June 30, 2017
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Mingus Celebrates 70 Years of Camping
This weekend, Mingus Mountain Camp and Retreat Center is celebrating 70 years of camping ministry, and you're invited to the party! Online registration is closed, but if you're still interested in coming up, call Camp Registrar Dina Reid: 602.798.8215
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

When have you felt like an outsider? Remember the experience of not being accepted, or being told that you did not belong? Maybe it happened at school growing up, or in work and professional life. It can be a devastating moment when we are pushed aside, unwanted, made to feel that we are not quite good enough.
Growing up as a preacher’s kid, I was often treated as an outsider in high school. That was painful. There is certrainly still enough sexism in our world that this happens to women, especially in their professional lives. All of the women pastors I know have experienced some of this in the church. There is still enough racism in the world that persons of color are treated as outsiders. We have a lot of fear about strangers in this world, people we do not know. We’re encouraged to be...

We Welcome Children at PVUMC - See the New Pew Pocket Cards!
This Sunday is a Family Sunday, when you're invited to worship as a family in lieu of classes. We have new "Kids are Welcome" cards in the pew pockets to encourage parents and to help children better experience worship. Sunday Summer Camp for our elementary as well as Preschool kids will be back next week. If you would like to volunteer as a summer camp teacher, please email Rev. Brenda Smith. Just once or twice a month will help a lot, and you'll be working with others as a team.  Read More

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

11 am Ignite worship is bulletin-free. All services include the  Looking Ahead. This month, we feature a printed calendar for our "Six Weeks of Summer" Looking Ahead. Visit the website  calendar and news blog to read announcements online.

Check the calendar for other activities scheduled for Sunday, and through Aug 12. PLEASE NOTE: The PVUMC Book Group meets July 10, not July 3. Read More.

During July, we continue to lift up prayers for each other but we do not print the Prayers of Intercession in the Looking Ahead. Unless otherwise requested, prayer requests are e-mailed to the 200+ Prayer Team members and shared with pastors and staff. Prayer team members meet on Wednesdays to pray and send cards to those being prayed for that week.  Submit a prayer request using our online request form or by call the church office at 602.840.8360. Prayer request cards are also in the pew pockets.

Jr High Leaves Sunday for Mission Trip to Tucson, AZ
We are almost sold out of our prayer decks! If you would still like a "Prayer Deck" of playing cards in support of our youth mission participants, let Christopher Wurpts know. Each card in the 52-card "Prayer Deck" features a photo of a student participant or a youth worker for whom you can pray for this summer. $25/deck suggested. On Sunday, we bless the jr high mission team at the Ignite service before they leave for a mission to Tucson. 
Help Zion UMC Rebuild After Fire
The Desert Southwest Conference has reached out to all of its congregations asking for help with the rebuilding of Zion UMC in North Las Vegas. A fire destroyed the church sanctuary on June 6, 2017, just months before they were going to celebrate their 100-year anniversary. Volunteers are urgentlly needed to help clear debris and donations are welcome.
Register/Volunteer for VBC TODAY!
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church invites you to Hero Central! Discover your strength in God this summer at our Vacation Bible Camp, July 17-21. We need volunteers to make this program a success. Can you help? Adults and youth in 7th grade and older are welcome to apply to be a volunteer (see page 2). TODAY, June 30 is the last day to register for the camp without incurring a late fee. After today, it will cost $10 more to register your child. Don't wait, register online today! 

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  Register for Vacation Bible Camp by June 30 - Just $35/Student!
Pick up a postcard from one of the ushers after worship and invite a friend or neighbor to register for Vacation Bible Camp, Hero Central, July 17-21. Early registration ends on June 30, so register today! After June 30, you'll pay $10 more per student. The camp will help children discover their strength in God through music, stories, recreation and more!
Interested in a career at PVUMC or at the PVUMC Preschool?

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