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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

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 

More instructions will be posted when the virtual tree is posted.


Did You See Story Time Last Night?

 Last night Ms. Tracy VanAken
(Our GVUMC Our Preschool Director)
read You Are Special!

Click HERE to watch the replay


Stephen Ministry - Week Two!

Week two of our surveys on getting to know all about Stephen Ministry!
Week Two: Passion!
Click HERE to learn more about Stephen Ministry

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


Medicare Class


Are you confused about Medicare?
As your Church Treasurer, I am pleased to announce an educational Medicare event with Russ Petersen (The Medicare Dude). 

Russ is a 30-year Banker turned Medicare professional.  He is an independent broker who will enlighten us on many 2021 Medicare Plan choices available.  Medicare is confusing and Russ will help sort out some of the misconceptions people have about when, how and who qualifies for Medicare.  He will talk about what you should consider in making your retirement healthcare decisions.  Choosing the right option is one of the most important decisions you have to make BEFORE you cruise into your golden years.  For those of you that have already retired this meeting will also be very informative if you are wondering if you selected the correct plan.  Russ was very helpful in answering specific questions for my parents and making certain they were in the right plan. 
As you know, plans and circumstances change and now is the time to make those changes for 2021.  Plan to ZOOM meet with Russ on Thursday, November 5th at 6PM.  Please RSVP to wshumar@aol.com or you may call or text me at 702.525.1734.  I will then make certain you are invited to the ZOOM meeting.


New Member Zoom Meeting

Are you interested in becoming a member of GVUMC?
New member Zoom meeting with Pastor Mary will be held November 8th at 11am

Please contact the church office to receive meeting information

Ph: 702-454-7989
Email: greenvalleychurch@gvumc.org

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, 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, October 29, 2020


Uplifted by Love that Lives On



Sunday is All Saints Day when we will remember our loved ones who are included in the "great cloud of witnesses". We will acknowledge that we are recipients of their love for us and how that love continues to flow today. Have a candle or two or three ready for this worship hour of remembrance.
In addition, Laura and Scott Hensley will be our worship music leaders. Some of you know Laura and Scott through their work with Walk to Emmaus. I am praying for our time together. Just one more Sunday after next and we will be able to worship face to face when we meet for worship outdoors on November 15th. 


Clocks Go Back One Hour This Sunday Morning! (November 1st)

Click HERE for full outline of DSCUMC Re-Opening Phases

This Week's Scripture Verse

Matthew 5:1-12
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

November Communion Offering


The November Communion offering will go to support the Dry Bottoms Project (Sponsored by Sisters of Spirit).

For the past several years the Sisters of Spirit have coordinated this very special project for children in low-income schools who may have an emergency need for a change of clothing during regular school hours.  Unfortunately, due to the Covid Restrictions regarding schools being opened regularly this year…we’ve been unable to provide this service to our selected schools.  We are keeping in touch with the proper authorities, however, and plan to “revive” this outreach as soon as possible.  The donations are generally collected in August in order to be available to the schools shortly after they open.  With so much uncertainty regarding rules and regulations…full and/or part time openings…this, of course, did not occur.  As soon as we receive permission to visit the school sites with our “gifts of love” we shall do so.  Any monetary donations will be secured and used to purchase underwear, sox, jeans, and t-shirts for girls and boys for ages K-6 when we get the “ok” to go shopping!  

GVUMC Children's Ministries
Socially Distanced Sunday School!

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

What Is Take Out Church?
Think of it like a "take home" Sunday school. We are going to be sending out bible lessons as well as coloring pages, crafts, and on occasion, a special snack to go with the lesson in either pizza boxes or takeout bags.

How To Get The Take Out Sunday School?
We will have them available in the church office for pickup. If you are unable to pick it up, please let us know and we can deliver it to your house. Just let us know what works best for you!

What We Ask Of You?
All we need from you is to respond with how many kids you will be collecting this take home Sunday school opportunity for as well as a list of allergies so we can make sure we don't pack any snack surprises they're allergic to!
In addition please respond with their grade and age so we can customize it more to them!

Please email greenvalleychurch@gvumc.org is you wish to participate in Take Home Sunday School

Women of Spirit Updates!

Photo from last week's 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



Advent Class is Full!


Thank you to all who signed up, all spots are now filled, please keep an eye on our newsletter towards the end of the year for announcements of Spring classes.


Sunday, November 1, 10:00am

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

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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 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, 
click the photo below:


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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