The River Church
On December 30, we learn about four things we can do to start anew in 2019.
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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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River News
Game On, Guys
It’s Game On at The River Church from 6:00pm-8:30pm on Friday, January 11. Guys who are school age and older are invited to try their hands at a variety of gaming systems spread around the church. Compete in Mario Kart tournaments, Wii sports and more rated “E” games. In between rounds, enjoy food, sports on the big screen and game trivia. Boys ages 15 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. Invite your River Five! Portable game devices are welcome with E rated games only. Sign up today at

Daniel Fast
Starting Sunday, January 13 we are challenging our River Church Family to fast for either 7 (5K), 14 (Half Marathon), or 21 (Marathon) days. We are using this time to deepen our relationship with God and center ourselves around what God is going to do in our church and in our lives during this time.

During the fast, we will eliminate some common things from our daily diet. The diet is vegan based, eliminates caffeine, sugar, and artificial additives. A recipe and prayer guide will soon be available. More information available online at

Child Dedication
On Sunday, January 20, we will be having a baby/child dedication during both of our services (9:45am or 11:15am). If you have never publicly declared your commitment to raising your child to become a Christ follower, then we want to encourage you to sign up at for our next dedication service.

Night of Worship
Join us for a time of prayer & worship on Sunday, January 20. This will be a great time to gather together during the Daniel Fast to spend some time together praying and worshiping.

River 101
Interested in learning more about The River Church? Pastor Brad will be teaching our River 101 class on Wednesday, January 23 from 6:15pm-8:30pm. 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 at

Mom and Daughter Painting Event
The River Youth is inviting moms of teenage daughters and their friends to a fun day at Painting with a Twist in Mason on Saturday, January 26 from 12:00pm-2:00pm for a painting class. The cost is $25 a person. You can join your family and friends and paint a personal canvas painting that is yours to keep. Sign up today at

Baptism Sunday
We are celebrating baptisms on Sunday, January 27. If you would like to be baptized, sign up at

Get Connected
GroupLink is a 90-minute event where you can meet people in a similar stage of life and area of town with the goal of forming a Community Group. We will have people there to help you navigate the process of meeting others and forming a group. Our next GroupLink event is going to help on Saturday, February 2 at 4:00pm. You can sign up online at

CIY Believe
We are inviting all students who are in 6th-8th grade to Christ in Youth’s Believe tour at Northern Kentucky University’s BB&T Arena on February 15-16. Believe is a high energy weekend event for Junior High (6th-8th grade) students only. It is structured specifically for Jr High Students and is packed with powerful worship and teaching from God’s Word. As they go through the weekend, students will discover ways in which God is calling them to be Kingdom workers in their schools, communities, and the world. Sign up today at or contact if you have any questions. Scholarships are available.

Once a month we send out an e-newsletter with informative articles, event information, and stories from people in our congregation. If you’d like to receive the e-newsletter, you can sign up online at

Get The App
Have you wondered how you can connect with what is going on with The River in an easier way through a simple app on your smart phone? Well, you are in luck! Go to the App Store or Google Play Store and search for "My Church Center" to download the app. You will have to choose The River Church as your church and then it will walk you through steps to login. From there you can easily edit your information, sign up for events, and give.

Women’s Bible Study – A Great Way to Start the New Year!
Starting Tuesdays, January 8 there are two times you can attend: 9:30am–11:30am or 6:30pm–8:30pm

We are studying 30 Life Principles by Charles Stanley
God has given you hundreds of principles in His Word to help you become everything that He designed you to be. He has provided these truths to guide you, comfort you, encourage you, and teach you how to be triumphant in Christ. These principles have never failed and will never disappoint, and God has promised that He will bless your obedience as you follow His commands.

To Register and to find out more about this study go to and select the session that works best for you. We look forward to seeing you.

In Need?
The River Church has a Deacon Team in place to address the needs of people who are in the midst of difficult circumstances. We invite people to contact us, whether for yourself or for another person at the River. If you want to be considered for help by the Deacon Team, it is as simple as sending a message to The Deacon Team is made up of 4 members: Melisa Bock, Vicki Chappell, Terry Daviaux, and Phil Wolf. All requests are handled with confidentiality. The Deacon Team also helps provide boxes of food and personal hygiene products to people in need whether or not they attend the River Church.

Women’s Book Club
Meets Fridays at 10:00am at The River Church. Contact Margaret Layman with any questions at or Lucy Rau at Kids are welcome.

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

Can We Pray for You?
We have an email network of people who are committed to pray for you wether it’s big or small. Email your prayer request to

Angels Among Us
There are times in life when we can be in a situation where a meal would be a blessing, such as after giving birth or when dealing with a medical situation. Through our Angels Among Us ministry, you can help people within our church by bringing them a meal. To join, send an email to letting us know you’d like to be part of this ministry. When a need arises, you will receive an email asking if you can sign up to bring a meal. If you are in a situation where you could be blessed by a meal, please email us at
1. Run in such a way to get the prize.
"In the name of all competitors, I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules that govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams." - Olympic Oath
Am I more quick to forgive?
Am I more compassionate rather than dismissive of others?
Am I more aware of God's voice in everyday life?
“It is not the critic who counts; not the (person) who points out how the strong (one) stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the (one) who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends (one's) self in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if (he/she) fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that (her/his) place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” -Teddy Roosevelt

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

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!