Church News

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 or deliver a crisp copy to 2014 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81602; or fax to 945-4487.

Yard Sale

St. Mary of the Crown Catholic Church in Carbondale will hold its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the church, 0481 County Rd. 100.

Valley Havurah

Shabbat Shalom. The Torah portion this week is Parashat Bemidbar, M’varkhim Ha-Hodesh, Numbers 1:1-4:20. The Haftarah Mahar Hodesh is I Samuel 20:18-42. Candle lighting is at 8:11 p.m. Friday, May 30, and Shabbat ends tomorrow, Saturday, May 31, at 9:19 p.m.

To register for free weekly e-mails from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and receive the Torah and Haftarat portions plus candle light times, go to In addition to receiving the weekly e-mails there are many online classes being offered. If you are interested in becoming involved with Valley Havurah, enrolling in the Aleph-Bet Hebrew classes or Shabbes dinners, please contact Debra at 984-2655.

Adult bible forum

The Congregational Church of the Valley has an Adult Biblical Forum every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The forum is currently studying a parable of the “Tenants of the Vineyard,” Mark 12. The traditional church service and Sunday school follows at 10:30. The church is located at 6th and Home Streets in Silt, 876-2648. Everyone is welcome.

Mennonite services


Beginning June 1, the Glenwood Mennonite Church will meet for worship outdoors, weather permitting, at 9:30 a.m. An informal yet reverent worship experience that is spiritually nourishing. Services include opportunity for participation and discussion. The theme for summer is “agreeing and disagreeing in love.” For information call Lauren Martin, 945-5245.

vacation bible school

The New Hope Church of New Castle presents “SonHarvest County Fair,” a five-day summer ministry for kindergartners through sixth grade, ages 5 to 12, from 6:30-9 p.m. June 9-13 at Apple Tree Park. The theme is “Growing the fruit of the spirit.” The place will be decorated like a farm with games, crafts, songs, snacks and Bible stories. On Friday, June 13, students are invited to a country cook-out and bake-off. To register or for information, call the New Hope Ministry office, 984-2656.

UU services

In celebration of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Bicentennial, Rev. Dr. Sandra Gillogly Lee has titled her sermon “Where’s Waldo?” This great American philosopher, essayist and thinker began his career as a Unitarian minister. Rev. Lee has served congregations in the Pacific Northwest and Colorado, and is a native of Oklahoma, a former research chemist, and a jeweler.

Special music will be provided by pianist Raine Girardot. During the summer months, the congregation meets at 10 a.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, and child care is provided during adult services. For information, call Jan or Pat at 928-8721.

Songs of Praise

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Crystal River Baptist church will host Songs of Praise, a ladies singing group, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 30. Traveling with the group is Dr. Pete Cowling, who will bring a Bible message after the group has blessed our hearts with soul stirring song. Dr. Cowling has 35 years of college teaching and has been a Sunday school teacher and bus captain for 36 years. A nursery will be provided free of charge. Transportation is available, please let us know. For information call 963-3694. The church is located at 2632 Highway 133 in Carbondale, 2 1/2 miles off of Highway 82 on Highway 133.

Gospel sin

in Grand Junction

The Mid Valley Quartet, the Allen Family, and Saved By Grace will sing inspiring and joyful gospel music at the Avalon Theatre in Grand Junction, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31. Tickets are on sale for $7 at the door. Call 876-0250 for more information or e-mail Susan Schoon at

Catholic Masses

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 or call the church office at 963-8773.

First Baptist services

The First Baptist Church of Garfield County, 632 Grand Ave. in Silt, Sunday, June 1, prayer time begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 10 and morning worship at 11. Evening service is at 7 p.m. 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.

Presbyterians meet

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


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.


Adventist services

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.

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 worship service at the Church at Redstone is at 9 a.m. For information, call Pastor Bruce A. Gledhill, 963-4976.

Grace Tabernacle


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


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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