Religion Briefs, April 27, 2013

Celebrate National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer events are planned for several locations:

■ Community prayer gathering, hosted by Grand Junction Ministerial Alliance, 12:15–1 p.m. Thursday, May 2, Mesa County Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave., 640-9672.

■ In Fruita, from 11 a.m.–noon Thursday, May 2, Circle Park, at the intersection of Mesa Street and Aspen Avenue, donations accepted, 270-8515, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

■ First-ever observance in the Plateau Valley, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, Service Woman’s Memorial Park in Collbran, 778-6846.

Life Support conflict resolution class

Christian Peacemaking Resource will host a Life Support conflict resolution class from noon–12:50 p.m. at United Way of Mesa County in the US Bank building, 422 White Ave., Suite 337.

The topic is “Forgiveness: What it is and What it is Not,” presented by Jan Olson. Classes are free, donations are accepted. A brown bag lunch starts at 11:45 a.m.

Visit or call 210-2339 for information.

Church Women United to have luncheon


Church Women United of the Grand valley will have a May Friendship Day salad luncheon and program at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 3888 27 1/2 Road.

Ladies are invited to take a salad. Church Women United is a local organization that meets at 9 a.m. the third Monday of each month at First Christian Church. Women from all churches in the valley are invited to attend.

Navajo tacos for sale at Sacred Heart

The Sacred Heart Youth Group will sell Navajo tacos from 
4:30 to 7 p.m. todayin the Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 433 E. Aspen Ave., in Fruita.

Cost is $7 for a Navajo taco, lemonade and homemade dessert. Meals can be eaten at the Parish Hall, or taken to go. All proceeds will support the youth and conference they hope to attend.

Call Colleen at 640-7761 for information.

Spring Banquet at A Taste of Heaven


Mesa County Right to Life will sponsor its sixth annual Spring Banquet at 6 p.m. May 10 at A Taste of Heaven, 2817 North Ave.

The banquet will include dinner and guest speaker Heather Surovik, whose unborn baby, Brady, was killed by a drunk driver after one of her last prenatal visits.

Tickets to the banquet are $20 for adults, $10 for teens and $50 for a family. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event.

Call 970-812-9911 for tickets and information.

Spring series: Earth, humans and cosmos


Church of the Nativity, 2175 Broadway, will devote its spring term of Spiritual University to the story of Earth, human and cosmic development as told by “Journey of the Universe.”

The five-part educational series, based on the Emmy-winning documentary by Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker, will be presented from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 2–30.

The series explores the science/faith connection in burgeoning human-Earth relations and features scholars, environmentalists and artists discussing vibrant and sustainable societies currently being created worldwide. “Journey of the Universe” aired nationally on PBS in 2011.

Tuition is $20. Call 245-9606 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.


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