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 Fridays edition, to email@example.com; mail or deliver a crisp copy to 2014 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81602; or fax to 945-4487.St. Stephens Catholic ChurchSaturday evening Mass, 5:30 p.m., in English. Sunday Mass 8 and 10 a.m. in English and noon en Espaol. Weekday Mass 7:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. 1885 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs. Information: 945-6673.Mountain View ChurchMountain View Church will be hosting the Intermountain Christian High School Handbell Choir and Vocal Ensemble from Salt Lake City during the morning worship services (8 and 10:45 a.m.) on March 14. In addition, they will have a guest speaker, Chris Little, called to serve in the Middle East equipping Arab leaders to minister in the Arab world. Everyone is welcome to these services, as well as to the 7 p.m. concert with Christian recording artist Steve Ferguson. All events are free childcare is provided for the morning services and a love offering will be taken at the evening concert. Mountain View Church is located 1.5 miles south of Glenwood Springs next to Buffalo Valley Restaurant. Information: 945-8328. Carbondale Methodist ChurchCarbondale Community United Methodist Church, at 385 S. 2nd St., holds its Sunday morning worship service at 10 a.m. All are welcome to join. The Rev. Fred Amborn, III, is the minister; he can be reached at 963-0439.Holy Cross Lutheran ChurchHoly Cross Lutheran Churchs midweek Lent services start at 7 p.m. with the series Listen to Him! Also join the church for a light dinner at 6 p.m. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday service (April 8 and 9) at 7 p.m. Easter Service 7 p.m. April 11, followed by a breakfast all are welcome to join in the celebration. 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 of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day SaintsIts been 13 years since a senior official of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has attended a Meeker Colorado Stake Conference. Elder Russell M. Nelson will be speaking at the conference at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 20 and 10 a.m. Sunday, March 21 at the church in Rifle, 849 Morrow Dr. Information: 704-9960. Nelson, a former heart surgeon, joined the Churchs Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1985.Tri-Community Catholic ParishesThe Tri-Community Catholic Parishes of Rifle, Parachute and Silt gather to celebrate Mass every weekend on the following schedule: St. Marys, 761 Birch Ave., Rifle, Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m., Misa in Espaol 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.unitarian universalist services The Jesus Mysteries, The Gnostic Gospels, and The DaVinci Code will be the discussion topic on Sunday, March 14, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Glenwood Springs. Dan Browns best-selling novel, The DaVinci Code, has aroused considerable interest in early Christianity, from believers and doubters alike. The Jesus Mysteries, The Gnostic Gospels, and other books about the Dead Sea Scrolls and the texts found at Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt in the 1940s add further data. On this Discussion Sunday, UUs welcome a diversity of opinion about how the world might be different if the compilers had chosen different gospels for inclusion in the New Testament.Coffee is at 9:30 a.m. with church services at 10 a.m. Religious education for children runs concurrently with the service. The congregation meets at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Info: http://www.uucgs.org or 945-5045. Congregational Church of the VAlleyCorned beef and good times will again be the highlights at the annual St. Patricks Day Dinner at the Congregational Church of the Valley. There will also be plenty of potato dishes and lots of salads and desserts. This fund-raising event is from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 14. $10 for adults, $6 for children 5-13 and seniors. Leprechauns and children age 4 and under eat free. The Congregational Church of the Valley meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for Worship Service and Childrens Sunday School. An Adult Bible Forum for Inquiring Minds is held each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The church is located at 6th and Home in Silt. For more information, please call 625-4320.Alpine Christian FellowshipClaudia Porter will be speaking on March 14 at the main service and at a Ladies Luncheon following the service. Please bring a salad or dessert to share. Alpine Christian Fellowship. 20451 Highway 82, Basalt. 927-3574GlenwoodMennonite ChurchIf you have not yet found a loving church home or are just looking for a safe place to ask faith questions, the Glenwood Mennonite Church invites you to experience the welcome of its family of faith. Youll find a variety of believers who have experienced forgiveness, hope and healing. Join them Sundays at 2306 Blake Ave., 9:30 a.m. for small group study or 10:30 a.m. for worship celebration. Information: Pastor Lauren Martin, 945-5245.Grand RiverBaptist Church The Grand River Baptist Church A Place for You welcomes everyone to its worship service and Junior Church Worship at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays. The Sunday School and College/Career class meet at 9:45 a.m. every Sunday. First-time visitors invited. Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The churchs bus can give you a lift; call 625-4597 for a ride. The church is located at 126 N. 4th St., New Castle. Information: 984-2349.Glenwood BaptistservicesThe Glenwood Springs Baptist Church holds regular 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.New Hope ChurchNew Hope Church meets Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium of Riverside Middle School in New Castle. The ministry office is at 303 W. Main St. Information: Pastor Eddie or Pastor Thom, 984-2656.First Assemblyof God ServicesThe First Assembly of God Church, 1123 Pitkin Ave., Glenwood Springs, holds Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. and Wednesday family night at 7 p.m. Information: Pastor Tom Behrend, 945-9709.Glenwood Churchof ChristThe Glenwood Church of Christ holds Sunday Bible classes at 9 a.m. and worship services at 10 a.m. A new Wednesday night class is at 7 p.m. The Youth Group meets at 9 a.m. on Sunday and at 7 p.m on Wednesday. Students Pursuing Outrageous Relationships with the King meets every Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m., for grades 6 to 8.Information on the youth program: Travis, 945-6202, or youthguy@ sopris.net. Church information: 945-6202 or firstname.lastname@example.org. River of LifeWorship CenterRiver of Life Worship Center meets Sundays in the Academy of Dance and Gymnastics building at 21st and Whiteriver in Rifle. Worship service starts at 9:30 a.m. Information on River of Life, Childrens Church, U-Turn Youth, ICU small groups: Pastor Gary Cox, 625-2349.FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH NEW CASTLEFirst Baptist Church, 172 N. 7th St., New Castle. March is Missions Month. Guest speaker for Sunday, March 14 will be Jim McClellan, missionary to Germany, for the 10 a.m. service. Sunday morning celebration service begins at 10 a.m. Childrens Church (3 years to first grade) and Power Hour (Grades 2-5) start at 10 a.m. also. Sunday Bible classes start at 9 a.m. Ladies Bible Studies meetings at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Their study is At the Heart of Friendship. Information: 984-2306.First Presbyterian churchThe public is invited each Sunday to a spiritually uplifting service at First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. Worship service is at 10 a.m.; all are welcome to join church members afterward for fellowship time. Children are called to Sunday school during the worship service. In addition, a lively adult Sunday school class meets at 9 a.m. Sundays for Bible discussion and coffee. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of every month. Our historic building is handicap accessible. For more information, please call interim pastor Tom Holslag at 945-6340.Church at CarbondaleJoin the Church at Carbondale every Sunday for an hour-long, packed service that includes music with a contemporary praise band followed by a practical, life-changing message. Every Sunday morning at 9 a.m. in the auditorium at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, one mile south of City Market on Highway 133. Information: 963-8773 or http://www.churchatcarbondale.com.St. Vincent Catholic ChurchSaturday English Mass, 5:30 p.m. Saturday Misa en Espaol, 7 p.m. Sunday English Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday English Mass, 8:15 a.m. 250 Midland Ave., Basalt. Information: 704-0820.St. Mary of the CrownSunday English Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday Misa en Espaol, 7 p.m. Monday-Friday English Mass, 8:15 a.m. 395 White Hill Road, Carbondale. Information: 704-0820.Seventh-dayAdventist servicesSeventh-day Adventist Sabbath services are held on Saturday at the following times and places: Glenwood Springs: 2314 Blake Ave., 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. Rifle: 0086 Village Drive (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.Espaol Glenwood Springs: 2306 Blake Ave., Iglesia Adventista del 7 mo. Da Horario de Reuniones: Sbados 9:15 a.m. Escuela Sabtica, 10:45 a.m. Servicio de Adoracin, 6 p.m. Sociedad de Jvenes; Miercoles 7:30 p.m. Culto de Oracin.grace church servicesGrace 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. Sunday School for all ages follows the worship service. Information: 927-8833.Good Shepherd servicesGood Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, holds Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. Midday prayer is at noon Monday through Friday. Adult study begins at 8:15 a.m. Information: 945-6848.Church at RedstoneSunday worship service at the Church at Redstone is at 9 a.m. Sunday. Information: Pastor Bruce A. Gledhill, 963-4976.Grace TabernacleservicesGrace 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 servicesThe 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, are at 9:30 a.m., and services in Thomasville (at 24593 Frying Pan Road) are at 7 p.m. Information: 927-4098.A Spiritual CenterA Spiritual Center offers inspirational services Sundays at 10 a.m. at 0695 Buggy Circle, Carbondale. Information: 927-0188.Marble ChurchservicesSunday services at the Marble Community Church are at 10 a.m. with Pastor Linda Arocha-Boylan and organist Becky Macuen.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. Information: 963-3531.
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