Staying Connected 3.7.19

Posted By vermonthills on Mar 7, 2019 | 0 comments

Don’t forget to Spring Forward on Saturday night

Sunday is “Hat Sunday!”  Wear your favorite hat to worship (men, too!)

Woah, so much going on this Sunday!  Watch this video on Facebook:

Hat Sunday

Set your clock forward and wear a hat

Posted by Vermont Hills UMC on Thursday, March 7, 2019

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

For this Sunday, we’re reading Chapter 28 of We Make the Road by Walking: “A New Path to Aliveness”

Meals for the Sanders  As CJ recuperates, they would greatly appreciate having their dinners provided.  Sign up here:  As noted on the website, you can deliver to their home or to the church on Sunday or Wednesday.  There’s also an option to donate financially if you’re unable to provide a meal.  Please note that CJ is both gluten- and dairy-free. Thanks!

Labyrinth  This Sunday at 4:00. 

Scrip Sunday  Support the church without spending an extra dime.  Buy gift cards (“scrip”) through the church and use them for your groceries, entertainment, and much more.  See the form below for all the different retailers.

Potato Bar!  Yay, it’s that time again – the famous Baked Potato bar is Sunday, March 17, after worship.  Spuds and all the toppings.  This is a fundraiser for different activities that Elizabeth Brown leads for the church, so bring your checkbook or piggybank.

District Table Talks  What really matters to most United Methodists is what happens since the “Traditional” Plan was adopted. The Oregon-Idaho Conference will hold discussion groups called Table Talks 3.0. Our local talk will be held on March 17, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, at First UMC, 1838 SW Jefferson St, in Portland. 

Habitat for Humanity  We’re volunteering at Habitat for Humanity again on Saturday, March 30, from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.  The build site is Cully Place, 5640 NE Killingsworth St.  The registration deadline is March 15.

Registration Instructions:

  1. Click this link:
  2. Create an account (if you already have an account, you will still need to click the link above and complete step 3).
  3. Register for your specific build day. You will receive an automated email with project details.

Town Hall Meeting  We’ll continue the conversation about the future (and other matters) during coffee time on March 24.  Plan to stay after worship.

SW Hope Fundraiser  The SW Hope Food Drive benefits the emergency food pantry at Neighborhood House.  Eat at Salvador Molly’s on Monday, March 11, from 4:00 pm to close, to have 20% of your bill donated.  More fundraising events may be found at

Opportunities to Serve Does your interest lie in marketing, social media, or surfing the ‘net?  Do you make a great cup of coffee?  Do you pay attention during worship?  The church needs more projectionists, coffee hosts, and a person to keep up on the latest ways to grow our attendance.  Sign up during coffee time or contact the office.

Save the Date!  Our annual auction will be on Saturday, May 4.  It’s not too early to begin soliciting donations from businesses you regularly patronize, starting that homemade project, or buying gift cards through our scrip program.  And invite your friends!  They’ll have fun and possibly contribute to our fundraising. 

Pathways  A program offered by the Dougy Center for those who have a family member living with an advanced serious illness.  Brochures available by the door to the breezeway.

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 “M is for Multiplicity.” 

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 would love to have you join them every Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  Expect great conversation, yummy snacks, and reading/discussing insightful books.  They will begin a new book soon, so attend now to help choose.

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:                      Katie North

Projectionist:              Lorraine Crawford

Storyteller:                  Bonnie Kingston

Ushers:                        Bob Bothman

                                   Bryan Cooper                         

Coffee:                         Melanie Wilson, Pat Sousa

            Mar 17            Elizabeth Brown

            Mar 24            Gail Martin 

Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:

 Mar 10           Scrip Sunday

 Mar 10           Spiritual Practices at 4:00 pm (new time!)

 Mar 11           Staff Meeting @ 10:30 am

 Mar 11           SW Hope Fundraiser at Salvador Molly’s

 Mar 13           Church Council at 4:30 pm

 Mar 17           Annual Potato Bar after worship

 Mar 17           Table Talks 3.0 at Portland FUMC

 Mar 19           Pub Chat at 6:00 (new time!)

 Mar 24           Town Hall Meeting

 May 4             Annual Auction! 

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