October 26, 2018
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Trunk or Treat TONIGHT!
TONIGHT 6-8 pm, we'll host Trunk or Treat with decorated cars parked on the church sanctuary patio, a haunted house, a bounce house, a live band, and the Perk! Come join us for a spooky good time, check in on Facebook and share your photos on the event! Tag your posts with #pvumc #trunkortreat #happyhalloween - thanks!
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

For the last 20 years, my journey has been to walk with the congregation of Paradise Valley United Methodist Church. This Sunday, October 28, 2018, comes the time for me to say goodbye as one of your pastors.



Pulling together thoughts that encompass the past years has been an amazing project. Having watched families grow, being part of daily and significant events with people has been a pleasure and a challenge.

A quote from Eckhart Tolle expresses well my thoughts, “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.” Life is here and now; we can’t change the past, predict the future or even control the present. We can participate fully with heart, mind, and body to shape what happens now. God has promised to be present with us...


Celebrate Rev. Andrea Andress' Retirement - October 28, 2018
Celebrate Rev. Andrea Andress' 20 years of ministry at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church on Sunday, October 28, 2018 , 3-5 pm in the Fellowship Center. Stop by to show your appreciation, write a note on one of the pages of her guest book, and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cake in her honor. The church is accepting love gifts in her name at GIVE NOW or you may offer your gift Sunday in worship or at the party. Read More
Sunday Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) invites you to worship with us at 8, 9:30 or 11 am. Rev. Andrea Andress preaches at all three services this Sunday as she gives her final farewell as Deacon and Director of Spiritual Formation and Discipleship. You're invited to come back in the afternoon to celebrate her retirement at an open house from 3-5 pm in the Fellowship Center.


Ignite at 11 am is our contemporary, bulletin-free service.

See the website calendar at pvumc.org/calendar 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.


Prayer Requests
 Submit prayer requests using our online request form, email prayer@pvumc.org 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 " prayer@pvumc.org" and our new prayer chain coordinator's email, " ddoran@pvumc.org" to your safe sender and recipient lists. To make sure the E-News gets to you, add " paradisevalleyumc@gmail.com" to your email list of safe recipients.
Interested in Becoming a Member? Come to Orientation November 14
If you've been attending Paradise Valley United Methodist Church for a while and would like to know more about joining the church, you're invited to come to a New Member Orientation on Wednesday, November 14. Learn more about what it means to be a member, and meet some of the pastors and leaders from the church. Ask questions and get answers! Free, quality childcare is available during the meeting. After orientation, you will be invited to join on Sunday, November 18 .
Holy Huddle with the Bishop
You’re invited to join Bishop Robert Hoshibata from the Desert Southwest Conference for a Holy Huddle focused on the future of the United Methodist Church Saturday, November 17 at North Scottsdale UMC, 11735 N Scottsdale, Scottsdale, 85254. To read more and hear video messages about the plans proposed for the 2019 special General Conference, please visit the Conference website: https://dscumc.org/news/general-conference/.

Memorial Service of Light
Let God bring healing and hope to you during the holiday season. You're invited to remember your loved ones at the Memorial Service of Light on November 18 at 6 pm in the chapel. Light a candle for a loved one who has passed away, participate in quiet reflection and hear scriptures and prayers to ease your grief and bring joy to your life.

Community Concert: November 16
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church is excited to offer its next community concert on Friday, November 16. Join us for Nicole Pesce in Concert at 7 pm.

Register for this concert and ALL the concerts on Eventbrite, invite your friends, and share our concerts on Facebook. We even have a "Get Tickets" link on our instagram @pvumc profile. Check it out!

Donations welcome at each event. Make your childcare reservations at least 48 hours before the concert by calling 602.840.8360, ext 134 or emailing childcare@pvumc.org.

Change the World Day 2018
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) hosts its 5th Annual Change the World Day on Sunday, November 11, 2018 . This is just one way for us to be God's love in action as we strive to be an all-embracing, all-engaging church in the community. Sign up to participate ONLINE NOW, or sign up on Sunday.


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Red Envelope Fundraiser for the Youth and Camp
If you haven't returned your Red Envelope yet, please do so this Sunday.
Thank you for your donations for Christian camp scholarships.
If you would like to donate to the Red Envelope Fundraiser, please email Rachel or Sam at rachel@pvumc.org or sam@pvumc.org.


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