Interfaith celebration planned Tuesday

Grand Valley Interfaith Network will host its annual community "ThanksGVIN Interfaith Celebration of Gratitude" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3133 F Road.

The theme is "With Grateful Hearts." The Rev. Kaila Armbruster and her team have organized the event that includes a pie feast and fellowship, after the gratitude service. The event will feature music and various presentations from several leaders of GVIN's member organizations.

The network is a community of historical churches and congregations, church-based agencies, and other established faith traditions in the Grand Valley. Its purpose is to foster cooperation among its members, to provide a means for coordinated community service and action, to foster opportunities for learning and mutual support, and to serve as a clearing house of information and resources between the community and the members, a news release said.

Donations will be collected to benefit The House Youth Shelter, a short-term housing program for homeless teens on the Western Slope. Checks can be made payable to The House. Go to to learn about the organization or to for information on the celebration.

Noon advent concerts begin in Delta

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 145 W. Fifth St. in Delta, will begin its annual series of Noon Advent Concerts on Tuesday, featuring Harps in Motion, led by Robin Freed.

The concerts are from 12:10–12:55 p.m. Tuesdays, through Dec. 17. Additional concerts in the series include:

■ Special Men's Choir, Dec. 3

■ String players from Valley Youth Orchestra, Dec. 10

■ Brad and Kathy Kolman and Friends, Dec. 17.

Call Elizabeth Wilcox at 874-9832 for more information.

First Christian serves Thanksgiving meal

First Christian Church will host its annual community Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Thursday at the church, 1326 N. First St.

There is no charge to attend. Call 242-7204 for information.