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We are happy to publish, at no cost, news about churches and spiritual events and programs in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys. “Church News” runs every Friday in the Options section.

Send us your information and photos by 5 p.m. Tuesday for the following Friday’s edition, to news@postindependent.com, mail a crisp copy to P.O. Box 550, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602, deliver it to the newsroom at 2014 Grand Ave., or fax to 945-4487.

Rev. James returns,



will explore orthodoxies

The Rev. Ron James returns to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Glenwood Springs Sunday, April 14, and will deliver a sermon titled “Castles of Orthodoxy.”



“This is a brief look at the tendency of systems, both religious and secular, to move us into compliance. In doing so over time, these systems lose resilience and human sensitivity, become moralistic and controlling in their areas of authority,” James said. “The letter of the law becomes more important than the spirit of the law.

The church meets at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Coffee is served at 9:30 a.m., and the service starts at 10 a.m. All are welcome, and child care is provided. For more information, call Jan or Pat at 928-8721.

Craft show planned

Rifle United Methodist-Presbyterian Church hosts a spring crafts show from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 27. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The show is open to the public.

Run, walk,

pledge for youth

Run for Youth will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Two Rivers Park, Glenwood Springs.

This run is a fund-raiser to help the area’s youth by providing funds for Youth for Christ programs, events and scholarships.

Participants can run, walk or jog; be a team captain; sponsor a team ($100); pledge a participant; or volunteer to set up and take down.

For details, call the Northwestern Colorado Youth for Christ office at 945-7552.

Havurah being planned

A new Havurah is being planned for Glenwood Springs.

Plans include Shabbat services on Friday evenings, study groups, Hebrew lessons and holiday celebrations. For more information, call Debra Drew at 384-0438.

Marble services held

The Marble Community Church holds services Sunday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Linda Arocha-Boylan officiates, with Karen Tafejian as organist.

The Community of Christ – formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – participates in Wallis’ program.

Thousands of people representing about 50 countries attended the Community of Christ’s world conference this week at its Independence headquarters. The church claims a worldwide membership of 250,000.


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