The River Church
FORGET YOU - Part 2: I Am Less; He Is More
On February 10, we hear how it’s not a formula, it’s a journey.
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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 Parent Meeting
Our student ministry is having a meeting for parents of students in 6th-12th grade TODAY at 3:30pm. This will be an important meeting as we talk about safety procedures, upcoming events/series, and lay out the vision and direction of the student ministry in 2019. Make sure to join us!

Kids Night Out
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Parents go out on a Valentine’s date and leave your kiddos with us. We will enjoy pizza for dinner, Valentine’s crafts, and play games. The cost is $10 for your first child $5 for each additional sibling we will provide child care, pizza, crafts, games, & tons of fun. All proceeds go to Wyandot resource pantry. We welcome all kids to join us who are preschool (potty trained and 3 years old) - 5th grade. Please sign up at https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/173440 by Monday, February 11. For more information or to volunteer at the event please contact Tami Richardson at tami@HitTheRiver.com.

Winter Jam
The River Youth is heading to the Winter Jam Tour on Saturday, February 16. We will be leaving from The River’s building at 3:30pm for the concert and will be back at 11:00pm that evening. Artists include Newsboys United, Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Rend Collective and more! The cost is $15 at the door. Make sure to bring cash to the event! This event is open to students and their families.

Financial Peace University
Starting Thursday, February 28 at 6:30pm, this 9 week course will help you achieve your financial goals. Contact Mary Richardson at finallap@fuse.net if you have questions. Go to https://fpu.com/10794758 to sign up for the class. Childcare will be provided.

Guatemala Fundraiser
Join the Guatemala missions team in a Chili Cook-Off! On Sunday, March 3 from 5:00pm-6:30pm prior to the Worship Night Service, we will be having a chili contest to help raise money for the Guatemala trip on June 22-30. If you would like to sign-up to participate in the contest, please email brittany.mcgaffin@gmail.com or Joan Stevning at jestevning@gmail.com. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the chili! Donations will be accepted at the door. Thank you from the Guatemala missions team, Margaret Bush, Eliza Bush, Brittany McGaffin, Eric Roberson, and Dan & Joan Stevning.

Worship Night
Join us for a night of connecting to God through worship, featuring the Urban Fields band led by Justin Martin on March 3 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Child care is available for children age 1 to 5 years old. Come early and enjoy some chili at the Guatemala Mission Team fundraiser.

New Women's Study
What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Lysa TerKeurst takes us to the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before. Join us for this new women's study starting Wednesday, March 6 in the evenings. You can sign up online at https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/203760.

Sr. High ThreeSLI Conference (9th-12th Grade)
We are inviting students in 9th-12th grade for a weekend retreat/conference called ThreeSLI on March 8-10. This fun and engaging weekend conference is a leadership intensive event designed for high school students who sense a call to ministry leadership or who desire to lead in their school, workplace, and community. Cost is $90 and you can sign up at https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/183144! Contact zach@HitTheRiver.com if you have any questions!

Get Connected
GroupLink is a 90-minute event that takes place on Saturday, March 9 at 4:00pm, where you meet people in a similar stage of life & 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.

When you register to attend GroupLink, we’ll ask you some questions to help us match you with an initial connection comprised of people who have similar group preferences. If the logistics of this group work for you, great! If they don’t work for you, we will help you find a different group. We don’t assign you to a group. You come to GroupLink to meet others & decide which group you would like to join. Sign up at https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/205642

Guatemala Mission Trip 2019
Planning is underway for a mission trip to Guatemala on June 22 through June 30, 2019. If God is leading you to Guatemala, email Margaret Bush marg.bush@gmail.com or Eric Roberson erobe5@gmail.com for more information.

Trail Life USA
Trail Life USA is a church-based, Christ-centered, boy-focused mentoring and discipleship journey. Established on Biblical values and set in the context of outdoor adventure, boys from Kindergarten through 12th grade are in a troop setting with male mentors where they are challenged to grow in character, understand their purpose, serve their community, and develop practical leadership skills. If you would be interested in signing your child up and/or serving in one of the many leadership positions of the troop, please contact Rich Wasson at rich@richandtammy.com. Also, visit http://traillifeusa.com for more information about the organization.

Crafting & Scrapbooking Affinity Group
Want some company while sewing, scrapbooking, or crafting? Then come join us at The River on Saturday, February 9 anytime between 10:00am - 4:00pm. For more information contact Ellie Hayden elliehayden1@yahoo.com or Michelle Puthoff michelle.puthoff@yahoo.com.

E-Newsletter
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 http://eepurl.com/cTmULD

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.

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: Card/Board Games, Biking, Photography, Running, Scrapbooking & Crafting. Sign up and get more info at https://hittheriver.com/connect-with-us/adults/affinity-groups.

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 prayer@HitTheRiver.com.

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 info@HitTheRiver.com 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 info@HitTheRiver.com.
It’s not a formula, it’s a journey.
"Never make a principle out of your experience; let God be as original with other people as He was with you." -Oswald Chambers
“He owns it highly fit and necessary that the reputation and interest of Christ should be advanced, and his own diminished.” -Matthew Henry on John 3:30
“Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become habits. Watch your habits for they become your character. And watch your character for it will become your destiny!” -Margaret Thatcher

The Human Brain

Amazing video about how things effect our brain. Created by Elevation Church.

https://youtu.be/y_6NJ1-KTAk
1. Renewing my mind involves spending time with God.
2. Renewing my mind involves daily obedience.
My closeness to God can be measured by the time it takes from His command to my obedience.

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