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Church News: Week of June 11

All are welcome to join with Beit Torah in celebrating Shavuot, Saturday Study session June 11 at 8 p.m., Sunday June 12 at 3 p.m., and Monday June 13 with Yiskor Memorial service 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.

Financial struggles are often a primary cause of anxiety at any age and stage of life. There is no shortage of financial information available from financial advisors, financial TV networks and websites. But what does the Creator of the universe say about money? On Sunday, June 12, Pastor Dave Ellis, a certified Christian financial counselor, will begin a summer sermon series, “What Does the Bible Say About Your Money?” at Prescott Community Church, 3151 Willow Creek Road. The Sunday series will begin by looking at the Biblical view of national economics and continue throughout the summer with the Biblical view of personal money management. The topics will be addressed each Sunday in both the 9:15 a.m. Connections Contemporary worship and in the 10:45 a.m. Classic Traditional worship. All are invited to attend and learn timeless principles provided in the Bible for money management, and how thousands of years of financial principles stack up against modern day advice. More information is available at pccaz.org.

A Blood Drive is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Fellowship Hall, 2000 Shepherd’s Lane, Prescott. For information or to schedule an appointment, call Darrell Anderson at 928-710-8932 or visit www.BloodHero.com (Sponsor Code: StLukesEC).

The Bible study authored by Priscilla Shirer, The Armor of God, is a seven-week study designed specifically for women, and all women in the quad-city area are invited to this dynamic series. This will be at Prescott Community Church, 3151 Willow Creek Road, from 2 to 3 p.m. each Monday (excluding Memorial Day) through June 20. There is a $15 cost for the study book. Priscilla is featured in a teaching video at each of the seven sessions, helping women to dig deep into each aspect of the armor of God, with encouragement to not only put it on but to also walk in it and implement it in their lives. All women are invited to come and learn to be “dressed for the occasion” in the armor of God. For more information, see pccaz.org.

The Elevate Music Festival will be at the Prescott Valley Event Center June 24 to 26. The festival features Arizona Shine artists Newsboys, Citizen Way, The City Harmonic and Dan Bremnes on Friday, June 24; For King and on Country, Building 429, Matt Hammitt, Moriah Peters, Jonny Diaz, and 7eventh Time Down on Saturday, June 25; Tenth Avenue North, Phil Wickham, Kutless, Jordan Feliz and Justin Unger on Sunday, June 26; and two nights of late night comedy with Leland Klassen on Friday and Kerri Pomarolli on Saturday. Tickets start at $30 for a single day and at $75 for the three days. For additional information and tickets, visit arizonashine.org/elevate-music-festival.

Daughters of Grace Ministries invites women to its special summer Bible study. Enjoy a comprehensive study of amazing women in the Bible taught by Melissa Fryrear, the ministry’s founder. Melissa has a Master of Divinity and is currently a doctoral candidate. Meetings will be every third Monday, June 27, July 18, at Grace North Church in Prescott. Choose to attend a morning or evening session. Childcare is available during the morning session. Nominal fee. Registration is required. For more information, go online to www.daughtersofgrace.org, email us at info@daughtersofgrace.org or call 928-848-7710.

A special memorial worship service to honor the fallen Granite Mountain Hot Shots will be offered Thursday, June 30, at 5 p.m. at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley. The Rev. Patti Blackwood, congregational care minister at PUMC, will lead the service that will be in Agape Hall, the main sanctuary.

“This service provides an opportunity for the community to come together in a worship setting to remember the lives and sacrifice of these young men,” the Rev. Blackwood said. The duo of Gena Soileau and Dwight Cameron, better known as Not Too Shabby will provide special music for the service. Quiet singing, meditation and silent reflection will also be a part of this memorial event that is open to all community members. Stephen Ministers will be available to offer one-on-one comfort and support to all who attend.

This memorial will mark the third anniversary of the tragic loss of the 19 firefighters who died combating the Yarnell fire in 2013. Candle lighting in memory of these men will end the service. For more information, call the church office at 928-778-1950.

A free Creation Science Seminar is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 9, at The Heights Church, Building H2, 2121 Larry Caldwell Drive, Prescott. The featured speaker is Dr. Kevin Anderson of the Creation Research Society. The seminar is sponsored by the Arizona Origin Science Association. For information, call David McNabb at 928-771-1218.

Bible based Grand Canyon Tour is July 30, with Biblical creation speaker, Russ Miller. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 30 from the parking lot in front of the US Bank, Highway 69 and Prescott Lakes Parkway, and will return at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $110 for adults and $75 for kids under 18. The trip includes lunch, snacks and bottled water. The luxury bus is complete with DVD screens, large viewing windows and an on-board restroom. For additional information, visit www.prescottsaver.com. To sign up, call David McNabb at 928-771-1218 or email mcnabbprescott@aol.com.

The ecumenical Prescott Contemplative Prayer Group will start a free new course in May. “Centering Prayer, A Training Course for Opening to the Presence of God” includes a workbook with readings and reflections as well as videos. The Prayer Group meets Mondays, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at the St. Anthony Room at Sacred Heart Church, 150 Fleury Ave. Please call Robert at 928-717-2441 or Fran at 928-445-8072, for more information and to register.

Refiners Fire Cowboy Church meets at the W Bar D Sports Rodeo Arena 764 W Road 1 South, in Chino Valley. Church service begins 10 a.m. every Sunday morning. They are a non-denominational, non-traditional come as you are church. They also have children’s church for our buckaroos. The music is country Christian and old Gospel hymns. Wednesday night cowboy Gathering service is at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 928-899 52297 or email refinersfire1cowboychurch@gmail.com or at Refiner Fire Cowboy Church on FB.

All Saints Anglican Church, 1806 N. Savage Lane, Prescott, has started a Men’s Fellowship on the second Saturday of the month. The purpose is dealing with the needs of the buildings, etc., and a time of spiritual fellowship. For information, call 928-443-5323.

All Saints Anglican Church, 1806 N. Savage Lane, Prescott offers Women’s Bible Study on the 3rd Friday of each month. The topic of the study will be the book of Ruth. All ladies are welcome. It starts with coffee at 8:45 a.m. and the study begins at 9 a.m. For more information, see www.prescottanglicans.org or call 928-443-5323 or 928-915-5547.

All Saints Anglican Church, 1806 N. Savage Lane, Prescott, meets every weekday for Morning Prayer according to the Book of Common Prayer (1928) and on Wednesday evenings for Evening Prayer. For information, call Bishop George Fincke at 928-443-5323.

Christ Lutheran Church in Prescott Valley, Hope Lutheran Church in Chino Valley, and First Lutheran in Prescott are joining together in a Lenten Roundrobin focus on the Hymn “Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus.” Since God created us to experience joy in communion with Him, to love all people, and to live in harmony with His creation, sin separates us from God, mars our relationship with one another and brings ruin to God’s good creation, so we do not enjoy the life our Creator intended for us. The disciplines of Lent: repentance, self-denial, prayer and works of love - help us wage our spiritual warfare. We invite you to join us each Wednesday for a vesper service at 4 p.m. at 3300 N Navajo Drive in Prescott Valley, 6:30 p.m. at 231 Smoketree Lane in Prescott and 6:30 p.m. at 1010 N Road One East in Chino Valley. You will also be introduced to the new pastor of Our Shepherd in Cornville – Pastor Stephen Wilkens.

First Congregational Church of Prescott, 216 E. Gurley St., Prescott, is beginning a Jazz Vespers Series from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the last Wednesday night of each month. These informal events are open to everyone of all faiths. The focus is on the music and the opportunity to hear it in an “acoustically alive’ historic sanctuary. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken for the benefit of the musicians.

Compassionate Friends, a support group for people who have lost children meets every 4th Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church lower level. The address is 3950 N. Valorie Drive, Prescott Valley. For more information, contact Donna at 928-460-0168.

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.

Connection Church meets Sundays at Abia Judd Scholl, 1749 Williamson Valley Road, Prescott, in the Gym. Fellowship is at 10 a.m. and service is at 10:30 a.m. Childcare is available. Lead pastor is Jake Madlock. For information, email theconnectionchurchaz@gmail.com.

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.

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 has 10 a.m. Sunday services and 6:30 p.m. Thursday service at the Kirkland Elementary school. Join us and experience His grace as we boldly approach His throne. (Hebrews 4:16). Children’s church is provided. Pastor Greg Poole presents the message. For more information, contact Pastor Poole at 928-231-0495.

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.

The Anglian 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 and Thursdays 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 and times, call 928-772-7218 or check online at www.firstsouthernpv.org.

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.