November 2, 2018
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Memorial Service of Light November 18
As we remember those who have passed away in our church this Sunday, we also have set aside a special time to remember all of those who are no longer here and who we still miss. No matter how recent your loss, we understand that the holidays are an especially difficult time when you are grieving. Join us for the Memorial Service of Light November 18 at 6 pm in the chapel for a service of meditation, prayer, scripture and candle lighting.
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

This Sunday is All Saints Sunday at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church. We remember the beloved saints of our own church who have died in this past year. We also think a bit about the saintly life, which generally means becoming more Christ-like, living and acting as Jesus would.

I appreciated how Oscar Wilde said, “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” That’s true for all of us. The official saints of the church struggled with faith and relationships as much as the rest of us. St. Anthony once preached to fishes in the Italian town of Rimini because he said he was so disheartened by the stubborn hearts of the local people. They have been a tough church for him and perhaps the fish were more attentive!

I think of saints as people who acted boldly and faithfully for God in whatever situation they found themselves. We can do that too. God is not always looking for astounding acts of courage but for ...

Purchase Tickets to Zoolights and Support the PVUMC Preschool
Celebrate the holidays at PVUMC Preschool’s annual ZooLights and Holiday Party on Saturday, November 17, 2018 , 5:30-8 pm at The Phoenix Zoo. Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased by November 8 .

Sunday Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) invites you to worship with us at 8, 9:30 or 11 am. It's All Saints Sunday and the first Sunday of the month, when we celebrate communion at all services. We also invite you to bring non-perishable food to donate to UMOM. Look for the blue bins at the entrances when you arrive on campus.

Ignite at 11 am is our contemporary, bulletin-free service.

See the website calendar at for all our children's, youth and adult classes meeting on Sunday mornings, during the week and all year long.

Pick up a new Looking Ahead in worship or read it on the website. The Looking Ahead bulletin insert includes our weekly calendar as well as highlights of upcoming events and programs. We also include weekly prayers of intercession.

Prayer Requests
 Submit prayer requests using our online request form, email or call the church office at 602.840.8360. Your request will be shared with our 200+ list of prayer warriors on email. If you haven't been receiving prayers, and are already on the prayer team list, please make sure you add "" and our new prayer chain coordinator's email, "" to your safe sender and recipient lists. To make sure the E-News gets to you, add "" to your email list of safe recipients.
Interested in Becoming a Member? Come to Orientation November 14
If you've been attending Paradise Valley United Methodist Church for a while and would like to know more about joining the church, you're invited to come to a New Member Orientation on Wednesday, November 14. Learn more about what it means to be a member, and meet some of the pastors and leaders from the church. Ask questions and get answers! Free, quality childcare is available during the meeting. After orientation, you will be invited to join on Sunday, November 18 .
Holy Huddle with the Bishop
You’re invited to join Bishop Robert Hoshibata from the Desert Southwest Conference for a Holy Huddle focused on the future of the United Methodist Church Saturday, November 17 at North Scottsdale UMC, 11735 N Scottsdale, Scottsdale, 85254. To read more and hear video messages about the plans proposed for the 2019 special General Conference, please visit the Conference website:

Memorial Service of Light
Let God bring healing and hope to you during the holiday season. You're invited to remember your loved ones at the Memorial Service of Light on November 18 at 6 pm in the chapel. Light a candle for a loved one who has passed away, participate in quiet reflection and hear scriptures and prayers to ease your grief and bring joy to your life.

Community Concert: November 16
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church is excited to offer its next community concert on Friday, November 16. Join us for Nicole Pesce in Concert at 7 pm.

Register for this concert and ALL the concerts on Eventbrite, invite your friends, and share our concerts on Facebook. Visit our Facebook page to see and share this concert. And if you're on Instagram, we have a "Get Tickets" link on our @pvumc profile. Check it out!

Donations welcome at each event. Make your childcare reservations at least 48 hours before the concert by calling 602.840.8360, ext 134 or emailing

Change the World Day 2018
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) hosts its 5th Annual Change the World Day on Sunday, November 11, 2018 . This is just one way for us to be God's love in action as we strive to be an all-embracing, all-engaging church in the community. Sign up to participate ONLINE NOW, or sign up on Sunday.

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Make Christmas Merry by Donating Gifts to Children and Seniors
This Sunday, look for information on how to adopt a family at UMOM, a child served by the Wesley Community Center or a Senior in an assisted living facility or nursing home. We also have an opportunity to provide gifts, food and toiletries to families and seniors on the Navajo reservation. You can be an angel this Christmas by donating gifts to them. Stop by the patio tables on Sunday to find out more or call Frieda Bateman, 480.361.9371. Look for more information about these Christmas missions in the next E-News or at

NOTE: Childcare is availa ble with a 48-hour reservation for all our
events and classes on campus. Call 602.840.8360, ext 134.