Staying Connected 6.17.21

Posted By vermonthills on Jun 17, 2021 | 0 comments


Upcoming Online Gatherings
All are Meeting ID 409 087 237
Sun 9:30 am:  BrainStorming with Bo
Sun 10:30 am:  Worship
Sun 11:15 am:  Special Charge Conference
Mid-Week Check-In back in July
Wed 7:00 pm:  ImBible Study “Acts”

Special Charge Conference this Sunday
Church Council has requested a special meeting with our District Superintendent, Tim-Overton Harris, to discuss and vote on distributions from the Housing Fund.  The funds will be used to make major repairs to our campus.  Here is a (newcomplete list of necessary repairs and possible funding, including the housing fund. Please read the information carefully for the answers to any questions you may have; we want to honor Tim’s time. All are encouraged to attend this meeting and voice your opinion; however, only church members will be allowed to vote on using the housing fund.

Do-Over
We apologize for the rain delay on our outdoor service!  We will try again on Sunday, June 27, at 10:00 am.  As we move slowly, but surely, back to “normal”, we ask that you still wear a mask and observe distancing.  We know that children and some adults are unable, or choose not to be vaccinated, and we want to honor everyone’s comfort level.  Things to know:

  • bring your own lawn chair, if possible
  • masks will be required, especially during singing (yes! we will sing!)
  • the plates will not be passed during the offertory prayer, but will be available before and after the service for you to drop in your pledge/giving
  • please help clean up after the service if you can
  • worship will be simulcast on Zoom for those who can’t attend (link above)

Sunday Morning Summer Changes
This Sunday at 9:30 am will be the last BS with Bo for the summer. Worship will begin at 10:00 am for the summer, beginning the following Sunday, June 27 (head on over to the Beaverton Pride in the Park event afterwards!)

Back at Beaverton Pride!
We are hosting a booth at the Beaverton Pride event on Sunday, June 27, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.  We did this in 2019 and had a great time!  If you’re interested in helping, please sign up here for a two-hour shift (bring your own chair!)  Read more about the event at https://www.pridebeaverton.org/

GoFundMe
We have chosen to use gofundme.com to raise funds to re-pave our parking lot.  We have put up banners so that others who use our parking lot (gardeners, preschool families, etc) can pitch in.  We’re challenging everyone at VHUMC to make a small donation, to generate enthusiasm and “buzz” for the fundraiser.  You can also share the link after you donate.  Go to https://gofund.me/64415058 and let’s kick it off!  Thanks!

Q Camp
One of our UMC camps, Camp Magruder, is launching Q Camp, a weekend camp for LGBTQ young adults July 30-Aug 1.  Help spread the word to friends and family.  You can support this endeavour to make a safe, sacred space for this community at gocamping.org.  Kids, family, adult, and multigenerational camps are also available this summer.

Easy Giving

  • Free mobile app GivePlus
  • Amazon Smile program. Now available in the Amazon phone app!
  • Fred Meyer Rewards program, code SY323
  • CarEasy.org to give 70% of vehicle sale to VHUMC

Contact the church office with any questions.

Talk N Thought  The ladies of TnT are reading and discussing the book, We Make the Road by Walking, every Tuesday at 1:00 pm in Fellowship Hall.  Each week is a short devotional, so you can jump in anytime you are available. If you’d like to be included in their email list, please notify Linda Miller or the church office.

Prayer Chain  Email your prayer requests to PrayerVHUMC@gmail.com. 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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