Staying Connected 8.26.21

Posted By vermonthills on Aug 26, 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

Ministry Fair
This Sunday is our Ministry Fair, following the 10:00 worship service outdoors.  It’s an opportunity for you to meet and talk to others in the church who share your passions.  We will have information on building homes for the houseless, advocating for LGBTQ, reading and discussing thought-provoking books, and much more.

School Supplies for Hayhurst Elementary
School begins on September 1.  Bring items to the church anytime; there is 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

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.

One of the things that Scott and Joy plan to do in retirement is a mission trip to Mozambique.  Watch the short video on this gofundme page to learn how you can help this remote village.

Sensational September!
We have lots planned for next month.  As with all plans right now, circumstances could change.  But for now, here’s the line-up.  Please note that masks will be required at all times indoors, and that both BrainStorming with Bo and worship services will be available on Zoom.

Sep 12: Fall Kick-off

  • 9:30 am BrainStorming with Bo in the sanctuary
  • 10:30 am Worship in the sanctuary

Sep 19:

  • 9:30 am BrainStorming with Bo in the sanctuary
  • 10:30 am Worship in the sanctuary
  • Joy’s Retirement Party following worship

Sep 26:

  • 9:30 am BrainStorming with Bo in the sanctuary
  • 10:30 am Worship in the sanctuary
  • Vermont Hills 101 class from 12:00 – 1:30 pm (lunch provided; please RSVP to church office)

We will begin a new series, “unApologetic”, based on the 2020 Social Principles during the worship hour.  BrainStorming with Bo will begin a conversation about Quaker spirituality and how it informs us as mainline Protestants.   It will be sensational!

It’s back!  Read your copy here: Fall 2021 Newsletter

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

  • Aug 29:  Outdoor service in the circle, followed by Ministry Fair
  • 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 where you will need to mask up per local guidelines.

Easy Giving 

  • 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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