Church News: Week of Nov. 4, 2017

St Catherine Labouré Catholic Church, 2026 N. Hwy. 89 Chino Valley, present their annual Christmas Bazaar where a network of local craftsman will display a variety of treasures for sale. Nov. 3 and 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Saturday: Classic cars in the parking lot. Picture taking with Santa Claus come listen to the Sweet Adelines 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Raffles throughout this two day event.

Trinity Lutheran Women's Ministry Program of Trinity Lutheran Church in Prescott Valley is sponsoring its 11th annual Holiday Craft and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. There will be a large group of many types of crafters with their tables of great items for sale and also wonderful home-baked goodies. Come early and purchase a hot homemade cinnamon roll baked fresh with a cup of coffee and enjoy while shopping. Lunch will also be served: a barbecue sandwich, coleslaw, chips and a drink. The event will be held in Trinity Hall of God's World building at 3950 N. Valorie Drive in Prescott Valley. For more information, call Chairperson Arlene at 928-445-8279. All proceeds will go toward various charities and service projects helping people in this area.

“Promises and Practice and White Privilege: What Are They and Why Do We At PUUF Care?” is the topic at the 11:00 a.m. service at Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 945 Rancho Vista Drive, Prescott. Glenna Hudson with the help of members and friends, will lead a mini teach-in on White Privilege and a discussion of how the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and its congregations are attempting to support the BLUU (Black Lives UU). Mark Mathewson, pianist, will add his inimitable Jazz, to the service.

The Reverend Susan Frederick-Gray, the ninth president of the UUA who was elected in June of this year to a six-year term and served as the lead minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix since 2008, stated in a letter to all congregations:

“As a faith denomination, we are at the leading edge in addressing our own history of upholding white supremacy and working at dismantling it. We are mending a long-broken promise to the Black Lives within our denomination. As Unitarian Universalist we are called to examine our history and to discover how we have benefited from the lives of Black people and to share what we learn.”

Angel Tree Sign-ups. Chino Valley Community Church is taking names of Paulden and Chino Valley residents who want to sign up to receive gifts via its Salvation Army Angel Tree program. If interested, parents should bring birth certificates for all children applying, proof of income and proof of address.

Sign-ups are scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and Nov. 7 and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 14. The church is located at 1969 N. Highway 89 in Chino Valley.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church will focus on youngsters in a special service the first Sunday of each month. Our next service for youngsters will be 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5. You do not need to be a member of St. Luke's to join us for this simple, but heartwarming, service. All Are Welcome! We will be meeting in the Meditation Room at St. Luke's, which is located at 2000 Shepherds Lane, Prescott (near the airport, at 89 and Ruger Road). For questions email info@slecp.org, or call 928-778-4499.

On Sunday, Nov. 5, Mingus View Presbyterian Church in Prescott Valley will welcome its new interim pastor, Lois Hildenbrand, to the pulpit.

Pastor Hildenbrand lived for many years in Alaska, working first in the health-care field. She was called to the ministry and completed training as a Commissioned Lay Pastor in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Pastor Lois served several churches in Alaska before moving to Mesa, AZ, where she served First Presbyterian Church, Mesa, as its interim pastor.

Share the Gospel Training, for people of all denominations who want to learn how to talk to people about the good news of Christ, meets 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Union Station, 114 Union St., Prescott. For information, call Pat, 612-202-0842.

A Veterans commemorative music program to honor all service men and women past and present will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 5, at St Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 2062 N. Hwy 89, Chino Valley. "A Salute to our Veterans" features choral patriotic music sung by a choir consisting of singers from many Chino Valley church choirs and the community at large.

Girls from the St. Catherine children's choir will sing Yankee Doodle, This Land is Your Land and others.

The acclaimed Prescott women's quartet "Worth Waiting 4" will sing WW II favorite Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Shenandoah.

The Chino Valley United Methodist Church's quartet will sing the beautiful ballad Calling My Children Home.

Prescott chapter of the "Sons of the American Revolution" will act as color guard.

This is a free concert so please arrive early to secure a seat. Quartets will be singing in the church foyer before the concert begins.

The church Hospitality Committee invites everyone to enjoy refreshments after the program in the parish hall.

First Southern Baptist Church, Chino Valley will be hosting: “Dave Ramsay – Smart Money Live Stream,” 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 1524 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley. All are welcome! 928-636-2014.

First Church of the Nazarene will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Fellowship Hall, 2110 Willow Creek Road in Prescott. For more info, call Clay Conboy at 928-771-1601, 928-848-1601 or email cconboy1@cableone.net.

Blood drive, 8 a.m. until 1:15 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, St. Catherine Laboure' Church hall, 2062 North Hwy 89, Chino Valley. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. To schedule an appointment, call Paul Diemer 928-636-0747. Walk-ins welcome.

2017 Annual Christmas bazaar and bake sale. Sponsored by the Ladies Guild of St. Germaine. Saturday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to noon. Handcrafted items, homemade baked goods. Photos with Santa Saturdays only 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Germaine Catholic Church, 7997 E. Dana Drive, Prescott Valley.

Military veterans will be honored and thanked for their service to America in patriotic worship celebrations on Sunday, Nov. 12 at Prescott Community Church, 3151 Willow Creek Road. All veterans are invited to attend either the 9 a.m. Connections Contemporary Worship or the 10:30 a.m. Classic Traditional Worship.

Veterans Day, observed as a national holiday each year on November 11, has a rich history as the anniversary of the end of World War I. The Great War, WWI, officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. However, fighting had ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, a temporary cessation of hostilities, went into effect between the allied nations and Germany on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. November 11, 1918, therefore is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

One year later on November 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first commemoration of Armistice Day, saying in part, “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of nations.”

In 1938 Congress called for Armistice Day to be a legal holiday, “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace” and observed in churches and schools. Congress declared that the recurring Nov. 11 anniversary should be commemorated with thanksgiving, prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through goodwill and mutual understanding between nations.

Seven years later, in 1945, World War II veteran Raymond Weeks from Birmingham, Alabama had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who had died in World War I. Weeks led a delegation to propose the idea to then General Dwight Eisenhower, who supported the idea of a National Veterans Day. Weeks led the first national celebration in 1947 in Alabama and annually until his death in 1985. Weeks was honored by President Reagan at the White House with the Presidential Citizenship Medal in 1982 as the driving force for the national holiday and as the “Father of Veterans Day.”

Armistice Day officially became “Veterans Day” by an act of Congress in 1954, changing its purpose and scope. General Eisenhower was by then President Eisenhower and he called on the nation to remember the sacrifices of those who fought in all our nation’s wars, to celebrate the contributions of all veterans of military service, and to rededicate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace. It is Eisenhower’s call that remains the three-fold purpose of Veterans Day: remembering those who fought and died, celebrating all veterans and promoting an enduring peace.

Please see pccaz.org for more information about the worship services in which veterans will be recognized and honored at Prescott Community Church on Sunday, Nov. 12.

All are welcome with Beit Torah Jewish Congregation (www.onetorah.org) to observe Veteran’s Day Shabbat. Please call for directions and details: 928-237-0390, 227-0582 or email ansheitorah@cableone.net.

Mingus Presbyterian Church’s Craft Fair will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. It will feature more than 25 crafters with food and fun for everyone. The church is located at 8340 E. Leigh Drive in Prescott Valley.

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League annual Christmas bazaar, bake sale and quilt raffle at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church will take place on Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to hand-crafted items created by our members, handmade items of all types will be sold by local vendors. Food for a light lunch will be available for purchase. Shepherd of the Hills is located at 1202 Green Lane in Prescott. All proceeds from this event will benefit our mission projects, all of which are located in the tri-city area. Supporting funds are provided by Thrivent Financial Aid for Lutherans. For more information, please contact Jan Krebs, 928-778-1672 or the church office, 928-778-9122.

Holiday Concert: Get your jingle on, and kick off your holidays with music! A choral concert, Holiday Gift, will be presented at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, at Faith United Church on Old Chisholm Trail in the Prescott Country Club. A variety of holiday favorites will be sung by talented vocalists. A $20 donation at the door will include the concert, wine, hot apple cider and heavy appetizers! Please bring a canned good for the food bank or an unwrapped new toy for a child. Any questions? Call Loretta 533-4256.

Christmas Craft Fair

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 2

Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society

Agua Fria Christian Church

2880 S. Second St., Humboldt

Phone: 928-277-5609 or 928-499-9972

Christmas decorations to purchase

Bake sale with yummy goodies

Lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $6 for a drink, chips, and choice of roast beef or meatball sandwich

Join Santa for pictures 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Enjoy cocoa and cookies