News for May 1, 2020

See you this Sunday at 10:15am for Worship Online!

Visit our COVID Care page for ways to share and respond to needs in our church body.

Greenmonte App Now Available
Dear Greenmonte,
We're excited to announce that the Greenmonte app is now available in the App Store and Google Play! We developed this for you as a new and convenient way that you can stay connected with Greenmonte from your phone or device. You can listen to sermons and take notes, read or listen to the Bible as well as our Story reading plan, get the latest church news, access our calendar, sign up for groups and events, give to Greenmonte from your phone, and more. You can also opt in to receive notifications, which will give you updates on upcoming services and events.

In addition to the new app, our website has been re-designed from the ground up. We wanted to make things more simple, clear, and easier for you to stay connected with us. Our new Giving system is secure and integrates right inside the app as well as the website.

Our hope is that these new developments in our communications will bless and encourage you in your everyday life, helping you stay connected with our church body and with God's Word throughout the week. If you have any questions about the app or need help getting started, feel free to reach out to me.

-Kristin Donohue
Administrative Assistant

Prayer on Zoom: Tuesday at 11am
Join with us in prayer from your own home this coming Tuesday, May 5th at 11am for our weekly Zoom prayer meeting. When you're ready to join the meeting, just visit this link. The Meeting ID is: 404 536 516.

Evening Devotion: Wednesday at 8pm
Join us Wednesday on our church online platform at 8pm for Evening Devotion for a brief reflection from the Word and time of prayer. You're welcome to join in on chat before, during and after to share prayer requests.

Give Blood - Give Life
There is a need for blood donations in our area as supply has gone down due to lockdowns. As a church body, we want to consider giving blood as a way to give life to our neighbors. Check out our Give Blood page for dates and locations of upcoming local blood drives that you can participate in.

Calvary UMC's Food Pantry
The Calvary UMC Food Pantry, located at 2179 Stuarts Draft Highway, Stuarts Draft, is currently open on Mondays and Thursdays from 2 to 5pm. They have changed their regulations so that they can distribute food to anyone in need, regardless of income. Please feel free to utilize this resource or refer your neighbors in need.

Feed the Hungry
During this time of economic uncertainty and unemployment, we want to make sure that no one goes hungry! Visit our Feed the Hungry page to find out ways to serve meals and donate food to those in our area.

How Are You Serving?
Have you found a creative way to serve your neighbors during this difficult time, or do you know of someone in our church body who has? We'd love to hear from you so we can support you and invite others to join!

Give the Gift of Flowers: Valley Young Life Fundraiser
Valley Young Life, a ministry that shares the gospel with teenagers in our area, is moving ahead with a new fundraiser to benefit their ministries: hanging flowers. Purchase a 12" pot of hanging flowers for a loved one that comes with a customized hand-written note, and have them delivered. Visit their Order Page to reserve yours before May 7th.

Solomon: The King Who Had It All
Our Bible reading this week is: Psalm 23, 32, 51, 1 Kings 1-7, 1 Kings 8, 10-11, 2 Chronicles 5-7, Proverbs 1-3, 6, 20-21. If you're reading in The Story book, this is Chapter 12. As you read, we encourage you to journal, pray, and share what you're learning with others.
Memory Verse: Proverbs 16:18 - Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

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