Religion Briefs, Feb. 15, 2014

GriefShare at First Presbyterian

Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the GriefShare program that will begin March 11 at First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road.

The nondenominational program features Christ-centered, biblical teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of loved one. The DVD seminar, offered from 6:30–8 p.m Tuesdays through June 3, features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by small group discussions regarding what was seen on the DVD.

Cost is $15 for a workbook. To register, or for more information, Call Cindi Brower, at 242-1923, by Feb. 26.

Ex-Bronco to speak at First Baptist


Former Denver Bronco football player, and longtime ordained minister Rev. Larron D. Jackson, will speak at the 10:15 a.m. service on Sunday, at First Baptist Church, 720 Grand Ave.

Jackson was drafted into the National Football League in 1971. As a fourth round pick for the Houston Oilers (now Tennessee Titans) he later played for the Denver Broncos from 1971-74, as well as the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, and Detroit Lions.

The Rev. Jackson, licensed in 1978 and ordained in 1982, is the Outreach Minister for the True Light Baptist Church, Denver and the Ministry and Mission Coach for the Denver area churches of The American Baptist Churches of The Rocky Mountain Region.

He holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio.  The focus of his doctoral work was “Curriculum Development For The African-American Church and Community.”  Rev. Jackson is also the author of the recently published book, “The Ghetto, The Gridiron and The Gospel: A Journey In God’s Grace.”

Attend a married couples conference


Victory Life Church, 2066 U.S. Highway 6&50 in Fruita, will host a conference for married couples Feb. 21–22, featuring guest speaker Richard Foth.

“Couples Connected” will begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 and conclude at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 22.

Foth is a nationally known speaker who has served as the president of Bethany College of the Assemblies of God in Santa Cruz, Calif.

Cost for the conference is $20 per couple and child care is available for a minimal cost.

Call the church office at 858-4852 for information.

ShareFest 2014 will be May 3-4


ShareFest 2014 — a weekend of people from different churches and denominations in the Grand Valley coming together to serve the community — is planned for May 3–4.

During the past seven years, more than 50 faith-based organizations have participated in ShareFest, adopting entire neighborhoods and helping with yard clean-up, adopting a school and cleaning all the desks in the school, helping individuals — especially the elderly — by washing windows, turning mattresses, raking and weeding yards, and washing cars.

This year, a group is planning to make care packages for Colorado Mesa University students for finals week and quilters will work on lap quilts for residents in care centers.

If you know someone who could use some help, or if you are in need of assistant, go to and submit your need by April 21 or call 778-4880.


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