Religion Briefs, Oct. 13, 2013

Burritos, green chili at Sacred Heart

The Sacred Heart Youth Group will sell burritos and green chili from 4:30–7 p.m. today at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 433 E. Aspen Ave., in Fruita.

Cost is $7 for a beef or bean burrito smothered with homemade green chili, along with rice, dessert and a drink.

Meals can be eaten at the Parish Hall, or taken to go. Proceeds will support the youth and upcoming conferences they hope to attend.

Call Colleen at 640-7761 for information.

‘Closeness to Others’ at Yoga West


Closeness to Others, a class in the “Developing Our Compassion” Buddhist mediation series, will be from 1–2:30 p.m. today at Yoga West Collective, 1025 Main St.

Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.

Call 303-813-9551 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.

Pumpkin Fest at Crossroads United


Crossroads United Methodist Church will have its annual Pumpkin Fest beginning at noon Sunday at 599 30 Road.

There will be a bump ‘n’ jump, games, hot dogs, a root beer garden and a pumpkin maze. All sizes of pumpkins will be available to purchase.

Spaghetti dinner Oct. 26 at Covenant


Covenant Presbyterian Church, 237 32 Road will host a spaghetti dinner from 4:30–6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the church.

Cost is $10 per person and will feature the spaghetti dinner, a garden salad, bread and homemade desserts.

The public is invited to attend.

Call 434-5683 for information.

Pumpkin patch at Montrose United


The Montrose United Methodist Church youth group will host a pumpkin patch from 4–6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m.–
2 p.m. Saturdays and 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Sundays through October at the church.

Proceeds from the sale of pumpkins will be used for mission projects in the community, the church’s summer camp on Grand Mesa and flood recovery on the Front Range.

Call 249-3716 for information.

Fall Bazaar at American Lutheran


The annual Fall Bazaar, hosted by the Women’s Ministry of American Lutheran Church, will be from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Oct. 25 and 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the church, 631 26 1/2 Road.

Lunch will be served each day from 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Proceeds, along with Thrivent matching funds, will benefit community and worldwide projects.

New Beginnings Bazaar at Crossroads


The New Beginnings Bazaar Craft Sale, hosted by Crossroads United Methodist Church Missions and United Methodist Women, will be from 4–7 p.m. Oct. 25 and from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Oct. 26 at Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road.

Dinner will be available Friday, and lunch on Saturday. The annual cookie walk also happens Saturday.

Call 242-0577 for information.

Pope John Paul II Academy relocates


The Pope John Paul II Academy has relocated to its permanent home near the intersection of Sunnyside and 6700 Road in Montrose, and the school’s 67 students and 10 teachers started school in the new building earlier this week.

The Catholic school opened in 2008, leasing the school building belonging to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for its first five years in operation. An anonymous benefactor purchased and donated the 21 acres on which the new school now stands. A $187,000 donation from the local Knights of Columbus, and funds from other donors enabled the Academy to break ground last year.

The Academy will host its annual benefit today at the new building, featuring a live and silent auction, live music and a catered dinner. Keynote speaker is Kevin Roberts, president of Wyoming Catholic College. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for children.

Call 249-2996 or visit for information.


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