The River Church
LIVING HOPE - Anchored in Hope
On April 28, we learn that we have hope because our safety is found fully in God.
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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 Flamingo Fundraiser
The River Youth is going to Illinois in July for a missions trip and is providing you a fun way to help them raise funds for the trip. From April 28-May 11, you can choose to cover someone's yard with flamingo's for $20. You can also purchase insurance for $15 that keeps your yard flamingo free for the whole duration of the fundraiser. Spots are limited so sign up today at https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/231329 When you register you will have the option to purchase Flock Insurance, Flock A Friend, or Flamingo Removal.

River Youth - Two Meetings TODAY
5th Grade Parents- We are having a meeting after the 11:15am service for parents of students in 5th grade who will be invited to join our student ministry in June. Come learn about the mission of the River Youth, safety procedures, and more. Contact zach@HitTheRiver.com if you plan on attending.

Marriage Series- On April 28, May 5, and May 19 we will be having a series “Before You Say, ‘I Do’” that will be talking about marriage. We want to inform parents about what we will be discussing on April 28 at 3:30pm. Contact zach@HitTheRiver.com if you will be attending or have any questions.

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

National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 2, is the National Day of Prayer. The worship center will be available for private prayer, along with prayer guides from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

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

River Youth Girl’s Day Out
The River Youth is hosting an event for Moms and Daughters in 6th-12th grade on Saturday, May 18, from 11:00am-2:00pm called Girl’s Day Out. We will be meeting in Lebanon and walking the different small shops and boutiques including lunch as well. RSVP or send any questions to zach@HitTheRiver.com.

Yee Haw VBS
Saddle up for a trailblazing weekend of fun! Kids’ll kick up their heels at Yee-Haw VBS as they stampede through the wild frontier and celebrate God’s greatest gift of all—Jesus! Join us June 7-9. Friday & Saturday night is 5:30pm-8:00pm and it concludes Sunday morning at 11:15am. All preschoolers through 5th grade are welcome! Sign up online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yee-haw-vbs-at-the-river-tickets-59783710688 To volunteer sign up at https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/228637

Movie Night
Enjoy a fun night with the family watching Toy Story outside on the big screen on Friday, June 7 at 8:30pm. Bring your chairs and blankets, because we will be watching the movie outside behind The River’s building. Popcorn, snacks, and drinks will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. More info at https://hittheriver.com/events/family-movie-night-toy-story

Cultivating Prayer
How are you doing developing the habit of daily devotions? Did you take a look at the list of devotional titles and investigate any? Even if you can only squeeze in 5-minutes of Bible reading and prayer, that’s a great start. Devotionals and prayer resources can be found at the Guest Center.

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.

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 two 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.

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 have hope because my safety is found fully in God.
"Hope is that indispensable element that makes the present so important. Significantly, the absence of future hope has an amazing capacity to reach into the present and eat away at the structure of life, as termites would a giant foundation." -Dr. Ravi Zacharias
“If Christianity is true--then it cannot be simply a file drawer in our crowded lives. It must be the central truth from which all our behavior, relationships, and philosophy flow.” -Chuck Colson, Against the Night

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