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Church News: Week of Oct. 15, 2016

The Arizona Origin Science Association will sponsor its Fall Creation Science Seminar from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, at Hillside Community Church. Featuring Russell Humphreys, Ph.D. Topics are evidence for a young Earth; why a young Earth is crucial to believers. Presentations begin at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Humphreys, whose Ph.D. is in nuclear physics, is the author of “Starlight and Time,” in which he proposed a model that the universe may only be thousands of years old even though light from distant stars appears to have taken billions of years to reach Earth. He has been a longtime member of the Creation Research Society and is on its board of directors. Hillside Community church is located at 937 Ruth St., Prescott. For more info, call David McNabb, 928-771-1218.

Members, friends and visitors will gather at All Saints Anglican Church, Prescott, for Holy Communion at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16. That will be the 21st Sunday after Trinity, from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.


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Canon Walt Crites and Bishop Walter Grundorf at All Saints Anglican Church in Prescott.

Bishop Walter Grundorf, Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Province of America, will be in town to institute (install) Bishop George Fincke as rector of All Saints Anglican Church, Prescott. Bishop Grundorf will preach. Canon Walter Crites will read the Epistle lesson and Deacon Joe Mayntz will read the Gospel. Ben Lizak, the parish’s senior warden, will present the new rector with keys to the property. The Women’s Guild of All Saints will offer a luncheon after the service of Holy Communion in the Parish Hall, and all are invited. All Saints Anglican Church is located at 1806 N. Savage Lane, Prescott, near Highway 89 and Rosser Street. For more information, visit or call 928-443-5323.

Please join Beit Torah Jewish Congregation for Sukkah building and decorating as well as a brunch schmooze Sunday morning, Oct. 16, in Chino Valley. For location, directions and details, please call 928-237-0390 or email For other activities, check the online calendar at

Anthony Jenkins will lead the worship service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 882 Sunset Avenue in Prescott. Continuing the October theme of the Jewish-Christian roots of Unitarian Universalism, with enthusiasm for this month’s baseball playoffs, Jenkins will focus on trust – trust of self, others and the process of forming trust. He will speak about the concept of trust in sports, music and daily life.


Anthony Jenkins

Jenkins, currently serving as the intern minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia (Maryland), is a native of Washington D.C. He holds a B.A. in Music Performance from Morgan State University, and has made his living as a freelance bassist in the DC metropolitan area for the last 16 years. He is a mystic, metaphysician, Reiki I practitioner, and an astrology practitioner of 24 years. Jenkins and his beloved bride, Sarah, currently reside in the town of Silver Spring, Maryland.

At the Sunday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. service at Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Prescott, attendees are invited to bring non-perishable food items such as canned food items, including soups, proteins, chili, pasta sauce, fruit and beans, as well as toiletries, especially toothpaste and brushes, deodorant, razors and shampoo for donation to the Coalition for Compassion and Justice Open Door food bank.

“Living Within the ‘All of It’ ” is the Rev. Wiliam Sinkford’s topic at the 11 a.m. service at Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, Oct. 16. His sermon will be by way of video from the Service of the Living Tradition at this past June’s Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio. Native Flute musician Sue Daniel will provide the music.


William Sinkford

Sinkford is senior minister for the First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon. He is more widely known for being the seventh president of the UUA, a position he held from 2001-09. He was the first African American to lead the organization

Sinkford urges Unitarian Universalists to “confront hard truths we would rather avoid” and to see themselves “not as the already conscious waiting for others to wake up,” but as activists more willing to join Black Lives Matter protests, Pride parades, and, generally, “not to look away this time.”

Soul Sisters, a women’s group from Chino Valley United Methodist Church, is holding a fund raiser from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22. A variety of handmade crafts, knickknacks, and homemade baked goods will be available. Proceeds from the Soul Sisters’ sale will be used to help foster children who are leaving the system when they are 18. There will also be professional vendors selling their wares. Come and find just what you always wanted for fall, for Christmas, for you. The church is located at 735 East Road One South, Chino Valley. For more information, call the church office, 636-2969.

AWANA Clubs have started at First Southern Baptist Church, 2820 N. Pleasant View Drive in Prescott Valley. Because kids matter to God and because we have a heart for growing up children knowing that God loves them, bring your 3-year-old (potty trained) through sixth-grader for a meal at 5:30 p.m. and clubs at 6:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Call 928-772-7218 for more information.

Robert Road Baptist Church plans Trunk or Treat on Halloween. This free event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Dewey Faith Assembly will host Trunk or Treat from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Dewey Faith Assembly is located at 549 S. Clearview Drive in Dewey.

First Southern Baptist Church will host “Trunk ‘n’ Treat” from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in the church parking lot. Stop by with your children for a safe night of fun, candy and games. Play a life-sized game of Candyland with your family. Wear your costume and come to 2820 N. Pleasant View Drive in Prescott Valley to join in the fun. For more information, call 928-722-7218.

Get ready for the Christmas season! It’s time for the annual Christmas Cottage Arts and Crafts Fair. Enjoy shopping for handcrafted treasures and wonderful baked goods. Stop shopping and grab a bite to eat in the “Country Café.” There will be so many wonderful smells and sparkling decorations to get you in the mood for the holidays. The Christmas Cottage Arts and Crafts Fair is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Fellowship Hall at First Southern Baptist Church in Prescott Valley. The church is located at 2820 N. Pleasant View Drive.

Trinity Lutheran Woman’s Missionary League of Trinity Lutheran Church in Prescott Valley is sponsoring its 10th Annual Holiday Craft and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. There will be a total of 38 tables of crafters and also wonderful homemade baked goodies. The event will be held in Trinity Hall of God’s World Building, 3950 N. Valorie Drive in Prescott Valley. Come early between 7 and 10:30 a.m. and have a pancake breakfast downstairs in Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. The public is invited to come and shop for great crafts and homemade goodies. You may also get yourself a hot barbecue sandwich with chips and a drink for lunch. Thrivent is a sponsor in helping with the benefit again this year. All proceeds will go toward various charities and service projects in the area. For more information, call Chairperson Arlene at 928-445-8279.

Join St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for a special meditative service open to all who would like to experience Taizé. Prayer in the spirit of Taizé (pronounced Teh-ZAY) is an ecumenical meditative form of common prayer that started in a small French village after World War II. During our service, gathered in the presence of Christ, we sing uncomplicated, repetitive songs. Allowing the mystery of God to become present through the beauty of simplicity, we listen to a biblical reading, and we pray in silence. The service is a contemplative way to worship the Lord in an ecumenical setting. Come as you are, enjoy the singing, enjoy the silence, enjoy the Lord’s presence. All are welcome! The service occurs the second Friday of each month from 6-7 pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherds Lane, in Prescott. The next Taizé service is on Nov. 11 If you have any questions, please give us a call at 928-778-4499.

Craft Workshops and Outdoor Expo are planned at Lifepointe Church from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Sponsored by the LP Adventurers, hands-on workshops include weaving, jewelry making, woodcraft, golf clinic, fishing tips, hydroponic edible cultivation, kids’ craft corner, car restoration and collection, scrapbooking, calligraphy and more. For more info, email C’Ann at or call 928-848-1818. Lifepointe Church is located at 10100 E. Highway 69 in Prescott Valley.

Celebrity Vegan Chef Mark Anthony, who has been seen on ABC, NBC, ESPN, 3ABN and who appears regularly on SmartLifestyle Television, will be doing a cooking presentation at the Prescott Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. Chef Anthony’s plant-based style of cooking is not only delicious and healthy but will also help to lower cholesterol, with weight loss and increase your energy. Chef Anthony invites the Prescott area community to a free dinner and a healthy eating message. Don’t miss this exciting event! The church is located on 2980 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, For more information, call 928-778-0289 and visit

“Don’t Spend Christmas Alone - St. Luke’s Gift to the Community” is a free event offering a full Christmas dinner and fellowship for everyone in the quad-city area who may be alone or feel alone on Christmas Day. Volunteers also will visit the home-bound and deliver a meal, so they too may feel a part of the celebration. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 2000 Shepherd’s Lane, one block north of the Airport light on Highway 89 in Prescott. For more information, meal delivery or to volunteer your assistance for this event call St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 928-778-4499 or

Community Bible Study is a non-denominational women’s Bible study making disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study. The course of study is the Epistle to the Romans written by the Apostle Paul. Join us for transformed lives through the study of the Word of God. Open enrollment for the 30-week course of study is every Wednesday from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. at Hillside Community Church of God, 937 Ruth St. in Prescott. Course runs from Aug. 31-May 3, 2017. For more information, call Teaching Director Marless Taylor at 928-460-2944 or email

The ecumenical Prescott Contemplative Prayer Group will start a free new course in May. “Centering Prayer, A Training Course for Opening to the Presence of God” includes a workbook with readings and reflections as well as videos. The Prayer Group meets Mondays, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at the St. Anthony Room at Sacred Heart Church, 150 Fleury Ave. Please call Robert at 928-717-2441 or Fran at 928-445-8072, for more information and to register.

Refiners Fire Cowboy Church meets at the W Bar D Sports Rodeo Arena 764 W Road 1 South, in Chino Valley. Church service begins 10 a.m. every Sunday morning. They are a non-denominational, non-traditional come as you are church. They also have children’s church for our buckaroos. The music is country Christian and old Gospel hymns. Wednesday night cowboy Gathering service is at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 928-899 52297 or email or at Refiner Fire Cowboy Church on FB.

All Saints Anglican Church, 1806 N. Savage Lane, Prescott, has started a Men’s Fellowship on the second Saturday of the month. The purpose is dealing with the needs of the buildings, etc., and a time of spiritual fellowship. For information, call 928-443-5323.

All Saints Anglican Church, 1806 N. Savage Lane, Prescott offers Women’s Bible Study on the 3rd Friday of each month. The topic of the study will be the book of Ruth. All ladies are welcome. It starts with coffee at 8:45 a.m. and the study begins at 9 a.m. For more information, see or call 928-443-5323 or 928-915-5547.

All Saints Anglican Church, 1806 N. Savage Lane, Prescott, meets every weekday for Morning Prayer according to the Book of Common Prayer (1928) and on Wednesday evenings for Evening Prayer. For information, call Bishop George Fincke at 928-443-5323.

Christ Lutheran Church in Prescott Valley, Hope Lutheran Church in Chino Valley, and First Lutheran in Prescott are joining together in a Lenten Roundrobin focus on the Hymn “Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus.” Since God created us to experience joy in communion with Him, to love all people, and to live in harmony with His creation, sin separates us from God, mars our relationship with one another and brings ruin to God’s good creation, so we do not enjoy the life our Creator intended for us. The disciplines of Lent: repentance, self-denial, prayer and works of love - help us wage our spiritual warfare. We invite you to join us each Wednesday for a vesper service at 4 p.m. at 3300 N Navajo Drive in Prescott Valley, 6:30 p.m. at 231 Smoketree Lane in Prescott and 6:30 p.m. at 1010 N Road One East in Chino Valley. You will also be introduced to the new pastor of Our Shepherd in Cornville – Pastor Stephen Wilkens.

First Congregational Church of Prescott, 216 E. Gurley St., Prescott, is beginning a Jazz Vespers Series from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the last Wednesday night of each month. These informal events are open to everyone of all faiths. The focus is on the music and the opportunity to hear it in an “acoustically alive’ historic sanctuary. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken for the benefit of the musicians.

Compassionate Friends, a support group for people who have lost children meets every 4th Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church lower level. The address is 3950 N. Valorie Drive, Prescott Valley. For more information, contact Donna at 928-460-0168.

The Children’s Clothes Closet and the Community Service Food Bank are open at the Prescott Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2980 Willow Creek Road, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays.

Connection Church meets Sundays at Abia Judd Scholl, 1749 Williamson Valley Road, Prescott, in the Gym. Fellowship is at 10 a.m. and service is at 10:30 a.m. Childcare is available. Lead pastor is Jake Madlock. For information, email

Revival Fire Ministries, Inc., a Cleveland, Tennessee based Church of God, a full Gospel Pentecostal Church, preaching the entire word of God, as it is written, is now in Prescott. They believe in being born again, sanctification and Holy Spirit Baptism. All are welcome – the faithful and those with little to no faith. Pastor Fred Hays will deliver the message. Fellowship is at 10 a.m. with worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays, at La Quinta Inn, 4499 E. Highway 69 in Prescott. For additional information, call Pastor Fred Hays at 928-201-1885.

Ahava B’Shem Yeshua meets at the Alliance Bible Church, 2601 Iron Springs Road, Prescott. Come join us for worship, dance, prayers and teachings this Shabbat. For information, email

Faith Christian Fellowship of Kirkland has 10 a.m. Sunday services and 6:30 p.m. Thursday service at the Kirkland Elementary school. Join us and experience His grace as we boldly approach His throne. (Hebrews 4:16). Children’s church is provided. Pastor Greg Poole presents the message. For more information, contact Pastor Poole at 928-231-0495.

Are you interested in becoming Catholic or would like to complete the sacraments as an adult? If so, St. Germaine Catholic Church in Prescott Valley has a program for you! It’s called RCIA, and it begins soon. To sign up or for more information, contact Robert at 928-772-6518 or Inquirers are welcomed.

The Anglian Church of the Holy Spirit announces they have moved to a new location. They are now meeting in the fellowship hall at the Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, 8944 E. Sommer Drive, Prescott Valley. Sunday worship is at 9 a.m., featuring a Holy Communion service with music and using contemporary language. They have an active healing ministry, as well as regular study groups. They are a warm, loving Christian family and welcome visitors and new members.

All Saints Anglican Church of Prescott started a service of Morning Prayer each weekday morning at 8 a.m., meeting in the chapel, 1806 N. Savage Lane, Prescott. The service is taken from the Book of Common Prayer (1928). The service is geared for those who desire a more disciplined spiritual life, to gather to pray, to confess our sins, to hear Holy Scriptures read aloud, and to pray for others. The service has been done in English since 1549 in a variety of Books of Common Prayer, and has been a part of the spiritual life of Anglican Christians as long. We use the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. All (including non-members and non-Christians) are welcome. For more information, call 928-443-5323.

Faith in Fitness classes take place Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Southern Baptist Church Prescott Valley, 2820 Pleasant View Drive. They are designed to increase muscular strength, endurance and flexibility using stability balls, resistance bands and mats. There is no cost for the class. For information and times, call 928-772-7218 or check online at

The Connection Church, a non-denominational community of people who desire to experience a powerful relationship with our Heavenly Father, meets at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, at Abia Judd Elementary, 1749 Williamson Valley Road, Prescott. Its mission is to “Love God, Love People, Love Life.” For additional information, call 928-830-7619.

Grace Bible Fellowship of Prescott hosts Bible studies and discussions 10:30 a.m. Sundays at the Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. Pastor Tom Perconti brings deep, impacting, verse-by-verse teaching from the Word, followed by challenging, warm and supportive fellowship and discussion time. For more information, visit or call 928-273-8491.

Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have lost a child at any age or however long ago, meets the second Tuesday of each month at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St. Pastor Carol Mumford leads the group, and any community member who has lost a child may attend. This is just one of the support groups that meets each month at PUMC. Other groups offer support for those with health issues such as breathing problems, cancer, depression and fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue. Contact the church office at 928-778-1950 for more information about these groups.