Religion Briefs, Oct. 13, 2012

Landmark Baptist to have Make My Day

Landmark Baptist Church will have Make My Day Sunday on Sunday.

Colorado Mesa University students who attend the 11 a.m. service at the church, 2711 Unaweep Ave., are invited to participate in a paint ball game and pizza after the service.

Pre-register with the church or get more information by calling 257-1047.

Music and the Family coming to Redlands


Music and the Family, an open house and talent show will take place this evening at the Redlands LDS Church, 2235 Kingston Road.

The open house begins at 6 p.m. and visitors can choose from four classes at 6:10 and 6:35 p.m.:

■ Relief Society Room: Elisa Jones – Listening to Music

■ Young Woman’s Room: Michelle Berry – History and Philosophy of the Suzuki Method

■ Chapel: James Gephard – The Pipe Organ in Worship

■ Scout Room:  Gary McCallister – Traditional Stringed Instruments and the Family

The talent show will be at 7 p.m. and refreshments — Fast Sundaes — will be served at 8 p.m.

Call McCallister at 245-3989 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.

Pumpkins, fun at First United Methodist


The pumpkins have arrived at First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., and the public is invited to join the congregation during several events this weekend.

The pumpkin patch will be open from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. daily through Halloween. There is a variety of pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and more to pick from. Pumpkins start at $1. Proceeds benefit the church youth group’s mission trip to Peru.

The church will host a street dance at 4 p.m. Sunday, featuring the Sunset Cowboy. During the dance, Senior Pastor Rev. Blaine will be placed on a 20-foot high platform to live for three days, or until the fundraising goal of $7,000 is reached.

The dance will also feature a hot dog roast, chips, s’mores, drinks and a raffle.

Call youth director Emily Kempton at 261-4051 for information.

Riggan to perform at Northeast Christian


Singer/songwriter Scott Riggan will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, at Northeast Christian Church, 2001 Patterson Road.

Riggan had a No. 1 hit with “I Love You Lord,” on the Billboard national Christian Adult Contemporary charts for nine months. “I See You,” a cover of the Rich Mullens song, hit the Top 20 on the chart as well.

Riggan has traveled internationally and performed as a guest of the Chinese government, produced a Mandarin worhsip CD and facilitated short-term mission trips.

Call 243-6672 or visit for information.

Church of Christ to have clothing drive


The Grand Junction Church of Christ, 2893 Patterson Road, will have its annual clothing drive Oct. 15–26.

Clothing and coats that are clean and wearable will be accepted. The clothing give-away will be Nov. 1–3. Anyone in the community can get needed clothing or a coat during the give-away.

For more information, call 245-4210.

Stand up for religious freedom on Rood


A Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally will be from noon–1 p.m. Oct. 20, at the Federal Courthouse, at Fourth Street and Rood Avenue.

Citizens of Mesa County will take to the streets to voice public opposition to the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services Mandate, that forces employees, including religious schools and hospitals, to provide free contraceptives, surgical sterilizations and abortion-inducing drugs through their health plans, regardless of religious or moral convictions.

Call Colleen at 640-7761 for information.

Nazarene to host ‘One Stop, Shop Craft’


First Church of the Nazarene will host the second “One Stop, Shop Craft and Small Business Extravaganza” from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Nov. 3, and is inviting the public to participate.

Those who do crafts or have a small, home-based business, are welcome to participate. Space is limited and the vendor cost is $20 per booth. The registration fee will support future events and ministries.

Those attending the Nov. 3 extravaganza are asked to bring a staple food item that could be used in a Thanksgiving basket, or a cash donation.

Call Shirley Oliver at 245-3125 or 260-0497 for a vendor registration form or for more information.


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