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Church News: Week of March 31, 2018

The Temple is hosting a Passover Seder on Saturday, March 31. For information on the Seder and other Temple B’rith Shalom services celebrating Passover, call the Temple at 928-708-0018.

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.

All are welcome to join with Beit Torah Jewish Congregation ( in our Passover activities: Services 10 a.m. March 31, April 1, 6 and 7 followed by kosher for Passover light meals. Call for details and directions: 928-237-0390, 928-227-0582 or email

Join us for Easter Sunday services at Trinity Lutheran Church in Prescott Valley. On Sunday, April 1, the Easter services begin at 6:30 a.m. with a Sunrise service, followed by an 8 a.m. Liturgical service with the adult and children’s choirs joined in an Easter anthem. Praise services with Easter cantata choir selections will be held at 9:15 a.m. in Trinity Hall and 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary. (Holy Communion will be celebrated at the 8, 9:15, and 10:45 a.m. services on Easter Sunday.)

Easter Breakfast will be served from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Sunday School children will have an Easter Egg hunt at 9:15 a.m. For more information call 928-772-8845.

Easter Sunday celebration services at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7763 E. Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley, will be at 8:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Special choral and handbell music is scheduled, and the church will be brightened by Easter lilies and other colorful flowers members have provided. An Easter egg hunt for the children and Easter brunch follow the 10:15 a.m. service.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Church congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. All are welcome in worship and at the table. Please join us this Easter!

Mt. of Faith Lutheran Church, 20135 E. Stagecoach Trail, Cordes Lakes, will host 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 a.m. Communion Service will be at 9 a.m.

The resurrection of Jesus Christ will be the focus of Easter weekend services at Canyon Bible Church of Prescott. Easter Sunday, April 1, Pastor Andrew Gutierrez will teach on the events of the Passion Week through the eyes of God’s angels, beginning at 9 a.m. A full childcare program through 3rd grade is available. Canyon Bible Church of Prescott is a non-denominational Bible teaching church, which recently celebrated its third anniversary. Beginning April 8, Gutierrez will begin a study of the first 11 chapters of the book of Genesis.

Regular Sunday services are at 9 a.m., at Prescott High School’s Ruth Street Theater, 1050 Ruth Street in Prescott each week. Additionally, Women’s Bible Study is offered both Tuesday morning and Tuesday night, and Men’s Bible Study groups are conducted throughout the week. Youth Group for Mid-High and High School meets Wednesday nights, and a College/Career group meets on Fridays at Yavapai College. For more information and schedules, please go to, or call the church office at 928-277-0017.

All Saints Anglican Church at 1806 N Savage Lane will have its Easter Sunday Service at 10 a.m.

“The Power of Story: Why Easter Matters in the 21st Century” is second year seminary student, Toben Squire’s topic at 11 a.m. service at Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship this Sunday at 945 Rancho Vista Dr., Prescott. Easter can be a conflicting time for people both within the plurality of Unitarian Universalism as well as those on their own path of spiritual understanding, but it doesn’t have to be. By examining the power of story and life in 1st century Judea, we can understand the ancient day of Easter in a way that may bring a new sense of meaning to us in the 21st century. Tom and Christa Agostino will provide the music for the service.

Toben Squires is an Arizona native and graduate of Northern Arizona University. He attends Starr King School of Ministry in Berkeley, California and works at home health physical therapy. His call to ministry was long in the making, but crystalized around the births of his two daughters. He enjoys exploring the intersection of science, art, and spirituality to provide a fresh take on contemporary religious life.

Tom Agostino co-founded Folk Sessions Live on radio station KJAZZ with Alexa MacDonald in 2003 and Tom continues to host this program as well as concerts of folk musicians from all over our country at the Highland Center and various other venues. In addition to musical performances, the Agostinos own Granite Mountain Graphics. They live in Chino Valley.

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! or 928-445-4348.

WOW – Women of Wisdom, an interdenominational Christian fellowship of Bible teaching and Bible studies, is American Lutheran Church’s spirit-lifting, faith-renewing, life-inspiring program for women of all ages and backgrounds. The spring session runs Wednesday mornings from 8:15 to 11:15 a.m., April 4 through May 23, and features Conversations With God presented by Nancy Morgan at the First Hour, followed by Second Hour classes by registration only. The complete WOW brochure, including course descriptions, can be found on the WOW link of the church website’s “Adult Ministries” page at Detailed brochures with registration forms may be obtained from the American Lutheran Church office, 1085 Scott Drive, or by calling 928-445-4348, to request that a brochure be mailed to you. (There is no cost or registration needed if attending only the First Hour Teaching.) Full and partial scholarships for class materials are available, and free childcare is always provided. Make plans now to join us for a wonderful Christ-centered fellowship, make new friends, and grow in grace and wisdom of God. or 928-445-4348.

Crossfire Men’s Ministry at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Dr., Prescott, meets Thursday mornings, April 5 through June 14, with Bible Storying Through the Scriptures. Beginning with breakfast from 5:45 to 6:15 a.m., storytelling from 6:15 to 6:30 a.m., and interactive table discussion from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., the morning is filled with fellowship. Men of all ages are welcome to join at any time – no need to sign up, just show up! or 928-445-4348.

All Saints Ladies’ Guild will host a Book & Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7. On Friday local author Phyllis Bartels will be signing her new children’s book “Scooter and Oaks: My Brother, My Mother and Me,” based on her real life cats. On Saturday, parishioner and published author Elizabeth Allbright will be signing her memoir “Refugees - A Chinese - Hawaiian Memoir.”

ECKANKAR, The Path of Spiritual Freedom - We cordially invite you, friends, and family to The Sound of Soul Event at the Prescott Public Library on Saturday, April 7. It will be held in the Elsea Conference Room from 10 to 11 a.m. This is an opportunity to connect one-to-one with friends and neighbors and share spiritual experiences and stories from the heart in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. We will begin with sharing an ancient love song to God, HU (pronounced hue), followed by open spiritual conversation. Light refreshments will be served. Sound of Soul events are sponsored by Eckankar in Arizona. For further Information on Sound of Soul events, visit:, or call 877-300-4949.

Professional singer/speaker, Marcia Whitehead will be performing “You Raise Me Up,” a one-woman ministry presentation, at 9 and 11 a.m. April 8, at Chino Valley United Methodist Church.

“You Raise Me Up” is a multi-media presentation that offers healing, hope and the promise that there is life after disappointment and loss. It is a message that resonates with anyone who has ever struggled with “Why?” and is an honest reflection that explores faith challenged, learning to trust God when all seems lost, surrender, transformation, new beginnings for broken souls, God’s amazing faithfulness and His ultimate sovereignty.

Wildwood Baptist Church, 172 S. Road 1 West, in Chino Valley, is having the following events:

April 9-11: We have a missionary pastor, Tony Tirse and his wife, from the Philippines, preaching a revival at 6:30 p.m. In the morning at 10 a.m., he will be teaching all who come, about living for Jesus.

April 12-14: We have Evangelist and Pastor Edward Albus preaching a crusade at Wildwood Baptist. At 6:30 p.m. on the 12 and 13 and at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Pastor Edward has been on the mission field in East Africa and will be returning around November to preach in East Africa. The name of Ed’s ministry is Bride Ready Ministries International. During this time Bonface Owiti from Rongo Kenya will be speaking. He directs the Children Of Hope ministry. It’s a ministry of helping the poor children in his area and provide food and education to about 30 children with the hope of growing to help orphans and widows.

A local band “Basham” will play at 6:30 p.m., April 11, 12 and 13. A local quartet “Brush Arbor Revival” will perform at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14.

“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.

Please join us for the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 14. The event is located at St. Luke’s, 2000 Shepherds Lane, Prescott, AZ. Enjoy the best flea market bargains on items like furniture, small appliances, electronics, tools, linen, art work - all while savoring a wide variety of home-baked goods for purchase. Prepare to have the best time ever while benefiting the mission of St. Luke’s. You may call St. Luke’s with any questions at 928-778-4499.

Ask the Angels will be presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Elks Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley St., 2nd Floor Dance Studio 2, in Prescott. Come with questions for spiritual guidance. $10 donation. Reservation required and seating is limited. Contact Debby at or 928-772-6826.

Join Suzanne Giesemann for a special session in which she will connect with Sanaya, the collective consciousness of guides whose messages she shares each day on her popular blog: Sanaya Speaks. The event is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Unity of Prescott, 145 S. Arizona Ave., Prescott.

Suzanne will briefly share highlights of her work in recent weeks and will then enter into a deep state of expanded awareness and bring through Sanaya. To hear the words of Sanaya as they come through … to sit in the presence of that refined spirit energy is a palpable experience of the higher vibration of Love. To hear their messages and be touched by their love is an experience you will never forget.

More information on Sanaya can be found at:

Minimum donation of $20 per person collected at the door. Donations support scholarships in memory of Susan Marie Giesemann.

For more information, call 928-445-1850.

What is this “shift in consciousness” everyone is talking about? It is the human being awakening from unconscious behavior to conscious behavior. But it is far more than behavior. It goes to the very core of what you are. Join evidential medium and spiritual teacher Suzanne Giesemann for a magical, mystical look at the two levels of reality and how you as a soul flow within both of them.

Learn how you can accelerate your personal shift and live consciously, including Suzanne’s proven 7-step method for making the connection with Higher Consciousness.

Minimum donation of $25 per person collected at the door.

The workshop is from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at Unity of Prescott, 145 S. Arizona Ave., Prescott, For more information, call 928-445-1850.

Hillside Community Church of God is having a Spring Festival, Saturday, April 21. We are located at 937 Ruth St., Prescott, AZ. The Arts and Craft Fair, Rummage and Bake sale hours will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Carnival with free bounce house and free carnival games, free food including hot dogs, popcorn, and drinks will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We welcome the entire community! Please come out and enjoy some fun!

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 at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 21, at The Porch on 226 Montezuma. For more information, please contact Prescott Christian Church at 928-445-0680, or email

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