Adult Ministries

Community Groups

We are preparing to launch our Community Groups ministry this fall! Find out more info here >

 

Registration is now available for the following courses:

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Christianity Explored | Sundays, Sept 9 through October 21, 10:45am – 12:00pm
Led by Kirk Bodach, Christianity Explored will discuss the best news you can ever hear: the gospel. It also provides space and time to think about the big questions of life. You can learn more about it at christianityexplored.org or email Kirk at kjbodach@gmail.com

Discerning the Voice of God | Monday mornings, Sept 17 through Oct 29, 9:00-11am, Kids Wing
Led by Margie Collier, this 7 session course will discover the root to clear and daily communication with God – humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life. Childcare is provided. You can purchase the book here >

Divorce Care | Monday evenings, Sept 17 through Dec 10, 6:30 – 8:30pm
If you’ve recently experienced the loss that comes from divorce or separation, you are invited to DivorceCare. Find forgiveness and reconciliation as you seek Christ with others in this supportive environment. Childcare is available. For more information, contact Christine Mester at cmester@rivervalley.net.

How People Change | Monday evenings, Sept 17 through Dec 3, 6:30 – 8:00pm
This 12 week course challenges and equips participants to live out the gospel in their everyday lives. This course helps people to understand the underlying motivations for their actions and gives them specific, practical help in changing long-standing patterns of behavior, so they grow in love for God and others. For more information, contact Christine Mester at cmester@rivervalley.net
Stepping Up – Mens Book Study | Tue, Sept 18 through Nov 20, 6:00-8:00pm
Kick off this class with a men’s study BBQ on September 11th at 6pm in Room 206! Our class begins the following week. Today, more than ever, the world needs godly men. Men who will step up and courageously lead at home, at church, at work, and in their communities. That’s the message of Stepping Up. In a world where too many men are shrinking back, Stepping Up gives men vision and tools to live godly, courageous lives.

Twelve More Women of the Bible | Beginning Wed, Sept 19, meeting every 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm
Led by Tami Keigley, this women’s bible study will be discussing the “Twelve More Women of the Bible” by Beth Moore by reviewing character studies on different women of the Bible. The study guide can be purchased through Amazon for $12.71. Women can come and join anytime. For questions or for more information, contact Tami at tkln@aol.com for any questions.

Higher Definition

HD meets every Sunday at 10:45, beginning September 9 in room 207.

HD is an in-depth discussion of Sunday’s message. No sign-up necessary! Join us anytime!

Care Ministries

Pastoral Care Team

Our Pastoral Care Team cares for people who are hurting in our River Valley family. We aim to show up when there is a crisis or need and come prepared to listen and pray. We visit those who are sick, meet with those who are hurting, and encourage with scripture and prayer. People from our team are available to pray with you during Sunday services.

Training is required. If you would like more information, please contact Christine Mester, cmester@rivervalley.net

SS Hope

SS Hope (Send Someone Hope) cares for the physical and practical needs of our church family. The needs vary depending on circumstances, but we often make meals for those who are sick, do light house cleaning for those who are overwhelmed, and provide care packages for those in the hospital. These services and more are given in the love of Christ to give hope during difficult circumstances.

SS Hope team meets once a month for planning and updates. Anyone is welcome, but attendance is not required. We can simply add your email address to our mailing list if you would like to periodically help with needs that arise.

To join our group or to make us aware of a need in our church family, please email Julie at SSHope@rivervally.net

 

Mending Hearts – a Miscarriage and Fertility Support Group

A group of women who come together to support each other through miscarriage or infertility. We are a place of comfort and friendship through present and past losses.

We meet on Thursdays at 7pm once a month. Email Lisa or Rachel for more info.

Lisa: ldp01@comcast.net or Rachel: roleary07@gmail.com

Cancer Care Support Group

If you are touched by cancer in any way:  suffering, care giver, or compassionate supporter, please join us as we fight the battle together—our chances are far better together than alone and in isolation.

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm. We meet offsite.

For more information contact Angie Tompkins: atompkin@nd.edu