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Get Connected- We want you to be connected with others at the River! Whether it's doing things with people who have similar interests, joining a Bible study or community group, or serving. Contact our Director of Connections and Small Groups at email@example.com and she'll make it happen!
Worship/Tech/Media Ministry Gathering
On Sunday, September 12th, the worship music ministry team will gather at the River following the second service from 12:30 -1:30 p.m. If you are currently serving or are interested in serving on the worship, tech, or media team, please mark your calendar to attend. We will have lunch and fellowship together, and childcare will be provided. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
1st Impressions Ministry Gathering
The ministries of Greeters, Ushers, and Coffee all come under the umbrella of 1st Impressions, our front line ministry that helps everyone feel welcome before a note is played or a word is spoken. Sunday, September 12th, we will gather at The River from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. for some Fall training to raise the level of our welcome another step. If you’d like to know more about this ministry, please come and share in the food and fellowship as you listen and learn and ask questions. Childcare will be provided. Please register at hittheriver.com/events
Please join us in this prayer. “Lord Jesus, we love You Lord with all our heart, mind, and soul. We heed Your call to feed Your sheep. May we give our time, effort, resources, and our love in Your blessed name. Amen!”
Women’s Bible Study
This September, we will begin the study of Luke by Disciplers Bible Studies. Each lesson includes commentary and daily questions for personal study and the daily questions will be discussed in the study group. There will be two classes offered, on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30- 8:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 7 & 8. The first session is 13 weeks. For more information, visit hittheriver.com.
Dinner for 6
Want to get to know other people at the River in a smaller environment? Then Dinner for 6 is for you! Get together with a handful of others over a meal throughout the next year. Sign up at the dinner table in the cafe by September 12. Kari Watts will be there for any questions or contact email@example.com.
River Youth: 6-8th Grade Upcoming Bible Studies
Girls- 6th - 8th grade girls are invited to join us for a study on Girl Power in the Bible! This 10 week study will start on 9/12 and end mid-December. God mentioned many women in the bible, who played an important role in both the New and Old Testament. We will be talking about these women, discussing their roles, actions and what we can learn from their stories. We will meet in the Youth room during the 9:45 a.m. service. There are no required materials that need to be purchased in advance. Please contact Brittany McGaffin to sign your tween up for the study at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guys- 6th-8th grade will be doing a study in the 9:45 a.m. service in Zach’s office downstairs through the book of Ephesians. This powerful letter from Paul not only serves as a guide on how to live life in a crazy world but also how to live for Christ in powerful ways. We will be kicking off this study on 9/12 through December. If you have any questions or want your student to participate, please contact email@example.com
River Youth Overflow Groups
Girls- All 9th - 12th grade girls are invited to join us for a study on relationships and dating. We will be going through the book and workbook “Boundaries in Dating” by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. This book will help teens establish boundaries and purpose in all of their relationships. Please purchase the both the book and workbook in advance of the first meeting. Our study will start on 9/15 and we will be meeting the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the church. Please contact Brittany McGaffin to sign your teen up for the study at firstname.lastname@example.org
River Youth Back to School Prayer Night
We are inviting all students in 6th-12th grade to join us for our Back to School Prayer Night on 8/29 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. This interactive night of prayer and worship will be a phenomenal way to start the school year. There will also be pizza as well! We hope that every student will join us for what will be a great night. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
The Real Thing Conference with Alisa Childers is a 2-day conference in West Chester about modern day Christianity and how to overcome doubts to faith. This apologetics event is only $10/person. Friday, 9/10 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday, 9/11 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Go to FaithCommunityUMC.org to register.