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.  

Mask update:

We generally try to follow El Paso's most recent mask mandate. Accordingly, we are not currently asking people to wear masks. However, some people still do, and if you would like to wear a mask, you are welcome to do so. 

 

Connecting Online:

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

Rio Airport Worship Playlist on Spotifyon Apple Music. Rio West Worship Playlist on Spotify

Subscribe to e-mail updates here.

 

Fiesta moved!

Fiesta has been moved from Jan 20th to Jan 27th due to some COVID concerns. 

 

Men's Prayer 
Fridays at 7 a.m. on Zoom.
* No prayer meeting on Jan 21 due to MOG

There are so many ways that prayer is life giving! It is an opportunity to worship, praise, and thank God. Prayer is also a chance for us to recognize our dependence on him and his help for situations that are bigger than us. When we pray together, we support one another in a form of spiritual warfare that is hard to do on our own. We also get to connect with each other, share some of our deepest desires, and support each other in prayer! Men, these are difficult times. Let’s come together and pray and bring life to ourselves, our loved ones, and our world! Join us here: Zoom

Acts 1:14 They all joined together constantly in prayer…

Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to…prayer.

 

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 attend.

 

Men of God - Pancakes and Golf

Saturday, January 22

Join us for this awesome time of fellowship! Golf is covered. Buy your own breakfast. Please RSVP to Steve or Dove.

8:15 a.m. at IHOP on Sunland
10-11 at Top Golf

 

Fiesta (Potluck, worship, and communion)

Jan 27th, 6 p.m. at the Rio church building
(Also: March 17, May 19, July 14)

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

 

Lunch after church

Feb 6 (Also: Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug 7)

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!

 

Small Group Leader meeting

Feb 7, 7 p.m., Location TBAC(Also: April 11, June 13, Aug 15)

 

WOW (Women of the Word) Meet-up Fellowship
Feb. 12 (Also: Apr 9, June 11, July 9, Aug 13)

For our WOW meetup, we'd like to invite you to join us as we mix things up in an attempt to get to know others in the church, build friendships, and support each other. On a given Saturday (generally the 2nd) of every other month, we are going to set aside a time for those who wish to participate to meet with one other lady drawn at random. The two of you can make plans together to do what feels comfortable to you: perhaps go out for coffee at an outdoor location, have breakfast or lunch together, or go for a walk, etc. If you would like to participate, please email Holly and then she will draw the names from a hat and let you know who you've been paired with so you can make plans together. We hope it is a fun and easy way to get to know one other person in our church better.

 

Men of God

Feb 26, 8 a.m. at 155 McCutcheon  
(Also: March 26, Apr 23, May 28, June 25, July 23, Aug 27) 

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 men’s prayer and at MOG. I need you, Men, and we need one another! 

 

WOW Discipleship Time (Women of the Word)

March 12th – 8:30 a.m. at the Nelsons’ house (725 Montclair Dr.)
(Also: May 14, Sept 10) 

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 Saturday morning 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! 

 

Eddie Smith and Wycliff

A few weeks ago, we had a visiting missionary at church. His name is Eddie Smith and he and his wife, Jen, have been a part of our family of churches for many years. They are currently attending the Desert’s End church in Phoenix. Eddie is a very smart guy who also has a passion for biblical doctrine. Accordingly, he is well suited to be a translation consultant with Wycliffe Bible Translators. As a person who is proficient in Hebrew and Greek, he will be working closely with translators to ensure that a new Bible translation is completed with clarity and faithfulness. He doesn’t yet know what mission field he will be assigned, but should find out in the next few months. We would love for people to partner with the Smiths by helping them financially and/or being committed members of their prayer team. Please join them in their work of getting the Bible to people who desperately need it.  The link to their official Wycliffe page is: https://www.wycliffe.org/partner/smiths. You can learn more about what they’re doing at: https://thesojourn.co/wycliffe/

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

 

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