St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church will conduct an ongoing series called "Catholics Returning Home" at 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.
The Missions Committee of Chino Valley United Methodist Church will have a corned beef and cabbage dinner at noon Sunday, March 14. The church is located at 735 East Road One South. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.
Join Beit Torah Jewish Congregation 10 a.m. Monday, March 15, for the Women's Issues study group at the Prescott Public Library Elsea Room (Passover customs and recipes); and to the Beit Torah Jewish Congregation study on Passover customs, no-meat potluck; and Havdalah 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at 2004 Shoshone Drive in Chino Valley. For directions and/or information, call 237-0390, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.onetorah.org. Beit Torah is not messianic.
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 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 at 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.
Those who suffer from migraine headaches have a new support group to turn to at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St. Beth Peters leads the group, and the next session will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, in the upper room of the church. Group members share resources and discuss treatments that they have found to be helpful. Childcare is available with advance arrangements. Contact Pastor Carol Mumford at 778-1950 for more information.
Bible Baptist Church, 2945 N. State Highway 89 in Chino Valley, will be hosting a pancake breakfast from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Senior Center in Chino Valley. All proceeds will benefit the Bible Baptist Church Youth Group. Advance tickets are $5 each; walk-ins are $7 each (children under 5 are free). For additional information, call 636-0444 or 308-2521.
The Prescott Aglow Lighthouse will be having its March meeting at the Hassayampa Inn, 123 E. Gurley, on March 20. A breakfast buffet will be available for $11 at 9 a.m. People should make reservations by calling 713-0984. The meeting itself starts at 9:45 a.m. at no charge, and all are welcome. Tanya Muse of Coach Connections Women's Prayer Ministries of Prescott will be the speaker.
Prescott Valley United Methodist Church is having a St. Patrick's Day corned beef dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 20. Entertainment will follow dinner. Tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for children 6 and younger. The church is located at 8944 E. Sommer Drive, Prescott Valley. For information or tickets, call 772-9563.
On Sunday, March 21, the Rev. Patrick Neff with the Friends of Israel ministry will be at Bethel Baptist Church, 6901 E. Horizon Lane, Prescott Valley. He will speak at both the adult Bible study at 9 a.m. and the 10:30 a.m. worship service.
Beit Torah Religious School classes meet twice monthly at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays 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 will be on preparing for Passover and songs for a model Seder on the 28th and for our Pesach Seders on March 29 and 30. For more information, visit www.onetorah.org, or call 237-0390 or 308-5385.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church continues its mid-week Lenten services each Wednesday through March 24. 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. and 4 p.m.
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 registration information, call 445-4348.
Temple B'rith Shalom Passover
Gift Shop carries a complete line of hostess gifts and accessories for Passover (March 29-April 5), including Seder plates, matza covers, Elijah cups, Miriam cups, children's activities and books, plague puppets and more. Call 708-0018 for information on gift shop hours and location.
RSVP by March 15 for the kosher Beit Torah Community Passover Seder on March 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Unity Church, 145 S. Arizona Ave., Prescott. For information or to RSVP, call 237-0390. This is
not a Unity Church activity.
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.
All are invited to participate in a Passover Seder vegetarian meal embracing themes of social justice, peace and liberation at the Crossroads Café from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on April 1. Advance ticket sales only.
No tickets available at the door. The café is located in the Crossroads Center behind the college's main buildings at 220 Grove Ave. Ticket prices are $30 for the general public and $15 for students. Work exchange is available to Prescott College students. For information and to buy tickets, contact Molly Beverly, chef, at café@prescott.edu.