Staying Connected for Dec 6-9

Posted By vermonthills on Dec 6, 2018 | 0 comments

Sunday, Dec 9: Practicing Our Faith, ch 14, “Practicing a Way of Life”

Here’s a preview for this week:

You can also watch last week’s sermon :

And the ‘pep talk’ from last week


Survey!  Please take this one-minute survey:

Scrip Sunday  This Sunday is your last opportunity to buy gift cards for those on your Christmas list *and* simultaneously support VHUMC!  Buy and use at full value; the retailers give a portion back to the church.  Every teenager’s #1 gift wish!  Bring the attached order form and your checkbook to Fellowship Hall following church or leave order in church office to be processed on Sunday.  Note:  NEW VENDORS ADDED on NEW attached forms 

SWPCC Fundraiser  Eat at the Chipotle, 9120 SW Hall Blvd, on this Saturday, December 8, between 4:00 and 8:00 pm and mention SWPCC.  A nice thing we can do for our friends in the preschool.

Caroling the Homebound After worship this Sunday, we’re going to grab a sack lunch and head to three different assisted living centers.  Join us for any or all.  Songbooks are provided; you provide the Christmas spirit!

No Sunday School in December  Due to all the extra Sunday activities this month, we will take a short break from Sunday School.  However, please come at 9:30 on the 9th to help prepare sack lunches for the carolers.

 Parents Night Out  Just when it’s needed most!  Saturday, December 15, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  $20 per child covers dinner, a movie, snacks, games, etc.  Share with every parent you know; they will bless you for it.  RSVP please to

SWPCC Fundraiser  Eat at the Chipotle, 9120 SW Hall Blvd, on Saturday, December 8, between 4:00 and 8:00 pm and mention SWPCC.  A nice thing we can do for our friends in the preschool.

Christmas in Dairyville  A Christmas tradition!  We’ll all head to Alpenrose Dairy after coffee time on Sunday, December 16, to enjoy the simpler joys of the season.  Admission is free but donations of new unwrapped toys and/or canned foods are appreciated.

Gift Giving  Thank you for your donations of Thanksgiving food for Hayhurst Elementary.  For Christmas, we will be providing gifts for the children in five families.  If you can, please take a tag from the lobby this Sunday and return the wrapped gift by December 16.

ZooLights  Save the date, December 22, for this frosty, furry event!  More details soon.

Spotlight On…  Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN)
We declare ourselves to be a faith community intent upon reconciling all God’s people.  We declare that our inclusion embraces gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons within every aspect of our life together.  RMN equips and mobilizes United Methodists to seek justice for persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.  Learn more and
join the “500  For Justice” at

ImBible Study  Imbibe (verb): 1. absorb or assimilate (ideas or knowledge) 2. drink alcohol. Join us in the Fireside Room on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm for the first part, and afterwards for the second part at the drinkery.  Everyone is welcome as we open our minds and hearts to a new way of looking at scripture.

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 “I Am Malala.”  Expect great conversation, yummy snacks, and reading/discussing insightful books.

Prayer Chain  Please 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 each week from this information; please indicate if your prayer is private.

Thank you to all those who have volunteered their service:

Dec 9               Dori Killion, Barbara & John McClincy
Dec 16             Tani and Richard Draper

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


Family Ministries:

 Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:

 Dec 2              Alternative Christmas

 Dec 8              SWPCC Fundraiser at Chipotle

 Dec 9              Scrip Sunday

 Dec 9              Caroling at assisted living centers

 Dec 15            Parents Night Out

 Dec 16            Christmas in Dairyville

 Dec 18            Pub Chat

 Dec 22            ZooLights

 Dec 23            Candlelight Service

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