The River Church
LIVING HOPE - Instilling Hope
On May 12, we learn that we can instill hope in others.
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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 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.

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, May 25, 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.

Father/Child Canoe Trip
Connect with your child(ren) on the Little Miami! A 10 mile canoe trip & camping is being led by Rich Wasson for June 1-2. Approximately $25 per person. For information and to register email: rich@richandtammy.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

Faith Alliance Summer Lunch Bus Program
Help serve lunch to the children of the Countryside community (5126 Hamilton-Middletown Road, near Route 4, in Liberty Township) on the second and fourth Fridays in June and July from 10:50am-12:15pm. We will assist with serving lunch, aid clean up, and bring fun activities for the kids to enjoy. To sign up email Tami Richardson at tami@HitTheRiver.com by Sunday, May 19.

Camp 9Twelve
Join the River Youth at Camp Lebanon Retreat Center for a week of fun and fellowship from June 15-21. This camp is for anyone going into 9th-12th grade in the Fall of 2019 and 2019 HS graduates. Campers are engaged with other students from all over the area in activities such as water sliding, zip-lining, skits, and all kinds of high energy team games. Register online at http://lebanoncamps.com/camp-lebanon-summer-camps/camper-registration or at a kiosk. Scholarships are available.

Camp 6Eight
This camp combines crazy fun, meaningful friendship, and spiritual awakening to create a life-changing experience for Middle School Students. This camp is for anyone going into 6th-8th grade in the Fall of 2019. Come with us to Camp Lebanon Retreat Center June 24-28. Sign up at http://lebanoncamps.com/camp-lebanon-summer-camps/camper-registration or at a kiosk. Scholarships are available.

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.
1. I can remind them who God is.
2. I can remind them of what is true.
3. I can remind them whose they are.
4. I can remind them how they matter.

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