October 2021 Newsletter Special Edition


Grand Valley United Methodist Church
October 2021 Newsletter
Special Edition


In this newsletter:
1. Food on the 4th
2. $5 on the 5th
3. Thanksgiving Dinner
4. Christmas Dinner
5. Candlelight Service
6. National Faith & Blue Sunday
7. Vacation Bible Study Program
8. Goal Setting
9. Trunk-or-Treat

Food on the 4th
We are starting up our Food on the 4th Sundays again. “What is this?” you ask….. On the 4th Sunday of the month, bring food items that will be donated to Lift Up. Please be sure that they are non-perishable and not expired! All items will be put in red wagon. Thank you, in advance, for helping our community!

5 on the 5th
We are starting up our 5 on the 5th program again! This helps our Pastor Discretionary Fund. On the 5th Sunday of the month, we ask that you give an extra $5 – if you are able – and designate it to 5 on the 5th. The Pastor Discretionary Fund helps with gas money, food money, etc for those in need. Of course, you can always give more than $5!!!


Thanksgiving Dinners
There will be 2 opportunities to gather and celebrate Thanksgiving with a turkey dinner and all the fixings! The first will be for the congregation on Sunday, November 21st at 6:00 pm. There will also be a dinner served on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25th mid-day. If you will be travelling for Thanksgiving, or having family visiting that day, feel free to join us on November 21st. Of course, you can always bring family on Thanksgiving Day as well!!


Christmas Dinners and Christmas Story
We are also offering 2 opportunities to celebrate Christmas with dinner. The first is a “dinner and show” on Sunday, December 12th at 5:00. A Christmas dinner will be served, followed by our children performing the Christmas Story in the sanctuary. We will also be providing Christmas Dinner on Christmas day, mid-day. More information will be in the December newsletter.


Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
We will be holding a candlelight worship on Christmas Eve at 7:30. This is always a special and beautiful service.


Faith and Blue Sunday
This Sunday, October 10th, is National Faith & Blue Sunday where we honor our local law enforcement. Members of the Parachute Police Department and Garfield County Sheriff’s Department have been invited to join us for worship and/or fellowship time after worship. More information can be found at https://faithandblue.org


Vacation Bible Study Program in the Holy Land
Planning continues for the Vacation Bible Study Program in the Holy Land, July 20-August 9, 2022. We are seeking a few dedicated people to be leaders along with the pastor. Please prayerfully consider if this is something that God is calling on your to consider. A travel itinerary and estimated cost will be available in the near future.


The Goal Setting process continues this Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. Please place your colored dots next the the goals that appeal to you. There are also 3×5 cards for comments, or you can send an email to the church office at [email protected].


GVUMC is again participating in Trunk-or-Treat sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department on Halloween. The event runs from 3:00-6:00 at the Rec Center. If you would like to help, please wear a costume that fits the theme of Noah’s Ark. We have the candy and the basics – all we need is YOU!


If you have news to share in the newsletter or on social media, please let the office know – send an email to [email protected].


Church Contact Information
PO Box 125
Parachute CO 81635
[email protected]

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