Fruita Christian Church marks 50 years

Fruita Christian Church will celebrate 50 years of service with a barbecue and program at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, 208 N. Maple St. in Fruita.

Former pastors will speak, and it will be "a special time of singing, thanksgiving, stories and celebration," a news release said.

The church will also host "Letters to the Church," a video series by Francis Chan, beginning June 5.

Call Pastor Tim Collins at 623-5823 for information regarding regular worship service times, Wednesday Bible study, youth group activities and upcoming camps.

Church sponsors Alzheimer's classes

First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27½ Road, will sponsor four classes in June, presented by the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Classes will be from 1–2:30 p.m.

■ June 6: Know the Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters

■ June 13: Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

■ June 20: Effective Communication Strategies

■ June 27: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign-up at alz.org/co.

Jewish festival of Shavuot planned

Dai Mission Ministries, a Messianic Jewish ministerial alliance, will celebrate the Jewish festival of Shavuot from 6–10 p.m. June 8 at First Baptist Church, 1250 Pioneer Road, in Delta.

"Shavuot, also called the Feast of Weeks, is a festival occurring fifty days after Passover that commemorates the time when God dispensed the Torah — the body of Jewish religious law beginning with the Ten Commandments — to the fledgling nation of Israel assembled at Mount Sinai by Moses," a news release said.

"Originally a harvest festival, it marks when the ancient Israelites gathered the wheat harvest after a successful growing season. For Christians, Shavuot is also the date of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit first fell upon the followers of the Messiah, Jesus (known by His Hebrew name, Yeshua, to Messianic Jews), at an upper room at the Second Temple in Jerusalem circa 30–36 AD."

The celebration is free and open to the public, although donations will be accepted. There will be dancing, music and a Shavuot sermon, along with readings from the Book of Ruth. A cheese and dairy-themed potluck supper is scheduled before the celebration.

Call 970-549-0492 or visit daimission.org for information.

3 churches sponsor June sports camp

The churches of Downtown Vineyard, First Presbyterian and Life Community will host "Beyond the Gold" Sports Camp, June 17–21, in partnership with UW Sports Ministry.

The camp will offer coaching and instruction in soccer, flag football, and cheerleading for children ages 6–12 and basketball and volleyball for children ages 8–12.

The camp will go from 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m. each day at Columbine Park, 544 28 ¼ Road.

Based on 1 Corinthians 9:24–25, "Beyond the Gold" Sports Camp offers quality sports instruction, as well as Biblical teaching that campers can apply to sports and competition.

The registration fee is $60 for the first child in a family and $30 for each additional child. All campers will receive a camp T-shirt. Campers can register at any of the sponsoring churches, or call 242-1923 for information.

PAWS for a blessing service scheduled

Church of the Nativity will have its monthly PAWS for a Blessing Service at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church, 2175 Broadway.

Weather permitting, the service will be outdoors, around the fire pit, behind the church building. All animals and their humans are welcome. Bring a photo of your animal(s) if it is more practical.

Call 462-6892 for information.

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