November 11, 2016
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
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News from PVUMC

Pastor's Message

Run Boy Run: PVUMC Community Concert TONIGHT

Change the World Day, Sunday, November 13

Memorial Service of Light, November 20

Run Boy Run Performs TONIGHT 
We invite you to join us TONIGHT for Run Boy Run at 7 pm in the sanctuary. Run Boy Run's all-acoustic format blends bluegrass and folk, rooted in the traditional music of the Appalachian South.  PVUMC Community Concerts like this one offer an opportunity to hear great music while reaching out the community. It's just one of the ways to be God's love in action. Register on Eventbrite and invite a friend via social media. 
Pastor's Message

Dear Friends in Faith,

With all that happens in our world, we’re often asking ourselves, “What can we do to make the world a better place?” This Sunday, we are committed to doing just that.

We will all be rolling up our sleeves to be God’s love in action at our annual Change the World Day, beginning at 8 am. We will take our love for God and express that in the most tangible way possible, by serving and helping others.

I know how good it feels when we give ourselves and make even a corner of God’s world a better place. Recently, The Center for the Future of Arizona released some fascinating information on volunteering. The best country in the world for volunteers? Turkenistan, where 60% of people volunteer. The worst?  Egypt, where only 4% volunteer. Here in the US, it is 46% nationwide, and a bit lower in Arizona. You can help that percentage improve, this very weekend! 

Memorial Service of Light
On Sunday, November 20, at 6 pm in the chapel, we invite you to our annual Memorial Service of Light. Reserve a candle in memory of a loved one by Sunday, November 13. Email Gretchen Holt,

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Change the World Sunday
This Sunday will be like no other. It's the day we take church out of the building and go into the community to be God's love in action. Check in at 8 am Sunday on the sanctuary patio. Have a donut and some coffee. Register, pick up your T-shirt if you ordered one (we'll have a few extras for walk-ins), and meet some of your project team members. Wear jeans. Join the 8:30 am Service of Blessing before the service projects begin.

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Watch this video compiled from our last two annual Change the World Day events and be inspired to be God's love in action this Sunday. 
PVUMC Preschool Hosts Zoolights
Sunday, 5:30-8 pm, the PVUMC Preschool hosts its annual ZooLights and holiday party at The Phoenix Zoo. Support the Preschool and see the lights before the event opens to the general public.Tickets: $20/person. Read More

Next week, support the Preschool by shopping at Serendipities, November 16-17. Shop and Share Days too.

Christmas Raku Workshop
Register for a Christmas Ornament Raku Workshop by November 27 with Musette Young, Colorado artist and raku expert. The workshop will be 9 am-12 noon, Saturday, December 3. Cost: $20; limited registration. Glaze a colorful ceramic ornament and watching it emerge from fire. Email to register. Serendipities will be open that day too.
Advent Devotions and Classes
You're invited to join a weekly small group to study our church-wide Advent book -- Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas. Books are available for $10 at the church. Classes will include a DVD and discussion. You're also invited to share your own Christmas story as part of our published daily devotional on the website.

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