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

Mountain View Church holds worship services at 8 and 10:45 a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Child care is provided for the morning services. Located 1.5 miles south of Glenwood Springs next to Buffalo Valley Restaurant. Information: 945-8328.

Carbondale Methodist Church

Carbondale Community United Methodist Church, 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 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.

Tri-Community Catholic Parishes

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, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Misa in Espanol at noon; St. Brendan Parish, Parachute, 4:30 p.m. Saturday; Sacred Heart Parish, Silt, 7 p.m. Saturday. All are welcome to attend.

New Hope Church

New 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.

Unitarian Universalist services

This Sunday, Mary Huffine will lead the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in celebrating Mother’s Day. Members and visitors are encouraged to bring pictures and memorabilia of the women who have mothered them, and to share stories from their lives.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation meets the first, second and third Sundays of each month.

On the Sundays when the congregation meets, coffee and conversation are at 9:30 a.m., with the church service at 10 a.m. Religious education for children runs concurrently with the service. The congregation meets at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Info: or 945-5045.

St. Stephen’s Catholic Church

Saturday evening Mass, 5:30 p.m., in English. Sunday Mass 8 and 10 a.m. in English and noon en Espanol. Weekday Mass 7:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. 1885 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs. Information: 945-6673.

Congregational Church of the Valley

The Congregational Church of the Valley, 6th and Home in Silt, meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for worship service and children’s Sunday School. An adult Bible forum for inquiring minds is held at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Information: 625-4320.

Glenwood Mennonite Church

If 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. You’ll 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 River Baptist Church

The Grand River Baptist Church, “A Place for You,” 126 N. 4th St., New Castle, welcomes everyone to its worship service and junior church worship at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday. The Sunday school and college/career class meet at 9:45 a.m. First-time visitors invited. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The church’s bus can give you a lift; call 625-4597 for a ride. Information: 984-2349.

Glenwood Baptist services

The 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.

First Assembly of God Services

The 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 Church of Christ

The 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@ Church information: 945-6202 or

River of Life Worship Center

River of Life Worship Center meets at 9:30 a.m. Sundays in the Academy of Dance and Gymnastics building at 21st and Whiteriver in Rifle. Information on River of Life, Children’s Church, U-Turn Youth, ICU small groups: Pastor Gary Cox, 625-2349.


First Baptist Church, 172 N. 7th St., New Castle, holds Sunday morning celebration service, Children’s Church (3 years to first grade) and Power Hour (grades 2-5) all at 10 a.m. Sunday Bible classes start at 9 a.m. Ladies’ Bible studies meetings are at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Their study is “At the Heart of Friendship.” Information: 984-2306.

First Presbyterian Church

The 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. The church is handicap accessible. Information: interim pastor Tom Holslag, 945-6340.

Church at Carbondale

The Church at Carbondale will hold a regular service at 9 a.m. at its new church, 110 Snowmass Drive. Join the Church at Carbondale every Sunday for an hour-long service that includes music with a contemporary praise band followed by a practical, life-changing message. Information: 963-8773 or

St. Vincent Catholic Church

Saturday English Mass, 5:30 p.m. Saturday Misa en Espanol, 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 Crown

Sunday English Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday Misa en Espanol, 7 p.m. Monday-Friday English Mass, 8:15 a.m. 395 White Hill Road, Carbondale. Information: 704-0820.

Seventh-day Adventist services

Seventh-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.

Espanol Glenwood Springs: 2306 Blake Ave., 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.

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. Sunday School for all ages follows the worship service. Information: 927-8833.

Good Shepherd services

Good 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. Sunday. Information: 945-6848.

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 Tabernacle services

Grace Tabernacle of Rifle, 2128 Railroad Ave., invites you to worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Information: 970-274-0703.

United Methodist services

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, 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 Center

A Spiritual Center offers inspirational services Sundays at 10 a.m. 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.

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.

Christ Community Church

Christ Community Church meets at 10 a.m Sundays. The message is contemporary and relevant to modern life. The current series is entitled, “Developing a Christian Worldview.” The Children’s program, All-Stars, meets at the same time with a special service, including music, dramas and more. Located at 20351 Highway 82, Basalt. Information: 927-3889,

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