News & Events

Wild Hearts Club for Women of GJ

January 2020… on the 28th (2:00-3:00 p.m.)

A FREE workshop: “Create Your Own Tea Blends” will be presented by Debra Beck (owner of Willow Creek herbs & tea shop on Main Street). The workshop will b held at the Clifton Library (590 32 Road, #6F (Mesa Pointe Shopping Center – Clifton, CO 81520 – 970-434-6936)

February 2020.. on the 15th (10:15a-12:00 p.m.)

On Saturday, Feb. 15, Theresa Rodriguez LMT will facilitate the Wise Women Vision Class through the creation of vision boards. While a variety of magazines will be available, you can also bring your own  pictures/items that can be used to create your personal 20/20 vision board. (Poster board in size 8.5 x 11 inches will be provided. Bring additional if you desire a larger size. Also provided will be glue and scissors; more always welcome.)  The focus will be primarily on self-love and self-care… and whatever that means to you. Theresa has been creating vision boards of all sizes for mover 20 years.

The February meeting will be held at Independent Unity church (3205 N. 12th Street – rear entrance to basement area).  A LOVE OFFERING will be accepted on behalf of the church to cover rental costs for our gathering.

Coming in March 2020.. date and time TBA

Debby Powell is planning a two-part workshop for us – to create fabric Prayer Flags and infuse them through ceremony.  Details coming soon.

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New Book Published

December 2019:  Carla’s first novel – “In Search of the Mystic Fisherman” – is now available at 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:

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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:

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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