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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 Reminder

Gifts Must Be Returned by This Sunday!
(December 13th)

Linda Reynolds will be in the church parking lot on Sunday from 10:30am – 11am today to collect any gifts that still need to be returned.

If you are interested in helping to deliver gifts on December 19th, please contact Linda Reynolds
Ph: 702-458-1681
Email: reynoldslindak@gmail.com

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to the Angel Tree Mission this year.


Take Home Communion

The Stephen Ministry team have take home communion packets available!
The packets have been blessed by Pastor Mary and contain juice, a gluten free wafer, a prayer card and a candle.
Please stop by the church office if you would like one, or if you would like a packet delivered, please contact the church office and someone on the Stephen ministry team will arrange to have them delivered to you.

Office Contact Information:
Ph: 702-454-7989
Email: greenvalleychurch@gvumc.org


Adult Spiritual Development

Have you read a really good book lately and thought: "I really want to share this with others?" Have you ever wanted to dig deeper into Scripture and share what you are finding with others? Do you like to read the Bible and share your faith walk with others? Then, your church needs you! We are looking for people who can help teach/lead/share with others through an adult education class. Spiritual development comes through learning new things and really examining our faith. If you would be interested in leading a book discussion or teaching an adult Bible study, the Church and your brothers and sisters in Christ need you. You don't have to be an accomplished or highly experienced teacher, you just need a desire to share your faith and guide others. Right now we have a few classes lined up for the Spring, but we need many, many more. The class you may want to teach can run for only a few weeks up to several months. The choice would be yours.  If you would be willing to help out please contact Paul Hewitt at paul.hewitt04@yahoo.com  to iron out the details and set up a schedule of classes.


Job Openings

Children's Ministry Director - Part-time
 
Director of Music - Part time 

Worship and Choir Accompanist 

Email your interest along with a resume to pastor@gvumc.org


Did You See Story Time Last Night?

 Last night Ms. Kelly
read Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer

Click HERE to watch the replay


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.


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.


Thursday, December 10, 2020


Latest Update from Bishop Bob.
Newsletter: E-Lumination

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


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:
pastor@gvumc.org or maryfdotson@gmail.com


Got Joy?


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.

www.gvumc.org
This Week's Scripture Verse

Luke 1:46-55
"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."

Looking Forward

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
Passcode: 4RGsNx

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 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.


Sunday, December 13, 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



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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