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Church News: Week of April 29, 2017

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Segun Prince Osemene

Prescott Valley Church of Latter-day Saints will feature Segun Prince Osemene at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Prescott Valley Stake Center, 7073 Pronghorn Ranch Parkway. Osemene will share his life story about being a driven young man who has felt the Lord’s hand throughout his life. He served an LDS mission in his home country of Nigeria and felt the intimidation and physical abuse similar to U.S. Latter-day Saints missionaries in the 1800’s. He came to the United States for an education and found himself financially abandoned by his father. Through perseverance, motivation and commitment, he completed his master’s degree at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University this year. All are welcome to attend.

St. Luke Ebony Christian Church Choir will present a one day worship experience, inviting area churches to come together and worship the Lord in song and in the spirit of fellowship on Saturday, April 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. This has been a vision of Ms. Vinetta Gilmore, choir director of St. Luke Ebony Christian Church Choir. Location will be at United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St., Prescott.

Mountain Valley Church of God Annual Rummage Sale, continues today, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 8123 E. Manley Drive. Prescott Valley. For more information, call 928-772-5713.

Willow Hills Baptist Church Women’s Ministry is hosting a Priscilla Shirer Simulcast Worship with Anthony Evans, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at 12071 Mogollon Road, Prescott. Everyone is welcome to join the event of worship, Bible study, prayer, fellowship, lunch and meeting new friends. Cost is $15 plus $1.45 processing fee. Lunch included. Tickets are available online at http://tinyurl.com/jx2bpou.

“Hope for Hurting Hearts,” a Greg Laurie film, will be presented at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at First Southern Baptist Church. This film is for anyone who has experienced hurt in their lives. Admission is free.

Mountain View Baptist Church’s Monthly Gospel Concert, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 395 Pony Place, Dewey. The concert will feature John Branstetter. To reach the church, take Hwy. 69 to Kachina, turn west to Pony Place and turn right to the church. Admission is free, however a love offering will be gratefully accepted. For more information, call 928-632-5787.

National Day of Prayer, 6 to &:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, Prescott Courthouse Square. Hosted by Calvary Prescott. Topics of prayer include: government and churches, law enforcement, first responders, sick/healing veterans, schools, marriages, unborn, media, and families with special needs. It is asked that non-perishable food items be brought for local food panties. For more information, call Jim, 928-273-0400, or Hethur, (cq spelling) 928-778-7642.

Documentary Film, “The Phenomenon of Healing,” 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 6, Prescott Unitarian Universalist Church, 882 Sunset Ave., Prescott. The film contains interviews, professional comments by doctors and personal reports from Bruno Groning Friends from many countries. Admission is free, however voluntary donations are appreciated.

Mt. of Faith Lutheran Church, Cordes Lakes: Annual Rummage and Bake Sale 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13. Sale includes baked goods, clothes, toys and household items. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Craft and Bake Sale: Faith United Community Church, 1061 Old Chisholm, Prescott Country Club, Hwy. 69 and Maverick, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, featuring 35-plus vendors selling craft and gift items including sewn goods, jewelry, wood products, goat milk soap products, baked goods and much more. Sloppy Joes, hot dogs, kielbasa and beverages also will be for sale. There will be a 50-50 cash raffle with 50 percent going to the needy. For more information, call Andrea, 928-775-6866.

Spring Bazaar and Bake Sale: Sponsored by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 20, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott. Many vendors will be selling their handcrafted items featuring unique gifts for grads and dads and many spring and summer items. Lunch will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the church’s mission projects, all of which are located in the tri-city area. For more information, call Janis Krebs, 928-778-1672, Beverly Williams, 928-771-9521, or the church office, 928-778-9122.

Women of Wisdom (WOW): Spring session runs 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.

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.

Discovery Prescott: Discovery Youth will take an adventure to California for a Youth Speciialties conference which will be full of learning, and fellowship on the beach around a bonfire. Everyone is welcome to be a part of this growing community of teenagers from Discovery Church, Prescott. Information: www.discoveryprescott.com

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.