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Who Are We ?
Wherever you are in your faith journey, you have found a home at Prescott United Methodist Church, “for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all people.” (Isaiah 56:7)
We seek to be an active and diverse body united through Christ. We include all persons without regard to age, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender identity, marital status, socioeconomic level, religious
affiliation, or personal ability. We welcome all and exclude no one.
--The first weekend in July starts a new sermon series at Prescott United Methodist Church. Both pastor Misty and I will be preaching on the Ten Commandments. One commandment each week for the next ten weeks. This means that the series will run from Fourth of July weekend through Labor Day weekend. We are working together on it so no matter which service you attend and no matter who is preaching at that service you will hear about the same commandment. There are pros and cons to series preaching. You may want to collect all ten in the series, you may find the subject matter interesting, and you may like the idea of hearing a similar theme for a long period of time. Some of the cons are you may have to miss one and feel like you can’t pick up in the middle, you may not like the first in the series and give up on the rest, or you may not like the subject matter (there are several “don’ts” in there). We are doing our best to avoid these pitfalls by making each message standalone even though it is a series. We also post messages online so if you miss one you can catch up. We are looking for ways to state each commandment in the positive as something to observe rather than something to refrain from. For example “respect the property of others” instead of “do not steal”. We also feel that the Ten Commandments are both timely and timeless. They are timeless in that they have been the guide of faithful people for thousands of years. They are timely in that the world has become much more complicated and the
Ten Commandments are just as able to help us navigate as faithful people as they have ever been. In conjunction with the series our education committee will be offering Adam Hamilton’s small group study based on the life of Moses concurrently. Pastor Misty and I are both excited to be bringing this series to you. We believe it will be challenging, enlightening, and inspiring.
See You in Church,
Women’s Bible Study -- Tuesdays, 10 - 11:30 AM - Mary’s Parlor/ 206
Topic: Usually the weekly lectionary Leader: Patti Blackwood and others
Men’s Bible Study
Men, You’re Invited!! Any interested man is invited to visit the Men’s Bible Study that will resume meetings Septembe 6. Meetings are held in Mary’s Parlor/206 at 8 AM each Tuesday. The study of the Book of Isaiah will soon be concluded and the group will be selecting another book for study. Come and visit. See whether this is a group of which you would like to be a part.
Adult Study Group Opportunities
· Sundays - 10:30 – 11:30 AM - Douglas/513
· The Koinonia Sunday morning class will begin a study of the Book of Hebrews in September. We will approach the book as a reconciliation of traditional Jewish theology and the Greek philosophy inspired by Plato. Everyone is welcome.
· Leader: Paul Wolfe
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
· Tuesdays - 8 – 9 AM
· NOW MEETING at New Horizons Care Center - 7020 Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley
· Topic: The Book of Revelation
· Leader: Dick Unkenholz
PRAYER & BIBLE STUDY GROUP
· Thursdays - 10 – 11:30 AM
· Mary’s Parlor/206
· During the summer months, this group will meet for prayer only.
· Questions: Beth Peters (717-2499)
· Sundays - 10:30 – 11:30 AM - Library/511
· Topic: Making Sense of the Bible
· Facilitated by Laura Seifried.
· Leader: Steve Chadwick
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
· Tuesdays, 10 - 11:30 AM - Mary’s Parlor/206
· Topic: Usually the weekly lectionary
· Leader: Patti Blackwood and others
COPING SKILLS FOR LIFE
Meets 3rd Thursday of each month
3-4:30 PM – Mary’s Parlor/206
Leader: Karen Allbright Jones
Held at various times throughout the week. Check the calendar for times and places and contact the leaders (Rena-Grace Nietmann or Jan Lynne) about levels of instruction. If you would like to attend, call the church office (778-1950) to sign up.
Granite Creek Hunger Ministries
Cook and/or serve food to the needy. Call Carol Lark or see web page
The 2016 Annual Women’s Retreat is scheduled at Chapel Rock, Prescott, on November 4-6. We will continue on the theme of “It Is Well with My Soul,” with the added focus of “Ignite!” What does it mean to come from a Wesleyan heritage in which hearts are strangely warmed? How do we move from feeling tired, separated, bored without faith to having a new passion for God! Come explore our Wesleyan heritage, rest and know that you are loved during this awesome week-end together! This year, we invite participant’s families to join us for our outdoor Sunday morning worship service! If you would like to be part of this wonderful event, call the church office (778-1950) to sign up.
Advent Bible Study
Messiah Prophets foretold of His incarnation, angels and shepherds rejoiced at his birth, friends cried for joy at his resurrection, the book of Revelation proclaims His second coming. He is Jesus, the Messiah. George Frederick Handel put Charles Jennens biblical extracts to music to create the best known and most loved of all sacred oratorios in the work we simply refer to as “Messiah”. It is these passages; starting with the prophetical texts from the Book of Isaiah, to the miracle of His birth in Bethlehem, His life, death and resurrection as chronicled in the Gospels, to a vision of the shining City on the Hill, that form the material for this year’s Advent Study. Using the LifeGuide Bible Study “The Messiah” by Douglas Connelly we will study and discuss these profound biblical passages as we let Handel’s musical score inspire us to greater understanding and insight into the heart of the Jewish and Christian beliefs. This study will change the way you listen to The Messiah forever, and may very well change the way you live. Multiple class schedules will be offered during the four weeks of Advent starting the week of November 27 with signups beginning in early November.