The River Church
MAKING AN IMPACT - “A Balanced View of Spiritual Growth”
On November 10th we will be looking at the impact each of us can make when are growing in five key areas of our life and church.
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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 Youth - Food Olympics
For the month of November, our student ministry will be encouraging students to join us on Sunday Nights from 6:30pm-8:00pm for the Food Olympics. Each week there will be different activities and games for students to participate in to get their “country points.” This will be an epic series of events and we hope your student will join us. This is a great way to be introduced to Youth Group so come and join us!

River Youth Mission Trip - July 2020
In July of 2020, our student ministry will be heading to Minnesota for our summer mission trip. While there, we will be serving in different ways around the community in the name of Jesus. We hope your student will join us. You can secure your spot with a $50 deposit onHitTheRiver.com by Sunday, November 17.

Family Advent Wreath Making Party
Join us here at The River on Sunday, November 24 at 2:00pm, the week before the start of Advent. Bring your children or grandchildren for a special way to start the Christmas season as a family. Each family will make an Advent wreath you can enjoy year after year. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served. Go to HitThe River.com to register for this free event.

Serve City
The River Church serves the fourth Saturday of each month at the food pantry, Serve City. The next scheduled date we serve is Saturday, November 23 from 9:45am-12:00pm. If you are interested in serving, arrive at 9:45am at Serve City and you will be shown how you can help. They are located at 622 East Avenue, Hamilton.

If you’d like to provide food for the pantry, you can get a list of needed items from Ginger Spence. Food can be dropped off in the bin next to the Mission Wall in the Cafe. For more information, contact Ginger Spence at spenceg3@netzero.net.

River Youth- Progressive Dinner Help Needed
On Sunday, November 24, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, The River Youth is asking for help in a Progressive Dinner they are doing that night. We are looking for people to help provide food for the students to enjoy as well as adults to help run games and activities that night. If you are interested, please contact Zach@HitTheRiver.com for more information.

Deck The Halls
Do you enjoy decorating for the holidays? We would love to have your help on December 4 from 10:00am to 12:00pm, to bring some cheer to The River Church by decorating for Christmas. We need your creativity to decorate the trees throughout the building and the worship center. Yummy goodies will be provided.

Women’s Brunch
Here is an opportunity for women in the church to get to know one another. Join us on Saturday, December 7 from 10:00am to 12:00pm for a potluck. Please sign up on-line so we know how many people to expect. Childcare is available.

If your last name begins with A-M please bring a casserole, meat or egg dish. If your last name begins with N-Z please bring a fruit, vegetable or bread dish!

Israel Trip 2020
Visit Israel December 1-8, 2020 with Pastor Brad & Heidi! Walk where Jesus walked in Jerusalem. Be baptized in the Jordan River. Go out on the Sea of Galilee. If you’re married, renew your marriage vows in Cana. There’s a brochure on the credenza in the lobby with more information or talk to Pastor Brad and Heidi.

Cultivating Prayer: Individually
Often we pray selfish prayers to satisfy our desires. Prayer should be a vehicle, not to get our desires, but to find the heart of God to align ourselves with it. James 4:3 says, “You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.” Who can you focus on for prayer this week?

FREE Digital Bible Study Resources
One of our goals here is to provide everyone who attends The River with discipleship resources, which is why we’re giving all of our attenders access to RightNow Media for FREE! If you have not already signed up you can easily get access by texting “RightNow HitTheRiver” to 41411.

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 deaconteam@HitTheRiver.com. The Deacon Team is made up of 3 members: Vicki Chappell, Terry Daviaux, and Doug Lee. 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.
We will be intentional in becoming and building healthy Christ-followers.


The five qualities of a mature Christian and church are that they will:
A.W. Tozer
“…contemporary Christians have been caught in the spurious logic that those who have found him need no longer seek him.”
Sacred Pathways (credit to Gary Thomas)

Nature
Contemplative
Intellectual
Activistic
Serving
Worship
C.S. Lewis
“It is in the process of being worshiped that God communicates His presence . . . for many people at many times the ‘fair beauty of the Lord’ is revealed chiefly or only while they worship Him together. Even in Judaism the essence of the sacrifice was not really that men gave bulls and goats to God, but that by their so doing God gave Himself to men.”

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

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.

http://riv.cc/RivGroups

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