Staying Connected 6.18.20

Posted By vermonthills on Jun 18, 2020 | 0 comments


Upcoming Online Gatherings
Note NEW day and times!

Sun  9:30 am: BrainStorming with Bo  (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Sun 10:30 am:  Worship  (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Wed  10:30 am:  Wednesday Gathering (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Wed  7:00 pm:  ImBible Study  (Meeting ID: 585 770 550)

Stand Up  Tonight, we’ve been invited by a multi-ethnic collection of churches to join a peaceful protest. We’ll gather at Gabriel Park, 45th Ave and Vermont St., at 5:00 pm.  Be sure to wear a mask.  Signs are encouraged.

Auction Wrapup  Well done, everyone!  Thanks to your generosity, the church raised $2790.

Dismantling Racism: A Service of Lament  Join United Methodists all over the world on Wednesday, June 24, at 10:00 am PDT.   Pray and lament for the racism in our midst and hear God’s call to join in the work of dismantling racism and pressing on to freedom for all.  Participate here or at https://www.facebook.com/unitedmethodistchurch.  More info on the UMC’s stand against racism may be found here

Face Masks  When we re-open for worship, everyone will be strongly encouraged to wear a face mask.  If you do not have access to a mask, please email the church office.  We want everyone to be prepared and be able to participate.  Thanks!

Peace with Justice Everyday 
Read: How to be a stronger ally
Watch: Movies that confront systemic racism
Support:  How to support Black Lives Matter
Give: umcgiving.org/givepwjs or mail your check to First UMC of Cortez, PO Box 1016, Cortez, CO 81321.  Mark checks on memo line for Navajo Relief Project.
More info on Cesie Sheuermann’s blog here

Blogging Your Feelings  Contact Pastor Bo if you would like to contribute to the church’s online blog.  No experience necessary; just put your thoughts and feelings on paper.

Forecast: Sunny and Warm…Someday.  The church’s exterior is in need of re-painting.  Pastor Bo has volunteered to prep areas, so that all you need to do is show up and paint. Email him at VHUMCpastor@gmail.com and arrange your time slot.  Ladder-climbers particularly welcome!

Easy Giving 

  • Try the free mobile app GivePlus. If you already use our online giving, enter that username and password, or create a new account.  You can give either from your bank account or a credit card.  You have the option to add 1 – 2.65% to offset the fees charged to the church.
  • Amazon will donate a small percentage to VHUMC for every eligible purchase.  You must designate Vermont Hills as your charity of choice and start at smile.Amazon.com every visit.
  • Link your Fred Meyer Rewards card with Vermont Hills (code SY323) and the church will receive a percentage of all your purchases.  It costs you nothing and you still receive all your usual benefits.

Talk N Thought  The “dynamite” ladies of TnT are meeting in the circle drive at the church when the weather isn’t too threatening (see photo below.)  Every Tuesday at 1:00 pm.  If you’d like to be included in their email list, please notify Linda Miller.

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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