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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
Wednesday Office Closed
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

Please Keep In Your Prayers

With sadness we inform you that Mike Faulkner (husband of Lila Faulkner) passed away November 20. Please keep Lila and family in your prayers at this time.

The memorial for Jules Carralero will be live streamed on our Facebook Page this Sunday - December 6 at 2pm.
Please keep his wife Erlinda and family in your prayers.The link will be available on our website 10 minutes before 2pm.
www.gvumc.org
Remember you do not need a Facebook account to watch any GVUMC Livestreams.


Angel Tree Reminder

Thank you to all who sponsored gifts!

Linda Reynolds will be in the Church Parking lot from 10:30am - 11am this Sunday to collect gifts.

You can also return the gift to the church office, please note who the gift is for.
The paper angel with the message
from the inmate will be attached
before delivery.
Return the gift by: 12 noon, Sunday, December 13.


Adult Spiritual Development

Have you read a really good book lately and thought: "I really want to share this with others?" Have you ever wanted to dig deeper into Scripture and share what you are finding with others? Do you like to read the Bible and share your faith walk with others? Then, your church needs you! We are looking for people who can help teach/lead/share with others through an adult education class. Spiritual development comes through learning new things and really examining our faith. If you would be interested in leading a book discussion or teaching an adult Bible study, the Church and your brothers and sisters in Christ need you. You don't have to be an accomplished or highly experienced teacher, you just need a desire to share your faith and guide others. Right now we have a few classes lined up for the Spring, but we need many, many more. The class you may want to teach can run for only a few weeks up to several months. The choice would be yours.  If you would be willing to help out please contact Paul Hewitt at paul.hewitt04@yahoo.com  to iron out the details and set up a schedule of classes.


Job Openings

Children's Ministry Director - Part-time
 
Director of Music - Part time 

Worship and Choir Accompanist 

Email your interest along with a resume to pastor@gvumc.org


Did You See Story Time Last Night?

 Last night Ms. Heidi
read The Christmas Tree Book by Carol North

Click HERE to watch the replay


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 Coordinator Greg Graessley, stuntskip@att.net.


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 to be visited by phone calls until we can meet in person.


Thursday, December 3, 2020


Latest Update from Bishop Bob.
Newsletter: E-Lumination

Click HERE to read the newsletter posted November 16, 2020.


IMPORTANT UPDATE:
GVUMC Friends,
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,
Pastor Mary


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.

www.gvumc.org
This Week's Scripture Verse

Isaiah 40:1-11
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
Passcode: 4RGsNx

Advent Credo

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 pdrapermo@yahoo.com 
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 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



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 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.


Sunday, December 6, 9:30am

Click the
LIVE-STREAM BUTTON
ABOVE


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

If you experience problems,
try the direct link here:
http://www.facebook.com/gvumc
or ty
pe the link into your browser.
 
If you are still having problems using this newsletter, please go to our website: WWW.GVUMC.ORG

(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, 
click the photo below:


Or go the website for more options to continue your offerings. www.gvumc.org



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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