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Thursday, October 14, 2021


Our Money Story: Release


This Week's Scripture Verse

Matthew 19:16-22
Another day, a man stopped Jesus and asked,
“Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”
 Jesus said, “Why do you question me about what’s good? God is the One who is good.
If you want to enter the life of God, just do what he tells you.”
 The man asked, “What in particular?” Jesus said,
“Don’t murder, don’t commit adultery, don’t steal, don’t lie,
honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as you do yourself.”
The young man said, “I’ve done all that. What’s left?”
“If you want to give it all you’ve got,”
Jesus replied, “go sell our possessions; give everything to the poor.
All your wealth will then be in heaven. Then come follow me.”
That was the last thing the young man expected to hear.
 And so, crestfallen, he walked away.
He was holding on tight to a lot of things, and he couldn’t bear to let go.

Church Website Down!

The host of our website had some major technical issues this week
and our website was reset to default!

Currently only essential links are available on the home page.

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we resolve this issue!
Weekly Scripture/Sermon Word-Search

Some at home fun for all!

Prepare yourself for the Sunday Message and test your knowledge of
the Sunday themes and scriptures!

Click HERE to download!

Thank you to Cathie Grodecki for putting this together!

Ministry Fair - This Sunday!
Between Services in the Fellowship Hall

This Sunday - October 17th GVUMC will be having a Ministry Fair
in the Fellowship Hall between church services.
If you currently chair a ministry team, group or mission and would like to have
a table at the event, please reach out to Jill Moser at
or by phone: 702-461-4102.
I would like to encourage all to stop by the Fellowship Hall to visit the tables and learn about the many different ways to utilize your time and talents serving God through the church.

For those who attend service online, Ryan and Jill will have an opportunity for you to see the ministry tables that are set up and Jill will be available during or after the event to answer any questions. Please reach out to her to talk about the areas of ministry that interest you.

NCG 2021 Fall Delegate's Assembly
Oct 21, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this zoom meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
containing information about joining the meeting.
Join us to discuss our next steps on:
- Housing
- Addiction and Recovery
- Education
- NCG Membership

Please join us for this important meeting as we lay out our steps
for the future and continue to strive for the Common Good of all Nevadans.

*Stop by the Nevadans for the Common Good table at the Ministry Fair for more information.

We are bringing back our annual Trunk or Treat event!

Saturday, October 30th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm in our church parking lot!
We are asking that you keep your theme family-oriented and
non-frightening for the smaller children. Trunk kits can be purchased at Party City
or DIY theme ideas can be found at this link: HERE

We ask that you arrive promptly at 4:30pm to set up and bring two large bags of candy for dispersing. If you purchase a bag with nuts, please have one nut-free option.
This has always been a popular community event and something we are looking forward to bringing back. While it is meant to be fun, we will be judging trunks and awarding a WINNER!
May the odds be ever in your favor!

Donations of candy for the event are welcome also! Feel free to drop off any donations to the church office, bring them to the event, or see Megan on Sunday!

Click HERE to sign up

Please contact Megan Gilley if you have any questions:
College Care Kits

We know that going to college can be a difficult new season, and even more with current conditions and travel restrictions. Trips home during the semester and even parent campus visits have been put on hold. We want to let your students know that their church family is thinking of them - we want to show our support by sending them a care package.

Please send us the name and address of your college students
(and any allergies/diet restrictions) by October 15th.
Send to Megan Gilley:

If anyone would like to help us support these students, there will be a donation box in the Narthex starting October 17th. Once we have the number of students, we will post the “shopping list”.
We hope to have everything collected and shipped the first week of November. 

All-Church Education Hour!
Each Sunday at 9:45am!

Come hear Pastor Mary talk about her sermon
and go into greater depth about the scripture!

Join us anytime!

Exciting times at Green Valley UMC, we have begun our All Church Education Hour!
Why is it called "All Church?" Because many times church members will attend either the early or late service and it can feel like there are two different churches. By coming together in the middle we will get to know people we might rarely, if ever, see or meet. This one hour each Sunday morning will help us be a stronger and more unified church, a real church family.
So, plan to come early if you normally worship at 11:00am or plan to stay if you attend worship at 8:30am. At Green Valley we will be a church that worships our God and comes together in fellowship to learn and draw closer to God. So, plan now for a complete worship
and spiritual growth experience every Sunday. We are one Church!
Paul Hewitt, Certified Lay Minister

New Member Class
Several folks are interested in becoming members of Green Valley UMC
If you are also interested please email your interest to Pastor Mary at

Mark Your Calendars!
More information on each event is available below or will be available soon!


Mission Fair - October 17th
Church Conference - October 26th
Trunk or Treat - October 30th

Women of Spirit

New Study Session Begins October 27th!

Women of Spirit meets Wednesday mornings at 9:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall.

New members always welcome!

Come enjoy fellowship, bible study and meet new people.

For welcome info, contact Linda Eads at

New study session starts October 27th
For book/class info please contact Laura Puckett at

All other questions please contact Elizabeth DeYoung at

Chancel Choir, Praise Band and Joyful Bells!

Rehearsals Have Begun!

The Chancel Choir will rehearse Thursdays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in the Sanctuary

The Joyful Bells will rehearse Thursday from 7:00pm - 8:00pm in the Choir Room downstairs.

New Members are Welcome!
There is no experience needed, 
only the desire to learn and sing or play bells!

Praise Band will rehearse between services on Sundays at 9:45am beginning August 29th.

If you are interested in joining or would like more information please email our music director Lindsay at, call the church office
or see her before or after service on Sunday!

Book Review:
A Living Gospel: Reading God’s Story in Holy Lives
Chapter 9 by Wendy Logan

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
(October 17 - October 23)

Email Addresses
Youth Ministry
Music Director

Office Hours
The GVUMC Office can be contacted between these hours:
Monday 9am - 2pm
Tuesday 9am - 2pm
Wednesday Office Closed
Thursday 9am - 2pm
Friday 9am - 2pm

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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