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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.

Mountain View

Church service

The Mountain View Church of Glenwood invites everyone to join its traditional service Sunday, Sept. 7, at 8 a.m. The contemporary service is at 10:45 a.m. and the Sunday School Fall Open House is from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Bring the kids and visit the completely remodeled children’s area. Come join the excitement as congregation members encourage one another and seek to strengthen their relationship with God and one another. Mountain View is located 1.5 miles south of McDonald’s on Highway 82 next to Buffalo Valley.

Valley Havurah

Shabbat Shalom. The Torah portion this week is Parashat Ki Tetse, Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19, and the Haftarat Ki Tetse is Isaiah 54:1-10. Candle lighting is at 7:17 p.m. and Shabbat ends Saturday evening at 8:24 p.m.


Universalist services

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Glenwood Springs will start its regular season of services this Sunday, Sept. 7, with an Ingathering service at the Glenwood Springs Community Center at 10 a.m., following a welcome coffee at 9:30 a.m. There will be a traditional UU water communion, which celebrates the reunion and the re-gathering of community after summer travels, vacations and adventures.

The Rev. Sandra Lee will conduct the service. Her blend of artistry, science and spirituality offers a unique perspective of post-modern theology. Lee holds degrees in chemistry, theology and ministry and has served Unitarian Universalist congregations in Washington, Oregon and Colorado.

Religious education for youth is also offered at Sunday services. The congregation meets the first, second and third Sundays of the month at 10 a.m., at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, and continues its tradition of “providing a free space for the individual exploration of spirituality, in a community tolerant of diversity but serious about the exploration of values.”

Information: Pat, 928-8721; Ardis, 984-2564; or

Congregational Church remembers

An end-of-summer picnic will follow the worship service on Sunday, Sept. 7, at the park next to the Congregational Church of the Valley, 6th and Home in Silt. Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Games, prizes, fellowship, as well as the main dish and drinks will be provided for all. Just bring a side dish or dessert. The Adult Bible Forum will not meet on this particular day, but will resume on Sept. 14.

The Congregational Church of the Valley, 6th and Home St., Silt, will remember 9/11 with “A Time to Remember, A Time to Pray for Peace,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, with the Mountain Sounds Barbershop Chorus and a message based on the words of Albert Einstein and Solomon. Information: Jim Warn, 625-4320.


The people of St. Barnabas Episcopal, Blake Avenue and Hyland Park Drive (just east of Sayre Park), Glenwood Springs, invite members of the community to join them for worship on Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.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.

Good Shepherd


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, holds Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. Adult study begins at 8:45 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, 947-0084.

concert in the park

The First Baptist Church in New Castle hosts the second annual Concert in the Park from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Burning Mountain Park in New Castle. Featuring the Mid Valley Quartet. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and refreshments and enjoy a great time of fellowship and encouragement.

Mennonite worship

The Glenwood Mennonite Church meets for worship service at the church building, 2306 Blake Ave., at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday School is at 10:30 a.m. 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

Confirmation Class starts Sept. 7. Also, an Inquirers Class is forming. Are you interested in learning about Christianity and the Lutheran faith? 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.


at Carbondale

Haven’t been to church lately? Church at Carbondale is designed to give you a comfortable, nonthreatening reintroduction to church. First-time attendees aren’t put on the spot. You can just observe or participate at your own pace. The atmosphere is Western Slope casual, the music is upbeat and the sermons are relevant to your daily life. Information: 963-8773,

grace church


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., Suite 002, invites you to worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Information: 970-274-0703.

United Methodist


The Basalt Community United Methodist Church has moved and now has ample parking. Sunday worship services at the Basalt Community United Methodist Church, 0167 Holland Hill Road (take Highway 82 south toward Aspen), are at 9:30 a.m. and in Thomasville at 24593 Frying Pan Road are at 7 p.m. Information call 927-4098.

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


Sunday services at the Marble Community Church are at 10 a.m. with Pastor Linda Arocha-Boylan and organist Becky Macuen.

Catholic Masses

The Tri-Community Catholic Parishes of Rifle, Parachute and Silt gather to celebrate Mass every week-end on the following schedule: St. Mary, 761 Birch Ave., Rifle, Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m., Misa in Espanol at noon; St. Brendan Parish, Parachute, Saturdays at 4:30 p.m.; Sacred Heart Parish, Silt, Saturdays at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Church at Redstone

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

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