October 12, 2018
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Community Concert Kick Off October 19
Caelan Creaser, soprano, and Eric Flyte, tenor, along with three talented young PVUMC artists perform "Broadway and Beyond" next Friday night, 7 pm in the sanctuary. This is the first concert in the 2018-2019 Community Concert Series and includes solo and duet performances of songs from classical and contemporary opera and Broadway musicals. No tickets needed; donate at the event. Childcare available with a 48-hr RSVP.
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

We’ve all had been challenged to take spiritual leaps of faith. Maybe it’s a leap to believe something we’re not entirely sure about; maybe it’s a leap to believe that God will help in a very difficult situation. There is always a bit of a leap of faith in trusting God: having confidence that God is with us, that God can catch us if we are falling, that we are not alone in our current struggle, that God knows what we need and helps the right things to happen. I think of the times when I have had to trust God. There have been times when I’ve been hit hard with bad news in our family, or times when money is very tight and we don’t know how we’re going to meet our obligations or when anxiety and worry are working their way into me and pushing God out to the sidelines of my thoughts.

We want to trust the invisible but active and reliable love of God. We want to trust God’s persistent, dependable work in our world. The Bible is full of affirmations of trust-the words of people who believed God could be counted on. For instance, in Psalm 27 we hear, “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?… Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war rise up....

Trunk or Treat - October 26, 2018
Join us for PVUMC’s annual Trunk or Treat event on Friday, October 26, 2018 , 6-8 pm, the weekend before Halloween. Kids of all ages are invited to Trick or Treat from the decorated car trunks, parked in front of the sanctuary. The Paradise Perk will be open, we'll have a live band and haunted houses. If you can bring your car, decorate your trunk and hand out candy, let us know!

Sunday Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) invites you to worship with us at 8, 9:30 or 11 am. Pastor Dave Summers preaches at 8 and 9:30 am and Pastor Christopher Wurpts preaches at the contemporary, bulletin-free service at 11 am: Ignite.

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.
Wear PVUMC's Mission on Your Heart: God's Love in Action
Church Council recently changed our Mission Statement to our tagline: God's Love in Action . Now, you can wear your church mission on your heart. Buy a church-branded polo shirt at the church gift shop, Serendipities, and wear it as a conversation starter. The shirt comes in all sizes and is a lightweight weave in royal blue. Gift shop profits help fund missions, so stop by Sunday morning to pick up a shirt and see what else is in the shop -- cards, gifts, decor, books, etc. Read More
New Month, New Journeys Classes
If you're not already part of a fall Journeys small group at pvumc and really don't know where to begin, we have a few new classes that may be a good fit for you. Pastor Dave Summers and his wife, Kim, lead an introductory class on Monday nights in the Fireside Room F8. It's a good way to get better acquainted with the UMC, learn how to better discern where God is leading you, and help you find your spiritual gifts.

If you're looking for a new Bible study, join Sam and Vicky Rankin this Sunday as they lead Journey Through James at 9:30 am in G2, the church library. If you're a parent, and have children or youth attending Sunday School at 9:30 am, check it out. You can worship at 11 am Ignite!

Happiness and "The Good Life"
Journey with others as we explore Happiness and The Good Life
through different lenses Monday evenings in October. This Monday, the group moves to H7 at 6:30 pm to watch videos and talk about happiness from the perspective of theologians and spiritual guides, like Father Richard Rohr.

Community Concert Series 2018-19
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church kicks off another season of community concerts on Friday, October 19. The church is happy to offer music for everyone at these events. The first concert, Broadway and Beyond, features two professional vocalists: Caelan Creaser and Eric Flyte, accompanied by Dr. Andria Fennig on piano. Three young PVUMC artists also perform that evening.

Mark your calendar to attend this event, register 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 . It's Veteran's Day, and in honor of our vets, we're collecting socks to give to vets as Christmas gifts. 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.

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Celebrate the PVUMC Preschool in worship NEXT Sunday, October 21.

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