On November 16, PVUMC invites you to join us for a day of service in lieu of worship. We will have a time of blessing and prayer before we go out into the world (or stay on campus) to work, showing God’s love in action.

Here’s a snapshot of the morning:

  • 8:30 a.m.: Arrive on campus to pick up your Change the World Day T-shirt and check-in.
  • 9:00 a.m.: Join us in the Sanctuary for a short Service of Blessing.
  • 9:30 a.m.: Depart for your selected service venue, such as UMOM. Some projects will be on campus, including snack & pack and homeless care bags.
  • 10:00 a.m.-12 noon: Work on- or off-campus.
  • 12:30 p.m.: Celebration and BBQ

If you already haven’t signed up to participate, you are still encouraged to come to church Sunday morning to join us. We will plug you in, either on-campus or off. If you preregistered, you will get a T-shirt. We will also have a limited number of shirts for those who spontaneously show up on Sunday. All are welcome, whether you preregistered or not. 

Childcare is available for age 4 and under, but parent MUST remain on campus. This option is available for families serving on campus in one of these areas:

  • Snack and Pack/Party Prep for Celebration
  • Homeless Bags/Kitty Cozies/Cards for sick and shut-ins
  • Media Center
  • Prayer Team
  • Van wash/campus clean up

Online sign-ups closed on Wednesday, November 12.

But our sign-up genius form lists who has signed up for both on-campus and off-campus projects.

Off-campus Projects:

American Red Cross (www.redcross.org) 18 people (6 per project)

  • Assemble emergency kits.
  • Wash fleet (cars).
  • Make holiday cards for “Heroes.”


Hospice of the Valley (www.hov.org) 18 people (three teams of 6)

  • Each team will be assigned to a kitchen and bake cookies, brownies or
    Rice Krispy treats.
  • Deliver the treats to patients and their families.


Justa Center (www.justacenter.org) 8-10 people (Ages 18 and over ONLY)

  • Assemble move-in kits.


Lost Our Home Foundation (www.lostourhome.org) 15-20 people
(appropriate for children of all ages, but parents MUST be with them at all times)

  • Tend dog rooms and play with the dogs (dog-related duties are supervised for safety).
  • Tend cat rooms and play with the cats.
  • Log donations.
  • If you are a skilled electrician, plumber or handyman, and would like to offer your skills, please specify and we will contact you with further details.


Red Mountain Academy (www.redmountainacademy.org)
# of people TBD – Park clean up


The Terraces 12 people (3 groups of 4)

(appropriate for children of all ages, but parents MUST be with them at all times)

  • Visit with residents of assisted living facility.


Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development – Young Adult Program  (www.tumbleweed.org) 12-15 people (Ages 21 and over ONLY)


Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development – Emergency Housing Program (www.tumbleweed.org) 12-15 people (Ages 16 and over ONLY)

  • Clean and do yard work for both Tumbleweed programs.


UMOM New Day Center (www.umom.org) 15-20 people

  • Lay pavers or borders along the inside of the concrete walkway in the
    Serenity Garden.
  • Weed vegetable garden.


Wesley Community Center  (www.wesleycenterphx.org) All ages
# of people TBD – Work/play with youth and children at the center.




Read about last year’s nationwide Change the World Day in May, 2014, and how other UMC around the country participated: click here.

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