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.
For December, we'll meet at the Nelsons'.
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.
Lunch after church (Both west and airport locations)
Dec 8 (Also: 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!
Dec 9, 7-8:30 at 155 McCutcheon
(Also: Dec 9)
Dove and Holly will be leading an eight-week marriage class on Mondays (either once or twice a month). It will be a time set aside with our spouses to be intentional, enjoy each other, and go through some practical exercises as couples. It will also provide a little time to share and listen to what others are experiencing. Childcare will be provided.
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
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.
WOW Meet-up Fellowship (Women of the Word)
Dec. 14 – 8:30 a.m. at Whole Foods
(Also: 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!
Men of God
Dec. 28, 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.
The Winter Teen Conference
January 17-19 at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado
What is your life mission? There are so many different things we could focus on—good things! Yet there is one critical mission that God has for us that is often overlooked: The Great Commission. Come learn about the final charge that Jesus left his followers. It will help you discover how God wants to use your life and how that fits in with your calling. We’ll start at 7 on Friday night and end mid-Sunday morning. The cost is $80 per person. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday will be included.
We will leave around 5 a.m. on Friday, January 17. We will get home midnightish on Sunday night. (This is assuming we drive straight through on Sunday night. This is negotiable according to the needs of those attending.)
Small Group Leaders Meeting
Jan 20, 7 pm at the Nelsons'
Small group leaders meeting.
WOW Discipleship Time (Women of the Word)
Jan. 11 – 8:30 a.m at the West (Also: 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.
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 Cheyenne, 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.
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.