Originally published Friday, August 10, 2018 at 02:57p.m.

Temple B’rith Shalom, Prescott - Saturday Morning Shabbat service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. We will discuss this week’s Torah portion: Re’eh, Deuteronomy 11:26 - 16:17. Shabbat evening service at 6 p.m. the 3rd Friday each month is preceded by a non-dairy potluck family Shabbat dinner at 5 p.m. (Please bring a non-dairy desert or side dish to share). Rabbi Cohn will tell an animated story on Friday, Aug. 17 for all ages to enjoy. Call 928-708-0018 for further information or email Rabbi@brithshalom-az.org. Temple B’rith Shalom, 2077 Brohner Way, Prescott, AZ 86301. Spiritual Leader: Rabbi Holly Levin Cohn.

All are welcome to join Beit Torah Jewish Congregation (www.onetorah.org) in comfort studies for the third of seven weeks of comfort leading up to the High Holy Days combined with the welcoming of the special new month, Rosh Chodesh Elul, August 11 and 12, Saturday and Sunday with dance . Please contact for details: 928-237-0390, 928-227-0582 or email ansheitorah@cableone.net.

“Music and Poetry for the Dog Days of Summer“ is the focus of the 11 a.m. service at Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 945 Rancho Vista Drive, Prescott. Adrienne Bridgewater, harpist and actors, Dale and Glenna Hudson, will explore the question of the significance of the “dog days” to music, prose, poetry and history. A variety of poems and prose on the subject will be presented by Dale and Glenna and music from Ms. Bridgewater’s harp will illustrate both the season and the chosen poems and prose. Ms. Bridgewater, a professional harpist for more than 20 years, is a third generation Arizona native who plays harp and sings at events throughout Metropolitan Phoenix and the southwest. She studied harp and voice at ASU where she earned both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in addition to singing major roles in many musicals. Mr. and Ms. Hudson have appeared in various venues in the Prescott area, including the Mad Linguist in the McCormick Arts district and PCA’s production of Grapes of Wrath.

First Congregational Church welcomes Southwest Conference UCC minister Rev. Dr. Bill Lyons as guest preacher on Sunday.

Rev. Dr. Bill Lyons was ordained on October 13, 1985 and has more than 30 years of pastoral experience in local church, state prison, and hospital settings. He was called as the settled conference minister in May, 2017 after serving a designated term for one year and four months. Dr. Lyons serves on the Arizona Attorney General’s Clergy Council and is a member of that group’s committee on the opioid crisis. He is a board member for Arizona Faith Network and the New Mexico Conference of Churches. He offers workshops on managing transition, creating cultures of generosity, strategic planning and other topics purposed to equip clergy and local congregations for excellent ministry. He is a graduate of Kentucky Christian University (BA, ‘86), The University of St. Joseph (MA, ‘93), Cincinnati Christian Seminar (MDiv, ‘98), and McCormick Theological Seminary (DMin, ‘13). His most recent article, Bringing Jesus’ Compassion to an Evil Situation, was published in Sojourners in June, 2018. He has also written articles on gun violence and prison ministry. Bill enjoys reading mystery and magical fantasy. He is the father of three children, and dotes over his three grandchildren. He and his partner of 17 years, Ron, enjoy cooking, hiking, camping, and biking.

“We make the road by walking” is the topic for 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 at Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation (GPUUC), 882 Sunset Avenue, Prescott.

How can our feet guide us when there is not even a map, much less a road? While it is understandable to be concerned for the future of liberal religion these days, opportunity often appears when times are hard. This week, the congregation will reflect on the ways in which the road that lies ahead for liberal faith traditions is the one we decide to walk. Following the Sunday morning service, there will be coffee, snacks and conversation at 11:30 a.m.

Granite Peak’s Seeds of Support collection for August is the Arizona Family Health Partnership (AFHP). This non-profit organization makes reproductive healthcare and education available and accessible to all women, men and teens in Arizona, when health insurance and funds are lacking. AFHP’s new video, “Best Pregnancy Reactions Ever”, promotes healthy pregnancies and babies through reproductive life planning. Visit this link for more information: https://www.arizonafamilyhealth.org.

Public invited to day of service event August 18. Have you ever wondered how we might fill our communities with a little more love and compassion? The Prescott Valley Stake Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites women of all faiths to join us for a community day of service — “Dare to Share and Show Someone You Care.” This will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at 7073 Pronghorn Ranch Parkway, Prescott Valley. The dress is casual and a complimentary, light luncheon will be served. Come learn about organizations that make a difference and how you can help. Participate in service projects such as participating in a choir to local nursing homes, crafts to take to your favorite first responder, make favors for Meals on Wheels patrons, sew fidgit blankets for hospice, make quilts or stuffed animals for the hospital, and so much more. Sign up for our blood drive that day at www.tinyurl.com/RSBlood. Experience a day of gratitude and giving back.

Donations to the following charities will be accepted that day: gently used clothing and cleaning products for Stepping Stones; gently used books for local libraries; non-perishable items for local food banks; and gently used pet items and non-perishable pet food for the humane society.

Please join us for this come and go event where you can take away items to show someone in your community that you care!

For more information email, presvalleystakereliefsociety@gmail.com.

The Aglow International meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Elks Theatre, 117 E. Gurley, Prescott.

Our speaker for August is Randy Thomas. Randy served with Youth With A Mission for 22 years. He has trained missionaries at the University of the Nations and has shared the gospel in over 50 nations. During his time with Youth With A Mission, Randy trained, mentored and released many women into ministry. He gets great satisfaction and joy from the fact that many of the women he has trained and served with have gone on to do much greater things for God than he feels he could have done himself. Some of the women he has released into ministry have gone on to be great women of God.

Randy is currently a local contractor and serves on the leadership team for missions at his local church. He and his wife of 41 years have 5 children and 8 grandchildren. Come and hear this gifted and anointed speaker who moves in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. God has given him a special Word just for us.

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. Join us for transformed lives through the Word of God. The Welcome/Registration Coffee is at 9:15 a.m. Aug. 22 at Hillside Community of God Church, 937 Ruth Street, Prescott.

The course of study for the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 will be a 30 week study of the Gospel of Matthew. Class starts on September 5 for all that are pre-registered.

For more information, contact Phyllis Wilson, Teaching Director at 858-663-8816 or phywilson@safeaccess.com.

Kids Clothing Exchange Drop Off will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. Bring your gently used kids, teens, & maternity clothes to American Lutheran Church. We’ll sort them and give you vouchers for the number of bags you bring. If you sort your own clothes by size and gender, we will give you an extra voucher!

The Clothing Exchange will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, (8 a.m. with a $5 donation). Come back, ready to shop all the clothes dropped off the night before! www.americanlutheran.net or 928-445-4348.

At 5 p.m. Friday, August 24, Faith United Church in the Prescott Country Club, 1061 N. Old Chisholm Trail, Dewey, invites you to a delightful evening of music, food and drink from around the world. A variety of local music and food will represent various cultures and flavors. Your $20 donation at the door will include the concert, wines and a savory array of appetizers. If you have any questions, please call Loretta at 928-533-4256. Come and join this last of the summer concert series at Faith United.