Religion Briefs, Nov. 13, 2010

Sale scheduled at Immaculate Heart

The local court of Catholic Daughters of the Americas will host an inventory reduction of religious goods and Rada Cutlery sale from 4 to 6 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 26 1/2 and H roads.

Call 243-1092 for information.

Alternative Christmas Fair set Sunday

Grand Valley Peace and Justice will present the 20th annual Alternative Christmas Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Park Barn.

Shoppers can browse more than 50 local and international displays featuring the projects of nonprofit organizations, then donate to their favorites.

For information, call 243-0136 or visit http://www.gvpeace

World Community Day to be Nov. 19

World Community Day, sponsored by Church Women United, will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 19 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 3888 27 1/2 Road.

Church Women United is an ecumenical movement of women (and men) from Christian traditions. Celebration services encourage dialogue with all people of faith on contemporary issues. With the theme “Building the Beloved Community,” the event is a gathering to renew faith and commitment to the worthy goal.

Call 263-4473 for information.

Honor Israel night slated in Montrose

Praise Him Ministries will host A Night to Honor Israel, in association with Christians United for Israel, at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Montrose Pavilion in Montrose.

Guest speakers are Nonie Darwish, an author who was born in Cairo, Egypt; Billye Brim, an international evangelist and prophecy teacher; Elliott Chodoff, who serves at the deputy chief of staff for Population for the Northern Region of Israel in Home Front Command; and Dudu (David) Fisher, an Israeli singer and actor.

Admission is free.

Clifton church taking shoebox gifts

Clifton Christian Church, 615 Interstate 70 Business Loop in Clifton, is serving as a drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts.

Organizations, families, churches, Scout troops, community groups and businesses are welcome to take part in creating shoe box gifts for needy children worldwide. The shoeboxes are filled with school supplies, toys, necessity items, hard candy and a letter of encouragement. Step-by-step shoebox packing instructions are online at

Organizers are hoping to collect more than 3,700 shoebox gifts.

National Collection Week is Nov. 15-22.

Call 800-353-5949 for information.


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