June 7, 2019
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
An Inclusive Church
The Church Council voted Tuesday to reaffirm its commitment to inclusion and to reject the Traditional Plan, approved by the UMC General Conference 2019. You are invited to join us as we live into the words in our Statement of Inclusivity.
Message from the Pastor
Dear Friend in Faith,

On this Pentecost Sunday, we continue our series, God on Film, talking about the blessings of unlikely friendships. This has been a common theme in movies and also in the community of faith. Sometimes it’s purely comedic, like when an odd couple meets and tries to get along. Can opposites truly be friends and suffer each other’s personalities and quirks? Of course! So God brings together people who are often dissimilar and offers the possibility of a fruitful if not interesting relationship.

Isn’t that the story of the church at times? We are God’s varied people, from diverse backgrounds, drawn to the presence and love of God that strengthens our faithfulness and our walk with Christ. We take our cue from Jesus who ....

Pledge Your Support to PVUMC TODAY
The clock is ticking... 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. You're invited to pledge online or mail us your pledge card. Read why the Davidsons pledge their support to PVUMC. Read More
Sunday Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) invites you to worship at 9:30 or 11 am. The later Ignite Modern worship service is bulletin-free, but you can download bulletins for the 9:30 am traditional services as well as the June monthly Looking Ahead bulletin insert OR read them on our website. During June, July and August, we will have TWO worship services at 9:30 and 11 am.

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. The Looking Ahead bulletin insert also includes a weekly calendar.

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.
Celebrate Father's Day with a Beer (Root Beer, that is!)
Calling all dads to bring their families to church Sunday, June 16 for Father's Day. Chris LaMont, professor at ASU's Film School and our volunteer tech guy at the Ignite service, will be preaching at Ignite AND at the 9:30 am service. We'll have root beer for all the men, a little like we had flowers for all the women on Mother's Day. The topic of the day is Superheroes! Who doesn't love that? Join us on Sunday, June 16.   
June Worship Series: God and Film
Pastor Dave preaches part 2 of the new worship series for June: God on Film. The topic is unlikely friendships and The Upside is a great example of one.

Watch the trailer!

So, what do movies have in common with the Bible? Both tell stories and have characters and situations that we can relate to. T ake a trip to the movies this Sunday in church and see how God is revealed in the Bible and in film.

Church Council Votes for Inclusion
The Church Council reaffirmed its commitment to remain an inclusive church on Tuesday night by rejecting the Traditional Plan, approved by the UMC General Conference 2019, and reaffirming its commitment to inclusion and welcoming of the LGBTQ+ community. The group tabled the decision to join the Reconciling Ministries Network for 12 months, but will work on an action plan to move us closer to our church vision: love that crosses all barriers and embraces all people .
Summer Sundays at PVUMC
Summer is here! Our summer worship schedule during June, July and August reduces our regular 3 services to TWO, at 9:30 and 11 am. The 8 am service will return September 1. Read more on our website.

We have some wonderful volunteers who have stepped up to lead, but could use more assistance, especially on Father's Day. If you can help, email Rev. Brenda Smith. Safe Sanctuary and other training provided.

VBC and Sportball: Register NOW
You're invited to volunteer at and register for "To Mars and Beyond," PVUMC's Vacation Bible Camp this summer. Read more and register at pvumc.org/vbc-2019 . We are excited to offer a half-day week-long VBC program as well as an afternoon sports camp. Register for Sportball here . Visit pvumc.org to register for VBC.

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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Experience worship anytime by visiting our website: LISTEN: Previous Sermons.

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

Paradise Perk CLOSED Sunday; Youth Choir on Tour
The Youth Choir and Bells are going on tour to San Diego this Sunday, and the Curkendoll family are chaperoning, so they won't be working at the Perk. They'll be back for the rest of June, then will close the Perk in July, when the Senior High Youth Mission Team goes to Costa Rica, July 20-27. Thank you to the Curkendolls for their faithful service each Sunday and thank you for supporting youth missions through your Perk purchases.