Staying Connected 4.15.21

Posted By vermonthills on Apr 15, 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 “Acts”

Mother’s Day Essays
Bo is seeking two more moms to write a page-long reflection on being a mother.  These will be part of our Mother’s Day worship service.  Please contact Bo if you can help.

Stimulus Checks
Just now receiving your check?  If you don’t need the money, the church does!  Please consider donating any extra funds to help us meet our budget.  Mail a check or give through our website, vermonthillsumc.org.  Thanks!

“Seeing the World Through Rosé Colored Glasses”
Donation Ideas:

  • Handcrafted (jewelry/yard art)
  • Homecooked (soup/desserts/bread)
  • Services (weeding/hauling/raking)
  • Experiences (outdoor picnics/stargazing)
  • Wine!

Here’s a letter and a form for soliciting outside donations.
April 30  Items due at church so they can be photographed
May 1  Donors get early access, to bid or Buy Now
May 2  Online bidding begins at noon
May 2 – 8  Sign up for your personal timeslot to view items
May 9  Bidding ends at noon
May 10 – 14  Sign up for your personal timeslot to pick up your items
May 15 – 16  Item pickup and payment
Donations and questions can be emailed to virginia.cooper@gmail.com.

Youth Tie-Dye Party
Your youth and a friend are invited to join us on Saturday, Apr 24, at 1:00 pm to do some tie-dying!  Bring a prewashed (no fabric softener) all cotton item to dye.  We will meet outside Fellowship Hall.  Please notify Virginia if bringing a friend, so that we have enough supplies.

In-person Worship
Our next in-person worship in the Fellowship Hall is Sunday, Apr 25, at 10:30 am. Masks and distancing are required.  We can allow only nine people besides the host, Bryan.  Priority is given to those without internet connection at home.  Please email the church office, officevhumc@gmail.com, if you’d like to attend.

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

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 smile.Amazon.com 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 CarEasy.org 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 PrayerVHUMC@gmail.com. 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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