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Paradise Valley United Methodist Church 4455 E. Lincoln Drive Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

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PVUMC has three worship services on Sundays, as well as special worship services several times a year. Our Sunday worship schedule is as follows:

8:00 am in the Chapel

9:30 am in the Sanctuary

11 am in the Chapel

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Pathways to Faith

Pathways is our approach to spiritual growth and formation at PVUMC. We are all on the road to faith, and though our routes may take different turns, we can all find our way.

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PVUMC offers traditional and contemporary worship services in intimate and larger settings on Sunday mornings. We also offer special services on holidays several times a year.

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There’s a wide variety of opportunities at PVUMC for children, youth and adults to bring God’s love into action, create community and transform lives.


Paradise Valley United Methodist Church’s clergy, staff and congregation of over 1,500 members have a rich history of ministry and service to the community and the world.

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Join us for a video and discussion in the first of PVUMC's "Navigating Common Ground" series on Thursday evenings during September. Come with an open mind, ready to challenge your own understanding of bf biblical narratives, and learn how they've been used -- often for harm -- over the years. How can we re-examine these stories and apply them to what's happening in our world today? #discussion #video #think #learn #commonground #Godsstory #TheBible #Biblestories #conflict #peace #Godsloveinaction #arcofastory #plot #biblicalnarratives ... See MoreSee Less

Stories that Form and Divide Us: Brian McLaren Video/Discussion

September 7, 2017, 6:30pm - September 7, 2017, 11:30pm

Navigating Common Ground is a series of four videos and discussions scheduled for Thursday nights at 6:30 pm in Room H5 on September 7, 14, 21 and 28. Based primarily on TED Talks from diverse speakers, attendees will be invited to talk about the conflicts that confront us, and how we can move toward reconciliation. On September 7, watch Brian McLaren’s talk from the 2013 Apprentice Institute National Conference titled “Dueling Stories: Dealing with Conflict in the Biblical Narrative.” Brian’s talk challenges our biblical narratives, as well as provides deep and meaningful insights into how the Bible has been used over the centuries. Read more about Brian McLaren at brianmclaren.net/.

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If anyone from Paradise Valley United Methodist Church plans to partcipate, please indicate whether you are interested or going, and comment below. It's an opportunity for us to be God's love in action with a sister church. #socialjustice #churchandsociety #unity #vigil #unitedinfaith #loveyourneighbor #speaktruthinlove #Godsloveinaction ... See MoreSee Less

Unity Vigil & March

August 22, 2017, 6:00pm - August 23, 2017, 12:00am

President Donald Trump and Gov. Doug Ducey have made it clear that they are on the side of hate and bigotry this week. After the recent events in Charlottesville, VA, Gov. Doug Ducey is still in favor of keeping the racist Confederate Monuments up at the Capitol. We will meet Tuesday starting with a Prayer Vigil from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at First Church UCC. From there a march will take place to arrive at St. Mary's Basilica Courtyard (see below) and outside the Phoenix Convention Center where Trump will be speaking to denounce his hateful rhetoric at 8:00pm and will march from the Phoenix Convention Center to the Arizona State Capitol to rally against Confederate monuments that Gov.Ducey wont remove at 8:30! We will get to the Capitol around 9:00 pm for those who wish not to march. Transportation will be provided back to First Church and the Convention Center. You are welcome to join us at any of the given locations found in the schedule below. SCHEDULE 6-7 pm Unity Vigil at First Church UCC 1407 N. 2nd St. Phoenix AZ 7-8 pm Unity March from First Church UCC to St. Marys Basilica Courtyard. Safe Sanctuary Zone (between 3rd and 5th street off of Monroe St) 8-8:30 pm Unity Prayer and support in Safe Sanctuary Zone at St. Marys 8:30 pm Unity March To Capitol Note: "Be Better Humans" bus of the "I Have a Name" project will be available to shuttle people back to First Church.

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Common Ground Series Features Professors from ASU and Claremont Lincoln

Find Common Ground this fall through a series of video discussions, scholarly lectures and roundtables that focus on different worldviews, cross-cultural perspectives, prejudices and beliefs. Topics include: “Stories that Form and Divide Us,” “Can a Divided America Heal?,” “The Danger of a Single Story,” and “It’s Time to Reclaim Religion.” Read More.

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Meet Our Pastors

Rev. Dr. David V. Summers

Senior Pastor

Rev. Brenda Smith

Deacon and Director of Family Ministries

Rev. Andrea Andress

Deacon and Director of Spiritual Formation and Discipleship

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