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.


Universalist services

Sunday, July 20, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Glenwood Springs will welcome Scott Chaplin, executive director of the Stepstone Center who will acquaint us with the mission of Stepstone, a non-profit community organizing center based in Carbondale. During the summer months the congregation meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 10 a.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Information: Jan or Pat Girardot, 928-8721.

Bishop to visit

Glenwood Springs

Right Reverend William. J. (Jerry) Winterrowd, 9th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado, will preach, baptize, and celebrate Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 20, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Blake Ave. and Hyland Park Drive (just east of Sayre Park), Glenwood Springs. Bishop Winterrowd has served the Diocese of Colorado for 12 years and will retire at the end of this year. The people of St. Barnabas invite members of the community to join them for worship and to greet Bishop Winterrowd and his wife, Ann. The worship service is at 10 a.m. There will be no 8 a.m. service of Holy Eucharist this week.

family fun night

Trinity Baptist Church will host a night of family fun from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Sopris Elementary School parking lot. There’ll be game booths, prizes, bouncers, a climbing wall, a petting zoo, pony rides, food and best of all, it’s free! Kids age 5 to 11 are invited to an intergalactic space journey never to be forgotten. We’ll join four wacky penguins and journey through the Bible to discover how to let God change our hearts so we can be more like Jesus. Vacation Bible School is 9 a.m. to noon July 21-25 at Sopris Elementary School. Information, RSVP: 945-6284.

Undersea Bible adventure

Christ Community Church, 20351 Highway 82, Basalt, will offer SCUBA, Super Cool Undersea Bible Adventure with Bible Point crafts, games, thrilling Bible stories, tasty snacks and great music. Meet lots of new friends. For ages three to fifth grade, 9 a.m. to noon July 28-31. Information: 927-3889.

the heat is on

The Congregational Church of the Valley has moved indoors, with a swamp cooler, to Veterans Park in Silt. Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m. Adult class meets at 9:30 a.m. and this Sunday will discuss the small apocalypse in Mark Chapter 13. Information: Jim Warn, 625-4320.

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.

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. Information: Pastor Roy Altman, 945-6340.


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. Information: 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, 2306 Blake Ave. Information: 625-1215.

Iglesia Adventista del 7 mo. Dia Horario de Reuniones: Sabados 9:15 a.m. Escuela Sabatica, 10:45 a.m. Servicio de Adoracion; 6 p.m. Sociedad de Jovenes; Miercoles 7:30 p.m. Culto de Oracion, at 2306 Blake Ave. Glenwood Springs.

Church at


Haven’t been to church lately? Church at Carbondale is designed to give a comfortable, non-threatening reintroduction to church. First time attendees aren’t put on the spot. Observe or participate at your own pace. The atmosphere is Western Slope casual, the music is upbeat and the sermons are relevant to daily life.

Pastor Doug’s message this week is on the “Be Attitudes.” Information: 963-8773,,,

Good Shepherd


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, holds Sunday worship service at 9 a.m. Adult study begins at 8:15 a.m. Information: 945-6848.

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. Corporate prayer and Bible study are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: Pastor Justin M. Hall, 947-9291.

Mennonite worship

The Glenwood Mennonite Church meets for worship service at the church building, 2306 Blake Ave., at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Information: 945-5245.

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. Information: 963-3531.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 62 County Road 135, Glenwood Springs, holds Sunday services at 9 a.m. led by Pastor Joseph Cockey. Information: 945-6871.

Church at Redstone

Sunday worship service at the Church at Redstone is at 9 a.m. Sunday. Information: Pastor Bruce A. Gledhill, 963-4976.

grace church services

Grace Church of the Roaring Fork Valley meets for worship at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Eagle County Community Center in El Jebel. Worship includes a blend of contemporary music, traditional hymns and liturgy, and Biblical teaching. Information: 927-8833.

Grace Tabernacle


Grace Tabernacle of Rifle, 2128 Railroad Ave., Ste. 002, invites you to worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Information: 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. Sunday at 0695 Buggy Circle, Carbondale. Information: 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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