Thursday, December 17, 2020
Latest Update from Bishop Bob.
IMPORTANT: Email Fraud
Once again, many people have received emails from someone claiming to be Pastor Mary, asking individuals to purchase gift cards or asking for other help.
If you receive a suspicious looking email please check the email address from where it was sent
to help check it it is genuinely from Pastor Mary.
Pastor Mary will only ever use the following two addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Receiving Love as a Gift
We will be recognizing the Fourth Sunday of Advent.
Wanda Shumar our Treasurer and her husband Mark who serves on our Board of Trustees will light the candle of Love along with their Granddaughters.
We will be singing traditional advent hymns that speak to the Love God gifts us through Jesus Christ and exploring how Mary shows us how to receive God's gift of Love. Hope you join us.
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.
This Week's Scripture Verse
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you." But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end." Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I am a virgin?" The angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. For nothing will be impossible with God." Then Mary said, "Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word." Then the angel departed from her.
During the month of January Pastor Mary will be preaching a series of messages on deepening our relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church through the lens of United Methodist doctrine and teaching.
If you would like to go deeper in this study there will be classes on ZOOM. We will be exploring the book A Disciple's Path, A Guide for United Methodists by James A. Harnish.
Please let Paul Hewitt know if you are interested in joining a class
or leading one
Women of Spirit - Spring Update
Spring session will be January 6, 2021 until February 10th.
For class and book information
contact Laura Puckett at firstname.lastname@example.org
New members always welcome!
For Welcome Information
Contact Linda Eads at email@example.com
All other questions contact Elizabeth DeYoung
at 702-239-7182 or
Reminder, no classes December 23 and the 30th
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 20, 9:30am
Please join us via Live-Stream for our worship experience.
If you experience problems,
try the direct link here:
or type 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
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