A Non-Denominational, Christian Church

EVENTS TO KEEP YOU CONNECTED TO LIFE AT THE RIO

We have all sorts of events going on at the Rio! We believe that Christ has designed us to live out our Christian lives in the context of a community of other believers who love the Lord. If you're already a part of our community or if wanting to find out what living in a Christian community looks like, you're in the right place. All of our events are designed to help us grow closer to God and to each other.

We have several different ways to find out about the events we have going on. There are three really helpful ways to get a flyover of all of our events.

There is a brief overview of many of our events below. 

We also have a Google calendar, which will give you a good look at the different events we have going on in a calendar view. It's also super useful if you want to know what events are going on for a specific date. If you want more info on any of these events on the calendar, keep scrolling down to get detailed info on each event!

If you want updates about our events emailed to your inbox (we send out an email about twice a month), you can sign up by pressing the button below to subscribe to our mailing list. These emails have the most in-depth and current information about our events. So if you want to be in-the-know, you might try our emails! You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email.  

 

Connecting Online:

If you cannot attend in person, services are available live on YouTube 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).

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theriochurch/
The Rio Church - Westside Campus- https://www.facebook.com/groups/181600608562475/

Worship: 
Official//The Rio Worship
on Spotify or on Apple Music (Most of the songs we sing at the Rio)
Rio Weekly Playlist on Spotify (Updated every Sunday evening with the following week's worship songs)  

Subscribe to e-mail updates here.

 

Men’s Prayer
Fridays @ 7 a.m.  

[Canceled for 7/26 due to youth conference]
Dove and I have been praying with some other M28 men on Friday mornings over Zoom. However, most of the men do that at a Thursday morning meeting, and Roger Everhart is almost always the only other one who joins us. (Roger was here in EP with his family for a few years and is currently pastoring a new house church in Severance, CO.) We’d love to open up this meeting to any of you men (or young men) who would like to join us. We share requests for a bit, pray, and then end at 8, but if you had to duck out early we’d be thankful for whatever time we were blessed to have you join us. Here is the sign-in link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/94092096241?pwd=YjVZNmxTWmFjdTNRVmdsdG5qRG9lUT09

 

Youth Group

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 come.

Throughout the summer, weather permitting, we meet at 5:45 at the West Side Park for outreach and then head to youth group at 6:45. We invite people to ask one question about God and try to answer the best we can from Scripture, and then they get a free root beer float! This is an easy and effective way to engage people in spiritual conversation, and everyone always has a great time! Please be in prayer for us!

Schedule

  • 7/26 No outreach & no youth meeting (DTC youth conference (more info below))
  • 8/2 No park outreach - youth meeting is on (Glory's wedding)
  • 8/9 No outreach & no youth meeting (Rio camp out)
  • 8/16-8/23 Regular park outreach and regular youth meeting
  • 8/30 No park outreach - Girls only youth meeting (Rio Men's Conference)
  • 9/6-10/4 Regular park outreach and regular youth meeting

 

Tiny Homes for Pregnancy Center

The Westside Pregnancy Center needs volunteers (ages 16 and up) to lend extra hands in building our Tiny Homes for housing insecure pregnant women. To volunteer, it's open to both men and women ages 16 and over to aid in the finishing touches. Unfortunately, it is an active construction site so they cannot have any children around. Experience is not needed, just a willing heart to help. They have 3 volunteer men who are managing the project, in addition to a professional construction team. They  have hard hats, construction vests, and waivers for the volunteers. Volunteers are welcome to come anytime, any day from Monday-Saturday 8 AM - 12 PM. Please have any volunteers who are interested to text or call Deb Gray at (913) 481-7211.

 

Women's Walk & Talk

Wednesday morning, July 24th, 8-9 @ Kathleen's house (725 Montclair Dr.)

 

DTC Youth Conference
July 25-28
Discipleship Training Camp 2024

Join other teens/parents in colorful Colorado as we learn about what it means to be men and women of God in today’s world. DTC is our annual summer youth conference for incoming 8th graders to just-graduated seniors. We will split up with the gals at Camp Cedaredge (www.campcedaredge.com) in Cedaredge, Colorado and the guys at Mountaintop Retreat (www.mountaintopretreat.com). The camps are about an hour apart. The registration deadline is July 8.

The cost should be around $120 / person. That should cover food at the conference, lodging, and part of the gas. M28 has already subsidized $50 / person to help with the cost (or it would have been $170), and the Rio will cover the rest of the gas. We may do some sort of fundraiser to help the students be able to pay their way. Each person will be responsible for their own travel meals up and back as well as souvenirs acquired along the way.  
 
The first night (Thur, July 25) starts at 7. We'll leave El Paso around 5:30 in the morning. We will aim to get in around 5:30 to check in and leave a little buffer room. Check out will be at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 28. We will plan to get back to El Paso around 10 that night.
 
To register, e-mail Steve with the name, e-mail, t-shirt size, and dietary restrictions of the person registering. We’ll worry about the finances and other details later. (Parents who attend will also need to register and pay.)

Discipleship Training Camp (DTC) is developed by M28. Visit www.m28alliance.com for more information.    

Resources: Medical release, Letter and packing list, Women's schedule, Men's schedule

 

Men of God

Saturday, August 3rd (TENTATIVE), 8 a.m. at 155 McCutcheon  
Also: Sept. 28 

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!

 

Women’s Group Coffee Dates

Monday night, July 29th, 7-8:15 @ Corner Bakery

Lunch after church

Sunday, Aug 4th (Also: Sep 1, Oct 6, Nov 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!

 

Church Camp Out 
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.

 

Small Group Leaders Meeting

Monday, August 12th, 7 p.m., Location TBA
(Also: Oct 14)

 

Over 50ish Lunch

Sunday, Aug 18th, 12:15ish at Jason’s Deli
(Also: Sep 15)

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)!

 

Strong & Courageous Men’s Conference

Friday & Saturday, August 30-31
Labor Day Weekend
Ruidoso, NM

 

Fiesta (Potluck, worship, and communion)

Wednesday, Sept 18th, 6 p.m. at the Rio church building
(Also: Nov 20)


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

 

Mission Trip to El Paso
October 10-13 (Thur - Sun)

Like last year, we are going to take a mission trip to our own city! We are praying for a core group of about 20 people  who will commit to this and treat it just like a mission trip. We will meet and prepare before the trip, take off work, house together, and do lots of faith-stretching things. The rest of the church will be a support team just like we have been in the past for visiting mission teams. We will reach out with the message of Jesus in our own community, to our own people, in a way that we can follow up on our connections for lasting fruit. Please pray about joining in!

2 Timothy 4:2a Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season!

 

Faithcamp 
Summer 2026 or 27

 

Parking

To bless our neighboring businesses, please don't park north of the handicapped parking spots.

 

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