The River Church
Where Is God When I'm Struggling
On July 7, we talk about where is God when we are struggling.
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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 101
Interested in learning more about The River Church? Pastor Brad will be teaching our River 101 class on Sunday, July 14, 12:45pm-3:00pm. 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 online at https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/246836.

Kings Island
The River Youth is heading to Kings Island on Wednesday, July 17 for a fun-filled day of riding rides and slides. Sign up your student today for the trip to Kings Island with the River Youth online at https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/229630.

Movie Night
Enjoy a fun night with the family watching The Star outside on the big screen on Friday, July 26 at 7:30pm. First, we will be celebrating Christmas in July by packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child with Christmas cookies and then we will go outside for the movie. Bring your chairs and blankets, because we will be watching the movie in the front parking lot of The River’s building. Popcorn, snacks, and drinks will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.The movie night will be happening rain or shine. We will just move it indoors if it is wet outside.

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, July 27 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. For more information contact Ginger Spence at spenceg3@netzero.net.

SHP - Save The Date August 10
Join us on Saturday, August 10 for a rewarding day of building bunk beds for kids who don’t have a bed. Bring your kids, your friends, coworkers, and/or neighbors. This is a great opportunity for everyone to pitch in and make a difference in the lives of families in our community.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace will coordinate with our church for a build day on Saturday, August 10 from 8:00am – 12:00pm. Teams of volunteers will help deliver beds while others will be building beds. Each bed will include the frame, pillows, sheets, and comforters. We need builders (age 12 and older), babysitters, and a hospitality team to help make our build day event fun and memorable. Builders only need to bring work gloves. Everything else will be provided, including childcare for children under 12 years old. If you would like to help, you can sign up online at https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/253808.

Israel Trip With BYM
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.

Cafe’ Help Needed
We are in need of volunteers to help in the cafe’ once a month, making coffee and setting up on Sunday morning. If you are interested, write cafe’ on a connection card and put it in the offering bucket at the end of service.

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 members access to RightNow Media for FREE! If you have not already signed up you easily get access by texting “RightNow HitTheRiver” to 41411.

Cultivating Prayer: Individually
God loves to see that we have a grateful heart, so thank Him for everything good this week – big or small. You will be amazed how your faith, love, and trust in Him will grow stronger and deeper!

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.

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.

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