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Church News: Week of April 1, 2017

“Prescott Indivisible — Uniting Our Community’s Activists,” is the topic at the 11:00 a.m. service at Prescott UU Fellowship 945 Rancho Vista Dr., Prescott. Nicole Romine, one of the founders of Prescott Indivisible will share how her sense of responsibility to the world has ushered her from an international career in the Arts to an important role in our community’s efforts to protect our rights and futures. Mark Mathewson will provide the music for the service.

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Nicole Romine

Ms. Romine and fellow community member, Paul Hamilton, worked together to establish Prescott Indivisible and to develop its mission statement.  This newly formed group encourages citizens to become involved in causes dedicated to enhancing our quality of committed area residents to work with Prescott Indivisible, the organization has been joined by several people in important non-partisan efforts to address citizen’s concerns.  And the movement continues to grow. For many years, Nicole Romine has enjoyed a career in the Arts with a focus on dance, particularly ballet.  Her education as a dancer culminated with her training at the Joffrey Ballet in New York.  Her professional work then developed into not only dancing but into choreography, directing and teaching.  Ms. Romine’s work has been showcased on five continents and she has toured the world as a guest artist with several companies. While still dancing, Nicole became a founding member of a successful Arts Conservatory and moved into the role of Artistic Director for a professional dance company.  During this period she created original works including several contemporary story ballets.  She has also choreographed for television shows, including a PBS special which was nominated for an Emmy.  Ms. Romaine, as a Master Teacher, has trained many dancers who perform on Broadway and elsewhere in the world.  She has worked with many well-known entertainers and also as a volunteer with high risk young women in a Family Court juvenile system.

Here in Prescott, Ms. Romine continues to teach and has chosen to take on this new role.

Christian Academy of Prescott annual benefit dinner and concert, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, Prescott Resort. A silent auction will start at 5 p.m. featuring dozens of items donated by local merchants. The concert will feature vocal trio Crosby Lane from Nashville, TN. The group features fresh arrangements of hymn favorites along with new material. The trio is comprised of an award-winning songwriter-arranger, a former country music artist, and a multi-instrumentalist, John Lemonis, Tonja Rose and Michaela Lemonis.

All Saints Anglican Church Lenten Evening Prayer Service, 6 p.m. each Wednesday, followed by a soup and salad supper. Sunday services are 10 a.m. The church is located at 1806 N. Savage Lane, Prescott. Information: 928-443-5323.

Beit Torah Annual Community Pesach (Passover) Seder, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 10. Reservations are being taken and volunteers are needed to set-up and clean-up. Help is also needed with Passover cooking prep on Friday, April 7 and Sunday, April 9. To RSVP or for location, directions and details, call 928-237-0390, 928-227-0582, or email ansheitorah@cableone.net.

Lenten Evening Services: Lent is a time of reflection on the life and death of our Savior Jesus Christ, with special readings of the Passion History from the Four Gospels concerning all the events of Holy Week, every Wednesday through April 5. “Jesus Keeps His Promises” is the theme for the Tricity WELS Lutheran Churches participating in a round robin of pastors. Christ Lutheran Church, 3300 N. Navajo Dr., Prescott Valley, has vespers at 4 p.m., First Lutheran, 2301 W. Smoketree Lane, Prescott, at 6:30 p.m., and Hope Lutheran, 1010 N. Road 1 East, Chino Valley, at 6:30 p.m.

Lenten Wednesdays at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church: A light supper is offered from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by several choices of programs from 6 to 7 p.m. Fr. Bob Wells offers a five-week program of Progressive Christian studies; Lucy Kemple offers the Power of Love five-week study group about five amazing women of the Bible; Art Villemure will lead Stations of the Cross in the chapel, or you can join a five-week session of Centering Prayer. St. Luke’s is located at 2000 Shepherds Lane. Information: 928-778-4499.

Mt. of Faith Lutheran Church, Cordes Lakes, Lenten activities and Easter celebration: Wednesday Soup Suppers, 5 p.m., followed by Lenten service at 6 p.m. through April 5. Good Friday service, 6 p.m. April 14. Easter Sunday events: Sunrise service, 6 a.m., Easter breakfast 6:45 a.m., egg hunt for kids, 8 a.m., Sunday service, 9 a.m., Sunday, April 16. All are welcome to attend. The church is located at 20135 E. Stagecoach Trail, Cordes Lakes.

St. Luke Ebony Christian Church Women’s Department fundraiser, Yard sale and homemade bake sale, 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Saturday, April 8, 12191 E. Turquoise Circle (Hwy. 69 and Bradshaw), Dewey.

All Saints’ Anglican Church, located at 1806 N. Savage Lane, Prescott, offers Sunday service at 10 a.m. During Holy Week, Holy Communion will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Monday, April 13. A Tenebrae service will be 6 p.m. Good Friday, April 14 and a renewal of Baptismal Vows will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 15. On Easter Sunday, Holy Communion Service is 8 a.m. and regular service at 10 a.m.

Following Holy Week, evening prayer will continue at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. All are welcome. More information: 928-443-5323.

Easter in the Park, presented by American Lutheran Church, 11 a.m. Sunday, April 16, at Granite Creek Park. All are welcome to attend this contemporary service. Food, fun, fellowship and music will follow. Food includes burgers, brats, hot dogs, pop, water and chips. Acoustic solo music will be provided by Kenny James at 1 p.m. and Wes Williams at 2 p.m. There will be free parking on site or at the Staples/Sprouts parking lot by entering through the back gate. For more information, call Pastor Erich Sokoloski, 253-222-8992.

Prescott Valley Bible Church Easter Service, 10:30 a.m., features live worship music and message by Pastor Andy Gambino. A lunch of fried chicken, potato salad, rolls and more will follow the service. No charge.

Prescott United Methodist Church Lenten Season Soup Suppers: 4:45 p.m. Wednesdays in Agape Hall. Various committees host the meals, and donations received support the committee’s endeavors. Following the Wednesday evening meals, the Reverend Dan Hurlbert will offer a reflection on the scripture for the following Sunday’s worship service at 5:30 p.m. in Agape Hall. At 6 p.m., Pastor Misty Howick leads the youth in a time of “Peace and Prayers’ in the Douglas Room. The church is located at 505 W. Gurley St., Prescott. All services and activities are open to the community.

Women of Wisdom (WOW): Spring session runs from April 5 through May 24, on Wednesday mornings from 8:15 to 11:15 a.m. at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott. Full and partial scholarships for class materials are available and free childcare is provided. The program includes coffee time, praise and worship music, prayer, a first hour Bible teaching and a choice of a second hour Bible study or a “Fun, Faith and Fellowship” class. Detailed brochures with registration forms are available at the American Lutheran Church office, or call 928-445-4348 to have the brochure mailed to you.

Prescott Valley United Methodist Church Centering Prayer: 1 p.m. Thursdays at Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, 8944 E. Sommer Dr. Centering Prayer is a silent communion with God beyond concepts, words and images. The discipline of centering prayer is the prayer of silence and listening. An introductory workshop, followed by six follow-up sessions for newcomers, will be held in May. The group is open to all. For more information, call Lisa, 928-772-6366.

Beit Torah Annual Community Pesach (Passover) Seder: Reservations are being taken for the first Cedar to be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 10 in Chino Valley. Additional Pesach activities are planned in other locations.  Volunteers for set-up and clean-up would be welcome. For location, directions and details, call 928-237-0390, or email ansheitorah@cableone.net.

Discovery Church’s Outdoor Ministry School, Instructors Jason Dyer and Keith Dionese offer ministering in the great outdoors. April 2 will be Outdoor Classroom. For information, contact info@discoveryprescott.com.

Justice Vespers Service, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 882 Sunset Ave., Prescott, for those who are concerned about and working for justice. Features short readings, inspiration music, time to share and silent meditation. Everyone is invited to attend.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Centering Prayer Group, meets from 9 to 10:15 a.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of each month in the Meditation Room, located next to the library in St. Luke’s Parish Hall, 2000 Shepherd’s Lane Prescott. Centering prayer is a method of contemplative prayer that carries one beyond words, thoughts, feelings and internal discourse to an encounter with the Divine Presence within. All are invited to attend and the group is open to new members. Information: Keehna Sture, 941-539-1257 or email ksture5983 @gmail.com.

Share the Gospel Training, for people of all denominations who want to learn how to talk to people about the good news of Christ, meets 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Union Station, 114 Union St, Prescott. For information, call Pat, 612-202-0842.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Centering Prayer Group, meets on the second and fourth Fridays of each month in the Meditation Room, located next to the library in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church parish hall. All are welcome. For more information, contact Keehna Sture, 941-539-1257, or ksture5893@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.

Christ Lutheran Church in Prescott Valley, Hope Lutheran Church in Chino Valley, and First Lutheran in Prescott are joining together in a Lenten Round Robin focusing 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 people 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.

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