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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.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 at 7 p.m. April 8 and 9. Easter Service 9 a.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.Congregational Church of the VAlleyThe 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.Jews for Jesus representative speaksRobyn Wilk of Jews for Jesus will present Christ in the Passover, an informative session on her organization, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 29 at Mid Valley Church, 16472 Highway 82 in Carbondale. Information: 963-1718.Tri-Community Catholic ParishesThe Tri-Parish Communities of St. Mary, Rifle, St. Brendan, Parachute, and Sacred Heart, Silt, will gather to commemorate and celebrate the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ at services during the coming Holy Week and Easter Sunday on the following schedule:Thursday, April 8: 8 p.m., Bilingual Mass of the Lord’s Supper at St. Mary, Rifle.Friday, April 9: Services: noon, St. Brendan, Parachute; 6 p.m., Sacred Heart, Silt; 7:30 p.m., St. Mary, Rifle. Living Stations of the Cross will take place at 4 p.m. along the tree-lined pathway at St. Mary, Rifle, enacted by the 7th and 8th grade Religious Education Classes.Saturday, April 10: 9 p.m. Easter Vigil, St. Mary, Rifle.Easter Sunday, April 11: Easter Mass, 7:30 a.m., Sacred Heart, Silt; 9 and 10:30 a.m., St. Mary, Rifle; Misa en Espanol, noon, St. Mary, Rifle.unitarian universalist services Picking Up the Pieces is the title for Zakir Hensons sermon on Sunday, March 21. Zakir will use his experiences at the end of his father’s life to illustrate how we may need to step back and look at life differently if we are to fully use what we have. A wood carving his father found will be used to illustrate the concept of seeing differently.Coffee is at 9:30 a.m. with the church service at 10 a.m. Religious education for children runs concurrently with the service. A sandwich bar and Congregational Meeting will follow the service (childcare provided). The congregation meets at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Info: http://www.uucgs.org or 945-5045. 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.GlenwoodMennonite 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 email@example.com. 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 21 will be Eric Thrush, missionary to Australia, at the 10 a.m. service. A slide presentation on his work in Australia will be shown at 9 a.m. Ladies Bible studies meetings on Thursdays at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.; studies include 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. Information: interim pastor Tom Holslag, 945-6340.Church at CarbondaleWhile hardly anyone moved to the valley to be indoors on Sundays, people do find that admiring such an awesome creation raises an interest in getting to know the Creator. Come join us to learn more about what the creation says about the Creator and what God has revealed to us in the Bible about Himself, us and life. C@C meets at Roaring Fork High School, one mile south of City Market on Highway 133 at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Dress is Western Slope casual and we provide Sunday School for the little ones. 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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