Staying Connected 4.18.19

Posted By vermonthills on Apr 18, 2019 | 1 comment


This Sunday is Easter!

  • Bring blooms (the earlier, the better) to decorate the cross.
  • This Sunday after worship is the last chance to have your photo taken for the directory.  You may email a photo to the office if you prefer.
  • Easter Breakfast (crepes!) will be served from 9:00 – 10:00 in the Fellowship Hall.

Moving Party! Pastor Bo and CJ recently closed on their new house.  Bo is doing renovations and CJ is still recuperating, so they could use some help packing and moving.  If you’re available to help pack this Monday, please email Virginia at the church office.  On the 26th and 27th, the actual moving occurs.  Help on Friday the 26th by moving boxes at the old place; later that afternoon help is needed at the new house.  On Saturday the 27th, clean at the old place or unpack at the new. Contact the church office for addresses and more precise times.  Thanks!

VHUMC Travelers  Is Africa a “bucket list” travel destination?  Africa is filled with wild life and natural beauty. The Travelers, a fun and fearless group from our church, are planning a trip in 2020.  Come to the meeting today at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room for more information. 

Meal Train  If you’d like to provide a meal for John and Silvia Chilgren, please sign up at  If you need help to sign up, call the church office on Wednesdays or Thursdays and we’ll get it done.

You’re Invited!  Dottie Alsman is celebrating 100 years young on Saturday, May 4, 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Summerfield Club House, 10650 SW Summerfield Dr, Tigard.  RSVP to Marce at 253.222.5850 or

BrainStorming with Bo  We will take a break this Sunday for Easter.  See you on the 28th, when our topic will be “S is for Sin and the Social Gospel.”

Auction News  May the Fourth Be With You!  Our biggest fundraiser of the year needs YOU for a vibrant and successful event. Your donations are needed! For an easy donation, buy gift cards this Sunday through our scrip program. The LAST DAY to donate to the auction is Monday, April 29. Also, additional help is needed for Fellowship Hall setup and kitchen duties.

Saturday, May 4:

  • Silent Auction 5:30-6:45 pm
  • Dinner 6:00-6:45 pm
  • Oral Auction 6:45 pm

To donate or learn more, contact Janet Zimmerdahl at 971.303.1641 or  Share our Facebook event with your friends!

Mother’s Day Bake Sale  If you’d like to contribute a baked good for our sale on May 12th, please contact Elizabeth at or Virginia at  The proceeds support all family activities, such as the one coming up on June 22 (teaser!)

ImBible Study  Our feisty, fantastic bible study group just began the epistle of James.  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 reading “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  Email your prayer requests to If you do not have access to email, you may call Sara Ross at 314.258.7141. The ‘Prayers of the People’ is crafted weekly from this information; please indicate if your prayer is private.

Thanks to those who have volunteered their service for this Sunday:
Liturgist:                      John Espy
Projectionist:               Charlie Jesch
Storyteller:                   Elizabeth Brown
Ushers:                         Pat Crawford, Dori Killion
Coffee:                          Elizabeth Brown and friends

Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:
May 4             Dottie Alsman’s 100th Birthday Party
May 4             Auction: May the Fourth Be With You!
May 6             Church Council
May 9             Staff Meeting
May 11           All Church Work Party
May 12           Mother’s Day Bake Sale

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  1. We love to attend Dottie’s 100 year birthday party

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