Thursday, April 9, 2020

Resources in 4/10/2020 Newsletter

The early April issue of the GVIN-TAKE newsletter has an extensive list of local community resources amid the COVID-19 challenge... provided by one of our GVIN members. If you or someone you know is seeking help for food or housing challenges, check out the websites and what is offered. Some deadlines may apply. Stay healthy. Be well.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Inspiring Our Community

During this time of social distancing or personal retreats in an effort to slow the COVID-19 virus and keep ourselves and others safe from illness, we may seek inspiration to get us through. If that is the case for you, check out the GVIN Facebook page to read selections posted by the GVIN community and its religious/spiritual/faith leaders. (

Be sure to LIKE GVIN's page for future inspirational postings and other information about projects and events once we return from this wellness retreat. Prayers & Blessings to you all.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

A video about Inclusivity in Grand Junction

The video (link below - approx. 11 minutes) was shown at a February gathering of religious leaders and congregants in Grand Junction. It was followed by small group discussions related to diversity, racism, inclusion, and similar topics. The event brought many people closer together. It also gave people the opportunity to explore their own biases, beliefs, or welcoming nature.

The video is entitled "GJ Inclusion." It's a thoughtful presentation. Are we as welcoming as we declare to be? Let it begin with me.
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Inter-religious Sharing & Lunch - Members of GVIN ask: Who is God?

The Baha'i Community hosted our 5th Inter-religious Sharing in their lovely home in Grand Junction on Feb. 26th, 2020.

Five religious leaders spoke on the topic "Who is God?"   Two denominations of Christianity represented by The Heart of Grand Junction and The Spirit of Life Church; also present were members of the Baha'i faith and Family Federation for World Peace.


There was a beautiful spirit of sincere listening and freedom to share openly with one another. We all appreciated each faith's understanding of God. We all got to know each other a little better over good food, dessert and coffee.

For Your Entertainment & Consideration

Something fun to explore: an e-newsletter from folks at Spirituality & Practice (FEB 21, 2020). A look at movies, books, DVDs, practices, holidays, etc. from different religions and cultures. Enjoy!

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

MLK Day 2020 - GVIN Love

Grand Valley Interfaith Network (GVIN) participated in several activities around Grand Junction on Martin Luther King Day on January 20, 2020. In fact, GVIN members were involved in week-long events and activities throughout the community.

From special movies at the Avalon Theater to the Inclusivity Proclamation at the City Council meeting to a special service at the Unitarian Universalist Congregational Church to offering materials and information at the CMU campus to a generous meal at Clifton Christian Church. There was MUCH going on! Here are just a few photos to recognize some of our GVIN members and many of the day's participants. A special thank you to Stan McKeese and his group for all the arrangements and oversight throughout the week.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Aging in America


On the four Thursdays in February, First Congregational United Church of Christ will offer a series of one-hour presentations on the medical, relational, and emotional challenges of aging in the United States. The presentations will be based on Dr. Atul Gawande’s book, Being Mortal. The sessions will run from 10 AM to 11 AM weekly.

Americans face the same challenges in aging as people around the world, but we also face unique challenges based on our medical care system and our approach to end-of-life issues. The class will identify some of those challenges and offer various options for maximizing our aging and end-of-life experiences.

Reading the book, Being Mortal, is not required but will enhance your class experience. There is no fee for the series but individuals are asked to register by calling (970-242-0298) or emailing ( the church office. The series will be led by the Rev. Dr. David Dethmers.

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