Worship

Information and Sign Ups for in person Worship in the GVUMC Sanctuary

 

GVUMC Worship - May 9, 2021

Click HERE to register for 8:30am Worship

 

Click HERE to register for 11:00am Worship

A covenant of participation is required from each adult attending worship at GVUMC
Click HERE to sign the covenant

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


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

Before Attending

  • Make a Reservation
    • Reservations are required and can be made through the church website or calling the office.
  • Complete the Covenant of Participation
    • You can view and complete HERE (you will only need to fill this out once)
  • If you feel unwell the day of worship – please stay at home and view our service online

 

When You Arrive

  • Enter the Sanctury through the right doors facing the building
  • Please check in at the welcome desk
  • Facial coverings are required and provided for those arriving without one.
  • No touch body temperatures will be taken and anyone with a temperature greater than 100.4 will not be granted entry.
  • Basic health screening questions will be asked.
  • Hand sanitizer will be offered at the door.
  • In the event of a non-compliant person arriving, said person will be asked to participate via online


During Worship

  • No printed materials will be handed out
    – worship bulletins will be available for download to smart devices on the homepage of our website
  • There will be no singing or recitation of ritual.
  • The pews will be covered with plastic and sanitized between services.
  • Seating will be only in designated areas with a minimum of six feet of separation,
    ushers will escort the worshipers to their seats.
  • Speakers will be distanced from the congregants by at least 12’ or remain masked when speaking.
  • Vocalists will be spatially distant from each other and the congregants.

 

After Worship

  • There will be no pre or post-gathering fellowship time
  • No food or beverages will be provided.

 

Other Information

  • No childcare will be provided
  • Signs will be posted to remind people to maintain spatial distancing, good handwashing practices, the importance of covering sneezes and coughs, and others as deem appropriate.
  • All water fountains will be turned off and covered.
  • Holy Communion will be offered utilizing pre-packaged elements available upon entry exiting
    and distributed by an individual in PPE.
  • Restrooms and other touch surfaces, including but not limited to doors, furniture, and A/V equipment, will be cleaned following the event by the custodial staff.
  • Restroom usage is limited to one person at a time, who is instructed by posted signs to sanitize all touched surfaces with products provided in the restroom.

 

Important

  • Positive test – If someone self-identifies and notifies the church as testing positive for Covid-19, the affected room(s) shall immediately be closed with a mandatory deep cleaning after 24 hours.
    If the room is shared with other groups, the room can be re-opened after cleaning when practicable for their use. Notification will be provided to the congregation of the positive test and closure using registration lists for the event. Persons who may have been exposed will be encouraged to get COVID tested and asked to not return for 14 days.

 

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.

 

Both services will be Live Streamed each Sunday for those wish to worship at home.
The livestream link can be found on the home page of our website 10 minutes before the worship start time.

 

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 25% of room capacity - approximately 100 people). This number will be adjusted as guided by Annual Conference and state requirements with consideration of the maximum number permissible by fire code.

The full Re-opening plan and detailed guidelines can be found HERE

 


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!

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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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