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Church News: Week of March 27

How religion and science can actually be in harmony rather than conflict is the central focus for a discussion group entitled "The Language of God" that meets Saturdays from 4 to 5 p.m. at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 West Gurley.

The sessions begin with a DVD presentation led by Francis S. Collins, director of the Human Genome Project and author of "The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief." Each segment features leading scientists, philosophers and theologians. After each viewing, Garth R. Bacigalupi leads class members in thoughtful discussions of the topics. Upcoming sessions will include "Genetic Science and the Frontiers of Ethics" on March 28. The series ends with bible study on "Creation Care" on April 4.

The public is invited to the sessions that meet in the Douglas room at the church.

"How Christians Can Respond to the Environmental Challenges We Face" will be the theme of the five-part Lenten Forum at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. The public is invited to participate.

The series will be Wednesday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. in the church parish hall. A light supper will be served at 5 p.m. The remaining session is: April 1: "The Main Course - What You Eat and Where it Comes From Makes a Difference."

St. Luke's Church is located on the northeast corner of Route 89 North and Ruger Road, just north of the airport. The entrance is off of Ruger Road. For information, call the church office at 778-4499.

Registration is open for the American Evangelical Lutheran Church Women's Annual Retreat, Craving Calm, scheduled for March 27 and 28 at the Chapel Rock Retreat Center, 1131 Country Club Dr., Prescott. The guest speaker will be Robyn Coffman, a certified Christian counselor whose passion is to help women "declutter" every aspect of their lives so they may live with more spiritual abundance. Women of the quad-city area are invited to join the AELC women for a weekend of fellowship, praise and worship, small group sessions, crafts, hiking, individual prayer time, and caring and sharing experiences. For registration information, contact the church office at 445-4348.

Open Door Baptist Church of Prescott Valley will host a Spring Bible Conference beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, and from 8:45 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28, at 8451 East Stevens Dr., the first building south of Mountain Valley Splash.

The conference theme will be "Created in His Image," emphasized through four messages by Pastor Terry Green of Victory Baptist Church in Casa Grande and through the DVD presentation, "How Great is our God."

For additional information or to arrange transportation, call 772-9206 or 759-3751.

The special guest at this month's Tri-City Outpouring is Rob Hotchkin, an associate with the Patricia King Ministries. Rob has a strong ministry in the prophetic, healing, miracles and the love of God. The event is at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at 937 Ruth St., Prescott. The meetings are Pentecostal/Charismatic in nature and are open to all. For more information visit www.SpearMinistries.org.

Monthly Buddhist meditation classes with Western Buddhist Nun Kelsang Chandra from the Clear Light Buddhist Center include guided meditations and teachings. Classes are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, March 28, April 18, May 16 and June 27 at Granite Peak UU Congregation, 882 Sunset Ave. in Prescott. Cost are $10 per class. For additional information, contact Deborah or Will at 776-4615.

Mountain View Baptist Church, 395 Pony Place in Dewey, is hosting its fourth concert in a series that takes place 5:30 p.m. the last Sunday of each month. On March 29, the church will host a bluegrass gospel concert with the Whistle Stop.

Whistle Stop is the Pearse Family band, consisting of mom, dad and two daughters, Brittany, 18, and Briana, 15. They are a traditional bluegrass/gospel band with the unique sound of three female vocalists. They have won many bluegrass festival awards.

Refreshments and a gospel jam will follow. A love offering will be accepted.

Hillside Bible Church will host "Extra-Touch," a bluegrass gospel group, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 29.

Extra-Touch consists of five people who connected while being "snowbirds" in the Wickenburg area.

For more information, call 928-442-3842, 928-713-2419 or visit website www.extatouchbluegrass.com.

Rick Faulkner, National Field Representative of the Spirit of Freedom Ministries in New Orleans, Louisiana, will present a special program on family alcoholism and drugs at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at the Prescott Landmark Church, 1210 White Spar Road, Prescott.

Faulkner states that of the two-thirds of Americans that drink, one in 10 becomes an alcoholic, and that 40 percent of all teenagers are heavy drinkers. The Spirit of Freedom Ministries will be introducing a new approach to family alcoholism and drugs. The CD, "Raised From The Ruins," on alcoholism, along with other materials, will be made available during the meeting. Faulkner will also be giving true accounts of men and women who have been delivered from alcoholism and drugs.

This special program should be of great interest to those who would like to help anyone with alcohol or drug problems. The public is invited and there is no obligation or admission charge.

For additional information, call Pastor Steve Phelps at 778-1594.

Mystical Spiritualist Church is having its final session of the Spiritualist Circle energy enhancement project at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at Peaceful Heart Healing Center, 3147 N. Robert Road in Prescott Valley. A love offering of $5 is appropriate. For information, call 776-1686 or visit www.mysticalspiritualistchurch.org.

Prescott Valley United Methodist Church started a Lenten series on the book "The Shack" Wednesday, March 11. The discussion series will be each Wednesday through April 1. The evening will start with a soup supper followed by a group discussion on the book, led by Pastors Frank Peters and Gary Simons. The church is located at 8944 E. Sommer Drive in Prescott Valley. For additional information, call 772-6366.

The Lenten Season began last Wednesday with Ash Wednesday, which marks the first day or the start of the season of Lent. Lent, which begins 40 days before Easter, is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. Each Wednesday through April 1, Lenten services at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. will take place in the Worship Center at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott..

A light dinner of soups and breads of many varieties will be served by various organizations in the church at 5 p.m. Dessert has been eliminated for the Lenten season. The public is invited to come in and share the fellowship and services at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran. For additional information, call the church office at 778-9122 between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Women of Wisdom, an interdenominational Christian fellowship of bible teaching and bible studies for women of all ages and backgrounds, is now taking registration for the spring session. The new session begins on Wednesday, April 1, and meets for eight weeks until May 20. WOW meets on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at American Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Dr., Prescott. Scholarships for class material are available, and free childcare is always provided.

Trinity Lutheran Church invites you attend our series of Lenten and Holy Week Services: "A Wounded Savior for a Wounded People." We have all suffered wounds in our lives. It is a comfort to know that someone else has shared the same wounds. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, has been wounded as well. The only difference is that Jesus intentionally received His wounds for us. Join us as we remember that we are not alone, and how much we are loved! Every Wednesday evening through April 1 there will be a 4:30 p.m. Traditional Service and a 7 p.m. Praise Service in Trinity's Sanctuary. Soup Suppers will be in the Lower Level Fellowship Hall at 5:30 p.m. G-Force (K-8th grade) will still be in full swing beginning at 6 p.m. in Trinity Hall. Care 'n' Share Ladies Bible Study will be at 6:30 in God's World. Maundy Thursday (April 9) and Good Friday (April 10) will at 4:30 and 7 p.m. as well. Easter Celebration Services will be at 7, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. Please contact Trinity church office at 772-8845 or office@tlcpv.org for more information.

First Southern Baptist Church of Mayer, 12791 East Main St., is serving a free spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2. The public is invited. For additional information, call Associate Pastor John Ott at 899-0143.

Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, 8944 E. Sommer Dr., is having its annual rummage sale and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4. For additional information, call the church at 772-6366.

Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, 8944 E. Sommer Drive, is having a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 3, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4.

A free live illustration of the last days of Christ, "Family Walk Through Easter," will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Prescott Life Church, 2200 N. Highway 89 in Prescott.

Join in the streets of Jerusalem as Jesus makes His triumphal entry into the city. Go to the Garden of Gethsemane. Be there when Judas betrays Him. Experience Jesus wash the feet of His followers. Participate in the Last Supper. Witness His sentencing, beating and crucifixion. Visit His tomb and see the risen Lord as He walks among you!

There is no charge for this event. For information, call Kathy Daldrup, Children's Ministry Coordinator at 445-4064.

St. Luke's starts Holy Week with Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday Services will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, and at 8, 10 and 11:46 a.m. Sunday, April 5.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church is located at 2000 Shepherd's Lane, just north of the Prescott airport, off of Ruger Road and Highway 89 North. For more information, call 778-4499 or visit stlukesprescott.org.

Prescott Valley Aglow Community Lighthouse meeting will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at Mountain Valley Church of God, 8123 E. Manley Dr., Prescott Valley. If you are feeling let down by those in authority, please join women of all faiths as we praise and worship the one that is really in authority. Remember God is in control. Our speaker will be the Aglow Area Vice President of Lighthouse Development Becky Shields. For more information, call Jean Tidwell at 775-2040.

Willow Hills Baptist presents "In the Presence of Jehovah," an Easter musical at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 4 and 6 p.m. Sunday, April 5. The church is located on Mogollon Road in Prescott, above the intersection of Willow Creek and Willow Lake Roads.

The musical features songs arranged and orchestrated by Russell Mauldin. Music director Dan Chandler will direct the Chancel Choir and string orchestra.

For more information, call 445-5520.

"Go South," a documentary of civil rights movements as told in stories by Ron, Betsy and Lisa Barnes, will be presented at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5, at Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 945 Rancho Vista Drive, Prescott. The public is invited to the free showings and the reception. For further information, call Betsy Barnes at 445-5300.

Have you ever wrestled with a difficult passage or saying in the Bible? The Mingus View Church Lenten study, led by Pastor Jerry Miller will focus on some of the hard sayings of the Bible. Those who want to get together and study historical, cultural and linguistic backgrounds that might shed some light on these passages are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. We will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesdays through April 8 in the downstairs meeting room.

Mingus View Church is located at 8340 E. Leigh Dr., Prescott Valley. For additional information, call 775-4606.

"Being Like Jesus Means" is a new course offered especially during the Lenten season to explore the meaning of discipleship. It will meet on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the Douglas Room of Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley. This unique Bible study employs a DVD series filmed in the Holy Land and features the parables of Jesus that made the kingdom of God understandable and accessible to his listeners.

The series, which runs through April 8, examines the historical and cultural background of the parables, takes a close look at the biblical texts and their meaning and offers challenging applications of the Bible's message to life today. These engaging and accessible studies are for individuals who want to deepen their understanding of God's Word and apply it more faithfully and effectively. Refreshments are served and the public is invited.

Celebrate the Resurrection at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. April 5 Palm Sunday services, the 7 p.m. April 10 Good Friday service and the 9 and 10:30 a.m. April 12 Easter Worship services at Grace Baptist Church, 2010 S. Highway 89 in Chino Valley, Highway 89 and Outer Loop Road.

Sonrise Worship service will be 6 a.m. Sunday, April 12, at the Rodeo Grounds, Old Home Manor. It is sponsored by First Southern Baptist and Grace Baptist churches. Just bring a blanket.

For additional information, call 636-2949.

Holy Week Services at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church commences on Sunday, April 5, with Palm Sunday services beginning at 8:15 a.m., followed by Bible Study at 9:45 a.m. with the continuation of the Life and Ministry of the Messiah video series. The second worship service begins at 11 a.m.

The Christian Passover on Maundy Thursday, April 9, commemorating the Last Supper of Christ with his Twelve Apostles and the institution of the Eucharist, begins with the Passover meal of the traditional lamb, bitter herbs and other sacred food, starting at 6:30 p.m., and the Communion Worship Service, which will be a part of the Seder meal. The public is invited to attend the Christian Passover celebration. Please RSVP to 778-9122 for advance registration for the meal.

Good Friday, April 10, Tenebrae service, the Passon Journey with Christ through song, scripture reading and prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. This will include worshippers pounding a nail in a life-size cross and the stripping of the altar.

At 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, a German Worship Service will take place. Visitors are welcome to attend this service, especially those who know the German language and want to experience a German worship service or recall the German worship services known to them in their youth. Students studying the German language in school may also find this Service helpful in their translation skills of the oral and written language.

Easter Sunday, April 12, Feast of the Resurrection, begins with an outside Easter Sunrise Service in the Columbarium area of the church facilities at 6:30 a.m. Worship services with communion will be held at 8:15 and 11 a.m. The Easter Breakfast will be in the Fellowship Hall from 7:30 to 11 a.m. An Easter Egg Hunt will also take place at 9:45 a.m.

For those not able to attend an Easter Service, tune in to KYCA, 1490AM on Sundays at 7:05 a.m. to hear the broadcast of the Lutheran Hour provided by Lutheran Hour Ministries. Sermons with music are available daily in written format or as a podcast, streaming video, streaming MP3 or download MP3 at www.lutheranhour.org. Sermons or messages are also available in Spanish on this website.

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church - LCMS is located at 1202 Green Lane, Prescott. For more information, call Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 778-9122, between 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Pastors and ministry leaders invite the public to "Christians United for Israel," a pastor's luncheon and Middle East briefing, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at Quality Inn and Suites, 4499 Highway 69 in Prescott. Learn how and why Christians are standing with Israel and how Christians can tangibly bless Israel in the local community, how political figures and vacuums will impact the Middle East and U.S./Israel relations and share the vision and goals of Christians United for Israel.

"Standing with Israel" is 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at Living Faith Christian Center, 7225 N. Coyote Springs Road, Prescott Valley.

Pre-registration is required. For information, call 775-3025.

"Fingerprints of God," Women's Spring Bible study, will be 10 a.m. (with childcare) and 6:30 p.m. (no childcare) April 9 through May 21 at Willow Hills Baptist Church, 1071 Mogollon Road in Prescott. For additional information or to register, call Connie Hanson at 925-7768

The gift shop at Temple B'rith Shalom carries a complete line of hostess gifts and accessories for Passover. They have everything for your seder including seder plates, matza covers, Elijah Cups, Miriam Cups, childrens' activities and books, plague puppets, and much more. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 708-0018.

Oster Gottestdienst, the German Easter Service, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott. Mr. Uwe Voigt will lead the service in German, followed by a short message in English by Shepherd's Pastor Hal Teuscher. A well-known local German soloist, Alica Bauer, will sing Easter selections and lead in congregational singing. Refreshments will be served after the service.

The German language was considered the "common tongue" of Lutherans in their worship services in the 1800s and 1900s. The German language is the original language of the Lutheran Church, which was founded by Martin Luther about 1520. Visitors are welcome to attend this service, especially those who know the German language and want to experience a German worship service or recall the German worship services known to them in their youth. Students studying the German language in school may also find this service helpful in their translation skills of the oral and written language.

For more information regarding Luther, the Reformation, or the Timeline of Bible Translation History, see www.greatsite.com and www.mb-soft.com/believe/txc/luther.htm. For directions to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, call 778-9122.

Grace Baptist Church Sunrise Easter breakfast will be from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 12, at 2010 S. Highway 89 in Chino Valley, Highway 89 and Outer Loop Road.

This is a fundraiser for the Honduras Mission trip. Cost is $3 per person.

For more information, call 636-2949.

The Southwest Conference of the United Church of Christ gave permission for Jane Cheek, local musician and former moderator, to serve her church, First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley St., as its licensed minister for the coming year. Although not ordained, Ms. Cheek can still fulfill the functions of a "regular" pastor and perform sacraments for the people of her congregation within the walls of her church building.

She earned this privilege by writing her spiritual journey, getting written recommendations from members of her church and others who also have perceived her sense of call, receiving affirmation from the people in her congregation, sharing her past work and church experience history and participating in an oral examination of 12 church leaders, including pastors and laypeople.

New leadership brings new programs and some favorite activities will return to the roster of spiritual experiences in addition to the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship. For more information, call the church office at 445-4555 or visit www.FccUccPrescott.org.

A new men's Bible study at First Southern Baptist Church, 2820 Pleasant View Drive in Prescott Valley, will meet 1 p.m. Mondays. The study begins with the book of 1 Peter. For additional information, call Keith at 772-5427 or the church office a 772-7218.

To all who seek to deepen their faith in Lord Jesus Christ, the Eastern Orthodox Church of Prescott invites you to join in prayer for Vespers at 5 p.m. Saturdays and the celebration of the Holy Liturgy in the ancient tradition of the early church at 10 a.m. Sundays. The church is located at 609 W. Gurley St. in Prescott. For more information, call Fr. John Peck, Pastor at 777-8750 or visit www.prescottorthodox.org.

Justfaith class meets through the middle of May at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury Ave. in Prescott. There will be a morning and an evening class on Mondays. There will be retreats, films, speakers and personal one-on-one contact with those who suffer from racism, poverty and injustice. You will also learn more about purchasing your food from local farmers and ranchers and feeding your family without worrying about pesticides and hormones that are used in the large corporate farms. For more information, call Sister Anne at 445-3141.

The Chino Valley and Paulden area Ministerial Association has existed for many years to help people in need. They work in conjunction with St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Salvation Army. Volunteers staff the organization and they welcome any help from new volunteers.

They help people with various critical housing and living conditions. Referrals are strictly confidential.

If you would like more information or would like to make a donation or volunteer, call 636-0276. The office is located behind the Chino Valley Community Church, 1969 N. Highway 89.

New Life Outreach Church is a new church in Prescott Valley with a dynamic ministry geared to reaching and helping the needy in our communities. Pastor Chuck Ray and his wife Pam believe that the main function of the church is to touch the lives of those in the community who have both spiritual and/or material needs. A food bank is currently in the works and will be available to the community in a few weeks.

Services on Sunday are at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. There is also an adult Bible study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

A youth group, "On Fire Youth," is preparing for its first meeting in March.

All are invited to come and share great music with true blessing in worship, and to allow the presence of God to touch them and to make a positive impact on their lives.

The church will be offering a special Grand Opening Celebration for the public at noon on March 1 after the morning service. This will be a fun time with lots of free food and games for the kids.

Other programs which will soon be available are: A bus ministry, homeless ministry, media ministry, nursing home ministry, and men's and women's ministries.

The church is located at 8301 E. Jacque Dr. in Prescott Valley off Robert Road, one block north of Spouse Street. For further information, call 379-2329 or visit newlifepv.com.

Elementary-age youngsters are invited to attend a new Wednesday afternoon program, Kids Care, at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 West Gurley. They will meet each week at 3 p.m. in Mary's Parlor of the main church building. Hands-on care-giving projects are designed to teach them what it really means to care. Students who have homework will be able to complete it in the study corner and the sessions will end in time for them to attend bell choir rehearsals if they wish. Snacks will be provided.

Parents are welcome to stay and work on projects with the children, but their presence is not required for children to participate. Kids Care is co-sponsored by the Children's Ministries of the church and Outreach Caregiving. For more information, contact Pastor Carol Mumford at 778-1950.

Following each session, the Wonder Full Wednesday program for the entire church convenes in Agape Hall.

Genesis is growing by leaps and bounds. Services are now held at 9:30 a.m. down the hall in the Rowle Simmons Community Center Auditorium. All are welcome.

Come experience inspirational music by our live praise band and a dynamic message from Pastor Eunice Pearson-Webb in a friendly, casual and comfortable setting.

Our new "Bible Adventure" (Sunday school) for ages 4 and up begins at 9:45 a.m. Childcare (ages 3 and under) is provided. Upcoming programs will include Bible studies, growth groups and confirmation classes. For more information call 533-3455.

Prescott Healing Rooms' hours are Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. We are located at Blessing Retreat, 2640 Glenshandra Drive in Williamson Valley. Complete directions and more information are available at www.PrescottHealingRooms.org.

We are available to help pray with you for healing, financial relief, distressing situations, or anything you'd like to bring to the Father. He has answers. He has peace. He has love. He is just waiting for you to ask.

Study of the doctrines of the Christian church will be the focus of a 30-week non-denominational class offered at Prescott United Methodist Church on Monday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. through July. The class is entitled "Christian Believers." The event takes place in the Douglas room of the church located at 505 W. Gurley.

Study materials for the class cost $40; scholarships are available. Registration is also required. Call the church office at 778-1950.

CrossPoint Free Will Baptist Church is starting a program on Wednesday nights, Friendship First, a great get-together and lots of fun for grades one through 12. Please come and invite your family and friends. For more information call Pastor Chris Fannin at 499-1754.

Are you alone this year because of a recent divorce or separation? Then let us give you some support and company through the nationally acclaimed ministry of Divorce Care Recovery.

At Divorce Care, you will become a part of a small group of people who are also experiencing separation and divorce. By interacting with these people, you'll learn how to deal with your feelings and gain encouragement in your situation.

Divorce Care meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mountain Valley Church, 8123 E. Manley Drive, Prescott Valley. For more information or to register, call 772-5713.

The new Prescott Area Women's Shelter (PAWS) is for women and children who need a place to sleep in warmth and safety, and who are going to have a hot meal in their stomachs before they go to sleep. The following items are things that you can donate to the shelter or donate funds for their purchase: office, laundry and kitchen supplies, children's art supplies and hygiene products. Your donations will help pay the rent and utilities and the salary for the shelter coordinator. All donations are tax-deductible. The address of the new shelter is 336 Rush St. in Prescott. For additional information or if you would like to help, call Jennifer Maynard at 708-0100.

"New Outlook Recovery," hosted by Pastor Dave Stegner, is a Ministry of Bikers for Christ and is meeting at Mountain Valley Church on Sundays from 5 to 7 p.m. It provides relevant biblical teaching for everyday strength and encouragement.

The Children's Clothes Closet and Food Pantry is now open from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2980 Willow Creek Road, Prescott. Items are free to all those in need. For more information, call 273-3252.

First Baptist Church of Prescott continues the ministries that have defined their passion to serve the lives of the community members over the years. The Soup Kitchen is open at 5 p.m. every Monday for those needing a meal. The Master's Clothes Closet, 114 Union St. in Prescott, is open from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays for those needing clothing. The Women's and Men's Recovery Meetings are 7 p.m. Mondays. For information, call 541-9088 for the men's group and 713-1294 for the women's group. For those needing financial or utility assistance, call 771-7592 between 1 and 3:30 p.m. Mondays or stop by 114 Union St. Monday afternoons.

AWANA is returning to Open Door Baptist Church of Prescott Valley. The club meetings will be from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays, through the school year. Groups offered are Cubbies (preschoolers age 3 and up), Sparks (grades K-2) and Truth and Training (grades 3-6).

AWANA is an international Bible club for children. AWANA emphasizes Bible memory and includes handbook time, recreation time and a Bible lesson.

Open Door Baptist Church is located at 8451 East Stevens Drive in Prescott Valley, the first building south of Mountain Valley Splash. For further information or to arrange transportation, call 772-9206 or 759-3751.

Everyone is invited to one or more sessions of teaching on the healing scriptures, growing in faith, how to pray for the sick, the role of fasting, testimonies of healing and more. Sessions are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Thursday at Blessing Retreat in Williamson Valley. To learn more, contact Linda Riley at 771-1735 or blessingretreat@gmail.com.

Worship Kidstyle, a new ministry of Robert Road Baptist Church for preschoolers and children, meets 9:30 a.m. to noon each Sunday.

Worship Kidstyle is worship through music, videos, dramatic play, games, arts and crafts and Bible exploration and discovery.

Robert Road Baptist Church is located at 5100 N. Robert Road in Prescott Valley. For additional information, call 772-0703.

The Heights Church of Prescott is offering a Bible-based support group to women struggling with the after effects of abortion. All information is confidential. If you are interested, or know someone who needs God's healing, contact Debby at debomom95@yahoo.com or call 443-5889. You can also call the Heights Church at 445-1421.

Beit Torah, Independent Jewish Synagogue, 6287 E. Copperhill Dr., Prescott Valley, is dedicated to bring the wellspring of Torah to the nations. They study and teach from the Tanakh, the only inspired Scriptures. The congregation is an independent Jewish community. The worship is mostly English with a little Hebrew. Beit Torah is not affiliated with any other Judaic movement, although they have the utmost respect for other forms of Judaism. The belief is that the Tanakh holds all the guidelines for a righteous life and the truth of Torah is available to all. There is an open forum question and answer at all services. The Synagogue is open to all people, Jew or not, all are welcome. For more information, call 775-3441.

Mountain Valley Church of God Christ-Centered 12-Step drug and alcohol recovery program and cancer support group entitled Redeeming Grace meets Saturday evenings with a short church service and sermon, including music. Pastors Tom and Nova Forrest will lead the service. Immediately following the service, attendees will break into separate male and female groups for the 12-step program and the cancer support program.

The Redeeming Grace service will be 6:30 p.m. each Saturday at Mountain Valley Church of God, 8123 East Manley Dr. in Prescott Valley. Childcare will be provided as needed. For more information, call 772-5713.

The Firehouse, an after-school program and a ministry of "En Fuego," the Youth Group at Prescott Free Methodist Church, is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. The Firehouse gives students a place to go after school to work on homework or class projects and to have fun with friends. There are monitored computers for homework and research, games and quiet rooms for studying. There will always be a minimum of two or three adults on the premises.

Prescott Free Methodist Church is located at 2797 Willow Creek Road. For additional information, call Pastor Aaron Rosberg at 445-4780 or e-mail pastoraaron@prescottfmc.com.

Brother Bill Davis, a trained and certified Biblical counselor, is available for counseling with personal and domestic issues. He is a member of the Open Door Baptist of Prescott Valley and a member of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors. Brother Davis is the director of Biblical Family Guidance, a ministry, which applies Biblical answers to today's problems. For information, call Brother Davis at 925-7384.

Korean Community Church 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 jungso@hotmail.com, or call 499-9139.

Hand-knit caps and scarves will keep homeless people warmer this winter thanks to the efforts of the knitting and crocheting group at Prescott United Methodist Church. They meet the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at 10:30 a.m. in the Upper Room. Any community member is invited to join them. All anyone needs to bring is knitting needles or a crochet hook since all the yarn is provided. Knitting skill is not even a requirement because group leaders are happy to teach the basics to newcomers. The church is located at 505 W. Gurley. For more information, call 778-1950.