Wheat Ridge Congregational Church is proud to host Christine Bland as she presents on her work as an engineer for NASA’s Orion spacecraft. This program is part of the “Getting Launched” fall kickoff event to be held on September 18 as both the choir and Christian Education return from summer break. Here’s the schedule:

  • Worship: 10-11
  • Lunch: 11-12 (Love Offering accepted to help defray costs.)
  • Presentation: 12-1

Please complete this Event RSVP so we can have plenty of food for everyone: https://wheatridgeucc.org/event-rsvp/

Christine Bland has worked for Lockheed Martin for over 30 years. She is now a Sr Staff Engineer currently supporting the Orion program as a subject matter expert. Over her 30 plus year career at Lockheed Martin, she has received countless honors and awards. Three of the most prestigious awards include One Colorado 2019 lifetime achievement, NGLSTP 2014 Engineer of the Year, and NASA 2019 Silver Snoopy Award. She’s also spoken at many conferences and events, and she’s appeared in Lockheed Martin’s “It Gets Better” video. Christine has been a part of NASA missions for over 30 years working on deep space mission’s telescopes landers such as Spirit and Opportunity.

As part of this event, we’re holding a non-perishable food drive for The Action Center (fka The Jeffco Action Center). The Action Center is experiencing a large number of requests for assistance, and we would like to encourage people to bring canned food that day.

At this time, masks are optional. We understand that some people may not agree, feel safe, or feel ready to lift these restrictions. We support you and encourage you to continue with whatever level of safety precautions fits your needs.