Religion Briefs, May 4, 2013


Cedaredge church celebrates 100 years

St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Cedaredge will celebrate its 100th anniversary Sunday, May 12.

Mass will be celebrated at 8 a.m. followed by a brunch in St. Ann’s Hall.

Bishop Fernando Isern will be on hand to help parishioners celebrate the special occasion. Along with the anniversary, the church will celebrate Mothers Day, First Communion, Father Canice’ birthday and the blessing of the Knights of Columbus Ten Commandments.

The first church in Cedaredge was built in 1913 on the land where the current church now stands. Mass was celebrated once a month for about 15 families. The need for a new church was recognized in 1958 and after much fundraising — mostly from the ladies of the Parish serving at every gathering they could find — the new church was dedicated on Sept. 22, 1968 by Bishop Charles Buswell. In 1983, construction of a catechetical center and west wing began. The new addition, named St. Ann’s Hall, was dedicated by Bishop Arthur Tafoya on June 22, 1984.

Interfaith service at Episcopal Church


An interfaith service in memory of animal companions will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday, at Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 2175 Broadway.

The public is invited to join the simple service of remembrance under the trees in the backyard. Participants will gather around a campfire to read the names and share stories of animals who have blessed their lives. Bring photos, if you wish.

Call 245-9606 for information.

Westmont, Chamber singers at 30 Road


The Westmont College Choir and Chamber Singers will present a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road.

Located in Santa Barbara, Calif., Westmont College is an undergraduate, residential, Christian, liberal arts community. The choir comprises 50 undergraduate musicians, performing contemporary sacred and secular music, spirituals, jazz and music from other cultures.

Yard sale today at Monument Baptist


Monument Baptist Church Youth Mission will have a yard sale from 8 a.m to 3 p.m. today, at the church, 23 Road and Broadway.

All proceeds will be used for a World Changers Mission trip to roof, paint and provide construction work on lower-income homes in the western region of the United States.

The Montrose United Methodist Church youth group will have a yard sale May 11 and seeks donations of good, gently used items.

Donations will be accepted from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the church, 19 S. Park Ave., in Montrose. Arrangements for drop-off of donations at other times can be made by calling the church office at 249-3716.

Men can step up at Canyon View


The Stepping Up Video Conference, that helps men navigate the balance of being a father, husband, friend and leader, will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11, in the chapel at Canyon View Vineyard Church, 736 24 1/2 Road.

The conference is taught by Christian leaders Mark Driscoll, Matt Chandler, Stu Weber and many others. Cost is $25 per person and breakfast and lunch are provided.

Call the church at 242-7970 to sign up. Walk-ins will also be taken.

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The Gathering celebrating anniversary


The Gathering will celebrate its third anniversary as a new church at 10 a.m. Sunday, at 801 Gunnison Ave., with pastors David A. Crowle and Paul J. Williams.

The Rev. Randy Popineau, district secretary of the Rocky Mountain District Council of the Assemblies of God, will be the guest speakers.

Rick Long to speak at Grace Church


Pastor Rick Long from Grace Church of Arvada will be the guest speaker at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, at Grace Church of Grand Junction, 2817 North Ave.

Call 523-9418 for more information.


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