Originally published Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 06:00a.m.

St. Luke’s Ebony Christian Center has modified its schedule. The church now offers Wednesday night prayer and worship service from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Also Friday night prayer and bible study is from 6 to 8 p.m. The church is located at 12191 E. Turquoise Circle, Prescott Valley. For more information, contact Pastor Douglas Hobson at 928-713-1655.

Mount Zion Tabernacle is hosting Created for Connection: A Relationship Education Seminar for Christian Couples, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Prescott Valley Public Library, Crystal Room (third floor). It will be presented by Keith A. Cross, Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. The cost per couple is $25 (includes one day seminar and lunch). Scholarships are also available for couples in need (contact Pastor Cannon 602-350-7362 for scholarship information). For more information and to register, visit www.prescottrelationshipcenter.com.

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church will be holding its annual Valentine Candy Sale from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 11. The church is located at 1202 Green Lane in Prescott. All candy is homemade and is sold individually boxed for $5 per box. In addition to candy for your sweetheart, homemade candy is also available for your “canine sweetheart.” All proceeds for this event will benefit the church mission projects, all of which are located in the tri-city area. For more information, call Barb DeWitt, 928-499-4316 or the church office at 928-778-9122.

Hillside Bible Church will host a concert featuring Canada’s Double Portion, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11.

Canada’s Double Portion, consisting of the Hammerling Family, is experiencing its 36th year of traveling the North American Continent as a Gospel Band and singing group. The group today features Duncan and Debbie, and nine of their 10 children. View their music on their website, www.doubleportion.ca.

Hillside Bible Church is located at 8670 S. Date Creek Road in Hillside, 16 miles west of Kirkland.

The church invites everyone to worship and enjoy lunch following. Hot sandwiches furnished by HBC. Side dishes are welcome.

For more information, call 928-442-3842 or 928-713-2834.

“Eros/Agape and the Origin of Love: Reclaiming Love in Trying Times” is the topic at the 11 a.m. service at Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Philosophy graduate and seminary student Tobin Squires will lead an exploration of the concept of love from ancient Greek traditions to contemporary times with a focus on how history can inform our modern practice of this timeless act. Musician Jonathan Best will provide the music for the service.

Squires is an Arizona native. He graduated from NAU with degrees in Philosophy and Music. He is a former underwater construction worker and he currently works in home health physical therapy in Prescott. He is a second year seminary student at Starr King School for the Ministry. He has a wife, two daughters and two dogs. He enjoys looking at issues that straddle the intersection between art, science and faith and hopes to work as a military chaplain upon graduation from Starr King.

First Congregational Church presents an adult study opportunity during the Sundays of February — Using Marcus Borg’s “Embracing an Adult Faith,” the sessions are:

Feb. 11: What about Jesus?; Feb. 18: What about Practice?; and Feb. 25: What about Community?

Each session stands alone, so attend one or all. Sessions will be offered twice: from 9:10 to 10:10 a.m. before worship, and from 11:45 to 12:45. Format: Watch a DVD of Marcus Borg and a small group, then discuss what we saw ourselves.

American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott, presents “Godspell – The Musical” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, as part of its Passion for Life Fine Arts Ministry. Stories and parables of the Gospel of Matthew and Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly alive through mime, puppetry, games, charades, vaudeville antics, and current cultural references. This enduring classic musical by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak will be performed by the touring youth company of First Presbyterian Church, Caldwell, New Jersey. A freewill offering will be directed to the Youth Choir of American Lutheran Church. Call 928-445-4348 for more information.

Ash Wednesday traditional worship services at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott (928-445-4348), will be held at noon and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Sanctuary, with confession, repentance, the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion. An intimate contemporary family worship service of reflection will be offered at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, where the four stations of Clay, Water, Oil and Ashes will be experienced.

Trinity Lutheran Church invites you to its Ash Wednesday events on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The church will be open from 7 to 8 a.m. for those who would like ashes on their foreheads before going to work. At 5:15 p.m. there will be a soup supper in the Fellowship Hall. The church service in the sanctuary, with Holy Communion and the placing of ashes for those who would like, begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday services at 6 p.m. will continue during Lent. The church address is 3950 N. Valorie Drive, Prescott Valley. For information, call 928-772-8845.

Prescott drop-in meditation classes, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, at the Unity Church of Prescott, 145 S. Arizona Ave.

In these weekly drop-in classes through profound teachings and meditation learn skillful and creative methods to initiate the inner change we all long for. The blissful journey of inner transformation will not only benefit ourselves but will also contribute to the happiness and peace of mind of those around us.

Classes are based on the book “How to Transform the Mind” by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Download it for free at howtotyl.com.

Feb. 13: The Mirror of Dharma; and Feb. 20: A Special View of Others.

Cost is $10 per class, $5 for students. Everyone is welcome.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Native American ministry committee is proud to invite all interested parties to take a Magical Journey with Michael Goodluck, Navajo flutist and storyteller.

The father of two children, Goodluck has dedicated himself to combating alcohol and drug abuse in the Navajo Nation as a youth coordinator working with Fighting Back, Inc. He adheres to this personal statement: “Each one of us has a unique opportunity to make this world the best it can become — for ourselves and the people around us.”

As for his music, Goodluck has crafted his own line of flutes for 25 years. The haunting melodies that accompany his stories add a special element to the experience.

Everyone is invited to meet him in person from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 2000 Shepherd’s Lane, Prescott 86301. Go north on Highway 89, pass the airport and turn right on Ruger Road.

The presentation will be one hour, followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers. The free event is open to the public and all are cordially welcomed.

The Lord’s Prayer will be the emphasis at American Lutheran Church’s mid-week Lenten services, 7 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 21 to March 14, in the Sanctuary (1085 Scott Dr., Prescott). The Rev. Frank Caron opens the series with “Our Father in Heaven, Hallowed Be Thy Name.” On Feb. 28, Pastor Emeritus Dr. Dan Storvick brings the message on “Thy Kingdom Come; Thy Will Be Done.” Pastor Don McMillan will speak on March 7, focusing on “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread.” Rev. Eugene Grimm will share “Forgive Us Our Trespasses…” on March 14. www.americanlutheran.net or 928-445-4348.

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 held 10 a.m., Feb. 24, at The Porch on 226 Montezuma. For more information contact Prescott Christian Church at 928-445-0680, or email maryannwinslow1@gmail.com.

The Women’s Ministry team at the Prescott Seventh-day Adventist Church is sponsoring a “Spring Renewal” brunch 10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 25. This is a great time to bring a friend and enjoy an inspiring event with music, fun, and an inspiring talk.

The guest speaker, Marilynn Venden, is the Chaplain for Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix and is also a recording artist. She has been a worship leader in several churches and continues in that position at the Glendale Seventh-day Adventist Church in Phoenix. Her topic will be “Sitting with Mary at the Feet of Jesus.”

This is a free event, but in order to better plan the food preparation, reservations are requested. You may call or text your reservation to Marilyn Orcutt at 702-378-2358.

Fearless Life; Letting Go of Anxiety with Gen-la Jampa

Is it possible to be free from fear and anxiety while living in such an uncertain and even dangerous world? Yes, it is. Through controlling the mind and learning to respond skillfully to life’s challenges, we can free ourselves from crippling fears and other painful emotions. We can gain the ability to approach normally anxiety-inducing situations with the confidence of a peaceful mind and a good heart. Then we will know through our own experience how this mental freedom gives us great meaning and enjoyment in our life. Gen-la Jampa is an internationally renowned Buddhist ordained teacher and the Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU). As a senior teacher of the NKT, Gen-la Jampa has taught internationally for many years. Gen-la is well-loved for his clear and inspiring teachings and his ability to touch people’s hearts through his sincerity and loving- kindness. The event is from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Elks Theater & Performing Arts Center, 117 E Gurley St # 115, Prescott. Cost: $15 (or $10 for students) pre-registration & $20 at the door.