February 23, 2018
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
From Broadway, With Love TONIGHT
Experience some of the Valley’s top musical theater performers sing your favorite love songs from famous Broadway musicals from the Golden Age to today’s modern musicals at this community concert at PVUMC. Tommy Strawser and Andria Fennig will be part of the show. No tickets needed! Come to the sanctuary at 7 pm. Donations welcome!
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

Sometimes the places we come from can pop up in the most unexpected ways. For instance, every once in awhile I'll catch myself saying "supper" instead of "dinner" or "pop" instead of "soda", and I'll realize that my midwestern background is showing through. Or whenever I see a vintage Ford Mustang out and about, I instinctively will tell whoever is with me what year it is - just as my dad did to me throughout my entire childhood. It seems that no matter how hard we might try, we can't ever fully outrun our past. We carry these little quirks and habits with us throughout our entire lives. Perhaps this is because they were the things that shaped us into who we are today.

It can be difficult to discern what plan God has for us. With all of the distractions of life clouding our vision, the path lying ahead of us can be hazy and unclear. But the Bible reminds us that sometimes the best way to see what is coming up is to look back at where we've been.

This Sunday, join us for worship at PVUMC as we continue to ask "Which Way, Lord?" We'll be looking at how the apostle Paul's unique cultural, educational, and religious background set him on course to be one of the most influential Christian leaders ever,... 

How the New Tax Cuts Affect You
Are you concerned about how the new tax rules will affect you and your family? Learn the facts and dispel the myths about how the Tax Cuts and New Jobs Act will change your income tax for 2018 and beyond in a presentation by church member and chair of the Finance Team, Monica J. Stern, CPA, on February 26 at 6:30 pm in the Chapel. Whether you are retired or a young family, a business owner or an employee, you will be affected by the new tax rules that went into effect on January 1, 2018.
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Prayer Chapel, Sunday Lenten Experiences and Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) invites you to experience Lent every day during the six-week season.

One way is through the practice of prayer. The campus has two rooms designed for this purpose, along with the worship spaces, the chapel and sanctuary. Under the chapel, there's a 24-hour prayer room and in the H Building, there's a meditation room, H6. Feel free to use these rooms for prayer if they are open and not reserved for a meeting.

The Learning and Living Ministry Team also offers several Sunday morning experiences on the patio after worship. Look for the crossroad signs, which echo the theme of Paul’s journeys in the Bible and as they are described in Rob Fuquay’s book, Which Way Lord? Exploring Your Life’s Purpose in the Journeys of Paul. The serenity chimes will be available at various locations on campus for mindful meditation on February 18 and 25 Read More about the other experiences on the website, pvumc.org.

The Prayers of Intercession are included in the Looking Ahead. Unless otherwise requested, prayer requests are e-mailed to the 200+ Prayer Team members and shared with pastors and staff. Submit a prayer request using our online request form or call the church office at 602.840.8360.

Worship Bulletins are available for the 8 am and 9:30 am worship services on Sunday.
Ignite at 11 am is an alternative, contemporary and bulletin-free service in the chapel.
From Broadway with Love, Community Concert on February 23, 2018
Some of the Valley’s top musical theater performers sing your favorite love songs from famous Broadway musicals from the Golden Age to today’s modern musicals. Tommy Strawser, assistant music and arts director at PVUMC and local actor, performs along with fellow musical theater performers Miguel Jackson, Alyssa Chiarello, and Kimberly Richard. A three-piece band, including our own worship accompanist and director of contemporary worship arts, Andria Fennig, accompanies the singers.

Caring Kids Rummage Sale
This Sunday, February 25 is the last day to donate your gently used children's clothing, books, toys, DVDs, games, sports equipment and more to the Caring Kids Rummage Sale, March 3-4. See the Facebook event and share it with your friends. Invite them to come buy children's items at bargain prices while they support Phoenix Children's Hospital.

The Good Life at PVUMC
The Good Life at PVUMC includes the people and ministries we love. We support each other in the journey of faith and hope that we're building a future where we can ignite faith and transform lives as we create community. Help us build the nest for the next generation by pledging your support today. Pledge online to PVUMC

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Paradise Perk and Serendipities
Our on-site coffee shop, the Paradise Perk, is open Sundays, 9 am-1 pm. A 16-oz cup of fresh-brewed coffee from the self-serve cart only costs $2. The Perk also offers a wide variety of espresso drinks, smoothies, teas, and soda. All proceeds support youth missions and make the life-changing trips we offer affordable for our church families and students. In 2018, the senior high youth go on a mission trip to Houston, to help clean up after Hurricane Harvey. Ask Christopher Wurpts about how you can be a part of it even if you aren't a member of the youth group.

The church gift shop, Serendipities, is also open Sunday mornings, 9-11:30 am, and on Wednesdays, 9 am-12 noon. Purchases support local missions.

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