A Non-Denominational, Christian Church
We are meeting in person at our west location. You are welcome and invited to join us. Nursery and Sunday school classes are now open. If you feel more comfortable connecting virtually for now, services are also available on Facebook Live at 10 a.m and on Youtube at 6 p.m on Sundays. Small Groups are happening on Zoom or in person throughout the week. More information is available on our Events Page.

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.

COVID Update & Reopening Plan

We miss seeing everyone in person and look forward to the end of this health situation. 

Our state is starting to reopen after setting health measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 that has impacted our nation since March 2020. Our general stance continues to be one of cooperation with our local leaders (Romans 13:1). We are eager for things to return to normal, but we also desire to safeguard the health of our vulnerable populations and to maintain a good reputation as ambassadors of Christ in our city (1 Peter 2:13-17).

While some of us are eager to meet again without restrictions, others among are more cautious and are not ready to return to public gatherings. In matters of personal opinion, Romans 14:19 instructs us to make allowances for our differences and “make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.” 

We are currently meeting weekly at our WEST LOCATION (155 McCutcheon, Unit M). (Our airport location has closed down.)

We will all feel different for a while at our church services. Here are some of the guidelines we have in place that may impact our normal church experience:
  • Masks are are now optional (as of April 11th).
  • Social distancing is encouraged and asked of everyone attending. Every other row has been taken out and we are asking people to sit with two empty chairs between families. Even if you don’t feel social distancing is necessary at this time, please serve the church family by adhering to these measures.
  • Please take your temperature before coming to our church service. If you have a fever, please stay home. We will not be testing anyone except by request. If you want Kathleen to check your temperature at the door, she will have a touchless thermometer with her at the guest book.
  • Our nursery and Sunday school classes are now open. 
  • Doors will remain open at times to limit touching surfaces. Please make sure your kids do not wander outside unattended.
  • Unless someone is there to serve them, there will be no coffee or cookies in order to reduce contact. However, we still love you. :-)
  • Please, please, please stay home when you are feeling sick (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle pain, chills), or if you have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19. Please exercise discernment and err on the side of caution. 
We continue to live stream our services as we hope that will continue to be a blessing to those who need to participate from home.

We realize that for some, these measures may seem unnecessary. Others will think we aren’t doing enough. Most of us will experience a transition time that feels dishearteningly long. Wherever you are at with it all, Christ has the resources you need to find peace and patience for this time.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. -John 14:27

Though our church has entered a new normal, we are excited to gather together whenever possible. However, no one should feel obligated to attend Sunday services if they do not feel comfortable doing so. We want everyone to take the precautions they feel are necessary for themselves and their family.

Please continue to pray for our world and community, specifically for those who are directly impacted by this virus. We are very thankful that our great source of peace and hope is Jesus Christ.

Should you have any questions, please contact us

 

Connecting Online:

Services are available on Facebook Live at 10 a.m on Sundays. (Unfortunately, since we have less than 100 subscribers, we will not be able to livestream to YouTube.)

Some of our past livestreamed videos are available here:

5/2 (Sorry, there is no video due to technical difficulties. Audio coming soon.)
4/25, 4/18, 4/11, 4/4, 3/28, 3/21, 3/14, 3/7

Recordings of previous messages are on the TEACHINGS page.

Our small groups are on Zoom or meeting in small groups (thus the name).
Men's Prayer is on Zoom.
Youth group is on Zoom. (Contact us for sign-in information.)

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.

 

Men's Prayer 
Fridays at 7 a.m. on Zoom

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 on Zoom.

Youth group is for kids from 12 years old through high school. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

 

WOW (Women of the Word) Discipleship
May 8 – 8:30 a.m. at 155 McCutcheon  

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! 

 

Men of God
May 22, 8 a.m. at 155 McCutcheon  

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 (Women of the Word) Meet-up Fellowship

June 12    

It is always encouraging, comforting, and motivating to get encouragement from other women! To encourage deepening relationships, our women are putting their name in a hat, and then drawing to see who they are going to do breakfast or lunch with. Don't miss this time to connect with other women and, at the same time, be strengthened in your own faith!

 

DTC: Discipleship Training Camp

June 24-27, 2021

Table in the Wilderness, Centennial, WY

This conference is for high school kids, including those who are just starting and have just finished. Students who are going into eighth grade are also welcome. 

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