Church News: Week of Oct. 21, 2017

Sacred Heart Catholic School’s Heritage Weekend is set for Oct. 21 and will include a Salsa Challenge for the first time ever. The festival’s theme is “Celebrate International Community.” From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, enjoy food, carnival games, live music and dancing. Game booths are 50 cents; food booth tickets are $1 each. The Salsa Contest goes on Saturday during the festival, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contestants will compete in three categories — sweet, medium and fire-extinguisher — for cash prizes ($25 for honorable mention, $50 for people’s choice, and $100 for best overall). Competitors must be present to serve their salsa and win. Chips and tasting cups will be provided.

The Prescott Creation Society presents the fall creation science seminar Saturday, Oct. 21, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Mountain Valley Church of God, 8123 Manley Dr. in Prescott Valley. These seminars present scientists that present scientific evidences that support the Biblical account of creation and the flood (found in Genesis 1-11), and show that evolution could not have happened and that the universe is less than 10,000 years old.

They are meant to equip Christians to be able to defend their faith and to have confidence in Biblical history, and to help unbelievers get evidences that the secular schools would not give them, so they can see that evolution and old ages are a scientific controversy and not a scientific fact, as it was presented to them in the government schools, so all science teachers are especially urged to attend.

The speaker will be geologist, Guy Forsythe of Crying Rocks Ministries (www.cryingrocks.org). There will be Q & A sessions after his talks.

We have give-aways for the person that has traveled the farthest to be there, for the largest group there, for all science teachers, for every student that is there, and for every correct answer on the Bible and science quiz. Students also get a huge shortbread cookie.

There is also a great dinosaur fossil display at the seminars (free clam fossils are given out to all). It is free, but we take a free will offering for the speaker, and there are lots of great resources at them for sale. For information call David McNabb at 928-771-1218.

Never been to China? Join Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship member, Marion Pack and her Husband Jon as they journey to Modern Beijing and Tianamen Square, see the Legend of Kungfu at the Red Theater, visit the Great Wall of China and then Xian with its fabulous Terracotta Warriors, as they speak about their “China Adventure” at the 11 service at 945 Rancho Vista Drive, Prescott. In addition, Meg Bohrman will provide the appropriate music for the service. It should be a “China Adventure” for the audience as well. All are welcome to this service.

Marion Pack has been a peace, justice and political organizer for thirty-five years. For twenty years she worked for the Orange County Alliance for Survival and for fifteen of those twenty years she was the executive director for the organization. She retired from organizing progressive Democratic campaigns in Orange County California in 2012 and moved to Prescott where she currently serves on the Board of the Prescott UU Fellowship, Chair of Voter Registration for the Yavapai Democratic Party and Chair of the education and Civic Engagement Committee for the Prescott Good Governance. Besides her peace, justice and political work, Marion is an international traveler and calls her wanderlust an outgrowth of her peace work and love for this planet. She has traveled to many countries over the years, but this was her first trip to China.

“The Secret Lies in How We Treat Each Other” Sunday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m., Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 882 Sunset Ave., Prescott. “If our religion doesn’t inspire in us a humble affection for one another and a profound sense of awe at the wonder of being, one of two things has happened. It has failed us, or we it.” Rev. Kevin will share reflections upon hospitality from this expression by Rev. Forrest Church.

Rev. Kevin is the minister with Beacon UU Congregation, Flagstaff. He received his Masters of Divinity from Marylhurst University, Lake Oswego, Oregon, an interfaith program with strong emphasis on pastoral care and community support.

Sunday morning service 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 (CCJ) Open Door Food Bank.

For more information, please visit us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/granitepeakuucongregation or our website: http://www.prescottuu.org.

First Lutheran Church, 231 W. Smoke Tree Lane, Prescott, will host a special worship service observing the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 3 p.m. The observance is sponsored by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod congregations of the Grand Canyon Circuit: First-Prescott, Christ-Prescott Valley, Hope-Chino Valley, Mount Calvary-Flagstaff, Our Shepherd-Cornville, Peace-Cottonwood and Rock of Ages-Payson. Guest preacher will be the Arizona/California district president, the Rev. Jon Buchholz of Emmanuel-Tempe. This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing the 95 Theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg Germany, signaling the beginning of the Lutheran Reformation.

Why a Reformation? The church was in desperate need of one. Three truths of God’s Word that Luther stood firm on are:

1) Sola Gratia (saved by grace alone) -- “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son” (John 3:16a)

2) Sola Fide (saved by faith alone) -- “That whoever believes in him (Jesus) shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16b)

3) Sola Scripture (saved by scripture alone) -- “These are the scriptures that testify about me (Jesus)” (John 5:39b).

May God continue to bless his church today and always!

On Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mountain View Baptist church will host a gospel music concert with “Fireside Bluegrass Band.” You are all invited to come and spend a wonderful evening with them. Refreshments will follow. Admission is free but a love offering will be gratefully accepted.

Mountain View Baptist Church is located at 395 Pony Place, Dewey, AZ. Take highway 69 to Kachina, turn west to Pony Place then to the church.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will be hosting a vibrant, eclectic fundraising event featuring local artists, merchants’ products & services, breweries, wineries and Arizona’s only meadery! This gala event, the third annual “A Taste for Mission,” will happen from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Our tasting and silent auction will include culinary delights prepared by local chefs and foodies! Cost for the event is $30.

Original local works of artists and crafts people, and other products and services, will be auctioned through a silent auction format. Proceeds benefit the general Mission of St. Luke’s. Some of the programs St. Luke’s is known for in the community include its dedicated youth group and outreach programs (examples: St. Luke’s Don’t Spend Christmas Alone, other community-wide outreach programs like local area food banks, Operation Deep Freeze, Granite Creek Hunger ministry, Quixote’s Garage and providing a music venue for the Prescott Chorale and the Prescott Chamber Orchestra).

Purchase tickets by going to TasteForMission.Eventbrite.com, at the church office, after Saturday and Sunday services, or at the door the day of the event. St. Luke’s is located at 2000 Shepherds Lane, Prescott, (near the airport, off Highway 89 and Ruger Road). For more information, email info@slecp.org or call 928-778-4499.

Trunk-or-Treat 6 to 8 p.m. in our St. Catherine Labouré Church parking lot on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Everyone is welcome! 928-636-4071. 2062 N. Hwy 89, Chino Valley.

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.

Veteran’s Day Music program 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5 in our main sanctuary at St. Catherine Labouré Church. A light reception will be held immediately following the program. Everyone is invited! 928-636-4071. 2062 N. Hwy 89, Chino Valley.

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.

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.

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.