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Good News from Green Valley United Methodist Church
Our Website: http://gvumc.org
2200 Robindale Rd, Henderson, NV 89074
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(702) 454 - 7989


Office Updates!

The GVUMC Office can be contacted between these hours:
Monday 9am - 1pm
Tuesday 9am - 1pm
Thursday 9am - 1pm
Friday 9am - 1pm

Phone: (702) 454-7989
Email: greenvalleychurch@gvumc.org


Email Addresses

For quick reference and to stay in contact, should you need any questions answered or to voice concerns, please choose the contact you'd like to email:

Pastor

Music Ministry

Youth Ministry

Communications

Looking Forward

We are taking the steps necessary to worship in our Courtyard!

All Saints Sunday is November 1st, We will be remembering Friends and Members who have passed away this past year. During worship  I (Pastor Mary) will be lighting candles in memory of them. I encourage each household to have candles to light in your home as we begin worship that morning. 


Flower Arrangements

Flower arrangements have returned to our worship services. The cost to sponsor Altar Flowers remains $40 per arrangement.

To order an arrangement, email Ryan at communications@gvumc.org by Monday
(please feel free to order in advance if you wish).
Then, the requested flowers can be included in Sunday services. Remember, please include your name with the request as well as any dedication message you wish to make in sponsoring these flowers.
There is a two-per-week limit on floral arrangements.

Please, send payment to the church office at 2200 Robindale, Henderson, NV 89074 or give online and designate "Flowers - Altar". The Worship Committee is thankful that there is a way to include flowers for our weekly service. Questions or suggestions regarding the committee's effort to include flowers in services should be sent to Flower Co-ordinator Greg Graessley, stuntskip@att.net.


Morning Prayer Class

We want to invite you all, each weekday and Saturday morning @ 7:30 am to join Ash for a time of contemplative prayer to start our day.

It will mostly be centering prayer, but at times I will provide guided meditations or lectio divina (praying scripture). Every time we begin centering prayer, we are giving God permission to work within us, for that matter we are asking/praying for God to work within us. 
The idea of centering prayer is to clear our minds such that God can work. I like the description of a chalk or dry erase board. If they are already filled with our writing or doodles it is very difficult for someone else to write on it and for their writing to make sense unless we erase it first. So centering prayer is about giving our minds over to the Spirit such that we can take up the mind of Christ
(1 Corinthians 2:16) and life as our true self which is hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3). Jesus implores us in many ways to die to self (Luke 9:23) and to pick up our cross and follow him
(Luke 14:27). He tells us, if a grain of wheat (metaphor for ego in this case) does not fall to the ground and die it simply remains a seed, but when it falls and dies it bears much fruit (John 12:24).

The more we practice centering prayer the more we are practicing setting aside our egos, reaching deeper within to seek who we truly are in God and God in us. This is an opportunity to begin a spiritual growth journey, and I pray you will join me on my Facebook page (facebook.com/cashleydotson) each morning except Sunday.
We will begin Monday, October 12, and it will be no longer than a half hour.


Zoom Meet and Greet with Pastor Mary

To sign up for Zoom 'Meet and Greet' with Pastor Mary please email greenvalleychurch@gvumc.org
Each meeting will be limited to 10 people.
Beginning this coming Sunday at 11am.


New Member Zoom Meeting

Are you interested in becoming a member of GVUMC?
New member Zoom meeting with Pastor Mary will be held November 8th at 11am

Please contact the church office to receive meeting information

Ph: 702-454-7989
Email: greenvalleychurch@gvumc.org

Women of Spirit

Please join us via Zoom, Wednesday mornings at 9AM!

New members welcome!

Please contact Linda Eads for welcome information at Lreewe@aol.com

Contact Elizabeth for Zoom link and  other questions.
702-239-7182 or Elizabeth.deyoung@outlook.com.


 

 

Thursday, October 8, 2020


Latest Update from Bishop Bob 
All church campuses will be closed to all activities
Until Further Notice!

Click HERE to read the full announcement made on
August 19, 2020!


What Belongs to God?


This week's gospel story may be familiar to you. In years past I know that some pastors would hand out coins to folks to help them remember the story of Jesus not falling into the Pharisees’ trap. This Sunday we will consider what belongs to God and how our lives are to reflect that you and I have been created in God's image. I look forward to worshiping with you. 


Memorial for Jerry Arbogast

The Memorial service for Jerry Arbogast was live streamed on our Facebook Page this past Saturday.

Click HERE to watch the replay

Remember you do NOT need a Facebook account to watch our Live Streams or Replays

No Online Sunday School for Children this week
This Week's Scripture Verse

Matthew 22:15-22
Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?” But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites Show me the coin used for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. Then he said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title? They answered, “The emperor’s.” Then he said to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s. When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away. 

Cheryl Johnston's Resignation
Dear Congregation,

Last Monday evening the Staff Parish Relations Committee accepted Cheryl Johnston's letter of resignation.

We are grateful for Cheryl's 13 years of service with us and wish her well.

If you would like to donate money toward our appreciation gift for Cheryl please send your donation to the church office 
Thank you

Rev Mary F. Dotson

Advent Class Coming!

WORSHIP FULLY, SPEND LESS, GIVE MORE, LOVE ALL.
Are you tired of how consumerism has stolen the soul of Christmas? This year, take a stand! Join the groundswell of Christ-followers who are choosing to make Christmas what it should be - a joyous celebration of Jesus' birth that enriches our hearts and the world around us, not a retail circus that depletes our pocketbooks and defeats our spirits. Find out how to have a Christmas worth remembering. Christmas can still change the world when you, like Jesus, give what matters most - your presence.

Peggy Corcovelos will be leading a four week class beginning November 29, 2020. The class will be based on the the book "The Advent Conspiracy." You can contact Peggy directly to register for this enlightening and life changing study at peggycorcovelos@yahoo.com.


Sunday, October 18, 10:00am

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Please join us via Live-Stream for our worship experience. 

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try the direct link here:
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If you are still having problems using this newsletter, please go to our website: WWW.GVUMC.ORG

(You should be able to join the Live-Stream approximately 10 minutes before 10am to give you time to work out any issues.
You will see welcome and announcement slides prior to the actual start of the Live-Stream).


Tithes, Offerings, or Pledges, 
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Or go the website for more options to continue your offerings. www.gvumc.org


Online Memorial Page

Losing a member of our church family is always difficult, but during the current pandemic and time of separation it has become harder to share our grief, share stories and celebrate life as a church community.
We have created an online memorial board and we invite everyone to please share your memories, stories and/or photos of church members who have passed.

Click HERE to go to the online memorial board 

We hope this online memorial board will help bring us together as a community and not only share our grief, but help celebrate the life of the members who have been a vital part of the GVUMC community.


Visitation Ministry

Although we cannot visit in person, please let the church office know if you or a family member are in the hospital so we on the visitation team can uplift you in prayer as well as visit by phone.
We on the visitation team also reach out to those who feel isolated at home, in assisted living, or in nursing homes.

Call the church office or Lynn Dunn at 702-435-1662 so we are aware of who would like visited by phone calls until we can meet in person.



If any committee or group would like to make an announcement to everyone who receives this newsletter, please email ANNOUNCEMENT PLEASE no later than Tuesday evenings. 


Support for Parents with Addicted Children

Loving a child that struggles with addiction or alcoholism is one of the most painful experiences a person can have. It doesn’t matter what age your child is, the sorrow that comes from shattered dreams and the shame born from the endless string of problems can be just as devastating mentally, physically and financially for the family – as it is for the person suffering with substance abuse. As the parent of two adults battling against the insidious nature of this problem, I’ve learned some things along the way. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned that has allowed me to untangle myself from their web of chaos was accepting that I am me and they are them. Being able to stop and ask myself, “Who caused the problem?” and “Who’s responsibility is it to fix the problem?” has helped lift the fog of confusion that settles in because someone is my beloved family member and I have a higher sense of obligation. Returning the responsibility of my adult children’s lives back to them has required a tremendous amount of faith and courage. I’ve had to bolster my relationship with God and trust that he is the ultimate parent with everyone’s well-being at heart, and over time I’ve learned that his solutions are far more creative than my own. I’ve only had to step aside and let him do the work. I do what’s possible, he does the impossible. My greatest blessing has been that regardless of whether my kids are in a period of sobriety or not, we love and respect each other. We haven’t always been this way, but my desire for them to know that they are loved under any and all circumstances has been extremely powerful. Shame, blame and fault finding were tearing us apart and pitting us against each other in a way that allowed the disease of substance abuse to steal the one thing that can solve all problems, unconditional love. I trust that my kids make the decisions that they feel are best for them, the same way I make my own decisions. I may not always like those choices, but I have to extend the grace and dignity to allow lessons to be learned. Lastly, hope is a four-letter word we all need to use. Life is a journey of good times and of hardships. I no longer have pity for anyone because I know it’s just a personal judgement that someone isn’t as blessed as I am. When I felt sorry for my kids, they felt sorry for themselves and we all believed in their weakness. They would hold pity up as a shield for their inability to move forward in a positive way. God made us all exactly the way we are supposed to be, there is no need to feel bad about that

Support is available, please contact Green Valley Parents Al-Anon Family Group for information about meetings - gvpafg@gmail.com.



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