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.Send us your information and photos by 5 p.m. Tuesday for the following Friday’s edition, to; mail a crisp copy to P.O. Box 550, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602; deliver it to the newsroom at 2014 Grand Ave.; or fax to 945-4487.TRI-PARISH SEDER MEAL RITUALS Passover Seder meal rituals will be celebrated by each of the tri-community Catholic parishes of Rifle, Parachute and Silt. The word “seder” means the order of the ritual followed at the traditional home re-enactment commemorating the exodus of the Jewish people out of Egypt. Ritual re-enactments begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 31, at St. Brendan Parish, Parachute; on Monday, April 7, at Sacred Heart Parish, Silt; and on Tuesday, April 8, at St. Mary’s Parish, Rifle. The parish staff, Father Robert E. Hehn, Sister Mary Senglaub, Irene Goergen, the Parish Liturgy Committee and many of those attending the meal will participate in the rituals and readings of this centuries-old celebration.Gospel musicThe Glenwood Springs Church of the Nazarene, 1007 Blake, will have an evening of gospel music at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, featuring the Saved by Grace quartet, soloist and guitar player Gary Lockline and the Mid-Valley Quartet. Everyone is invited to the service and inter-faith fellowship after the service.Mennonite book study, retreatThe Glenwood Springs Mennonite Church will begin a six-week study of the book, “Choosing Against War: A Christian View.” The next meeting is Thursday, April 3, at the home of Kim and Lauren Martin, 2401 Blake.This weekend, members of the Glenwood Mennonite Church will attend a weekend retreat. On Sunday, the Mennonite Church building will be open from 9:30-11:30 a.m. for silence and meditation, but there will be no organized worship service. A host will be present. For information call Lauren Martin at 945-5245.Bible studyJoshua, 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 will be led by Nancy McClellan. For more information call Mountain View Church at 945-8328 or Nancy at 945-6853.UU servicesChildren in the Religious Education program will study “The Web of Nature,” the Seventh UU Principle, “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” The congregation meets at 10 a.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, with the service starting at 10 am. All are welcome; for more information, call Jan or Pat at 928-8721.New Creation Church movesNew Creation Church has moved to its new building, 44761 Highway 6&24, Glenwood Springs. For information call news: see next pagechurch news: from previous pageChurch at CarbondaleThe “Getting Victory Over Life’s Battles” sermon series continues this month. The Church at Carbondale, a nondenominational Christian Church, meets at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 30, in the auditorium at Roaring Fork High School for an hour-packed service led by a worship band. Check out or call the church office at 963-8773.Holy Cross servicesHoly Cross Lutheran Church, 62 County Road 135, West Glenwood, holds worship service Sundays at 11:30 a.m. Sunday School and Bible study are at 10 a.m. For information call 945-6871.Glenwood Baptist servicesThe Glenwood Springs Baptist Church, 1116 Cooper Ave., holds worship service at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Refreshments and fellowship between services. Corporate prayer and Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. For information call Pastor Justin M. Hall, 947-9291.First Baptist servicesThe First Baptist Church of Garfield County, 632 Grand Ave. in Silt, will hold worship service Sunday, March 30. Prayer time begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 10 and morning worship at 11. Evening worship is at 7 p.m. Prayer meetings are at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. The teens meet every Wednesday at 6 p.m. For more information call Pastor James Legg at 876-2930.A Spiritual CenterA Spiritual Center offers inspirational services Sundays at 10 a.m. at 0695 Buggy Circle, Carbondale. For information, call 927-0188.Buddhist philosophy taughtIntroductory 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.Marble CommunityChurch servicesServices at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 30, will be led by Pastor Linda Arocha-Boylan, 927-9771. Becky Macuen will be the organist. Messiah Lutheran Church servicesMessiah Lutheran Church, 1235 Mountain View Drive, Aspen, holds Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m., Sunday School at 10:45 a.m. and adult Bible study at 10:45 a.m. Contact the Rev. Eric Ahlmeyer, 925-7725.Presbyterians meetWorship service at the First Presbyterian Church of Glenwood Springs, 1016 Cooper Ave., is at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Lenten services include a Maundy Thursday dinner at 6 p.m. April 17, with services following; a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. April 18 and the men’s Easter morning breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. on April 20, preceding Easter services at 10. An adult study group meets every Sunday at 9 a.m. For more information call Pastor Roy Altman at 945-6340.Seventh-dayAdventist servicesSeventh-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.Church at RedstoneSunday services at the Church at Redstone include 9 a.m. Sunday School and 10 a.m. worship. For more information, call Pastor Bruce A. Gledhill, 963-4976.Grace TabernacleservicesGrace 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 servicesSunday 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.The Carbondale Community United Methodist Church, 385 S. 2nd, holds its Sunday morning worship service at 10 a.m. Adult Sunday School is at 9 a.m. and children’s Sunday School is held during the worship service. For information call Fred Amborn, minister, 963-4461.

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