Church news 9/24 |

Church news 9/24

Post Independent Writer

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.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.First Assembly of 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 Travis Lowell, 945-9709.St. Stephen’s Catholic ChurchSaturday evening Mass, 5:30 p.m., in English. Sunday Mass 8 and 10 a.m. in English and noon en Español. Weekday Mass 7:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. 1885 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs. Information: 945-6673.Glenwood Baptist servicesGlenwood Springs Baptist Church holds regular worship service at 10:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Corporate prayer and Bible study are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: Pastor Justin M. Hall, 947-0084.Carbondale Methodist ChurchCarbondale Community United Methodist Church, 385 S. Second St., holds its Sunday 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.New Hope ChurchNew Hope Church meets at 9:30 a.m. Sundays 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.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, 761 Birch Ave., Rifle, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Misa en Español at 2 p.m.; St. Brendan Parish, Parachute, 4:30 p.m. Saturday; Sacred Heart Parish, Silt, 7 p.m. Saturday. All are welcome to attend.Congregational Church of the ValleyThe Congregational Church of the Valley is postponing its outdoor worship and picnic this Sunday, Sept. 26. The services will continue as normal.As it is the last Sunday of the month, the church will hold a healing service at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The Congregational Church of the Valley, Sixth and Home in Silt, meets at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday for worship service and children’s Sunday school. An adult Bible forum for inquiring minds is at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Information: 625-4320.Holy Cross Lutheran ChurchHoly Cross Lutheran Church, 62 County Road 135, Glenwood Springs, holds Sunday services at 9 a.m., led by Pastor Joseph Cockey. Information: 945-6871.Mountain View ChurchMountain View Church invites you to join the church for Sunday school and worship. Sunday school for all ages is at 8:45 a.m., and worship service is at 10 a.m. Child care for infants to age 4 is provided for both Sunday School and worship, and there is a special program during the worship service for kids age 4 through third grade. Mountain View is 1.5 miles south of Glenwood Springs on Highway 82 next to Buffalo Valley Restaurant. Information: 945-8328, or Universalist servicesNo services will be held on Sunday, Sept. 26. On Oct. 3, Helen Sullivan’s topic is “Making Personal Choices in a High Tech World OR Why You Should Buy a Good Bike.”Services are 10 a.m. the first, second, and third Sundays of each month at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, September through May.Unitarian Universalism does not have a required creed, but UUs have many strong beliefs in common, as well as strong individual beliefs. All are welcome to contribute to the discussion.Info: or 945-5045.Glenwood Church of ChristGlenwood Church of Christ holds Sunday Bible classes at 9 a.m. and worship services at 10 a.m. A new Wednesday class is at 7 p.m. The youth group meets at 9 a.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Wednesday.Information on the youth program and calendar of events: Travis, 945-6202, or Church information: 945-6202 or of LifeWorship CenterRiver 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 CHURCHof NEW CASTLEFirst Baptist Church will be offering hope and encouragement to the community during its Fall Revival Meeting. The Reverend Ron Ehmann will begin the four day series of meetings on at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. Evening services will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Everyone is invited. First Baptist Church, 172 N. Seventh St., New Castle, holds Sunday Bible studies at 9 a.m. and Sunday services at 10 a.m. Information: 984-2306 First Presbyterian ChurchOct. 3 is World Communion Sunday. There are no services at First Presbyterian. Instead, the church will join the congregations of Glenwood’s First United Methodist, Good Shepherd Lutheran, Mennonite and St. Barnabas Episcopal churches for a 10 a.m. combined service and communion at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 546 Hyland Park Drive.The public is invited each Sunday to an uplifting service at First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. First Presbyterian celebrates Communion, open to all, the first Sunday of every month. Worship service is at 10 a.m.; a nursery is available for young children. All are welcome to join church members afterward for fellowship time. In addition, a lively adult Sunday school class meets at 9 a.m. Sundays for Bible discussion and coffee. The church is handicap accessible. Information: interim pastor Tom Holslag, 945-6340.Church at CarbondaleScience and Religion together? Lee Strobel, a former legal affairs editor for the Chicago Tribune, uses the latest scientific studies and discoveries to help make “The Case for a Creator.” This live via satellite program will be shown at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at Church at Carbondale.The Church at Carbondale, 110 Snowmass Drive, holds a regular service at 9 a.m. Sunday. The Church at Carbondale is a fun place to get serious with God, where people are building life-transforming relationships with Jesus Christ. Information: 963-8773 or VincentCatholic ChurchSaturday English Mass, 5:30 p.m.; Misa en Español, 7 p.m. Sunday; English Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday through 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 Español, 7 p.m. Monday through Friday: English Mass, 8:15 a.m. 395 White Hill Road, Carbondale. Information: 704-0820.Seventh-dayAdventist servicesSeventh-day Adventist Sabbath services take place 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 Seventh 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.Español Glenwood Springs: 2306 Blake Ave., Iglesia Adventista del Siete Meses: Día Horario de Reuniones: Sábados 9:15 a.m. Escuela Sabática, 10:45 a.m. Servicio de Adoración, 6 p.m. Sociedad de Jóvenes; Miercoles 7:30 p.m. Culto de Oración.Grace Church of the Roaring Fork Valley 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. The current sermon series is on the book of Nehemiah. Nursery and children’s church provided during the worship service. Information: 927-8833. Church at RedstoneWorship 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., invites you to worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Information: 970-274-0703.United MethodistservicesBasalt 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 at 10 a.m. Sundays at 0695 Buggy Circle, Carbondale. Information: 927-0188.Marble Church servicesSunday 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 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 ChurchChrist Community Church meets at 9 and 10:30 a.m Sundays. The message is contemporary and relevant to modern life. 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, ChristianFellowshipAlpine Christian Fellowship will have Saturday evening services beginning at 6 p.m. at 20451 Highway 82 in Basalt. Information: 927-3574. First United Methodist ChurchThe summer Sunday schedule at First United Methodist Church, Ninth and Cooper Avenue, runs through Sept. 5. The schedule follows: 8:30 a.m. worship in chapel, 9:30 a.m. fellowship time in front of church, 10 a.m. worship service in Bethel Chapel and adult Sunday school in Fellowship Hall.Child care for kids 5 and younger is available at the 10 a.m. service. Information: 945-6232. Sonlight Foursquare Gospel Church Sonlight Foursquare Gospel Church meets every Sunday morning at Glenwood Springs Middle School in West Glenwood for fellowship with one another and in God’s word. You are invited to join the church for Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m.Sonlight Foursquare Church Lifeline Youth Group for junior and senior high youth meets every Tuesday evening with supper and fellowship. Join the group at 0355 County Road 132, Glenwood Springs, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Information: 945-9657.St. BarnabasSt. Barnabas Episcopal Church will celebrate World Communion Sunday at 10 a.m. Oct. 3. The service is sponsored by churches from around the valley. All members of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 546 Hyland Park Drive, and friends from throughout the valley are invited to worship together at 9 a.m. every Sunday. Sunday school runs concurrently with the service. Information: 945-6423.Good Shepherd Lutheran ChurchGood Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave., invites you to worship Sunday at 10 a.m.; children preschool through sixth grade are invited to participate in Sunday School after the children’s time. A brief midday prayer is held a little after noon, Monday-Friday. Information: 945-6848.First Christian Church The First Christian Church in Rifle is celebrating its 100th anniversary Sunday, Sept. 12. The church will have gospel music and former ministers speak at 8:30 and 11 a.m, a church picnic at 1 p.m. at Heinze Park, memory sharing at 3 p.m., and songs and an ice cream social at 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Information: 625-1419.Glenwood Springs Apostolic ChurchThe Glenwood Springs Apostolic Church meets at 10 a.m. Sundays at Yampah Mountain High School. Information: Pastor Keith, 309-0293 St. John’s Episcopal ChurchSt. John’s Episcopal Church, First and Main in New Castle, holds Sunday services and Sunday school at 8:30 a.m. First Baptist Church of Garfield CountyThe First Baptist Church of Garfield County, 632 Grand Ave., Silt, is in the midst of a month-long series on “friends.” The church will celebrate Friend Day at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. This is a special day for the church to recognize its members’ many friends. The public is invited.Church youth meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening. Information: Pastor James Legg, 876-2930 New Creation ChurchSpecial guest the Rev. Karen Mosely will minister at New Creation Church, 44761 Highway 6&24 in Glenwood, at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Mosely is a teacher in the area of prayer. Fellowship of the RockiesFellowship of the Rockies, 1224 Railroad Ave. in Rifle, is kicking off its 40 Days of Purpose campaign at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. They will explore the question “What on Earth am I here for?” Information: 625-2511.All Saints’ Episcopal Church All Saints’ Episcopal Church is holding its annual barbecue and bluegrass festival from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the historic Christian church site in Parachute. Music by Danny Agajanian. Tickets: $7 adults, $3.50 12 and under, $15 families of four or more. Contact: Dickie Calvert, 385-0212All Saints’ Episcopal Church is holding its annual barbecue and bluegrass festival from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the historic Christian church site in Parachute. Music by Danny Agajanian. Tickets: $7 adults, $3.50 12 and under, $15 families of four or more. Contact: Dickie Calvert, 385-0212

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