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Church News: Week of March 17, 2018

Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, 8944 E. Sommer Drive, invites the public to attend a St. Patrick’s dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Good food and great entertainment, for only $12. Proceeds go to summer camp scholarships and charities. Tickets will be sold at the door. Call 928-772-6366.

“Be a Foster Champion — Put a Smile on a Child’s Face” is the topic at Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, at the 11 a.m. service Sunday, March 18, at 945 Rancho Vista Drive, Prescott. Quinci Castleberry, program manager for Yavapai County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), will speak about the goals of the CASA program and the volunteers who are appointed as advocates for abused and neglected children. Womansong will add its unique musical offerings to the service. Quinci started with CASA as a CASA volunteer herself in 2012. At the close of her first case, a position in the CASA office became available and, based on her experience as an advocate, she knew she wanted to do more to help the children in Yavapai County. She was hired as the Program Secretary in early 2013, was promoted to a Program Coordinator in 2014, and became the Program Manager in 2015. Her goal, along with Presiding Juvenile Judge, Anna Young is to have a Court Appointed Special Advocate for every dependent child in Yavapai County.

American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott, presents “Puppet Mania” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, in the Fellowship Hall. Free and open to the community, ALC’s Good News Puppets will treat all ages to songs, audience participation, and a story that celebrates God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit as our main sources of happiness and joy. All are invited to come and celebrate God’s constant presence and love for us! 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, March 24, at The Porch, 226 Montezuma St. For more information, call Prescott Christian Church at 928-445-0680 or email maryannwinslow1@gmail.com.

St. Germaine Catholic Church, 7997 E. Dana Drive, Prescott Valley, Holy Week schedule is as follows: Palm Sunday Masses — at 4:30 p.m. March 24 and 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon [Spanish] March 25; Holy Thursday Mass — at 7 p.m. March 29; Good Friday, March 30, Stations of the Cross at noon (Spanish) and 3 p.m. (English); Good Friday Service at 7 p.m.; Easter Vigil Mass at 7:15 p.m. March 31; Easter Sunday Masses at 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. [Spanish] April 1. For additional information, call 928-772-6350.

Mountain View Baptist Church hosts its monthly Gospel concert, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25. Mountain View Baptist Church will host a Gospel Music concert with “Sidekicks.” All invited to come and spend a wonderful evening with them. Refreshments will follow. Admission is free but a love offering will be gratefully accepted. Mountain View Baptist Church is located at 395 Pony Place, Dewey; take Highway 69 to Kachina, turn west to Pony Place then to the church.

Johnny Rowlett will be ministering in music and the Word, at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 25, at Hillside Bible Church, 8670 S. Date Creek Road, 16 miles west of Kirkland. Johnny has a desire to align himself with the local church, to see their cities won for Christ. Using today’s most popular form of music, but for the Kingdom purposes, he is able to bring a message of Hope and restoration through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ! Johnny is CPGMA Male Vocalist of the Year, associated with Pro-Rodeo Cowboy Church, and has appeared on TBN. Visit www.johnnyrowlett.com, and he is on Facebook, Johnny Rowlett Ministries. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Galen or Rodella at 928-442-3842.

American Lutheran Church’s Maundy Thursday service, at 7 p.m. March 29, will center on the Last Supper, and Holy Communion will be celebrated. The word “Maundy” comes to us as an Anglo-French word derived from the Latin “mandatum,” which means “commandment.” It refers to when Jesus, in the Upper Room during the Last Super, said to the disciples: “And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” (John 13:34.) During the worship service, the altar will be stripped to demonstrate the bareness of the cross and help us reflect on the emptiness of the world without Christ. Good Friday, at 7 p.m. March 30, will feature Tenebrae worship, a Service of Darkness, which will provide a powerful liturgical drama that will walk us through the events of Holy Week from the triumphant entry on Palm Sunday to the Crucifixion and tomb of Christ. Music will be presented by Sanctus Choir and Peals of Praise handbell choir. www.americanlutheran.net or 928-445-4348.

All are welcome to join with Beit Torah Jewish Congregation (www.onetorah.org) in selling your chometz [food not kosher for Passover]. With a lot of just arrived community help, Rabbi WILL be hosting a Community Seder this year in Prescott, at 6 p.m. Friday, March 30. Please RSVP. Call for details and directions: 928-237-0390, 928-227-0582 or email ansheitorah@cableone.net.

Mt. of Faith Lutheran Church, 20135 E. Stagecoach Trail, Cordes Lakes, will host a Good Friday service at 6 p.m. Friday, March 30. There will be a Sunrise Easter morning service, at 6:15 a.m. April 1. Breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. There will be an Easter egg hunt at 8. Communion Service will be at 9.

Come praise and worship our Risen Lord Jesus!

It will be Mount Zion Tabernacle Youth Day at the Prescott Valley Library, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31. In the library’s third-floor Crystal Room, ages 13 to 19 will be welcome for a youth message; worship; youth career exhibits – including fire, police, nursing, pilot, Navy, NAU, Yavapai College, and schools; fellowship; games and prizes; and a bike raffle. It will also include a pizza and ice cream social.

American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott, will celebrate Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of Christ, on April 1. Traditional worship services will be held in the Sanctuary at 6:30, 8, and 10:30 a.m. Contemporary worship services will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be served at all worship services. An Easter Egg Hunt for children age toddler through grade 5 will be held on the lower level lawn at 9 a.m. The Good News Puppets will kick off the event. Children are encouraged to bring a basket and enjoy the fun! www.americanlutheran.net or 928-445-4348.

“Food, Faith and Climate Change” – Arizona Interfaith Power and Light, in cooperation with Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St., Prescott, is pleased to present a three-part series and discussion on the connections between food, faith and climate change at 6 p.m. April 11, April 25 and May 9. Please contact the church office to reserve your place, 928-772-1950. This will be a wonderful opportunity to dialogue on the role of food in our faith and culture and the impact of our entire food system, from seed to table, on climate change, with a look into how changing our lifestyle and eating practices will heal and save the planet. Learn how local groups are involved in making a difference on these important issues. Join us for fellowship and inspiration.

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