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Important Office Updates!

Pastor Mary will be on vacation from September 14th - 27th.

For emergency pastoral care needs, please call:
Terri Hubbard: 715-490-0547 (14th-23rd)
Jungrea Chung: 845-548-5053 (23rd-27th)

Also, you can contact the GVUMC Office between these hours:
Monday 9am - 1pm
Tuesday 9am - 1pm
Thursday 9am - 1pm
Friday 9am - 1pm

Phone: (702) 454-7989

Email Address Updates

Please note the following changes to Email Addresses

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Heather Scobie:
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Karin Salzman:
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Megan Gilley:
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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:


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Please Keep In Your Prayers

Pro Football player Gale Sayers passed away on September 23rd at the age of 77. Gale often spent winters in Henderson, NV and would worship with us at GVUMC.
Gale to this day is still the youngest ever inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Please keep his with Ardythe and his family in your prayers.

Click HERE to read the New York Times Article on Gale Sayers.

Blessing of the Animals

October 4th is
St. Francis Day!

Bring your dogs, cats, ferrets, birds, and guinea pigs to GVUMC on October 4th at 4 pm. Park in every other space in the parking lot and wear your masks. Pastor Mary will come to each space and bless your pets. 
We hope to see you and your furry, feathered or scaly friends there!

Contact Karin Salzman at for more information or to volunteer to help.

Church Council

The next Church Council meeting will be September 28th at 6:00pm.  If you would like to attend, please contact the church office in order to get the zoom information emailed to you.

Ph: 702-454-7989

New Member Zoom Meeting

Are you interested in becoming a member of GVUMC? Please leave your name and contact information with the church office and you will be contacted with meeting information.

Ph: 702-454-7989

Story Time with Ms. Karin Is Back!

If you missed Ms. Karin reading
Those Darn Squirrels Fly South you can still watch the replay

Click HERE to watch the replay!

You can watch LIVE each Wednesday at 7pm on our Facebook Page!

Women of Spirit

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

New members welcome!

Please contact Linda Eads for welcome information at

Contact Elizabeth for Zoom link and  other questions.
702-239-7182 or

Zoom Sunday School

Join Ms. Karin on Sunday mornings right after church at 11am for fun games,
Bible lessons, songs, and friends!
Email for the Zoom link!

Blood Drive Friday!

Please pray that that those who come to donate to our Red Cross blood drive will be healthy and will qualify to give “the gift of life.”

Thursday, September 24, 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!

Wesley and 'The Use of Money'

This week we welcome back Dr. Paul Hewitt to share a message while Pastor Mary is on her second week of vacation. Paul shares some highlights from Wesley's sermon and outlines the three rules of money. The music team performs one of the groups favorite pieces and Cheryl blesses us with a very special duet Prelude this week!

We can't wait to see you all online this Sunday for worship!

This Week's Scripture Verse

Luke 16:1-18
Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.’ 
“The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I’m not strong enough to dig, and I’m ashamed to beg— I know what I’ll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.’ “So he called in each one of his master’s debtors. He asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ “‘Nine hundred gallons of olive oil,’ he replied.“The manager told him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred and fifty.’ “Then he asked the second, ‘And how much do you owe?’ “‘A thousand bushels of wheat,’ he replied.“He told him, ‘Take your bill and make it eight hundred.’ “The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light. I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings. “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own? “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus. He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.

Finance Update

Hello Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I wanted to give you an update on the appraisal.  Both Troy Moser and I met by phone with the bank National Regional Manager from Bank of the West.  I pleaded our case and gave several reasons to mitigate a reason to not have an appraisal.  The appraisal is not a federal policy, nor is it a policy by the entity that oversees the bank.  It is simply their bank policy and they absolutely will not budge on getting an appraisal.  I felt there were many reasons why a simple "Site Visit" by one of their officers would not suffice.  They were willing to do a limited drive-by appraisal, however they were going to charge us the same as a full blown appraisal.  Therefore we opted to do a full blown appraisal at a cost of $4,200.00.  The appraiser visited our church on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 and walked the property with Duane Smith, Chair of Trustees.  We should have the results within 2 weeks.  I did place the bank on notice that we are working hard to get our finances in a position to refinance and I plan to apply to refinance right after the first of the year; and it would not be with their bank.  I told them I was not angry, however I was not happy and they were taking advantage of the pandemic and Nevada churches being closed.  With a full blown appraisal, we should be able to use it to refinance and that appraisal is good for 6 months.  If for some reason we go beyond the 6 months, we can have the same appraiser update the appraisal at a reduced amount and that is good for 1 year.  I will contact the Bank Officer from the entity we are going to refinance with and share our updated financials, the appraisal and bring him up to date of what we have done.  This will happen in early October.

With all of this said, I ask you all continue to keep our church finances in your prayers.  I have seen a very positive upswing in contributions in August and September of 2020 over the same period last year.  We discussed it at Church Finance Committee meeting last week and we may start a campaign to reduce our mortgage so we are refinancing less.  I wish you all the very best and please stay safe.
God bless!

Wanda Shumar
GVUMC Treasurer

Sunday, September 27, 10:00am

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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. 

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