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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 Address Updates


Please note the following changes to Email Addresses

Pastor: pastor@gvumc.org
(was - leadpastor@gvumc.org)

Heather Scobie: music@gvumc.org
(was - heather@gvumc.org)

Karin Salzman: kidmin@gvumc.org
(was - karin@gvumc.org)

Megan Gilley: youthmin@gvumc.org
(was - youth@gvumc.org)



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

Children's Ministry

Youth Ministry

Communications

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 kidmin@gvumc.org for more information or to volunteer to help.


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
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.


Zoom Sunday School

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


Blood Drive Wrap Up

The Red Cross blood drive held at our church met its goal of 30 units collected. Special thanks go to all those who came to donate - both church members and individuals from the community. Your prayers for a successful blood drive were appreciated and led to its success.



Clickable link HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtdu-rpzMqGtINDoA36Svl2ZzntqaIYDmr


Battle Born Kids and Battle Born Teens

Battle Born Kids and Battle Born Teens are recreation programs that support distance learning. The programs incorporate daily activities that may include games, crafts, sports, and movies.
Participants are assigned to groups that will ensure social distancing is maintained throughout activities.

Monday-Friday ▪ 7am-6pm
Battle Born Kids – ages 5-12
Battle Born Teens – ages 10-14

Registration
$20 per child per day. No sibling discounts are available. Financial assistance is available. 
Locations
Black Mountain Recreation Center
Henderson Multigenerational Center 
Silver Springs Recreation Center 
Valley View Recreation Center
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center
All registration and participation is subject to space availability. Register online by midnight the day before you wish to attend. Day-of, in-person registration accepted pending space availability. 

Nevada Day (10/30) and Veterans Day (11/11) held only at HMGC.
Winter Break held only at HMGC and WRRC. No program December 24 and 25 and January 1. 


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.

 

Thursday, October 1, 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!


World Communion Sunday!


It's World Communion Sunday and we have put together our biggest online worship service yet!

During this special service we have…
-The GVUMC Chancel Choir Singing an Anthem!
-Six Liturgist Representing Six Countries
-Special Music from our Worship Team
-Lots of Drums and Percussion (🙃)
-The Lord’s Supper

I'm quite excited about worship this Sunday!
 It's World Communion Sunday and we have some special things planned to help us open our hearts and minds as we celebrate that we are a part of a global community. During these chaotic months it may have been easy for us to wonder if God is present. I am praying that Sunday's worship will help to boost your faith that God is indeed walking with us - Pastor Mary.


Important Message
Last week we learned that Karin Salzman will be completing her time as GVUMC Children's Director. Karin has been with us for almost 10 years. As many of you know Karin has been influential in helping our children grow in their faith through Sunday School, Pioneer Club, VBS and many other church activities. 

We want to send Karin off with our blessing as she begins her new job. If you would like to be a part of our collective church gift please send or bring in your money to the church office by next Wednesday at 1:00. Or give online - noting that your gift is for Karin's good bye gift. 

In addition, it would be wonderful if you send a card or note for us to give Karin. Share a picture, a special memory your child has of their time with Ms Karin and any words of encouragement.

Thank you,
Eric Johnson, SPRC Chair
Rev Mary Dotson, Pastor

This Week's Scripture Verse

Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff—they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.

Church Council Highlights

Church Council met on September 28th, 2020.
 
Highlights from the meeting:
  • The Finance Committee is in the process of refinancing the Church's mortgage loan.
  • Council members expressed gratitude to the Sunday Worship Team's hard work and efforts in creating the worship service.
  • The Church facility has been approved to be used as a CCSD student study location for students in Kinder through 14 years of age.
  • The GVUMC's Charge Conference for leadership members has been scheduled for November 18th at 6:00 pm via Zoom.  
  • An All Church Meeting will be held after the Charge Conference, date and location to be determined.
    Details will be listed in the Church newsletter.
Shaily Rivera - Church Council Chair

Spiritual Development Class Update!

Our three teachers and many students have been very the past few weeks studying and growing in their faith!Above is a picture from the class Faith and Doubt - John's Gospel 
taught by Ash Dotson

Communion Offering

World Communion Sunday offers congregations a distinctive opportunity to experience Holy Communion in the context of the global community of faith. The first Sunday of October has become a time when Christians in every culture break bread and pour the cup to remember and affirm Christ as the Head of the Church. On that day, they remember that they are part of the whole body of believers. Whether shared in a grand cathedral, a mud hut, outside on a hilltop, in a meetinghouse, or in a storefront, Christians celebrate the communion liturgy in as many ways as there are congregations. World Communion Sunday can be both a profound worship experience and a time for learning more about our wider community of faith.

The Communion Offering this month will go straight to the United Methodist International Scholarship fund to support young adults around the world who are seeking to further their education.
These funds are then administered by the General Boards' of Higher Education and Ministry and Global Ministries.


Sunday, October 4, 10:00am

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 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, 
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.



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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