On Sunday, February 26, 2017, the youth of Paradise Valley United Methodist Church will host its annual Youth Mission Dinner and Auction Fundraiser.


Dinner and auction tickets will be sold on the patio after church services beginning February 12. To buy tickets online, go to GIVE NOW, choose “missions” and type “youth missions dinner” in the comments section.Tickets are $40.

If you can’t attend, consider making a donation.


Auction Items

Any gift certificate or new item (no gently used items, please) would be valued and much appreciated. Please drop off your donations Sunday, February 12.

All donations will be auctioned off at the event, so we encourage you to buy tickets and to bid. (We are not accepting any more new auction items as of February 23, 2017.)

Click here for a donation form.

Click here for a donation letter to give to local businesses.


Sponsors and contributors will be listed in the evening program material and to the greatest extent possible in advance promotional materials.


Youth Missions

Proceeds raised from this event will be used for youth mission and outreach events, as well as our 2017 Youth Choir Tour to Tacoma, Washington. Read more about these opportunities below.


Throughout the years, our faith community has had the privilege of sending hundreds of teenagers around the world on life-changing mission trips. In just the last few years, our youth group has gone to busy cities like Denver and San Francisco, as well as to rural areas like the Navajo reservation in Arizona, and Arkansas. Last year, our group went to Piura, Peru. We try to offer an international youth mission trip every 4 years so our youth have at least one opportunity to experience mission outside of the USA.


These sorts of trips aren’t just about the good work we do for the communities we visit. Although that work is very important, the impact short-term mission trips have on the people who go on them is just as amazing. On every trip, youth join in on the work that God is doing through some of the amazing churches and non-profits we visit. It expands their worldview, and gives us all hope for the world.


As the youth prepare for this summer’s Senior High Mission Trip to San Francisco with Praying Pelican Missions July 21-28, 2017, we recognize that we need the whole church to support our youth, to keep the cost affordable and to give everyone who would like to go the opportunity to serve with our youth group.


Every year, our youth host a dinner and auction as the main fundraising vehicle for PVUMC youth missions and ministry programs. This year, we expect more than 25 senior high youth in grades 9-12 to participate in a weeklong trip serving people living in the San Francisco area. Service projects will include light construction, working with area non-profits and charities, and leading daily programing for local community children.
There will also be a junior high mission trip for students in 7th-8th grades, serving in Cortez, Colorado July 2-9, 2017. The weeklong trip features a variety of service projects, including running a kids’ club and painting residents’ homes.


Finally, the youth choir will travel to Tacoma and Seattle, Washington June 8-12, 2017 for their summer tour, performing with other choirs from across the country at the Youth Choir Festival Northwest at Pacific Lutheran University and bringing the gift of music to others in the area.

Click here for more information.
For more information, or to donate an item, please contact:
Christopher Wurpts, Youth Ministries Director

712-348-3791 (cell); 602-840-8360, ext 147 (office)


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