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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


Women of Spirit Updates!

Please join us, via zoom, Wednesday mornings at 9am.

Thursday October 29th from 9:30-10:30 AM, Peggy Moore will be by the prayer garden collecting toiletries and large size underwear for Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.  Also collecting soda tabs for Ronald McDonald House.

Contact Peggy Moore with questions,  pdrapermo@gmail.com

New members, or roster questions & info, please contact Linda Eads at Lreewe@aol.com

Education questions contact Laura Puckett at justlauranow@gmail.com

Bulletin notices contact lostella1226@gmail.com

All other questions contact Elizabeth DeYoung 702-239-7182 or elizabeth.deyoung@outlook.com


Did You See Story Time Last Night?

 Last night Ms. Jill Moser (Our GVUMC Lay Leader) read Giraffes Can't Dance!

Click HERE to watch the replay


Stephen Ministry

What you should know About Stephen Ministry?
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.


Morning Prayer Class

We want to invite you all, each weekday and Saturday morning @ 7:30 am to join Ash for a time of contemplative prayer to start our day.

It will mostly be centering prayer, but at times I will provide guided meditations or lectio divina (praying scripture). Every time we begin centering prayer, we are giving God permission to work within us, for that matter we are asking/praying for God to work within us. 
The idea of centering prayer is to clear our minds such that God can work. I like the description of a chalk or dry erase board. If they are already filled with our writing or doodles it is very difficult for someone else to write on it and for their writing to make sense unless we erase it first. So centering prayer is about giving our minds over to the Spirit such that we can take up the mind of Christ
(1 Corinthians 2:16) and life as our true self which is hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3). Jesus implores us in many ways to die to self (Luke 9:23) and to pick up our cross and follow him
(Luke 14:27). He tells us, if a grain of wheat (metaphor for ego in this case) does not fall to the ground and die it simply remains a seed, but when it falls and dies it bears much fruit (John 12:24).

The more we practice centering prayer the more we are practicing setting aside our egos, reaching deeper within to seek who we truly are in God and God in us. This is an opportunity to begin a spiritual growth journey, and I pray you will join me on my Facebook page (facebook.com/cashleydotson) each morning except Sunday.
We will begin Monday, October 12, and it will be no longer than a half hour.


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 22, 2020


Love Within and Beyond


This week Rev. Jungrea Chung delivers a message reminding us that God is Love, God's love is unconditional, and shares how love exists within our lives.
We celebrate our first virtual baptism as we welcome Theodore Stanley Franke into our church family.


This Sunday we also farewell Heather Scobie and Cheryl Johnston who both have contributed a truly immeasurable amount to our church for more than a decade each.

We hope you will join us live online this coming Sunday at 10am for worship.


This Week's Scripture Verse

Matthew 22:34-46
When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him,“‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them this question: “What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he? They said to him, “The son of David.” He said to them, “How is it then that David by the Spirit calls him Lord, saying, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet”’? If David thus calls him Lord, how can he be his son?” No one was able to give him an answer, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.

Heather Scobie's Resignation and Letter to the Congregation

To the Congregation and Supporters of Green Valley United Methodist Church,
 
We are writing today to inform you our Music Director, Heather Scobie, is resigning from the position effective with the streaming service of October 25, 2020.  Heather has done amazing work with the choir and praise band these past 8 years. She has also served in other important roles in the Church, and in particular with the Youth Ministry.  Her skills, talents and enthusiasm will be greatly missed, and we wish her the best in her new endeavors.
 
As we move forward with restricted services during the pandemic and current budgetary constraints, Pastor Mary, lay leadership, Church Counsel and the Staff Parish Relations Committee are committed to meeting the staffing needs and music expectations of the Church.  Through Pastor Mary’s efforts and the generous hearts of our congregation, we have arranged volunteers to meet staffing needs for our children’s programs through the end of the year.   We are receiving qualified applications for the accompanist position and will be doing interviews soon.  Based on communications with other churches, we believe we will be able to fill the Music Director position with a qualified person within our budgetary constraints.  In short, we will continue to meet the needs and expectations of our Church family as we emerge from this period of health and financial difficulties, hopefully stronger and even more committed to living the word of Christ in our community.  
 
We often are fearful or anxious when valuable members of our Church family leave, but transformation is often good for those who depart for their purposes; change can also be beneficial for those behind as new people can be brought on, and new ideas and directions implemented, especially as our Church now faces a different world of pandemic related changes.  We wish staff who have left us the very best going forward in their lives and  they find new opportunities to serve God.  By that same token, Pastor Mary, lay leadership, Church Council and SPRC are excited and moving forward to bring you new and exciting programming in our services, children’s ministry and music ministry.  We likely will have a few bumps or slowdowns along the way and ask your patience and prayers as we work through the changes before us and pave the way for the best days of the Church ahead. 
 
Sincerely,
 
s/Jill Moser                   s/Eric Johnson                               
JILL MOSER                 ERIC JOHNSON                                 
Lay Leader                   Chair, SPRC

GVUMC Children's Ministries
Starting soon - 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 ot 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

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, October 25, 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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