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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
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


Virtual Angel Tree is up now at: www.gvumc.org/angeltree

Each year, prisoners complete applications through their prison chaplain’s registry for their children to be included in Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree program. Thanks to the Angel Tree program, children receive Christmas presents from their incarcerated parents. Last year over 600,000 children from across the country received gifts from their incarcerated parents thanks to volunteers.  Along with the gifts, each child receives an age-appropriate booklet with a clear Gospel message inside.
Green Valley UMC will  be participating in Angel Tree again this year.  The virtual tree will be set up on the website from November 1 through December 1  We will be sponsoring 77 children. Each child will have two ornaments - one listing a clothing item, the other with their wish for a toy or other “fun” item.  You will have the opportunity to select one of the virtual angels and purchase the requested gift. We are asking that you spend no more than $25. The gifts need to be returned to the church by Sunday, December 13 or earlier so they can be delivered to the children on Saturday, Dec. 19 and Sunday, Dec. 20. Gifts are given in the name of the parent in prison, but with the understanding that this was made possible through Angel Tree and Green Valley UMC.
This is a great way for us to help families in our local community.

For more information call Linda Reynolds at 702-458-1681
or reynoldslindak@gmail.com 


Did You See Story Time Last Night?

 Last night Mr. Troy
read Me First by Helen Lester

Click HERE to watch the replay


Stephen Ministry - Week Four!

Week four of our surveys on getting to know all about Stephen Ministry!
Week Four: Calling!
Click HERE to learn more about Calling and Stephen Ministry

Please contact Deborah Newhardt with any questions:
deborah.newhardt@gmail.com


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 Co-ordinator Greg Graessley, stuntskip@att.net.


Thursday, November 12, 2020


IMPORTANT UPDATE:
GVUMC Friends,
In light of our governor's directive we will not be meeting in person this week or next week.
In addition, all small group meetings - committees and others will not be able to meet.
Although the Church Office will be closed, if you have any questions please leave a message for Ryan or myself and we will return your call.
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Mary


Admitting That We Have Gifts



Have you ever begun a project only to find out that you didn't have the necessary tool needed to complete it satisfactorily? Whether we are baking bread or building a birdhouse every tool is important - necessary. Believe it or not, God needs you and me to complete the work of transformation in this world - to help our neighbors near and far realize God's kingdom of love, kindness, peace, joy, etc. This Sunday's gospel will encourage each of us to value the gifts that God has bestowed upon each of us. My prayer is that daily, you and I will courageously use our gifts rather than with holding them from one another. May we ask ourselves, "How can I best use my gift, my talent, my resources today for the betterment of our world?"


This Week's Scripture Verse

Matthew 25:14-30
“The kingdom of heaven is like a man who was leaving on a trip. He called his servants and handed his possessions over to them. To one he gave five valuable coins, and to another he gave two, and to another he gave one. He gave to each servant according to that servant’s ability. Then he left on his journey. “After the man left, the servant who had five valuable coins took them and went to work doing business with them. He gained five more. In the same way, the one who had two valuable coins gained two more. But the servant who had received the one valuable coin dug a hole in the ground and buried his master’s money. “Now after a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The one who had received five valuable coins came forward with five additional coins. He said, ‘Master, you gave me five valuable coins. Look, I’ve gained five more.’ “His master replied, ‘Excellent! You are a good and faithful servant! You’ve been faithful over a little. I’ll put you in charge of much. Come, celebrate with me.’ “The second servant also came forward and said, ‘Master, you gave me two valuable coins. Look, I’ve gained two more.’ “His master replied, ‘Well done! You are a good and faithful servant. You’ve been faithful over a little. I’ll put you in charge of much. Come, celebrate with me.’ “Now the one who had received one valuable coin came and said, ‘Master, I knew that you are a hard man. You harvest grain where you haven’t sown.
You gather crops where you haven’t spread seed. So I was afraid. And I hid my valuable coin in the ground. Here, you have what’s yours.’ “His master replied, ‘You evil and lazy servant! You knew that I harvest grain where I haven’t sown and that gather crops where I haven’t spread seed? In that case, you should have turned my money over to the bankers so that when I returned, you could give me what belonged to me with interest. Therefore, take from him the valuable coin and give it to the one who has ten coins. Those who have much will receive more, and they will have more than they need. But as for those who don’t have much, even the little bit they have will be taken away from them. Now take the worthless servant and throw him out into the farthest darkness.’

 

GVUMC Children's Ministries
Thanks Giving Take Out Church Boxes N
ow available​!

Our new way to share a bit of Christ's love from your GVUMC family to your home with your kids!

There are still plenty of Take Out Church Boxes available!



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.

Women of Spirit Updates!

Photo from WoS Zoom Meeting!

Join us via zoom, Wednesday mornings at 9 am.


New four week class begins November 18th.
(Dark November 25th for Thanksgiving)

Please contact Laura Puckett at justlauranow@gmail.com for book order and class information.

New members always welcome. Contact Linda Eads for welcome info at lreewe@aol.com

All other questions contact Elizabeth DeYoung at Elizabeth.deyoung@outlook.com



Sunday, November 15, 9:30am

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Please join us via Live-Stream for our worship experience. 

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(You should be able to join the Live-Stream approximately 10 minutes before 10am 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


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 visited by phone calls until we can meet in person.



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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