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Church News: Week of November 17

Hope Lutheran Church has a new worship time – 9 a.m. Sundays. Please join us for a timely message from the Bible which will enable and empower you to live with blessing and peace. Our campus is at 1010 N. Road 1 East in Chino Valley, behind the Safeway. You will be welcome.

Aglow International Prescott Lighthouse—a ministry of God’s love, grace and power for women and men of all ages is excited to share some of what we received at Aglow’s 2018 conference. At last year’s conference, it was prophesied that Aglow will be a significant force for the awakening and the moves of God. This year, we will be encountering specific doors and gates that will enable us to advance. We were inspired and energized by what we received at the conference--prophetic words and revelations spoken by major teachers, leaders and prophets regarding the role Aglow will have in the rising of God’s army on the earth. Every speaker was wonderful and brought us so much, but as we prayed about what part of the conference we were to bring to you, one speaker stood out for us. This speaker was Lance Wallnau. Many of you know Lance as a frequent television guest and conference keynote speaker. Years ago, Dr. Wallnau had the original revelation and teaching of the seven mountains. He now has expanded this teaching to a global view, also getting into the sheep and goat nations. At the conference, he shared his testimony with humor and some surprising details, and kept us on the edge of our seats with so much good information. In this video, Lance delivers a riveting message that you will not want to miss! Join us from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at Elks Theatre, 117 E. Gurley, Prescott.

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League’s Annual Bazaar, Bake Sale and Quilt Raffle at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Handcrafted items of all types will be featured. A Silent Auction featuring collector items will also be held. A light lunch will be available for purchase. In addition to the Bazaar items, the church’s new cookbook, just published, will be for sale for the first time to the public at a cost of $12. All proceeds support Prescott area charities. Supporting fund s for the event will be contributed by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The church is located at 1202 Green Lane in Prescott. For further information, contact Jan Krebs, 928-778-1672 or the church office at 928-778-9122.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church will hold its second annual Christmas Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. The cost is $20 per table and tables will be provided. Emmanuel Lutheran Church is located at 7763 E. Long Look Dr., Prescott Valley. If interested, please contact Cheryl Miller, 928-830-9648, to reserve a table.

A “Surviving the Holidays” GriefShare grief support group will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17 at Prescott Life Church, 2200 N. Highway 89, Prescott, AZ. To sign-up, please text the word “HOPE” with your name and telephone number to 602-410-8536 or call the number for additional information. This is a support group for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Anyone in the community is welcome.

St. Paul’s Anglican Church is reviving its Holiday Bake Sale and Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Homemade baked goods will include pecan pies, cinnamon nuts, banana bread, and lots of cookies among other goodies. The Bazaar will feature a beautiful handmade dollhouse, a set of Christmas dishes, and oil paintings by artists such as R. Starling, R.V. Park, Helen Post, a numbered print of a deer in the woods by K. Maroon, plus many other items. Proceeds from the sale go to support projects at the church as well as donations to the Disabled American Veterans and the Salvation Army. St Paul’s is located at 600 W. Hillside Avenue, Prescott.

There will be a fall creation seminar put on by the Prescott Creation Society at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at LifePointe Church, 10100 E. Highway 69. Russ Miller will be the speaker. This may be the last time that Russ Miller will be speaking at a seminar in the tri-city area, so come hear him destroy evolution if you can, and bring some young people with you. He will also be speaking at the worship service at 11 a.m., and there will be a box lunch available to buy after the service.

Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s topic for the 11 a.m. service this Sunday is “A Grateful Heart: Living a Life of Thanksgiving.” Third year seminary student, Toben Squires will be the speaker. Musicians, Tom and Christa Agostino will add their special music to the service.

From its humble origin in the early 17th century to the curious contemporary place it holds on the eve of the consumer spectacle known as “Black Friday.” Thanksgiving is a uniquely American tradition that simultaneously lifts up the best and the worst of our culture. What can this day teach us about the value of gratitude in the modern age and how can we begin to turn it into a daily practice throughout the year? This sermon will explore these topics from a Unitarian Universalist lens to better understand thankfulness in an age of unquenchable consumption.

Toben Squires is an Arizona native and graduate of Northern Arizona University. He is a third year seminary student at 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 what contemporary religious life can be in the 21st Century.

The Center for Spiritual Living, Prescott welcomes a very special musical guest artist to this Sunday’s service: Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Candace Devine, who has been featured in the past at the Elks Theater, will be joining us for the musical part of our service, starting at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 18.

The Center for Spiritual Living, located at 3755 Willow Creek Road in Prescott, is an inclusive spiritual community that honors all paths to God and whose mission is to provide practical spiritual tools and life-enhancing, inspirational programs that recognize, honor, and nurture personal transformation, supporting a world that works for everyone. All are welcome at weekly services starting with a brief Guided Mediation every Sunday at 10 a.m. before the service at 10:30 a.m., and the services feature inspiring local guest musicians each week.

Our Youth Program is also at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday (It helps if you come 15 minutes early to register children). Coffee and refreshments are served after the service. Our bookstore is open on Sundays after service and during weekday business hours. For more information, see www.CSLPrescott.org or call 928-778-1602.

On the third Sunday of every month (Nov. 18), we invite you to our Circle of Healing Light and Love at 10 a.m. at Stoneridge Community Center. From highway 69, take Stoneridge Drive to the end. The building is on your right as you reach Destiny Drive. We meet in the large room downstairs. Come to heal and be healed!

Thanksgiving eve worship service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Dr. Pastor Erich Sokoloski will bring the message, and the Sanctus Choir will present special music. All are welcome to join in giving thanks for God’s many blessings. www.americanlutheran.net or 928-445-4348.

Thanksgiving Eve Worship at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3950 N Valorie Drive, Prescott Valley, featuring both of our choirs, youth and adult (Liturgical) and our deacons assisting with the service. Come with a thankful heart for all our many blessings! Worship Director: Jean Dueppen. 928-772-8845.

Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service will be 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Saving Grace Lutheran Church, 440 W. Palomino Road, Chino Valley. 928-636-9533.

Christian Science Society, Prescott, at 410 E. Gurley Street, invites all to a special Thanksgiving Day church service at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov 22. Please feel free to come and bring your family and friends. The Golden Text is Colossians 3:15.

All are welcome to join Beit Torah Jewish Congregation (www.onetorah.org) for Kabbalat Shabbat at Martha’s where we will eat Thanksgiving leftovers as we welcome the Sabbath and share stories of mysterious ways that have spurred our journeys forward, 4:45 p.m. Nov. 23. For details: 928-237-0390, 928-227-0582 or email ansheitorah@cableone.net.

There will be an Advent Worship Service at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Saving Grace Lutheran Church, 440 W Palomino Road, Chino Valley. 928-636-9533.

There will be an Advent Worship Service at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Saving Grace Lutheran Church, 440 W Palomino Road, Chino Valley. 928-636-9533.

There will be an Advent Worship Service at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Saving Grace Lutheran Church, 440 W Palomino Road, Chino Valley. 928-636-9533.

There will be a Christmas Eve Candelight Service at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24 at Saving Grace Lutheran Church, 440 W Palomino Road, Chino Valley. 928-636-9533.

Family Christmas wish list with Prescott United Methodist Church. Family Christmas provides children from low-income families (birth through 18 years) with new Christmas gifts. Your donations help make this possible. Family Christmas served 1,400 children in 2017.

The 12 most needed gift items are: teen purses, jewelry and makeup, gift cards, sports equipment (skate boards, razor scooters, balls, bats, gloves, bike helmets and sleeping bags), kid’s books, dolls of all kinds, plastic or wooden building blocks, toy cars, planes and trucks, kids’ pajamas, kid’s winter clothing, art and craft kits, games (Pick Up Sticks, Cootie, Jenga, Twister, Dominoes, Connect 4 Scrabble, etc.) and wrapped candy and stocking suffers.

Please bring unwrapped gifts by Dec. 19 to Prescott United Methodist Church at 505 W. Gurley St. For more information, email pastormity@prescottumc.com.

Annual Christmas Cookie Walk. Drop by after the parade at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley Street, Prescott. Purchase your plate of goodies from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 in Esther Hall.

Trinity Presbyterian Church of Prescott present the Cantata: “Christmas Dreams” by Joseph Martin and Heather Sorenson. Performed by the Trinity Chancel Choir and Orchestra. At 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at 630 Park Ave. 928-445-4536.

There will be a Chino Valley Community Choir Concert at 2 p.m., Dec. 8 at Heritage Middle School Cafeteria, 1076 N. Road 1 W., Chino Valley. The entire community, schools, churches, businesses and surrounding areas are welcome to sing in the choir and attend this free event.

Begin the 2018 holiday season creating new memories. Rehearsals scheduled at the Heritage Middle School Cafeteria from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 27 and Dec. 6. For more information, contact cvazcommunitychoir@gmail.com.

It’s time to sign up for this year’s production of Walk Through Bethlehem, American Lutheran Church’s Christmas gift to the community. Each year thousands of people attend and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the town of Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago through 30-minute interactive, guided tours. Four hundred-plus volunteers are needed in many different areas to make Walk Through Bethlehem a success. If you would like to participate in this holiday event, volunteer forms are available in the church office, 1085 Scott Drive, throughout the week, or on the website (www.americanlutheran.net). Additional needs for the event include animals (donkeys/mini horses, goats, chickens, and rabbits) and food (coffee, cookies, cases of 8 oz. bottled water).

This year’s expanded performance schedule is: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

Important Walk Through Bethlehem dates are as follows: Costume Fittings: 9:30 a.m. to noon Sundays, November 18 and 25 from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27. Orientation: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27; 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8. For more information on Walk Through Bethlehem, contact the church office at 928-445-4348.

“Jingle Bells” Christmas Gift Faire and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, 8944 E. Sommer Drive, Prescott Valley (nearest cross streets are Navajo Drive and Sommer Drive). There will be a great variety of arts and crafts from the quad-cities and delicious bake sale items too. For more information, contact Jeannie at 928-772-6760.

Ebenezer Scrooge Radio Drama will be at 7 p.m., Dec. 5 at First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley St., Prescott. Dickens’ classic, timeless tale of a miserly old man convinced to change his ways by the visit of three spirits comes to life as a one-hour Radio Drama. Free admission.

Jane’s Hope is a Christian ministry open to anyone who has relinquished a child through abortion or adoption, to share, heal, support each other, and experience forgiveness through Jesus Christ. We meet on the fourth Saturday of every month (excluding November and December). The next meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at The Porch, 226 Montezuma. For more information, please contact Mary Ann at maryannwinslow1@gmail.com or Prescott Christian Church at 928-445-0680.

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