September 7, 2018
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Journeys Fall Kickoff
Join us Sunday as we reveal our fall itineraries for Journeys, small groups at pvumc. Many groups meet year-round, but some are only offered during Sept-May and still others are offered for just a month or a day. Explore. Discover. Connect.
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

What’s at the heart of Christianity? Well, Jesus, of course, and love–living out a life of love. The Apostle Paul writes about love this way: Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others (I Corinthians 13:3-6, The Message). I don’t know about you, but that’s a great description and a tall order. Jesus wants us to be known by our love. There are many ways that can play out. Sometimes love is nurturing. Sometimes it is correcting, always, always love asks something of us. Sometimes love is sacrificial...

Who's going to join us for BINGO SUNDAY on September 16?
Yes, I love Bingo!
Yes, and I'm bringing my whole family!
I wish I could, but I have other plans. :-(
BINGO Sunday - September 16
Join us for a game or two of Bingo in the Fellowship Center after worship on Sunday, September 16 . We’ll be playing Bingo from 11 am-1:30 pm or until the prizes run out! All winners will be awarded gift card prizes. We’ll have free pizza and childcare if you need it, but this is a family friendly event, and children are welcome! The Paradise Perk is open, 9 am-1 pm. 
Sunday Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) invites you to worship with us at 8, 9:30 or 11 am.

The Ignite service at 11 am is bulletin-free.

See the website calendar at for all our children's, youth and adult classes meeting on Sunday mornings, during the week and all year long.

Pick up a new Looking Ahead in worship or read it on the website. The Looking Ahead bulletin insert includes our weekly calendar as well as highlights of upcoming events and programs. We also include weekly prayers of intercession.

This Sunday, you're invited to donate food to the 9/11 Multi-Faith Food Drive. Just place your donations on the blue bins at the bridges.

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 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 "" and our new prayer chain coordinator's email, "" to your safe sender and recipient lists. To make sure the E-News gets to you, add "" to your email list of safe recipients.
Senior Health and Wellness Fair September 22
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church is excited to offer a Senior Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, September 22 , 9 am-12 noon in the Fellowship Center. More than 15 vendors will be on site to offer advice and provide resources to aging adults and their caregivers. There is no cost for attendees, and it's open to the public. If you would like to join the vendor list, which is growing every day, please email the event coordinator, Julie Davis, at .
UMOM Walk to End Homelessness
You're invited to join team PVUMC-Love in Action. Whether you walk or donate, you'll be walking the walk and helping homeless families served by UMOM. The event is Saturday, September 22 at The Phoenix Zoo and early-bird registration ends September 10. We are trying to reach our fundraising goal of $750, which is lower than in years past, but we're still not there! This year will be even more fun as UMOM tries to break the Guinness record of people walking a 1K in flip-flops!
New Member Orientation
If you’re new to the church, or to the United Methodist Church or to Christianity in general, we invite you to join us for a New Member Orientation on Wednesday, September 19 with an invitation to join the following Sunday, September 23. Childcare is available by calling 602.840.8360 at least 48 hours before the orientation. To RSVP, please call the number above or email .  
9/11 Multi-Faith Food Drive
Please bring food to donate this Sunday to our 9/11 Multi-faith Food Drive. You're invited to pose with our special photo frame and share your gift on social media. Look for us at the north bridge for your photo opp or just donate at any blue bin if you want to remain anonymous. Sharing your generosity helps others see the joy of giving to others. And shows we love our neighbors. Positive PR is a good thing. Thank you for being God's love in action!
You're Invited to Civic Academy and Meet the Candidates Events
On Tuesday, September 11 , VIP (Valley Interfaith Project) invites you to a Civic Academy to learn more about what we can do now that the Invest in Education ballot measure has been removed from the Arizona ballot. There is still a need for education funding. A Meet the Candidates session will be held on September 20 . Confirmed candidates in Legislative Districts 23 and 28 have been invited. Stop by the tables on the patio Sunday for more information or to sign up to attend.

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Youth and Parent Mission Meeting Sunday at 5 pm in the Youth Lounge
Youth and their parents are invited to the first youth mission trip meeting of the year. Join Sam Henderson on Sunday, September 9 to find out where the group is planning to go next summer. Blackout dates are July 14-27, 2019.

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