The River Church
MAKING WORK MATTER - I Don’t Like Working With Them!
On August 4, we learn that we will represent Jesus in our response to difficult people at work.
Locations & Times
  • 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 News
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

Donations for SHP Bunk Bed Build
Each set of bunk beds we build for the SHP project costs $350. Please consider making a donation to the SHP project so we can give a restful sleep to as many kids as possible in Butler County. Donations can be made to The River Church online designating it for SHP at

Backpack Blessing
On Sunday, August 11 during both services our RiverBank Kids volunteers will be praying for all of our students in RiverBank Kids. Be sure to bring your kiddos backpacks next Sunday!

Worship Night
Join us for a night of connecting with God through worship on Friday, August 16 at 7:00pm. This will be a great time to connect with God and one another before the kids and teens head back to school. Child care is available for children age 1 to 5 years old.

River Youth Back To School Night
On Sunday, August 25 The River Youth will be having our annual Back to School Night from 5:30pm-8:00pm. We are adding more time because we will be doing something new this year that we believe will set students up for an amazing year in their relationship with Christ. Students always look forward to this night and we believe this year will be just as impactful. Please make sure your student joins us that night.

Make Every Sunday Special
Our desire is that everyone who comes to The River would feel valued with a sincere greeting, a friendly presence, and a fond farewell. This helps make everyone's Sunday feel special. We are looking for some people to help make this happen on Sunday mornings by serving on our First Impressions team as a greeter. We really need help during second service so if you are able to help please email Todd Porter at or fill our a connection card and help make someone's Sunday a great one.

Kids Night Out - Friday, September 6, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm
School is back in session and life feels like a circus?! Let us take care of your circus animals for you for an evening. We will enjoy a fun circus themed night complete with hotdogs, popcorn, games and more. For only $10 for your first child and $5 for every additional sibling we will provide child care, dinner, crafts, games, a movie, and tons of fun. All proceeds from this event go to Wyandot Elementary Resource Pantry. We welcome all kids preschool (potty trained and 3 years old) through fifth grade to join us. Register at by September 1.

Opportunities to Serve In RiverBank Kids
We are in need of individuals to fill the following roles starting in August:
*Preschool Teacher (x2) - During 2nd service
*Connect Teachers and Helpers- During either service
*NEW Position- Hallway Monitor (x4)- During either service

Please prayerfully consider serving our RiverBank Kids. We strive to provide a safe environment for fun with friends and learning about God. We would love to have you join our team! Email Tami Richardson at for more information.

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 promises us in His Word that He hears every word that we pray to Him. He is waiting, ready, and willing to listen to our worries, concerns, and needs. Whether we are seeking forgiveness, strength, or healing, prayer provides the channel to communicate with God and receive His strength and power!
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 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

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

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

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

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 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
I will represent Jesus in my response to difficult people at work.
1. I will practice self-awareness.
“Self-awareness is foundational. You can’t handle your feelings unless you’re aware of what they are. If you can’t handle them in yourself, then you are going to be disruptive in relationships… If you don’t know what you are feeling-if you’re not tuned in to feelings within yourself-you won’t be tuned in to feelings in the other person.” -Daniel Goleman
4. I will forgive as I’ve been forgiven.
“When I forgive you, I have up my right to hurt you back for the hurt you’ve caused me. When I forgive you, I can think of you and wish you well. When I forgive you, I can encourage you and assume the best about you.” -Dr. Gary Oliver

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.

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.

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!