Every week (except on our special Change the World Day in November and on Easter Sunday), we meet in the chapel at 11 am for Ignite, our distinctively different worship service. Worship is led by our Praise Band, with Andria Fennig and Thomas Strawser as worship leaders.
The service is designed to be bulletin-free to allow greater freedom to worship. Contemporary praise songs ignite our faith, while scripture and spirit-led messages — stories, a sermon, skits or testimonies on the theme of the day — help transform us. Our special connect time includes activities for all ages, and we nearly always offer open communion, where all are invited to share in communion and welcome the presence of the living Christ. There’s even a dedicated children’s corner. Childcare is always available, at all our services.
Ignite is our way of living out our mission statement every week: “Alive with the spirit, we bring God’s love into action by igniting faith, transforming lives, and creating community.” Ignite also invites us to focus on PVUMC’s Vision: “Love that crosses all barriers and embraces all people.” Read more about our mission and vision by clicking here.
If you haven’t joined us yet, come see what we’re all fired up about. On Sunday, June 28, 2015, we celebrated Ignite’s one-year birthday; it will be 4 years old this year.
If you prefer a more traditional worship service, we invite you to our 8 am service in the Chapel, which includes a hymn sing, piano and special music every week. Our Sanctuary service at 9:30 am is our largest service, with organ and piano, choirs and bells, along with other special music nearly every week. Our Sunday School and youth program is offered at 9:30 am too (see the calendar for the weekly schedule). Communion is offered on the first Sunday of every month at 8 and 9:30 am.
“We invite you to join us on a shared journey of life and faith, open to all, regardless of age, ability, economics, color, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, politics, theology or anything else that might separate us from each other. Whoever you are and wherever you may be on your spiritual journey, you’re invited to walk with Christ in community with all of God’s children, and embrace the endless possibilities of God’s unconditional love.”