Staying Connected 8.13.20

Posted By vermonthills on Aug 13, 2020 | 0 comments

Upcoming Online Gatherings
Summer Hours!

Sun  9:30 am: Casual Conversation  (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Sun 10:00 am:  Worship  (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Wed  10:00 am:  Wednesday Gathering (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Wed 7:00 pm:   ImBible Study (Meeting ID 816 3169 5426)

Outdoor Service  We are postponing our outdoor service for the time being.  We apologize for the late notice but things change rapidly these days.  Please join us online if you are able, using the link above or on Facebook

Fellowship Kitchen  While everyone is out of the way, our Kitchen Queen, Dori, is going to do a deep clean.  If you have any dishes or food there, you have one week to remove it before it gets donated or tossed.  Contact Dori or Virginia if you need access to the building.

Back to School  While it looks different, Hayhurst Elementary still needs school supplies and weekend food for children this fall.  If you are able, please donate money only – they will be buying in bulk.  You may donate online or mail a check, designating School Supplies.  Thank you!

BLM Signs  We have a few more Black Lives Matter yard signs available.  Email Bo at if you would like one.

ImBible Study   We will be discussing the “Abrahamic” religions on Wednesday the 19th.  No experience necessary!  Just join us using the link above.

BrainStorming with Bo  Our adult Sunday School returns on September 6 at 9:30 am.  Our first topic will be the book, “Finding Peace in an Anxious World” by Erin James-Brown.  Note the author if you intend to order a copy; there’s more than one book with this title.

Protestant Prayer Beads  We are exploring this physical method of praying during our Wednesday morning gatherings.  Watch the video on our website for more information.

Blogging   Watch our website as three of our members take turns blogging their thoughts and feelings about today’s world.  First installment available soon.

Peace with Justice Everyday 
Read: How to be a stronger ally
Watch: Movies that confront systemic racism
Support:  How to support Black Lives Matter
More info on the UMC stand against racism here

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 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 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 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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