Staying Connected 7.19.18

Posted By vermonthills on Jul 19, 2018 | 0 comments

Staying Connected


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


Preview for this Sunday:

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Choir Call  We want you!  People who praise God with their voices!  Whether you can read music or not… whether you can attend every Sunday or not… If you are willing to try, we want you!  Choir does a “run through” at 10 am for that Sunday’s music and rehearses new music  after coffee hour.  Come as you can. We resume rehearsals on August 25.  Contact Joy Wegner at 503.244.1238 for more information.

Picnic in the Park  Join with other Reconciling United Methodists on Saturday, August 11 for an afternoon of sharing and caring.  Beaverton First UMC will provide the grilled meat; attendees are to bring side dishes.  The fun begins at 3:00 at BFUMC; please RSVP to the church office by August 1.

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 on August 12 or 19, email

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.

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.


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:            John Chilgren

Coffee:             Susan Zotter and Katie Simpson


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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