Thursday, December 3, 2020
Latest Update from Bishop Bob.
In light of our governor's directive we will not be meeting in person in the coming weeks.
In addition, all small group meetings - committees and others will not be able to meet.
If you have any questions please leave a message
for Ryan or myself and we will return your call.
Grace and Peace,
Peace in the Midst of Chaos
This Sunday is the second Sunday of Advent. Duane Smith along with his wife Perri will leading our Advent Candle Liturgy and lighting the candle of Peace. What comes to your mind when you hear the word peace? We will explore the meaning for peace as Shalom and consider how we can be peace bringers.
It’s also Communion Sunday, so bring some bread and juice for our time together.
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.
This Week's Scripture Verse
Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins. A voice cries out: "In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. Then the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken." A voice says, "Cry out!" And I said, "What shall I cry?" All people are grass, their constancy is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the LORD blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand forever. Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, lift it up, do not fear; say to the cities of Judah, "Here is your God!" See, the Lord GOD comes with might, and his arm rules for him; his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. He will feed his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms, and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead the mother sheep.
December Communion Offering
The December Communion Offering will go to support
the GVUMC Benevolence fund.
More information will be available in Worship this Sunday.
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
It is not true that creation and the human family are doomed to destruction and loss— This is true: For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life; It is not true that we must accept inhumanity and discrimination, hunger and poverty, death and destruction— This is true: I have come that they may have life, and that abundantly. It is not true that violence and hatred should have the last word, and that war and destruction rule forever— This is true: Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder, his name shall be called wonderful councilor, mighty God, the Everlasting, the Prince of peace. It is not true that we are simply victims of the powers of evil who seek to rule the world— This is true: To me is given authority in heaven and on earth, and lo I am with you, even until the end of the world. It is not true that we have to wait for those who are specially gifted, who are the prophets of the Church before we can be peacemakers— This is true: I will pour out my spirit on all flesh and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions and your old men shall have dreams. It is not true that our hopes for liberation of humankind, of justice, of human dignity of peace are not meant for this earth and for this history— This is true: The hour comes, and it is now, that the true worshipers shall worship God in spirit and in truth. So let us enter Advent in hope, even hope against hope. Let us see visions of love and peace and justice. Let us affirm with humility, with joy, with faith, with courage: Jesus Christ—the life of the world.
From Testimony: The Word Made Flesh, by Daniel Berrigan, S.J. Orbis Books, 2004.
Women of Spirit Mission!
Tuesday, December 8, from 9:30-10:30, WoS will be accepting donations for St. Timothy’s Friends of the Desert. The drop-off point is in the church (GVUMC) parking lot. Most needed items:
Liquid Laundry Soap
Color Safe Bleach
Quart Size Baggies
Bottles of Drinking Water
Monetary Donations to help pay the power bill
As usual, feel free to drop-off any toiletries and/or pop tabs!
Any questions please contact Peggy Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, if you needed a printed copy of the Women of Spirit roster,
they will be available at the drop-off.
Please contact Laura Puckett at email@example.com for book order and class information.
New members always welcome. Contact Linda Eads for welcome info at firstname.lastname@example.org
All other questions contact Elizabeth DeYoung at Elizabeth.email@example.com
Click HERE for Zoom Registration Link
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 6, 9:30am
Please join us via Live-Stream for our worship experience.
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(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,
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