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.

Unitarian Universalist services

“The Wisdom of Insecurity” will be Michael Abdo’s sermon topic on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Glenwood Springs. Michael was a monk for 30 years and abbot of his community. Although no longer affiliated with the Catholic Church, he continues to teach meditation and maintains a counseling and psychotherapeutic practice in Aspen.

Liberal religious education for children, with teacher Michele Howard Snode (876-2104), will explore the Fourth UU Principle: Freedom to search for what is true and right.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Glenwood Springs meets at 10 a.m. the first, second, and third Sundays at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Information: 945-5045,, or

valley havurah

Shabbat Shalom. The Torah portion this week is Parashat Ha’azinu for Shabbat Shuvah, Deuteronomy 32:1-52. Candle lighting is at 6:32 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, and Shabbat ends Saturday at 7:38 p.m. Haftarat Ha’azinu is Hosea 14:2-10, Micah 7:18-20 and Joel 2:11-27. Yom Kippur begins Sunday evening and the Torah portion is Leviticus 16:1-34 and Numbers 29:7-11, while the Haftarat portion is Isaiah 57:14-58:14.

church of the nazarine

A special guest speaker for Sunday, Oct. 5, at 10:45 a.m. will be Rev. Robin Rodgers. She served as associate pastor of the church for several years. Rev. Rodgers will also bring a teen singing group from Loveland. A potluck dinner in the fellowship hall will follow the service. Information: 945-0258.

Presbyterians meet

Sunday, Oct. 5, the First Presbyterian Church congregation will join the First United Methodist Church for an interdenominational worship service at 10:30 a.m. the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs, in honor of World Communion Day.

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: 945-6340.

Glenwood Church of Christ

Glenwood Church of Christ, 260 Soccer Field Road, West Glenwood holds Sunday Bible classes at 9 a.m. and worship services at 10 a.m. New Wednesday night class at 7 p.m. The Youth Group meets on Sunday at 9 a.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m. October 2nd: SPORK – Students Pursuing Outrageous Relationships with the King, for grades 6-8, meets every Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m. Information on the youth program: Travis, 945-6202 or Church information: 945-6202 or

Church 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,


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 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, 947-0084.

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


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 at 7 p.m. Information: 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 services

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 weekend on the following schedule: St. Mary’s, 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.

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