Staying Connected 5.2.19

Posted By vermonthills on May 2, 2019 | 0 comments

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

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your wish lists!  Here are the links to the official Oral Auction list (Print and bring with you to the event!) and the Silent Auction List.

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!

Photos Needed  The church office is looking for digital photos of recent church gatherings.  Please email to  Thanks!

All Church Work Party  We’ll meet from 10:00 am to noon on Saturday, May 11, to spiff up the church and grounds.  Bring your work gloves and lend a hand!

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.

Mother’s Day Bake Sale  If you’d like to contribute a baked good for our sale on Sunday the 12th, please contact Elizabeth at or Virginia at  The proceeds support all family activities, such as the one coming up on June 22 (teaser!)

Event at Sunnyside  Spoken word poet and author, Amena Brown, will perform a night of poetry and storytelling, including a reading from her latest non-fiction book, How to Fix a Broken Record.  DJ Opdiggy will spin amazing tunes which may even cause a dance party after the show.  Saturday, May 18, 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00) at Sunnyside, 3520 SE Yamhill St.  For more information or to purchase tickets, click here .  Proceeds will benefit Africa New Life Ministries.

Video Trilogy  Pastor Bo is posting the videos from Palm Sunday, Easter, and April 28 as a trilogy.  Look for them on our websiteYouTube, or Facebook.

BrainStorming with Bo  This Sunday at 9:00 am is our last discussion on the ABCs of theology, “T is for Theodicy (and the Theology of Hope).”  Join us in the choir room (upstairs by the east entrance) next week, May 12, for a rousing hour of music history, little known facts, and some singing!

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.

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: 
May 6             Church Council, 5:00 pm
May 9             Staff Meeting, 10:30 am
May 11            All Church Work Party
May 12            Mother’s Day Bake Sale
May 12            Second Sunday Spiritual Practices
May 18            Amena Brown at Sunnyside
May 19            Scrip Sunday

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