February 8, 2019
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Caring Kids Rummage Sale
It's almost time for the annual Caring Kids Rummage Sale at PVUMC. Do your spring cleaning now and gather up all your gently used but no longer needed children's clothes, toys, games, books, sports equipment and DVDs and donate them to the church Sundays beginning next week.
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

We have been blessed with a great heritage at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church. And we are blessed because God has a great future for us. I doubt those who founded PVUMC could foresee the remarkable ministry that happens here every day. God touches and changes lives through our church and God wants to bring a reign of love through us. Through our witness, we are God’s love in action. Through our missions and compassion and our work for justice, we are God’s love in action. Every prayer we offer and every testimony of faith we share from the youngest to the oldest show God’s presence here.

I think of all the elements that make up our church and all the ways that God’s spirit moves through us. God moves through the hundreds, maybe thousands, of selfless acts of kindness and caring, the ways we help others, the many prayers we...

Bring Your Smartphone to Church
Please bring your smartphone to church with you on Sunday so you can participate in the interactive part of our service. We'll be asking you some questions like we did last Sunday, and getting the results in real time! If you don't have a smart phone, don't worry; we'll have another option for you!

Sunday Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) invites you to worship with us at on Sunday, February 10 at 8, 9:30 or 11 am.

Download your Looking Ahead for this Sunday and see what's on the schedule for this week. We include news and events as well as Prayers of Intercession so you can pray for others. Bulletins and the E-News are available online at our website.

Check our Calendar Online
See the website calendar at pvumc.org/calendar for all our children's, youth and adult activities, during the week and all year long.

Prayer Requests
 Submit prayer requests using our online request form, email prayer@pvumc.org or call the church office at 602.840.8360. Your request will be shared with our 200+ list of prayer warriors on email. If you haven't been receiving prayers, and are already on the prayer team list, please make sure you add " prayer@pvumc.org" and our new prayer chain coordinator's email, " ddoran@pvumc.org" to your safe sender and recipient lists. To make sure the E-News gets to you, add " paradisevalleyumc@gmail.com" to your email list of safe recipients.
Day of Learning Features Brian McLaren Livestream Keynote Address
Brian D. McLaren, author of We Make the Road By Walking , is a speaker, activist, and public theologian. He's a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” – just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. Brian will be joining the East District Day of Learning via livestream for the keynote address and a Q&R Workshop on Saturday, February 16 at First UMC, Mesa. Register TODAY!
Tetra String Quartet - March 8
We're excited about our spring line-up of PVUMC Community Concerts. Tonight, we welcome Trotters Wake and on Friday, March 8, the Tetra String Quartet performs.
As with all the community concerts at the church, there are no tickets or fees. Registration is FREE on Eventbrite. Donations are gratefully accepted at each event.

Critical Mass Returns February 15
If you enjoyed hearing Critical Mass from Grand Canyon University last week in worship at 8 and 9:30 am, or if you missed them, you're invited to hear them perform a full concert in the sanctuary on Friday, February 15 at 7 pm. Like our Community Concerts, no tickets are needed. Donations are welcome at the event.

Pick Up Your NEW Journeys Guidebook for Winter/Spring 2019
Journeys, small groups at pvumc , recently launched its winter/spring semester. If you still need a hard copy of the Journeys guidebook, stop by the church office during the week or pick up one on Sunday. Or, go digital by downloading your copy below. Classes and group meetings are also listed online at pvumc.org/calendar .

Civil Dialogue on Immigration
You're invited to participate in a Civil Dialogue on Immigration at a community-wide event sponsored by the Church and Society Ministry Team. Join Facilitator Geraldine Hills on Thursday, February 28, 7 pm in Room H1. Hear all sides of the issue and engage in a crucial conversation about how US immigration policy affects us in Arizona. 

God's Love in Action in Guatemala
Every March for more than a decade, PVUMC has sent a medical mission team to Guatemala. This year will be their 13th year! Last year, the team saw a hundred patients on a typical day and taught VBS to more than 100 children. Thanks to your donations, more than 500 pairs of glasses were distributed to help those struggling with poor eyesight. This year, you can be God's love in action again by becoming a mission team stakeholder.

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