The River Church
BEING BOLD - Assurance in the Storm
On April 7, we learn that we can know and show God’s assurance in the storms of life.
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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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Volunteers for Egg Drop
It’s that time of year again! Our annual egg drop is THIS WEEK on Saturday, April 13, and we need over 100 volunteers to pull it off. Please sign up to volunteer at a kiosk or at https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/215669.

Veteran’s Ministry
Are you interested in reaching out to local veterans in need? Consider being part of our veteran’s ministry. We’ll be connecting with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, The Fisher House and with the veterans in our own church family. Please fill out this form if you or one of your family members who attends The River is or was in the military. https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/people/forms/35564 Please contact michelle.puthoff@yahoo.com for more information.

IHN Overnight
We support Interfaith Hospitality Network four times a year by providing homeless families food for lunches, dinner, breakfast and an overnight stay. We need two people (one preferably being a male) to stay overnight at Our Lady of Sorrows church from 9:00pm Friday night May 17 to Saturday morning May 18 at 8:00am. For more information about this opportunity contact Kaitlyn Hertzler at kaithertzler@gmail.com. To sign up, write IHN on your connection card and turn it in at the end of service or in the Connection Room.

Baptism
If you would like to be baptized on Easter Sunday, April 21 during one of our services (8:30am, 9:45am, or 11:15am) you can sign up online at https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/200027. We would also like to get an audio recording of you sharing your story of becoming a Christ follower that will be shared before you get baptized.

Easter Sunday
He is Risen, Indeed! Come celebrate Easter with us. We have three services on Easter Sunday, April 21 for you to choose from 8:30am, 9:45am, or 11:15am.

Women's Book Club
Come join River Women as we discuss books and make mats for the homeless. We meet weekly at the River Church from 10:00am-12:00pm. Come and stay the whole time or part of the time. Kids are welcome. Questions? Email Margaret at margaret.s.layman@gmail.com or Lucy at lak821@hotmail.com.


Bicycle Affinity Group
The Bicycling Affinity Group kicks off its 2019 season on Saturday, April 6. There will be 2 Saturdays each month until September for a safe and fun ride with others on local bike paths. If you are interested in joining us on any of the rides, or need more information, please contact Phil Wolf at 513-404-7518.

River 101
Interested in learning more about The River Church? Pastor Brad will be teaching our River 101 class on Wednesday, May 1, 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 https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/208383

Serve City
The River Church is scheduled to help at Serve City the fourth Saturday of every month. The next scheduled serving date is Saturday, April 27, from 9:45am-12:00pm. If you are interested in serving, all you need to do is arrive at 9:45am at Serve City and you will be shown how you can help. Serve City is a food pantry that reaches out to needy families in our area. They are located at 622 East Avenue, Hamilton. For more information contact Ginger Spence at 513-720-7347 or email Spenceg3@netzero.net.

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 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.

Clothing Donations - Matthew 25 Ministries
We are partnering with Matthew 25 Ministries to collect gently used clothing, shoes and blankets. There is now a clothing bin located in the parking lot next to the driveway as you pull in. Please consider donating to Matthew 25 Ministries. Their work takes them locally, nationally, and internationally. For more information on Matthew 25 Ministries you can go to m25m.org.

Child Dedication- Mother’s Day
On Sunday, May 12, we will be having a baby/child dedication during both of our services (9:45am & 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 online at https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/208548

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.
I can know and show God’s assurance in the storms of life.

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