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Thursday, September 23, 2021


Right-Sizing the Ego


This Week's Scripture Verse

Mark 9:38-42
John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone throwing demons out in your name,
and we tried to stop him because he wasn’t following us.” Jesus replied, “Don’t stop him.
No one who does powerful acts in my name can quickly turn around and curse me. 
Whoever isn’t against us is for us. I assure you that whoever gives you a cup of water to drink
because you belong to Christ will certainly be rewarded.
 “As for whoever causes these little ones who believe in me to trip and fall into sin,
it would be better for them to have a huge stone hung around their necks
and to be thrown into the lake.


All Church Fellowship Time - BYOB!

Click HERE to Watch the Video!

All Church Fellowship Time!
- Get to know Pastor Mary
- Hear about the history of GVUMC
- Brainstorm ways to be the Church in 2022

Saturday - September 25th
9:30am in the Fellowship Hall!

Bring your own Brunch!

(Coffee and Water will be supplied!) 

All are welcome! Hope to see you there!

Church Website Down!

The host of our website had some major technical issues this week
and our website was reset to default!

Currently only essential links are available on the home page.

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience!
New - Weekly Scripture/Sermon Word-Search

Some at home fun for all!

Prepare yourself for the Sunday Message and test your knowledge of the scripture!

Click HERE to download!

Thank you to Cathie Grodecki for putting this together!

World Communion Sunday - October 3rd

Do Not Miss This!
We hope you'll join us either in person or online October 3rd at 8:30am and 11:00am for our annual World Communion Sunday Worship Hour!

We will celebrate with
Special Scripture Readings
The Lords Supper
Very Special Music
Lots of Percussion!

See you there!

Church Council

Church Council will meet on Tuesday, September 28, at 6:00pm via Zoom.

All are welcome to attend!

Please contact the office for the Zoom Link!
or call the church office: 702-454-7989

Save the Date - Blessing of the Animals

In the GVUMC Parking Lot - October 3rd!

Bring your dogs, cats, ferrets, birds, and guinea pigs or any other animals to GVUMC
for our Blessing of the Animals! 

Pastor Mary will come to each space and bless your pets. 
We hope to see you and your furry, feathered or scaly friends there!


All-Church Education Hour!
Each Sunday at 9:45am!

Come hear Pastor Mary talk about her sermon
and go into greater depth about the scripture!
Don't miss this!

Education Hour Begins

Exciting times at Green Valley UMC, we have begun our All Church Education Hour!
Why is it called "All Church?" Because many times church members will attend either the early or late service and it can feel like there are two different churches. By coming together in the middle we will get to know people we might rarely, if ever, see or meet. This one hour each Sunday morning will help us be a stronger and more unified church, a real church family.
So, plan to come early if you normally worship at 11:00am or plan to stay if you attend worship at 8:30am. At Green Valley we will be a church that worships our God and comes together in fellowship to learn and draw closer to God. So, plan now for a complete worship
and spiritual growth experience every Sunday. We are one Church!
Paul Hewitt, Certified Lay Minister
Education Hour Kick-Off

Pastor Mary will kick-off our new All Church Education Hour with an exciting series.
During the sermon have you ever wanted to ask a question? What did she mean?
How did the Pastor come up with that example? I've read that passage before, aren't there other important points, why did the Pastor choose that one? In every passage of Scripture there are so many different points or messages yet the Pastor will zero in on one, why?
In this series Pastor Mary can talk to us in greater depth about the passage  by going into greater depth and then explain how she focused her message. We will be able to ask questions and have a dialogue/discussion to help us all gain a greater understanding of scripture and how we can apply it to our daily lives. For those who attend the 11:00am service you will be getting a "sneak preview" of the sermon and be able to listen to the message with a more in-depth understanding.

No sign ups required, please come and join in anytime!

New Member Class
Several folks are interested in becoming members of Green Valley UMC
If you are also interested please email your interest to Pastor Mary at

Mark Your Calendars!
More information on each event is available below or will be available soon!

Bring You Own Brunch (All Church Gathering) - September 25th

World Communion Sunday - October 3rd
Blessing of the Animals - October 3rd
Church Conference - October 26th

Women of Spirit Fall Session Has Begun!

Every Wednesday from 9:30-11:00am!

New Members are always Welcome!

Please contact Laura Puckett for class/book info at or 702-558-0583

Please contact Linda Eads at or 702-448-4995 for welcome information.

All other questions contact Elizabeth DeYoung at

Chancel Choir, Praise Band and Joyful Bells!

Rehearsals Have Begun!

The Chancel Choir will rehearse Thursdays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in the Sanctuary

The Joyful Bells will rehearse Thursday from 7:00pm - 8:00pm in the Choir Room downstairs.

New Members are Welcome!
There is no experience needed, 
only the desire to learn and sing or play bells!

Praise Band will rehearse between services on Sundays at 9:45am beginning August 29th.

If you are interested in joining or would like more information please email our music director Lindsay at, call the church office
or see her before or after service on Sunday!

Book Review:
A Living Gospel: Reading God’s Story in Holy Lives
Chapter 9 : Holy Women

United Methodist Women is an organization
of the mission oriented group of women in the United Methodist Church.

Email Addresses
Youth Ministry
Music Director

Office Hours
The GVUMC Office can be contacted between these hours:
Monday 9am - 2pm
Tuesday 9am - 2pm
Wednesday Office Closed
Thursday 9am - 2pm
Friday 9am - 2pm

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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