Staying Connected 4.30.20

Posted By vermonthills on Apr 30, 2020 | 0 comments

Upcoming Online Gatherings:
Sun  9:30 am: BrainStorming with Bo  (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Sun 10:30 am:  Worship  (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Tue  10:30 am:  More informal worship time  (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Wed  7:00 pm:  ImBible Study  (Meeting ID: 585 770 550)
Thu  10:30 am:  Staying in touch  (Meeting ID 409 087 237)

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Kudos to Backpack Ministry!  The faithful women of this ministry continue to pack and deliver food for the kids of Hayhurst Elementary.  In addition, the Children’s Task Force has donated $800 to Neighborhood House, earmarked for the children at Stephen’s Crossing.  Well done, ladies!

Bishop’s Extension  “As bishop of the Greater Northwest Area of The United Methodist Church, I am extending the suspension of in-person worship in United Methodist Churches and other ministries and the closure of church facilities to all but essential services throughout the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences through May 30, 2020, despite the loosening of restrictions in some or all of the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. This date may be reconsidered as circumstances change.”  Read Bishop Elaine’s entire letter here

Laity Event  The Columbia District Lay Development Team prepared a fantastic event, originally scheduled March 14th, but it was canceled in the name of participant safety. Good news! They have condensed the day-long event to a two-hour Zoom meeting for 10am-12pm on May 16th. Read more and Register online here.

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.

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.

“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.

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 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 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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