Events & News

Wild Hearts Club (for Women of GJ)

Third Saturday of each month: 2019

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The monthly book study or the flex-schedule activities that are being coordinated are open to all women. Check back at this column or sign up (on the HOME page of this site) to receive the newsletter as announcements are made. Several books and authors were shared by the group. It's likely our personal growth will be exponential as we move forward. Join us anytime.  We meet 10:15 a.m. to Noon at Unity Church of Grand Junction (3205 N. 12th Street, GJ 81506). ***Third Saturday of the month.***

A love offering is collected for the church to defray rental costs for the meeting space. Bring your coffee/tea/water, a notepad, and your enthusiasm for growth. We look forward to getting to know you.

BACKGROUND:  In the work by Brene' Brown, Braving the Wilderness, she writes about people having a "strong back. soft front. wild heart." in their journey of courage and vulnerability... to "stand alone and brave the criticism, fear, and hurt." She also states that while "a wild heart is not something you can always see... it is our greatest spiritual possession."

This, then is the inspiration and your invitation to a journey into the wilderness of life with other like-minded, strong women to become braver together, grow in spiritual awareness, and have fun. You are invited to participate in a women's group known as "Wild Hearts Club"  (for Grand Junction Women).

Call it a vision or a mission or a purpose, but let's start with these ideas in mind:

  • to encourage self-awareness and personal growth in one another
  • to engage in community events and encourage the personal interests of group members
  • to learn together how to be brave
  • to be creative
  • to have fun

Wild Hearts Women are encouraged to meet at least twice each month:

  • one time as a discussion group on a book or topic we're exploring
  • one time to attend a local community event (public or hosted privately by one of our members)

If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments to help us go forward, contact me at:  or  303.358.0069.

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Dr. Carla Joins GVIN Leadership

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 include: aaron brachfeld michelson, Vice Chair; Che' Bou-Matar, Treasurer; Kellene Mortensen, Secretary.

Ryan 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

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 the 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 before taking it.

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