PVUMC’s church-wide Advent study for 2016 is Sent:Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas, by Jorge Acevedo with Jacob Armstrong, Rachel Billups, Justin LaRose and Lancecia Rouse. The small paperback book is available for purchase at the church for $10. Stop by the church office during office hours, 8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday, or stop by the patio following worship November 6 to purchase a copy. Books may also be available through class leaders. See the list below for the list of classes who plan to follow the study this Advent. Some groups will begin as early as November 2.

You may also purchase the book online by using “GIVE NOW” at our website. Choose “Other” from the drop-down menu, and type “Advent book” in the Comments section. Show your email receipt to the front office as proof of purchase.

Click here to go to GIVE NOW.

The book has five chapters, and each includes a story by the individual authors. There’s also a DVD component, which will be used as part of the group studies.


Sermons and Daily Devotionals

Our clergy will preach on the chapters throughout the season of Advent, November 27-December 24, 2016, as part of the worship series: Sent: The Gift of Hope and Christmas.

If you’d like daily inspiration, click here to read about and subscribe to our daily devotional 2016 Advent blog. You can subscribe to receive these in your inbox every day during December, through Christmas Day.

Advent study groups are meeting weekly too. Check the website calendar, or find one on the list below:

Weekly Advent study classes

SPIRIT Sunday School
Leaders: Tawn Watkins and
Diana Bode

Sundays, beginning 11/20
9:30 am, Fireside Room, F8

Wesley Sunday School
Leader: Kent Heltne

Sundays, beginning 11/20
11 am, Church Library, G2

New Testament Bible Study
Leader: Dave Lex

Sundays, beginning 11/20
11 am, H4

Mustard Seed Bible Study
Leaders: Sara Bollman and
Chris Midyett

Mondays, beginning 11/14
9 am, Fireside Room, F8

Caring Bible Study
Leader: Pam Poley

Tuesdays, beginning 11/15
10:30 am, Parlor, A2

Pastor’s Bible Study
Leader: Pastor Dave Summers

Wednesdays, beginning 11/9
10:30 am, Fireside Room, F8

Leader: Rayme Ellett

Wednesdays, beginning 11/2
4:30 pm, Church Library, G2

Growing Together in Our Walk
Leader: Kim Summers

Wednesdays, beginning 11/9
6 pm, Fireside Room, F8

Advent Study
Leader: Rev. Eve Williams

Wednesdays, beginning 11/30
6 pm, H5

Men’s Breakfast Bible Study
Leader: Jon Hearn

Thursdays, beginning 11/17
7 am, F5/6

Advent Study
Leaders: JP and Jenn Coughlin

Thursdays, beginning 12/1
6 pm, The Paradise Perk

Brown Baggers Bible Study
Leader: Dave Hepburn

Fridays, beginning 11/18
12 pm, Church Library, G2


Share Your Story: Advent Daily Devotional

Beginning December 1, we will offer daily devotions during Advent. Click here to find them online. You can subscribe to receive these in your inbox every day, December 1 through Christmas Day. If you would like to share one of your own personal stories which reflects the spirit of Christmas, please email info@pvumc.org. Stories must be 200-500 words.

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