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Posted: Friday, Oct 11th, 2013

Worship at First United Methodist

ALAMOSA — Come join the First United Methodist Church in worship Sunday as Rev. Nancy Mead leads the 8 and 10:15 a.m. services. The sermon title is "Gladly, the Cross-Eyed Bear?" and the scripture readings will be John 16: 20-24. Please join as the church celebrates the Children's Sabbath.

The People of The United Methodist Church accept you for who you are, offer you a place to belong, and welcome diverse opinions and beliefs. They would love to meet you this Sunday. The church is located at the corner of Murphy Drive and Mullins Ave., just west of Adams State University.

The song of the Meadow Lark

ALAMOSA — Life is full of blessings - family, friends, food, the song of the Meadow Lark, the sun rising over the mountains - so much that makes living good. Sunday’s sermon by Rev. Don Hanna at Alamosa Presbyterian Church, "A Complete Faith," is based on Luke 17:11-19. The sermon invites us to consider these things and explores the role of gratitude in our lives. Your presence would be a blessing. All are welcome to the 10:30 a.m. worship service. A free breakfast will be served by the Unitarian Universalists at 9:30 a.m. at Alamosa Presbyterian Church, 330 San Juan, in the lower level fellowship hall. For more information, visit www.alampres.org

Stories from "Faitheist"

ALAMOSA — Peter Weiss will lead a discussion based upon the recent book by Chris Stedman entitled "Faitheist." He will intersperse personal stories with those from the book about the need for engaging atheism with people of faith in order to build relationships that break down intolerance and improve the world.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meets on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., preceded this week by the second Sunday breakfast at 9:30 a.m. in the community room of the Presbyterian Church, 330 San Juan Avenue.

Children’s programming is offered. All are welcome. For further information, call Jan Oen at 719-587-5529.

Monte Vista hymn sing

MONTE VISTA — Valley Christian Fellowship is hosting a night of hymn singing from 6 - 7 p.m., on Oct. 20. The fellowship meets at the former First Baptist church building at 256 S. Broadway in Monte Vista. Valley Christian Fellowship invites everyone who enjoys the classic hymns of faith to join with others from all over the San Luis Valley to request and sing their favorite hymns.

Dr. Joel Shults will be leading the congregational singing. Shults is a licensed chaplain who is serving as VCF’s interim pastor. The accompanist for the evening is his wife, Cheryl Shults, who currently serves as an elementary music teacher in the valley and is an accomplished church musician, vocalist, and pianist.

Those attending who would have trouble with the stairs to the church auditorium may use the Third Street entrance to access the elevator.

For more information contact Shults at 719-937-1989. The event is free, with light snacks and fellowship following thehymn sing.

Women’s conference this weekend

ALAMOSA — “Finding Calm in Life’s Chaos” is the theme of this year’s Southern Colorado Women’s Conference at Calvary Bible Chapel in Alamosa.

The conference is scheduled Oct. 11 and 12, at Calvary Bible Chapel, 7160 Brush Lane, Alamosa. Sessions begin Friday evening at 7 p.m. and continue at 9 a.m. on Saturday with continental breakfast and lunch included.

Guest speaker will be Becky Harling, author and speaker from Arvada, whose theme text will be from Psalm 107:20, “He maketh the storm a calm.” Becky uses the “I Am” statements of Jesus to show He will meet every need we have.

Music will once again be shared by the popular group Cross Walk.

Cost is $40 for the entire conference or $10 for Friday evening only. Send checks made payable to CBCWF to Calvary Bible Chapel, 7160 Brush Lane, Alamosa, CO 81101. Reservations are essential by Oct. 7. Scholarships are available. Call 719-378-2414 or 719-480-2352.

Week of Prayer Oct. 13-19

ALAMOSA — “I Will Do a New Thing” is the theme for the Week of Prayer nightly from 6:30 - 8 p.m., Oct. 13-19, at the Alamosa Seventh-day Adventist Church at Clark and Craft just north of McDonald’s in Alamosa.

All are welcome to join in prayer together.

40 Days of Life

ALAMOSA — Alamosa will join the worldwide movement to protect mothers and babies and save lives through 40 Days for Life from through Nov. 3.

Recognizing that “with God, all things are possible,” Alamosa is joining with hundreds of other cities for this fall’s global 40 Days for Life, the largest internationally coordinated pro-life mobilization in history.

For more information, call 719-568-1927 or visit www.40daysforlife.com.

Divorced or Separated?

MONTE VISTA —  Calvary Baptist Church in Monte Vista is offering a weekly divorced and singles group at 7 p.m., on Thursdays, at 2160 Sherman. For more information, call 719-852-5090.

Pentecostal Church changes schedule

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Pentecostal Church, 184 East Second Street, announces its new service times. Bible study is 7 p.m., on Wednesdays, Sunday school 1 - 1:45 p.m. and a worship service with Pastor Carl Sutter will be from 2 -3 p.m. For more information, call 719-589-0475

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