Staying Connected 8.2.18

Posted By vermonthills on Aug 2, 2018 | 0 comments


Worship Time for August:  10:00—11:00


August 5, 2018: Chapter 5 of “God Unbound”

Preview for this Sunday:

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All Church Work Party  This Saturday, 10:00 to noon, we’ll tackle several projects, large and small.  Here’s the complete list: Work Party .  Bring your work gloves and let’s party!

National Night Out  Let’s go meet our neighbors Tuesday, August 7 at this annual event, held at Alpenrose Dairy.  From 6:00 – 8:00 pm, we will be offering balloons, glow bracelets, and our special charm to everyone who attends.  Let’s spread the word that God loves us all.

Church Council Meeting  Wednesday, August 8, at 11:00 am

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 today.

Car Needed  Bob Proudy, a missionary in Australia with ties to VHUMC, will be in the Portland area next month and needs the use of a car.  If you have a car he could borrow, please contact Virginia Ottmar at 503.246.7346 or the church office.

Sunnyside Community House (SCH)  We have begun a new partnership with the former Sunnyside UMC.  SCH provides “radical hospitality,” by offering weekly meals, regular day shelter, clothing exchange, showers, and a warm and friendly place for anybody in need.  There are numerous ways to help.  See the trunk by the office for material items to donate.  Visit our website for other ways to assist this very worthy cause.

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.

Continuing…  Two groups continue to meet throughout August: Bible Study, Wednesdays at 7:00 pm; and Talk N Thought Book Group, Tuesdays at 1:00 pm, currently reading “I Am Malala.”

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.

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 today’s worship service:

Liturgist:                      Lori Hedgecock


Storyteller:                  Carlye Jesch

Ushers:                        Jim Van Nest, Scott Wegner

Coffee:                         Julie and Jim Van Nest

Flowers:                       Anne Begg


Be sure to check out Vermont Hills UMC’s website,

and our 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:

Aug 7         Neighborhood Night Out

Aug 8         Church Council meeting

Aug 11       Picnic in the Park with Reconciling United Methodists

Aug 12       Worship in the Great Outdoors

Aug 21       Pub Chat

Aug 22       Bible Study Kick-off Dinner

Aug 25       Outdoor Movie Night







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