Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals

Celebrate life’s special events at PVUMC.

Baptize your Child into the Christian Family

Baptism is a sacrament ordained by Christ and represents the beginning of a lifelong process of growing in Christ. It is an initiation into the Body of Christ, and the church, and joins the person baptized with Christians everywhere. United Methodists baptize babies, children and adults. The baptismal ceremony takes place as a part of the Sunday worship service with family and the congregation present to welcome the child into the Christian family.

At Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, baptisms are held at the 8 am worship service, or on one Sunday per month (usually the third Sunday) at the 9:30 or 11:15 am worship services. We also hold baptisms on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Sundays. A baptism orientation is held one evening per month. Arrangements are made by calling the office at 602-840-8360.

For more information on Baptism, please contact us or call  602-840-8360 ext. 129.

Click here for more information about Baptism at PVUMC.

Funerals and Memorial Services

Our pastors officiate at funerals or memorial services that are held in our Sanctuary (seats 500), Chapel (seats 175), Memorial Garden, graveside, or at a funeral home. Arrangements are made by calling the church office at 602-840-8360.

Columbarium Memorial Garden

Sited next to our Biblical Garden on the west side of campus, our Columbarium Memorial Garden is a secluded place. Shaded by trees and filled with the sounds of nature, it is a place of peace for meditation and prayer, reflection and remembrance.

The Columbarium provides niches for a final resting place of the cremated remains of the deceased. Names of loved ones can also be inscribed on marble spires in the Memorial Garden. Make arrangements by calling the church office at 602-840-8360.


Welcome to Paradise Valley United Methodist Church. We are very pleased that you are considering our church as the site for your upcoming wedding.

A wedding is a special event in a couple’s life. We celebrate and take great joy in this occasion. We strive to establish a relationship with each couple because you are special in God’s eyes and in our eyes, as well. We want to provide you with a sacred ceremony that is joyful, reverent, and memorable.

Paradise Valley United Methodist Church offers two indoor locations for your ceremony. Our Chapel is available for smaller, more intimate ceremonies and our Sanctuary is available for traditional and larger ceremonies that may want to include music from our pipe organ. Some couples, like the one pictured here, have photos taken in our Biblical Garden following their indoor wedding.

Your wedding service will be consistent with the ritual of the United Methodist Church, conducted by one of our Paradise Valley United Methodist Church ministers in consultation with you. In addition, every couple will enjoy a time of pre-marital counseling with our clergy. We’ll do all we can to assure your wedding day and your life together are everything you hope they will be.

Wedding services at PVUMC are not restricted to its members and are available (subject to clergy availability) to all who desire a sacred ceremony that emphasizes Christian marriage. Each wedding service is conducted as a sacred experience with reverence and professional care.

If you are interested in scheduling your wedding at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, please click here for further details.

Please contact our Wedding Coordinator to discuss arrangements, fees, and a tour of our facilities.

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