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Mountain View Baptist Church invites you to a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6 p.m. today. The church is located at 395 S. Pony Pace in Dewey. For additional information, call 632-5787.

Alliance Bible Church has a candlelight service at 6 p.m. today. Enjoy traditional Christmas songs, hear the real Christmas story and a message from Pastor John titled "The Great Light." Alliance Bible Church is located at 2601 Iron Springs Road in Prescott.

Open Door Baptist Church will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6 p.m. today, featuring special music and readings, plus the singing of Christmas carols.

The church is located at 8451 E. Stevens Drive in Prescott Valley. For additional information, call 772-9206 or 759-3751.

Saving Grace Lutheran Church will host a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m. today and a Christmas Day service at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The church is the log house south of 4 South on Highway 89 South in Chino Valley. For information, call 636-9533.

St. Johns Anglican Church, 3434 Knights Way in Prescott Valley, will have a midnight Mass tonight, beginning at 11:30 p.m. so that communion will be served as the very first thing on Christmas Day. For more information, call 273-2164.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church will have services Christmas Eve, beginning at 4:30 p.m. today with the Children's Pageant and services at 10:30 p.m.

The Christmas Day services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.

St. Luke's Church is located at 2000 Shepherd's Lane in Prescott off Highway 89 and Ruger Road, just north of the airport. For further information, call the office at 778-4499.

Harvest Bible Chapel invites the public to attend two candlelight Christmas Eve services at 5 and 7 p.m. today. The family services will be at the Harvest worship center, 6711 N. 2nd St., in Prescott Valley, one block south of Highway 69. Because of Christmas falling on Saturday this year, Harvest will not conduct its weekly Saturday night services. A nursery is provided for children through age 3. People are welcome to stay for a cookie reception following each service.

Harvest Bible Chapel is at 7515 E. Long Look Drive, in Prescott Valley. For more information, call 771-2450 or visit

St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Prescott will hold its 30th annual Don't Spend Christmas Alone dinner on Christmas Day. Volunteers will prepare and serve free turkey dinners with all the trimmings and desert. For more information, call 778-4499.

Upward Sports: basketball and cheerleading season starts Jan. 3, with the first game on Jan. 22. Basketball registration is $53. Cheerleading registration fee is $55. Sign-ups are at Willow Hills Church, 1071 Mogollon Road in Prescott.

For additional information, call 445-5520.

Women of Wisdom, an interdenominational Christian fellowship of Bible studies for women of all ages and backgrounds, is now taking registration for its new session, which begins on Jan. 5, and meets for eight weeks until Feb. 23. WOW meets on Wednesday mornings from 8:15 to 11:15 a.m. and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at American Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott. Scholarships for class materials are available, and free childcare is always provided.

The program for WOW each Wednesday morning includes coffee time, praise and worship music, prayer, a first-hour Bible teaching and your choice of a small-group Bible study or fun "potpourri" class.

Evening classes are in conjunction with American Lutheran's Soul Café family night. An inexpensive family meal is served beginning at 5 p.m.; everyone is welcome.

Detailed brochures with registration forms may be obtained from the American Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, or call 445-4348, and a brochure will be mailed to you.

The Willow Hills Baptist Church Women's Winter Bible Study will be from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 6 through March 10 at 1071 Mogollon Road in Prescott. Dr. David Jeremiah will present "Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World." Childcare will be provided. The cost of the workbook is $12. For more information and/or to sign up, call 445-5520.

Beit Torah Jewish Congregation,, welcomes all to the monthly Women's Issues from Jewish perspectives study group at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St., Prescott, in the Bump Room. All are welcome. For details, call 237-0390 or write

Beit Torah Jewish Congregation invites the public to a presentation on environmental responsibility at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St., in the Elsea Room. All are welcome.

For details, call 237-0390 or write

Beit Torah Jewish Congregation's History of Prayers study group is at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St., in the Elsea Room. All are welcome. For information, call 237-0390 or e-mail

FBC Prescott continues its ministries to help people in the community. The Soup Kitchen is open at 4:30 p.m. every Monday for those needing a meal. The Master's Clothes Closet, 114 Union St., is open from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays to help anyone in need of clothing. Women's and Men's Recovery Group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays. For information on the men's group, call Terry Mott at 541-9088; for the women's group, call Janis Keeling at 713-1294. Call 771-7592 between 1 and 3:30 p.m. Mondays to make a Wednesday appointment.

Christians in Recovery is a new support group that focuses on abstaining from self-defeating behaviors within a 12-step context. The group, led by Joe Byrne, meets every Friday at 6 p.m. in the Deborah Room of Prescott United Methodist Church (PUMC), 505 W. Gurley St. The goal of the group is to promote personal growth and spiritual enrichment for those who are seeking recovery from addictions or the traumas of their past.

Tough Times is another weekly support group designed for those who are out of work or under-employed. The group meets at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the Upper Room at PUMC. Michael Gerdes and Pastor Carol Mumford are co-leaders for these sessions that review resources and provide guidance for job-seekers.

Saving Grace Lutheran Church LCMS is now located at 2607 S. Highway 89, just south of the roundabout in Chino Valley. Worship service is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and Bible study is at 11 a.m. Mid-week Bible study on Tuesday is at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Rob Reed at 554-3418 or


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