Staying Connected 7.12.18

Posted By vermonthills on Jul 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Worship Time for July and August:  10:00—11:00

Preview for this Sunday:


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All Church Work Party this Saturday, 10:00 to noon.  We’ve always got a list of little tasks to be checked off.  So, come and do your little part and it will all get done!

Pub Chat Topic for Tonight  For July, we’re joining Beaverton First UMC at their pub chat.  Same location, just more fun.  Join us tonight at 7:00 pm at the Lodge at Cascade Brewing.  Here’s the topic: Welcome to Theology Pub July 2018.

Newsletter Summer 2018  It contains great info for the next three months.  Stay informed to stay connected.

Laity Conversation  Believing we are stronger together than apart in showing God’s love to the world, the Columbia District Lay Development team invites you into conversation.   Learn the art of one-to-one conversation. One-to-ones are a powerful tool that will immediately deepen your relationship to others in your church and potentially lead out into your surrounding community.  West Portland UMC, July 28, 10:00 to noon.  Register here.

“Love Unbound”  If you’re interested in joining the conversation as Bo’s guest At the Table, email  Spots are available in the next six weeks.

Continuing…  Two groups continue to meet throughout July: Bible Study, Wednesdays at 7:00 pm; and Talk N Thought Book Group, Tuesdays at 1:00 pm.  Both will be starting new books soon!

International Opportunity  Our UMC Conference is hosting an event in late August for United Methodists from around the world.  A dozen participants will be arriving 2-3 days before the event and will need housing and some transportation.  If you’d be interested in being a host, please contact the church office for more information.


Service Opportunities  Please consider volunteering for one of the following positions:

Coffee Host:  Start the coffee before the service and host after the service. Dori will set you up with everything you need to know. Sign up for fall dates today!

Projectionist:  If you can press the space bar on a keyboard, you are qualified! The only requirement is that you must pay attention.

Kid’s Storyteller:  Looking for just 1 or 2 more people to present a 10-15 minute lesson (provided by Elizabeth) to the children in the Fellowship Hall, during the worship service. Storytellers will rotate on a weekly basis. Childcare staff will be with the children for the entire hour and will assist with the lesson.

Ushers:  Friendly faces to greet visitors and help during the service. If you are new to this, we will pair you with an experienced usher who can show you the ropes.

Liturgist:  Read the Call to Worship, the Morning Prayer, and the scripture.  It’s all provided for you.

Hospitality Team:  Several people who would take turns setting up and cleaning up for events such as potlucks.  The more people who sign up for this, the less work you do!  Contact Virginia or Bryan for more information.


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. 


Thank you to all those who have volunteered for this Sunday’s worship service:

Ushers:            Dottie Alsman, Dori Killion, Pat Crawford

Coffee:             John and Silvia Chilgren


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: 503-567-9095 or


  Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:

July 28       Laity Conversation at West Portland UMC

July 29       Fifth Sunday Game Night

Aug 4         All Church Work Party

Aug 7         Neighborhood Night Out

Aug 11       Picnic in the Park with Reconciling United Methodists





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