Staying Connected 9.10.20

Posted By vermonthills on Sep 10, 2020 | 0 comments

Upcoming Online Gatherings
Sun  9:30 am: BrainStorming with Bo  (Meeting ID 409 087 237)
Sun 10:30 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)

BrainStorming with Bo  Our adult Sunday School resumed last Sunday with the book, “Finding Peace in an Anxious World” by Erin James-Brown. Give “BS with Bo” a try – who couldn’t use a little more peace?

Just So You Know…  If you can’t make it to Sunday morning service, you can watch the video on Facebook or YouTube.  Links are available on our website.  (Sidenote: cheers to those of you who keep learning all the new technology required by today’s world.  You are the bee’s knees!)

Back to School  If you are able, please give. Besides school supplies, the Hayhurst Elementary PTA is organizing food for 40+ children who rely on school meals.  VHUMC is providing the snacks only, which will come to approximately $225 a month.  You may donate on our website or mail a check, designating School Supplies.  Thank you!

Neighborhood House Survey  Neighborhood House is conducting a survey of the aging community within Portland and your input would be appreciated. Every response they receive helps them in their work to serve the community.  Begin the survey here.  Thank you for your participation!

ImBible Study   Join this gathering that looks at the bible with a 21st century lens.  Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm (link above.)  We will begin the books of Amos and Hosea in September.

Protestant Prayer Beads  We are exploring this physical method of praying during our Wednesday morning gatherings.  You can join us in the Zoom room (link above) or on Facebook.  We’re also posting the videos on our website for those who are unable to attend.

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 a bit 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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