Staying Connected 5.23.19

Posted By vermonthills on May 23, 2019 | 0 comments

Communion Flowers  Sign up at the Welcome table this Sunday, or contact the church office, if you’d be willing to bring a flower arrangement on the first Sunday of any remaining month in 2019.

New Hours  We will begin worship at 10:00 am on June 2, continuing throughout the summer, in an effort to beat the heat.

Coffee Hosts Needed  On-the-job training available!  Sign up during coffee time this Sunday!

All Church Work Day  Meet at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 1.  Many hands make light work.

Senior Sunday  We will celebrate Lizzie R’s high school graduation on Sunday, June 2, with a potluck and more.  Plan to bring a dessert (last name beginning with A – L) or side (M – Z) to share; meat will be provided.

Donuts with Dad  On June 16, let’s celebrate the special men in our lives by giving them sugary treats!

Summer Break BrainStorming with Bo and Second Sunday Spiritual Practices are on summer break.  See you in September!

ImBible Study  On Wednesday evenings this summer, we’ll be reading and discussing the book, “Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community” by Robert Putnam.  Join us at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room, beginning June 19!

Auction Items  A few upcoming events have space for you, including Melanie Wilson’s super clothing swap!  Check the table in the lobby for more info on this and more.

Movie in the Park  Hayhurst Neighborhood Association will host a Free Movie in the Park event on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Pendleton Park.  Entertainment will begin at 6:30 pm with a performance by the Hula Halau ‘Ohana Holo’oko’a Band, a Hawaiian music group.  Hotel Transylvania 3, a family-friendly animated film, will begin at dusk. This free event is open to all and everyone is invited to attend. VHUMC is a sponsor, so watch for opportunities to get involved!  If you’d like to help support this event, donate at

Sunnyside Needs  If you have extra, gently used jeans or towels, Sunnyside Community House could use them for their homeless ministry.  Laundry detergent is also requested.  Put your items in the “treasure box” by the church office door.  Thank you!

Giving by Text  It’s simple! Enter a dollar amount as the “message” to 503.966.5879.  You’ll receive a link, where you’ll enter your contact and debit or credit card info.  Save the phone number and enter just the amount for future giving.  Safe and secure.  Let’s all support this church we love!

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.  If you want to contact the Chilgrens, please call John’s cell phone, 971-808-9881, as the house phone is no longer in service.  Be sure to leave a message if he’s unable to answer.

ImBible Study  Our feisty, fantastic bible study group is reading the book 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 Linda Miller at 503.929.6696. The ‘Prayers of the People’ is crafted weekly from this information; please indicate if your prayer is private.


Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events: 
Jun 1               All Church Work Party
Jun 2               Senior Sunday Potluck
Jun 9               Scrip Sunday
Jun 12-15        Annual Conference in Eugene
Jun 16             Donuts with Dad
Jun 18             Pub Chat
Jun 22             All Church Field Trip to the Japanese Gardens
Jun 30             Outdoor Game Night

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