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Church News: Week of October 27, 2018

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, Oct. 27, at The Porch on 226 Montezuma. For more information, please contact Prescott Christian Church at 928-445-0680, or email

All are welcome to join Beit Torah Jewish Congregation ( in building our future 10 a.m., Oct. 27, and in blessing of the new month 5:15 p.m. Nov. 2, with Shabbat dinner. For details, 928-237-0390, 928-227-0582 or email

Join St. Luke’s for fun and food at the Annual Chili Cook-off, starting at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 28. Taste delicious chili recipes, and enjoy the crafts and pumpkin carving. The cost is $10 per person — kids are free. All proceeds will benefit the Mission Trip to San Diego in 2019. St. Luke’s is located at 2000 Shepherds Lane, at Ruger Road and Highway 89, near the airport), Prescott. For questions, call 928-778-4499.

Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 882 Sunset Ave., presents “Wood and Stone, Substance & Spirit: Sculpture as a way of Seeing” at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. The guest speakers will be Roger Asay and Rebecca Davis.

“The collaborative work we have done since 1983 has attempted to bring viewers into direct, intense contact with the raw materials of nature, so that they can come to see themselves and all humanity as part of the seamless continuity of the natural world.” This service is a leadoff to the opening of Roger and Rebecca’s upcoming exhibition at the Natural History Institute in Prescott. or

The 11 a.m. service at Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship this Sunday, Oct. 28, will be a slide show presentation titled “What’s in a Picture?” This program was inspired by Sue Tone’s presentation on photo journalism. PUUF member Dale Hudson will look at the impact of photographs and the stories behind some iconic photos of the 20th century. He will tell the “other side of the picture” in many cases.

Hudson is a graduate of Prescott College where he majored in the humanities and outdoor action. He has always had an interest in history and photography. He has lived in the quad city area since 1983 and has worked in the automotive industry most of his life.

Mountain View Baptist Church hosts “Red Rock Crossing” for its monthly gospel concert from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at 395 Pony Place, Dewey. This wonderful trio provides a great sound and inspirational music for you. Join us for an hour packed time of entertainment. Admission is free but a love offering will be gratefully accepted.

At 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, the Artists Path presents “A Night of Furies” at First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley St., Prescott. Local playwright Micki Shelton’s one-act play, “St. Agnes in Agony,” dramatically connects contemporary and fourth century Roman abuse, particularly as it relates to women. After the stage reading, members of the audience is invited to discuss their reactions to both the play and current events. Free event.

Trunk or Treat from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at American Lutheran Church will feature hayrides, pony rides, photo booth, bouncy house, cider and hot chocolate. All are welcome to join us in a safe and inviting environment. Costumes are encouraged, focusing on creativity. Weapons of any kind, including fake weapons, are prohibited. Admission is free with a canned food donation to benefit local area food banks. Questions? Contact Director of Children’s & Family Ministries Tricia Sokoloski at 928-445-4348, ext. 318.

St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 2026 N. Highway 89 in Chino Valley, presents its popular Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday Nov. 2 and 3. Local artisans offering quality, unique, handmade items. Raffles, prizes and grand prize $500, need not be present to win. Tickets sold both days. Support local artists. Proceeds go back into the community. Visit web site

“Set the Table” is a food drive to collect groceries for the annual community Thanksgiving dinner at the Salvation Army. All are invited to contribute to the food collection from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at 3151 Willow Creek Road in the parking lot of Prescott Community Church. A list of specific grocery needs is at

The “Set the Table” food drive is a mission partnership between Prescott Community Church, The Salvation Army, and all who wish to see that everyone in our area has the opportunity to enjoy a special gathering and dinner on Thanksgiving Day. All donors at the Nov. 3 event will receive a 20 percent discount coupon to the Salvation Army store. The Salvation Army band will be there to provide entertainment during the 11 a.m. to noon hour. The red kettle will also make its Prescott 2018 debut. Help donate the groceries needed to prepare a special holiday meal for the hundreds of people who will enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at The Salvation Army. Cash, grocery store coupons, and checks payable to The Salvation Army-Prescott Corps will also be accepted for the purchase of turkeys. More information is at

American Lutheran Church youth meet with new Director of Youth Ministries Tony Clark from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at The Rock, 655 Talwatha Drive, Prescott — across from the PHS ball fields. All youth grades 5-12 are invited to join us for engaging worship, music, fun games, relevant teaching, and small group breakout sessions. or 928-445-4348, ext. 326.

Moms’ Market —American Lutheran Church’s MOPS group is hosting a Mom’s Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. All are invited to visit featured vendors for fun, shopping, and raffles. All booths will highlight local moms and their handiwork. This will be a great time to do some early Christmas shopping. Questions? Please contact Tricia Sokoloski at 928-445-4348, ext. 318, or email her at

Meet Pastor Tim Parker, Christian author and founder of Set Free Center in Prescott. Tim will be teaching on the new book, “Bury the Rock and Come Follow Me.” The book has been written to and for the people of today’s Christian Church. His word pictures of rocks and sponges identify faith in Jesus Christ compared to a faith that grows out of good works and attendance.

Enjoy an evening of faith exploration and fresh thinking! Lecture and book signing.

Set Free Center, 116 N. Cortez, Prescott. 928-237-9432. Call to reserve or just come. Refreshments served. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 and 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8.

Parker is the executive director, president and founder of Set Free Center Inc. He has a personal passion for the addiction and recovery field. He is an Ordained Minister, Chaplain, Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (BCPC), Board Certified Masters Life Coach (BCMLC), Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CDAC), and Certified Christian Counselor (CCC). He received his Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Phoenix, and went on to a successful career in business management. His own triumph over addiction led him into the treatment field and allows him to provide empathy, support and compassion for his clients. He has continued his education and is working towards two master’s degrees, one in Substance Abuse Counseling and one in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University and has his Master of Divinity through Midwest College of Theology. He works with men and women in all stages of addiction. Set Free Center works with “Counseling the Past & Coaching the Future.” (Please see for more information).

Parker is the also the founder and president of In It For The Cause Foundation, a nonprofit organization that takes those that are in active substance abuse treatment to Haiti, Peru and Mexico for experiential therapy. (Please visit for more information).

Parker is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, the author of “The Pattern,” “Leave Your Perfect At The Door” and “Half The Lifestyle Twice The Joy.” He has a healthy love for God, mental and physical fitness and can be found in the gym, study, or with his children and grandchildren. His belief is that recovery is a life-changing process that involves every aspect of an individual’s life. His goal is to inspire his clients to be authentic, transparent, and vulnerable.

The Community Ministry Team of Solid Rock Christian Fellowship, at 148 S Marina St. in Prescott, is a ministry that interacts and supports our community with various activities. This month we will have the privilege of hosting lunch for our Prescott Police Department at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. Please contact the Solid Rock Christian Fellowship for information.

The 2018 St. Germaine Ladies Guild Annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7997 E. Dana Drive, Prescott Valley. Handcrafted items and homemade baked goods will be available. For more information, contact Mary Dahl at 928-379-5907.

A Bible-based tour of the Grand Canyon, led by Russ Miller,, the only full-time creation speaker in Arizona, will be on Sat., Nov. 10, leaving Prescott at 8 a.m. and returning at approximately 7 p.m. We use Master’s Touch Christian bus service, and includes the fee into the park, lunch, snacks and bottled waters throughout the day, Russ’ fee and the bus fee. This is the best way to learn creation apologetics and how to defend the Christian faith. For more information or to sign up for the tour, call David McNabb at 928-771-1218.

The Center for Spiritual Living, Prescott located at 3755 Willow Creek Road, is having its annual Crafty Christmas Boutique Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, featuring handmade arts and crafts by local artists, with free parking and admission.

The Center for Spiritual Living 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 or call 928-778-1602.

Community Bible Study is a non-denominational women’s Bible study making disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study. The course of study is the “Gospel of Matthew.” Open enrollment for the 30-week course of study is from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday at Hillside Community Church of God at 937 Ruth Street, Prescott. Further contact: Phyllis Wilson, teaching director at 858-663-8816 or

American Lutheran Church is pleased to welcome Mrs. Jill Spasaro to the staff, serving as Director of Administration. Jill was raised in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Concordia and double-majored in Healthcare Administration and Business. Jill and husband Tony have a son and a daughter. A job transfer brought her family to Austin, Texas, where they spent the next 21 years. This spring her husband was offered a position in Prescott, and she moved here in August. Jill has worked as a Practice Manager for the last eight years, enjoying the daily interactions with staff and patients. She spent her spare time volunteering at her children’s schools, helping with reading and writing enrichment. When the children entered high school, she held elected roles on the Football & Wrestling Booster Club. Her son attended Texas A&M University and her daughter spent two years in College Station, so her family has become loyal Aggie football fans. Saturdays in the fall are spent watching or attending A&M games as part of the 12th man! When she’s not watching college football, she loves to spend time with her two small Chihuahua-mix pups, reading, and hiking the beautiful Arizona trails with her husband. She looks forward to serving in her new community.

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. Friday, Nov. 16 and 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 funds 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.

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 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.

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