Briefs: Religion briefs Sept. 12, 2009

• Women’s event to be at Fairmoun Hall

Women ages 17-25 are invited to an evening of Pasta and Pampering, hosted by Stonecroft Ministries, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Fairmount Hall, at 12th Street and Bookcliff Avenue.

The event will include manicures and neck massages, as well as music by Mesa State College student Vickie Tucker. Shekina Cardona of Delta will share stories of travel abroad.

Cost is $5 for the meal, the pampering and the program and complimentary child care is available.

For reservations, call Debbie at 256-1729 or Susie at 243-7266 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

• GJ history presentation set Sept. 26

Local historian Dave Fishell will present the history of Grand Junction at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Monument Presbyterian Church, 2020 1/2 S. Broadway.

The event is free and open to the public.

Call 255-6549 or go to for information.

• Methodists plan fall schedule program

Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, will celebrate fall with Rally Sunday on Sunday to kick off its new fall schedule.

Contemporary service is from 9 to 10 a.m., traditional service
10:30 to 11:30 a.m., children’s Sunday school 9 to 10:15 a.m. and a variety of adult

Sunday school classes begin at 9 and 10:15 a.m.

A potluck lunch will follow on Sunday at 11:45 a.m.

Call 245-1478 for information.

• Olathe site of teen challenge Sept. 25

OLATHE — Teen Challenge House of Promise will have its Fall Gala Sept. 25 at 7750 60.25 Road.

The annual fundraiser will begin with a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. and dinner and the program at 6:30 p.m.

Teen Challenge House of Promise is a residential program for moms with life-controlling issues. Moms and their preschool children learn Biblical principles that lead to spiritual, emotional, mental, social and economic wholeness in a safe environment.

Seating is limited. Tickets for the gala are $20 each or $150 for a table of eight and can be purchased by calling 323-6013 by Sept. 18.

• Program focuses on fight against AIDS

Dr. Don Messer, founder of the Center for the Church and Global AIDS and respected author, will talke about his extensive work in India, Africa and Asia to develop programs that combat the pandemic disease AIDS.

The presentation is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave.

Messer will share a slide show of outreach efforts and answer questions about the disease. Others are invited to participate with devotions, prayers and experiences.

An offering of quarters will be taken.

Call 242-4850 or e-mail Rev. Annie Arnoldy at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.

• Rabbi to be here for Rosh Hashanah

Congregation Ohr Shalom, Grand Valley’s Reform Jewish congregation, will host

Rabbi Lewis Bogage of Denver as he leads Rosh Hashanah evening services at 7:30 Sept. 18.

On Sept. 19, he will lead a children’s service at 9 a.m., morning service at 10 and a Tashlich Service at 1 p.m. at the river.

There is also a service at 10 a.m. Sept. 20.

For information, call 243-2491 or go to http://www.ohrshalomgj. org.

• UN Peace Day programs planned

MONTROSE — Nine organizations will sponsor programs the weekend of Sept. 18-20 to help individuals and the community come together to discuss and experience peace and unity as part of the celebration of the United Nations International Peace Day on Sept. 21.

For information on the individual programs and locations, call Rev. Arlyn Macdonald at 252-0908.


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