April 7, 2017
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Palm Sunday Parade
Children are invited to wave palms and participate in the joyful Palm Parade through the sanctuary this Sunday. Teachers will be on the patio at 9:15 am to meet their classes.The Praise Singers sing after the palm waving and before they go to their classes.Join us for this celebration and the start of Holy Week.
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

We celebrate Palm/Passion Sunday, remembering the joyful moment of Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem. Jesus was recognized as God’s messiah, the true ruler of God’s kingdom. In our worship, we begin in praise and excitement and by the end of the service we have moved to the events around the Passion of Jesus, his arrest, trial and crucifixion. We share these movements in one worship service as a way to remember the larger story of Holy Week and the meaning of Jesus’ suffering and self-giving for us.

This week, we are wrapping up the Gift of the Dark Woods as we talk about the Gift of Disappearing on Sunday and on Maundy Thursday, the Gift of Misfits. We continue to...

Register NOW for 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 by this Sunday, April 9. Invite a friend or two to join you, and room together for the weekend. Pay online or send us a check. Can't stay overnight? We have commuter options. Say yes to yourself this spring.  

Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) is in the season of Lent. In worship, we're following Gifts of the Dark Wood. Join us for worship at 8, 9:30 or 11 am. It's also Palm/Passion Sunday, and the beginning of Holy Week. Read More.

Childcare is available in G1 for all services, and children's classes are offered at 9:30 am, but this Sunday, come to the patio outside the sanctuary, where the teachers will have palms and the children will be invited to join the Palm Parade at the beginning of worship. 

Read 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:

11 am Ignite (no bulletin)

Holy Week Worship Experiences
Tranformational Living will bring back the chimes in the chapel for you to experience during Holy Week, Tuesday-Friday.
We also invite you to worship with us:
Maundy Thursday, 7 pm in the chapel
Celebrate communion as we remember Jesus' Last Supper .  
Good Friday Tenebrae Service with the Chancel Choir singing Fauré’s Requiem with orchestral accompaniment at 7pm in the sanctuary
Read More
PVUMC Career Connecting April 20
PVUMC member Tom Colceri will moderate a panel discussion of seasoned and young professionals on Thursday, April 20 at 5:30 pm in H1. Learn their secret recipes on how to create and foster meaningful relationships which lead to business and personal growth. Gather at 5:30 pm and enjoy refreshments together. The presentation will be 5:30-7 pm.
Easter Carnival Saturday, April 15 and Easter Sunday, April 16
PVUMC Children's Ministries hosts an annual Easter Carnival for children and their families, and we can't wait to do it again! We've invited 5,000 of our closest neighbors, and invite you to come too! Take a postcard from one of our ushers after worship Sunday -- it's a dual invitation to Easter Sunday worship AND the carnival on Saturday -- and give it to a friend or neighbor. If you're on Facebook, please share our event posted on the church page: Event on Facebook.

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   Caring Kids Rummage Sale Success
 Last weekend, the Caring Kids held their rummage sale at the church to help raise funds for a local charity: Child Crisis Arizona. They donated $1,147 to the charity, and donated 12 bags of toys and children's clothing to refugee families. They also gave several boxes of items to the Arizona Humane Society Thift Shop. The experience taught the kids how good it feels to give and help others. Thank you to everyone who donated items, helped organize and publicize, and to all who shopped for a good cause. You are all God's love in action!

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