Thursday, December 10, 2020
Latest Update from Bishop Bob.
IMPORTANT: Email Fraud
Once again, many people have received emails from someone claiming to be Pastor Mary, asking individuals to purchase gift cards or asking for other help.
If you receive a suspicious looking email please check the email address from where it was sent
to help check it it is genuinely from Pastor Mary.
Pastor Mary will only ever use the following two addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
This Sunday marks the Third Sunday of Advent.
The Moser Family will be lighting the candle of Joy. Troy is Chair of our Finance Committee and Jill is our Lay Leader.
In addition we will be welcoming new members into our congregation. Some day we will have a reception for them. In the meantime please be praying for Bill and Karen Czaja, Joe Lightowler, and Kim Henry as they make commitments to follow Christ through the life of our church.
Kids of all ages should enjoy Sunday's message - have your candles ready, God is ready to bless us with Joy!
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
"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever."
During the month of January Pastor Mary will be preaching a series of messages on deepening our relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church through the lens of United Methodist doctrine and teaching.
If you would like to go deeper in this study there will be classes on ZOOM. We will be exploring the book A Disciple's Path, A Guide for United Methodists by James A. Harnish.
Please let Paul Hewitt know if you are interested in joining a class
or leading one
Zoom Sunday School is Back!
Please join us for Sunday School at 11 a.m. Sundays, on Zoom.
It is geared for Youth - Grades 6-12, but all ages are welcome. We will be following the weeks of Advent through the New Year!
Meeting ID: 728 2676 6205
Women of Spirit Mission A Success!
Women of Spirit did a did a donations drive for Friends in the Desert this past Tuesday. What a pleasure it was to see so many ladies experience the joy of participating in God’s mission here on earth! How heartwarming it was to witness car after car dropping off generous amounts of much needed items for our Friends in the Desert mission!
Theresa from Friends in the Desert was thrilled to get all the donations, enough to fill two cars! She said thank you and what a blessing. A local doctor is matching all monetary gifts
so our $370 is actually $740! Wow! Praise the lord.
Many cases of water, baggies, gift cards were donated and she said laundry detergent should last a year!
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.
Sunday, December 13, 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,
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Or go the website for more options to continue your offerings. www.gvumc.org
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