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Church news: June 11

Prescott Valley Christian Church will host an indoor yard sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 11, and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at 7655 E. Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley. The proceeds from this event will go toward a spiritual retreat for our college-age group. For more information, call 772-7364.

The Feast of St. Germaine's is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at 7997 E. Dana Drive in Prescott Valley. The event features music, Mexican dancers and food. You can also see Father Dan make a splash in the Dunk Tank. For information, call 772-6350.

Jack Glass presents "Tell Your Money Where to Go" at the family finance seminar Sunday, June 13, at the Hillside Bible Church. Sessions available are 9:15, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Topics include what you wish your parents would have told you about money; four reasons people encounter financial difficulty; and eight money blunders people make.

Glass offers insight into how to talk to your mate about money and what to do if you have too much month left at the end of the money.

The seminar is open to the public. There is no admission charge, but an offering will be taken. More information is available by calling 442-3842.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Prescott Valley invites all children to "Galactic Blast: A Cosmic Adventure Praising God Vacation Bible School." Board the starship Galactic Praise to see our awesome universe - and our awesome God - in a whole new way. The fun begins June 14 and ends June 18, with a kid-friendly meal at 5:30 p.m. and VBS activities from 6 to 8 p.m. nightly. Galastic Blast "takes off" at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7763 E. Long Look Drive in Prescott Valley, corner of Long Look and Loos.

Each galactic mission includes a Bible story along with science activities, art projects and games. Pre-register to be a part of all the excitement by calling 772-4135 or by stopping in at the church to fill out registration forms.

Saddle up for Saddle Ridge Ranch June 14-18 at FBC Prescott, 148 S. Marina St. Saddle Ridge Ranch is a place where kids can ask questions and discover the answers found in God's Word. During their day at the ranch, kids will visit Worship Rally Valley and the Bible Study bunkhouse. Around the ranch they will also experience crafts at Blazing Star Stables, recreation at Mustang Mountain, snacks at the Big Sky Grill and carnival for the whole family Friday evening.

Saddle Ridge Ranch will be from 9 a.m. to noon with activities geared for children going into kindergarten through fourth grade. There will be Bible study and special activities planned just for youths going into fifth through eighth grade. It's Vacation Bible School at FBC Prescott like you've never experienced before and it's all free.

For information and registration, call the church at 778-9790 or visit

Vacation Bible School at Robert Road Baptist Church, 5100 N. Robert Road in Prescott Valley, is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 14 - 18 for 3-year-olds (potty-trained) through sixth graders. This year's theme is "Saddle Ridge Ranch." For additional information, call the church at 772-0703.

Wonderful Wednesday programs at 6 p.m. in the Agape Hall/200 for June will be CASA with Diane Orman June 16; Southern Civil Rights in the 60s with Bill Moody of Church and Society June 23; and Remembering for the 4th with Tom Britto June 30.

At Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, a new marriage enrichment seminar will be offered to the public beginning Wednesday, June 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This six-week series by Dr. Gary Smalley, entitled "Hidden Keys to a Loving, Lasting Relationship," will be presented by Rev. Hal Teuscher. Shepherd of the Hills is located at 1202 Green Lane in Prescott, just one mile north of the hospital, off Willow Creek Road, 1 1/4 miles from Yavapai Regional Medical Center and is the site where Saddle Ridge Ranch Vacation Bible School will entertain children from pre-K to sixth grade with games, crafts, snacks and Bible lessons that will thrill and amaze them, including a different ranch animal each day. Saddle Ridge Ranch begins Monday, June 21, 9 a.m. to noon, and continues through Friday, June 25 ending with a closing dinner and recognition celebration. Register any time, by phone or in person.

Prescott United Methodist Church groups include:

• Tough Times, a support group for those who are out of work or underemployed, meets Mondays at 11 a.m. in the Upper Room at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley. Michael Gerdes and Pastor Carol Mumford co-facilitate the resource-sharing sessions of this group that emphasize positive and helpful approaches to these challenging times.

• A weekly Cribbage group meets every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the church library. All community members are invited to attend. Jay Burnett, who leads the group, says it meets for fun, fellowship and the challenge of the game. He also said all supplies are provided and he is glad to help anyone who wants to learn the game. Contact him at 830-4802 for more information.

• Those who suffer from migraine headaches are invited to join a support group that meets the third Wednesday of each month in the Upper Room of the church. Beth Peters leads the group that will meet at 11 a.m. on June 16. Group members will share resources and discuss potential treatments. Childcare is available with advance arrangements. For information, call the church office at 778-1950.

• The Cost Savers support group is designed to help people who are living on a tight budget. The group meets the third Friday of each month and their next gathering will be June 18 at 11 a.m. in the Deborah room of the church. Traci Rainey leads the group and reminds everyone that methods to save go beyond clipping coupons and sale ads. Childcare is available at no charge, but must be requested in advance. For more information, call 778-1950.

Saturday Night Live VII, a variety show with top-notch entertainment, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Center for Spiritual Living, 3755 Willow Creek road, across from Embry-Riddle. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a silent auction. A love offering will be taken. For further information or directions, call 778-1602 or visit

Ted Pearce, International worship leader and singer/songwriter/guitarist, will be in concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Alliance Bible Church, 2601 Iron Springs Road in Prescott.

Ted shares his enthusiasm through music, with joyful praise and intimate worshipful melodies. Hebraic dance, banners, shofar blowing, clapping and lots of congregational singing are characteristic of a Ted Pearce event. His songs are designed to bring people of diverse backgrounds together through the impartation of the Holy Spirit. A love offering will be received. For information, call 443-5988 or 776-8501.

The Prescott Aglow Lighthouse will be having their June meeting 9:45 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Hassayampa Inn hotel, 122 E. Gurley. A breakfast buffet will be served for $11 at 9 a.m. All are welcome. Dorothy Jones of Phoenix will be the speaker. Dorothy is an ordained minister, worship leader and teacher of God's Word. She has a special message just for this meeting. Call for registration for breakfast at 713-0984 or come just for meeting free of charge.

Hero Headquarters Vacation Bible School begins June 21 through June 25 for ages 5 to 11 at Mountain Valley Church of God, 8123 E. Manley Drive in Prescott Valley. For information and registration, call 772-5713.

Vacation Bible school at Bethel Baptist Church for children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade, will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 21 - 25. Bethel Baptist Church is located at 6901 E. Horizon Lane in Prescott Valley. The theme will be "God's Greatest Treasure." For more information, call 772-7602.

First Southern Baptist Church in Prescott Valley offers Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon July 12-16 at 2820 Pleasant View Drive. This is free and open to all children age 3 years of age through sixth grade. The theme is "Saddle Ridge Ranch," where kids visit and experience Worship Rally Valley, Bible Study Bunkhouse, crafts at Blazing Star Stables, missions at Firefly Cavern, recreation at Mustang Mountain and snacks at Big Sky Grill. 772-7218;;

Genesis Bible Adventure Camp will take place at the Rowle P. Simmons Community Center, 1280 E. Rosser St. in Prescott, July 12-16. Camp hours will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The cost is free for children ages 4-12. To register, call 533-3455.

The White Mountain Education Association will be delving into the subject of "The Chalice." "The Chalice" class will be led by well-known spiritual teacher and author the Rev. Joleen D. DuBois. It will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday through July 28 at WMEA Center, 543 Eastwood Drive in Prescott. A study guide will be provided to all registered students before the first class meeting. Students will need to purchase "The Subconscious Mind and the Chalice" by Torkom Sarayarian to engage in class participation. To register or for more information, call 778-0638. For those unable to attend in person, the class may be taken through the Class-by-CD program.

Harvest Bible Chapel offers 6 p.m. Saturday evening worship services at its worship center, located at 6711 E. 2nd St., in Prescott Valley, one block south of Highway 69.

The new schedule offers area residents an additional worship option that might fit family and work schedules, according to Senior Pastor Jon Gaus. All aspects of the service will be identical to the morning worship services, including the Higher Ground children's program, which serves ages newborn through fifth grade.

Harvest is a multi-staffed, non-denominational church known for a strong commitment to preaching the inerrant Word of God, and for its prayer and worship ministries.

The church hosts multiple men's and women's mid-week Bible studies, weekly youth groups for mid-high and senior high students, and more than 20 weekly small groups.

For more information about the church, call 771-2450 or visit the website at

A new support group for people who are visually impaired has formed at Prescott United Methodist Church. The group will meet the second Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. in the Deborah room of the church at 505 W. Gurley. Anyone who might benefit is invited to attend. Group leaders Turalee and Tim Smith will encourage group members to share resources and support. Both of them are visually impaired and have been closely linked with the Northern Arizona Vision and Hearing Loss Center. For more information, call 778-1950.

The Lutheran Hour provides information on important daily issues through more than 800 radio stations, XM Satellite Radio, online and podcasts. In Prescott, The Lutheran Hour can be heard on Sunday mornings at 7:05 a.m. at KYCA, 1490 AM. To hear podcasts and daily devotions online, go to

"Out of Recovery and Into Living Your Dreams" is a new support group helping people in recovery to take their lives to the next level. Kathy Williamson, author and speaker from Wisdom for Living Ministries, teaches this weekly group from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Oasis Ministry Center, 440 S. Montezuma, Prescott. For information, call Kathy at 925-5410 or

Hear Pastor Mark Hoffer deliver messages from the King James Bible; enjoy old-time hymns, great fellowship and find peace for today at Liberty Baptist Church, 3100 Williamson Valley Road in Prescott. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. and church services are at 10:45 a.m. with Wednesday services beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, call 772-8445.

Donations to the free wheelchair ministry through Prescott United Methodist Church are making a worldwide impact. Persons in need throughout the world receive practical, efficient and long-lasting chairs at no cost to them through this program. Warren Root leads this ministry for PUMC and said that anyone who would like to make a contribution may contact the church office at 778-1950.

A men's Bible study at First Southern Baptist Church, 2820 Pleasant View Drive, Prescott Valley, meets at 1 p.m. Mondays. For additional information, call Keith at 772-5427 or the church office at 772-7218.

Eastern Orthodox Church of Prescott invites all who seek to deepen their faith in Jesus Christ to 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., Prescott. For more information, call Fr. John Peck, pastor, at 777-8750 or visit

Younger adults at Prescott United Methodist Church have formed a weekly focus group that will discuss how the Scriptures relate to issues today. They meet at 6 p.m. Mondays in the Bartholomew Room of the church, 505 W. Gurley St. The group's acronym, IDEAS, stands for "individuals discovering everything and sharing."

The Chino Valley and Paulden Area Ministerial Association works in conjunction with St. Vincent De Paul Society and the Salvation Army to help people in need. Volunteers staff the organization, and they welcome any help from new volunteers. The association helps people with various critical housing and living conditions. Referrals are strictly confidential. For more information or to make a donation or volunteer, call 636-0276. The office is located behind the Chino Valley Community Church, 1969 N. Highway 89.

CrossPoint Free Will Baptist Church hosts the "Friendship First" program on Wednesday nights for grades one through 12. Families and their friends are welcome. For more information, call Pastor Chris Fannin at 499-1754.

First Baptist Church of Prescott continues the ministries that help people in the community. The Soup Kitchen is open at 5 p.m. every Monday for those needing a meal. The Master's Clothes Closet, 114 Union St., 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 help, call 771-7592 between 1 and 3:30 p.m. Mondays or stop by 114 Union St. Monday afternoons.

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.

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.

Worship Kidstyle, a ministry of Robert Road Baptist Church for preschoolers and children, meets from 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, 5100 N. Robert Road, 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 aftereffects of abortion. All information is confidential. If you are interested or know someone who needs God's healing, contact Debby at or call 443-5889. You can also call the Heights Church at 445-1421.

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 at 6:30 p.m. each Saturday at Mountain Valley Church of God, 8123 E. Manley Drive, Prescott Valley. Childcare will be available 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 from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. 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.


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