Staying Connected 7.29.21

Posted By vermonthills on Jul 29, 2021 | 0 comments

Upcoming Online Gatherings
All are Meeting ID 409 087 237
Sun 10:00 am:  Worship
Wed 8:30 am:  Mid-week Check-in resumes (NEW TIME!)

Message from the District:
Online scammers are at it again. They’re using an email address that looks somewhat believable to impersonate District Superintendent Tim Overton-Harris to get folks to send them gift cards. If you are targeted in this way, do not respond to their emails. If you like, instead report it as spam in your email app.  Tim will never ask you to do him a favor and pick up gift cards, or send cash, or anything like that. Neither will the Bishop, or any other Conference or Area staff.

Pub Chat 
Tuesday, Aug 3, at 6:00 pm.  We’ll gather at The Lodge at Cascade Brewing to eat, drink, and discuss this CNN opinion piece:  Please read and come prepared with your thoughts!

Memorial Service
Please hold open the morning of Saturday, August 7, for Tom Benjamin’s memorial service here at the church.  Exact time will be announced soon.

All Church Work Party
Saturday, Aug 14, let’s gather at 9:00 am and spiff up the campus.  There are plenty of indoor tasks to perform before we re-open the sanctuary, as well as the usual gardening chores.  Thanks for your help in maintaining our lovely property!

Grauer Project
This non-profit partnership provides low-income children in our area with new backpacks filled with school supplies, winter coats, shoes, socks, and t-shirts for the school year. They are looking for young volunteers to help on distribution day, August 14, 7:30 – 10:30 am or 10:30 am – 1:30 pm.  School credit may be available.  For more information, visit

2022 Calendars
Do you receive excess calendars in the mail?  Bring them to church and Donna Ward will take them to Neighborhood House for distribution.  Thanks!

Worship Schedule
Here is the worship schedule for the rest of the summer.  All services are at 10:00 am:

  • Aug 1:  Zoom service for communion Sunday
  • Aug 8, 15, 22, 29:  Outdoor services in the circle
  • Sep 5:  Zoom service for communion Sunday

Please note: if the weather isn’t cooperating for an outdoor service, we will move indoors to the Fellowship Hall.  Indoors, we ask you to mask up.

Ministry Fair
August 29 is a Fifth Sunday!  We thought it would be fun to have a ministry fair.  It’s an opportunity for any church group, such as Habitat for Humanity, Trustees, Talk N Thought, to publicize who they are and what they do.  Even more importantly, it’s an opportunity for those who are looking for small group connection to see what’s available.  If your group would like space at a table, please email the church office.

Virtual Trip to Kenya
The Oregon-Idaho Conference United Methodist Volunteers in Mission team is hosting a virtual mission trip to the Maua Methodist Hospital in Kenya on Aug. 16, 18 and 19 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. PDT (6 to 7:30 p.m. in Kenya). The pandemic has made traditional mission trips nearly impossible, but it’s “virtually possible” to learn about the services offered, the AIDS Orphan Home project, kitchen gardens, and other community outreach projects.  Register here to attend the Kenya Virtual Mission trip.

Easy Giving

  • Free mobile app GivePlus
  • Amazon Smile program
  • Fred Meyer Rewards program, code SY323
  • to give 70% of vehicle sale to VHUMC
  • Gofundme for the parking lot reno:

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 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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