News & Events

Wild Hearts Club for Women of GJ

January 2020:  Our WHC group will meet Thursday evening (Jan. 16, 5:00-8:00 pm) for fun, food, and phonetics as we gather to make signs for the local Women’s March on Saturday, January 18, in downtown Grand Junction.

Like so many marches across the country, this gathering isn’t about political affiliation. It’s about human dignity and gender equality. It’s about women being heard, treated with respect, and provided the same rights, opportunities, and benefits as our male counterparts. It’s about bringing recognition to the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) that has been stalled and languishing for 48 years! Enough is enough! Let’s raise our voices together (once more) and help move our society forward. Let’s get this done so we can experience Constitutional equality at last. If not for us, at least do it for our daughters and granddaughters.

New Book Published

December 2019:  Carla’s first novel – “In Search of the Mystic Fisherman” – is now available at Amazon.com. The chapter book, written for middle grade children ages 8-12, revolves around ten-year-old Toby and his slightly older sister, Stephanie, who are sent to their aunt’s and uncle’s Colorado home for the summer in 1986. It’s supposed to be a fun time. It would be for Toby if it didn’t feel like someone – or something – was watching him every time he went off by himself to have a little fun.

Follow Toby on his adventures as he tries to stay away from the long-reaching shadows of the Mystic Fisherman in the mountains of Colorado.

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Dr. Carla Joins GVIN Leadership

May 2019:  New Thought Colorado is happy to announce that Rev. Dr. Carla Ryan was recently elected as chair of the Grand Valley Interfaith Network (GVIN) for the 2019/2020 term. She follows in the footsteps of Sherry Cole who has held this position for several years. Other officers are: Kellene Mortensen, Secretary; Joan Brighton, Treasurer.

Dr. Carla is an ordained minister of Religious Science (New Thought) and is also credentialed as an interfaith minister. She believes her interest in many faiths and her experience as a church minister will continue to provide GVIN with a welcoming atmosphere for its growing membership.

GVIN will continue its annual projects, such as two food drives for a variety of local groups (spring and fall), Interfaith Awareness Week in early August, and its well-attended “ThanksGVIN” celebration in November. GVIN will also be participating in upcoming local events to highlight its primary purpose of encouraging positive communication, collaboration, and cooperation between the faith communities of the Grand Valley.

To learn more about GVIN, visit this website: http://grandvalleyinterfaithnetwork.blogspot.com/

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Emerson Theological Institute Approves Course

March 2019:  A new class created by Rev. Dr. Carla Ryan has been accepted by Emerson Theological Institute for their Distance Learning program. Here are the details:

“New Thought Re-Imagined” (PS 432) 3 units.  Based on the book “One Simple Idea” by Mitch Horowitz

This course will penetrate your psyche, pour itself deep into your soul, and liberate your ideas. It provides a contemporary and human perspective into the history of New Thought and its founders (early philosophers), and will likely cause you to rethink how you interpret New Thought as a whole.

Here’s the link to the site/page:  http://emersoninstitute.edu/classes/distance-learning/

Explore this site to find out how to register and sign up for this self-paced, accredited course… or contact Dr. Carla if you want more information about taking it locally.

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