Daylight Savings Time.

All Church Work Party  This Saturday at 10:00 am.  Only two parties left before visitors meet us on Easter.  Let’s do a little spring cleaning!  Raking, pruning, painting, weeding, fixing, removing… See? There’s something for everyone!

Facebook Friends  Before Easter, let’s increase our Facebook presence so more people can find us.  If you’re on Facebook, please consider following our page and/or leaving a review at  Thanks!

Second Sunday Spiritual Practice  This Sunday evening at 6:00 pm, join us in the sanctuary for a different way of exploring our faith, through a prayer for Health & Wholeness.

Town Hall Meeting  After worship on Sunday, March 15, we’ll have a baked potato bar and discuss how Vermont Hills might partner with Family Promise to assist homeless families.  Read this: to learn more before we meet.

The Stitchuation  Bring a friend and your craft of choice on Monday, March 16, at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  Great conversation and fellowship!

Pub Chat  Tuesday, March 17, at 6:00 pm at The Lodge at Cascade Brewing, 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy.  All are welcome! You can find the topic on our website.

UMCOR Sunday  A special offering will be taken on March 22 to support this humanitarian relief agency, needed now more than ever.  Please give generously above and beyond your regular giving.  Learn more about UMCOR at

Auction Time!  Our 2020 Auction, “A Night at the Opera” will be Saturday, May 2, beginning at 5:00 pm.  We encourage everyone to take donation request letters, available on the Welcome Table, to your favorite businesses. And invite friends and family to this year’s auction, which will include your old favorites and some new twists!  Find more info in the newsletter.

Enneagram Typing  Our own Minda Redburn is offering free typing interviews during coffee time.  Sit in on an interview (to learn more about the different types) or schedule your own (requires reading a small book, available through MInda.)  Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your understanding.

Easter Boxes  We are sending gift boxes to all of our college students.  If you would like to send items, there are six of them: Kendra Z, Katie and Lizzie R, Jacob E, Kian M, and Hayley C.  Items may be put in the box by the nametags by March 29.

Lenten Devotional  Imagine a different journey towards the cross; towards a new worldview.  “Drawing Closer to Creator and Creation: An Indigenous Journey Through Lent,” at or grab the pdf here

Spring Newsletter  Available here or this Sunday at church

SW Hope  This annual food drive for Neighborhood House runs through April 4.  Cash donations are appreciated since NH can purchase four pounds of food for every dollar given.  Dine at Salvador Molly’s Monday night, March 9: 20% of proceeds will go to SW Hope.  Learn more at

Laity Development Workshop  Inviting all lay persons (that’s you) to share community through worship, discussion, stories and fellowship.  At Gresham UMC, 620 NW 8th St, Gresham, on Saturday, Mar 14, from 9:00 – 2:00.  Register at

BrainStorming with Bo  “The Church of Us vs. Them,” will run through April.  Sundays at 9:15 am in the Fireside Room.  Not a morning person?  Watch the videos or listen to the podcasts on our website,

ImBible Study  We’re continuing the book of Luke at 7:00 pm on Wednesdays in the Fireside Room. Great, insightful conversations – try it!

Talk N Thought  Join the “dynamite” ladies of TnT in the Fireside Room on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm.  They are beginning a new book, “We Make the Road by Walking,” soon. Join them!

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.

Bethlehem House of Bread  Thank you to those who donate and deliver. BHoB’s mission is to provide not only food but also clothing and household essentials, such as baby formula, diapers, and personal hygiene products, for those going through challenging times.  We will be expanding our partnership with them soon!

Giving by Text  Safe and simple. Text the dollar amount to 844.958.1124 and get a link to provide your billing information.

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.

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.


Mark your calendars now for some important dates:
Mar 7                 All Church Work Party
Mar 8                 Daylight Savings Time begins (spring forward!)
Mar 8                 Second Sunday Spiritual Practice
Mar 14               Laity Development Workshop
Mar 15               Town Hall Meeting & Baked Potato Bar
Mar 16               The Stitchuation
Mar 17               Pub Chat
Mar 22               UMCOR Sunday

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