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River Valley Newsletter March 28th, 2019

We hope you were with us last Sunday as Pastor Mark continued his sermon series on the Gospel of Mark. We as Christians are called to be ambassadors of Jesus Christ, as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the Gospel.

What are you doing this week to be an ambassador of Christ to those you encounter? Are you allowing your life to be less about yourself and more about the person of Jesus Christ to those who need him the most?
We hope to see you this Sunday. Bring your Bible and a friend and we'll see you there!

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Membership Class

Are you considering becoming a member of River Valley Church? You are invited to join us at one of our membership classes where you will learn all about our theology, philosophy of ministry, vision, and pragmatic aspects of how we function as a church.

Attending the class (must attend part 1 and 2)  does not make you a member, but it provides you with the information you need in order to pray and discern whether or not River Valley is the church that God has called you to join and be on mission with.

If you are new to River Valley, please attend Starting Point before attending our Membership Class.

Upcoming Membership Class Dates:

April:
April 8 (part 1) April 15 (part 2)
6:30-8:30 pm 6:30-8:30 pm

Child care (infant-prek) will be provided



Starting Point

April 7th at 10:45 am in the Delta | Starting Point is a great place to learn about River Valley and ask questions. You’ll meet others who are new as well and receive a special gift. Starting Point is the second step in the membership pathway here at River Valley and we encourage all to attend. April's class will be led by Shane McGrath, Pastor of Discipleship and Community Groups.



Easter 2019

April 21 10:00 am at Penn High School Arena | Join us this Easter as we celebrate the hope of new beginnings with a special service at Penn High School! We want to pack Penn's arena full! Start thinking about and praying for who you might invite to this impactful event. Invite cards will be available at the Easter HQ table and the welcome desk on Sunday to hand out.

Volunteer For Easter

Since we are hosting Easter off-site this year at Penn High School, we will need volunteers to serve in different areas to pull off this wonderful opportunity to reach our community.

For more information on ways you can serve and to sign-up, please stop by the Easter HQ table in the foyer on Sunday morning.

36-Hour Prayer Vigil

Good Friday (April 19) 8:00 pm - Easter Morning (April 21) 8:00 am | Church's House On Candance Lane, 55970 Candace Lane, Mishawaka | A 36-hour prayer vigil prior to Easter Sunday service in order to be vigilant in asking the Lord to open people’s hearts to believe the gospel. Sign-up for one hour of prayer alone or with a friend. Enter through the back door of the garage.



Church Office Closed

Due to our staff being out of town at a conference, the Church office will be closed from April 1-4.

Student Ministry

SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE

Sunday, March 31st through Thursday, April 4th all regularly scheduled student ministry events will not be happening. No middle school and high school community groups on Sunday, no Open Deltas Tuesday or Thursday, and no Midweek on Wednesday. Enjoy a week off with friends and family! All students are still encouraged to attend service with their families this weekend.

We will start back up with MS & HS Community Groups on Sunday, April 7th!

MIDDLE SCHOOL GLOW NIGHT
Friday, April 12th 7:00-10:00 pm @ The Delta

We want to begin welcoming our 5th graders into student ministry with us! To start that process, we are going to invite the current 5th graders to join us for a fun and wild Glow Night at RVC! This event is FREE and does not require registration. Come enjoy pizza, pop, snacks, treats, and lots of different glow in the dark games! Open to all 5th-8th graders and their friends.

HIGH SCHOOL GAME NIGHT
Friday, April 12th 7:00-10:00 pm @ The Zerfi Household (2210 E Washington St, South Bend, IN 46615)

Who doesn't love a chill night together, playing games, enjoying great company, and chowing down on tasty treats? Come join us with your friends for a fun game night! This event is FREE and does not require registration.

Women's Ministry

Prayer Morning
April 6th 9:30-11:00 am | A morning for the women of River Valley to be reminded of the biblical call to pray and spend significant time praying, both corporately and individually. No childcare will be provided; there are no age limitations, meaning you can bring your daughters if you would like them to come pray with you.

Bring your Bible, a journal/pens or whatever else you might want to use; it will end at 11:00, however, we will have the space signed out until noon to allow for freedom to pray longer.

River Valley App

Download the River Valley Church app from the app store to stay more connected than ever to what's happening around the church!

Apple: http://ow.ly/mj3330nCkA0
Android: http://ow.ly/cdfU30nCkK4

Coming up . . .
  • Apr 6 | Women's Prayer Morning | 9:30-11:00 am
  • Apr 7 | Starting Point | 10:45 am
  • Apr 8 | Membership Class (Part 1) 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Apr 15 | Membership Class (Part 2) 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Apr 19 | Good Friday Service | 6:30 pm
  • Apr 19-21 | 36-Hour Prayer Vigil
  • Apr 21 | Easter @ Penn High School | 10:00 am
  • Apr 24 | Baptism Class | 7:00-8:30 pm
  • Apr 26-27 | Middle School: Believe Conference
  • Apr 28 | Baptism | 9 & 10:45 am
  • May 5 | Membership Class (Part 1) | 10:30-12:30 pm
  • May 19 | Membership Class (Part 2) | 10:30-12:30 pm

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