Start the New Year right with worship at PVUMC. We’ll have two services at 9:30 and 11:15 am. The latter Ignite service is our alternative service in the chapel, with music led by Director of Contemporary Worship Arts Andria Fennig. (Note: we won’t have an 8 am worship service on New Year’s Day.)


New Year’s Day is a Family Sunday, where we invite families to worship together with their elementary age children in lieu of classes. Pick up a praise pak for your child when you enter, and, if you have little ones, our Childcare Center will be open in G1. NEXT Sunday, we’ve invited the Wise Men to stop by the Sunday School classes, so make sure your children are there to hear the Magi’s stories about how they followed the star to see Jesus, the newborn king. Click here to read more.


On New Year’s Day, also Epiphany Sunday, January 1, 2017, Senior Pastor Dave Summers begins a new worship series called “The Perfect Prayer.”


The five-week series seeks to help us learn to pray and build a deeper prayer life based on the prayer Jesus taught us to pray in Matthew 6:5-13: The Lord’s Prayer.


The first part of the worship series, “Abba,” focuses on the name Jesus called his Father and ours, God the father in Aramaic. “Abba” signifies a close, intimate relationship of a father to his child, and it’s the kind of relationship we seek to have with God.


A Wesleyan Covenant Renewal will be a part of both services too.


Sunday, January 8, 2017 examines the phrase, “On Earth as it is in Heaven,” which refers to the Kingdom of God and how it’s more than just a spiritual construct. God expects the Kingdom of Heaven to be built here on earth, by his followers — us! What does it mean for us to work on building the Kingdom here, in terms of justice, love and relationships? On Sunday, January 15, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday weekend, the message teaches us to ask God for the things we need, like bread, or spiritual needs. “Give us this Day” is a phrase that encourages us to ask boldly and confidently, trusting God’s answer.


On Sunday, January 22, 2017, Guest Preacher Jeffrey Kuan, President, Claremont School of Theology, will preach on forgiveness. Sunday, January 29 is Youth Sunday and the Youth Choir will sing as Christopher Wurpts, youth ministries director, preaches on “Lead us not into Temptation, but Deliver us from Evil.”


To see the list of sermons and scriptures for January, visit the Upcoming Sermons page.


Coming in February, Defying Gravity!

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