April 26, 2019
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
TONIGHT: Jazz at the Perk Friday Concert
You're invited to join us TONIGHT on the Paradise Perk patio for a concert featuring local jazz musicians Dennis Rowland and Diana Lee. The concert ends the 2018-2019 PVUMC Community Concert season on a sweet note. As with all our concerts in the series, we don't require tickets but encourage registration via Eventbrite and welcome donations at the event. The Paradise Perk will be open too, with proceeds benefiting youth missions.
A Message from the NEW Minister of Engagement

  Dear Friend in Faith,

On this unique Sunday, we will come together to worship as one church community. Join us as we uncover how courage builds God’s Kingdom.
Our scripture picks up in between two major healing events in the Gospel of John, when Jesus heals a man’s sight and raises Lazarus from the dead. At first glance, this conversation can seem like a necessary transition in between the miracles Jesus performs, but it also serves as a lesson for us today. 

We can find encouragement knowing that in signs of danger, both Jesus and the disciples faced their fears to further God’s Kingdom. 

Everyone is welcome to join us on this special Sunday. Children 5 and under are invited to go to childcare, while 6 and older will be able to participate in activities during worship.
After worship, stay for lunch and fun activities for all ages! The kids will enjoy the inflatable obstacle course, while others may enjoy a game of corn hole or a classic board game. 

We hope that you can join us for this fun event where we worship God as one church in one service.

See you Sunday,

Minister of Engagement
602.840.8360, Ext 142

The Pastor/Staff/Parish Relations Committee officially welcomes Lauren at Sunday's Celebration. Read more about her on our website and welcome her in person Sunday!

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. Our ministry teams are budgeting for next year NOW and need your support to grow and thrive. Turn in a pledge card or pledge online . Read why the Davidsons pledge their support to PVUMC.

Sunday Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) invites you to worship with as ONE CHURCH on Sunday, April 28 at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Center. We'll have a worship service for our whole congregation (no 8 or 11 am services this week) and celebrate as ONE church with a family picnic!


There is no "Looking Ahead" bulletin insert this week, but we've highlighted a few service opportunities, special celebrations and camp registration information in the special two-sided bulletin insert.


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. There is no printed calendar in the bulletin this Sunday.

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 prayer warriors on email.
You're Invited to the Mother's Day Music Celebration at 9:30 am May 12
You're invited to the Mother's Day Music Celebration at the 9:30 am worship service Sunday, May 12, 2019 . Every year, we lift up our music ministry and feature performances from our choir and bell groups, from our Music Makers to Paradise Singers. If you're looking for something special to do on this special day, join us, and invite a friend, or your mom! Free flowers for all the women!
NEW Worship Series Begins May 5
What sort of influence should our faith have on the places where we work? Join us as we begin our new worship series in May: Don't Waste Your Work. We'll look at the intersection of work, faith and life. Whether you just started your first job, or whether you're retired, this series is for you. Join us Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 8, 9:30 or 11 am as we explore our work through the lens of scripture and our faith.


NOTE: May 5 is also the date of the John Wesley Society spring luncheon.
Read More at our website .
PVUMC Serves Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, May 4
PVUMC Serves offers monthly service opportunities for you to get out into the community and be God's love in action. On May 4, 2019 , anyone age 16 and older who wants to paint the interior of a home is invited to join the Habitat for Humanity crew for a day. Sign up online ( SignUpGenius ) and visit our website for more information.

All-Church Worship and Picnic
THIS Sunday, April 28, join us for an all-church family worship service and picnic in the Fellowship Center beginning at 9:30 am. Wear casual attire (God's Love in Action T-shirt or polo shirt if you have them), your name tag, and enjoy the fun, fellowship and free food! There will be childcare for little ones if you need it, but no Sunday School.

VBC and Sportball: Register NOW
Look for a table this Sunday, April 28, to get more information about Vacation Bible Camp or visit pvumc.org/vbc-2019 . We are excited to offer a half-day week-long VBC program, "To Mars and Beyond," as well as an afternoon sports camp. Registration for both camps are separate, but online, with links at pvumc.org .

If you can volunteer for VBC, July 15-19, 2019 , GREAT! You'll save on fees for your child's registration and be more involved in what your child is learning. Both adults and teens 7th grade and older are encouraged to register online TODAY to help.

Thank you for being God's love in action!

To register for summer camp at Mingus Mountain, visit dsccamps.org .


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  Did You Miss the Sermon Last Week? Listen online.
If you missed last week's sermon, you can listen online at LISTEN: Previous Sermons.

To make a donation to the church online, visit GIVE NOW.

VIP Spring Assembly - May 2, 2019
On Thursday, May 2, 2019, Valley Interfaith Project (VIP) invites you to its Spring Delegates Assembly. One of the action proposals concerns immigrants and asylum seekers, people who our church community has helped through RAFT (Refugee Assistance and Friendship Teams) and through our assistance to area churches who serve as a way station for newly arrived asylum seekers. Join VIP core teams from member institutions and help equip the PVUMC family to be a faithful influence for social justice through education and advocacy. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Center.

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