Pastors’ Luncheons – Every first Wednesday of the month for ministry leaders at the City of Refuge, noon to 1:00 pm

Pastors’ Prayer Meetings – Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 9:00 to 10:00 am, Villa Coffeehouse in Ammon; this is a time for pastors to pray for one another and for God to work in our city.

Through Thursday: Movie – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – Edwards Theater,  4:20, 6:50 & 9:20 pm each day, plus additional showings that vary according to the day.

Through Dec 11: Prayer & Fasting for Christmas Season Watersprings Outreach Opportunities, 6:00 pm today, at noon on Monday to Wednesday, Watersprings Whitehouse.

December 10: Pastor’s Prayer – 9:00 to 10:00 am, Villa Coffeehouse in Ammon; this is a time for pastors to pray for one another and for God to work in our city.

December 10: Cop Church Bible Study – 6:30 pm, River of Life Church.

December 11-15: Unmistakably Christmas – a Christmas Musical, Watersprings Church; 7:00 pm Dec. 11-14, 9:00 am and 12:30 pm on Dec. 15;

December 11 & 18Advent Worship at First Lutheran Church – Potluck soup & bread at 6:30, worship at 7:15;

December 11 & 18Midweek Advent Services at St. John Lutheran Church – 6:00 Soup Supper and Fellowship, 7:00 Service.

December 12: Bar J Wranglers 9th Annual Benefit Concert – Colonial Theater, 7:00 pm, proceeds go to support the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission,; tickets available at the Colonial Theater Box Office and online at

December 12-31: 9th Annual Avenues of Hope Housing Challenge – select a participating nonprofit and your donation will be matched; see To support the City of Refuge see

December 15: Christmas Cantata – St. John Lutheran Church, 10:00 am.

December 15: Flute Choir Concert – Trinity United Methodist Church, 6:00 pm.

December 19: American Red Cross Blood Drive – Hope Lutheran Church gym, 2071 12th St., 8:00 am to 2:00 pm; register online at

December 19-21: Calvary Baptist Church Live Nativity – 7:00 to 9:00 pm, performances every 25 minutes, free admission,

December 20-21: A Classic Christmas – Civic Auditorium, 7:00 to 9:00 pm each night and 2:00 to 4:00 pm Saturday, featuring Jacie Sites, Idaho Brass Quintet & CrossPoint Community Players, tickets on sale now at or at the door, $5 per ticket or one canned food item per child, all donations support the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission; presented by CrossPoint Community Church; for more information call 208-522-8005;

December 21-22: Mary’s View – A Christmas Story – Cornerstone Pentecostal Church, 6:00 pm Saturday, 10:30 am Sunday;

December 22: Messiah Sing-In – 7:00 pm, Thunder Ridge High School, 4941 First St.

December 24: Christmas Eve Services

    • Watersprings Church, 2:00, 3:30, and 5:00 pm
    • Calvary Baptist Church, 5:00 pm
    • River of Life, 5:00 pm;
    • First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5:00, 7:00 and 11:00 pm, Worship with Holy Communion
    • Emmaus Road Church, 5:30 pm, at the Hilton Garden Inn on the river
    • Christ Community Church, 5:30 pm, at the Colonial Theater, 450 A Street
    • New Day Lutheran & St. Luke’s Episcopal, 5:30, Family Worship with Children’s Program & Eucharist; 7:00 pm, Happy Birthday Jesus Party; 8:30, Carol Singing in the Sanctuary; 9:00, Traditional Candlelight Worship with Eucharist & Choir,
    • Cornerstone Pentecostal Church, 6:00 pm, candlelight service
    • Eagle Rock Baptist Church, 6:00 pm
    • Falls Baptist Church, candlelight service, 6:00 pm;
    • Trinity United Methodist Church, 6:30 & 11:30 pm
    • Downtown at The New Destiny Ministries Hub, 7:00 pm – Community Church of God in Christ, Grace Falls Church
    • Gethsemane Baptist Church, 7:00 pm, candlelight service,
    • First Presbyterian Church, 7:00 pm & 11:00 pm
    • Hope Lutheran Church, 7:00 pm, Candle Light Service
    • St. John Lutheran Church, 7:00 pm, Candlelight Service

December 25: Christmas Services

  • Hope Lutheran Church, 10:00 am
  • New Day Lutheran & St. Luke’s Episcopal, 10:00 am

December 31: New Year’s Eve Services

  • St. John Lutheran Church, 7:00 pm

Starting January 5: Watersprings Discipleship School new semester – see or call 524-4747 for details.

Starting January 5: Financial Peace University – weekly, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Watersprings Church; register at

January 8: Ministry Luncheon at the City of Refuge – noon to 1:00 pm, (note that in January it will be the second Wednesday of the month because of New Year’s Day holiday).

January 11: 1st Annual Snowshoe Softball Charity Tournament – 9:30 am, Community Park ( for Hurricane Dorian relief, co-ed, ages 16+, see for details or to register.

January 14Chili Luncheon for Pastors interested in learning about a ministry opportunity as a volunteer Community or Law Enforcement Chaplain, noon to 1:30 pm, River of Life Church, 525 S Boulevard; RSVP by January 7 to Pastor Tim Rupp, office@TheStrongBlue Line, 208-206-1215

January 14Cop Church will have a special meeting for anyone interested in volunteering as a Community or Law Enforcement Chaplain, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, River of Life Church, 525 S Boulevard; for more information contact Pastor Tim Rupp, office@TheStrongBlue Line, 208-206-1215; see poster below.

January 21: Special Pastors Luncheon – Noon, introduction and Q & A for the event, “Vision 2020” (Save the date, more details to come).

February 10Skillet Band, The Victorious Tour – Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium, 7:00 to 10:00 pm, general tickets of $30 to the high-end V.I.P. packages of $185;

February 24: Vision 2020 Meeting – Evening explanation and discussion of discipleship tools for participating churches in “Vision 2020” (Save the date – more details to come).

February 28-March 1: Engage Men’s Retreat – Life of Joseph, Old Faithful Christian Ranch. 7:00 pm Friday to about 10:30 am Sunday, $75, 18 and older; for more information call Tim, 208-541-5223.

March 21: Walk in the Cold – 12:30- 2:30 pm, Freeman Park; this event is to raise awareness and support for the homeless in Southeastern Idaho; registration and sponsorship packets available at the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission, 840 Park, or email;

May 22: New Legacy Project Concert – 7:00 pm, Falls Baptist Church,

Women’s and children’s winter clothing needed by the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission’s Women’s Shelter, children’s winter coats and ladies’ winter clothing size 4-12; drop off at First Street Thrift, 200 First St. between 11:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Saturday.

Salvation Army Bell Ringers needed for the coming holiday season, Become a Salvation Army Volunteer!

Group prayer meetings in Idaho Falls
    • City of Refuge dining room, Tuesdays, noon to 1 pm
    • CrossPoint Community Church men’s prayer time, second Saturday of each month, 7:00 am
    • Falls Baptist Church, Thursdays, 6:30-7:00 pm
    • First Presbyterian Church, Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 pm
    • Shiloh Foursquare Church, second Wednesday of each month, 7:15 pm
    • Watersprings Church, Saturdays, 6:00 pm, Fellowship Hall.

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  1. Suggest you list the National Day of Prayer even though no one has yet committed to hosting an event for it. That may serve to stimulate some into action.

  2. Date of First Christian Church listing is confusing. Is it on Thursday the 13th or on Friday the 14th?

  3. My mistake – that entry should have been – Thursday, April 13: The Savior’s Story in Mime – First Christian Church, 12th & Woodruff, 7:00 pm.

  4. I believe the Christian Servants luncheon at the City of Refuge has been canceled for July 5.

  5. Suggest you mention that 31 October 2017 is Reformation Day, the 500th anniversary of Luther’s posting his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church door, sparking a challenge to church abuses and the start of the Reformation.

  6. Suggest you list the National Day of Prayer for May 2018, even though no one has yet committed to hosting an event for it. That may serve to stimulate some into action. You might also list St. John Lutheran’s Ash Wednesday service tonight at 7pm. February 24th will be the Eastern Idaho Body of Christ Worship Night, hosted by New Destiny at 320 B St., beginning at 5pm, probably lasting until about 10pm. Worship teams from various churches; still time to sign up. On the evening of March 24 various churches will join together to celebrate the 5th anniversary of New Destiny Church, organized by Tim Rupp of River of Life Church.

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