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Church news: Aug. 10

A free educational event, Summer Creation Science Seminar for Yavapai County, will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Willow Hills Southern Baptist Church, 1071 Mogollon Road in Prescott. Geologist Guy Forsythe will give a presentation on fossils and the strata layers, and Dr. Joseph Kezele will discuss what the Bible says about the age of the Earth. Arizona Origin Science Association is the sponsor of the event. For more information, call 771-1218 or visit

Hasid Jewish Congregation offers a Torah class with speaker Chabad Rabbi Zalman at noon Sunday at 1300 N. Stoneridge Drive in Prescott Valley. For additional information, call 642-3659.

Evangelist Mark Rogers will deliver the message at the 10:45 a.m. service on Sunday, with special music, at Liberty Baptist Church, 3100 Williamson Valley Road, Prescott. Lunch will follow the service. For information, call 772-8445.

The Anglican Church of the Holy Spirit, 8123 E. Manley Drive, Prescott Valley, is having a Men's Pizza and Card Night 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15. For information, call 642-0675.

The public is invited to a Community Spiritual Healing Light & Recharge Service facilitated by the Revs. John and Martine Kohlenberger. A social time with healthy refreshments follows. The event takes place 1 p.m. the third Sunday of each month at the Mystical Spiritualist Church, Creekside Center, 337 N. Rush St., Prescott. The next meeting is Aug. 19. For further information, call the Rev. John at 776-1686.

Join Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Look Drive, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, for a Time Management Seminar to explore the many ways people procrastinate and learn techniques to overcome it; evaluate time-wasting activities; manage for the unexpected; and understand and control "interruptions." Dyh Anderson will teach this class. Call 772-7364 for more information or to register.

Join Beit Torah 9:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St., in the Bump Room for classes on "The History of Women's Inheritance Rights" followed by a fun time, "Comparing Observations of Secular, Mundane, and Religious Special Days of the Year," at 10:45 a.m. The classes are free. For more details and directions, call 237-0390 or email

AWANA, a weekly Bible club for children, will have registration from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Open Door Baptist Church, 8451 E. Stevens Drive in Prescott Valley. Parents can review or order materials and uniforms during registration. A cook-out dinner will be served. Regular meetings will begin Tuesday, Aug. 28. Children age 3 through sixth grades are welcome. AWANA emphasizes Bible lesson, game time and refreshments are a part of the weekly meetings. Transportation within Prescott Valley is available free upon request. For more information, call the church at 772-9206.

Mingus Mountain Church of Christ invites the public to a gospel meeting 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 23-25, and 9:30 and 10:20 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. The speaker will be Royce Bell of Mountain View Church of Christ, San Bernardino, Calif. Mingus Mountain Church of Christ is located at 7120 E. Pav Way, Suite 102 in Prescott Valley. For additional information, or to request transportation, call Dave Orman at 776-5679 or Greg Sturgis at 772-6301.

The Senior Connection invites seniors and family caregivers to attend a free educational seminar on "Hearing Loss - Emotional Aspects and Treatment Options," on Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley. Tammy Haydon with Miracle Ear and Jack Clevenger with the Hearing Loss Association of Prescott will explain the emotional impact and personal challenges associated with hearing loss; how to assist those with mild hearing loss; and, current treatment options including hearing aids and medical solutions. Sponsored by the Senior Connection, the presentation is free and open to the public. RSVPs appreciated but not required. For more information, contact Debbie Stewart at or 778-3747 or visit Prescott Valley Christian Church is a community partner with The Senior Connection.

Women of Wisdom (WOW), an interdenominational Christian fellowship of Bible teaching and Bible studies for women of all ages and backgrounds, is now taking registration for the fall 2012 session. The new session begins on Wednesday, Sept. 12, and meets for eight weeks, until Oct. 31. WOW meets on Wednesday mornings from 8:15 to 11:15 a.m. at American 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 second-hour Bible class or a "Just for Fun" class. Obtain brochures with registration forms from the American Lutheran Church, or call 445-4348, and a brochure will be mailed to you.

Canyon Bible Church, formerly Harvest Bible Chapel, is a non-denominational church whose members meet at 6711 E. 2nd St., near Anytime Fitness in Prescott Valley. Pastored by Jon Gaus, the church has weekly worship services at 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. on Sunday. Sunday School for children age 2 through fifth grade is available every service, as well as a full-service nursery. For information about mid-high, high school, senior ministry and men's and women's ministries, contact the church office at 771-2450.

Mountain Valley Church of God, 8123 E. Manley Drive, Prescott Valley, has a new divorce care recovery class at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. For information, call 772-5713.

Join the new OASIS (Older Adults Still In Service) group at Mountain Valley Church of God, 8123 E. Manley Drive in Prescott Valley. For more information, call 772-5713.

A co-ed class for all ages titled "Single and Single Again" will be at 9:30 a.m. Sundays at First Southern Baptist Church, 2820 Pleasant View Drive in Prescott Valley. For more information, contact Marty Leveron at 237-5446.

Mingus Mountain Church of Christ, 7120 E. Pav Way, Suite 102, in Prescott Valley, offers 9:20 a.m. Bible class and 10:20 a.m. services on Sundays. Wednesday Bible class is at 6 p.m. For more information, call 776-5679 or 772-6301 or visit

Buddhist meditation by Peg Travers is from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. For additional information, call 778-3000.

Learn sign language with Ann Evans at 6 p.m. Mondays at the First Southern Baptist Church, 2820 Pleasant View Drive in Prescott Valley. Beginners are welcome. "Signing Made Easy" books are $15, but are not necessary. For additional information, call Ann at 277-1872.

Local award-winning producer Thomas E. Thomas has come back to Access 13 TV with a new presentation from the Bible dealing with the Book of Revelations and the "end times." Tune in or log onto at 8 a.m. Saturdays. For information, call 445-0909.

Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have lost a child at any age or however long ago, meets the second Tuesday of each month at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St. Pastor Carol Mumford leads the group, and any community member who has lost a child may attend. This is just one of the support groups that meets each month at PUMC. Other groups offer support for those with health issues such as breathing problems, cancer, depression and fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue. Contact the church office at 778-1950 for more information about these groups.

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott, is having a Concordia Bible Study using the Book of Concord, The Lutheran Confessions. This Bible study will take place every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at Shepherd in the Fellowship Hall. If you have questions, call the church office at 778-9122.

Robert Road Baptist Church, 5100 N. Robert Road, Prescott Valley, presents "The Truth Project" from 4 to 6 p.m. every Sunday. For information, call 772-0703.

Join the Garchen Prescott Sangha for meditation, teaching, book study group and chanting the first four Wednesdays of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Tibet Gallery, 209 W. Gurley, Prescott. For information, call 775-5391 or 777-8604. All are welcome; no prior study needed.

Prescott First Church of the Nazarene, 2110 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, presents "Bad Girls of the Bible." Women everywhere marvel at those "good girls" in scripture - Sarah, Mary, Esther - but what about Jezebel, Lot's wife and Delilah? Learn about 10 "other women" in the Bible. Learn from their mistakes and choose a better path. Chris Boelter is the teaching leader. This Bible study meets 9:15 a.m. Thursdays. Scholarships for class materials are available and free childcare provided. For registration, go by the church office at 2110 Willow Creek Road in Prescott or call 445-1136.

There are so many jobless, homeless and hungry people out there, and prayer is the only thing that will get our country back on track. Come pray at Bethel Baptist Church, 6901 E. Horizon Lane in Prescott Valley at 10 a.m. every Saturday. For more information and directions, call Jeanette at 775-3112.

The Prescott Zen Center, founded by Charlotte Joko Beck, offers sitting meditation on Thursdays from 5:15 to 7 p.m. On Sundays, meditation is from 9:45 a.m. to noon. Individual interviews and talks/discussions will take place regularly. For additional information and location, call Nan at 717-2717.

W.O.W. (Women of Wisdom) meets 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. For information and location, call 445-5211, ext. 270.

All for Him Bible study meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Meals on Wheels. For information, call Larry at 899-4453.

Awakening Awareness Discussion Group meets Mondays to enhance one's understanding. For information, call 771-0535.

Course in Miracles Study Group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Church of Spiritual Living, 3755 Willow Creek Road, Prescott. For information, call 778-1602.

Spiritual Awakening Fellowship meets at 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Territorial Courthouse (fitness gym), 130 N. Cortez, Prescott. For information, call 443-1580.

Spiritual Study Group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Call George at 771-9426 for information and location.

Urantia Book Study Group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at 1133 Copper Canyon Drive, Prescott. For information, call Jean Painter at 925-5827.

Spiritual 12-Step Study meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays, biblical perspective, 2113 E. Highway 69, Prescott. Information: Bill, 273-0032.

Oneness Blessing meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Creekside Center, 377 N. Rush St., Prescott. Information: 777-8877.

Personal Peace Meditation meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at The Grove, 119 Grove Ave., Prescott. Information: the Rev. Doina Marie Barkhaus at 602-978-5640 or email

Spiritual Movie Night meets at 7 p.m. on the third Friday at the Unity Church, 145 S. Arizona Ave., Prescott. Love offering appreciated. Information: 445-1850.

Taize Service Meditation and Song is at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at the First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley St., Prescott. For additional information, call the church at 445-4555 or visit

Riders for Christ, Arizona Equestrian Ministries International, meet for a ride on the fourth Saturday. Information: Andee 623-374-0857 or William 602-980-7156.

Healing Prayer Circle meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the third Sunday at 143 N. McCormick, Prescott. Information: 445-6506 or email

Judian Society has spiritual, religious and self-help materials available at St. Jude's Possible Shop in Prescott. All proceeds from the sales benefit women and children of the area in crisis. St. Jude's is a support program of Judian Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, call 778-2725.