The River Church
Esther, When God Seems Inactive
On June 27th, Pastor Brad will be continuing our summer series called, "People Just Like You!" Join us at 9:45 or 11:15 as we learn about different people in the Bible and how their lives are not only similar to ours, but a great way to learn more about God and his relationship with us.
Locations & Times
  • The River Church
    5546 Cincinnati Dayton Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45044, USA
    Sunday 9:45 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM
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Worship Service Registration
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, on YouTube at, and on our website at
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
· At check-in, kids are given pre-printed name tags and parent tags.
· Kids will enjoy a socially distanced lesson, craft, and game.
Outdoor Service
Join us on July 4th for our outdoor service at 10:00 a.m. Bring a chair to sit on as we gather outside to worship all together. If interested, please email
Media and Sound
We are in need of more volunteers to run our media and sound for Sunday services. Please consider joining the team. Contact Justin with interest and or inquiries.
River Youth Trip to the Cone
The River Youth will be heading to the Cone on Sunday, June 27th to enjoy some ice cream together after Youth Group. They will be meeting during their regular time at 6:30 p.m. for a lesson before heading to the Cone together. Pick up will be at the Cone by 8:00 p.m. We hope your student will join us. Contact if you have any questions!
RiverBank Kids: VBS
Prepare for take-off! Vacation Bible School is almost here! Join RiverBank Kids July 12-15 for four nights of wondering about how God made us, what makes us unique, how we can serve others, and how we can spend time with God! VBS will be from 6:00-8:30 p.m. each evening. Registration begins June 1st, and you can sign your children up by visiting We need many hands to make this great week happen, so if you are interested in serving during this year's STEM-themed VBS, “I Wonder”, contact Taylor at
Staff opportunity
The River Church is looking to hire someone from within our congregation for a 10 hours/week role as our Director of Small Groups. If you are interested in more information about this opportunity, please email us at
Bible Study Fellowship
If any women are interested in participating in Bible Study Fellowship here at the River this fall on Thursday mornings, register by clicking this link, entering 45044, “women” and search:
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
Please join us in this prayer. “Lord, help our congregation to move beyond issues of immediate need to pursuing Kingdom issues. Bring us to a place where ‘Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven’ are more than just words we say. Help us focus on Your issues.”
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Philip Yancey, Disappointment with God

No matter how we rationalize, God will sometimes seem unfair from the perspective of a person trapped in time. Only at the end of time, after we have attained God's level of viewing, after every evil has been punished or forgiven, every illness healed, and the entire universe restored--only then will fairness reign. Until then, we will not know, and can only trust in a God who does know….Faith means believing in advance what will only make sense in reverse.

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.

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.

Give Online

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