Religion Briefs, Nov. 10, 2012

Methodist church sponsors food drive

Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road, will sponsor a food drive Nov. 11–18, to benefit the Clifton Christian Church Food Bank.

Take donations to the church from 9 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.–noon Friday.

Also, from Nov. 16–18, a trailer will be parked in front of the church for donations.

Donations of nonperishable food items, such as peanut butter, canned meats, canned fruit and vegetables, rice, flour, sugar, boxed meals and more, are welcome.

Call 242-0577 for information.

Buddhist meditation classes continue


Avalokiteshvara Buddhist Center in Denver is continuing a series of meditation classes in Grand Junction today.

The class, titled “The Art of Meditation — Concentration,” is from 1–2:30 p.m., at Yoga West, 1025 Main St.

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

Visit or call 303-813-9551 for information.

Eckert church to have Harvest Dinner


Eckert Presbyterian Church will have its Harvest Dinner from 4–7 p.m. Wednesday, at the church, 13025 Colorado Highway 65, in Eckert.

The menu will feature roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn, cole slaw, dinner roll a choice of dessert and beverages.

Cost is $10 for adults, $6 ages for ages 6–12, and younger than 6 are free.

Call 835-3388 for information.

Church, Wendy’s to team on fundraiser


The youth mission team of the Montrose United Methodist Church will partner with Wendy’s restaurant in Montrose for a fundraiser from 5–8 p.m. Wednesday. 

The proceeds from a portion of food sales at the restaurant, 2340 S. Townsend Ave., during the three-hour period, will be used to help pay for a mission trip to Belize next year.

Call 249-3716 for information.

Bob Cook new pastor at Victory Life


Victory Life Church, an Assemblies of God church with facilities at 2066 U.S. Highway 6 & 50, has welcomed new pastor, Bob Cook and his wife, Sherilyn.

The Cooks began their ministry with the church Aug. 26, relocating to Grand Junction from Springfield, Mo.

Victory Life Church (formerly First Assembly), was the home church during the formative years of Pastor Cook, a 1968 graduate of Grand Junction High School, and Sherilyn (Harris), a 1970 graduate of Grand Junction High School.

Pastor Cook has served congregations in Provo, Utah and Boulder and also served as the district superintendent for AG churches in Colorado and Utah, with offices in Colorado Springs. He holds an undergraduate degree from Bethany Bible College, a graduate degree from Denver Seminary, and a doctoral degree in Christian Leadership from the AG Theological Seminary.

The Cooks have three children and nine grandchildren. Their oldest son, Joshua Cook, and his family have also joined the pastoral staff at VLC, serving as one of the associate pastors.


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