If you have been wondering how you can somehow help all the people recently affected by fires, flooding, tornados and earthquakes, here’s your chance. The local unit of the Carson Valley United Methodist Women will be collecting and assembling hygiene kits to send to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) so those kits can, in turn, be given to disaster victims. UMCOR is often one of the first agencies to arrive in disaster areas and these kits provide immediate relief. Without volunteer help emergency kits can not be delivered. UMCOR has a VERY SPECIFIC list of items to go in each kit. (Click here to view list.)Money can be given to Len or volunteers in the church office. There will be a collection box in the Narthex of the church for donations starting in January. We will continue to collect until March 14 when we will assemble the kits during our general membership meeting. The kits will be given to volunteers in the First United Methodist Church of Carson City who personally deliver them to the collection center at UMCOR West in Salt Lake City, Utah. If you think this is something you would like to do in the future, UMCOR West provides many opportunities to assemble relief kits of all kinds including school kits and personal hygiene kits. Questions? Call CVUMW vice president Ann Santos at 623-340-6914.
Please join us for a very different Bible Study at 88 Cups in Minden (1663 Lucern St. #B) Come and share, discuss & question. This group is for those who may not feel firmly about their beliefs... Those who don't attend church...those who question the existence of God... Those who often feel they are in a hard place... Please join us, bring a friend, come and talk.
Happy New Year! While you don’t know all that is in store in 2019, at the Senior Lunches you ALWAYS find great food and fellowship. The January 23rd menu includes “Mystery Tetrazzini” as well as the tasty side dishes and dessert you always find. So, don’t be “clueless”...start the year off right by signing up on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall before January
20th. And it’s not “top secret”...you will find all this year’s lunch themes posted there, too. As always, if you would like to become involved with the Senior Lunch Program, contact John Adams or Ann Santos. From January through October 2018, we served 674 meals (average 67 per lunch) so lots of help is needed. See you here!
Following our 2019 theme, the “Sisterhood of Grace”, the Carson Valley United Methodist Women will observe human trafficking month by highlighting women rising up for human dignity and rights during their monthly general membership meeting Thursday, Jan. 10, in the education room of the church. The potluck luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. with the program starting around 12:15. Great Northern District UMW president Debbie Cole will also conduct a brief installation service of 2019 officers. The UMW has a history of helping women historically seen as nothing more than property. Suzy Schell Wennhold will report on the “Comfort Women” of Korea and the Sunlit Sister Center in South Korea--supported by UMW--which helps women ostracized by society. The local unit has donated funds to the Gum Moon Women’s Residence in San Francisco for many years. How do we respond personally and collectively to these issues? Learn more Jan. 10.
Some of our church members have expressed a need for assistance from time to time. Other members have some free time and would like to help. The Member Care Team would like to match up these two groups. We invite you to complete a quick survey and drop it in the box at the front of the church. You can pick up a paper copy in the lobby or click on the link above to view and print. Please let us know how & when you can help. P.S. If you need the assistance of our Member Care Team, please call the front office and talk to Len (775-782-4600). He will get the message to our Care Team! Thank you!
Join us for fun, informal fellowship! New comers are always welcome! We'll see you there!
Please contact the office if you need a ride. Exact date is always listed on the monthly church calendar. Click on the newsletter tab to view.
Join us for fun fitness at the CVUMC each week. We offer chair exercise classes that feature resistance training. Come and give it a try! You'll be glad you did. Meet new friends or bring a friend and workout together! Suggested donation of $1 a week-You can't beat that deal :)
Once again the Carson Valley United Methodist Women ask our congregation if we could help send money to children in India. These children were served by missionaries Steve and Carol Johnson until they retired. The ministry passed to Pastor Jay and Suji Garnipudi of the U.S. non-profit, "Seed for the Sowers - India" who will visit the Carson Valley in February. In the past we collected money in the fall for Christmas boxes. This year we will collect our “Love Offering” (think Valentine’s Day) mid-January until Jay and Suji arrive in mid-February. The boxes cost about $20 each and will include the plastic box itself. (The box can then be used to store what personal items they have in a one-room apartment full of an entire family.) There will be pencils, erasers, paper for school and a Christian message book. Hygiene articles like toothbrushes, toothpaste, a comb, socks, and a blanket are just a few of the other items to be included--all bought on the local economy, thus helping more local people. Thank you for helping to make this a memorable gift for these children. Envelopes will be available at church starting mid-January for your donations, or just put “Christmas boxes” in the memo line of your check. Thank you!
In addition to our inspirational and uplifting worship services, the CVUMC also has a great variety of events for the whole family! Join us here for family movie nights, luncheons, potlucks, Bible study groups, seasonal celebrations & lots of fun volunteer opportunities! Our website and monthly newsletter are great ways to stay current on upcoming events. Please scroll down the entire page to catch all the action this month. We'll see you here!