Christian illusionist plans local show

Nationally touring Christian illusionist Phil Dalton will stop in Grand Junction on Monday, June 3, as part of a tour that features 50 shows in 50 states in 50 days.

Dalton tours the country with one of the wildest, most energetic magic shows you've ever seen, a news release said.

"With 25 years as a performer, several tons of equipment and a cast of seven family members, this show is truly a one-of-a-kind experience you wont wan't to miss."

The free show is at 6:30 p.m. June 3 at Grand Junction First Church of the Nazarene, 2802 Patterson Road. A barbecue will start at 5:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted to go toward Dalton's touring expenses.

Visit or call the church at 245-3125 for information.

Lutheran church schedules Bible school

Messiah Lutheran Church will host "The Incredible Race" vacation Bible school June 10–14 at the church, 840 N. 11th St.

Drop-off is 8:30 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. daily, concluding at noon.

"We're off on a race around the world as we discover that no matter where we live, what language we speak, or what we look like, we are all part of the same family," a news release said.

The event includes songs, crafts, games, goodies and dramas.

Call 245-2838 or go to for information.

Rev. Ryan to lead Interfaith Network

New Thought Colorado has announced that Rev. Carla Ryan was elected as chairwoman of the Grand Valley Interfaith Network for the 2019–20 term.

Rev. Ryan is an ordained minister of Religious Science (New Thought) and is also credentialed as an interfaith minister.

"She believes her interest in many faiths and her experience as a church minister will continue to provide GVIN with a welcoming atmosphere for its growing membership," a news release said.

She follows in the footsteps of Sherry Cole, who has held the position for several years.

Interfaith Network will continue its annual projects including the spring and fall food drives that benefit local groups, Interfaith Awareness Week in early August, and the well-attended "ThanksGVIN" celebration in November.

"GVIN will also participate in upcoming local events to highlight its primary purpose of encouraging positive communication, collaboration, and cooperation between the faith communities of the Grand Valley," the release said.

Other officers elected are vice chairman Aaron Brachfeld Michelson, treasurer Che' Bou-Matar and secretary Kellene Mortensen.

Lecture is on 'Keeping Wildlife Wild'

"Keeping Wildlife Wild" is the next lecture in the Caring for all Creation Lecture Series on Tuesday at Church of the Nativity, 2175 Broadway.

Coffee and appetizers will be available at 6 p.m. and the lecture, presented by Albert Romero, District Wildlife Manager, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, starts at 6:30 p.m.

"Springtime heralds the arrival of baby animals, all of whom are cute and adorable. Sometimes they appear to be abandoned, but that frequently is not the case. Part of being a good steward includes remembering to keep wildlife wild," a news release said.

The Caring for All Creation Lecture Series is hosted by the PAWS Ministry of Church of the Nativity. The lectures, on a variety of topics, are presented by experts in their field.

Call 462-6892 for information.

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