We are happy to publish, at no cost, news about churches and spiritual events and programs in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys. “Church News” runs every Friday in the Options section.
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The Torah reading for this week is Parashat Be-har, Leviticus 25:1-26:2. The Haftarah Be-har is located at Jeremiah 32:6-27. Candle lighting is at 7:59 p.m. and Shabbat ends Saturday, May 17, at 9:08 p.m. Shavuot, one of the seven holy days of the year, is Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7. On holy days no work is permitted. Absences from work or school should be excused. All holidays begin the evening before, so Shavuot will actually begin at sundown Thursday night, June 5.
Learn the Aleph-Bet, a five-week course beginning Wednesday, June 4. For more information call Debra at 984-2655.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation welcomes back its former minister, the Rev. Don Bissett, Sunday, May 17. In his sermon “The Power to Bless,” Bissett will review the history of offering blessings, how important blessings are in modern life, and how we can give and receive blessings. Bissett is a social worker, ski instructor and psychotherapist, and is presently serving as minister at Unity of the Mountains in Avon. Special music will be provided by Jerry Gasau, classical guitarist. The children’s religious education program is titled “Freedom to Learn,” the fourth principle, and features a story about Charles Darwin and the biblical story of Genesis.
The congregation meets at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The service starts at 10 a.m. All are welcome. For more information call Jan or Pat at 928-8721.
The weekend schedule of Masses at St. Mary, Rifle, is as follows: Saturdays: Misa en Espanol, 5 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m. No Spanish Mass on Sunday. Mass at St. Brendan Parish, Parachute, Saturday, at 4:30 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart, Silt, at 7 p.m.
Church at Carbondale
Join the Church of Carbondale this Sunday for a message with practical life applications the whole family will enjoy. Church at Carbondale is a nondenominational Christian church. Check out http://www.churchatcarbondale.com or call the church office at 963-8773.
First Baptist services
The First Baptist Church of Garfield County, 632 Grand Ave. in Silt, Sunday, May 17, service will deal with Breaking – Greater Love, the story of a true freedom fighter, in the evening service at 7 p.m. Prayer time begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 10 and morning worship at 11. Prayer meetings are at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Teens meet every Wednesday at 6 p.m. On Saturday, May 31, at 7 p.m., the church will host Quartet West from Ambassador Baptist College in Lattimore, N.C. For more information call Pastor James Legg at 876-2930.
Worship service at the First Presbyterian Church of Glenwood Springs, 1016 Cooper Ave., is at 10 a.m. every Sunday. An adult study group meets at 9 a.m. Sunday. For information call Pastor Roy Altman at 945-6340.
Glenwood Baptist services
The Glenwood Springs Baptist Church, 1116 Cooper Ave., holds worship service at 10:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Refreshments and fellowship between services. Corporate prayer and Bible study are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. For information call Pastor Justin M. Hall, 947-9291.
Seventh-day Adventist Sabbath services are held on Saturday at the following times and places.
At 2314 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs: 9:30 a.m. Sabbath School, 11 a.m. worship service. Prayer meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Columbine Christian School offers grades 1-8. For information call 945-7630.
At 0086 Village Drive, Rifle (south of Interstate 70. Take 7th Street west one mile): Sabbath school at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. worship service. Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call 625-1215.
“Joshua, How Strong Is Your Faith?” a new Precept Upon Precept Bible Study, will be offered at Mountain View Church, next to the Buffalo Valley Restaurant on Highway 82 in Glenwood Springs, from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays through May 21.
Joshua is an in-depth inductive study that will help in understanding God’s Word, bring healing to the soul, and give direction to a person’s life. The cost of the course is $20 and it is being led by Nancy McClellan. For information call Mountain View Church at 945-8328 or Nancy at 945-6853.
Buddhist philosophy taught
Introductory Tibetan teachings and meditation are offered with Lama Dawa from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sundays at the Crystal River Yoga Center, above Construction Junction in Carbondale. For information call 963-3531.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 62 County Road 135 in Glenwood Springs, holds Sunday services at 11 a.m. Bible study is at 10 a.m. For more information call 945-6871.
Church at Redstone
Sunday services at the Church at Redstone include 9 a.m. Sunday School and 10 a.m. worship. For information, call Pastor Bruce A. Gledhill, 963-4976.
Grace Tabernacle of Rifle, 2128 Railroad Ave., Ste. 002, invites you to worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. For information, call 970-274-0703.
United Methodist services
Sunday services at the Basalt Community United Methodist Church are 9:30 a.m. at 200 E. Homestead Ave. in Basalt and 7 p.m. at 24593 Fryingpan Road in Thomasville.
A Spiritual Center
A Spiritual Center offers inspirational services Sundays at 10 a.m. at 0695 Buggy Circle, Carbondale. For information, call 927-0188.
Marble Church services
Sunday services at the Marble Community Church are at 10 a.m. with Pastor Linda Arocha-Boylan and organist Becky Macuen.
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