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What's happening at our local churches

The Children's Clothes Closet and the Community Service Food Bank are open at the Prescott Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2980 Willow Creek Road, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays.

Revival Fire Ministries, Inc., a Cleveland, Tennessee based Church of God, a full Gospel Pentecostal Church, preaching the entire word of God, as it is written, is now in Prescott. They believe in being born again, sanctification and Holy Spirit Baptism. All are welcome - the faithful and those with little to no faith. Pastor Fred Hays will deliver the message. Fellowship is at 10 a.m. with worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays, at La Quinta Inn, 4499 E. Highway 69 in Prescott. For additional information, call Pastor Fred Hays at 928-201-1885.

St Catherine Labouré Catholic Church, 2062 N. Highway 89 in Chino Valley, ladies' guild present their annual Christmas Bazaar where a network of local craftsman will display their wares. Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Home baked goods and lunch items also will be available. Raffles and giveaways throughout this two-day event. Picture taking with Santa all day Saturday.

Christmas Cottage Arts and Crafts Fair is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at First Southern Baptist Church Prescott Valley, 2820 N. Pleasant View Drive in the Fellowship Hall, Prescott Valley. Get ready for the Christmas season! Come and enjoy shopping for handcrafted treasures and wonderful baked goods. Stop your shopping for a bite to eat in the "Country Café." So many wonderful smells and sparkling decorations will get you in the mood for the holidays.

Trinity Lutheran Women's Missionary League is sponsoring its eighth annual Holiday Craft Show and Bake Sale on Saturday, Nov. 7. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Trinity Hall in the God's World Building, 3950 N. Valorie Drive in Prescott Valley. The public is invited to come and shop for "Made in the USA" crafts and home-baked goods. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be for sale at lunch. Proceeds go toward various charities and service projects in the area. For more information, call 928-445-8279.

A Christmas Cottage Arts and Crafts Fair is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. Come and enjoy shopping for hand-crafted treasures and wonderful baked goods. Stop your shopping for a bite to eat in the "Country Café." So many wonderful smells and sparkling decorations will get you in the mood for the holidays! The fair takes place at First Southern Baptist Church Prescott Valley, 2820 N Pleasant View Drive in the Fellowship Hall.

Prescott Valley's Emmanuel Lutheran Church will add a third worship service, this one on Saturday evenings, beginning on Saturday, Nov. 7. The service, which will begin at 5 p.m., will have a different atmosphere than either of the Sunday morning services at Emmanuel, according to Pastor Kirk Anderson. "We invite the community to a casual, reflective service of Word and Sacrament," Anderson said. The service adds another option both for those who want a different worship experience and for those whose schedule prevents attending a Sunday morning service, Anderson added. The service will complement the existing two Sunday worship services: a more traditional 8:15 a.m. worship of Word and Sacrament, and a 10:15 a.m. more contemporary service. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is located at 7763 E. Long Look Drive (corner of Long Look and Loos Drives), Prescott Valley. For more information, call 928-772-4135.

The Concert Series of American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott, 928-445-4348, presents cellists and pianists, the Rice Brothers in concert, Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. in the ALC Sanctuary. Experience a unique blend of classical, jazz and improvisatory music. Suggested ticket price $15; full-time students free. For more information on the artists, visit http://www.the-rice-brothers.com/

Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 945 Rancho Vista Drive, will present Matthew Phillips, local Development Coordinator for U.S. Vets at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8. U.S. Vets is a non- profit, 501 (C3) national organization, which provides outreach, residential services and job training for veterans, with an emphasis on returning veterans who may be homeless and/or may be suffering from the traumatic effects of their service. Locally, U.S. Vets provides outreach services to some 500 veterans annually, and provides housing assistance to approximately 140 veterans as well. Please join us as we pay homage to our veterans and to honor their service to us and the country. Music will be provided by Ms. Carol Sowards.

All are welcome to help Beit Torah plan for Chanukah studies and celebrations, Dec. 6-13, this Monday, Nov. 9, in Chino Valley. For details, contact 928-237-0390 or email ansheitorah@cableone.net. For other activities check the online calendar at www.onetorah.org.

Let's Talk Turkey! Give yourself the gift of giving. The annual St. Vincent De Paul Society's Christmas Turkey Drop is on! You supply the bird and we will supply the rest. Drop your turkey off from Nov. 10 to Nov. 24 at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift store across from Fry's at 935 Fair St. in Prescott, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call 928-778-4585. Experience the true meaning of the season - do the Turkey Drop!

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott, is offering a church service for people dealing with dementia to attend with their caregivers at 10 a.m. on Nov. 11 and Nov. 25. More information can be given by calling the church office at 928-771-9122. This is a new program and services will be the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

Mountain Valley Church will have their annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Saturday, Nov. 12. The church is located at 8123 E. Manley Drive in Prescott Valley. For more information, call the church at 928-772-5712.

Jaime Jorge, world-renowned violinist, will be presenting a sacred concert at the Prescott Seventh-day Adventist Church at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, at 2980 Willow Creek Road. No admission charge. For information, visit http://www.jaimejorge.com.

Movie Night at Center for Spiritual Living Prescott, 3755 Willow Creek Road, at 7 p.m. Nov. 13, will be "Getting Into the Vortex! Law of Attraction in Action Abraham/Hicks" part 1. (Part 2 will be Dec. 11). Answers and inspiration from the non-physical entity Abraham - whom Esther calls "infinite intelligence" and Jerry refers to as "the purest form of love I've ever encountered." Highlights include: How can he stay downstream with an upstream friend? A fully detailed, step-by-step trip through the processes of Focus Wheels, Rampages of Appreciation and Lists of Positive Aspects; Why would bad things happen while you're feeling good? Clearing up a classic Law of Attraction misunderstanding; About this whole "death-thing." "We want to talk about this in a way that leaves you all forevermore with a new understanding...THE best conversation we've ever had about death;" Looking back. Is it worth it? Do we need to heal the emotional and psychological traumas of our past in order to move forward?

St. Germaine's annual Christmas Bazaar is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7997 E. Dana Drive in Prescott Valley. There will be raffles, bake sale, bid-to-buy items and more. For more information, call 928-772-5530.

Holiday Craft Fair is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at St. George Orthodox Church, 609 W. Gurley St., Prescott. Parking is on Park Avenue. Features local artists and crafters and baked goods. For information, call 928-777-8750; http://prescottorthodox.org/craft-fair.

Veterans and their families are invited to worship with Prescott Community Church, 3151 Willow Creek Road, on Sunday, Nov. 15, at either the 9:15 a.m. contemporary service or the 10:30 a.m. traditional service. All veterans in attendance at both worship services will be recognized and thanked with applause, and the many veterans who regularly attend the church will be featured in a special slide show presentation. Worship will include patriotic songs and a Paul Harvey story about the strength and resolve of America's founding fathers, which correlates to those same honorable traits in our veterans. Pastor Dave's message in both worship services on this Veteran's Day Sunday will be "Thank You," from a message series on the Max Lucado book Before Amen. All are invited to join in this morning of recognition and thanks to those who have served to preserve America's greatness. The annual Veteran's Day worship at Prescott Community Church is one of several Sundays during the year when Pastor Dave Ellis leads a worship service to honor America and her patriots. The church also honors Veterans through its "Community Cares" group. This group leads a monthly recreational event and social time for America's service veterans who are patients or residents at the Prescott VA Hospital. Thank you, again, to all Veterans.

Transgender Day of Remembrance, as honored by First Congregational Church and PFLAG Prescott is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at 216 E. Gurley St., Prescott, in the Fellowship Hall. The ceremony of Hope and Light will be followed by a candlelight vigil.

The Lutheran Women's Missionary League's annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church will be take place on Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to the hand-crafted goods made by our members, this year's event will also feature items handmade by other local vendors. Food for a light lunch will also be available for purchase. Shepherd of the Hills is located at 1202 Green Lane in Prescott. All proceeds from this event will benefit our mission projects, all of which are located in the tri-city area. If you would like further information, contact Shirley Burns at 928-776-9373, Beverly Williams at 928-771-9521 or the church office at 928-778-9122.

Saint Luke's Episcopal Church wants you to have an opportunity to give and to receive. On Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saint Luke's is having a blood drive in the Fellowship Hall of the church, 2000 Ruger Road, in Prescott. Give blood and get pizza. The Streets of New York is donating vouchers for a free 14" cheese pizza to everyone giving blood at Saint Luke's Episcopal Church.

Qualified United Blood Service workers will assess each individual before taking blood. Call 1-877-UBS-HERO or visit www.Bloodhero.com.

Ahava B'Shem Yeshua meets at the Alliance Bible Church, 2601 Iron Springs Road, Prescott. Come join us for worship, dance, prayers and teachings this Shabbat. For information, email abyprescott@gmail.com.

Faith Christian Fellowship of Kirkland, with services at 10 a.m. Sunday, meets at Kirkland Elementary School. Children's Church is provided.

Faith Christian Fellowship of Kirkland is holding services at the Kirkland Elementary school on Sundays at 10 a.m. Join us and experience His grace as we boldly approach His throne. (Hebrews 4:16). Children's church is provided. Pastor Greg Poole is presenting a series on Real Faith, this week's subject The Measure of Faith. For more information, contact Pastor Poole at 928-231-0495

Community Bible Study (a non-denominational in-depth Bible Study available to all) will be hosting their Women's Study for 2015/2016 at Hillside Community Church, 937 Ruth St., across from Prescott Senior High School. The group will meet from through May 4, 2016.The topic will be "From the Red Sea to the Jordan," (Exodus through Numbers). This year, ladies will wander with the Hebrews as they move from salvation into service and from deliverance into dedication. All ladies are welcome. For more information, call Marless Taylor at 928-227-2934.

Are you interested in becoming Catholic or would like to complete the sacraments as an adult? If so, St. Germaine Catholic Church in Prescott Valley has a program for you! It's called RCIA, and it begins soon. To sign up or for more information, contact Robert at 928-772-6518 or stg-re-adult@cableone.net. Inquirers are welcomed.

Refiners Fire Cowboy Church would like to invite you to our Sunday service at 10 a.m. at 798 N. Highway 89 in Chino Valley, Arizona (My Place 89 Event Center). If you are looking for a Bible believing, Bible preaching, Bible teaching church, come visit us. If you are tired of loud contemporary music, come visit us. We still do the Ole Baptist hymns and Country Christian music. For more information, call 928-899-5297 or email refinersfire1cowboychurch@gmail.com.

The Anglican Church of the Holy Spirit announces they have moved to a new location. They are now meeting in the fellowship hall at the Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, 8944 E. Sommer Drive, Prescott Valley. Sunday worship is at 9 a.m., featuring a Holy Communion service with music and using contemporary language. They have an active healing ministry, as well as regular study groups. They are a warm, loving Christian family and welcome visitors and new members.

All Saints Anglican Church of Prescott started a service of Morning Prayer each weekday morning at 8 a.m., meeting in the chapel, 1806 N. Savage Lane, Prescott. The service is taken from the Book of Common Prayer (1928). The service is geared for those who desire a more disciplined spiritual life, to gather to pray, to confess our sins, to hear Holy Scriptures read aloud, and to pray for others. The service has been done in English since 1549 in a variety of Books of Common Prayer, and has been a part of the spiritual life of Anglican Christians as long. We use the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. All (including non-members and non-Christians) are welcome. For more information, call 928-443-5323.

Faith in Fitness classes take place Tuesdays at noon and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at First Southern Baptist Church Prescott Valley, 2820 Pleasant View Drive. They are designed to increase muscular strength, endurance and flexibility using stability balls, resistance bands and mats. There is no cost for the class. For information, call 928-772-7218.

The Connection Church, a non-denominational community of people who desire to experience a powerful relationship with our Heavenly Father, meets at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, at Abia Judd Elementary, 1749 Williamson Valley Road, Prescott. Its mission is to "Love God, Love People, Love Life." For additional information, call 928-830-7619.

Grace Bible Fellowship of Prescott hosts Bible studies and discussions 11 a.m. Sundays at the Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. Deep, impacting, verse-by-verse teaching from the Word is followed by challenging, warm and supportive fellowship and discussion time. For more information, visit www.graceprescott.org or call 928-273-8491.

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 928-778-1950 for more information about these groups.

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