April 21, 2017
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
TONIGHT at 7 pm: Blues at the Perk
Join us for our last Community Concert of the season outside on the Paradise Perk Patio at 7 pm. The Perk will be open, serving hot and cold beverages, with all proceeds going toward youth missions. No tickets needed for the concert, but your generous donations will be collected at the event. We'll also have a few prizes to give away! Register, and invite a friend to join you. Sharing is caring!
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

This Sunday is Confirmation Sunday. Throughout the last two years, a group of our young people have been taught the basic tenets of the Christian faith and how to interpret them within the United Methodist Church. After much consideration and prayer, four of the students have decided to publicly profess their faith and join our church family at PVUMC. This is a special day for all of us, as we are able to watch these young people take ownership of what they believe, joining us on our mission to be “God’s Love in Action.”

In his first letter to the church in Corinth, the apostle Paul wrote at length about the importance of diversity within the church. Even then, he recognized that sharing the love of Jesus with the world would require a wide variety of different people. Besides lowering the average age of membership at our church, each of these young people bring important gifts and strengths to our congregation. Young people bring fresh energy and new ideas. They’re able to help interpret...

Register as a Commuter for the 
Women's Retreat, April 28-30 

The annual Women’s Retreat, “Prayer: Mind, Body, Spirit,” April 28-30, 2017 at Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree, AZ, is almost here! It's a time for women to nurture themselves, spend time in nature, discover new strengths and spiritual gifts, meet new friends and enjoy old acquaintances. Register online  as a commuter, or check with Rev. Andrea Andress about other options. Say yes to yourself this spring.  

Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) has three worship services on Sunday, at 8, 9:30 (Confirmation) and 11 am. Download the bulletins for the earlier, traditional services:

The contemporary 11 am Ignite service is bulletin-free.

All services include the  Looking Ahead, which features our weekly church calendar, prayers and announcements

Childcare is available in G1 for all worship services. 

Sunday school classes meet at 9:30 am for preschool-4th grade. Youth are invited to worship in lieu of class on this special Confirmation Sunday. 

Young Adult Working Retreat - April 28-30 - Just $20!
Young adults (twenty-somethings plus or minus a few years) are welcome to come up to Mingus Mountain Camp and Retreat Center April 28-30 to help get the camp ready for summer. No church affiliation necessary; just join the group on the mountain for a fun work weekend with a few God experiences sprinkled in. The stars are out of this world and the air is clean. All lodging and meals included for just $20!

Sultan and the Saint Movie - May 7
Join us for a movie premiere of The Sultan and the Saint, Sunday, May 7 at 7 pm
Tickets are free; registration is required: www.SultanSaintPhoenix.Eventbrite.com
Parents please note: The film contains some scenes of violence and may not be appropriate for children under 12. Please use your own discretion. Childcare is available with a 48-hr reservation. Call 602.840.8360, ext 134.

Graduation Sunday, May 21
If you have a graduating high school senior, we invite you to celebrate this milestone with us at the 9:30 am worship service on May 21, followed by a luncheon. RSVP for the lunch by Sunday,  April 23, and let us know 
how many will be in your party . Please contact  Christopher Wurpts, youth ministries director, about submitting photos for a senior slideshow. 

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  A Message from Bishop Bob
 Bishop Robert Hoshibata of the Desert Southwest Conference recently shared that an expected ruling later this month by the Judicial Council, the Supreme Court of the UMC, will either find the election of Bishop Karen Oliveto by the Western Jurisdictional Conference valid or not. The bishops of the Western Jurisdiction stand with Bishop Oliveto, and believe that her election, consecration (here at PVUMC) and assignment to lead the Mountain Sky Area is valid. More information will be shared following the announcement of the Council’s ruling. Bishop Bob has asked our congregation to: "...hold Bishop Oliveto in prayer along with the laity and clergy of the Mountain Sky Area, members of the Judicial Council, and all those who will speak their heart before the Judicial Council as it meets on April 25." 

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