Staying Connected 7.21.22

Posted By vermonthills on Jul 21, 2022 | 0 comments

Online Opportunities this Week:

Sunday, 10:00 am:  Worship Service
Sunday worship is in-person as well as online

Tuesday, 1:00 pm:  Talk ‘N’ Thought
In person in the Fireside Room and online

Wednesday, 6:30 pm:  Breezeway Book Club
In person on the breezeway and online


Paint Party
Our rickety exterior stairs have been replaced!  Now we need to paint and/or stain them.  There will be an impromptu paint party this Saturday from 9:00 am to noon.  If you have even an hour to spare, please come and help.  All materials will be provided.
East stairsWest stairs

Game Night is Back!
Fifth Sunday Game Night is back, baby!  Join us in the Fireside Room from 5:00 – 7:00 pm on Sunday, July 31.  Bryan and Virginia C will bring a variety of games for everyone, from newbies to hardcore fans.  All ages are invited.  You are welcome to bring your favorite game, beverage, and/or snack to share.

Psalms of Summer
Do you have a favorite Psalm? Would you be willing to tell us about it?  This August we want to center our Sunday gatherings around some Psalms. We want to sit with them and meditate on them. Here is how you can be involved:

  • Option 1: record a short video (Pastor Bo can help) telling us what the Psalm means to you.
  • Option 2: read a reflection for us on Sunday morning (online or in-person).
  • Option 3: come to the table and talk with Pastor Bo about it.

You can also combine Option 1 or 2 with Option 3! Email to let us know which Sunday works best for you – August 7, 14, 21, or 28.

Worship Continues at 10:00 am
Worship will start at 10:00 am through Sep 4. Did you miss a week of the series, “Should Christians be Good Citizens?”   You can catch up on YouTube or our website.

Breezeway Book Club
Our next meeting on the breezeway is July 27 from 6:30 – 7:15 pm, or you can join us on Zoom, meeting ID 409 087 237.  We will be discussing chapter 6 of “The Misunderstood Jew” by Amy-Jill Levine.  Bring your beverage of choice for afterwards.

To save more than $20K, we are prepping and painting the south sides of the buildings ourselves this summer.  Please help if you can.  Any day, any time can be arranged with Bo.

OI-RUM Picnic
You are invited!  The Oregon-Idaho Reconciling United Methodists are having a potluck picnic this Saturday, July 23, beginning at 11:30 am.  It will be on the lawn of Morningside UMC, 3674 Twelfth Street SE, Salem.  Get all the details on this flyer.

Neighborhood Night Out
Hayhurst neighborhood is having their Neighborhood Night Out on Friday, August 12, in Pendleton Park.  The activities include games (some hosted by VHUMC!), food carts, and live music by Iron Prophecy.  5:30 – 8:30 pm.  We are providing off-street parking for those attending.  Contact Bryan C for more info and/or to volunteer to help.

Donation Pick Up Volunteers Needed

Neighborhood House is seeking volunteers to pick up food at grocery stores/markets in your own vehicle and take to the food pantry

  • Available Shifts:
  • Sundays 1-3pm: Hillsdale Farmer’s Market (every other week)
  • Monday OR Fridays at 9am: QFC (6411 SE Milwaukie Ave)
  • Tuesday at 10am: Whole Foods (7380 SW Bridgeport Rd)
  • Friday at 10am: Trader Joe’s (7215 SW Garden Home Rd)

Fill out an application to get started, or click here for a full list of opportunities!

2023 Calendars
Do you receive free calendars in the mail?  Instead of tossing them in the recycling bin, bring them to church.  Donna W takes them to Neighborhood House where they are put to good use.

Easy Giving 

  • Donate on our website
  • Donate on your phone through the Vanco Mobile app
  • Amazon Smile program at
  • Fred Meyer Rewards program, code SY323
  • to give 70% of vehicle sale to VHUMC

Contact the church office with any questions.

Talk N Thought  The ladies of TnT are reading The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World, by Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Mpho, an Anglican priest.  They meet every Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room and also online (Zoom room 966 225 0807, Passcode: VHUMC)  For more information, please contact Linda Miller or the church office.

Prayer Chain  Email your prayer requests to 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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