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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
Wednesday Office Closed
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

Youth Ministry

Communications


Angel Tree
LAST DAY TO SIGN UP!

Linda Reynolds will be in the church parking lot THIS SUNDAY from 10:30am - 11am
to collect gifts, take sign up's and answer any questions!



Virtual Angel Tree is up now at: www.gvumc.org/angeltree

Each year, prisoners complete applications through their prison chaplain’s registry for their children to be included in Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree program. Thanks to the Angel Tree program, children receive Christmas presents from their incarcerated parents. Last year over 600,000 children from across the country received gifts from their incarcerated parents thanks to volunteers.  Along with the gifts, each child receives an age-appropriate booklet with a clear Gospel message inside.
Green Valley UMC will  be participating in Angel Tree again this year. 

The virtual tree will be set up on the website from November 1 through November 29.  We will be sponsoring 77 children. Each child will have two ornaments - one listing a clothing item, the other with their wish for a toy or other “fun” item.  You will have the opportunity to select one of the virtual angels and purchase the requested gift. We are asking that you spend no more than $25. The gifts need to be returned to the church by Sunday, December 13 or earlier so they can be delivered to the children on Saturday, Dec. 19 and Sunday, Dec. 20. Gifts are given in the name of the parent in prison, but with the understanding that this was made possible through Angel Tree and Green Valley UMC.
This is a great way for us to help families in our local community.

For more information call Linda Reynolds at 702-458-1681
or reynoldslindak@gmail.com 


Charge Conference

Our yearly meeting with our District Superintendent will be Wednesday December 2 at 6:00 pm 

This will be a Charge Conference with the church council as the voting body. Of course, all members are welcome to attend. Because of the uncertainty of the COVID virus activity the annual meeting is reduced to the Charge Conference in order for it to be practical on ZOOM.
If you are a member and interested in attending, please let the church office know so we can send you a ZOOM invitation.


Eviction Support

Evictions have commenced in Clark County with a vengeance. I counted over 40 filed by one lawyer alone since November 1, 2020.
If you or a friend or family member have been served with an eviction notice (Pay or Quit), filing the CDC Declaration may help prevent the eviction. A copy is attached. Make sure to READ the Declaration. File it with the relevant court. Keeping it on your phone to show the judge will not help you. If you require legal assistance
Bonanza Legal Group can assist for a reasonable legal fee.
Ph: 702 405-1576.

Hopelink of Southern Nevada may help you with your housing needs if you have already been evicted. https://link2hope.org/

The CDC Declaration is available HERE.

Gayle Nathan, Esq.
Managing Attorney for Bonanza Legal


Did You See Story Time Last Night?

 Last night Ms. Tracy
read I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson

Click HERE to watch the replay


Stephen Ministry - Quiz Wrap Up

The final week of our surveys on getting to know all about Stephen Ministry!
Wrap Up: Overall Comments
Click HERE to learn more about Stephen Ministry

Please contact Deborah Newhardt with any questions:
deborah.newhardt@gmail.com


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 Road, 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 Coordinator Greg Graessley, stuntskip@att.net.


Thursday, November 26, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving!


Latest Update from Bishop Bob.
Newsletter: E-Lumination

Click HERE to read the newsletter posted November 16, 2020.


IMPORTANT UPDATE:
GVUMC Friends,
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,
Pastor Mary


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.

www.gvumc.org
This Week's Scripture Verse

Isaiah 64:1-9
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 greenvalleychurch@gvumc.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 justlauranow@gmail.com for book order and class information.

New members always welcome. Contact Linda Eads for welcome info at lreewe@aol.com

All other questions contact Elizabeth DeYoung at Elizabeth.deyoung@outlook.com



Sunday, November 29, 9:30am

Click the
LIVE-STREAM BUTTON
ABOVE


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

If you experience problems,
try the direct link here:
http://www.facebook.com/gvumc
or ty
pe 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.


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 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. 



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