If you cannot attend in person, services are available on Facebook Live at 10 a.m on Sundays.
Recordings of previous messages are on the TEACHINGS page.
Our small groups are meeting in small groups (thus the name).
Men's Prayer is on Zoom.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theriochurch/
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Friday nights at 7 at 155 McCutcheon
Youth group is for kids from 12 years old through high school. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Fiesta (Potluck, worship, and communion)
Thursday, September 21st, 6 p.m. at the Rio church building
(Also: Nov 16)
At September's fiesta we are going to spend some time honoring the Howells. Marty and Jenn were instrumental in founding the Rio over sixteen years ago. Over the years, they have faithfully served the Lord and have ministered to all of us in countless ways. They’ll be headed to California soon and we’d like to send them off with our blessings, prayers, and words of encouragement. Please join us for this celebration and remembrance!
Fiestas are a great opportunity to worship together as a church family through praise, prayer, and communion. We also love to glorify God by telling one another what He has been doing in our lives. Before our upcoming Fiesta, please take a few minutes to see if God would put anything on your heart to share—a verse that has been meaningful, an answer to prayer, or a way that God is at work in your life.
** A-M Side dish & a dessert; N-Z Main Dish (Please bring enough to serve 10.) **
Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. NIV
Men of God
Saturday, September 23rd, 8 a.m. at 155 McCutcheon
Years ago, I (Steve) came across this verse: [The Sovereign LORD declared,] “I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.” (Eze. 22:30) I thought, how sad, that no man was willing to be God’s man. I certainly don’t claim to be more of that man than any man alive at that time. That would seem to be thinking a bit too highly of myself. Yet I desire to be that man. Like Isaiah, I want to say, “Here I am. Send me!” I want God to use my life. I don’t know exactly what that looks like, but I know that I’m not much on my own. God has made us a body and a family. We need each other. My desire is that we would be committed to one another and be devoted to meeting regularly and spurring one another on. Men, let’s join together at MOG. I need you, Men, and we need one another!
WOW Discipleship Time (Women of the Word)
Monday, September 25th – 7 p.m. at the Nelsons’ house (725 Montclair Dr.)
Also Nov 27, Jan 22, March 25, May 27
Every other month, the women of the Rio meet for their discipleship meeting. We cover topics that specifically relate to women as we walk in faith and follow our Lord. If you come to the Rio, this meeting is for you! Join us on a Monday night for a time when we get together and process all that God calls us to in His Word.
The WOW Discipleship Time is rich opportunity to hear from some of women of the church and how they have experienced life in ministry, marriage, and the ups and downs of following the Lord. It will be an encouraging and building time! All the ladies are welcome and encouraged to participate!
Lunch after church
Sunday, Oct 1 (Also: Nov 5, Dec 3)
Every month we have lunch together after church. This allows people to stay for a few extra minutes since they are going to eat anyway. It is very hard to develop meaningful relationships in our busy society, so we would like to foster relationship building in any way we can. Please hang out, enjoy some lunch, and meet someone new! Everyone is welcome!
Over 50ish Lunch
Sunday, Oct 15th, 12:15ish at Jason’s Deli
(Also: Nov 19, Dec 17, Jan 21)
We are going to meet at Jason’s Deli (7410 Remcon Circle) with the agenda of hanging out and having some great fellowship. If you can remember phones with chords and rotary dials, playing with lawn darts, and typewriters, this lunch is for you. We hope you can make it (no longevity joke intended)!
Church Camp Out 2024
Friday, Aug 9, 2024
We are going to have an awesome church camp-out at Black Bear Group Campground near Cloudcroft. We’ll fellowship over a potluck dinner on Friday night at 6 and have some s’mores. The other meals are on your own. The cost is $15/family. We had to reserve a minimum of two nights, so we also have Thursday night reserved. Feel free to head up early if you’d like an extra night of camping.
Directions: From Cloudcroft, turn south onto NM130. Continue for 1 mile and turn left (east) onto Forest Road 24B (just across the road from the Deerhead Campground entrance). The entrance will be on your right-hand side.
To bless our neighboring businesses, please don't park north of the handicapped-parking spots.