Briefs: Local Religion October 11, 2008

Candidates’ views on faith to be shown

• The Grand Valley Interfaith Network has been taping area religious leaders and political candidates about their values and political opinions. The video, “Who is Speaking for God? What is the Connection between your faith and your vote?” will be shown at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Mesa State College in the Ziegel Room. The video will also be available on For information, call 216-5116.

Spiritual center to host guest speaker

• The Global Heart Spiritual Center, 1622 Glenwood Ave, will have guest speaker Eugene Holden at 10 a.m. Sunday. Holden coordinates The World Ministry of Prayer Practitioners for The United Centers for Spiritual Living and will begin ministerial training this year. For information, call 242-2043 or visit

Methodist church’s bazaar to be Nov. 1

• FRUITA — Fruita United Methodist Church, 405 E. Aspen Ave., will have a One World Bazaar from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1. A Navajo taco dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4-6:30 p.m. Cost is $8 or $5 for children under 10. There will be a tea room and a cookie walk. For information, call 858-3490.

Church plans annual cookie-soup event

• PALISADE — Palisade United Methodist Church’s annual cookie walk and soup luncheon will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1. There will be craft vendors as well. For information, call 523-7689.

Prayer meeting held every Saturday

• “Prayer for America” will take place at 6 p.m. each Saturday evening through Nov. 1 at The Lighthouse. For information, call 250-9160.

Legal documents seminar to take place

• The Two Rivers Center for Spiritual Living, 3150 Lakeside Drive, No. 103, will have an advance directives seminar at 2 p.m. Sunday. Living wills, will and medical directives will be discussed. For information, call 201-0989 or visit

Baha’i assembly delegate selected

• Nearly 50 local Baha’i’s from western and southern Colorado attended the annual Baha’i Unit Convention to elect a delegate. In April the delegates will meet to elect nine people to serve on the National Spiritual Assembly in their respective countries. For information about the Baha’i Faith call 245-7276.

Methodist church plans October events

• Crossroads United Methodist Church will have a pumpkin patch from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays during the month of October. It will be closed on Sundays. All proceeds benefit the youth summer mission trip.
The church will have a pumpkin festival from 12:20 to 3 p.m. Oct. 19. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the root beer garden and meal.
Halloween Town will take place from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 19 with games and treats for children. Take one canned food item to benefit the Clifton Food Bank.

Mormons urged to strive for unity

• SALT LAKE CITY — Mormons should strive for unity at home, in the church and with those whose backgrounds and opinions differ from Latter-day Saints, a senior church leader said.
Henry B. Eyring, the senior counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said at the faith’s semiannual General Conference that the divisions that come with increased conflict between people around the world could “infect” Mormons.
Eyring said the path to unity is through faith, humility, prayer and service to God. Eyring also said Mormons can be peacemakers in times of conflict by looking for common ground.
“The great peacemakers, the restorer of unity, is one who finds a way to help people see that shared truth,” he said.
The General Conference draws more than 100,000 people to the church’s downtown Salt Lake City conference center and is broadcast live to millions more by satellite and over the Internet.
Apostle Robert D. Hales also touched on critiques of Mormonism by other faiths.
“More regrettable than the church being accused of not being Christian is when church members react to such accusations in an un-Christlike way,” Hales said.


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