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Church News: June 9, 2018

Meditation & Buddhism for Inner Peace, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday, at the Unity Church of Prescott, 145 S. Arizona Ave. editationInNorthernArizona.org or 928-637-6232.

“A Visit with MAD Women Poets” is the featured theme at the 11 a.m. Sunday, June 10, service at Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 945 Rancho Vista Drive, Prescott. Poets Connie Johnson, Cynthia Loucks, Diana Gager, Donna Meyer and Sharon Seymour will perform their poetry in a round-robin style with poems of childhood, love, death and everything in between. Sue Daniel, native flutist will add her unique music to the service. MAD Women poets was conceived for performing poetry in the oral tradition. The founding members were from a core group at the Mad Linguist in the McCormick Arts District – hence the “MAD.” The same year the group published, The Woman Beside You, an anthology of their work that quickly sold out three printings. Since its founding, various poets have been added to the group including women from many walks of life, from published poets, instructors of art and Aikido, therapeutic foster parent, to a dog trainer, bookstore owner and special education worker. One poet, Mary Bragg, has been one of the “keepers of the flame” for her creative colleagues, but sadly, will not be there on Sunday due to surgery. However, her spirit will be there to inspire the performance.

St. Catherine Laboure Church is having an all parish – it’s big! – rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 22, and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 23. Quality, clean items and some collectibles. Proceeds help families and community organizations in Chino Valley and Paulden. Visit www.stcatherinecv.org for more information. The church is at 2062 N. Highway 89 in Chino Valley.

Eclectic Voices of Kingwood – Evōk, free Chamber Choir concert at 6 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Ave., Prescott. For information, visit www.aztrinitypres.org. In the fall of 2012, a new and unique chamber choir was formed in the northeast area of Houston, Texas. In residence at Lone Star College-Kingwood, the choir was intentionally designed by its founder, Dr. Todd R. Miller, to be eclectic in nature, both in terms of choristers and repertoire. Evōk is made up of 14 singers from the Lake Houston area. By design, a small portion of the ensemble’s singers are music professionals excelling in their chosen area; the rest of the singers are exemplary voice students attending Lone Star College-Kingwood, a two-year college. This diverse mix of voices creates the unique sound of Evōk. Together, they sing an array of challenging vocal music, including Renaissance madrigals, sacred classics, secular art songs, and entertaining arrangements of popular music from different eras. A majority of the music is sung a cappella, making Evōk a versatile ensemble for many events and venues, from the concert hall to churches and house concerts. In addition to its seasonal community concert performances, Evōk was recently the invited back-up chorus for Josh Groban’s sold-out concert at the Hobby Center in Houston. Evōk has toured widely in the US, including trips South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, as well as Texas. They look forward to their upcoming tour of Arizona in June 2018, where they will perform in Scottsdale, Sedona, Prescott and Glendale.

The community is invited to participate in the Prayer & Healing Summit sponsored by American Lutheran Church’s Prayer Ministry from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, in the Fellowship Hall, 1085 Scott Drive. The conference will be presented by Pastor Miriam Perry and her team from Prayer Watch International. Pastor Perry graduated with a M.Div. from Fuller Seminary Southwest in Phoenix, Arizona, and is an ordained Pastor of Prayer, rostered in the Lutheran Church in Mission for Christ (LCMC). The morning session will be “Worship, Biblical Foundations for Healing Prayer, and Ministry from the Compassion and Love of Jesus.” The afternoon session will be “Worship, Healing Basics, and Healing Ministry Time for the Church and Community.” There is no charge to attend the conference. A light lunch will be provided for $5 per person, or you may bring your own. Childcare will be made available with advance request. Register through the church office at 928-445-4348. All ages are invited to join us. Visit www.americanlutheran.net for more information.

Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St., Prescott, will be holding Vacation Bible School 2018, Shipwrecked Rescued by Jesus, venture onto an uncharted island. Vacation Bible School will run from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 25-29. There is no fee for VBS, it is free, and parents may register online at https://vbspro.events/p/556f69, those who pre-register online will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, call 928-778-1950.

American Lutheran Youth will continue to meet through the summer from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings, at The Rock, which is located across the street from Prescott High School at 655 Talwatha Drive. At weekly ALC Youth Nights, middle school and high school-aged students enjoy engaging worship, music, fun games, relevant teaching, and small group break-out sessions. For more information, contact Pastor Erich Sokoloski through the church office at 928-445-4348, ext. 305, or erich@americanlutheran.net.

American Lutheran Church is again sponsoring Music Start, a community instrumental music program for students entering grades 3 through 8. This summer’s session will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 11-July 6. Tuition is $175 per student, which includes the cost of all materials. Students must provide their own instruments; rental information is available. Partial scholarships are available, based on need. Registration forms with complete details on the program can be picked up in the church office or accessed through the Music Start link on the ALC website. Classes will be held on the American Lutheran Church campus, 1085 Scott Drive. For further information, contact Program Advisor David Sherman, 928-445-4348, ext. 311. For information, visit www.americanlutheran.net or call 928-445-4348.

Beit Torah Jewish Congregation, www.onetorah.org, welcomes all for a Grand Canyon Shabbat service and potluck at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9. On June 13 eve, we will have a candlelit welcome for the new month of Rosh Chodesh Tammuz. Please contact for details: 928-237-0390, 928-227-0582 or email ansheitorah@cableone.net.

St. Germaine Festival, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 7997 E. Dana Drive, Prescott Valley. Bingo, lottery, bounce house, games music and more. Breakfast burritos, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, egg rolls, enchiladas, nachos, tacos, tamales, snow-cones, desserts and cotton candy. Proceeds benefit the building fund.

Alliance Bible Church is hosting the “Dueting Divas” in the service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 10. Susan Powell and Merlene Neil play the same piano at the same time! You will enjoy classic hymns and praise music like “Joyful, Joyful,” “Praise Him, Praise Him,” and “How Majestic is Your Name.” This upbeat presentation includes personal testimonies and audience participation. Free refreshments will be served after the service. Don’t miss the Dueting Divas! Alliance Bible Church is located at 2601 W. Iron Springs Road, Prescott. For more information, call 928-776-1549.

Bethel Baptist Church cordially invites children, ages 4 through sixth grade for Vacation Bible School, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 11-15, at 6901 E. Horizon Lane, Prescott Valley. If you have any questions, contact Pastor David and Barbara Knight at 928-772-7602.

American Lutheran Church is again sponsoring Music Start, a community instrumental music program for students entering grades 3 through 8. This summer’s offering will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 11 to July 6, Monday through Friday. Tuition is $175 per student, which includes the cost of all materials. Students must provide their own instruments; rental information is available. Partial scholarships available based on need. www.americanlutheran.net or 928-445-4348.

Jane’s Hope is a Christian ministry open to women who have relinquished a child through abortion or adoption, to share, heal, support each other and experience forgiveness through Jesus Christ. The next meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at The Porch, 226 Montezuma. For more information, contact Prescott Christian Church at 928-445-0680, or email maryannwinslow1@gmail.com.

On Saturday, June 30, the First Congregational Church will host its 62nd annual Pancake Breakfast in conjunction with the Frontiers Day Parade. All are welcome to enjoy an all you can eat breakfast, served between 6 and 10 a.m., in the church parking lot located at the corner of Gurley and Alarcon streets. Cost is $6 per person and children younger than 10 eat free. DJ Greg James of Playing Music is My Business will provide entertainment. All proceeds benefit Prescott Community Cupboard food bank.

Beit Torah Jewish Congregation, www.onetorah.org, welcomes Tanach [‘Old Testament’] topic ideas for interfaith discussions planning. Please contact 928-237-0390, 928-227-0582 or email [ansheitorah@cableone.net].

Bible study and prayer time are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Bethel Baptist Church, 6901 E. Horizon Lane, Prescott Valley.

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