Religion Briefs, Aug. 13, 2011

Seminary to offer leadership class

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary will offer a second class in leadership development for the Western Slope.

The course is designed for Christian leaders who would like to pursue an in-depth study of theological disciplines at the seminary level.

The course will be Old Testament introduction during 15 weeks of classroom study and participants will receive three hours of seminary diploma level approved credit.

Classes will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 25 at Monument Baptist Church, 486 23 Road. The class will be taught by Paul A. Dibble, a graduate of Luther Rice Seminary.

Cost is $150 for the course with a $25 enrollment fee.

For information or to register, call Dibble at 242-0722, or the Grand Valley Baptist Association at 241-7009 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Facsimile of Isaiah scroll to be displayed

Calvary Chapel will host the exhibit of The Great Isaiah Scroll from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at 492 Morning Glory Lane.

The exhibit is one of only three facsimiles in the world of the complete scroll of Isaiah. It was discovered in a Qumran cave in 1947. Many scholars consider this to be the most important discovery from the famed Dead Sea Scroll Collection. Dated 100-150 B.C., the Isaiah Scroll is 1,100 years older than the previous complete Hebrew manuscript.

Larger groups of 10 or more who would like to reserve a private viewing of the scroll can call 243-2579 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Film ‘Blood Money’ to be shown Friday

Grand Junction Teens for Life and Mesa County Right to Life will sponsor a free viewing of the film “Blood Money” at 7 p.m. Friday at Providence Reformed Evangelical Church, 2430 Orchard Ave.

The film, narrated by Alveda King, is what its makers believe is the truth behind the abortion industry from the pro-life perspective.

Call Colleen at 639-2533 for information.

Missionary to give presentation on Haiti

Jim Gulley, a missionary for United Methodist Committee on Relief to Haiti, will visit Montrose United Methodist Church, 19 S. Park Ave. in Montrose on Aug. 28.

Gulley will speak at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services and a slide show of Haiti will follow at noon with a potluck lunch in Baldridge Hall.

Call the church office at 249-3716 for more information or reservations for the slide presentation.

Donations for Haiti will be accepted.

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