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; https://www.facebook.com/events/521190925362301/?event_time_id=521190938695633.
December 11 & 18: Advent Worship at First Lutheran Church – Potluck soup & bread at 6:30, worship at 7:15; https://www.facebook.com/events/997123310647770/?event_time_id=997123320647769.
December 11 & 18: Midweek 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, https://www.facebook.com/events/859189777810292/; tickets available at the Colonial Theater Box Office and online at https://ifrescuemission.org/event/barj-wranglers/.
December 12-31: 9th Annual Avenues of Hope Housing Challenge – select a participating nonprofit and your donation will be matched; see https://www.avenuesforhope.org/. To support the City of Refuge see https://www.avenuesforhope.org/p2p/111334/todd-wood?fbclid=IwAR0ynncHE_56vNwGFhhBP9xNVtLUlwSiKCVs2fVZkJidvCmYphNnGul5VUc.
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 redcrossblood.org.
December 19-21: Calvary Baptist Church Live Nativity – 7:00 to 9:00 pm, performances every 25 minutes, free admission, https://www.facebook.com/events/695956444229407/.
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 TIX.com 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; https://www.facebook.com/CrossPointIF/photos/a.1658577401120107/2348422705468903/?type=3&theater.
December 21-22: Mary’s View – A Christmas Story – Cornerstone Pentecostal Church, 6:00 pm Saturday, 10:30 am Sunday; https://www.facebook.com/events/828290040953176/.
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; https://www.facebook.com/events/488136738619652/
- 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, https://www.facebook.com/events/774229886334717/
- Cornerstone Pentecostal Church, 6:00 pm, candlelight service
- Eagle Rock Baptist Church, 6:00 pm
- Falls Baptist Church, candlelight service, 6:00 pm; https://www.facebook.com/events/722524624891020/.
- 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, https://www.facebook.com/events/2528350580734035/
- 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 https://discipleshipschool.net/ or call 524-4747 for details.
Starting January 5: Financial Peace University – weekly, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Watersprings Church; register at https://watersprings.churchcenter.com/groups/unique/financial-peace.
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 (www.ifsnowshoesoftball.com) for Hurricane Dorian relief, co-ed, ages 16+, see https://www.facebook.com/events/444804089551304/ for details or www.ifSnowshoeSoftball.com to register.
January 14: Chili 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 14: Cop 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 10: Skillet 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; https://www.skillet.com/victorious.
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 email@example.com; https://ifrescuemission.org/event/walk-in-the-cold/.
May 22: New Legacy Project Concert – 7:00 pm, Falls Baptist Church, https://www.facebook.com/events/446508306269221/.
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!
- 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.
Jesus in Idaho Falls book: https://barnescm2.wixsite.com/jiif