Worship

Sign ups are no longer required to attend in person worship!

 

Please see below for information on in-person worship
during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Services will be held at 8:30am and 11:00am

A Sunday school class will be offered at 9:30am
Click HERE for more information on Sunday School


Both services will be live streamed!
Please see the home page of our website for the link - posted 10 minutes before worship begins!

 

Occupancy: We will follow Clark County guidelines, while maintaining social distance. (Currently 3’ and 80% occupancy, From June 1st, We will open to all who wish, seating in the narthex will be provided if needed)

 

Sunday Morning Worship

Entering and Exiting the Sanctuary

1. Masks are optional for those who are fully vaccinated.

2. Enter Sanctuary through the doors on the right facing the Sanctuary.

3. Seating will be in every other row of pews, the rows not used during the first hour of worship will be in use the second.

4. Worshipers will be directed to practice social distancing when entering and when choosing a place to sit.

5. At the close of worship an usher will notify each row when to exit, being attentive to social distance. 

 

Worship

1. Masks are optional for those who are fully vaccinated.

2. Singing and participating in the spoken liturgy is encouraged at low volume. We will sing three songs, and have limited liturgy. Worship will be 45 minutes in length to reduce exposure indoors.

3. Registration and waivers are no longer required.

4. Pastor Mary will wear a mask during her time with the Children at the steps.

5. Offering will continue to be placed in the Offering Box in the narthex upon arrival or when leaving. 

Holy Communion

1. Communion will be offered in individual packets handed out to each worshiper upon arrival. After Communion is served worshipers will place the empty container into the provided zip lock baggy to be placed in a receptacle as they pass through the narthex upon leaving. All bread will be GF.

2. We will revisit Communion in July and perhaps at that time invite folks to come forward to receive individual cups and wafers 

 

Gathering Time Before or After Worship

1. When we resume gathering time we will provide packaged snacks along with package water to be offered (not self-serve) outdoors on the patio. 

Please Note:

• Masks must be worn indoors if not fully vaccinated.

• Keep meetings to less than an hour to minimize exposure.

• Practice hand washing - provide hand sanitizers around the facilities.

• Cleaning facility will go back to pre-COVID protocol (custodian cleaning all surfaces)

 

*** Previous Protocols are on file and available when requested 


Theological Foundations

God is love. This fundamental truth guides our thinking and decisions in preparing to return to in-person worship, classes, and small group gatherings. We affirm God has not forsaken us in this pandemic nor is passing judgment. Rather God is in our midst loving us and requiring us to love one another. Therefore, our plan will be informed by love and what is deemed best for all.

 

In-Person Worship

In consideration of the risks of the transmission of Covid-19 at large gatherings of people, the counsel of the CDC and Annual Conference guidelines, and state and local regulations, acting in love, we will conduct in-person worship in a controlled, safe process.

 

Room capacity will be kept to numbers required by the conference (currently 80% of room capacity).
This number will be adjusted as guided by Annual Conference and state requirements with consideration of the maximum number permissible by fire code.


When things return to normal, we will once again be an active and vibrant and dedicated to God church as described below:

Each Sunday we gather together in humbleness, sing hymns and songs of praise, enjoy the uplifting harmonies of our Chancel Choir or Praise Band, and hear a powerful uplifting message!  Together we give glory to God!

All are welcome at Green Valley UMC and we hope you will consider making this your home church! If you've yet to visit us, please come by soon!  We'd love to have you join us for one of our services!
Please stop by the Welcome/Information Desk so we can greet you warmly and answer any questions you may have!

Our prayer is that you will be blessed in all things and God will favor you with His light and guidance!

                                                                                                                                                  - GVUMC Congregation


Holy Communion takes place on the first Sunday of each month. Everyone is welcome at the Lord's Table. We use bread and grape juice. We also have gluten-free communion wafers available for those with dietary restrictions. For anyone who does not wish to dip their bread into the communal vase, the center aisle has separate small cups.

 

The goal of these guidelines is threefold; first to prevent abuse from happening to the children and youth in our care; second, to prevent false allegations of abuse against individuals and the church; third, to enable staff and volunteers to recognize and report suspected abuse.  (Download and review our Child Safety Policies)


   We are located at: 

   2200 Robindale Road,  Henderson  NV,  89074

   Current Office Hours: 

   Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday  9:00 am-1:00 pm; Closed Wednesday

   Phone: 702-454-7989  Email: greenvalleychurch@gvumc.org

 
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