May 19, 2017
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
New Member and Graduation Sunday
We celebrate the addition of new members at our Ignite service, where we'll also have a potluck brunch at 11 am in the chapel. At 9:30 am, we celebrate our high school graduates in worship and at a lunch with their families after the service. The Music Makers will play too!
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

Jesus’ vision for the church is that we would be one: a group of followers, united in serving him, loving one another and God’s world. We wonder if Jesus had any inkling of what the world would be like by our time, or how divided we would be. Most of us cannot remember living in a more fractured culture than our current America. However, as people of faith, we are seldom more united than when we are serving God together, when we are rolling up our sleeves, offering ourselves and our love, doing mission and service. It is in those moments that we often find our commonalities and share a common spirit. Every time.. 

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 Sunday school 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

Childcare is available in G1 all morning and Sunday school classes meet at 9:30 am for preschool-4th grade. See the signs or check the calendar for rooms.

Youth are invited to celebrate with their friends at the 9:30 am service, as we celebrate our high school graduates, some of whom will give testimonies of faith. Squad 57 (5th-7th grades) meet in H6.Check the calendar for other youth activities scheduled for Sunday.

Welcome New Members at 11 am - and Join the Brunch Potluck 
Ignite is having a potluck brunch on Sunday and everyone is welcome as we celebrate our new members:
- Judith and Jim Kunkel
- Michael Jennings
- Brian Hecht and Missy  Hoekstra-Hecht
- Susan and Tim West
- Kristin Parker ( Roman, 12, and Jameson, 9) 
- Cassandra Holmes and Greg  Joelson (Teagan, 4)   Read More
Pastor Eve's Appointment Upheld
On May 17, Bishop Robert Hoshibata met with a group of PVUMC lay leaders to respond to and better understand their concerns regarding the appointment of Rev. Eve Williams as pastor of Advent United Methodist Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, effective July 1, 2017. After a lengthy discussion and prayerful consideration, the Bishop told the group that he stood by his decision, but would work with the church to help meet our pastoral needs after Pastor Eve's departure. Eve and William will be dearly missed, and you are invited to donate to a love gift for her and her son. You're also invited to join us June 11 for a reception.
Volunteer at VBC - July 17-21
Adults and youth in 7th grade and up are encouraged to volunteer at Hero Central, this year's Vacation Bible Camp program, July 17-21. This comes BEFORE the youth mission trip and AFTER Camp Mingus, so please help us reach out to children and the community. You can be God's love in action this summer! Volunteers also needed at Camp Mingus.

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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,
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.