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Thursday, June 10, 2021


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Guest Message from Dr. Paul Hewitt This Week!

Please Join Us For Worship This Sunday!
8:30am and 11:00am

Both Services will be live streamed - go to for the link

(Posted 10 minutes before the service begins!)

This Week's Scripture Verse

Mark 1:16-20
Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.

COVID Restrictions Update - May 27th!

Masks are now optional for those who are fully vaccinated!

Other COVID-19 Protocols still in place!
Please click HERE for more information

Update from Pastor Mary - June 3, 2021

Hi Friends,

It's been such a blessing to worship in person with many of you! Now that we are back in person and many of our COVID restrictions have been lifted some of you are asking about our children's ministry, choir, etc.

We will be making a formal announcement soon, but let me share that Megan Gilley will begin
July 1 to direct our Children's Ministry. We will build back our program slowly beginning with a Children's Worship time after the Time at the Steps. This will be an informal time of learning in conjunction with that day's sermon. You will be hearing more from Megan soon.

Lindsay has great plans for the choir and will give you those details as well.

In the meantime, let me say that I am grateful for the support I have received from our Church leadership during this past year. I am grateful for our new staff,  Dr. Lindsay Whelan and Moises Sol. Their part in our worship services has impacted my faith as I am sure it has yours. 

And I am thankful for each of you. In many ways I feel like I am just getting to know you
and I am thankful that you have been patient as I learn your names.
God is indeed doing new things among us and through us. 

Because of Jesus,
Pastor Mary

Please Keep In Your Prayers

The 2021 Annual Conference will be this week Friday - Sunday.
Please keep Pastor Mary and Lay Members Shaily Rivera, Robin Collins and Mel Jameson in your prayers as they meet with District leaders, other Pastors and Lay Members of our District.

Also note that Pastor Mary will be on vacation from June 14 through June 20.

Looking for Ways to Serve at GVUMC?

We are looking for volunteers in various areas of ministry.

Sticker Removal
All the vinyl lettering with the old worship times on the windows around the church campus need to be removed. This can be done with a window scraper tool. Not a particularly strenuous job but there are many to remove!

Hospitality Volunteers
We need a cadre of folks (men and women - families too)
to welcome folks as they arrive for worship.
Welcome Desk attendees
Fellowship Coffee Coordinator

Do you enjoy the Holy Scriptures? Have a willingness to prepare and then share the readings to the congregation? We are adding folks to our list of liturgists for the coming season.

Help guide people to their seat during worship hours and help with monthly communion.

PowerPoint Operators
Are you interested in changing the slides in our presentation during our worship hours? Help to keep the hymn lyrics moving and share the scripture text as it is read!
No experience is necessary, just have a working button pushing finger!

We are looking for anyone interested in running the sound board during worship and also assisting and learning about operating the live stream. No experience is required!
Just a willingness to learn!

If you are interested in serving in any of the ways listed above, or have another gift you would like to share that may be a blessing, please email
or call the church office: 702-454-7989.

Free Brass Band Concert

This Sunday!
June 13th at the East Flamingo Library (a block off of Maryland Parkway), at 2 PM.
Something to do in a cool air conditioned concert hall on a hot Summer afternoon.
You will be happy you came!

Friends In The Desert Update

The number of volunteers working for GVUMC's Friends in the Desert team
at St. Timothy's Church are now able to be increased!

Friends in the Desert is a ministry that helps feed the homeless and working poor in the city of Henderson. GVUMC has been involved with this ministry for over ten years. Through this ministry, home cooked meals are brought to St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in downtown Henderson, and as many as 60 to 80 people of all ages (including children) are served by GV volunteers once a week, four times a month. 

If you would like to volunteer preparing meals please contact Betty Kaminski: 702-712-9545

Update on the Mortgage Refinance:

Praise our God!

I am very happy to announce that our prayers have been answered
and we have been approved for our mortgage refinance. We have been very blessed!
Please continue to keep our finances in your prayers, and we should be refinanced by July 1, 2021 with Christian Community Credit Union.

In His Name,

Wanda Shumar

Women of Spirit


Meetings are Wednesday mornings at 9 AM until approximately 10:30 AM.

New members always welcome!

Please contact Laura Puckett for book/class information at
Contact Linda Eads for welcome info:

Any other questions contact Elizabeth DeYoung at


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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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