November 10, 2017
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Change the World Day
More than 200 people have signed up for Change the World Day, when we take church out of the building and into the community on Sunday, November 12, 8 am to 12 noon. Whether you've signed up or not, you're welcome to join us for breakfast on the patio at 8 am and worship at 9 am before we mobilize to be God's love in action. There's so much to do. See you Sunday!
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

There is great satisfaction in seeing the results of your labors. Sunday will be that kind of day for us. “Change the World Day” invites us to venture out as a congregation and work in over a dozen settings around our community. We will clean, paint, garden, bake, visit and share God’s love in some very palpable ways. We’ll make care packages for the homeless, assemble Thanksgiving food boxes for the hungry and put together UMCOR (hygiene) disaster kits for places of future need. (There’s still time to give to the day; visit GIVE NOW and donate to Missions and type “Change the World Day” in the comments.)

Our vision as a church is to share a “love that crosses all barriers and embraces all people.” We’ll cross some barriers on Sunday. We’ll embrace human need in our community and know the rich blessing of giving of ourselves. For those who want to stay on campus, we’ll have many projects you can work on. Breakfast is at 8 am, and worship at 9...

Light a Candle for a Loved One; Memorial Service of Light, November 19
We invite you to join us on Sunday, November 19, 2017 for the annual Memorial Service of Light at 6 pm in the Chapel. The service will be a reflective worship experience with scripture, prayer, music and candlelight — all of which offer us a way to connect with Jesus, and feel his presence when we are grieving. The Memorial Service of Light is a time to remember our loved ones who have died (recently or not). To reserve a candle(s) in honor of a loved one, and RSVP for a reception after the service, please email Rev. Andrea Andress at  your name, email, phone number and the name of the person you are remembering with the candle. The names will be printed in the program if received by Sunday, November 12 . Read More
Worship and Fellowship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) invites you to Change the World Day this Sunday, with a Service of Blessing at 9 am in the sanctuary. Wear your God's Love in Action T-shirt from a previous Change the World Day if you have one. A limited number of T-shirts are available at registration.

Please visit the website  calendar and news blog to read all our announcements online.

See the Looking Ahead for a list of Advent classes, and purchase your Advent book this Sunday. You have three options choose from. We hope you'll find a group to travel with in Journeys 2.0. Read More.

The Prayers of Intercession are included in the Looking Ahead along with our weekly calendar and important news items. Unless otherwise requested, prayer requests are e-mailed to the 200+ Prayer Team members and shared with pastors and staff. On Wednesdays, a small team meets to pray and sends cards to those on the prayer list. Submit a prayer request using our online request form or call the church office at 602.840.8360.
Please Donate Food and Supplies for Change the World Day
For the past five years, PVUMC has packed Thanksgiving boxes for families at UMOM, and for the past four, we did this in conjunction with Change the World Day. As November 12 and our next CTWD gets closer, we ask you to be God's love in action by donating your treasure to help fund Change the World Day and your time on November 12. Check the lists of needed food and supplies for Snack and Pack and donate what you can .

Thank you for being God's love in action.
Finding Common Ground
Stephanie Varnon-Hughes from Claremont Lincoln University spoke last night during the capstone lecture of the Finding Common Ground Speaker Series. She offered strategies on how to find common ground and how we can listen to each other with the goal of better understanding one another.

Dr. Varnon-Hughes engaged the audience in a discussion about perspective, and how important it is we look at things differently to see the full picture. She also talked about “resilience” and why it’s an essential ingredient in establishing Common Ground. The examples she shared from her own life, and the discussion she led, helped the participants understand how a posture of openness deepens our engagement with others.

Next week, on Thursday, November 16, we have the final discussion - round table - based on this final lecture. Join us at 6:30 pm in the chapel.
Community Concert TONIGHT
Experience We3 in concert in the church sanctuary as part of the Community Concert Series: Music for Everyone at PVUMC TONIGHT, Friday, November 10 at 7 pm. We3 is comprised of vocalist Renee Grant Patrick, pianist/keyboardist Nicole Pesce, and violinist Suzanne Lansford. We3 entertains audiences of all ages with styles that include jazz, swing, blues, standards, world music, pop and R&B. Register on Eventbrite for this concert, and all the concerts in the series. No tix needed; donations appreciated at the event.

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Paradise Perk Open Special Hours for Change the World Day: 8-11 am
During the month of November, visit our on-site coffee shop, the Paradise Perk, for all your coffee needs. 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. On Change the World Sunday, the Perk opens an hour earlier to coincide with our breakfast and fellowship time at 8 am. See you Sunday!

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