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American Evangelical Lutheran Church director of contemporary music Jake Madlock and his band “Everything New” will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the church’s Fellowship Hall, 1085 Scott Drive in Prescott. A freewill offering will be welcome. <br/><br/>

American Evangelical Lutheran Church director of contemporary music Jake Madlock and his band “Everything New” will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the church’s Fellowship Hall, 1085 Scott Drive in Prescott. A freewill offering will be welcome. <br/><br/>

The Revs. John and Martine Kohlenberger will deliver a short presentation titled "New Perspectives about Reincarnation and Karma" at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, on the upstairs patio of The Raven Café and Coffee House, 142 N. Cortez, Prescott.

For more information, call 7776-1686 or visit

Pastor Joe Berna begins a new sermon series entitled "Faces Around the Cross" Sunday, Feb. 28, at Bethel Baptist Church, 6901 E. Horizon Lane, Prescott Valley. The first message is "Thirty Pieces of Silver - Judas." Future messages will feature Pilate, Caiaphas, Peter and Thomas. For more information, call 772-7602.

Peter Lewis Whitebird will minister in word and song at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at Mile High Worship Center. Peter is a nationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and recording artist. He was the 2000 international Country Gospel Music Association's Male Vocalist of the Year and has had 11 number-one top singles on the national Christian country charts. Peter and his wife, Judy, travel thousands of miles each year ministering to groups as large as 5,000. All are welcome. Mile High Worship Center is located at 7605 Long Look Drive off Glassford Hill Road in Prescott Valley.

Beit Torah Jewish Congregation welcomes all to join the celebration of Purim with reading the book of Esther 10 am Sunday Feb. 28 at Eve's in Prescott, with a potluck afterward. Prizes for the best costume and best food donation (no meat, please). For directions and/or information, call 237-0390 or 227-0582, e-mail or visit Beit Torah is not messianic.

Alex & Noel will be coming to Bethel Assembly, 501 Campbell St., Prescott, 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, to discuss their fitness and nutrition ministry to seniors. The program is free and all are welcome. For information, call 778-3501.

Faith United Community Church, 1061 Old Chisholm Trail, Dewey, is having Lenten Bible study on "Healing," led by the Rev. Ed Mendenhall, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16 and 23. Outlines are available at the church or call 772-8257.

Palm-Passion Sunday Worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 28, led by the Covenant Players, a Christian drama group.

Easter Worship will be 10 a.m. Sunday, April 4. This is a communion and rededication-baptism renewal service.

For more information on other special Holy Week services, call Faith United Community Church office at 772-8257.

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church continues its mid-week Lenten services March 3 and each Wednesday through March 24. Lent, which begins 40 days before Easter, is a time when many Christians observe a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. Lenten services at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church are twice each Wednesday evening at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center.

Various organizations of the church serve a light dinner of soups and breads of many varieties at 5 p.m. The public is welcome to come in and share the fellowship and services at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott, a mile from the hospital off Willow Creek Road. Sunday services are at 8:15 and 11 a.m., with Sunday school classes for all ages and Pastor's Forum at 9:45 a.m. For additional information, call the church office at 778-9122 between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Prescott Valley Aglow Community Lighthouse will meet 9 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Sun Gate Villa Senior Community Apartments, 3850 Civic Drive, Prescott Valley. Aglow looks to encourage and to establish a network of praying women.

The speaker will be Rae Couch, a preacher, teacher, evangelist and a prison chaplain for more than10 years as well as chaplain for Yavapai youths. The title of her teaching for March 6 is "Stir the Gifts Within."

For more information, call Jean Tidwell at 775-2040.

St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church will conduct an ongoing series called "Catholics Returning Home" 10 a.m. Saturdays beginning March 13, 20 and 27 at 2062 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley, in the St. Francis Room. These sessions are for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers to questions about returning to church. There will be informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith. For more details, call Tammy Holmes at 636-4071.

Beit Torah Religious School classes meet twice monthly at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday at Eve's in Prescott, with continental breakfast available for parents. March classes are Sunday, March 21 and 28, at 10:30 a.m. for children and 11:30 a.m. for adults. The focus is on preparing for Passover and songs for a model seder on the 28th and for our Pesach seders on March 29 and 30. Check the website calendar at for dates and locations or call 237-0390.

Registration is open for the American Evangelical Lutheran Church Women's Annual Breakaway, "Choosing Joy," taking place March 26 and 27 at the Chapel Rock Retreat Center, 1131 Country Club Drive, Prescott. The guest speaker will be Ruth E. Blocker, who has been involved in the women's ministry at AELC for five years. Women of the quad-city area are welcome 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 information, call 445-4348.

A Lenten Bible study entitled "Celebrate the Risen Christ" will begin at 11 a.m. each Wednesday through March 31 at Mingus View Presbyterian Church, 8340 W. Leigh Drive, Prescott Valley, in the lower-level meeting room. Pastor Lloyd of Mingus View Presbyterian Church will lead the series based on the Revised Common Lectionary. For additional information, call the church office at 775-4606.

Bethel Baptist Church begins a new Bible Study entitled "Faith Lessons." Filmed on location in Israel, "Faith Lessons" is a video series that brings God's word to life, telling Bible stories in the actual setting where they took place.

Video screenings followed by discussions are 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Bethel is located at 6901 E. Horizon Lane, Prescott Valley. 

The Prescott Healing Rooms are open every Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Blessing Retreat, 2640 Glenshandra Drive, Prescott, just off Williamson Valley Road. Clients can also be seen by appointment. This Christian ministry includes volunteers from several local churches.

The Prescott Healing Rooms is planning a book sale later this year and would appreciate used book or DVD donations for the sale.

For more information, see, e-mail or call 771-1735.

Cribbage lovers have formed a new group for fun and fellowship at Prescott United Methodist Church. They meet weekly at 6 p.m. on Thursdays in the church library at 505 W. Gurley St. All supplies are provided. Call 830-4802 with questions.

Orchard Ranch RV Park is having church services at 4 p.m. every Sunday with Dr. Norman P. Anderson, retired Baptist minister, conducting the services. Everyone is welcome. Orchard Ranch is located between Dewey and Prescott Valley on Highway 69.

Ladies Bible study is at 1 p.m. Thursdays at Mountain View Baptist in Dewey. Wanda Cody will lead the study. The subject will be "Women of the Bible."

First Southern Baptist Church of Prescott Valley, 2820 Pleasant View Drive, is offering AWANA Bible Club to children 2 years old through sixth grade. The program meets from 6 to 7:45 p.m. every Wednesday. The trained leaders offer excitement, affirmation and adventure. All children are welcome. For more information, call the church at 772-7218.

First Baptist Church of Prescott's AWANA program is 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays. The three age groups for boys and girls are Cubbies for 3 years through Pre-K (a parent must remain on the church campus for Cubbies group); Sparks for kindergarten through second grade; and T&T for children third through sixth grades. For a registration form or more information, visit or call 778-9790. First Baptist Church is located at 148 S. Marina, Prescott.

Join fellow sisters in Christ for a time of intimate worship from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Academy of Performing Arts, 392 Butterfield Road in Chino Valley. This class is free to all women ages 10 to adult. For more information, call 636-2007.

Producing warm hats and scarves for the homeless is a year-round project for the knitting and crocheting group at Prescott United Methodist Church. The group meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays each month in the Upper Room of the church at 505 W. Gurley St. Everyone is welcome, and group members are willing to coach beginners. Donations of yarn are always welcome.

Victory Worship Bible Church, 8200 E. Jacque Dr., Prescott Valley, will be teaching on healing and ministering to the sick at 7 p.m. Wednesday nights. For information, call 775-3314 or visit

Brother Bill Davis, a trained and certified biblical counselor, is available

for counseling on personal and domestic issues. He is a member of the Open Door Baptist Church of Prescott Valley and a member of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors. Davis is the director of Biblical Family Guidance, a ministry that applies biblical answers to today's problems. For information, call Davis at 925-7384.


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