Staying Connected 8.27.20

Posted By vermonthills on Aug 27, 2020 | 0 comments

Upcoming Online Gatherings
Final Week for Summer Hours on Sundays

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)

Thanks, Shoppers!  We recently received an Amazon Smile donation of $21.80.  Free money for doing what we all do on a regular basis – shop!  If you haven’t already registered, please do so, following the directions under “Easy Giving,” below.  Thanks!

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

Kickoff Sunday  On Sunday, Sep 6, we will begin a dynamic autumn!  BrainStorming with Bo will return at 9:30 am (see more below) and worship will resume the 10:30 timeslot.  Don’t miss it – it may be the highlight of 2020!

ImBible Study   We’re finishing up our “compare and contrast” of the Koran and Old Testament stories.  No experience necessary!  Just join us on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm, 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.  You can join us in the Zoom room (above) or on Facebook.  We’re also posting the videos on our website for those who are unable to attend – give it a try!

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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