Staying Connected 9.26.19

Posted By vermonthills on Sep 26, 2019 | 0 comments

Town Hall Meeting  Please stay after worship this Sunday for a brief presentation by the Finance Team.  We’ll also practice a few lines of music for World Communion Sunday on October 6.

Fifth Sunday Game Night  Sunday night we’ll be playing card and board games from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  Bring a snack to share; games will be provided.  All ages welcome!

Fifth Sunday Pennies from Heaven go to our Good Samaritan fund this Sunday, to help those in our congregation and community.

Family Camp  Overnight spots are full!  But please come on Saturday, Oct 12, if you can.  It’s only $20 and includes lunch and dinner and so much fun!  See Elizabeth Brown for more info.

Spaghetti Dinner  Complete with salad and dessert for only $15 per person; kids 10 and under are free.  After we eat, there will be a trivia contest hosted by Pastor Bo!  Saturday, October 19, at 5:30 pm in Fellowship Hall.  Tickets are available today!

Trunk or Treat  On October 31, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, we’ll host the neighborhood kids in our parking lot.  Come early, decorate the trunk of your car, and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.  Costumes are encouraged!  Contact the church office for more information.

Habitat for Humanity  Our next work party is Saturday, November 2, from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.  We’ll be working on 12 new homes at 7513 N. Olin Avenue in Portland. Contact Will Mitchell or visit our website for more information.  To register, visit 

All Church Work Party  We need you!  For only two hours, 10:00 – noon, on Saturday, October 5.  Help us prove that “many hands make light work.”

ImBible Study Join us this Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room for the book of Job.  His friends are here to “comfort” him.

Communion Flowers  Would you be willing to bring an arrangement of flowers for a communion Sunday (the first Sunday of each month)?  A signup sheet is on the Welcome table or you may email the church office.  Thanks!

World Communion Sunday  With other churches worldwide, a special offering on October 6 will help to provide scholarships for national and international graduate students whom God has gifted to learn and to serve. Learn more here

Fred Meyer Community Rewards  If you shop at Freddy’s, please make sure to link your FM Rewards card with Vermont Hills United Methodist Church (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.

Bethlehem House of Bread  Their mission is to provide not only food but also clothing and household essentials, such as baby formula, diapers, and personal hygiene products, for those going through challenging times.  Please donate as you are able to the “treasure box” by the church office.  Thank you!

Giving by Text  Text a dollar amount to 503.966.5879.  This is through the same company that handles our online giving, so it’s safe and secure.

Talk N Thought  The “dynamite” ladies of TnT are reading “The Road to Little Dribbling” by Bill Bryson.  Join them on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  There’s always great conversation, snacks, and reading/discussing insightful books.

Prayer Chain  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 weekly from this information; please indicate if your prayer is private.


Mark your calendars now for some important dates:
Sep 29             Town Hall Meeting & Special Rehearsal
Sep 29             Fifth Sunday Game Night
Oct 5                All Church Work Party
Oct 6                World Communion Sunday
Oct 6                Second Sunday Spiritual Practices
Oct 11-13         Family Camp
Oct 19              Spaghetti Dinner and Trivia Contest
Oct 31              Trunk or Treat
Nov 2               Habitat for Humanity Build

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