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Church News: Week of June 30

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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.

Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St., Prescott, will be holding a Memorial Worship Service Honoring the Granite Mountain Hot Shots and All First Responders at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, led by Rev. Patti Blackwood, Minister of Congregational Care. The service will include prayer, meditation, silent reflection and candle lighting. For more information, call the church office at 928-778-1950. All Are Welcome!

The winner of this year’s national Dana Greeley Sermon Competition is Toben Squires! Watch a video of the sermon online: Toben was recognized for this inspiring sermon at the National Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly on June 22. He will present “Piercing the Sound of Silence: Prophetic Witness in the 21st Century” at Sunday’s 10:30 a.m. worship service at Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 882 Sunset Avenue, Prescott.

Jews in the quad-city area are invited to welcome Rabbi Holly Levin Cohn, Temple B’rith Shalom’s new spiritual leader, on Friday evening, July 13. Rabbi Cohn has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Nonprofit Management from Gratz College, Melrose Park, PA, and was ordained by Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion – in 2000. She has been serving small and medium-sized congregations for 18 years. “I’m delighted that the congregants of Temple B’rith Shalom have invited me to be their new spiritual leader,” Rabbi Cohn said. “It’s a wonderful synagogue in a great community. I look forward to working closely with the Jewish community, and to getting to know people of all faiths in the Quad City area, who have made such a positive impression on me.” Rabbi Cohn has a commitment to working with interfaith groups, as well as with the elderly and less-fortunate. She looks forward to using her pastoral skills and spirituality to serve the entire Jewish community. “All Jewish people are worthy of rabbinic services and the opportunity to connect with one another,” she said. Rabbi Cohn replaces Rabbi Jessica Rosenthal, who was Temple B’rith Shalom’s spiritual leader for five years. Rabbi Rosenthal is now serving B’nai Israel Reform Temple in Oakdale, New York. Shabbat evening services with Rabbi Cohn on July 13 will be preceded by an Oneg Shabbat at 5 p.m. Saturday morning services begin at 10 a.m. For more information, contact the temple at 928-708-0018.

All are welcome to join Beit Torah Jewish Congregation ( on learning about various traditions preparing us for the fast day of the Ninth of Av — July 22 this year. Please contact for details: 928-237-0390, 928-227-0582 or email

American Lutheran Youth will continue to meet through the summer on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Rock located across the street from Prescott High School, 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, please contact Pastor Erich Sokoloski through the church office at 928-445-4348, ext. 305 or

American Lutheran Church is hosting a Back to School Bash family picnic at Granite Creek Park, 654 N. 6th St., from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 27. Barbecue, kickball, games, and more fun — all families are welcome to attend. Questions? Contact Tricia Sokoloski at 928-445-4348, ext. 318, or email her at

Crossfire Men’s Ministry at American Lutheran Church continues through the summer months with Bible Storying Through the Scriptures where the leader of the week chooses a Bible verse to unpack. Crossfire meets on Thursday mornings, with breakfast and fellowship from 5:45-6:15 a.m., storytelling from 6:15 to 6:30 a.m., and interactive table discussions from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Men of all ages are welcome to join us at any time – no need to sign up; just show up. Contact Crossfire Coordinator Dan Olson at 928-713-2428 for further information. 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. July 28, at The Porch on 226 Montezuma. For more information, please contact Prescott Christian Church at 928-445-0680, or email


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