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Church News: August 3

Prescott UMC studies Walt

Disney and gospel

Walt Disney has influenced generations of Americans with his unforgettable characters and stories. During August, the pastors at Prescott United Methodist Church are having some of the Disney stories in one hand and the Bible in the other to see the gospel in Disney. Through these reflections, they will teach important life lessons while helping everyone to see new insights in these old favorite movies. "Bambi" is Aug. 4 and 5; "The Fox and The Hound" Aug. 11 and 12; "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" Aug. 18 and 19; and "Pocahontas" Aug. 25 and 26.

Services are 5 p.m. Saturdays and 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Prescott United Methodist Church is located at 505 W. Gurley St. in Prescott. For information, call Rev. Nancy Cushman at 778-1950 ext. 15.

Christ's Church celebrates first anniversary

Christ's Church of the Valley Prescott is celebrating its one-year anniversary at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

There will be a special contemporary worship service followed by a complimentary picnic with fun activities for the whole family. Activities include children's inflatables, sand volleyball and swimming. Food and drink will be provided.

Christ's Church of the Valley Prescott is located at the Davis Learning Center on the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University campus, 3700 Willow Creek Road.

St. Paul's Anglican hosts rummage sale

The annual rummage sale at St. Paul's Anglican Church will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday.

St. Paul's is located at 581 Lincoln Ave. in Prescott.

First Christian Church welcomes new pastor

Rev. Lee Kraft was called as the new pastor of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), located at 11230 Willow Creek Road in Prescott.

Kraft has served pastorates in northern Illinois for 30 years. Kraft and his wife joined First Christian Church in 2001. He has also served as an elder and has been the associate pastor for the past two years.

Kraft leads services at Meadow Park Care Center the second and fourth

Sundays of the month also.

1st Congregational holding annual rummage sale

First Congregational Church of Prescott invites the community the annual all-church rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. Coffee and light refreshments will be sold by the youth.

The church is located at 216 E. Gurley St. in Prescott. Guests may enter at the Alarcon Street, at Gurley, door entrance.

Women of Faith Amazing Freedom Conference

Join women from Prescott on a bus trip to the Women of Faith Conference Nov. 16 and 17 in Glendale. The women of American Evangelical Lutheran Church have reserved a bus, seats at the pre-conference and Amazing Freedom conference, and motel rooms so women from the tri-city area can gather together for the nation's largest Christian women's conference.

Women of Faith, now in their 11th year, reach close to 400,000 women annually through regional conferences in arenas across North America. This year's conference, Amazing Freedom, features well-known Christian speakers, musical artists and dramatists - all to bring women together to encounter the message of Christianity with laughter, song, and sometimes tears. Women from all backgrounds are invited to the conference - no matter if you are a woman very comfortable in your faith or a woman who has never before encountered the message of Christianity.

The Friday pre-conference sessions feature Bible teacher, Beth Moore, who explains how to take your beliefs "From the Pages to the Pavement." Friday evening and Saturday "Amazing Freedom" sessions feature speakers Patsy Clairmont, Marilyn Meberg, Anita Renfroe, Luci Swindoll, Sheila Walsh, and Sandi Patty and special guests Nicole C. Mullen, Carol Kent and Allison Allen.

Total cost for the bus trip, motel room, pre-conference and conference tickets and lunches both days is $225. The motel rooms have two double beds (two women per room) and come with continental breakfast. For more information or registration forms, contact Minister of Parish Life, Dee Rock in the church office at 445-4348. Reservation deposits are due on

Aug. 20.

Liberty Baptist Church moves to new home

Liberty Baptist Church has moved to their permanent home. It is located on Williamson Valley Road, two miles north of Iron Springs Road or one-half mile south of Pioneer Parkway.

Service times are 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Hillside Church of God presenting new Bible study

A new six-week Beth Moore Bible Study entitled "Living Free" will be Mondays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Hillside Church of God, located at 937 Ruth St. in Prescott. For information, call Debbie MacDonald at 445-4799.

Baptist church welcomes

new pastor

First Southern Baptist Church of Prescott Valley welcomes their new pastor, Herb Stoneman on Sunday. Bible Study for all ages is at 10:30 a.m. Hear an inspiring message from Pastor Herb during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. A welcome potluck fellowship immediately follows the morning worship service.

The church is located at 2820 Pleasant View Drive in Prescott Valley.

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church's new Interactive Worship Service with Bible Study is 6 p.m. Wednesdays. The lessons studied are from Paul's letter to the Colossians while he was in prison. The Book of Colossians series is entitled "A life worth living." With the aid of technology, the format for the Wednesday evening service is paperless. It is interactive with singing and contains some liturgical elements and Bible study. Visitors are invited to attend this informal worship.

A continuation class on the Book of Genesis is 10 a.m. every Tuesday. The 9:45 a.m. Sunday bible class continues with "The Odyssey of St. Paul."

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran is located at 1202 Green Lane in Prescott. All classes are in the Fellowship Hall. For additional information, call the church office between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 778-9122.

Willow Hills

hosting barbecue potluck

The church is having a barbecue potluck at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, in the Family Life Center. Activities include Hee-Haw talent show, Sunday school class chili cook-off, kid's stick horse rodeo, barrel racing and cowboy boot relay.

The church supplies the barbecue, buns and drinks. Side dishes and dessert are to be supplied by those attending. Wear your western clothing.

Willow Hill's 1st Southern Baptist Church is located at 1071 Mogollon Road in Prescott. For information, call 445-5520.

Korean church comes to

Prescott area

Korean Community Church is new in town and invites all those interested to come by at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and hear Rev. So Jung IL. The church is located at 901 E. Horizon Lane in Prescott Valley. For more information, e-mail the church at, or call 499-9139.

St. Luke's Church enlarges


The reverend Jack Wolter, interim rector, announces the enlargement of the Montessori Day School to include a second classroom for ages 3-5. The school is at the St. Luke's Church, off Ruger Road just north of the Prescott Airport and gold course.

The school opens Aug. 6, and will continue to be staffed by Lee Ellen Grahame and Sue Meacham, both Montessori certified teachers.

Anyone interested in enrolling a child should call 442-1315.

The House of Grace (Ha Beyt Shel Chen)

A Messianic, Torah observant, spirit led congregation meets 6 p.m. Saturday for Shabbat service and 10 a.m. Sunday for First Fruits service.

As a Hebraic roots assembly, The House of Grace is dedicated to seeking the truth through the original translations of scripture and teaching these truths to a lost and dying world. Everyone is invited to come and worship YHWH and his son Yahshua in spirit and in truth.

The House of Grace is located at 6116 E. Highway 69, in the Albert O. Davis Building in Prescott Valley. For additional information, call 775-3441.

CrossPoint Free Will Baptist Church

Come and join CrossPoint Free Will Baptist Church for service.

For more information, call 533-8880 or e-mail or


Spiritualist Church begins

On Sunday, Aug. 5. at 10 a.m., the first Inspirational Service in Arizona will take place. Since this is an organizational meeting, there will be sermon. Spiritual Communion and Healing service precedes the services and a famous Mystical spiritualist "Billet Reading" concludes the services.

At this meeting, a time and location of future church meetings will be determined. If interested, plan to attend.

Services will normally be followed by a potluck or a social hour at a local restaurant. This first meeting will provide light refreshments.

For more information, directions or comments, call Rev. John or Martine Kohlenberger at 776-1686 or visit website


Spiritualist Church

A boundless discussion group to present and discuss various metaphysical, scientific and spiritual topics and information meets the second and fourth Saturday at 10 a.m. outside Cassie's Corner, across from Harkins Theatre, in the Prescott Valley Entertainment District.

For more information, call 776-1686 or visit the website at

St. Luke Ebony Christian Church starts building fund

St. Luke Ebony Christian Church, the only black church in Yavapai County, founded in 2004, has been having services at the Prescott Valley United Methodist Church and is now planning to build their own church.

Anyone wishing to send a contribute to the fund drive may do so to St. Luke Ebony Christian Church, 8944 E. Sommer Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314. For additional information, call 713-1655.

Church of

Spiritual Living presents speaker

May Sinclair, PhD and author will be speaking about her book "Infamous Eve: A History," at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at the Church of Spiritual Living.

As the most widely sold and read book of all time, the Bible has had an impact in the past and present on modern thought (both consciously and subliminally) concerning matters of morality, faith, fear, obedience, justice, equality, free will and nearly every other issue impacting the Western world today. Given the tremendous depth of its impact, it only makes sense that the Bible's content, intent and accuracy be studied and scrutinized to determine its authority and validity. An off-handed comment by a stranger in a women's restroom about menstrual cramps being "God's will", drove author May Sinclair, PhD into one such scrutinous study of the Bible. Her resulting book, "Infamous Eve: A History," is the insightful, controversial, thought provoking and sometimes shocking result of seven years of arduous study.

The Church of Spiritual Living is located at 3755 Willow Creek Road in Prescott.

Lutheran church sponsoring

blood drive

The Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott, is sponsoring an American Red Cross Community Blood Drive on Friday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We all expect blood to be there for us - for the military, for other blood centers in America and for all 5,000 of America's hospitals - but barely a fraction of those who can give do. Despite the fact that giving blood is easy, safe and takes less than one hour, only 5 percent of eligible Americans donate blood, even though 60 percent of Americans are eligible

The Red Cross serves as the bridge between over four million generous blood donors and millions of patients in need each year. The American Red Cross serves over 3,000 hospitals around the United States. We deliver a wide range of high quality blood products and blood donor and patient testing services. We bring expertise in transfusion medicine and dedication to meeting our customers' needs

Every two seconds someone in America needs blood. Summer is especially a critical time as blood shortages climb while people are taking a vacation. Type O donors are especially needed. To encourage your donation, all presenting donors at this Blood Drive will receive a free T-shirt and will be entered into a weekly drawing for a $500 bicycle or accessories package. Don't miss this opportunity to recycle life - donate blood.

Schedule your appointment for the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Blood Drive by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or schedule your appointment online at You must register the first time with your e-mail address and to select a password. The sponsor Code is prescott. Follow the steps given to you on the website. For directions to the church, call 778-9122.

Aglow Prescott Lighthouse

meeting Aug. 11

Aglow International's Prescott Lighthouse will meet 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott.

The speaker will be Sharon Meola from Phoenix. Sharon is an ordained minister and a motivational speaker of God's Word. Her passion is to see the power of God touch and change lives. Sharon is anointed by God to pray for women to be emotionally healed and charges them to walk in the fullness God has for them. She has walked through many challenges in her own life and finds that through God's grace and mercy that life can be great.

Georgianna Collins will lead the Praise and Worship.

For more information, call Becky at 445-4262.

Willow Hills 1st Southern

Baptist Church

Women's Fall Bible study begins Sept. 13. It is a wonderful Beth Moore study, "A Woman's Heart: God's Dwelling Place," taken from the Book of Exodus. This will be a "fascinating journey into why God would chose to live in a wilderness tabernacle made by human hands. Discover the parallels of the Tabernacle's building and your life as a chosen vessel of God." It is an updated 2007 edition of "A Woman's Heart" and contains all new footage and new graphics. Even if you have done this study before, you will find "A Woman's Heart" well worth another visit.

For more information or to register, call Connie Hanson at 925-7768. Willow Hills 1st Southern Baptist Church is located at 1071 Mogollon Road in Prescott.


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