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The Thomasville Community United Methodist Church invites the community to an evening of bluegrass gospel music and barbecue picnic Sunday, June 29.

The bluegrass ensemble, “Simply His,” will bring its Ozark Mountain sound to the small town located just above the Ruedi Reservoir on Frying Pan Road, about 25 miles east of Basalt. The concert will follow a community potluck barbecue on the grounds of the church beginning at 6 p.m. Bring a picnic dish to share and lawn chairs or a blanket for seating. Hot dogs and drinks are provided.

Call 379-4643 with questions.



New Hope Church brings its Summer Tour ’08 to Rifle. All are invited to worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 29, at Heinz Park. Parking will be available at the old CMC building and Rifle Middle School across Railroad Avenue (parking attendants and a crossing guard will be on duty). Nursery and Children’s Church will be held in the yellow house just north on Railroad Ave. courtesy of Canyon Insurance.

For details, check out newhopeinfo.com or call 984-2656.



Help the Grand Valley Christian Church in Parachute celebrate its 110th anniversary and raise money for the historic church restoration project.

The fun begins at 7 p.m. July 5 with an old-fashioned tent revival featuring John Doden, evangelist and singer with Walt Smith on the keyboard. Continuing at 1 p.m. July 6 is a box lunch social. Kenny Mahaney will auction box lunches, with proceeds going for the historic church restoration. Bring your specially decorated box lunch and see if your sweetheart bids enough to enjoy the special picnic with you.

Fun continues with “Pucker Up Pastors for Pigs.” The local church ministers are accepting donations. The pastor with the most money in his jug will win the privilege of kissing a cute little piggy.

More details about the event will be included in next week’s Faith section in the Post Independent.


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