Staying Connected 1.28.18

Posted By vermonthills on Jan 26, 2018 | 0 comments

Staying Connected

Pre-Service prayer gathering in the chapel at 10am

1 Faith, Justice, Reconciliation – Next Saturday, February 3rd, a one day event with Dr. Christina Cleveland will be at Portland First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland.

2 Trustee’s Sponsored Work Party has been moved to Saturday, February 10th at 10 am. All are welcome! Lots of Lightbulbs to change!

3 Online Giving – We have added an option for online giving for those who would like to move to online giving, we have partnered with a great company (Vanco). They provided an easy interface and security for churches. Our website now has a page with simple instructions and user links for your convenience at: It is easy to use and very secure.

4 Easter Week is Coming Fast: In just over a month we will be celebrating Easter week. This year we are going to have three services:
Wednesday Night – a combined Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday meal/worship service at 7pm.
Good Friday – a 7pm Tenebrae service where we descend into darkness through the 7 stations of the cross.
Easter Morning – Christ is Risen! 10:30am worship service Please put these 3 services on your calendar and plan to attend. They will each be unique and deeply meaningful.

5 Transportation Needed – We have several long-term members who are in need of a lift to church. Jo Traugh is in particular need at this time. Both Dottie Alsman and Grace Holbrook need a ride from time to time. Please prayerfully consider signing up. We are looking for people willing to drive particularly to church and church events. Let us know if you would be willing to be part of a rotation of people for periodic assistance. Contact Linda Miller at or 503-699-8628.

6 Adult Sunday School – Jan 28 – R is for Revelation. Feb 4 – S is for Salvation. Come join us at 9am in the Fireside Room. For previews of each week’s class, be sure to check our website We hope you will come and be a part of the discussion. Email Pastor Bo with any questions at: You can also find audio of previous lessons on the website.

7 Talk and Thought will meet on Tuesday, January 30th at 1pm in the Fireside Room. We are currently reading Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. As is our tradition, it will be read and discussed in the group. For more information, contact Linda Miller at or 503-699-8628.

8 Progressive Bible Study – The gospel of Mark has been eye opening! We are in chapter 8 already. Listen to a podcast recap each week on iTunes, Stitcher or the website. Every Wednesday night at 7pm in the Fireside Room we read the Bible with a twist. Join us and explore the gospel of Mark through a 21st century lens. It might look very different than it did before.

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

Thank you to all those who have volunteered for this Sunday’s worship service:
Ushers: John Chilgren
Coffee: Will & Rose Mitchell

Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:
Feb 10th Trustees Sponsored Work Party
Feb 11th Scrip Sunday
Feb 11th Second Sunday Spiritual Practices
Feb 20th Pub Chat

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