Staying Connected 5.23.18

Posted By vermonthills on May 23, 2018 | 0 comments

Staying Connected

We need coffee hosts for this Sunday and June 10 – please contact Dori if you can help!!

Graduation Celebration and Potluck  On Sunday, June 3, let’s celebrate our high school graduates (Katie, Kian, and Jacob) with food!  Bring a dish to share during the coffee hour.

Talk N Thought   “‘Mercy is radical kindness,’ Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book, Hallelujah Anyway. It’s the permission you give others—and yourself—to forgive a debt, to absolve the unabsolvable, to let go of the judgment and pain that make life so difficult.”  We just started this book — a great time to join us — on Tuesdays, from 1—3pm, in the Fireside Room as we read, laugh, and ponder together.

All Church Work Party  Sure, John is out-of-town right now, but that’s no reason to neglect our church home!  There is a task for everyone, and hopefully, everyone for a task.  Be here at 10am this Saturday, June 2, and we’ll be done by lunchtime.  P.S.  We have 4+ outside groups visiting our campus in the following weeks.  Let’s make it look good.

Connexions Team  is meeting June 3 at 9:30.  If you haven’t already done so, please fill out our form located on the coffee tables.  Gentlemen, this isn’t just for women, though they do lead you 15—1 in filling out the forms.  We all have a part in caring for each other.  Please let us know how you can help and be helped. Thanks!

VHUMC Travelers  All are invited to our next meeting on Thursday, June 7 at 1pm!  We will discuss our upcoming trip to Europe, view highlights of last year’s trip, and narrow down our choice for 2019’s trip. This is a fun group, and you may want to travel too. You do not need to be a member of VHUMC.  Friends and/or family are always welcome in our tour group.  We have found travel to be personally enriching: learning about culture, art, history, and geography from well informed guides.  And also enriching for the church, as about 10% of the tour fees are returned to the church.  This year’s tour will return over $7000 to VHUMC!  Questions? Contact Linda Miller (503-699-8628 or

Confluence Concert  The Williamette Valley LGBT Chorus will be performing Saturday, June 2, at  7:30pm at Bridgeport UCC.  Tickets are $12-18.  More info may be found at

Sacred Everyday  If you haven’t heard, this is becoming a bit of a phenomenon!  The blogs being written by six of our own (Dori, Sara, Katie, John, Charlie, and Bryan) are gaining global attention.  Read along at  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. 

Progressive Bible Study  Easter was a month ago but in the Gospel of Mark, Jesus has just entered the city! If you would like to take a different look at the events of ‘the passion week’, come Wednesday nights at 7pm in the Fireside Room.


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

Ushers:            John Chilgren

Coffee:             ???  Could be YOU!


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:

May 28      Memorial Day—church office closed

June 2       All Church Work Party

June 3       Connexions Team meeting

June 3       Youth Group Graduation Celebration and Potluck

June 5       SPRC meeting

June 7       VHUMC Travelers meeting



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