Religion Briefs, Oct. 24, 2009

Missionaries to present programs Sunday

Missions Sunday will welcome visiting missionaries from Fundamental Baptist Missions International at Landmark Baptist Church, 2711 Unaweep Ave.

Isaac and Nicole Hunsinger will present their work in Guyana during Sunday school at 10 a.m. Mark and Priscilla Longworth will present their work in India during the 6 p.m. service.

Call 257-1047 for information.

Financial program to begin Nov. 1

Christian Challenge BSU will host the Financial Peace University, a 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, beginning at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at 801 Gunnison Ave.

Call Victoria Tucker at 424-0006 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information or to register.

Teacher/author next in speaker series

Koinona: A center for Spirituality and Peace will present Luis Lopez in a dialogue about work and spirituality at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 730 25 Road. The event is part of The Inspired Speaker Series.

Lopez teaches Latin and Greek mythology as well as creative writing at Mesa State College and won the 2008 American Book Award for his book of poetry, “Each Month I Sing.”

Call 242-3947 for information.

Pilgrimage in 2010 subject of potluck

Immaculate Heart of Mary is promoting an 11-day pilgrimage tour next year to Italy and Germany and will host a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. today at the church for people who would like to learn more information about the upcoming trip.

The September 2010 pilgrimage will include visits to Rome, Assissi, Florence and Milan in Italy, and a visit to Oberammergau near Munich, Germany, to witness the 2010 Passion Play.

Call 640-7112 for information.

Lutheran church to have supper, service

Churches in the Wisconsin Lutheran Evangelical Synod will host the Western Slope Area Reformation Service at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church at the corner of Seventh Street and Horizon Drive. Supper will be served starting at 5:15 p.m. and all are welcome.

Call 210-4648 for information.

Concert slated at Faith Heights Church

Krystal Meyers will perform in concert at 10 a.m. Sunday at Faith Heights Church, 600 28 1/4 Road, Call 245-3755 for information.

Family harvest party to be Friday

Northeast Christian Church will have a family harvest party from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at 2001 Patterson Road.

There will be food, candy, games and a jump castle.

Call 243-6672 for information.

Illusionist part of family fun night

First Presbyterian Church will host a night of family fun with Christian illusionist Mel LaMar on Oct. 31 at 3940 27 1/2 Road.

The evening will begin with games for elementary school-age children and a trunk-or-treat from 4 to 7 p.m.

LaMar will present a fun-filled program of magical illusion, expert juggling, ventriloquism and song at 7 p.m.

Call 242-1923 for information.

Turkish outreach to have anniversary

Turkish World Outreach, which provides Christian outreach to Muslims in Turkey, will celebrate its 40th anniversary from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 508 Fruitvale Court.

There will be refreshments and a tour of the facility.

Call 434-1942 for information.

Sect challenges seizure of land trust

SALT LAKE CITY — A polygamous sect is asking the Utah Supreme Court to overturn a state court decision that stripped the religious purposes from its communal land trust.

In a court filing, attorneys for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints argue that making the United Effort Plan Trust secular was a violation of the faith’s constitutionally protected religious rights.

Valued at more than $110 million, the trust holds most of the property in Hildale, Utah; Colorado City, Ariz.; and Bountiful, British Columbia — communities that are homes to FLDS members.

The UEP was formed in 1942 on a religious principle known as the Holy United Order, which calls for the sharing of assets for the benefit of all who follow the tenets of the faith. Utah’s 3rd District Court seized the trust after allegations of mismanagement by church leader Warren Jeffs in 2005.


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