God’s Love in Action

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180408117_1000pxOur vibrant Christian community brings God’s love into action every day. We have active programs for Christians of all ages. Come see what PVUMC has to offer — we look forward to meeting you!


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

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Worship Services

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.

Worship Services

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.

Programs & Ministries

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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This morning, no 8 am or 11 am service. Come at 9:30 am and celebrate together as ONE church! Country BBQ in the Fellowship Center following the service. Come as you are! #wearjeans #celebrationsunday #aplacetobelong ... See MoreSee Less

Celebration Sunday at PVUMC

September 24, 2017, 9:30am - September 24, 2017, 2:00pm

Celebrate "A Place to Belong" on Sunday, September 24 with ONE service at 9:30 am and ONE celebration at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church. Celebration Sunday is an annual event at PVUMC, usually held on the last Sunday in September. This year, worship features Americana music and the party after worship in the Fellowship Center features a catered country western BBQ on the theme "Country Roads, Take Me Home." Suggested donation for the meal is $10/person or $30/family. It's our biggest party of the year! Hope to see you there.

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Find a place to belong at PVUMC. Join us as we gather as ONE church for ONE celebration of God's love Sunday, September 24 at 9:30 am in the sanctuary, followed by a country BBQ in the Fellowship Center. See our Facebook event and let us know if you can be there. It's meant to be! #celebrationsunday #aplacetobelong #journeys #pvumc ... See MoreSee Less

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God's love is the ultimate blessing. #grateful #Godslove ... See MoreSee Less

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ASU Associate Professor Jesenia Pizarro from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice shares her expertise on Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 pm in Room H7. Learn more about Offender Rehabilitation in Arizona at this VIP Civic Academy. Register on Eventbrite. No tickets necessary. ... See MoreSee Less

VIP Civic Academy on Offender Rehabilitation

October 10, 2017, 6:30pm - October 10, 2017, 10:00pm

The Church and Society Ministry Team hosts VIP – Valley Interfaith Project – for a second Civic Academy on criminal justice this year. Join us on Tuesday, October 10, 6:30-8 pm in Room H7 on the Paradise Valley United Methodist Church campus as Jesenia Pizarro, associate professor at ASU’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, presents Offender Rehabilitiation: What We Know. Professor Pizarro was one of the presenters at a Civic Academy held in May on Evidence-Based Criminal Justice: An Educational Review. She and her colleague and husband, ASU Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Bill Terrill, strived to answer these questions: • What do we know in terms of causes of crime? • What works in criminal justice policy? • What are effective prevention practices? • Are there best practices in policing? This time, Professor Pizarro will focus on the question: What are proven models in offender rehabilitation? Read more about the event. Criminal justice reform has been a part of VIP’s Human Development Agenda.Valley Interfaith Project (VIP) is a broad based, non-partisan organization of dues-paying member congregations, schools, unions and non-profits committed to building relational power through organizing people for sustainable social and economic improvement. Read more about VIP. Jesenia M. Pizarro is an associate professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Professor Pizarro has worked with various police departments throughout the country in joints efforts to curb the violence in the municipalities they service. She has published multiple articles, most focusing on violence and homicide, and has served as Co-Principal Investigator in federally funded projects. As a member of PVUMC, she was instrumental in crunching the data from our Better Together Sunday in July, 2017, which asked the question: “What keeps you up at night?” Free, certified onsite childcare is available during the event with a 48-hour reservation. To reserve a spot for your child(ren), please call the church at 602-840-8360, ext 134 at least 48 hours before the event. If you need to cancel childcare, even at the last minute, please call the number again. Find out more about Paradise Valley United Methodist Church at pvumc.org.

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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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