6 p.m. 8/15 at the Airport location
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.
February's fiesta is our State of the church meeting. Since we will be addressing church family matters, it would be great if the whole family was at our February fiesta!
** A-M Side dish & a dessert; N-Z Main Dish (Please bring enough to serve 10.) ** (Aug)
Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. NIV
Fridays at 6 a.m. at the Nelsons’ house (725 Montclair)
In the NT, the church met often for prayer. They understood the darkness of their times and the urgency of their mission to reach the world. In this same spirit we meet together to seek the Lord for what is beyond our strength. We want to be desperate before Him. Each Friday (except for the weeks we have Men of God) the men of the church meet for prayer at 6 a.m. and have breakfast together at 7. Come lock arms with us as we battle for ourselves, our families, our church, and our world!
Acts 1:14 They all joined together constantly in prayer…
Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to…prayer.
Friday nights at 7:00
Youth group is for kids from 12 years old through high school. Parents are welcome and encouraged to come.
Throughout the summer, weather permitting, the youth will meet at 5:45 at the West Side Park for outreach. We will head down to the youth meeting at 6:45. Usually we pass out root beer floats and ask kids what question they would have if they had a chance to talk to God. This leads to many significant conversations. Please be in prayer for us!
On August 30 we’ll probably cancel youth group due to a wedding (we’ll still have it if there are a few teens left in town). The rest of August and September we’ll meet at the West church building.
Men of God
Aug 24, 8 a.m. at 155 McCutcheon
Also: Sept 28, Nov 26
It is so easy in our culture for men to take a back seat in the church. We believe that God wants men to lead out in love, to serve, and to lay down their lives for the work of God. The MOG meeting is meant to teach, encourage, and challenge men in their roles. We also want to foster a bond between the men in the church. Many men’s lives have been destroyed by temptation and sin, and we need to be there for each other through the thick and thin. The MOG meeting is open to all the men of the church who have a heart to grow, follow God, and see their lives used as God leads.
Lunch after church (Both west and airport locations)
Aug 25 (Also: Sept 15, Oct 6, Oct 27, Nov 17, Dec 8, Dec 29)
Every three weeks 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, eat some lunch, and meet someone new! Everyone is welcome!
WOW Discipleship Time (Women of the Word)
Sept 14 – 8:30 a.m at the West (Also: 11/9, 1/11, 3/14, 5/9)
Every other month, the women of the Rio get together for their discipleship meeting. We cover topics that specifically relate to us women as we walk in faith and follow our Lord. If you are a woman who comes to the Rio, this meeting is for you! Join us on a Saturday morning for a time when we get together and process all that God calls us to in His Word.
Small Group Leaders Meeting
Sept 23, 7 pm at the Nelsons'
(Also: Dec 2)
Small group leaders meeting.
WOW Meet-up Fellowship (Women of the Word)
Oct 12 – 8:30 a.m. at Whole Foods
(Also: 12/14, 2/8, 4/11)
It is always encouraging, comforting, and motivating to hear from other godly women! Join the Rio women every other month to enjoy a relaxed, spontaneous time to hear and share what is on our hearts, what God is teaching us, and to share our prayer requests. We will meet-up at Whole Foods in the upstairs public commons area at 8:30 on Saturday mornings. Don't miss this time to connect with other women and, at the same time, be strengthened in your own faith!
Dec. 29-Jan 1
Every year our group of churches holds a conference called Faithwalkers. Our 2019 conference will be held in Grand Junction, CO, from Sunday night (Dec 29) – Wednesday morning (Jan 1). Faithwalkers is a time when like-minded churches come together in different locations across the nation. It is a time of dynamic worship, heartfelt teachings, and intense fellowship. It is a great opportunity to invest in your most valuable asset—your faith. You won’t want to miss this!
The Faithwalkers Midwest main sessions and seminars are available online.
We'll have our church-family camp in the summer of 2021! Dates to be announced.
We have recently started providing sign language (ASL) interpretation at the Westside church. We hope this can be the first step toward ministering to a largely under-served portion of our community. Please invite anyone you know who could benefit from this service. If you have any questions, please contact Felicia or Kathleen.