Local Religious Briefs

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

5 p.m.: Candlelight Service located at the Ministry Center, 110 Snowmass Drive, one mile south of City Market on Highway 133, left on Snowmass Drive.6 p.m.: Live nativity at the barn south of Carbondale. Turn left on Prince Creek off Highway 133 and follow the signs for parking. Dress warmly.

The Episcopal churches All Saints Battlement Mesa (150 Sipprelle Drive) and St. Johns New Castle (First and Main) invite you to their holiday services.Lessons and carols 4 p.m. Dec. 16; 8 p.m. Christmas Eve; 10 a.m. Christmas Day. Everyone is welcome to attend these services. All Saints address is 150 Sipprelle Drive, Battlement Mesa.St. Johns New Castle 5 p.m. Christmas Eve.Father EJ Rivet, Priest-in-Charge (285-7908). Everyone is welcome to attend these services.

Christmas activitiesSunday, Dec. 16: 4 p.m. Christmas Dinner (free); 5 p.m. Kids Christmas Program; 6 p.m. Family Christmas Movie (free).Friday, Dec. 21: 7 p.m. Christmas caroling.Monday, Dec. 24: 7:30 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Eve Service.Fellowship of the Rockies is located at 1224 Railroad Ave. in Rifle. Info: Pastor Dave Dennis, 625-2511.

Dr. Dick Stenbakken will present Faces Around the Manger at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, and at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Rifle Seventh Day Adventist Church, 0086 Village Drive.No ticket or fee required, but donations will be taken. For more information, contact Elaine Cloninger at 625-0278.

Practicing the Ministry of Jesus at the Margins & Mainstream with Bob Ekblad, Th.D will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Eagle County Community Center, 0020 Eagle County Drive in El Jebel. A potluck dinner will be held after the first portion of the seminar, and from 7-8:30 p.m. the seminar continues with a look at the Biblical interface between ministries of accompaniment, advocacy and deliverance. Evangelism will be the topic on Sunday, Dec. 16. From 9:30-10:30 a.m., Evangelism Jesus Way will look at how Jesus reached out. From 10:30-11:30 a.m., the sermon will be Evangelism as recruitment into the ministry of Jesus.For more information, contact Amber Alexander at 970-379-8398.

Christ Episcopal Church is presenting its sixth annual service of Lessons and Carols at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the church at the corner of Fifth and North Streets in Aspen’s West End.This event features the Christ Church Choir singing traditional Christmas anthems and carols. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 925-3278.

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