The River Church
Fasting: Growing Through Sacrifice, part 2
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!
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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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 and she'll make it happen!

Wanting to Volunteer in the Church?

We are looking for people to join our tech and audio team! We are also in need of musicians to join our worship team. If you're interested in any of these areas, please contact our worship director by emailing

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

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

Cultivating Prayer

We can do much to heal societal divisions by living out forgiveness throughout our lives. We need to teach forgiveness in our families, so it becomes a way of life for us. This week discuss with your family how we can use forgiveness in difficult times in our lives.

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

River Youth Parent’s Meeting

Our student ministry (6th-12th grade) will be having a parents meeting today 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

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

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

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 to receive the pdf version. This is a significant way for you to grow spiritually and turbocharge your prayers!
I will receive blessing from God when I fast with the right intention.
1. Fasting must align my heart with God’s heart.
1. Fasting must align my heart with God’s heart.

2. Fasting calls us to perseverance and discipline.
1. Fasting must align my heart with God’s heart.

2. Fasting calls us to perseverance and discipline.

3. Fasting is an expression of brokenness and honors God.
1. Fasting must align my heart with God’s heart.

2. Fasting calls us to perseverance and discipline.

3. Fasting is an expression of brokenness and honors God.

4. Fasting opens our lives for blessing and breakthrough.

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