Thursday, November 26, 2020
Latest Update from Bishop Bob.
In light of our governor's directive we will not be meeting in person in the coming weeks.
In addition, all small group meetings - committees and others will not be able to meet.
If you have any questions please leave a messag
for Ryan or myself and we will return your call.
Grace and Peace,
Hope in a Hopeless World
Advent begins this Sunday - Shaily Rivera, our current Church Council Chair, along with her family will light the first candle, the Candle of Hope.
We will hear the longings of the Hebrew people for a savior and consider our own hopes and longings. I pray that during the Advent season we participate in what God is doing among us and that we are intentional about keeping the hope of Christ's love alive in our hearts.
New Sunday Service Time!
Live Stream service begins at 9:30am Sundays!
Stream starts 15 minutes before start time.
Link is available on our website once stream starts.
This Week's Scripture Verse
Oh, that you would rip open the heavens and descend, make the mountains shudder at your presence — As when a forest catches fire, as when fire makes a pot to boil — To shock your enemies into facing you, make the nations shake in their boots! You did terrible things we never expected, descended and made the mountains shudder at your presence. Since before time began no one has ever imagined, No ear heard, no eye seen, a God like you who works for those who wait for him. You meet those who happily do what is right, who keep a good memory of the way you work. But how angry you’ve been with us! We’ve sinned and kept at it so long! Is there any hope for us? Can we be saved? We’re all sin-infected, sin-contaminated. Our best efforts are grease-stained rags. We dry up like autumn leaves— sin-dried, we’re blown off by the wind. No one prays to you or makes the effort to reach out to you Because you’ve turned away from us, left us to stew in our sins. Still, God, you are our Father. We’re the clay and you’re our potter: All of us are what you made us. Don’t be too angry with us, O God. Don’t keep a permanent account of wrongdoing. Keep in mind, please, we are your people—all of us.
GVUMC Children's Ministries
Our new way to share a bit of Christ's love from your GVUMC family to your home with your kids!
There are always plenty of take out church boxes available!
Tell your friends!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to participate in Take Home Sunday School or please stop by the church during office hours to collect a box.
Women of Spirit Updates!
Photo from WoS Zoom Meeting!
Join us via zoom, Wednesday mornings at 9 am.
New Members Always Welcome!
Please contact Laura Puckett at email@example.com for book order and class information.
New members always welcome. Contact Linda Eads for welcome info at firstname.lastname@example.org
All other questions contact Elizabeth DeYoung at Elizabeth.email@example.com
Sunday, November 29, 9:30am
Please join us via Live-Stream for our worship experience.
If you experience problems,
try the direct link here:
or type the link into your browser.
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 15 minutes before 9:30am 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,
click the photo below:
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.
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 to be 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.