Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Look Drive, presents "A Night in Bethlehem" from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The presentation is free and features the stable, the color and excitement of the marketplace. Take home keepsakes and have a photo taken at the stable with Mary and Joseph. 772-7364.
Trinity Lutheran Church is sponsoring a "Coats for Kids" drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Kohl's in Prescott Valley. If you would like to donate a coat for needy children, please drop it off at Kohl's. Sizes needed are newborn through youth XL.
Calvary Chapel Church, 2313 Highway 69 in Prescott, across from Lowe's, will be hosting a free clothing event for the community from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Clothing sizes range from infants to adults. No one has to bring anything, and there's no limit on how much one takes. For more information, call 778-7642.
Faith United Community Church is having a Christmas craft and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at 1061 Old Chisholm Trail, Prescott Country Club. Turn at Highway 69 and Maverick Gas Station and follow the signs. There will be a variety of crafts and gift items, wood products, holiday décor, bakery, jewelry, plants, sewn goods, homemade bread, canned goods and much more. For information, call Andrea at 775-6866.
The Women's Ministries of First Southern Baptist Church in Prescott Valley will sponsor a Women's Christian Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Fellowship Hall, 2820 Pleasant View Drive, Prescott Valley. A cantata, "Joy in This Place," a meal and fellowship are highlights. Tickets are $12. For additional information, call 772-7218.
The Prescott United Methodist Church will present "Peace on Earth," its annual Christmas cantata, on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., and also on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 10:30 a.m., in the sanctuary at 505 W. Gurley St. The performance includes choirs, handbells, soloists and instrumentalists. A nursery will be provided. There is no admission charge for the performance.
The Prescott Women's Chamber Choir, under the direction of Arlene Hardy and Jill McMahon, will be performing its annual Christmas concert 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Ave., Prescott. Admission is free. For information, call 925-4625.
The Celebration Singers of First Southern Baptist Church, 2820 Pleasant View Drive, Prescott Valley, present a musical presentation of "Joy in This Place" at the 6 p.m. service Sunday, Dec. 9. All are welcome. The adult choir of First Southern Baptist Church will present the cantata "Noel and Alleluia" at the 8 and 11 a.m. services on Dec. 16.
Mystical Spiritualist Church's monthly transformation workshops will be gathering at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Creekside Center, 337 N. Rush St., Prescott. The monthly spiritual inspiration service is at 1 p.m. the first Sunday of the month and the community healing service is at 1 p.m. the third Sunday of the month. Call 776-1686 or visit mysticalspiritualistchurch.org.
Saving Grace Lutheran Church, in the Log Church south of the Outerloop Roundabout in Chino Valley, will have midweek Advent services on Dec. 12 and 19 will begin at 6 p.m. with a soup supper and service at 6:30 p.m.
All Saints is hosting a Bible study and soup supper after the 6 p.m. prayer service on Dec. 12. This year's Bible study is entitled "A Look at Advent through the Old Testament." To RSVP, call 443-5323.
Trinity Lutheran Church Advent services will be on Dec. 12 and 19. The weekly schedule will be 4:30 p.m. liturgical service, 5:30 p.m. free will offering soup supper in the lower level, and 6:30 p.m. family praise service. Christmas Eve services will be at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Trinity is located at 3950 N. Valorie Drive in Prescott Valley. Call 772-8845 for more information.
Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, 8344 E. Sommer Drive, will be having a "Blue Christmas" service 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, for those who are grieving. All are welcome; come as you are. Refreshments will follow.
Anglican Church of the Holy Spirit invites the public for a pre-Christmas time of fellowship and fun from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. Bring the kids and enjoy chocolates, cocoa, cake, cookies, caroling and fudge. The church is located at 8123 E. Manley Drive in Prescott Valley.
Celebrate Chanukah with Beit Torah Jewish Congregation at a Chanukah party with Shabbat dinner 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Leah's in Prescott. For details and directions, call 237-0390, email email@example.com or visit www.onetorah.org.
The 6th annual Winter Solstice service and feast of light potluck, celebrating the light of love, warmth and joy coming out of hiding and into our hearts in the coming season, is 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Creekside Center, 337 Rush St., Prescott. The Rev. John Kohlenberger will speak of "The Dawn of Light." Bring your favorite side dish or dessert. To RSVP, call 776-1686 or visit www.mysticalspiritualistchurch.org.
Those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, are dealing with a serious illness, or who have to face life after a divorce or the loss of a job may not feel like celebrating the holiday season. Prescott United Methodist Church will hold its second annual Service of Solace and Hope 3 p.m. Dec. 16. The church is located at 505 W. Gurley, and community members are welcome to attend.
The Salvation Army sponsors the Christmas Angel Tree at Prescott Gateway Mall during mall hours through Dec. 20. Angel tags for each child (infant through 12 years old) will list their age and sizes for clothing as well as their wish for a special toy. Anyone in the community may participate in The Salvation Army's mission of "Doing the Most Good" by picking out one or more tags to shop for an individual child.
In addition to the Angel Tree, there is a Teen Tree at the mall. Pick a tag and purchase a $35 gift card to be given to a needy teenager.
Volunteers are needed to sponsor entire families with gifts and food for the holidays. The Salvation Army distributes your gifts to the family the week before Christmas. This is a great volunteer opportunity for individuals as well as groups and organizations. For more information, call 778-0150.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 3950 N. Valorie Dr., Prescott Valley, has more than 240 children's names on the Angel Tree Project. To sponsor a needy child, call 772-8845. High school students will donate their time to wrap the gifts for the Angel Tree.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane in Prescott, invites all to the Hope and Comfort service 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22. For some people, Christmas is a difficult time of the year because of the death of a loved one, illness or injury, or loss of employment. This brief service will include a message, time for meditation and hymns and carols of comfort while praying for healing and hope. Light refreshments and fellowship will follow.
Christmas Eve Candlelight family service is at 6 p.m. Dec. 24 at Calvary Chapel, 2313 E. Highway 69 in Prescott. Children's ministries available for nursery through kindergarten. 778-4642.
FBC Prescott, 148 S. Marina, will have Christmas Eve Candlelight services at 3 and 4 p.m. 778-9790.
Hasid Jewish Congregation will have a Torah Class at noon on Sunday Dec. 30, at 1300 N. Stoneridge Drive in Prescott. Chabad Rabbi Levertov will lead the class. Call 642-3659.
Women of Wisdom, an interdenominational Christian fellowship of Bible teaching and Bible studies for women of all ages and backgrounds, is now taking registrations through Jan. 4 for the winter 2013 session. The new session begins on Jan. 9 and meets for eight weeks, until Feb. 27. WOW meets on Wednesday mornings from 8:15 to 11:15 a.m. at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott. The program includes coffee time, praise and worship music, prayer, a first-hour Bible teaching and your choice of a second-hour Bible or "Just for Fun" class. Call 445-4348 and a brochure will be mailed to you.
Calvary Chapel of Prescott will begin an in-depth study of the Book of Revelations each Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Raj will make sense of such topics as the Antichrist, the Judgments, the Rapture of the Church, the Battle of Armageddon, the Millennial Kingdom and more. Ministries for children of all ages available. Call 778-7642 for more information.
A new church in Prescott Valley, Our Lady of Grace Old Catholic Church (not affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church), has started meeting on Saturdays at 4 p.m. at the Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, 8944 E. Sommer Drive. All are welcome. Contact the Rev. Sherie Mercier at 856-2437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prescott Community Church has a new contemporary worship experience called "Connections," designed specifically for the
Baby Boomer generation. It also includes Connections Café. Come early at 9 a.m. Sunday for coffee, tea, lattes, espresso and pastries in a bistro atmosphere. The contemporary service, with music and a message, begins at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 3151 Willow Creek Road in Prescott. For information, call 445-8008 or visit pccaz.org.
The Lord's Church, a non-denominational church, meets at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Haas Chapel on the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University campus, 3700 Willow Creek Road, Prescott. For additional information, call Gary at 480-560-0139.
The weekly AWANA, a weekly Bible club for children, is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, at the Open Door Baptist Church, 8451 E. Stevens Drive in Prescott Valley. Children from age 3 through sixth grade are welcome to join. AWANA emphasizes Bible lessons; game time and refreshments are a part of the weekly meetings. Transportation within Prescott Valley is available, free upon request. For more information, call the church at 772-9206.
Canyon Bible Church, formerly Harvest Bible Chapel, is a non-denominational church whose members meet at 6711 E. 2nd St., near Anytime Fitness in Prescott Valley. Pastored by Jon Gaus, the church has weekly worship services at 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. on Sundays. Sunday School for children age 2 through fifth grade is available at every service, as well as a full-service nursery. For information about mid-high, high school, senior ministry and men's and women's ministries, call 771-2450.
Mountain Valley Church of God, 8123 E. Manley Drive, Prescott Valley, has a divorce care recovery class at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. For information, call 772-5713.
Join the OASIS (Older Adults Still In Service) group at Mountain Valley Church of God, 8123 E. Manley Drive in Prescott Valley. For more information, call 772-5713.
A co-ed class for all ages titled "Single and Single Again" is 9:30 a.m. Sundays at First Southern Baptist Church, 2820 Pleasant View Drive in Prescott Valley. For more information, contact Marty Leveron at 237-5446.
Mingus Mountain Church of Christ, 7120 E. Pav Way, Suite 102, in Prescott Valley, offers 9:20 a.m. Bible class and 10:20 a.m. services on Sundays. Wednesday Bible class is at 6 p.m. For more information, call 776-5679 or 772-6301 or visit www.mingusmountainchurchofchrist.com.
Buddhist meditation by Peg Travers is from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. For additional information, call 778-3000.
Learn sign language with Ann Evans at 6 p.m. Mondays at the First Southern Baptist Church, 2820 Pleasant View Drive in Prescott Valley. Beginners are welcome. "Signing Made Easy" books are $15, but are not necessary. For additional information, call Ann at 277-1872.
Thomas E. Thomas hosts on Access 13 TV a presentation on Book of Revelations and the "end times." Tune in or log onto www.access13.org at 8 a.m. Saturdays. For information, call 445-0909.
Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have lost a child at any age or however long ago, meets the second Tuesday of each month at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St. Pastor Carol Mumford leads the group, and any community member who has lost a child may attend. This is just one of the support groups that meets each month at PUMC. Other groups offer support for those with health issues such as breathing problems, cancer, depression and fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue. Contact the church office at 778-1950 for more information about these groups.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott, is having a Concordia Bible Study using the Book of Concord, The Lutheran Confessions. This Bible study will take place every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at Shepherd in the Fellowship Hall. Call 778-9122.
Join the Garchen Prescott Sangha for meditation, teaching, book study group and chanting the first four Wednesdays of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Tibet Gallery, 209 W. Gurley, Prescott. For information, call 775-5391 or 777-8604. All are welcome; no prior study needed.
Prescott First Church of the Nazarene, 2110 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, presents "Bad Girls of the Bible." Women everywhere marvel at those "good girls" in scripture - Sarah, Mary, Esther - but what about Jezebel, Lot's wife and Delilah? Learn about 10 "other women" in the Bible. Learn from their mistakes and choose a better path.
Chris Boelter is the teaching leader. This Bible study meets 9:15 a.m. Thursdays. Scholarships for class materials are available and free childcare provided. For registration, go by the church office at 2110 Willow Creek Road in Prescott or call 445-1136.
There are so many jobless, homeless and hungry people out there, and prayer is the only thing that will get our country back on track. Come pray at Bethel Baptist Church, 6901 E. Horizon Lane in Prescott Valley at 10 a.m. every Saturday. For more information and directions, call Jeanette at 775-3112.
The Prescott Zen Center, founded by Charlotte Joko Beck, offers sitting meditation on Thursdays from 5:15 to 7 p.m. On Sundays, meditation is from 9:45 a.m. to noon. Individual interviews and talks/discussions will take place regularly. For additional information and location, call Nan at 717-2717.
All for Him Bible study meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Meals on Wheels. For information, call Larry at 899-4453.
Awakening Awareness Discussion Group meets Mondays to enhance one's understanding. For information, call 771-0535.
Course in Miracles Study Group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Church of Spiritual Living, 3755 Willow Creek Road, Prescott. For information, call 778-1602.
Spiritual Awakening Fellowship meets at 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Territorial Courthouse (fitness gym), 130 N. Cortez, Prescott. For information, call 443-1580.
Spiritual Study Group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Call George at 771-9426 for information and location.
Urantia Book Study Group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at 1133 Copper Canyon Drive, Prescott. For information, call Jean Painter at 925-5827.
Spiritual 12-Step Study meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays, biblical perspective, 2113 E. Highway 69, Prescott. Information: Bill, 273-0032.
Oneness Blessing meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Creekside Center, 377 N. Rush St., Prescott. Information: 777-8877.
Personal Peace Meditation meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at The Grove, 119 Grove Ave., Prescott. Information: the Rev. Doina Marie Barkhaus at 602-978-5640 or email email@example.com.
Spiritual Movie Night meets at 7 p.m. on the third Friday at the Unity Church, 145 S. Arizona Ave., Prescott. Love offering appreciated. Information: 445-1850.
Taize Service Meditation and Song is at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at the First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley St., Prescott. For additional information, call the church at 445-4555 or visit www.FccUccPrescott.org.
Riders for Christ, Arizona Equestrian Ministries International, meet for a ride on the fourth Saturday. Information: Andee, 623-374-0857, or William, 602-980-7156.
Healing Prayer Circle meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at 143 N. McCormick, Prescott. Information: 445-6506 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judian Society has spiritual, religious and self-help materials available at St. Jude's Possible Shop in Prescott. All proceeds benefit women and children of the area in crisis. St. Jude's is a support program of Judian Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, call 778-2725.