Staying Connected 5.31.18

Posted By vermonthills on May 31, 2018 | 0 comments

Staying Connected

Need two ushers for June 24: one experienced, one newbie who will commit for the fourth Sunday each month. Please contact

We still need coffee hosts for June 10 – please contact Dori or the church office if you can help!!

Preview for this Sunday:

All Church Work Party  Be here at 10am this Saturday, June 2, and we’ll be done by lunchtime. There is a task for everyone, and hopefully, everyone for a task.   P.S.  We have 4+ outside groups visiting our campus in the following weeks.  Let’s make it look good.

Graduation Celebration and Potluck  This 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.

Community Rewards Cash  Help VHUMC earn donations just by linking your Rewards Card at  Then every time you use your card when shopping, VHUMC will receive free cash!  You’ll continue to get your reward points, fuel points, and rebates as you currently do.  Search by church name or by our number, 80557.  Thanks!

Connexions Team  is meeting this Sunday at 9:30 in the Fireside Room.  You still have one more chance to fill out our form before they meet!  Fill out the form, found here, scan, and email to  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

Field Trip!  On Thursday, June 7, we will travel to Fremont UMC to visit Brett Stuvland’s class on The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race.  If you would like to carpool, meet here at 6:00 pm.

Beautiful Music  The Bach Cantata Choir will present a preview concert of their German Tour this Sunday, June 3.  The free concert begins at 7:30 pm at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 NE 42nd Ave (just off Broadway).   On their June tour, the choir shall be singing in some of Germany’s most famous churches, including that of Martin Luther, as well as touring historic sites.

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

SW Hope Food Drive Totals  Thank you to all who made this possible: 224,494 pounds of food!  That exceeds the goal of 200,000. To celebrate, you are all cordially invited to a Volunteer Ministry Celebration at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 11:30 am on Sunday, August 19. We hope you will join us for fun, fellowship, & food.  Great job everyone!

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:            Bob Bothman, Scott Wegner

Coffee:             Youth Group and Elizabeth


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:

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

June 10      Scrip Sunday

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