Staying Connected 4.26

Posted By vermonthills on Apr 26, 2018 | 0 comments

It’s Auction time!  Come on Saturday, bring your checkbook, please help us support our largest fundraising event.

Unable to attend the Auction?  Find a buddy to bid for you! Silent Auction begins at 5:30pm and the dinner begins at 6pm.  At 6:45pm the Silent Auction ends and the Oral Auction begins.

You may pay either on Saturday at the conclusion of the Auction or on Sunday.

As was done last year, there will be a 10-15 minute no-payments-accepted time immediately following the final gavel, in order to allow the Finance Table time to finalize the statements.

See you on Saturday!


Staying Connected

Dining Out for Life  Trying to decide where to eat tonight?  Dine out at participating restaurants and a portion of your bill will be donated to Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s HIV Day Center and Partnership Project to support people living with HIV/AIDS.  A list of participating restaurants is at

Fifth Sunday Game Night  Join in the fun on Sunday, April 29, from 4 to 6pm in the Fireside Room!  Bring a snack to share and a game if you like.

All Church Work Party & World Labyrinth Day   On Saturday, May 5, please join us for a very special day.  First, we will work together to clean, repair, and spruce up our church home (10am).  Then we’ll rest and enjoy a lunch provided by the church (noon).  Afterwards, we will join a global celebration by walking our labyrinth (12:30pm).  World Labyrinth Day is designed to bring people together as a rolling wave of peaceful energy, as people across the globe walk at 1pm in their respective time zone.  Come, be a part of this energy!  If you’re unable to attend all events, you are still welcome at any point.  If you will be here for lunch, please RSVP to or 503.246.1213

Happy Birthday, Dottie!   Our very own Ramona “Dottie” Alsman is turning 99 on Sunday, May 6.  Plan to stay after worship service for a celebration of this milestone, complete with cake and punch!

YouCaring  Many of you have been praying for Pam Yuzon’s son, Scott, since his cancer diagnosis last year.  Here is an opportunity to help his family with their medical expenses:  Simply follow the link online and you can contribute in a matter of moments.  Thank you for your prayers, concern, and financial assistance.

Sacred Everyday  Our Sunday series on finding the sacred in the mundane is gaining momentum.  Read along in the book, “Liturgy of the Ordinary,” available on Amazon, Kindle and Audible. To read daily blogs by members of our VHUMC family, be sure to visit our website or follow VHUMC on Facebook.

Prayer Chain  Please email your prayer requests to If you do not have access to email, you may call Linda Miller at 503.929.6696 .  The ‘Prayers of the People’ is crafted each week from this information. 

Emergency Contact and Volunteer Skills Inventory  The Connexions Team is gathering   information all about you! Please take the time to tell us how we can help you in an emergency, and how you can help your church family.  Forms are available on the Welcome table.

Adult Sunday School   Sunday School has become a workshop and think-tank. Pastor Bo is bringing five of his favorite ideas, to see how they might look at VHUMC.  Join us in the Fireside Room at 9am to explore and shape the future.

Progressive Bible Study  This isn’t your father’s bible study!  You may have read the gospel of Mark several times but this hour will open you up to something new and thought-provoking.  Every Wednesday night at 7pm in the Fireside Room.  Join us and explore the Bible. It might look very different than it did before.


Thank you to all those who have volunteered for this Sunday’s worship service:

Ushers:            Linda Miller, Virginia Cooper

Coffee:             Linda Miller, Pam Yuzon


Be sure to check out Vermont Hills UMC’s website,

and our new Interactive Calendar,

for all the latest happenings going on with the church, special videos and Facebook posts.

Connect with Pastor Bo Sanders: (cell) 503-567-9095 or (e-mail)


NEW OFFICE HOURS:  Mon through Thu, 9am—2pm


 Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:

Apr 29       Fifth Sunday Game Night, 4-6pm

May 5        Work Party & World Labyrinth Day

May 6        Dottie’s 99th Birthday!

May 13      Youth Group Bake Sale

May 13      Second Sunday Spiritual Practices

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