March 16, 2018
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Flamenco Concert TONIGHT
Friday, March 16 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary, Jácome Flamenco presents TABLAO, an electrifying and powerful show featuring two world-renowned flamenco dancers, a singer and guitarist. TABLAO brings the intimacy and intensity of this captivating Andalucian art form directly to you so you'll feel as if you're in Sevilla, Spain. Invite a friend on Facebook or register on Eventbrite. No tickets needed!
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

Where are you, God? Ever feel that God is not paying attention to your needs? Join me Sunday as we explore times we have been invited to rely on God. I often find myself relying on the physical in front of me, along with the tried and true habits with which I have paved my path. But habits are mostly created with the intention of keeping me safe and protecting my interests. God’s Kingdom urges me to consider a broader interest, including the injunction that living a life is focused more on just me. Love the Lord Your God with all your heart, mind, strength and soul.... 


Rev. Andrea Andress recently announced her retirement after 20 years of ministry at PVUMC. Mark your calendar for June 10, 2018 to celebrate her ministry with your church family. Read More

She also is excited to debut her new Meditation CD Sunday. Read more about how to get your copy.

Donate NOW to Youth Auction and BUY Tickets for the Dinner
On March 25, the youth will hold their Youth Mission Dinner and Auction, a yearly fundraising event, and they need your help to make it a success. Youth will be selling tickets this Sunday and are soliciting donations of gift cards, travel packages, themed baskets from ministry teams, tickets to sporting events or concerts/plays and more for their silent and live auction. Donation letters and forms are available in the office and on the website.

Or download them here:

The 2018 Senior High Mission Trip to Houston, TX, July 22-27, 2018 , will assist with hurricane relief, which has been ongoing after Hurricane Harvey smashed into the coast of Texas in August 2017. 

Share Your Favorite Places to Pray on Social Media / Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) invites you to experience Lent every day during the six-week season leading up to Easter.

This Sunday, March 18, you're invited to share your favorite place to pray with your social media network of friends. Take a photo while you are praying in your favorite spot and share your experience with your network of friends and family on Facebook or Instagram. Tag your post with the hashtags #pvumc #lent and #prayer. Check in or add a geo tag if you’d like. Visit @pvumc on Instagram and Paradise Valley UMC on Facebook to see where your church family prays. You can always stop by the Prayer Chapel or the Biblical Garden.

The Prayers of Intercession are included in the Looking Ahead. Unless otherwise requested, prayer requests are e-mailed to the 200+ Prayer Team members and shared with pastors and staff. Submit a prayer request using our online request form or call the church office at 602.840.8360.

Worship Bulletins are available for the 8 am and 9:30 am worship services on Sunday.
Ignite at 11 am is an alternative, contemporary and bulletin-free service in the chapel. The ushers will distribute Easter postcards to families this Sunday. Share yours with a friend.
Invite a friend or neighbor to Holy Week and Easter Services
This Sunday, March 18, 2018 , the ushers will distribute Easter postcards after worship. Please take one and give it to a friend or neighbor. We'll have four services Easter Sunday as well as Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services. If you have neighbors with children, invite them to the Easter Carnival on Saturday, March 31 . Bring God's love into action by igniting faith, transforming lives and creating community. 
Mission Team to Guatemala
If you are a stakeholder, you've been receiving daily emails and images from the Guatemalan Mission Team. They arrive home this Sunday after a week of medical mission work. Look for news about the trip in the upcoming April/May 2018 Desert Scroll, our bimonthly newsletter.

Read current and past newsletters on our website, on the same page as the weekly From Paradise E-News, the Looking Ahead and bulletins for the 8 and 9:30 am worship services.


The Good Life at PVUMC
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Paradise Perk/Youth Mission Dinner and Auction
Our on-site coffee shop, the Paradise Perk, is open Sundays, 9 am-1 pm. A 16-oz cup of fresh-brewed coffee from the self-serve cart only costs $2. The Perk also offers a wide variety of espresso drinks, smoothies, teas, and soda. All proceeds support youth missions and make the life-changing trips we offer affordable for our church families and students. If you can help in the Perk, please contact Shannon Curkendoll, our volunteer manager. She can provide training to youth and adults. Mark your calendar for the Grand Reopening of the Perk on Sunday, April 15. More details will be coming soon!

Serendipities
The church gift shop, Serendipities, is open Sunday mornings, 9-11 am, and on Wednesdays, 9 am-12 noon. Purchases support local missions. A special Easter sale to support the PVUMC Preschool will be March 21-22, 9 am-1:30 pm.

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