The River Church
Joy is a Choice
On April 25th, Pastor Brad will starting a brand new series called, "I Choose Joy!" Join us at 9:45 or 11:15 as we explore how we can live in the joy that God intends for every follower of Jesus.
Locations & Times
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  • The River Church
    5546 Cincinnati Dayton Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45044, USA
    Sunday 9:45 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Worship Service Registration
We are no longer requiring registration for adults, only for RiverBank Kids at 9:45 a.m.
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, on YouTube at YouTube.com/hittheriver, and on our website at HitTheRiver.com.
Mask Update
At the 11:15 a.m. service only, the Elders have decided to make the service masks throughout the building, but not required.
RBK- Toddler and Preschool
RiverBank Kids has reopened the toddler and preschool Sunday School rooms during our 9:45 a.m. worship service. Toddlers are any child 18 months through 2 years of age, and our preschool room will serve our 3, 4, and 5-year-olds. Distance will be in place to the best of our ability, with masks being required for preschoolers and any child in K-5. If you have any questions, contact Taylor Starr at taylor@hittheriver.com.
RiverBank Kids- Virtual Sunday School
Did you know? RiverBank Kids offers a virtual Sunday School option for families unable or choose to attend on-campus services at The River. Virtual Sunday School (for kindergarten-5th graders) is hosted on Zoom at 10 a.m. every Sunday and is overseen by passionate RBK teachers who love connecting with remote families. The link and password needed to attend virtual Sunday School is sent in the weekly RBK newsletter on Sunday mornings. If you’d like to receive this newsletter, contact Taylor at taylor@hittheriver.com.
RiverBank Kids- 9:45 a.m. service
We have reopened children’s ministry during the 9:45 a.m. service (ONLY). Please consider volunteering to serve in our children’s ministry. Here is what to expect:
· Registration is required, and space is limited. Register your children each week at hittheriver.com
· Check-in your family together for service.
· At check-in, kids are given pre-printed name tags and parent tags.
· Kids will enjoy a socially distanced lesson, craft, and game.
Blood Drive- May 6
We will be hosting a blood drive right here in our parking lot on May 6. Community Blood Center will be bringing their donor coach bus from 3:00-7:00p.m. Please sign up for an appointment time at https://www.donortime.com/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/69840 .
Thank you for your consideration.
Outdoor Services
We are excited to announce that we are planning for two outdoor services- on May 9th (Mother’s Day) and May 16th. This is a great opportunity for us to gather all together for one worship service at 10:00a.m. We will be doing baptisms and child dedications on May 9th. If you are interested in either of those, please check our website, hittheriver.com to register. Bring your own seating and join us for these celebrations!
River Youth Mission Trip Fundraiser- May 12th
On Wednesday, May 12th, get your friends, your family, or your small group and head to City Barbecue in West Chester and help raise funds for the River Youth’s mission trip to Minnesota this summer. You can dine in, order online, or carryout that day and help raise funds. If eating in, make sure to bring a flyer or use our social media image. If ordering online, make sure to use the coupon code FundA at check out. This is going to be a great way to help our students do amazing work this summer. If you have any questions, please contact Zach@HitTheRiver.com.
The River Youth Campout- May 21st
Our student ministry is inviting all students in 6th-12th grade and their friends to join us for a campout at The River Church on Friday May 21st. We will be enjoying food, games and other activities together at The River. It is going to be a lot of fun. Let us know if your student will be joining us by registering at HitTheRiver.com/events.
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.
Cultivating Prayer- Church
As we pray for our youth this month, consider what you might be able to do to help disciple one of the teenagers and not just leave it to programming. It might be something big or something small, but it will make a difference. Contact Pastor Zach at zach@hittheriver.com to explore opportunities to serve.
I choose to possess the joy that God has already given me.
Living with joy in your life:
1. Changes your perspective
2. Gives you hope.
3. Provides power to endure.
4. Helps others.
5. Honors God.

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