Religion Briefs, April 26, 2014

Burritos, green chili at Sacred Heart

The Sacred Heart youth group will sell burritos and green chili beginning at 4 p.m. today in the Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 433 E. Aspen Ave. in Fruita.

Cost is $7 for a beef/bean burrito, smothered with homemade green chili, served with rice, dessert and a drink. The food can been eaten at the Parish Hall or taken to go. All proceeds will support the youth and their trip to an upcoming youth conference.

Call Colleen at 640-7761 for information.

Hale, McCabe to present at Spirit of Life


Near-death supernatural encounters in the mountains of Alaska will be the topic of a slide and video presentation by Alaskan climbers Jim Hale and Dan McCabe at 7 tonight at Spirit of Life Christian Fellowship, 2923 North Ave., Suite 3.

The “Mountain of God” presentation will detail experiences of live-saving supernatural intervention in extreme situations.

Call 640-9672 for information.

Day of Prayer at Ministerial Alliance


The Grand Junction Ministerial Alliance will host the community observance of the National Day of Prayer at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa County Courthouse, at Sixth Street and Rood Avenue.

Call Pastor Jim Hale at 640-9672 for more information.

Taize service at Montrose United


Montrose United Methodist Church will have a Taize service at 7 p.m. Thursday in the sanctuary, 19 S. Park Ave. in Montrose.

The quiet, prayerful experience combines prayer, scripture reading and response, singing and silent medication.

Call the church office at 249-3716 for information.

Afternoon tea at Orchard Mesa Baptist


A Mother/Daughter Hats & Heels Afternoon Tea is set for 2–4 p.m. May 3 at Orchard Mesa Baptist Church, 2748 B 1/2 Road.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with your mom or your daughter and wear your best spring hat for judging.

There is no charge, however those planning to attend should call Women on Mission director Brenda Hart, at 255-7312, to reserve a spot.

‘Brilliant Star’ earns national awards


“Brilliant Star” magazine and “Brilliant Star” online, character education tools used by Bahá’ís of the Grand Valley, received three prestigious awards for excellence in communication from the Religion Communicators Council, a national interfaith organization.

Area Bahá’ís use the print and Internet materials in children’s classes and at local events for both educational and entertainment value.

The website,, earned high praise for educational and clear content with a consistent style that is designed to foster exploration by kids. The 2013 series of print magazine was called “entertaining and outstanding in all areas.”

Visit the website or call 434-3089 for information.

‘Canticle to the Cosmos’ set at church


The spring term of Spiritual University at Church of the Nativity will run from 6:30–8 p.m. Thursdays, May 1–29, at the church, 2175 Broadway.

The curriculum is titled “Canticle to the Cosmos” and will be presented in DVD format by Brian Swimme. Discussions will focus on the dilemma of how to reconcile the story of the universe with spiritual roles on earth.

Register at or call the church office at 245-9606.


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