February 17, 2017
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
In This Issue:

Pastor's Message

Budgeting Workshop

Youth Auction - Feb 26

Lenten Books $12

Ignite Moves to 11 am

Pathways:  Strength

Campus Closed Feb 20

Budgeting Workshop
This Sunday, we'll be talking about how we tether ourselves to God as we get better at defying financial gravity. Join JP and Jenn Coughlin for a 30-minute Dave Ramsey zero-based budgeting workshop at 10:45 am in H5, where Modern Family usually meets. It will help you prioritize and set aside money for what you truly need. Read More
Pastor's Message

Dear Friends in Faith,

Jesus spoke often about our loyalties and priorities in life. He was clear that no one can serve two masters. We sometimes think we can and fool ourselves. We try to juggle competing loyalties and demands and keep everyone happy. We simply cannot serve both God and money. We cannot serve God and any other loyalty (politics, career, pleasure, etc.). Our culture always pulls us to consume and buy.That’s a way financial gravity works on us. Most of us have more stuff than we need....

Youth Mission Dinner and Auction
Come to the Youth Mission Dinner and Auction Fundraiser NEXT Sunday, February 26. Buy your dinner tickets online (choose "Missions" and include "Youth Mission Dinner" in the comments section; $40/ticket), Your ticket purchase, auction items and bidding at the dinner help the youth raise funds for their mission trips and youth choir tour. Email christopher@pvumc.org or text/call Youth Ministries Director Christopher Wurpts at 712-348-3791 if you have questions. This weekend, he and many of our youth are on their Winter Retreat. 

Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) continues its Defying Gravity worship series this morning at 8, 9:30 and 11:15 am.

Childcare is available in G1 for all services, and children's classes are offered at 9:30 am. Click here to see our church calendar page to find rooms and times of all PVUMC classes and events. 

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:

11:15 am Ignite (no bulletin)

Lenten Books Available NOW
Lent begins Ash Wednesday, March 1. It's the season in the church which ends on Easter, and includes Holy Week. This year, the church-wide Lenten study is called Gifts of the Dark Wood. It's a book by Eric Elnes that explores how God comes to us in our dark times. Stop by the patio outside worship this Sunday to purchase a book for $12 and find out how to join a book study group.  

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Ignite moves to 11 am on March 5
On Sunday, March 5, our "Come as you are" worship service in the chapel moves from 11:15 am to 11 am.Contemporary music will continue to dominate the service, led by the Ignite Band and worship leaders Andria Fennig and Tommy Strawser. Communion is served every week and there is a full sermon, just like at 8 and 9:30 am. Experience Ignite.

Pathways Spring 2017 Semester: Strength in International Missions
The Pathways Spring 2017 guidebook includes several paths you can take on your spiritual journey of the heart, mind, soul and strength. As two mission teams get ready to go to Costa Rica and Guatemala, listed under the Strength Pathway, we invite you to support them as Stakeholders. A gift of $25 or more helps pay for in-country supplies such as constructon materials and VBC curriculum. Please show your support by February 28. The Costa Rica team continues its partnership with the Methodist Orphanage of Costa Rica, Hogar Metodista and the Guatemala team will lead a medical team to provide medical services to people in rural areas. Both teams will hold Vacation Bible Camp programs. The Guatemala Team is also collecting prescription eyeglasses for the eye clinic. Donate your glasses in the labeled box in the church office. 

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   The Church Campus is Closed for Presidents Day
  The PVUMC Preschool, Church Office and Church Campus are closed in observation of the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, February 20. In addition, the clergy will attend: The Gathering in  Tucson, AZ,  February 21 - February 23. This is an annual retreat and education event for the Desert Southwest Conference clergy.
Have a blessed weekend. 
NOTE: Childcare is available with a 48-hour reservation for all our
events and classes on campus. Call 602.840.8360, ext 134.