June 2, 2017
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Pentecost Sunday
We invite you to celebrate Pentecost with us this Sunday in worship at 9:30 am in the sanctuary, or 8 or 11 am in the chapel. Pentecost invites the Holy Spirit to ignite our faith, transform lives and create community. Our Mission says we are "Alive with the Spirit."  Pray that will will be renewed with God's Holy Spirit. 
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

Sometimes our plate is just too full. We’re juggling too much. Or running too hard. How do you decide on your priorities and where you will give attention?
 
There’s a short story in the book of Exodus about Moses, after leading the escape from slavery in Egypt. The Hebrews are wandering in the wilderness. Every day, people bring their complaints and disputes to Moses and he sits as a judge and mediator to sort things out. Soon, he is overwhelmed. Fortunately, his father-in-law, Jethro, shows up. Moses seems to enjoy a good relationship with Jethro and listens attentively to his counsel, which turns out to be a life-saver...
 


Children are our Future. Help Lead them this Summer at Sunday Camp.
Beginning June 4, and continuing through August 13, PVUMC offers weekly summer Sunday classes for preschoolers-4th graders. It's a more relaxed time of year, and we encourage our regular teachers to take a well-deserved break while encouraging others who love children and want to share their faith with children to help lead during the summer. Please check your schedule and sign up by emailing Rev. Brenda Smith. Just once or twice will help a lot, and you'll be working with others as a team.

Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) has 3 services on Sunday. 
Dowload the bulletins for 8 and 9:30:

The 11 am Ignite worship is bulletin-free. All services include the  Looking Ahead, which features our weekly church calendar, prayers and announcements

It's Pentecost Sunday, and we'll celebrate communion at all three worship services. Childcare is available in G1 all morning, and there's a special play area in the chapel during the 11 am Ignite service.

It's also Gun Violence Awareness Sunday, and you're invited to wear orange to show your support. Read More.

Check the calendar for other activities scheduled for Sunday and during the week.

Pastor's Bible Study continues with Rev. Sharon MacVean, June 7. Read More.


New Summer Pathways Classes Offer Community and Engagement 
Get closer to God and create community with others on a spiritual journey. Learn about centering prayer, take a yoga class, engage in a Bible study, or explore your spiritual gifts. This summer, the church offers several ways for you to create or deepen your own spiritual disciplines. See the Looking Ahead and explore our website.
RAFT Invites You to Open House with Refugee Focus, June 7
On Wednesday, June 7 at 6 pm in the Fellowship Center, PVUMC invites you to an Open House with Hannah Miller, Faith and Community Engagement Coordinator at Refugee Focus, a division of Lutheran Social Services, and RAFT (Refugee Assistance and Friendship Teams). Learn how you can be part of a new Core Team, as we get ready to welcome more families. Read More
Youth Choir Tour, June 8-12
Please pray for he PVUMC Youth Choir, who goes on tour this week and will be a part of the Youth Choir Festival Northwest at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, June 9 and 10. The festival occurs once every four years and is an opportunity for youth choirs across the country and abroad to perform together. The tour, June 8-12 to the Seattle, WA area, includes other stops as well. 

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   Childcare Workers Needed 
The Child Care Center is looking for child care workers. The job includes possible morning, afternoon and evening shifts. These are paid, part-time positions. Requirements: 
Age 18 and up
CPR / First Aid Certification
Fingerprint clearance card 
If you are interested or know someone who might be, please email:
Child Care Coordinator Kathy Ratliff, kpratliff@gmail.com
or leave a message for her at: 602.840.8360, ext 134.
Other Employment Opportunities listed on the website.

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