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trunk or treat a success!

A Trunk or Treat was held Saturday, October 30th from 3-6pm in the church parking lot to give children another option for safe Trick or Treating. Twelve vehicles with decorated trunks and adults ready with candy and fun toys greeted over 200 children!!! The kids were adorned with costumes from princesses, super hero’s, ghosts and goblins to dinosaurs! We are already looking forward to next year!










Ron Dennis, President of PVUMC’s United Methodist Men present Pastors Judy Stallons (L) and Phyllis Murray plaques on Pastor Appreciation Day during Sunday worship Service, October 10, 2021.



The PVUMC participated in the 2nd Annual Faith & Blue Festival on Saturday, October 9th at Petrack Park.  Our church joined other members of the Pahrump’s faith community and the Sheriff’s department in providing festival goers opportunity to enjoy a festival with balloon rides, terrific music by local church groups/bands, and food. At our booth visitors could play corn hole and receive a stuffed animal, color the cardboard castle, talk to and receive information from our Pastors and other members of our church. We look forward to the 3rd Annual Faith and Blue Festival!


VEA Assists PVUMC Hanging New American Flag








Linemen Jason and Benjamin gave PVUMC a hand {well really a lift!} putting up a new American Flag when the electric pulley system malfunctioned.   Many thanks to Jason, Benjamin and VEA!

United Methodist Men (UMM) Host Pahrump Robotics Club

Travis Long of the Pahrump Robotics Club demonstrated the impressive robot the club built at the July UMM meeting.  After the demonstration, the UMM President Ron Dennis presented a check for $300 to the Robotics Club. The check was accepted by Club by Travis Long, Megan Riendeau and Coach Jason Riendeau

Join us for a Small Group Study, Pray Like a Gourmet, by David Brazzeal & hosted by Pastor Phylliss

When:  Wednesdays in August at the PVUMC

To register call the office 775-727-6767.  Please indicate whether you prefer a midday or early evening group.  Books are $10.

Sunday Worship: We are all God’s Sheep

Pastor Phyllis welcoming the congregation
Pastor Judy giving her sermon on Psalms 23
Left to Right: Bruce Crippon, Mark Stallons, & Ron Dennis leading the congregation in song.
Pastor Phyllis (center) talking sheep.

Join us in fellowship and worship Sundays at 10:00 am in the sanctuary or on Zoom.  The link for Zoom can be found on the home page of our web site.

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The Rev. Dan Morley, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the North District, announced a partnership of a layperson assigned and a clergyperson appointment to Pahrump Valley United Methodist Church in Pahrump, NV effective July 1, 2021.

Superintendent Morley intends to assign Mrs. Phyllis Murray as layperson assigned to Pahrump Valley UMC, less than full-time, per ¶ 205.4 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Mrs. Murray currently serves as the North District Lay Leader.


Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata intends to appoint the Rev. Judy Stallons as interim pastor to Pahrump Valley UMC, less than full time, per ¶ 338.3, ¶ 346.1 and ¶ 357.6 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Rev. Stallons is a retired elder from the Kentucky Conference.


Photo courtesy of Ron Dennis

Pastor Lana Fong, currently appointed to Pahrump Valley UMC, intends to discontinue as a local pastor and enter her personal time of retirement, effective July 1, 2021.

Let us be in prayer for Mrs. Murray, Rev. Stallons, Pastor Fong, and Pahrump Valley UMC during this time of transition.


WHERE:  PVUMC FELLOWSHIP HALL AND PARKING LOT                                          WHEN:    SUNDAY, JULY 4TH AT 7:OO PM                                                                                WHAT:     Make your own sundae, enjoy fellowship, and meet our new Pastors, Judy Stallons and Phyllis Murray. Don’t forget your lawn chairs to watch the fireworks in the church parking lot!

Get Them Talking:




Pastor Lana Fong (Left) welcomes new members (L to R) Norma Lashley, Judy McFetridge, Carol Gilmore, Ron Gilmore,  Betty Atkins, Sharon Schlegal, Ellie Cooney, and Yvonne Hollenbeck on Sunday, January 26th during morning service.

pvumc participates in the Nye county social services fair

Barb Barker greets residents at the social services fair and talks to them about the many ministries and programs the Pahrump Valley UMC offers.

stockings bring joy at christmas!

Church members (L to R) Evona Stonebarger, Barb Barker, Pastor Lana Fong, and Judy Menconi getting ready to deliver Christmas Stockings to the residents of the Pahrump Rehabilitation Center and Assisted Living.  PVUMC brings joy to their facility each year because many elderly people are forgotten during the holiday season.

Pahrump Valley United Methodist Church installs new signs!

July 1, 2018. Whenever someone asked me where I went to church I would tell them at Pahrump Valley United Methodist Church.  They would always ask, “Where is that?”.  I would explain it is the church on the corner of Pahrump Valley Boulevard and Highway 372, which would still draw a blank look.  I continued, “across the street from Big O Tires (now Drew’s Tires)”.  After much explaining, I would get the “Ah Ha” moment letting me know they did know where I went to church.  This must have happened to so many other people, including the Pastor.  Even though our church was built in 1985 and is in a prominent location on the corner of a busy intersection people had no idea it was the Pahrump Valley United Methodist Church.  It was beige and blended in.  Thankfully, a decision was made to have signs placed on all four sides of our church, which are very visible and identifies our church very vividly.  Now, I hope when I tell people where I go to church either they will already be going or know where our church is located!  Written by Laurie Wilson, church member.