June 1, 2018
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Summer Sundays
Sunday, June 3 is the beginning of our Summer Sundays program, when elementary children begin in worship at 9:30 am, we add a children's sermon, and students have time for learning and fun together before returning back to worship for communion with their families. If you attend the 11 am Ignite contemporary worship service in the chapel, we offer an PreK/K Godly Play class.
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

How do we discern and know religious truth? That’s actually a big question, one that has intrigued theologians, philosophers and preachers for generations. The question is important in figuring out what we believe and also in trying to discern the church’s response to complicated social issues of our time. The simple answer is usually, “Well, God revealed it to me” which is always hard to argue with, but rarely subject to any verification outside of a someone’s own personal encounter with God. We usually start by thinking that religious truth and ideas should be grounded in scripture. We see the Bible as the revealing of God’s story and will for our lives, but we also understand that the Bible can be complex to interpret. There are passages that are straightforward and some...

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Turn Hunger into Hope June 16
Wondering what to get dad for Father's Day? How about some quality time with the family doing something extraordinary? PVUMC families of all shapes and sizes are invited to join us on Saturday, June 16 for a fun, hope-filled time packing meals for hungry children at the Feed My Starving Children Mesa Warehouse. Register by June 10 and join us! Pick up a postcard Sunday with all the details.
Sunday Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) invites you to worship with us at 8, 9:30 or 11 am. Elementary children begin and end in worship. PreK/K classes at 9:30 and 11 am. The Childcare Center is open to children 6 weeks-36 month at all services.

Download your bulletins and Looking Ahead below, or read them online.

Looking Ahead (announcements, weekly calendar and prayers of intercession)

Prayer Requests
 Submit prayer requests using our online request form or call the church office at 602.840.8360. Your request will be shared with our 200+ list of prayer warriors on email and listed in the bulletin if you desire. If you haven't been receiving prayers, and are already on the prayer team list, please make sure you add " prayer@pvumc.org" to your safe sender and recipient lists. To make sure the E-News lands in your inbox, add " paradisevalleyumc@gmail.com" to your email list of safe recipients.
Summer Sundays, Vacation Bible Camp and Sportball
Vacation Bible Camp, Rolling River Rampage: Experience the Ride of a Lifetime with God , July 16-20, 2018 , 9 am – 12 noon, will be here before you know it! If you can volunteer to lead a class, help with decorating, or assist in any way, please email Rev. Brenda Smith, brenda@pvumc.org OR Bethany Taylor, VBC chair, bethany_taylor@hotmail.com . NEW this year is an afternoon sports camp, Sportball, which extends the day until 3:30 pm.

Summer Sundays begin June 3. Can you volunteer to teach one Sunday? Read more
Journeys Small Groups at PVUMC
Just because it’s summer, it doesn’t mean the church closes down. We continue to ignite faith, transform lives and create community, and you’re invited to journey with us.  Journeys, small groups at pvumc, continue year round. In this more relaxed 
season, there may be fewer opportunities, but there are still many choices. Pick up a guidebook on Sunday or download it here and talk to a friend about joining you on a new journey this summer. 

PVUMC Summer Worship Schedule
PVUMC has announced a new summer schedule. The 8 and 9:30 am traditional services will combine for the summer, meeting in the sanctuary at 9:30 am July 1 through September 2. The 8 am service returns to the chapel on September 9. Read More
Silent March and Film Screening for Gun Violence Awareness Day
Our hearts are heavy with grief for victims of gun violence and we pray for a more peaceful world. PVUMC is a church who is "Alive with the Spirit, we bring God's love into action, igniting faith, transforming lives and creating community." As such, we're joining the Silent March on June 2, 2018, National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Meet at the State Senate Building about 7:50 am if you would like to join others from PVUMC, including Pastor Dave.

Good News from the Bishop
Bishop Bob Hoshibata of the Desert Southwest Conference has announced the good news that he will appoint Christopher Wurpts, youth ministries director, as a local pastor to our church. His appointment will begin once he completes his licensing school as a local pastor, later this summer. If you see Christopher, please offer your congratulations or send him an email at Christopher@pvumc.org.  

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Summer Camp and Youth Missions
We encourage our youth to volunteer at Vacation Bible Camp the week BEFORE the 2018 Senior High Mission Trip to Houston, TX, July 22-27, 2018, and at Mingus Mountain elementary camps. There are also camps for junior and senior high youth. Read more about the summer camps via the Desert Southwest Conference and register today.

Children's Summer Camp Brochure
Access the PVUMC Summer Camps brochure on our website and use the interactive links to register for VBC, Mingus Camp, and get information about Imagine That! Summer Camp, which meets on our campus, May 29-July 5.

The church gift shop will be open through Father's Day on Sundays, 9-11 am.

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