June 22, 2018
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Summer Worship
Beginning July 1, we are moving from three services to TWO, just for the summer months. July 1-September 2, we invite you to worship at our 9:30 or 11 am Sunday services. The earliest service at 8 am will meet Sunday, June 24, then not again until after Labor Day on September 9.
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

Our worship series on “Plain Talk” wraps up on Sunday. It has focused on communication, conflict, getting along together and how people in the church speak to and care for each other. Sometimes it seems that “plain talk” is a euphemism for permission to be blunt and rude, but that’s not how the book of James sees it. James has some memorable phrases, like a series of bumper stickers: “Faith without works is dead” or “Be doers of the word” or “Be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger” or “no one can tame the tongue.” James is about an active faith, or as we like to say at PVUMC, being God’s love in action. At one point he sums it all up with the phrase, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress.”

We think of James as writing in the tradition of wisdom literature from the Hebrew Bible, like the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job and Psalms. God’s wisdom is about more than knowledge. It’s fundamentally about right living and...

Two PVUMC Lay Leaders Receive the Bishop's Award
PVUMC members Sally Hecht and Roanne Wallace were honored by Bishop Robert Hoshibata on Saturday, June 16 as recipients of the 2018 Bishop’s Award, presented at the Desert Southwest Annual Conference in Glendale, AZ. The Bishop praised the two lay leaders, who were hired as consultants to help the Conference with its vision, growth and vitality efforts.

Sunday Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) invites you to worship with us. The Childcare Center is open to children 6 weeks-36 months for all services and Sunday Classes meet following the Children's Moment at 9:30 am worship. The 11 am Ignite service in the chapel offers a Godly Play class at the same time for Preschool and Kinder children. See the website at pvumc.org/calendar for all our children's, youth and adult classes meeting on Sunday mornings, during the week and all summer long.

Download your bulletins and Looking Ahead below, or read them online.

Looking Ahead (announcements, weekly calendar and prayers of intercession)

Prayer Requests
 Submit prayer requests using our online request form or call the church office at 602.840.8360. Your request will be shared with our 200+ list of prayer warriors on email and listed in the bulletin if you desire. If you haven't been receiving prayers, and are already on the prayer team list, please make sure you add " prayer@pvumc.org" to your safe sender and recipient lists. To make sure the E-News lands in your inbox, add " paradisevalleyumc@gmail.com" to your email list of safe recipients.
Summer Sundays, Vacation Bible Camp and Sportball
Vacation Bible Camp, Rolling River Rampage: Experience the Ride of a Lifetime with God , July 16-20, 2018 , 9 am – 12 noon, will be here before you know it! If you can volunteer to lead a class, help with decorating, or assist in any way, please email Rev. Brenda Smith, brenda@pvumc.org OR Bethany Taylor, VBC chair, bethany_taylor@hotmail.com . NEW this year is an afternoon sports camp, Sportball, which extends the day until 3:30 pm.

Journeys Small Groups at PVUMC
Just because it’s summer, it doesn’t mean the church closes down. We continue to ignite faith, transform lives and create community, and you’re invited to journey with us.  Journeys, small groups at pvumc, continue year round. In this more relaxed 
season, there may be fewer opportunities, but there are still many choices. Pick up a guidebook on Sunday or download it here and talk to a friend about joining you on a new journey this summer. 

PVUMC Summer Worship Schedule
PVUMC has announced a new summer schedule. The 8 and 9:30 am traditional services will combine for the summer, meeting in the sanctuary at 9:30 am July 1 through September 2. The 8 am service returns to the chapel on September 9. Read More
PVUMC Preschool Job Openings
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church Preschool is currently interviewing and hiring Assistant Teachers and Aides for the 2018-19 school year. The Preschool serves families with children who are 12 months old and steady walkers up through Junior Kindergarten. The Preschool provides a play-based learning environment that equips each child with the knowledge, skills, and values to be a life-long learner.

Speaking up for Children
Rev. Andrea Andress will retire on June 30, 2018 from full-time ministry. She will continue to work part-time until the end of October. During her 20 years of ministry at Paradise Valley UMC, she has always advocated for children and families. When the recent zero-tolerance policy was enforced, she decided to speak out and act. She was not alone.


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Summer Camp and Youth Missions
We encourage our youth to volunteer at Vacation Bible Camp the week BEFORE the 2018 Senior High Mission Trip to Houston, TX, July 22-27, 2018, and at Mingus Mountain elementary camps. There are also camps for junior and senior high youth. Read more about the summer camps via the Desert Southwest Conference and register today.

Children's Summer Camp Brochure
Access the PVUMC Summer Camps brochure on our website and use the interactive links to register for VBC, Mingus Camp, and get information about Imagine That! Summer Camp, which meets on our campus, May 29-July 5.

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