Staying Connected 9.13.18

Posted By vermonthills on Sep 13, 2018 | 0 comments


Sunday, Sep 16: Practicing Our Faith, ch 2, “Honoring the Body”

Preview for this Sunday:

Practicing Our Faith  If you’d like to read along in the companion book to the sermon series, it will be available Sunday in the lobby for $20 (cash or check, please).

Swifts Sighting Join the Youth to see thousands of swifts gather to roost in the chimney of Chapman Elementary.  Reportedly the largest flock of Vaux’s Swifts in the world, these birds return every year during their migration to Central America.  Sunday at 5:00 pm.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic if you like.  For more info:

Pastor’s Pub Chat  Next Tuesday at 7:00 pm, The Lodge at Cascade Brewing, 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy.  You can find our topic of the month on our website.

Bible Study  We just began reading the book of Hebrews.  Join us in the Fireside Room on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm for the best bible study in the PNW.  A little bit snarky, a little bit crazy, and a whole lot caring, inquisitive, and enlightening.  You *will* come away with a new way to look at the Bible.

Laity Summit  Columbia District gathering at Lake Oswego UMC, Saturday, Sep 22, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (lunch provided).  Register at

Coffee Hosts  There is a new sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall.  Spots available through the end of the year!  Sign up early, sign up often.  Assistance is available for newbies.

Family Camp  Our annual weekend at Arch Cape will be Oct 12 – 14. We rent a huge house and enjoy 48 hours of fellowship, beginning at noon on Friday.  Highlights: bonfires on the beach (weather permitting), games and crafts, devotional on Sunday morning, and more fun than you can shake a stick at!  Only $50 per family (or $10/person for Saturday only).  See Elizabeth Brown for more info or to sign up.

Help Needed for Spaghetti Dinner on Oct 20 Since “Captain Al” is no longer available for our annual spaghetti dinner, we are looking for cooks (we have the recipe!), servers, and help with setup/cleanup.  Contact Dori Killion about how *you* can help!

Prayer Chain  While Linda is unavailable, please call Mary Turk at 503.292.2357 with your prayer requests.  Or email your requests to Your request will be added to the ‘Prayers of the People’ or will remain confidential if you prefer.

Talk N Thought  The “dynamite” ladies of TnT would love to have you join them every Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  They are reading “My Name is Mahala.”  Expect great conversation, yummy snacks, and reading/discussing insightful books.

Sunnyside Community House (SCH)  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.


Thank you to all those who have volunteered for this Sunday’s worship service:

Liturgist:                      Dori Killion

Projectionist:               Lorraine Crawford

Storyteller:                  Elizabeth Brown

Ushers:                        Pat Crawford, Dori Killion

Coffee:                         Jan and John Espy


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

and our new Interactive Calendar,

for all the latest happenings going on with the church, special videos and Facebook posts.

Connecting with Pastor Bo Sanders: 503-567-9095 or



Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:

Sep 16       Swifts Roosting at Chapman Elementary

Sep 18       Pub Chat

Sep 22       Portland Stair Quest

Sep 30       Outdoor Game Night

Oct 1         Reservations due for Family Camp

Oct 6         All Church Work Party



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