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Church News: Week of Oct. 29, 2016

The craft fair and bake sale at Prescott Community Church continues from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Beautiful handcrafted items including wooden crafts, greeting cards, crocheted items, ornaments, and more, as well as delicious baked goods. Enjoy shopping and get a head start on the holidays! PCC is located at 3151 Willow Creek Road. For more info, visit pccaz.org.

Hope Lutheran Church in Chino Valley invites the community to its annual Reformation Harvest Festival beginning at noon Sunday, Oct. 30. There will be a chili cook-off contest, pumpkin decorating for the children, and games, food and crafts. It will be fun for the whole family. Join for the celebration and also for worship prior to the festival at 8:30 or 11 a.m. We look forward to meeting you. The church is located at 1010 N. Road 1 E.

Revival Fire Church of God celebrates its one-year anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 30. Special guest speaker for the 10:30 a.m. service is Dr. Sean S. O’Neal, state administrative bishop, and there will also be a special music program. Come for fellowship at 10 a.m. Revival Fire Church of God meets at LaQuinta Inn, 4499 E. Highway 69. For more information, call Pastor Fred Hays at 928-201-1885.

Mountain View Baptist Church hosts a monthly gospel concert. This month, the concert is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, with The Braggs, John and Gayle. The Braggs are an upbeat, high-energy Phoenix-based bluegrass duo. Their love of traditional and modern bluegrass, as well as gospel music, is reflected in a high lonesome style that is uniquely their own. Admission is free, but a love offering will be gratefully accepted. The church is located at 395 Pony Place in Dewey. Take Highway 69 to Kachina, turn west to Pony Place, then to the church. For info, call 928-632-5787.

Rev. Karla Brockie, Director of Faith Development Angelica Miller and Worship Associate Karen Hagberg will co-lead a Dia de los Muertos intergenerational service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, at 882 Sunset Avenue, Prescott. Attendees are encouraged to bring a photo or memento of a loved one who has passed away, for the altar.

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The origins of the modern Mexican holiday can be traced back to indigenous observances that date back centuries. The holiday has spread worldwide for honoring the dead. In the early 21st century in northern Mexico, the Mexican government declared Día de los Muertos a national holiday.

At the Oct. 30 service, attendees are invited to bring non-perishable food items such as canned food items, including soups, proteins, chili, pasta sauce, fruit and beans, as well as toiletries, especially toothpaste and brushes, deodorant, razors and shampoo for donation to the Coalition for Compassion and Justice (CCJ) Open Door food bank. For more information, visit http://www.prescottuu.org/

We all think of Halloween as a fun-filled night full of treats and joy for children and the child in all of us. But, how much do we know about the spiritual and cultural origins of Halloween and other similarly placed harvest time festivals? At Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, Dale Hudson and Meg Borhman, present “AND THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT.” They will use music, poems and words to explore the roots and meaning of Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, Samhain, and their importance to us today.

Dale is a graduate of Prescott College who is interested in a vast array of arcana, esoterica and little known or understood aspects of history and folkways. Meg is a graduate of ASU who teaches, writes and performs music and who believes music may help to both bring us closer to each other and heal ourselves and the world. Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located at 945 Rancho Vista off Copper Basin Road. Service begins at 1100 AM.

Robert Road Baptist Church plans Trunk or Treat on Halloween. This free event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Dewey Faith Assembly will host Trunk or Treat from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Dewey Faith Assembly is located at 549 S. Clearview Drive in Dewey.

First Southern Baptist Church will host “Trunk ‘n’ Treat” from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in the church parking lot. Stop by with your children for a safe night of fun, candy and games. Play a life-sized game of Candyland with your family. Wear your costume and come to 2820 N. Pleasant View Drive in Prescott Valley to join in the fun. For more information, call 928-722-7218.

Come join with Beit Torah to welcome the new month of Tishrei with song, candles, food and friends – Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. Then on Friday, Nov. 4, at 5:15 p.m., we welcome the Sabbath in Prescott with song, study and a delicious dinner. For locations, directions and details, please call 928-237-0390 or email ansheitorah@cableone.net. For other activities, please check the online calendar at www.onetorah.org.

Get ready for the Christmas season! It’s time for the annual Christmas Cottage Arts and Crafts Fair. Enjoy shopping for handcrafted treasures and wonderful baked goods. Stop shopping and grab a bite to eat in the “Country Café.” There will be so many wonderful smells and sparkling decorations to get you in the mood for the holidays. The Christmas Cottage Arts and Crafts Fair is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Fellowship Hall at First Southern Baptist Church in Prescott Valley. The church is located at 2820 N. Pleasant View Drive.

Trinity Lutheran Woman’s Missionary League of Trinity Lutheran Church in Prescott Valley is sponsoring its 10th Annual Holiday Craft and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. There will be a total of 38 tables of crafters and also wonderful homemade baked goodies. The event will be held in Trinity Hall of God’s World Building, 3950 N. Valorie Drive in Prescott Valley. Come early between 7 and 10:30 a.m. and have a pancake breakfast downstairs in Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. The public is invited to come and shop for great crafts and homemade goodies. You may also get yourself a hot barbecue sandwich with chips and a drink for lunch. Thrivent is a sponsor in helping with the benefit again this year. All proceeds will go toward various charities and service projects in the area. For more information, call Chairperson Arlene at 928-445-8279.

There will be an Ask the Angels meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, 8944 E. Sommer Drive. Practical angel messages for all attending. Love offering. Call Debby for directions, 928-772-6826.

Join St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for a special meditative service open to all who would like to experience Taizé. Prayer in the spirit of Taizé (pronounced Teh-ZAY) is an ecumenical meditative form of common prayer that started in a small French village after World War II. During our service, gathered in the presence of Christ, we sing uncomplicated, repetitive songs. Allowing the mystery of God to become present through the beauty of simplicity, we listen to a biblical reading, and we pray in silence. The service is a contemplative way to worship the Lord in an ecumenical setting. Come as you are, enjoy the singing, enjoy the silence, enjoy the Lord’s presence. All are welcome! The service occurs the second Friday of each month from 6-7 pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherds Lane, in Prescott. The next Taizé service is on Nov. 11 If you have any questions, please give us a call at 928-778-4499.

Craft Workshops and Outdoor Expo are planned at Lifepointe Church from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Sponsored by the LP Adventurers, hands-on workshops include weaving, jewelry making, woodcraft, golf clinic, fishing tips, hydroponic edible cultivation, kids’ craft corner, car restoration and collection, scrapbooking, calligraphy and more. For more info, email C’Ann at cann4realty@gmail.com or call 928-848-1818. Lifepointe Church is located at 10100 E. Highway 69 in Prescott Valley.

The Knights of Columbus is hosting a United Blood Services blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at St. Catherine LaBoure Church in Chino Valley. Blood supplies are low and donations have fallen off recently. The group’s goal is to draw 45 donors. To schedule an appointment, call Paul Diemer at 928-636-0747 or Larry Cox at 928-636-0604. The church hall is at 2062 N. Highway 89 in Chino Valley.

Celebrity Vegan Chef Mark Anthony, who has been seen on ABC, NBC, ESPN, 3ABN and who appears regularly on SmartLifestyle Television, will be doing a cooking presentation at the Prescott Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. Chef Anthony’s plant-based style of cooking is not only delicious and healthy but will also help to lower cholesterol, with weight loss and increase your energy. Chef Anthony invites the Prescott area community to a free dinner and a healthy eating message. Don’t miss this exciting event! The church is located on 2980 Willow Creek Road, Prescott. For more information, call 928-778-0289 and visit www.ChefMarkAnthony.com.

The Quad-City Interfaith Council is sponsoring the Many Voices of Thanks Interfaith Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Sacred Heart Church in Prescott. This third annual celebration of thanks brings together all faiths for a night of song and shared reflection. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be children and adult choirs, live music, singing and dance. Bring a nonperishable food item to donate to local food banks. Sacred Heart Church is located at 150 Fleury St. For more information, call 928-533-2258.

The Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Women’s Missionary League will have its annual two-day Christmas Bazaar, Quilt Raffle and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19. The sale will be held in the Church’s Fellowship Hall at 1202 Green Lane, west of Willow Creek Road in Prescott (1.4 miles north of Yavapai Regional Medical Center. Proceeds from the event will benefit local charities in the Greater Prescott area. Supporting funds for the fundraiser will be contributed by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Cookies, cakes and pies for the bake sale will be refreshed daily and a luncheon of Sloppy Joes and “all the fixins” will be available for sale each day.

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League is the official women’s auxiliary of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. It has as its “mission heart” thousands of volunteers who are dedicating their lives making a difference in this world. The LWML seeks to develop and maintain a greater mission consciousness among women of the LCMS through education, inspiration and service. A major emphasis is the support of mission and ministry throughout the world by means of mite box offerings. These mite box offerings have funded tens of millions of dollars in mission grants since the organization’s inception in 1942.

“Don’t Spend Christmas Alone - St. Luke’s Gift to the Community” is a free event offering a full Christmas dinner and fellowship for everyone in the quad-city area who may be alone or feel alone on Christmas Day. Volunteers also will visit the home-bound and deliver a meal, so they too may feel a part of the celebration. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 2000 Shepherd’s Lane, one block north of the Airport light on Highway 89 in Prescott. For more information, meal delivery or to volunteer your assistance for this event call St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 928-778-4499 or info@slecp.org.

Community Bible Study is a non-denominational women’s Bible study making disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study. The course of study is the Epistle to the Romans written by the Apostle Paul. Join us for transformed lives through the study of the Word of God. Open enrollment for the 30-week course of study is every Wednesday from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. at Hillside Community Church of God, 937 Ruth St. in Prescott. Course runs from Aug. 31-May 3, 2017. For more information, call Teaching Director Marless Taylor at 928-460-2944 or email prescottcbs@gmail.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 10:30 a.m. Sundays at the Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. Pastor Tom Perconti brings deep, impacting, verse-by-verse teaching from the Word, 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.