The River Church
We continuing our series on trusting God especially in troubled times. Today, guest speaker, Pastor Zach Hibbard, will be teaching on ushering in God's kingdom right now to those around us. Join us at 9:45 or 11:15!
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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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New to The River?
We would love to meet you! Bring your Connection Card and stop by the Connections Room across from the Worship Center. We have a free gift for you, too!

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 leslie@hittheriver.com and she'll make it happen!

New Community Group for First Service
We are excited to offer a new Community Group during the 9:45 a.m. service each week. Mike Dodd is leading this group and all are welcome! Anyone wanting to attend please email leslie@hittheriver.com and she will get you signed up.

River 101 Class
Interested in learning more about The River Church? Pastor Brad will be teaching our River 101 class on Tuesday, November 8th, 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. This is a great way to learn what we believe, how we operate, and where we’re heading. If you are interested in membership, the class is a prerequisite. Sign up online at hittheriver.com.

Operation Christmas Child
We are thrilled to once again participate in Operation Christmas Child - a ministry of Samaritan's Purse. Each year, thousands of children receive Christmas gifts and the hope of Jesus through OCC and you get to help make this happen! Simply visit the display table in the cafe, pick up as many shoeboxes as you would like, a gift guide, and get to stuffing! The River's Missions Team is generously covering the $9 shipping charge for each box, so all you need to do is shop and pack! All boxes must be returned to the church by November 7. Contact Taylor at taylor@hittheriver.com with any questions.

Riverbank Kids Program Opening for Second Service
We are opening Riverbank kids during second service for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. They are invited to join the RiverBank Kids team at 11:15 a.m. each Sunday for a Bible lesson, craft, games, and activities. As we begin reopening children's ministry during the second service, please consider volunteering and joining the RiverBank Kids team. Contact Taylor at taylor@hittheriver.com if you are interested in serving in this fun ministry!

Cultivating Prayer
Please join us in this prayer. “Lord, I lift up all volunteers in all areas of ministry at The River Church. As they serve, let them be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.”

Fall Festival
You are invited to The River Church's Fall Festival on October 30 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of fun for all ages with Trunk or Treat, bounce houses, outdoor games, food, and more!

Fall Festival Volunteers Needed
If you are interested in volunteering during the festival, visit hittheriver.com/events. Contact Taylor at taylor@hittheriver.com with any questions.

Worship Night
On November 16, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. we will have an acoustic night of worship at the church. Come and worship together with us. Childcare will be provided.

Musicians needed
Do you play an instrument, or know someone that does? We are in need of musicians to join our worship team. If you're interested, please contact our worship director to audition by emailing Mystique@hittheriver.com.

Youth Fall Retreat
This year we are bringing back our fall retreat from November 12th-14th at the River Church. The theme for the weekend is Fearless and we will be covering stories from the book of Daniel. Our prayer is that students will leave the weekend challenged to be strongly confident in their Heavenly Father no matter what life may throw their way. The cost is $30 per student which covers activities, dinner on Saturday, and a retreat shirt. Sign up today at HitTheRiver.com/events.

River Church Library Update
The youth girls are refreshing the River Church library and we need your help. We will be expanding and enhancing the current library in the River loft and are looking for donations. Now through November 30th, please donate your gently used fiction and non-fiction Christian based books. We are looking for Christian books of all kinds; parenting, children's books, books on our identity in Christ, faith, prayer, etc., as well as non-fiction Christian books. A collection box for books is located by the fireplace. If you have any questions or want to make a cash donation for supplies please contact Brittany McGaffin at brittany.mcgaffin@gmail.com.



October 2009

Down by Jay Sean with Lil Wayne was the number one song on the radio

Where the Wild Things Are number one movie in the box office

Bitcoin was just starting to be used

Michael Jackson had passed away a few months earlier

Brian Kelly was still the coach of the bearcats...but that was about to change

Taylor Swift was still a country singer


Bottom Line: My Confidence in Jesus Does Not Change the Ability of Jesus.

Story A:

Confidence Can Be Born From Suffering.


Story B:

Confidence Can Be Lost Because of Experiences.




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
1. Are you or someone you know going through a season of suffering?

2. Is there an area of your life that is not going the way you thought it was going to go?

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