Ways to cope with grief and find peace after loss is the topic for the Sunday, July 7, Lifetree Café at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley. The program will move from the Douglas Room to Agape Hall, the main sanctuary of the church, and will run from 6 to 7 p.m. A filmed interview with Ken Doka, author of more than 20 books, including "Grieving Beyond Gender: Understanding the Ways Men and Women Mourn," will precede the group discussion.
This program is to help the community to cope with the tragic loss of 19 young firefighters who battled the recent Yarnell Hill fire. Grief counselors will be on hand for those who wish to consult them. All who are mourning the loss of a friend or loved one as well as those who want to offer love and hope to those mourning are welcome to attend this program.
Jews in the quad-city area are invited to a special Oneg Shabbat at Temple B'rith Shalom, 2077 Brohner Way, Prescott, 5:15 p.m. Sunday, July 7, to welcome our new rabbi, Jessica Rosenthal. A Shabbat evening and memorial service for the Granite Mountain Hotshots follows at 6 p.m. For further information, call 708-0018.
Vacation Bible School is next week at First Southern Baptist Church of Prescott Valley. Young people ages 3 through sixth grade will zoom, twist, turn and ride high in Lifeway's "Colossal Coaster World" July 8 - 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration is available now at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 772-7218. More information is available at www.FirstSouthernPV.org. The church is located at 2820 Pleasant View Drive in Prescott Valley.
Everywhere Fun Fair is the theme for Vacation Bible School July 8-12 at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley. The program runs from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m. and includes dinner as well as a snack. Registration forms are available in the church office.
Children will meet welcoming friends from the Bible and learn about their neighbors in Japan, Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom, Australia and Mexico. Preschoolers will be in their own classroom and older children in grades K-5 will travel to different stations. Middle-schoolers and older teens are invited to sign up to be helpers. Those interested may contact the church office at 778-1950 for more information.
Healing Light Seekers Meditation Group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. in the Bump Conference Room, and 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 16 and July 30, in the Elsea Conference Room. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.SpritualHealingArts.net/ClassesandPrograms.html or call the Rev. John Kohlenberger at 776-1686.
The Anglican Church of the Holy Spirit in Prescott Valley is offering a small-group six-week study series on how to heal or strengthen a marriage. The course is based on Gary Chapman's book "The Five Love Languages - The Secret to Love that Lasts." There is a $12 fee to cover the materials. One need not be associated with a church to attend. The series begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the lower level building of the Mt. Valley Church of God, 8123 E. Manley Drive, Prescott Valley. Call Pam at 642-0675.
The Arizona Origin Science Association (www.azosa.org), a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization, will present "All Creation Speaks" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 13, at Willow Hills Southern Baptist Church, 1071 Mogollon Road, Prescott. The guest speaker will be Sal Giardina, M.S. geology, BSME, and astronaut scientist candidate. For additional information, call David McNabb at 602-482-8598, email email@example.com, or visit www.AzOSA.org.
Activate, Hope Lutheran Church's summer Bible camp for all ages, will take place July 15 through 19, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at its campus in Chino Valley. Activate is Hope's annual summer Bible camp where children, teens, and adults gather to study God's Word, enjoy food, and have fun. This year, we are using the lesson series "Dive In!" It is free to attend, so go online and register today! www.HopeChinoValley.com.
"Tell It on the Mountain, Where Jesus Christ Is Lord" is the theme of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church's Vacation Bible School this summer. It will be from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 15-19 at 1202 Green Lane in Prescott for kids preschool age through those completing 5th grades. The cost is $5 per student, with a $15 maximum per family, with lunch provided. Call 778-9122.
Special Beit Torah reading of Lamentations will be Monday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, July 16, at 10:30 a.m. with Tefillin instruction at noon. For directions, call 237-0390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Bible Study informational coffees will be 10 a.m. July 17 at Koina Café, 42201 N. 41st Drive, Anthem, and 10 a.m. Aug. 21 at Calvary Chapel Desert Hills, 711 E. Carefree Highway, Suite 120, Phoenix. For information, call Lois at 623-271-3066.
Centerpoint Church, 1959 Commerce Center Circle, Prescott, is having revival services 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 25 - 27. The main speaker is international revivalist Jamie Galloway. Call 514-4781 or visit www.centerpointchurchprescott.com.
All are welcome to celebrate with Beit Torah Jewish Congregation the ordination of Rabbi Dr. Plotkin with a Kabbalat Shabbat dinner service, good food, good friends, and good songs in Prescott, 6:30 p.m. July 26. For directions, call 237-0390 or email email@example.com.
Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, 8944 Sommer Drive, is having its "Christmas in July" Arts and Crafts Faire from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available. Vendor spaces are still available. Call Jeannie at 772-6760.
Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church has nursery and children's programs at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service. They meet at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott.
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.
W.O.W., Woman of Worth meets 9 a.m. the third Saturday at Prickly Pear Restaurant, 3101 N. Robert Road, Prescott Valley. Mentor, Patty Betrue shares "Secrets" to being the confident woman.
Men's "Breakfast of Champions" is at 7 a.m. the first Saturday of the month at the Prickly Pear Restaurant, 3101 N. Robert Road, Prescott Valley. A life coach and Mentor shares powerful information. For additional information, call Norm at 710-3976.
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.
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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 email@example.com.
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.
The Lutheran Hour has been around since the Great Depression in the 1930s. What you will get is solid Lutheran teaching, interesting anecdotes, a good speaker and, sometimes, good traditional music. It can be heard on radio station KYCA 1490 AM, starting at 7:05 a.m. every Sunday and is sponsored by Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Prescott.