Religion Briefs, Oct. 31, 2009

Food donation theme of luncheon

The Grand Junction Women’s Connection luncheon will be at 12:15 p.m. Nov. 12 at Two Rivers Convention Center.

“The Bare Cupboard” is the theme. The luncheon will include a fundraising fair. To donate items call Ruth Ann Walker at 241-8766.

Music will be by Jean Bell and Her Family Fiddlin’ Band. Bell also will be the speaker.

Cost is $13.50 for the program, meal and tip. For child care funds call Deborah at 523-1904.

Reservations for the lunch are required and can be made by calling Marilyn at 245-9799 by Nov. 7.

Women’s Day of Prayer to be Monday

“Seeing God’s Creation with New Eyes” will be the theme of this year’s women’s World Day of Prayer from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Bookcliff Baptist Church, 12th Street and Patterson Road.

A soup supper will be followed by two hours of prayer about women’s concerns around the world.

Call 243-9285 for information.

Baptist women’s group to have auction

The women of First Baptist Church are hosting a silent auction of antiques, jewelry, handcrafts and more.

The event begins at 10 a.m. Nov. 7, at the church, 720 Grand Ave.

Churches offer support to shelter

Churches in Grand Junction are offering their sites as emergency shelters for the overflow of people from Homeward Bound, the community homeless shelter.

The Global Heart Spiritual Center will be an emergency shelter the evenings of Nov. 15-28 and welcomes volunteers from the community to serve at the center, 1622 Glenwood Ave. Volunteer training will be from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 8 at the center.

Call Sherry Cole at 361-8308 for information.

Additional volunteer training will be Nov. 21, Dec. 12 and Jan. 9 at Homeward Bound. For information, call Jordan McGinnis at 256-9424.

Clifton church collecting gifts for kids

Clifton Christian Church will be a collection point for Operation Christmas Child. People can pack shoe boxes with gifts for children in more than 100 countries who are suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty.

Gifts will be collected at the church, 615 Interstate 70 Business Loop, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16-20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 21, 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 22 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 23.

Call 800-353-5949 for information.

Gideons speaker to be at Appleton

Gary Linton of Gideons International will speak during the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Nov. 8 at Appleton Christian Church, 2510 Interstate 70 Frontage Road.

Call 242-7380 for more information.

Canyon View schedules children’s expo

Canyon View Christian Church, 736 24 1/2 Road, will host its second Reaching Children in Crisis Expo during services at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 and 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nov. 15.

The church will host organizations that specialize in domestic and international adoptions, foster care and orphan care.

Call Jane Yamaguchi at 424-0174 for more information.

Unity Church talks scheduled

Beginning Sunday, the Rev. J. Douglas Bottorff, author of three books, will present a series of 12 Sunday talks based on the book “Lessons in Truth,” by H. Emilie Cady, at Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St.

The first six in the series are “Bondage or Liberty, Which?” Nov. 1; “Statement of Being,” Nov. 8; “Thinking,” Nov. 15; “Denials,” Nov. 22; “Affirmations,” Nov. 29; and “Faith,” Dec. 6.

The series will continue after the Christmas holiday. Call 243-3550 for information.


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