The River Church
On December 27th, Pastor Zach will be taking a look at how a common Christmas tradition can remind us of our relationship with Christ.
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  • The River Church
    5546 Cincinnati Dayton Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45044, USA
    Saturday 9:45 AM, Saturday 11:15 AM
Welcome! We are so glad that you are here. You can follow along with the talk here and add your own notes. Right below here you can see what is going on at The River.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Worship Service Registration

Services on site have resumed, and we are so excited to be back with you! Please go to hittheriver.com, under the events tab, and register for the service you would like to attend. We are offering 2 service times at 9:45 a.m., and 11:15 a.m. If you would rather watch online, both services will be streaming live at facebook.com/hittheriver and on our website at HitTheRiver.com.
RiverBank Kids- 9:45 a.m. service

We have reopened children’s ministry for K-5 students during the 9:45 a.m. service (ONLY). While we would love to welcome all kids, we are working around several limitations at this time: COVID-19 concern, and limited volunteers. Please consider volunteering to serve in our children’s ministry. Things will look a bit different. Here is what to expect:
· Registration will be required, and space will be limited. Register your family each week at hittheriver.com
· Your family will check-in together for service.
· At check-in, kids will be given preprinted name tags and parent tags. Kids will also have their temperature checked.
· Kids will remain with their family until the middle of worship (music) and will be dismissed to the lobby where they will be greeted by the RiverBank Kids team.
· Kids will be required to wear a mask and will be socially distanced in the classroom. We will be using what was the toddler room until the elementary space is made available downstairs.
· Kids will enjoy a socially distanced lesson, craft, and game. If time and weather permits, we will take the kids outside (behind the building) to play (masks may be removed for outdoor play).
· We will Zoom with families at home during the teaching portion of our time together. The Zoom link will be in your weekly RBKids email. Also, curriculum links will still be emailed to families every Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m., so that kids can enjoy the same lesson content that we will be offering at church.
FREE Digital Bible Study Resources

One of our goals here is to provide everyone who attends The River with discipleship resources, which is why we’re giving all of our attendees access to RightNow Media for FREE! If you have not already signed up, you can easily get access by texting “RightNow HitTheRiver” to 41411.
River Church Daniel Fast- begins Jan. 1

The Daniel Fast is a spiritual discipline designed to better connect us with God. As members of The River Church, we'll be starting January 1st, and are challenging people to fast for either 7, 14, or 21 days. We are using this time to deepen our relationship with God and center ourselves around what God is going to do in our church and in our lives during this time.

Cultivating Prayer- The River Church:
This year our focus is going to be praying for the local church, specifically, The River. The church called a house of prayer by Jesus. Begin this year asking for God’s blessing on our church and our mission to reach out five mile radius and beyond.
Signs of a Transformed Life:

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them.

Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.

Honor others.

Work hard. Never be lazy.

Rejoice in our hope through Jesus.

Be patient in tough times. Pray when you're in trouble.

Help the needy.

Practice hospitality.

Pray for those who hurt you.

Be happy with those who are happy. Weep with those who weep. Show empathy.

Live life with others, including people who are not Christians.

Don’t be a know it all.

Don’t payback evil for evil. Don’t take revenge.

Live peacefully with others.

Defeat evil by doing good.

Affinity Groups

Connect with others who share similar interests in a fun and inviting way! Make new River friends while creating natural environments to engage those not yet connected to The River. Affinity Groups can form the basis of long-lasting friendships and community that point you and others to Jesus. Here are the groups for you to choose from: Archery, Card/Board Games, Biking, Photography, Running, Scrapbooking & Crafting. Sign up and get more info at the link below.

https://hittheriver.com/connect-with-us/adults/affinity-groups

Community Groups

We believe life change happens best when people intentionally connect with each other. Our primary way to connect people is through community groups. If you would like to get more information about community groups check out this link, which takes you to our website where you can fill out a form to get connected into one.

http://riv.cc/RivGroups

Give Online

If you would like to join us in impacting the world around us locally and globally you can do so right on your mobile device by clicking the link "Give" below. You can also give by text just text the AMOUNT of your donation to 84321 to make your donation. Thank you for your generosity!

https://hittheriver.churchcenteronline.com/giving