Church news: Nov. 14
St. Germaine Catholic Church, 7997 E. Dana Drive in Prescott Valley, hosts a Christmas Bazaar 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16. There will be a bake sale, bid-to-buy auction, Chinese raffle, homemade crafts and jewelry.
Aglow International Prescott Lighthouse presents John and Mary Shepard at the Hassayampa Inn, 122 E. Gurley, in Downtown Prescott on Nov. 15. Call to make your breakfast reservation with Judy at 713-0984. Breakfast service begins at 9 a.m. for $10. The meeting is free and begins at 10 a.m.
John Shepard has served as a jail chaplain and, along with Mary, ministers concerning the spiritual roots of illness. Mary is an ordained minister who teaches Bible studies at Lifepointe Church in Prescott Valley.
Ahava B'shem Yeshua and Alliance Bible Church present a concert with Messianic artist Jonathan Settel 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Alliance Bible Church, 2601 Iron Springs Road, Prescott. The concert is free, but a love offering will be taken. Settel ministers extensively worldwide, bringing us back to our Jewish roots through Messianic expressions of worship and teachings.
Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, on the corner of Highway 89 and Ruger Road, is having a Quilt and Craft Faire from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15 and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 16. There will be quilts, handcrafted items and baked goodies. A dozen or more outside vendors will also have booths.
All are welcome to join Beit Torah in a weekend of Jewish Studies Shabbat, Saturday, Nov. 15, and Sunday, Nov. 16, for the Global Day of Jewish Learning. Pick a topic of interest and call to arrange to study it. Call 237-0390, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.onetorah.org.
Pianist James D'Leon will be in concert 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, in the Sanctuary at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive in Prescott. D'León, an International Steinway Concert Artist, keeps audience members on the edge of their seats with his commanding technique, expressive body movement and searching interpretations. Tickets are available at the door. Suggested donation is $15 for adults; admission is free for full-time students.
Jo Sprague, professor emeritus of communication studies from San Jose State University, will present "Holy Communication: Conversation That Helps Us Make Meaning Together" at the Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, Nov. 16, at the 10 a.m. service. The program will explore the nature of communication and its use as a compassionate, spiritual interaction in our every day conversations.
First Church of the Nazarene presents "Back to the Beginning" for every woman from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 20 at 2110 Willow Creek Road in Prescott. The pressures of the present and the hopes for the future often take on a deeper meaning when we know more about how it all began. 445-1136.
St. Paul's Anglican Church is having a bake sale and bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at 600 W. Hillside Ave. in Prescott. There will be baked goods, unique gifts, estate treasures, books, handcrafted items and many more interesting things.
In honor of Thanksgiving, Prescott Valley Bible Church, 6411 N. Robert Road (Bradshaw Mountain High School East campus), would like to invite everyone to be a part of a special Thanksgiving service titled "Holiday Survival Guide" on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 10:30 a.m., followed by family Thanksgiving dinner free to the public. The dinner will be turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls and great desserts. To RSVP, call 775-0221.
Moya Brennan will be in concert with "An Irish Christmas" 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Ave. in Prescott. Brennan is the lead singer in Claned, a 5-piece band direct from Ireland. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students and free for those 19 and younger. For information, call 771-1218.
Faith United Community Church, 1061 Old Chisholm, Prescott Country Club, Dewey, is having a Christmas Craft and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. There are more than 30 vendors with craft and gift items. Also available will be chili, sloppy joes and beverages.
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.
Refiners Fire Cowboy Church invites everyone to its new location at 798 S. Highway 89 in Chino Valley in the My Place 89 Event Center, just past Arturo's Restaurant. Church services are come as you are, non-denominational, non-traditional, with country Christian, country western, southern gospel and old gospel music. Services begin Sundays at 10 a.m. For more information, call 928-246-4159 or email email@example.com.