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St. Barnabas Episcopal Church presents its second First Tuesdays program, “Change a Light, Change the World,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the Parish Hall.

The focus of the program involves the following questions: What is environmental stewardship and what does it mean? What is “global climate change” and what is causing it? How can we best respond to the challenge of energy and environmental sustainability? Why should it matter to people of faith?

Each participant will receive a free compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) that will save $50 over the life of the bulb.



Colorado Interfaith Power and Light and the Governor’s Energy Office are cosponsors of the program. Admission is free to all, and free baby-sitting is available.

St. Barnabas church is located at 546 Hyland Park Drive, Glenwood Springs. For more information, call 948-2967 or check http://www.saint-barnabas.info.



Stephen’s Catholic School is hosting a spaghetti dinner and gourmet dessert auction fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Take out orders are also available.

For more information, call 928-9730.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave. (next to Sayre Park), offers contemporary services at 7 p.m. Saturdays.

Nov. 3, All Saints/All Souls/Dia de los Muertos: traditions celebrating our life in God beyond death.

Nov. 10, Holden evening prayer: melodic, tuneful sung prayers, from Holden Village

Nov. 17, Act of Commitment, with Communion: prayers and invitation to specific response to God’s Word; from the Iona Community in Scotland.

St. Vincent’s is hosting it’s sixth annual Christmas Bazzar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and is looking for vendors who wish to showcase their holiday wares. The entry fee must be reserved before Nov. 8.

For further information, please call Rosie McSwain at 704-3238.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation is pleased to welcome the Reverend Wendy Lee Jones as their new minister. She will serve the congregation on the second Sunday of each month.

Rev. Jones’ most recent post was as chaplain/director of spiritual care in a nursing/retirement community in Rhode Island. Prior to that, her experience included serving as Ministerial Intern at First Universalist Church of Southold, N.Y. She lives in Grand Junction with her husband and two small children.

The congregation meets the first, second and third Sundays of the month, 4 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. Call 928-8721, e-mail janandpat@sopris.net for more information, or online at http://www.uucgs.org.


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