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Thursday, April 15, 2021


Walking With Hope
Third Sunday of Easter

This Week's Scripture Verse

Gospel Reading Luke 24:36b-48 
While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them,
"Peace be with you." They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost.
He said to them, "Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?
 Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself.
Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have."
And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.
 While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?" They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence.
Then he said to them, "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you--that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled."
Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them,
"Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.

Indoor Worship This Sunday - April 18th!

We will be opening the doors for indoor, in person worship starting Sunday, April 18th!
Sign ups will be required and we will have to keep room capacity to numbers required by the conference (25% of room capacity -
approximately 100 people).

Please click HERE for more information and register

Services will be at 8:30am and 11:00am
An Adult Sunday School Class will be held at 9:30am
announcement lower in the newsletter for more class information)

A New Beginning: A New Adult Class
"Looking Inward at Our Faith"

Beginning This Sunday!!!!!

An eight week class will begin this Sunday between our two inside worship services beginning around 9:30 am. This inaugural between services class will be just the beginning of more classes to come in the Fall. Ash Dotson and Paul Hewitt will be starting off with videos by Rob Bell to inspire thought provoking discussions on how we see Jesus in our world.

This first Sunday we will look at the nature of God and our relationship with God. Have you ever been asked by a "non-believer" to describe God? How do you explain what God is really like to someone with no Bible background? What is the true nature of God? Our first video will look at a man and his baby who are caught in a storm and what their relationship can tell us about our relationship with God. If you like having  "Aha!" moments and maybe a goose bump or two, you don't miss this class.

Click Here to watch a video introduction from Dr. Paul Hewitt

E-mail Paul Hewitt ( right now and sign up. We will follow all required Covid protocols including advanced registration to insure everyone's safety.

GVUMC Volunteer Opportunities

We are in need of volunteers to help us with the sanitizing of the rooms used by 3rd party renters. We are asking the renters to spray and wipe all of the surfaces that they touched once their meeting has concluded. However, after their meeting and before the next group meets, we will be sanitizing the rooms with a fogging machine and this is what we need volunteers for.

We are getting ready to plant the final group of trees on our campus. The trees have been delivered and we are in need of volunteers to help dig the holes and to then plant the trees.

Also help is needed with spraying and pulling weeds around the Church property.

If you would like to volunteer for either of these projects please call or email the church office and leave your name and contact information.

Phone: 702-454-7989

Women of Spirit

Meetings are Wednesday mornings at 9 AM until approximately 10:30 AM.

New Members Always Welcome!

Please contact Laura Puckett for book/class information at
New members always welcome. Contact Linda Eads for welcome info.

Any other questions contact Elizabeth DeYoung at

Refinance of the Church Mortgage:

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I kindly ask you place our church in your prayers over the next several weeks. We are in the process of refinancing our mortgage and although it looks good, until the process is completed nothing is for certain. To give you an update of how beneficial the refinance is to our finances.

**We currently owe for an additional 18 years. With the refinance it will drop to 15 years.
**We will save more than $5,000 per month in payment which equates to $60,000+ annually.
**We currently pay an additional Interest Swap fee every quarter; new loan - no fee.
Savings of thousands annually.
**Interest rate will be cut in half.
**This loan is amortized over 15 years and payable over 15 years. 
**We won't be in the position to have to redo the loan every 10 years. 

We are applying thru Christian Community Credit Union and they specialize in church loans. Our loan officer has given us the thumbs up, now we just have to get to the other side.  If you have any questions kindly call your Church Treasurer, Wanda Shumar at 702-525-1734 or email her at

Thank you and God Bless GVUMC!

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

Book Review:
A Living Gospel: Reading God’s Story in Holy Lives (by Robert Ellsberg)

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
(April 18 - April 24)

Email Addresses
Youth Ministry

Office Hours
The GVUMC Office can be contacted between these hours:
Monday 9am - 1pm
Tuesday 9am - 1pm
Wednesday Office Closed
Thursday 9am - 1pm
Friday 9am - 1pm

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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