Thursday, March 25, 2021
Honoring the Woman with the Alabaster Jar
This Week's Scripture Verse
It was two days before Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread. The chief priests and legal experts through cunning tricks were searching for a way to arrest Jesus and kill him.
But they agreed that it shouldn’t happen during the festival; otherwise, there would be an uproar among the people. Jesus was at Bethany visiting the house of Simon, who had a skin disease. During dinner, a woman came in with a vase made of alabaster and containing very expensive perfume of pure nard. She broke open the vase and poured the perfume on his head. Some grew angry. They said to each other, “Why waste the perfume? This perfume could have been sold for almost a year’s pay and the money given to the poor.” And they scolded her. Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why do you make trouble for her? She has done a good thing for me. You always have the poor with you; and whenever you want, you can do something good for them. But you won’t always have me. She has done what she could. She has anointed my body ahead of time for burial. I tell you the truth that, wherever in the whole world the good news is announced, what she’s done will also be told in memory of her.”
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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 will be arriving very soon and we will need volunteers to help dig the holes and to then plant the trees. This will be done in 3 phases so we can finish this project before it gets too hot.
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Women of Spirit
New Eight week session starts April 7 via Zoom!
Meetings are Wednesday mornings at 9 AM until approximately 10:30 AM.
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Remember we are dark March 31st in honor of Holy Week.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and God Bless GVUMC!
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