A Non-Denominational, Christian Church


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 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

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Men's Prayer 

Men's prayer is on hold for the time being. We had a Friday morning scheduling conflict with a regional prayer time. If you are interested in praying together with other men, please let Steve Nelson know what mornings and time would work for you.


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.

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!


Lunch after church
Sunday, July 3 (Also: 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!


DTC High School Conference
Wednesday, July 6 (evening) – Sunday, July 10 (morning)

Save the date for the Discipleship Training Camp 2022! Join other teens/parents in our M28 Alliance for 3+ days in colorful Colorado as we learn about what it means to live out the great commission given by Jesus in Matthew 28:18-20. We’ll be meeting on the Colorado State University campus in Ft. Collins, CO.


Fiesta (Potluck, worship, and communion)

Thursday, July 14th, 6 p.m. at the Rio church building

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 Main Dish; N-Z Side dish & a dessert (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, July 30, 8 a.m. at 155 McCutcheon  
(Also: Aug 20) 

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! 


Small Group Leader meeting
Monday, August 15th, 7 p.m., Location TBA 


Church Camp Out
Friday, Aug 26

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.


WOW Discipleship Time (Women of the Word)

Saturday, Sept. 10th – 8:30 a.m. at the Nelsons’ house (725 Montclair Dr.)

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 months 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 were recently a part of 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/

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