Don't Do Life Alone

There is never a need for you to face challenges alone. Our church aims to offer a community of love and guidance during trying times. We offer regular support groups that cater to our members needs.

Caring Ministry Team

The Caring Ministry Team assists Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) in accomplishing its mission: God’s Love in Action. The members of the team are dedicated volunteers who have a gift of compassion, encouragement, organization and ensure that church members are cared for in a variety of ways. If you are interested in joining the Caring Ministry Team or need support, contact Debbie Doran at [email protected] or by calling the church office at 602-840-8360, ext. 135.

Following are ministries that are offered:   

Prayer Chain: a prayer chain is sent out three times a week to those who have signed up to pray for others.        

Prayer Card Team: the team consists of dedicated people who write prayer cards to those listed on the prayer chains.   

Prayer Chapel: the chapel provides a serene and comforting place to pray. The Caring Ministry Team is responsible for the maintenance of the chapel.   

Blood Drive: at least once a year, a blood drive event is held at PVUMC. Many members of the congregation as well as people living in the surrounding communities participate. 

Birthday Card Team: birthday calls are made to those members who are 80 years old and older. It is a way to honor their birthdays and to let them know how much they are valued. 

Grief classes: classes are offered to assist those who have lost a loved one with their journey of grief. Along with the classes, a monthly grief newsletter is sent to also help with their journey. Members as well as non-members are welcome.    

Medical Equipment: PVUMC has a limited amount of medical equipment to loan to members who are in need of assistance.  

Divorce classes: classes are offered to help those going through a divorce or separation. Members as well as non-members are welcome. 

Best Friends in Faith Ministry: it is a ministry that cares for homebound members and non-members. Volunteer team members receive training and visit homebound members on a regular basis. They bring friendship and caring conversation, often discussing current church activities. The volunteers are trained to assess current spiritual and emotional needs and provide communion and engage in prayer with their friends.   

Flower Ministry: a bouquet of flowers is purchased by a member who would like to honor a loved one or celebrate a special occasion and it is displayed on the altar during the traditional church service. If the member does not want the flowers, a team of dedicated people deliver it to someone who is homebound to brighten their day.    

Hospital and Home Visit Team: volunteers visit church members who are in the hospital, recently returned home from a hospital stay or are homebound and not in the Best Friends in Faith program.  

Wedding Coordinator: The wedding coordinator is responsible for ensuring the weddings performed at PVUMC meet the guidelines and regulations of the church and meet the expectations of the wedding party. The coordinator provides support to the bride and groom throughout the planning, rehearsal and the wedding ceremony.   

Memorial Reception Coordinator: the coordinator is responsible for coordinating the memorial reception for family and friends and ensures the reception honors the deceased and meets the needs of the family.   

If you are a woman struggling with substance abuse, we partner with a local AlcoholicAnonymous group called the “Step-Sisters,” and are happy to connect you with thoseresources. Please reach out directly if you are a man seeking help in this area.

To connect with a pastor now, call 602.840.8360 and someone will respond shortly. Share prayer concerns at [email protected]. We also encourage you to reach out to our Care Minister, Debbie Doran with specific questions about your needs.