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
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.
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 email@example.com 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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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.
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.