January 27, 2017
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
In This Issue:

Pastor's Message

Bingo Night TONIGHT - Jan 27

Youth Auction - Feb 26

Church Directory
Photo Session Sign Up

Andrew Tyson Piano Dedication Concert

Pathways: Journey of Faith and Open Table

Bingo Night TONIGHT
Get ready for a fun, fast-paced night of Bingo tonight in the Fellowship Center, 6-8 pm. Free pizza, prizes and family fun! Hosted by the Fellowship Team. 
Pastor's Message

Dear Friends in Faith,

Temptation strikes us all.  Sometimes we clearly see the large choices that could lead us to betray our values and what we stand for in our character and faith.  Often our temptations are not pulling us to commit a major transgression – just the opportunity to cut a corner or do something we think slides under the ethical radar. These moments are unavoidable for us. It’s part of our human condition.  Where does God work in our times of temptation?  Perhaps in our decisions...

Youth Auction Donations Needed
Mark your calendar to join us for the Youth Mission Dinner and Auction Fundraiser on Sunday, February 26. Tickets go on sale soon, but now we need donations from local businesses. Gift cards to local restaurants and resorts; themed baskets; concert or sporting event tickets, or travel packages will help the youth raise funds for their mission trips and youth choir tour. Email Youth Director Christopher Wurpts at christopher@pvumc.org or text/call him at 712-348-3791, Thank you! 

Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) is excited to have the youth lead worship at 8, 9:30 and 11:15 am. Childcare is available in G1 for all services, and children classes are offered at 9:30 am. Click here to see our church calendar page to find rooms and times of all classes and events offered at PVUMC. 

The Ignite (alternative 11:15 am service) has a "children's corner" for supervised play, and Praise Paks are available for children at every service. Click here to see the Looking Ahead bulletin insert, which includes Prayers of Intercession, the weekly church calendar and news about upcoming events. Download your bulletins and Looking Ahead:

11:15 am Ignite (no bulletin)

Church Directory - Photo Sign Up
Be a part of our new church directory. If you have not yet had your photo taken, please schedule your appointment for the week of February 14-18, 2017. Sign up now online at the website, or sign up after church on the patio this Sunday. 

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Piano Dedication Concert - Feb 3
Join critically acclaimed pianist
Andrew Tyson for a piano dedication concert in the sanctuary,  Friday, February 3, at 7 pm. The concert will feature works by Scarlatti, Ravel, Albéniz and Liszt. Proceeds go toward the PVUMC Piano Fund. Tickets: $20, general seating. Concert and reception with Tyson, $25.

Pathways Spring 2017 Semester
The Pathways Spring 2017 offerings include several paths you can take on your spiritual journey of the heart, mind, soul and strength. If you need help getting started or are new to the church, join Pastor Dave Summers and his wife, Kim, in the Journey of Faith class, beginning January 30, 6:30-8:30 pm, on Monday evenings. The three-week class includes an introduction to the Bible and the UMC, spiritual gifts and devotional practices to help you better discern where God is leading you.Email Pastor Dave for info.

Open Table Campfire - Strength:
PVUMC has an active Open Table program and invites you to a "Campfire" event tomorrow, Saturday, January 28. Meet from 9 am-12 noon in H1. Hear how graduates of the program have benefited from being in community with their brothers and sisters, and find out how you might get involved. New research, tools and training will be shared. 

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    PVUMC Preshool begins in-school registration for the 2017-2018 preschool year  January 30. Families who are interested in registering their child(ren) for 2017-2018 and are church members receive priority status. This Sunday, January 29, PVUMC welcomes 15 new members at the 9:30 am worship service:
John & Susan Bowers, Shawn & Nathalie Estes, Steve & Francie Hanson, 
Jim & Anita Horton, Walt & Joan Koppenbrink, Toni Manley,
Darvin & Marge Miller, Amber Stephens, and Michele Watts   
NOTE: Childcare is available with a 48-hour reservation for all our
events and classes on campus. Call 602.840.8360, ext 134.