October 20, 2017
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Trunk or Treat
Join us for PVUMC’s annual Trunk or Treat event on Friday, October 27, 6-8 pm. Kids of all ages are invited to Trick or Treat from the wide variety of decorated car trunks, parked in front of the sanctuary and enjoy the free haunted house, games and crafts in the Fellowship Center. The Paradise Perk will be open, and the live band, “God Help Us,” features Senior Pastor Dave Summers on guitar and Church Administrator Mickey Price on drums.
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

Jesus welcomed children with his arms open wide, full of love and blessing. We value children at PVUMC and always want to be a place where children feel at home and feel the presence of God. Last Saturday, I was grateful to be part of a mission experience at Feed My Starving Children and worked with one of our elementary age children who helped with packing and weighing food. This child got to see first-hand how we help feed hungry children and what it means to work as a church team, caring for God’s children in another part of the world. We enjoyed showing and teaching her what it meant to pack food and share God’s love in this way.

On Sunday, as we celebrate our PVUMC Preschool, we will highlight our ministries to young people. Maybe you were blessed to be part of a church family as you were growing up. As a preacher’s kid, the church was not only a place to go...

Volunteers Needed for Trunk or Treat Community Event, October 27
PVUMC's Trunk or Treat is coming at the end of October on Friday, October 27, 6-8 pm. Sign up now to bring a car, decorate your trunk and donate/hand out candy: email Heather Knies , htorgers@hotmail.com . To sign up to work a 30-minute shift inside the Fellowship Center, helping with the arts and crafts, games and other activities, please email Laura Takeuchi . Look for containers in the sanctuary narthex, in the church office and in other campus locations to donate bags of wrapped candy to hand out to our costumed guests. Share our Facebook event with your family and friends, and join us for a fun, family night.
Worship and Fellowship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) invites you to worship at our traditional 8 or 9:30 am services or the distinctively different 11 am Ignite service.
This week, Ignite features a potluck brunch and the 9:30 am service celebrates the PVUMC Preschool with a child and youth friendly worship experience.

You may access bulletins, the  Looking Ahead and bimonthly Desert Scroll at pvumc.org or download the bulletins here:

8 am Worship Bulletin
9:30 am Worship Bulletin

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

This Sunday, you'll have your first opportunity to sign up for projects on Change the World Day, November 12. Read more. We'll also roll out Journeys 2.0 and our new Advent book studies. With two options to 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.
Change the World Day and Snack and Pack Are Just a Month Away
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 time on November 12 , and in the weeks before, by donating food and supplies to Snack and Pack. Donations and Change the World Day project sign-ups begin this Sunday, October 22 . Read More
Finding Common Ground
Thank you to everyone who attended the first speaker event in the PVUMC Finding Common Ground series and the first follow-up discussion. We invite you to hear our second speaker in the series this week.

Thursday, October 26, 6:30 pm, Chapel
Why and How Do We See Others as “Different”?: The Ubiquity and Anatomy of Prejudice and Exclusion
Lecturer: Dr. Steven Neuberg, ASU, Psychology Department
Prejudices infiltrate all societies, shaping institutions and coloring much of everyday social interaction, often with extremely harmful consequences. Why are prejudices so ubiquitous, so “normal,” and so readily engaged? Come to the next lecture in our speaker series to find out. 

One Community Open for Worship Workshop and Lunch October 29
As we seek to be more inclusive as a congregation, you’re invited to attend an “Open for Worship” workshop led by One Community members to help you learn more about faith and LGBT inclusion. RSVP for the lunch and workshop by October 25 . Email the church 
receptionist@pvumc.org or call the church office at 602-840-8360. RSVP 48 hours in advance for childcare: call 602-840-8360, ext 134. Read More

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PVUMC Preschool Kindergarten Forum
You're invited to an intimate meet-and-greet event focused on kindergarten and sponsored by the PVUMC Preschool Board. Find out about open enrollment, language immersion programs, private vs public school and more from other parents and a few school representatives. PVUMC Preschool staff will be there to answer questions about kindergarten readiness. Childcare is available with advance notice. See info below.
Wednesday, October 25
Preschool Kindergarten Forum
5:30-7pm, Fellowship Center

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