Upcoming Online Gatherings:
Sun, Apr 26, 9:30 am: BrainStorming with Bo (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Sun, Apr 26, 10:30 am: Worship (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Tue, Apr 28, 10:30 am: More informal worship time (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Wed, Apr 29, 7:00 pm: ImBible Study (Meeting ID: 585 770 550)
Thu, Apr 30, 10:30 am: Staying in touch (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Click on the day/time to go to the correct Zoom Room. Or go to zoom.com, click on ‘Join a Meeting’ and enter the meeting ID. Remember to mute your audio except when you are speaking.
You may also view at https://www.facebook.com/VermontHillsUMC/
BrainStorming with Bo Our Adult Sunday School is back on Sundays at 9:30 am! This week is chapter 7 of the book, “The Church of Us vs Them.” Catch up (or review) the previous chapters here or on Facebook. Connect using the link above.
Native American Ministries Sunday The United Methodist Church highlights six special Sundays a year, including NAMS this Sunday. Here’s an excellent poster about why we support this important ministry. To give, please visit umcgiving.org/NAMS.
“A Night at the Opera” Auction News This continues to be a conversation and a challenge to be met. If you have items that you would like to donate, please contact the church office. We’re currently planning to offer them online. We need 20+ to offer before we can set a new date.
Giving We have a new method of giving, the mobile app GivePlus. Download the free app and find our church by entering the zip code, 97221, or Vermont Hills United Methodist. 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 1 – 2.65% to offset the fees charged to the church.
We are dropping the giving by text but you may still mail your check (address below), set up an auto payment through your bank, or give online at https://vermonthillsumc.org/online-giving/. Thank you!
Oregon Food Bank We have been notified that the food bank is not accepting groups of volunteers at this time, so our May 2 visit will be rescheduled. Watch for the new date.
Virtual Day Camp The next best thing to being at camp, presented by the United Methodist Camps. Each day, campers can log in and follow a day camp session, exploring topics such as Spiritual Development, Nature Exploration, STEM, Music, Art, Social/Emotional Learning, Exercise, and more. Although it’s primarily for kids, you might want to watch the “Twelve Days of Lockdown” song. https://virtualdaycamp.wixsite.com/umcrm
Mondays with the DS Our District Superintendent, Erin Martin, is leading an hour of scripture, prayer, and sharing every Monday at noon. Join her here.
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 smile.Amazon.com every visit. Contact the church office with any questions.
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.
Talk N Thought The “dynamite” ladies of TnT are meeting in the parking lot when the weather cooperates (see photo below.) If you’d like to be notified when they plan to meet, please email 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.