Religion Briefs, Oct. 8, 2016



Presbyterians plan food-packing event

First Presbyterian Church will host a Colorado Feeding Kids food packing event on Sunday at the church, 3940 27 1/2 Road. 

The congregation will pack 20,000 meals during the event that will occur in two groups — from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1:15 to 3 p.m.

Colorado Feeding Kids is a non-profit volunteer organization in Denver whose mission is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in Colorado and to feed starving children throughout the world, a news release said.

“Food banks have experienced a dramatic increase in food needs for children, families and seniors right here at home over the past two years. These meals are nutritionally balanced to meet recommended dietary and taste great guide lines.”

All of the meals — a macaroni and cheese mix developed by Outreach Inc. — will remain in the Grand Valley.

Call Debe Colby at 242-1923 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.

Course discovers spiritual animal link


Spiritual University will offer a new daytime course, “Of Saints and Animals,” from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through Nov. 2, at Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 2175 Broadway.

The DVD-based series is taught by Franciscan brother, William Short and is moderated by the Rev. Blaine Scott. It tells how earlier Christian generations understood their fellow creatures to communicate spiritual meaning.

Rev. Scott is a United Methodist clergy of 25 years, most recently serving as senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Grand Junction. He now serves as a Senior Care Family Guide and with his wife, Tracy Scott, runs Steadfast Steeds Horse Sanctuary in Glade Park.

Course tuition is $20 and scholarships available. Register at or call 245-9606 for information.   

Church Women United host luncheon


Church Women United will host World Community Day with a salad luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, 720 Grand Ave.

Take a salad to share. The program, “Sharing Gifts at the Table,” will follow the luncheon.

Chili cook-off to benefit coming mission


Appleton Christian Church is raising funds for its upcoming mission trip and will host a chili cook-off beginning at noon Oct. 22, at the church, 2510 Interstate 70 Frontage Road. 

The entry fee is $10 and is limited to the first 20 entries. Entry deadline is noon Oct. 14. Entry forms are available by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Sampling tickets will cost 50 cents. Each person will receive one ballot to help determine prize winners. Judging will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. and winners will be announced at 2 p.m. Prizes range from $10 for third place to $50 for first place.

Call Phyllis Bolsinger at 216-8258 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or Pastor Dan Baker, 822-2717, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.

Covenant Church hosts pasta dinner


Covenant Presbyterian Church will have a spaghetti dinner with all the fixings from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15, at the church, 237 32 Road.

Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 5 to 12. Ages younger than 5 are free. The dinner will feature the spaghetti, a garden salad, French bread and homemade desserts.

Call 434-5683 for tickets and information.

Canyon View presents ‘The Symphony’


Canyon View Vineyard Church Chapel will host a rebroadcast of Beth Moore’s “The Symphony” Living Proof Simulcast from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the chapel, 736 24 1/2 Road.

Beth Moore, a well-known Bible teacher and best-selling author, is brought to audiences by LifeWay Christian Resources in this event that challenges and encourages women to grow deeply in their faith, a news release said.

All ladies are welcome. Sign up for the event at or call Marty at 242-7970, Ext. 173. If you attended the September live simulcast, there is no charge to see it again. Newcomers can purchase tickets for $15. Lunch is on your own. No childcare will be available.


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