April 5, 2019
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Caring Kids Rummage Sale
Saturday and Sunday, you're invited to shop the Caring Kids Rummage Sale. There are literally thousands of children's items from clothing to books to sporting goods and more. Come to the Fellowship Center, 9am-12noon both days to see what bargains you can pick up!
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

When my oldest daughter was in eighth grade, the school had a job fair for them to explore vocations. I was asked to come and talk about my profession as a pharmacist. The students did not have a choice as to which one they attended oddly so I had a captive audience of glassy stares. I gave prescriptions of M & M’s which helped the mood a little. After the presentation, the students were encouraged to ask questions. After a long silence, one of the students decided to go for the popular question, “Who is your hero?”

At the time, I don’t know if I had ever really thought about that question. Jesus immediately came to mind. So I said, “Jesus,” before I could answer any other way. My response surprised me, and probably a few of the students, but I still agree with my answer. Then I said, “My heroes are ordinary people who do extraordinary acts every day.” One example I shared was about an airplane that had crashed in the icy Potomac River. One of the survivors was a lady struggling to swim to the shore as people watched. The icy water was going to win. A man on the shore finally jumped in and saved her, risking his own life.

There are times when each of us are compelled to do something for someone in need or for someone we love. The urge is unexplainable and usually very strong. Often without much thought for your own good, you know you must act. On Sunday, our Passion series continues as we look at different people around Jesus during Holy Week. This Sunday we will ...

Pledge Your Support to PVUMC
If you have not yet pledged your support to the church for 2019-2020, please make your commitment this Sunday to give your time, talent and treasure to Paradise Valley United Methodist Church. We're counting on YOU to be God's love in action. Turn in a pledge card or pledge online . Read why Sandra Caldwell pledges.

Sunday Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) invites you to worship with us at on Sunday, April 7 at 8, 9:30 or 11 am (Ignite meets in the sanctuary during April!)


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 Looking Ahead 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.
Ignite Modern Worship Service Moves to the Sanctuary THIS Sunday
The 11am worship service, also known as Ignite, moves from the Chapel to the Sanctuary this Sunday to get ready for Easter. Pastor Christopher Wurpts posted on the Ignite Facebook Group that he is expecting a larger crowd for Easter. Who will you invite and how can you help us welcome guests on Easter?
Palm Parade April 14
On Sunday, April 14, the church celebrates Palm Sunday with the annual Palm Parade at 9:30 am. Sunday School teachers meet their students before the service outside the sanctuary. They'll hand out palm branches and instruct the children to follow them as they parade through the worship space at the beginning of the service.

Hosanna in the Highest!

Easter is coming!
Pick up your jumbo postcard and tiny invitation cards this Sunday and next in worship, and invite a friend to join you for worship on Easter Sunday. Check out our video Facebook event on the church Facebook page and invite a friend from your online network. Join us at sunrise, 8 or 9:30 am, or at 11 am (Modern).

New Minister of Engagement
Come to church Sunday to meet our new Minister of Engagement: Lauren Coffman. She joined the PVUMC staff a few weeks ago and is eager to meet you!

Lauren began her career as a Director of Family Ministries and graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Seminary Southwest in 2016. While in seminary, Lauren continued to work in Family Ministries at The Spring Church in Tempe, AZ, and in advertising as a Project Manager. In her new role, she will help equip staff and volunteers for ministry to live into the full potential God has for them. 

Children's Easter Carnival
The annual Easter Children's Carnival is Saturday, April 20, 2019 , the day before Easter Sunday. Join us from 9:30-11am in the Fellowship Center and on the patio, where we'll have egg hunts for all ages, bounce houses, arts & crafts, model trains, games, a petting zoo, and Perk coffee! Bring a dozen treat-filled plastic eggs (no chocolate or nuts) for each child you bring. Please donate baby wipes or diapers for the children and families served by UMOM.


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