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Church News: Week of May 21, 2016

Mountain of Faith, 20135 Stagecoach Drive in Cordes Junction is having their annual Rummage and Bake Sale from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. Come and find great buys and goodies. For additional information, call 928-632-8785.

Alliance Bible Church welcomes special guest speaker and missionary to Kosovo, Dianna Ullrich this Sunday, May 22 at 10:30 a.m. Dianna is the first to bring Occupational Therapy to the country of Kosovo as a way of sharing God’s love.

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Dianna Ullrich

Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, 8344 E. Sommer Drive, having a good ol’ fashion Potluck Dinner this Sunday, May 22 immediately after church in the Fellowship Hall to feed, celebrate and have fellowship with our District Superintendent Neil Leftwich. Let’s all join together to give Neil a big welcoming. If you have any questions about what to bring, contact Linda Mefford at 928-237-4530.

First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley St in Prescott, welcomes “Opus Jazz” with Denise Nasso and Albert Sarko from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. The event is informal and 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; an offering will be taken for the benefit of the musicians. Future events include Steve Annibale jazz Quartet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 and The Gurley Girls Band from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27. For additional information, call 928-445-4555.

All are welcome to join with Beit Torah for our Lag B’Omer celebration May 26. For details, contact 928-237-0390 or email ansheitorah@cableone.net. For other activities, check the online calendar at www.onetorah.org.

“Woodlawn” and potluck starts at 9:30 a.m. on May 29 at Robert Road Baptist Church, 5100 N. Robert Road, Prescott Valley. All are welcome. For information, call 928-772-0703.

Mountain View Baptist Church will host a Gospel Music concert with “Jason Jonkers & The Open Graves” from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 29 at 395 Pony Place, Dewey. You are invited to attend a wonderful hour of great gospel music. Refreshments will follow the concert. Admission is free but a love offering will be gratefully accepted.

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.

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League will be hosting a fundraising chili and cornbread cook off with entertainment at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church on Saturday, June 4 from noon to 3 p.m. in the church parking lot, 1202 Green Lane in Prescott. This is to be a “fun cook off” and all types of chili are welcome. The attending public will serve as judges and we would welcome chili entries from the community. There is no charge to enter the event as a participant but a $15 per person admission will get you tastings of all the chili and cornbread. If you wish to make a donation of three containers of non-perishable food to be given to Prescott Manor, admission will be $13 per person. All of the proceeds from this event will help support our mission projects, all of which are located in the tri-city area. Please consider entering your favorite chili. Call the church office at 928-778-9122 to receive entry forms and rules. We are limiting entries to 15 and a deadline for entries is May 21. If you need any further information, call Beverly Williams at 928-771-9521.

Trinity Lutheran Church is holding Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 years through 4th grade. It will be from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. on June 6 through 10. The church is located at 3950 N Valorie Drive in Prescott Valley. Please call 928-772-8845 or visit the website www.tlcpv.org to register.

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 6, 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.

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. It began on Monday, May 2, and 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.

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 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.