May 10, 2019
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Who Doesn't Love Flowers?
Join us for Mother's Day this Sunday, May 12, and celebrate our music ministry at 9:30 am worship. All of our adult and children's choirs will sing and ring, making for a joyful start to your Mother's Day celebration. We'll also have free flowers for all the women at all 3 services!
A Message from the Pastor
  Dear Friend in Faith,

One of the hardest jobs is being a parent. This Sunday, we especially think about mothers, how hard they labor and how much they give of themselves. How grateful we are for a mother’s love and care.

Even if we did not have a great relationship with our own mother, I’m guessing that all of us had a spiritual mother or mentor who nurtured us in important ways. As we talk in worship on the connection between our work lives and faith, we reflect on the many ways God can enter our work experience, to help us, to encourage us, to inspire us, to guide us in solving problems and deal with difficult situations.

Whether you are retired, work at home, are a stay-at-home parent or work outside of home, there are times for us all when we reach our limits. Sometimes we are just fed up with what we are facing. All of us have had moments....

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 8, 9:30 or 11 am. The Ignite Modern worship service is bulletin-free, but you can download bulletins for the two traditional services as well as the Looking Ahead bulletin insert OR read them on our website. This Sunday will be a Celebration of our Music Ministry at the 9:30 am service, with all our adult and children's choirs performing. Join us for this special Mother's Day annual celebration of music!

Check our Calendar Online
See the website calendar at 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 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!
Worship Series about WORK
What sort of influence should our faith have on the places where we work? Join us in May for our worship series: Don't Waste Your Work. We'll look at the intersection of work, faith and life. Whether you just started your first job, you're mid-career or whether you're retired, this series is for you.

And if you missed the hilarious video our pastors created about this series, watch it now on our YouTube Channel! The Oscar goes to... Pastor Brenda!

You're Invited to a Forum May 19
Members and constituents are invited to join the clergy and Church Council leaders for a discussion of the UMC Judicial Council’s latest ruling on the Traditional Plan, and talk about how we as a church are moving forward. We are considering joining the Reconciling Ministries Network and invite your feedback and questions at 10:45 am in the sanctuary or at 12 noon in the chapel on Sunday, May 19 . Your voices matter. Please contact the church office with further questions.  

How to Become a Member of PVUMC
Are you interested in joining PVUMC as a member but don't know how? If so, please come to the New Member Orientation on Wednesday evening, May 15 from 6:30-9 pm in G2, the church library. You'll learn what it means to be a member at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church and learn about how we connect with the larger UMC denomination. Meet the senior pastor and members of the church who can answer your questions about church membership. After the orientation, you'll be invited to join the church on Sunday, May 19. Maybe you've felt a nudge to go deeper and make a greater commitment to your church and to the community we serve. For more information, call Betty Brunlieb Price at 602.840.8360, ext. 129, or email her at

VBC and Sportball: Register NOW
You're invited volunteer at and register for "To Mars and Beyond," PVUMC's Vacation Bible Camp this summer. Read more and register at . We are excited to offer a half-day week-long VBC program as well as an afternoon sports camp. Registration for both camps are separate, but online, with links at .

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!

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Serendipities Gift Shop Open Sundays
It's that time of year: Mother's Day, Graduations, birthdays, Father's Day... Serendipities, the church gift shop, has unique cards and gifts for everyone on your list. Stop by Sundays, 9-11 am, and discover hidden treasures. All proceeds support local missions. In fact, the gift shop donated more than $18K to missions this year! Thank you for shopping and supporting PVUMC Missions with every purchase.

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