August 3, 2017
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Communion Sunday
On the first Sunday of the every month, we celebrate communion at all three worship services. We also collect food for homeless families served by UMOM New Day Centers. Just as Jesus fed his disciples, and feeds us, body and soul, we are invited to give the gift of food to others in need. Please bring your non-perishable canned goods and other items to donate  Sunday, August 6
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

Sometimes life comes crashing down and we have to start over. Completely over. Maybe a love relationship falls apart and we are devastated. Someone dies or gets in very serious trouble and we are left picking up the pieces. Occasionally life needs to be rebooted and, with God’s help, we can start again. It may not be easy. We may find we have to change in ways we didn’t expect. We may discover help comes to us in unanticipated ways, from unexpected places. Yet God reboots human lives all the time. We believe in a God who gives us second chances. God can take the broken pieces in us and fashion and redeem them into something new.

Sunday, August 6, we begin a worship series called “Reboot” and start by looking at the story of Moses. Here is a man raised in the lap of luxury in Pharaoh’s palace, provided with every privilege. Yet he knows he is a Hebrew. He sees and knows how his own tribe is suffering in slavery. One day,... 

MOPS Begins New Program Year on August 24: Free Indeed
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) invites moms with children from birth-age 5 to a group that offers support for new mothers. PVUMC MOPS begins its new program year on Thursday, August 24. They meet twice a month, 9-11 am in H7. The theme this year is "Free Indeed." For a $90 annual fee, you'll enjoy a variety of speakers, moms' nights out and international MOPS membership. Email Jenn Coughlin or Sarah Quinn to learn more.   Read More

Worship and Fellowship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) has 3 services on Sunday:
8 am:       Traditional and intimate, chapel
9:30 am:   Traditional/blended, sanctuary
     (Sunday School is offered at this time)
Contemporary/Ignite: 11 am in the chapel
All services include the  Looking Ahead. This month, we feature a printed calendar for our "Six Weeks of Summer" Looking Ahead. Visit the website  calendar and news blog to read announcements online.

During July, we continue to lift up prayers for each other but we do not print the Prayers of Intercession in the Looking Ahead. Unless otherwise requested, prayer requests are e-mailed to the 200+ Prayer Team members and shared with pastors and staff. Prayer team members meet on Wednesdays to pray and send cards to those being prayed for that week.  Submit a prayer request using our online request form or call the church office at 602.840.8360. Prayer request cards are also in the pew pockets.

Youth Kickoff Brunch, Sunday, August 20 at 10:45 am, Fellowship Center
Youth and their families are invited o join us for brunch on Back-to-School Blessing Sunday, August 20, as we kick off a new year of programming. Come to the Fellowship Center at 10:45 am, right after the 9:30 am service, to hear about plans for 2017-18. If you have a neighbor or friend with teens or preteens, invite them to join you.  Read More
Mark Your Calendars for Back-to-School, Acolytes and Bible Blast 

Summer is almost over, and we're gearing up for another school year. Join us on Sunday, August 20 to celebrate a new beginning for students, teachers and parents. Famillies, mark your calendars to participate in these special Sundays:

  • Acolyte Training/Dedication on Sundays, August 13/August 20
  • RSVP for the Bible Blast, open to all 3rd and 4th graders Sunday, August 27

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PSPRC Update on Staffing
PSPRC (Pastor/Staff/Parish Relations Committee) has decided to hire a consultant to review staffing and office issues. During this time, the church will not be hiriing, but please check Employment Opportunities for position openings at the PVUMC Preschool.
Contact Mindy Sobraske in the Preschool Office, 602.840.8265.

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