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Thanksgiving eve service on Nov. 22

All Saints Lutheran Church will have a Thanksgiving eve service on Wednesday, Nov. 22, beginning at 7 p.m.

All denominations and those without a church home are welcome.

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Fill a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child
Fill a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child

Calvary Baptist Church in Delta will serve as a drop-off site for the Samaritan's Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world.

During the project's National Collection Week, Nov. 13-20, Delta residents will transform empty shoeboxes into gifts of hope filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys.

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Cowboy at the Cross moves to sales yard

The Cowboy at the Cross Church has outgrown its ranch location in Eckert and will be moving to the Delta Sales Yard, 700 W. 5th, on Sunday, Nov. 5. Services begin at 10 a.m. and are preceded by a Bible study at 9 a.m.

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Assembly of God is now the True Life Church
Assembly of God is now the True Life Church

A recent name change at the Cedaredge Assembly of God has folks talking, and that's a good thing. Pastor Bob Hillyer is excited to share what the True Life Church is all about and to extend an invitation to join the congregation in worship and outreach.

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Delta UMC hosts Halloween events

The Delta United Methodist Church, 477 Meeker Street in Delta, will sponsor a trick-or-treat for UNICEF Halloween party and haunted house in the church basement Sunday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. This fun party, set up like a carnival, will feature a pumpkin walk, balloon darts, fishing booth, fortune telling and more.

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500th anniversary of the Reformation observed

On Oct. 31, 1517, in Wittenberg, Germany, Martin Luther posted his thoughts about some theological topics and the practices of the Church. That simple action began the Reformation -- a movement that changed Western society.

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Hear Bishop Karen Oliveto preach at Cedaredge Methodist Church
Hear Bishop Karen Oliveto preach at Cedaredge Methodist Church

Bishop Karen Oliveto will preach at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, Oct. 15, at Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church. The church's pastor, Joe Agne, says, "Many of our long-term members say no bishop ever preached here before.

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Calvary Baptist celebrates 50th anniversary
Calvary Baptist celebrates 50th anniversary

Calvary Baptist Church of Delta, located at 1290 A Street, celebrates an exciting milestone in its history this weekend -- its 50th anniversary of ministry in Delta, with three events. On Saturday, Sept. 30, the church will gather at 6 p.m. for a barbecue fellowship at the Lions Pavilion at Confluence Park.

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Grand Mesa Southern Baptist announces fall break VBS

Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Churches announces its fall break vacation Bible school for grades K-6. VBS takes place during the schools' October break, from Wednesday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 15.

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Observing The High Holy Days

Well, the High Holy Days are upon us! But just what are the High Holy Days? These are the days of the fall festivals as listed in the Tanakh (Hebrew scriptures) or "Old Testament."

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Delta Methodists to host missionary from Cambodia
Delta Methodists to host missionary from Cambodia

The Delta United Methodist Church will host the United Methodist missionary Kennedy "Ken" Cruz, who is serving in Cambodia, Sept. 10. Cruz serves as a community development specialist with the Community Health and Agriculture Development (CHAD) Program.

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Pastor's comments: The whole word of God

The Apostle Paul writes in the book of Colossians 2, verse 8, "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ." (NIV)

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A season for all voices

Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church is embarking upon a five-week season featuring lay preachers. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear many different and interesting perspectives on a variety of topics, all from one pulpit.

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Learn about Catholic faith and way of life

Are you searching to learn more about Jesus? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process where unbaptized adults and those baptized in other Christian denominations may learn about the Catholic faith and way of life.

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Donations, volunteers needed for yard sale

The yard sale sponsored annually by the Altar and Rosary Society at St. Michael Church in Delta will be held Aug. 3-5. Donations of unwanted, gently used items/treasures are welcomed for this great cause.

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Learn about Catholic faith and way of life

Are you searching to learn more about Jesus? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process where unbaptized adults and those baptized in other Christian denominations may learn about the Catholic faith and way of life.

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Community service worship planned in Delta

A community worship service is planned during Deltarado Days. Several ministers and praise teams will lead worship at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 30, in the Lions Club Pavilion at Confluence Park.

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New minister at Methodist Church

Bishop Karen Oliveto of the Rocky Mountain Methodist Conference appointed Rev. Don Schlichting and wife Kay to the Paonia United Methodist Church effective July 1. Rev. Schlichting preached his first sermon at Paonia on July 2.

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Reception Sunday for departing pastor

A card shower and festive cake at Paonia United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 25, honored Pastor Steve Dunkel. Dunkel is returning to his hometown of Creede to start a new career as a online marketing consultant. His goal is to pay off student loans and then complete more classes online to continue as a Christian minister.

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Gathering strays
Gathering strays

Like the parable Jesus told about searching for a lost sheep, Cowboy at the Church is gathering up strays and sharing the word of God. With sawdust covering the floor and dust settling on the chairs, the church "sanctuary" may seem a bit rustic, but families coming off the farm feel right at home.

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Shabu`ot is a joyous celebration

The sixth of Sivan (Wednesday, May 31) is a biblical holy day known as Shabu`ot (Shavuot in modern Hebrew). This year this festival begins on the Tuesday evening and ends on Thursday evening, traditionally lasting two days.

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Delta UMC welcomes new pastor
Delta UMC welcomes new pastor

Delta United Methodist Church announces the arrival of Pastor Franklin Thomas "Tom" Hazelwood who, along with his wife Stephanie and son Robert, is moving to Delta County this week.

After being ordained, and elected as an elder in 1990, Pastor Tom served various churches and communities in Arkansas, before serving for the emergency response team of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), first as executive secretary, then as the elected assistant general secretary from 1998 through 2013.

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Vacation Bible school scheduled

The First Baptist Church of Cedaredge (370 West Main Street) is offering a free Vacation Bible School to be held June 5 - 9.

This program is for children ages 4 through entering 6th grade and runs from 8:45 a.m. to noon.

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Ecumenical VBS planned June 5-9

For over 25 years, children in Delta County have had an opportunity to learn about God during an ecumenical vacation Bible school.

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Church vandalized; break-ins increase

Thieves who broke into the LDS meeting house in Delta over the weekend didn't get much for their efforts, but they left behind an expensive clean-up job.

The break-in at 1679 Pioneer Road occurred sometime the night of Saturday, May 6, or during the early morning hours of May 7.

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Cedaredge UMC hosts world religion study

Cedaredge United Methodist Church presents a six-week study, "Christianity and World Religions: Wrestling With Questions People Ask."

The study will take place on Tuesdays from April 25 to May 30.

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Women meet weekly to discuss what's 'Enough'

The Delta County Women's Connection is presenting "Conversations" every Saturday at 9 a.m. at Fairlamb Plaza at 3rd Street, a half block west of Main Street behind the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce office.

The current series, "Enough," has been created by Stonecroft Ministries to help women connect with others who are curious -- some skeptical -- about what Jesus and the Bible have to say concerning important areas in life.

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Community VBS planned June 5-9

Bring your smile to the Nile! Elementary-aged children are invited to learn all about Egypt in biblical times and the story of Joseph during this summer's vacation Bible school, June 5-9 at Delta United Methodist Church.

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Christian youth group offers outdoor focus
Christian youth group offers outdoor focus

A Christian-based group for boys and young men that combines values guidance with outdoor activity is being sponsored by Cedaredge's Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church.

The program, which accepts boys and young men ages five to 17, is affiliated with Trail Life USA.

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Cedaredge Methodists host ongoing activities

Cedaredge United Methodist Church invites everyone to join in any of its ongoing weekly activities. These include the following:

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Grace meets in Crawford

Grace Community Church of Crawford will celebrate its first public worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 12, at Crawford Town Hall. Pastor Jeff Peed, his wife Jennifer and their four children have moved to Crawford, called by God to plant a church.

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Day of Prayer brings area Christians together
Day of Prayer brings area Christians together

Local Christians joined with other followers of Jesus Christ around the world on Friday, March 3, with an observance of World Day of Prayer at the Cedaredge Assembly of God.

The theme for the gathering this year was "Am I being Unfair to You?"

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St. Luke's is adding Saturday evening service
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New bishopric serves Uncompahgre Ward
New bishopric serves Uncompahgre Ward

Joel Butzin is the newly sustained bishop of the Uncompahgre Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His counselors are Gary Messano and Glade Pulver. Bishop Butzin and Gary Messano are residents of Delta while Glade Pulver resides in Olathe.

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Cedaredge Methodists celebrate 120 years
Cedaredge Methodists celebrate 120 years

Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church celebrates 120 years of spreading the gospel in the Surface Creek area in February. The public is invited to attend the festivities during a two-day celebration.

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A pilgrimage for the Jubilee of Mercy
A pilgrimage for the Jubilee of Mercy

Price and Jeanne Hatcher of Cedaredge joined thousands of Catholic Church deacons and their spouses for the Jubilee of Mercy pilgrimage held in Assisi and Rome, Italy. The Jubilee Year of Mercy was proclaimed by Pope Francis and the conference and pilgrimage for deacons took place during May 23 through May 31, 2016.

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Evangelist Rick Barton returns to First Baptist
Evangelist Rick Barton returns to First Baptist

The Rev. Dr. Rick Barton is returning to Delta First Baptist Church for the Winter Revival Feb. 5-12. Pastor James Conley and the church family would like to invite the community to this week of revival.

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Students serve with Mexico Outreach

Azusa Pacific University students Jayson Park and Tiffany Clock, both of Paonia, served with Mexico Outreach during the fall semester.

Mexico Outreach was founded on the principle that young people of all ages can be effective in sharing the gospel.

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Christian discipleship series begins

North Fork Baptist Church is hosting a great Christian discipleship series as part of its ongoing adult Sunday school class. It is taught by Reverend Steve Hoekstra, Colorado Baptists, director, western Colorado office.

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Just what is Chanukkah?

Chanukkah (also Hanukkah, pronounced "haw-nuk-kah") is approaching quickly! But just what is Chanukkah?

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Real trees needed for All Saints bonfire

All Saints Lutheran Church in Cory closes down the Christmastide season with a huge bonfire of real, undecorated Christmas trees. This annual event will be held on Friday, Jan. 6, at 6 p.m. Along with the huge bonfire, everyone will enjoy singing Christmas carols.

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Weekly Advent concerts continue at St. Luke's

The annual Advent concerts at St. Luke's Church in Delta continue Tuesday, Dec. 6, with "Harps in Motion," playing 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

The "Harps in Motion" ensemble began in 2014 with a group of adult beginners who decided to learn to play the harp.

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Seven congregations gather at Delta United Methodist Church
Seven congregations gather at Delta United Methodist Church

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Delta United Methodist Church hosted Bishop Karen Oliveto, the recently appointed bishop of the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church (RMCUMC). The conference includes all of Colorado, Utah and part of Wyoming.

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A passion for youth ministry
A passion for youth ministry

At the heart of Todd Laws' story is a handful of teachers who took the time to love, support and believe in a kid, and how far-reaching a teacher's dedication can be. In Todd's case, some of his teachers inspired a 30-year ministry with kids through Young Life.

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Craft sale benefits African Team Ministries

St. Luke's Episcopal Church will host a craft and jewelry sale to benefit the African Team Ministries. The sale will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 15 and 22, from noon to 4 p.m.

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Three festivals comprise the High Holy Days

Well, the High Holy Days are upon us! But just what are the High Holy Days?

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New bishopric called to serve Cedaredge Ward
New bishopric called to serve Cedaredge Ward

A new bishopric has been called to serve in the Cedaredge Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Craig Signs was newly sustained as the bishop.

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Church mission project reaches out to first responders

All Saints Lutheran Church in Austin has been working to improve our community through the annual, "God's work. Our hands." project.

This project is an opportunity for all Evangelical Lutheran Church of America churches to dedicate one day or a month to serve our communities in ways that share the love of God with all people.

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Christ-centered outdoor adventure program launches

Trail Life USA Troop 4316, a Christ-centered outdoor character development adventure program open to boys and young men ages 5-17, is being formed by Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church in Cedaredge.

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Free school program offered on in-service days

Delta United Methodist Church, 5th and Meeker, is again offering a safe and nurturing environment for your elementary school children on the days when Delta County schools are out for teacher in-service.

The program runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, Monday, Oct. 31, and Monday, Jan. 16.

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Christ-centered outdoor adventure program launched in Surface Creek

Trail Life USA Troop 4316, a Christ-centered outdoor character development adventure program open to boys and young men ages 5-17, is being formed by Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church in Cedaredge.

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AWANA kicks off at First Baptist

AWANA Club, a ministry that teaches the word of God to children from 3 years old through middle school, is set to kick off at Delta First Baptist Church this month. The AWANA Club for ages 3 through the sixth grade will be starting on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. weekly.

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Christ-centered outdoor adventure program launched in Surface Creek

Trail Life USA Troop 4316, a Christ-centered outdoor character development adventure program open to boys and young men ages 5-17, is being formed by Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church in Cedaredge.

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Where is God in your life?

Women of Delta County are invited to a day of sharing one's faith Saturday, Sept. 17, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. The enriching experience runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30.

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For the moral good of the people. . .
For the moral good of the people. . .

Paonia United Methodist Church Pastor Steve Dunkel is a third-generation coal miner, but he's not from the North Fork area. He grew up in Creede. At age 26 he was called to serve the United Methodist Church, and a year ago he was assigned to Paonia.

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Learn about God, the Bible, Catholicism

If you would like to learn more about God, or have questions about the Bible and the Catholic Church, you're invited to St. Philip Benizi. The Rite of Christian Initiations for Adults is the process where unbaptized adults, and those baptized in other Christian denominations, may learn about the Catholic faith and way of life.

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4B's hosts weekly Bible study

"Sacred Bites," a Bible study at 4B's brewery, takes place weekly on Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Each participant orders and pays for their own meal.

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Missionary returns to western Colorado
Missionary returns to western Colorado

Returning after 17 years as a International Mission Board missionary, Dennis Scroggins, who was born in Grand Junction, will take up residency in Cedaredge as the new pastor of Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church.

Dennis Scroggins' father, Eddie Scroggins, was a highly respected pastor from Grand Junction. His mother still resides in Grand Junction.

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Weekly Bible study at 4B's Brewery

"Sacred Bites," a Bible study at 4B's Brewery, takes place weekly on Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Each participant orders and pays for their own meal.

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A godly man
A godly man

James Conley grew up on a farm in Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in agriculture.

He had a career in agriculture banking for eight years. That career led him to Chanute, Kan., the home town of his future wife, Vicki Starr. James and Vicki were married in 1988.

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Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Delta Christian Church at 795 1600 Road.

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New pastor embraces small town ministry
New pastor embraces small town ministry

The rock church on the corner received a new pastor on July 1. Pastor Joe Agne, who has served churches in Illinois, New York and Colorado, preached his first sermon at Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church on July 3. His sermon was "Longing to Belong."

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Summer worship dance camp offered in Delta

This summer Delta will be home to one of the summer dance camp tour locations put on by Praise His Name! Worship Dance Ministry. This dance ministry is excited to be hosting a five-day worship-filled dance camp June 13-16 at Delta First Baptist Church.

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Get ready for a Deep Sea Discovery

Welcome to Deep Sea Discovery! Get ready for a life-changing adventure taking place right here at Cedaredge Community Methodist Church May 30-June 3.

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Church spearheads coordinated approach to Latino community

Delta United Methodist Church recently hosted a "community conversation" in an effort to bring understanding and unity to a county that includes a large Latino population. The conversation was facilitated by Rev. Cesar Duran, a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church.

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Teams, individuals invited to compete in Bible Quiz

One day, three chapters, cash prizes! First ever, mixed age (6-96) Bible Quiz competition for the Western Slope will be held April 30 in Delta. The focus is Matthew 5-7 (ESV).

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Hispanic missionary to visit Delta United Methodist Church

Rev. Cesár Duran will be visiting Delta United Methodist Church on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27 and 28. On Saturday, he will lead a community conversation on Hispanic/Latino issues in Delta County.

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Lenten soup meals begin

A series of Lenten Soup Supper Services will be held each Wednesday, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 17 through March 16 on a rotating basis at three Surface Creek area churches.

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Delta churches plan joint Lenten services

Presbyterian Church of Delta, St. Luke's Episcopal Church and the Delta United Methodist Church will host Lenten services every Wednesday evening beginning on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10. A soup supper will follow each week's service.

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Methodist youth help fill Delta Food Pantry shelves
Methodist youth help fill Delta Food Pantry shelves

The United Methodist Youth spent part of their Super Bowl Sunday gathering food and dollars for the Delta Food Pantry. These young superheroes delivered 30-plus bags and boxes of canned vegetables, meat and soups to help fill pantry shelves.

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Redeemer celebrates 70th anniversary
Redeemer celebrates 70th anniversary

On Sunday, Jan. 17, Redeemer Lutheran Church in Delta will celebrate several milestones -- the 70th anniversary as Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, 20 years of the beautiful facility at 1000 Pioneer Road, and 15 years of educating youngsters at the Tiny Treasures Preschool. Community members are invited to a 9 a.m. worship service, which will be followed by a potluck dinner and a program.

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Open house showcases Classical Conversations

Classical Conversations invites local politicians, pastors, media and parents to take part in a one-day event showcasing excellence in education. The goal is to demonstrate the benefits of a classical education and to demonstrate solutions for recovering the lost tools of learning.

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Zero Gravity youth look forward to making a difference
Zero Gravity youth look forward to making a difference

The Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church houses the Zero Gravity Youth Group. Recently, the small organization combined with Delta's United Methodist Church to create new connections and formulate new ideas.

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Gleaners support Haven House
Gleaners support Haven House

A special offering conducted by the Gleaners at Delta Christian Church went to Haven House this year. During the month of October, members of the church were invited to drop donations in a handmade pink pig.

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Youth campers support our troops
Youth campers support our troops

The youth campers at Big Spruce camp on Ute Trail Road, north of Cedaredge, enjoy making a difference in their community. When looking for a service project for this past summer's camp, they decided to help Cathy Meskel of Cedaredge in supporting our active duty military.

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Welcome the new pastor

Join the members of the Crawford Community Methodist Church in welcoming their new pastor, Rev. Amos Kariuki at an open community barbecue at the Crawford church on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m.

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Church offers child care for early release

Delta United Methodist Church is again offering after-school care when children are released early from school. This outreach is for kindergarten-middle school children. Like last year, Delta County School transportation will have a designated bus for elementary school children to ride.

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Godly Play Sunday school restarts

St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Delta will host a Holy Communion service followed by a picnic lunch at the pavilion in Cleland Park on Sunday, Sept. 13, beginning at 10:15 a.m. St. Luke's has a Sunday School program for young children, pre-K through fifth grade, beginning on that Sunday.

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Church offers child care for early release

Delta United Methodist Church is again offering after-school care when children are released early from school. This outreach is for kindergarten-middle school children.

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Teens excel at national competition
Teens excel at national competition

An annual event offers the opportunity for teens across the country to join together as God made them, with different gifts and different passions, yet the same calling. The National Fine Arts Festival features inspirational speakers, bands, exhibits, workshops and presentations highlighting the teens' gifts in a competitive format.

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The journey of St. Joseph's Parish
The journey of St. Joseph's Parish

St. Joseph's Traditional Catholic Church in Olathe, located at 59350 Carnation Road east of Olathe, is small by any standard but never in its devotion and dedication. For more than 40 years, St. Joseph's has steadfastly and successfully maintained the teachings of the traditional Roman Catholic Church, as set down in the Council of Trent during the 1500s.

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Area churches sponsor God and Nature Day Camps
Area churches sponsor God and Nature Day Camps

For four weeks starting in late June, the North Fork Baptist and West Elk Family churches offered free God and Nature Day Camps at locations in Crawford, Paonia and Hotchkiss.

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