Children are important at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, and we offer year-round ministry programs for them. After our regular Sunday School program at 9:30 am ends for the school year on May 20, we’ll have a Family Sunday on May 27 before our Summer Sundays begin June 3-August 5, 2018. In the summer months, preschoolers go directly to their classes, but the elementary students begin in worship with a Children’s Moment early in the 9:30 am service, then the children are invited to leave the sanctuary with their teachers to participate in the camp program. Children are escorted back at the end of the service, so you start and end in worship, as a family. On Communion Sundays, always the first Sunday of the month, children return to worship a little earlier to partake communion with their families.
If you are interested in volunteering to assist or lead one or more weeks this summer, please contact Brenda Smith, our deacon and director of family ministries.
See our Upcoming Sermons page for the scriptures and sermons we have planned for May and June. In May, we have a few special Sundays, including May 6, when we have our Teacher Appreciation and Mini-Singers Concert. Join us at 11 am in the sanctuary for a short concert of our littlest singers! We’ll even have refreshments and a chance to talk (and take some photos) afterward.
On May 13, we celebrate Mother’s Day and have our Music Celebration at 9:30 am during our 9:30 am worship service.
New Members join the congregation on June 10.
Family Sundays: Holiday Weekends
Memorial Day weekend and Fourth of July weekend are Family Sundays, a time for families to worship together in lieu of classes.
We invite you to worship with your children on Family Sundays, May 27 and July 1, 2018.
Praise Paks will be provided. As part of the family of God, all children are invited to receive communion.
A Preschool class is sometimes offered on these Sundays, but the older children will remain in worship.