January 20, 2017
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
In This Issue:

Pastor's Message

Holy Huddle with UMC Bishop Bob Hoshibata

Community Concert - TONIGHT - Jan 20

Church Directory
Photo Session Sign Up

Bingo Night -  Jan 27

Holy Huddle with the Bishop TOMORROW
You're invited to join the Bishop of the Desert Southwest Conference tomorrow, Saturday, January 21 at 9:30 am in the PVUMC sanctuary for a time of discussion about unity of the UMC. Bishop Robert Hoshibata has invited us and other UMC churches in the East District to this "Holy Huddle."
Pastor's Message

Dear Friends in Faith,

Jesus talks often about forgiveness. It’s a key element of discipleship and being a follower. In Jesus’ most well-known prayer, the Lord’s Prayer, forgiveness in included, a reminder that we need to pray often for help here.

Jesus knew that forgiveness keeps us from holding grudges, helps to stop the cycle of revenge and getting even and it helps us to let go of anger. In my experience, when we take steps to forgive someone, God is able to move in and begin to work in ways that we cannot — helping us to listen, to love, to shift our understanding...

Community Concert: TONIGHT 
Register on Eventbrite for PVUMC's Community Concert TONIGHT: Friday, January 20 at 7pm. Some of the best vocalists from the Phoenix Conservatory of Music perform jazz, blues, pop and classical music. No tickets needed; donations welcome at the event.

Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) welcomes Rev. Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan from Claremont School of Theology as our guest preacher this Sunday. We invite you to worship at 8, 9:30 or 11:15 am. Childcare is available in G1 for all services, and children and youth classes are offered at 9:30 am. Click here to see our church calendar page to find rooms and times of all classes and events offered at PVUMC. 

The Ignite (alternative 11:15 am service) has a "children's corner" for supervised play, and Praise Paks are available for children at every service. Click here to see the Looking Ahead bulletin insert, which includes Prayers of Intercession, the weekly church calendar and news about upcoming events.

Download your bulletins and Looking Ahead below:

11:15 am Ignite (no bulletin)

Church Directory - Photo Sign Up
Be a part of our new church directory. If you have not yet had your photo taken, please schedule your appointment for the week of February 14-18, 2017. Sign up now online at the website, or sign up after church on the patio this Sunday. 

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Get Ready for Bingo! January 27
Join us for an evening of fun in the Fellowship Center, 6-8 pm, Friday, January 27, 2017. It's our annual Bingo Night! See our Facebook event, and share it with your social media network. 
  • Free Pizza
  • Gift Card prizes
  • Fun for everyone! 
Pathways Spring 2017 Semester
The Pathways Spring 2017 offerings include several paths you can take on your spiritual journey of the heart, mind, soul and strength. If you need help getting started or are new to the church, join Pastor Dave Summers and his wife, Kim, in the Journey of Faith class, beginning January 30, 6:30-8:30 pm, on Monday evenings. The three-week class includes an introduction to the Bible and the UMC, spiritual gifts and devotional practices to help you better discern where God is leading you.

Below are a few other options to explore:

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)


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    The PVUMC Preshool begins in-school registration for the 2017-2018 preschool year  January 30. Families who are interested in registering their child(ren) for 2017-2018 and are church members receive priority status. This Sunday, January 22, we offer a New Member Orientation at 12:30 pm in F5/6. Please come if you are interested in finding out more about becoming a member of PVUMC. 
NOTE: Childcare is available with a 48-hour reservation for all our
events and classes on campus. Call 602.840.8360, ext 134.