Staying Connected 8.19.21

Posted By vermonthills on Aug 19, 2021 | 0 comments

Upcoming Online Gatherings
All are Meeting ID 409 087 237
Sun 10:00 am:  Worship
Wed 12:00 pm:  Ten Tiny Prayer Prompts

School Supplies for Hayhurst Elementary
Yay!  We again have the opportunity to donate school supplies to our local elementary school.  School begins on September 1.  Bring items to the church anytime; there will be a table in the breezeway.  Here’s their list:

  • Ticonderoga brand pencils (always, always, always needed)
  • Crayola colored pencils
  • Crayola markers
  • Crayola Crayons – 24 pack
  • glue sticks
  • Sharpies
  • Expo dry erase markers
  • Post-it notes
  • pencil cap erasers
  • index cards

Ministry Fair
August 29 is our Ministy Fair, an opportunity to introduce your group to everyone!  Please email the church office to ensure that there is space for your display.  Virginia will make signs and “more info” sheets.

Retirement Gift
Our music director, Joy Wegner, is retiring after 21 years at VHUMC!  If you’d like to contribute to a monetary gift for Joy, please mark your check or online donation for her.  We will be having a celebration of her ministry on Sep 19 during and following worship at 10:30 am.

UMCOR Responds
The recent devastating earthquake in Haiti took the lives of over 2,100 people. UMCOR is working to alleviate the suffering and provide immediate care to those affected by the earthquake. Please consider joining their efforts with a donation here.  You may also donate through our website.

Job Postings
We have posted the job openings for our new Music Director and Director of Family Ministries.  Please share these openings with anyone and everyone.  You never know who may know the perfect candidate!
Music Director
Director of Family Ministries

Ten Tiny Prayers
Our mid-week check-in is undergoing some exciting changes!  We will now meet via Zoom at noon on Wednesdays.  Bo will lead us in prayer using ten tiny prompts, followed by conversation. Join us during your lunch break for 15 minutes of uplifting community.  Or watch the video, found on our website, our Facebook page, and our YouTube channel, whenever it’s convenient for you!

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

  • Aug 22, 29:  Outdoor services in the circle
  • Sep 5:  Outdoor service for communion Sunday; bring your own bread and beverage

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 per local guidelines.

Fall Teaser
Mark your calendar for Sep 12, when we kick off our fall series!  BrainStorming with Bo will return at 9:30 am, followed by worship at 10:30.  Our Wednesday night bible study, ImBible, will move to a new time, 6:30, followed by brews and conversation at a local pub.  All will be in person and on Zoom (except the pub, unfortunately.)  Here are some descriptors to pique your interest:  unapologetic, Quaker, bad girls…intrigued?  Join us on Sep 12!

Easy Giving 

  • Free mobile app GivePlus
  • Amazon Smile program. Now available in the Amazon phone app!
  • 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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