February 3, 2017
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
In This Issue:

Pastor's Message

Piano Concert

Youth Auction - Feb 26

Photo Sessions

Roundtable - Feb 12

Pathways:  Strength

The PVUMC Piano Dedication Concert is TONIGHT at 7 pm in the sanctuary featuring critically acclaimed pianist Andrew Tyson. Tickets are $20 for the concert only, or $25 for the concert and reception following. Tickets available online (your email receipt is your ticket) and at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm. 
Pastor's Message

Dear Friends in Faith,

How often do you think about money? Or worry about money? Most of us think and worry about money more than we want to in the course of our lives. I know that money can mean quite different things to us.

For  some of us, having money gives us a sense of security, especially when we know we have enough for what we need. For others, money means having the freedom to do and enjoy the things that we want to enjoy. And, for some, money is a score card, telling us how well we’ve done based on our successes and accomplishments in life....

Youth Auction Donations Needed
Come to the Youth Mission Dinner and Auction Fundraiser on Sunday, February 26. Tickets go on sale soon, but now we need donations from local businesses. Gift cards to local restaurants and resorts; themed baskets; concert or sporting event tickets, or travel packages will help the youth raise funds for their mission trips and youth choir tour. Email Christopher Wurpts at christopher@pvumc.org or text/call him at 712-348-3791, Thank you! 

Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) begins a new worship series this morning at 8, 9:30 and 11:15 am.

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

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)

Church Directory - Photo Sign Up
Be a part of our new church directory. If you have not yet had your photo taken, please schedule your appointment for the week of February 14-18, 2017. Sign up now online at the website, or sign up after church on the patio this Sunday. 

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Roundtable on Welcoming - Feb 12
On Sunday, February 12, at 12:15 pm, we invite you to join us for a light lunch and a discussion on proposed welcoming statements. If you would like lunch, please email Betty Price by February 10. This will be the last of our Roundtable discussions as we seek to come to a consensus on how to invite those on the margins of our society and the UMC, particularly those in the LGBTQ community. 

Pathways Spring 2017 Semester
The Pathways Spring 2017 offerings include several paths you can take on your spiritual journey of the heart, mind, soul and strength.
International Mission Team Stakeholders - Strength:
PVUMC is sending two mission teams to Latin America this March, and we invite you to become a 2017 Stakeholder to support their mission work in Costa Rica and Guatemala (March 4-13).  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. A gift of $25 or more helps pay for supplies.  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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   Salaam-Chai-Paradise Explores Death and Dying in 3 Faiths
  Join Salaam-Chai-Paradise for the next two sessions held at PVUMC on the topic of death and dying. Discover how each faith tradition (Muslim, Jewish and Christian) looks at “Rituals for the Deceased,” and “After Life (?).” Clergy from all three faiths will be represented at each program on February 16 and March 2, 7 pm, Fellowship Center. 
NOTE: Childcare is available with a 48-hour reservation for all our
events and classes on campus. Call 602.840.8360, ext 134.