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River Valley Newsletter December 6, 2018

Sunday's Sermon
Last Sunday we began Advent by looking at Isaiah 40:1-11. Friends, our hope is only going to be as great as our vision of God is. And we have nothing to fear because our God is good news! He is sovereign. He comes to us. He is mighty. He is King of the world. God is the rewarder and our Good Shepherd.

If you missed Sunday's sermon, be sure to listen or watch it this week by following the link below. We hope to see you this Sunday. Bring your Bible and a friend and we'll see you there! 
Listen or Watch Sunday's Sermon
Comfort for Christmas
This holiday season, River Valley is partnering with M.A.C. Food Pantry to help those in need in our community. We are collecting donations beginning now until December 30th! You can bring all donations to the donation box in the church foyer.

The list of items needed are:
Winter hats
Socks (of all sizes and styles)
Shampoo
Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
Bars of soap
Deodorant
***The biggest need is toilet paper***
Parents Night Out
If you're a parent of an RV Kid, we want to bless YOU! On Friday, Dec 14, from 6-8:30pm we will be watching your kids so you can go Christmas shopping, go on a date, or just stay home and watch a movie. Registration is required for this event, so please make sure you register by December 13th!

Pizza, a movie, and games will be waiting for your kids when you drop them off at River Valley. Your cost? Bring one (or more) item(s) for our Comfort for Christmas Drive (list of items needed above). This event is specifically for children from birth to fifth grade.
Register Your Child(ren)
MOPS Childcare Opportunity
The MOPs (Moms of Preschoolers) is looking for volunteers for child care. MOPS meets at 9:00-11:00AM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month starting Wednesday, January 9th and continuing on until Wednesday, May 22nd.For more information contact Calie, ceberly@rivervalley.net.

DivorceCare
Our last class is Monday, December 10th from 6:30-8:30, and if you are experiencing the loss that comes with divorce or separation, we would love for you to still join us! Childcare is available. For more information, please contact Christine at cmester@rivervalley.net.
Student Ministry
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party - TONIGHT!
If you are between the ages of 18 and 25 you will not want to miss our Ugly Christmas Sweater Party happening tonight!! Join us from 7-10pm at the Zerfas house (address is 2210 Washington Street, South Bend, 46615). We'll have a whole lot of holiday cheer, pizza, and ugly Christmas sweaters!
Coming up . . .
  • Dec 10 | DivorceCare, 6:30pm (Door E)
  • Dec 11 | Cancer Care Group, 6:30pm at the Candace House
  • Dec 14 | RV Kids - Parent Date Night, 6:00pm
  • Dec 19 | Twelve More Women of the Bible, 6:30pm at the Keigleys
  • Dec 24 | Christmas Eve Service Times: 4:00, 5:30, 7:00pm
  • Dec 31 - Jan 1 | Student New Years Overnight Bash, 8pm-9am

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