Thursday, February 11, 2021
Moved to Compassion
This Week's Scripture Verse
A leper came to him, begging on his knees, “If you want to, you can cleanse me.” Deeply moved, Jesus put out his hand, touched him, and said, “I want to be clean.” Then and there the leprosy was gone, his skin smooth and healthy. Jesus dismissed him with strict orders: “Say nothing to anyone. Take the offering for cleansing that Moses prescribed and present yourself to the priest. This will validate your healing to the people.” But as soon as the man was out of earshot, he told everyone he met what had happened, spreading the news all over town.
So Jesus kept to out-of-the-way places, no longer able to move freely in and out of the city.
But people found him, and came from all over.
Lent Season begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17th
We will be providing three opportunities to assist in beginning this meaningful season.
Prayer Labyrinth available in the Fellowship Hall 9:30 am - 7:00pm
Contact Ash Dotson at Cashleydotson@gmail.com to sign up (COVID Safe experience)
Ash Wednesday Meditation at 7:00 pm
with Pastor Mary, Ash and Lindsay
and meditative dance by Tabitha Burton
Online via Facebook or our Web page
with a Daily Devotional and an ashen cross imposed on a burlap heart (available in church office)
Church Council Update
The Church Council met via Zoom on January 26, 2021. Council opened with prayer and a devotion. Council reviewed its purpose then members and visitors shared their thoughts on one aspect of Green Valley United Methodist Church that calls them to the church.
Members presented their committee reports, and Council approved the 2021 budget presented by the Finance Committee.
The members of the Church Council are: Robin Collins, Mel Jameson, Eric Johnson, Jill Moser, Troy Moser, Joe Peczi, Shaily Rivera, Mike Shalmy, Mark Shumar, and Wanda Shumar.
Marie Riska serves as Church Council Secretary
and Kelly Burton is serving as Council chair this year.
Kelly can be reached at email@example.com if you have any questions, concerns,
or matters for Church Council.
Click HERE to view the full list of the 2021 GVUMC Leaders
Women of Spirit Mission Wrap Up
Praise the lord for a wonderful turnout at the collections for SAFE House Tuesday. We filled 2 vehicles! Thank you to all who attended and let’s keep SAFE House and their residents in our prayers.
Below is a picture of collections for safe house
The next class session starts February 17th.
Please contact Laura Puckett for book/class information. Justlauranow@gmail.com
Join us via zoom Wednesday mornings at 9:00am.
New members are always welcome.Contact Linda Eads at Lreewe@aol.com for welcome information or roster.
All other questions contact Elizabeth DeYoung at Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org
A Lenten study taught by Charlotte Ashworth based on the book:
"A World Worth Saving" by George Hovaness Donigian.
George Donigian guides you to grow in your prayer life by praying about daily news reports, discovering the needs around you, and responding with love and compassion.
You will discover ways to: serve others, feed the hungry, seek justice and fight injustice, offer healing, and extend friendship
The author's conversational style and use of well-known hymn texts will engage you in this energizing Lenten study. You'll discover how you can be the hands of Christ in the world. See Lent as your opportunity to become involved in acts of mercy and compassion.God thinks the world is worth saving. When we are close to God, we too will want to save the world.
Class Length: Wednesdays, Feb 24 - March 31, 6:30-8:00, on Zoom
The Book can be purchased on Amazon ($5.64 paperback) or The Upper Room.
To Register, email Charlotte Ashworth - email@example.com
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
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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