July 3, 2019
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Family Sunday
Celebrate your freedom to worship this holiday weekend on July 7, 2019, Family Sunday. We won't have hot dogs, but we'll have special music, a brand new worship series, and communion. Families worship together in lieu of Sunday School. You're also invited to donate nonperishable food to UMOM on the first Sunday of the month.
Message from the Pastor
Dear Friend in Faith,

Seven Sundays this summer, from July 7-August 25, 2019, we’ll follow a worship series called, Binge Reading the Bible.

No other book has influenced our lives, our faith or our culture quite like the Bible. We use the Bible for worship, reading scripture each week as the basis for the sermon or message we hear. We use the Bible for devotional purposes looking and listening carefully for God’s guidance and words to inform our lives, our decisions, and our faith. The Bible gives us comfort and encouragement, challenge and a way to hear God speaking to our life’s issues and decisions. And we read the Bible in many different ways. Usually, in worship, we read a shorter passage and explain its meaning as part of our sermon. Sometimes we read....

Church Campus Closed for Independence Day
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church will be closed on Thursday, July 4 . We wish you all a Happy Independence Day to celebrate the freedom we enjoy. Please join us during the holiday weekend, on Sunday, July 7 , for a Family Sunday .

Let freedom ring!
Sunday Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) invites you to worship at 9:30 or 11 am. During June, July and August, we will have TWO worship services at 9:30 and 11 am.

Check our Calendar Online
See the website calendar at pvumc.org/calendar for all our children's, youth and adult activities, during the week and all year long. The Looking Ahead bulletin insert also includes a weekly calendar.

Prayer Requests
 Submit prayer requests using our online request form, email prayer@pvumc.org or call the church office at 602.840.8360. Your request will be shared with our prayer warriors on email.
Adult and Teens: Register to Volunteer for Vacation Bible Camp
Are you available to help make our annual Vacation Bible Camp, July 15-19 , "To Mars and Beyond," one of the best camp experiences ever? We need teens (7th grade and up) and adults to serve as class leaders, assistants, snack coordinators, and more as our registration is climbing. We hope to have as many as 200 campers and need to make sure we have enough helpers to provide a safe and fun environment for everyone. Volunteers receive a special discounted fee for any registered children, and we offer childcare for children younger than age 3 only to volunteers. Register today!

Vacation Bible Camp and Sportball
There's still time to register your children for "To Mars and Beyond," PVUMC's Vacation Bible Camp. Read more and register at pvumc.org/vbc-2019. We are excited to offer a half-day week-long VBC program, July 15-19, as well as an afternoon sports camp. Register for Sportball separately. Fee: $115/camper. 

PVUMC Says Goodbye to Communications Director
On July 1, 2019, Pam Selthun resigned from her position as the marketing and communications director at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church. Please join us in wishing her the best as God continues to lead her on a new path.

Summer Sundays at PVUMC
Summer is here! Our summer worship schedule continues during July and August with two services offered each Sunday at 9:30 and 11 am. The 8 am service will return September 1. Read more on our website.

This Sunday, take your children to worship for Family Sunday. If you can help with Summer Sunday School next week or any other week this summer, email Rev. Brenda Smith. Safe Sanctuary and other training provided.

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Paradise Perk Closed in July - Youth Mission Trip to Costa Rica
The Senior High Youth Mission Team goes to Costa Rica, July 20-27. Please come by the Paradise Perk the remaining Sundays in June to help support youth missions and thank the Curkendoll family for their faithful service each Sunday before they close for July. All coffee shop purchases youth missions.