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Thursday, May 6, 2021


Walking with Hope - Receiving and Sharing Love
Sixth Sunday of Easter

This Week's Scripture Verse

Gospel Reading John 15:9-17
“As the Father loved me, I too have loved you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.
I have said these things to you so that my joy will be in you and your joy will be complete.
This is my commandment: love each other just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than to give up one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.
I don’t call you servants any longer, because servants don’t know what their master is doing.
Instead, I call you friends, because everything I heard from my Father I have made known to you.
You didn’t choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you could go and produce fruit and so that your fruit could last. As a result, whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give you. I give you these commandments so that you can love each other.

Indoor Worship This Sunday - May 9th

Please Sign Up Each Week!

Sign ups will be required to ensure room capacity is kept to numbers required by the conference (25% of room capacity -
approximately 100 people).

Please click HERE for more information and register

Services will be at 8:30am and 11:00am
An Adult Sunday School Class will be held at 9:30am
announcement lower in the newsletter for more class information)

Watch the replay of Instagram Sunday School

Joyful Bells Rehearsals

The Joyful Bells have begun weekly rehearsals on Thursdays at 7pm-8pm in the Sanctuary!

All are welcome to join!
There is no experience needed, only the desire to learn and play bells!

If you are interested in joining or would like more information please email our music director Lindsay at or call the church office.

NCG - Rental Assistance Update

This past Sunday, I was at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church with Nevadans for the Common Good (NCG) This church is in a low-income area in North Las Vegas and we were there to talk about rental assistance. There are 6 Masses, 4 in Spanish and 2 in English. At the end of the mass the congregation was informed that we were outside and were available for help. Also, on this Sunday, the church was having a rummage sale, a food festival of authentic food from Mexico and the Philippines (I bought both) and music. 

There were some concerns of course, but what I saw was people with hope. Pastor Mary has been talking to us about hope and there is nothing more powerful than to see God’s people living out this hope.

 NCG will continue to meet with Clark County staff and the County Commissioners to keep this issue in their sight. 

Please continue to pray.

Thank you,


Nevadans for the Common Good
Regional House Meeting Campaign – Spring 2021

You are invited to join neighbors from your community and throughout the Valley for NCG’s Regional House Meetings Online. We will:

• Build relationships across different groups;
• Share the social and economic pressures facing you and the people you care about;
• Begin building a strategy to respond to the issues impacting our families and community.

Please feel free to attend one or all of the gatherings.
Register in advance and a link will be sent for the meeting.

Click HERE to download the meeting schedule and links

Women of Spirit - May Mission


Mark Your Calendar Everyone!

Women of Sprit will be collecting items for lullaby connection on Tuesday, May 11th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the church parking lot.
Items most needed right now are: baby clothes 0 to 12 months, diapers, baby wash, shampoo, wipes, and bottles, hand sanitizer, formula and baby board books.

We also will accept toiletries for Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth,
and pop tabs for Ronald McDonals house.
Email Peggy Moore with any questions at

For Women of Spirit rosters or new member info please contact Linda Eads at
All other questions contact Elizabeth DeYoung at

Refinance of the Church Mortgage:

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I kindly ask you place our church in your prayers over the next several weeks. We are in the process of refinancing our mortgage and although it looks good, until the process is completed nothing is for certain. To give you an update of how beneficial the refinance is to our finances.

**We currently owe for an additional 18 years. With the refinance it will drop to 15 years.
**We will save more than $5,000 per month in payment which equates to $60,000+ annually.
**We currently pay an additional Interest Swap fee every quarter; new loan - no fee.
Savings of thousands annually.
**Interest rate will be cut in half.
**This loan is amortized over 15 years and payable over 15 years. 
**We won't be in the position to have to redo the loan every 10 years. 

We are applying thru Christian Community Credit Union and they specialize in church loans. Our loan officer has given us the thumbs up, now we just have to get to the other side.  If you have any questions kindly call your Church Treasurer, Wanda Shumar at 702-525-1734 or email her at

Thank you and God Bless GVUMC!

New Member Class
Several folks are interested in becoming members of Green Valley UMC
If you are also interested please email your interest to Pastor Mary at

Book Review:
A Living Gospel: Reading God’s Story in Holy Lives Chapter 4

United Methodist Women is an organization
of the mission oriented group of women in the United Methodist Church.

Click HERE to view this week's UMW Prayer Calendar
(May 9 - May 14)

Email Addresses
Youth Ministry

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

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