The River Church
Fasting: Growing Through Sacrifice, part 1
As we begin the new year, Pastor Brad is teaching a two-part series on what fasting IS and the difference it can make in YOUR life. 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? Have Questions?

We would love to meet you! Bring your Connection Card and stop by the Connection Room across from the Worship Center. We have a free gift for you, too! This is also the place to stop by with any questions about what’s happening at The River.

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!

Community Group Opportunities

Interested in joining a small group? We currently have openings on Sunday morning and a few that meet during the week. We also are starting up a few new groups including a women’s only group, young married couples, and groups that are mixed ages. If you have been wanting to join a group this is the time! Contact Leslie by emailing leslie@hittheriver.com.

Women’s Bible Study

On January 4th and 5th we will be starting our next session in the Book of Luke. The study will go through April 12th & 13th. All women are welcome to join us. You can choose Tuesday or Wednesday nights from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. For more information and to register for the Tuesday night group email Edna Woodrick at edna.woodrick@gmail.comand Margaret Layman at Margaret.s.layman@gmail.comfor information and to register for the Wednesday night group.

New Church Elder

The Elders are presenting Bob Burns as a candidate to become an elder at The River Church. Per our Constitution, on 12/12/21 we began a 30-day window for anyone to express concerns about about Bob’s qualifications as an elder. You may contact the Elders by emailing elders@HitTheRiver.com.

Daniel Fast

On January 1st our church started our annual 21 day “Daniel Fast.” Grab an information packet (with recipes!) in the foyer, or email Info@hittheriver.com to receive the pdf version. This is a significant way for you to grow spiritually and turbocharge your prayers!

Cultivating Prayer
The idea of the separation of church and state has unfortunately resulted in many Christians not bringing their Christian values and behaviors into their lives Monday through Saturday. Those are relegated to be in operation only on Sunday. This week, look for a way to show Christian behavior at your job.

Couples Night

On Friday, January 28th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. we will be having a fun evening for couples. The evening will include dessert, games and prizes, fellowship and we will feature the River Church Elders in the Newlywed Game. For questions contact Leslie by emailing leslie@hittheriver.com.

River Youth Parent’s Meeting

Our student ministry (6th-12th grade) will be having a parents meeting on Sunday, January 9th after the 11:15am service. We will be talking about upcoming events, series, and even the Summer Mission trip. We hope you’ll join us! Let Zach know if you can’t make it or have any questions by contacting Zach@HitTheRiver.com.

River Youth 2022 Summer Mission Trip to Toronto

The River Youth are heading to Canada for a mission trip to the suburbs of Toronto in the summer of 2022. While there we will be partnering with local ministries to show the love of Christ to the local people of the Toronto Suburbs. We would love your student to join us! This is going to be a phenomenal trip. Deadline to sign up is February 6th. If you have any questions, please contact Zach at zach@HitTheRiver.com.

River Youth Tween Girls Bible Study

All 6th-8th grade girls join us this winter/spring to go through the study Defined by Priscilla Shirer. We will be starting this 8 week study on identity and who we are in Christ on Sunday January 9th. We will meet during first service in the youth room. Please purchase Defined Teen Girls Bible Study book prior to the first meeting. If your tween is interested in signing up please contact Brittany McGaffin at brittany.mcgaffin@gmail.com.

Musicians and Audio techs needed

Do you play an instrument, love to run audio equipment, 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.
Fasting is: A Christian’s voluntary denial of a normal function for the sake of intense spiritual activity
1. Fasting is Biblical and there are different kinds of fasts.
Different kinds of fasts:

Normal
Different kinds of fasts:

Normal
Partial
Different kinds of fasts:

Normal
Partial
Absolute
Different kinds of fasts:

Normal
Partial
Absolute
Supernatural
Different kinds of fasts:

Normal
Partial
Absolute
Supernatural
Private
Different kinds of fasts:

Normal
Partial
Absolute
Supernatural
Private
Congregational
Different kinds of fasts:

Normal
Partial
Absolute
Supernatural
Private
Congregational
National
Different kinds of fasts:

Normal
Partial
Absolute
Supernatural
Private
Congregational
National
Regular
1. Fasting is Biblical and there are different kinds of fasts.
2. Fasting is expected in the Christian life and is done with a purpose.

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