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River Valley Church Newsletter March 14th, 2019

In Mark 5:35-43, we meet a man who’s 12-year-old daughter has just died. In this story, we learn that suffering either leads to Jesus in faith or away from him in despair. Jesus not only raises this little girl from the dead but in doing so he also gives us a clear picture of the gospel as he identifies with us in our sin and death in order to deliver us from both.
Where do you feel the despair of death in your life—your future, your marriage, your children, your finances, an illness? Bring Jesus into your despair and hear him say, “Do not fear, only believe."
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:

March 23 (part 1 & 2)
Lunch and child care will be provided

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. 

Child Care Team

River Valley Church is currently seeking awesome individuals interested in joining our child care team, which will handle child care for specific events on an as-needed basis. Pay is $20 an hour.
To apply, contact Calie at

Divorce Care
Meeting Mondays from 6:30-8:30 pm here at the Church. DivorceCare is for those who have experienced the loss that comes with divorce or separation. Child care available. No meeting on March 18.

For more information please contact Christine at

River Valley Preschool Registration

Do you attend River Valley Church and have a preschool-aged child? You will have an opportunity on March 17th from 10:15-10:45 am in the foyer to register your child for the coming school year before registration opens to the public.

For more information please contact Summer at

Student Ministry Middle School Believe Conference:
April 24-26th | This weekend event is specifically designed for middle school students, grade 6-8, produced by Christ in Youth. Students will worship alongside hundreds of other middle schoolers while they learn to find their identity in Christ. Cost is $60 and registration is required and open til March 24th.

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!


Coming up . . .
  • Mar 17 | Community Group Leader Training | 10:45 am -12:00 pm
  • Mar 23 | Membership Class | 9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Apr 8 | Membership Class (Part 1) 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Apr 15 | Membership Class (Part 2) 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Apr 21 | Easter @ Penn High School | 10:00 am
  • Apr 24-26 | Middle School: Believe Conference 
  • Apr 27 | Baptism Class | TBA
  • Apr 28 | Baptistm | 9 & 10:45 am
  • May 5 | Kids Ministry: First Steps Class | 10:15 am
  • May 5 | Membership Class (Part 1) | 10:30-12:30 pm
  • May 12 | Family Deadications | 9 & 10:45 am
  • May 19 | Membership Class (Part 2) | 10:30-12:30 pm

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