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. On this page, we have two really helpful ways to get a flyover of all of our events. We have a really helpful calendar below, 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 events!

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Youth group

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!

For September we’ll meet at the West church building.

 

Amazing Faith series

We are going through the Amazing Faith series at youth group. We'll be looking at evidences for God and the Bible. Everyone is welcome to come on Friday nights at 7 at the West church building. Oct 11 will be on Christ in History.

 

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!

 

Marriage Class

Through the joys and challenges of marriage, I, Dove, have appreciated God's design.  I personally desire to continue growing together with Holly in our marriage and I realize that many others would also like to grow in theirs.  With that in mind, I am interested in starting an 8-week marriage class.  The plan is to meet on Mondays (either once or twice a month) from 7-8:30pm.  It would be a time set aside with our spouses to be intentional, enjoy each other, and go through some practical exercises as a couple.  It would also provide a little time to share and listen to what others are experiencing.  Childcare will be provided.

If you are married would you please take 30 seconds and fill out this short survey?

 

 

Ministry Needs

West - Mixer: If you like music, mixing it is a great way to get involved. We could use one more person to help ensure that the worship is at its best each week. Don’t know how? We will train! Contact anyone standing behind the mixing board.

 

Men's Prayer

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.

 

Camp Out

Friday night, Oct. 25

Come enjoy some fellowship, worship, and a general awesome time at Percha Dam State Park. Percha Dam State Park, Arrey, NM 87930. The group shelter (pavilion) is reserved from 2 p.m. on October 25th to 2 p.m. on the 26th. Open camping is allowed and is $8.00 per day/ per family. The campsites with electric are $14.00 per day and 1-15 are able to be reserved online with the remaining being first come first served. 

 

Lunch after church (Both west and airport locations)

Oct. 27 (Also: 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)

Nov. 9 – 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.

 

Men of God

Nov. 26, 8 a.m. at 155 McCutcheon

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.

 

Small Group Leaders Meeting
Dec 2, 7 pm at the Nelsons'

Small group leaders meeting.

 

Fiesta (Potluck, worship, and communion)

6 p.m. on Dec 12th at the Airport location - Both locations together! 

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.) ** (Dec)

Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. NIV 

 

Baby dedications
Dec 12

We are going to have baby dedications at our all-church fiesta on Dec 12th. If you would like to have a prayer of blessing said for your child, please let Steve or Dove know beforehand.

 

Faithwalkers 2019

Sadly, we are not going to have a Faithwalkers conference this year (typically held Dec. 27-31).

 

DTC: Discipleship Training Camp
July 8-12, 2020

Our next high school conference will be the evening of July 8 – breakfast on July 12. We’ll meet at Laramie County Community College in Cheyanne, WY. We’ll be looking into the truths that help us know that scripture can be trusted and followed. If the foundation of our faith is not solid, we risk the crumbling of other areas of our lives. Come fortify your beliefs to build into the health of your future.

 

Faithcamp 2021
We'll have our church-family camp in the summer of 2021! Dates to be announced.

 

Deaf Ministry
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.