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River Valley Newsletter April 11th, 2019

We hope you were with us on Sunday as we continued our short sermon series entitled “Sent by Jesus.” In this message from John 4, Pastor Mark highlighted five things we can learn about evangelism from Jesus’ engagement with a woman from Samaria. However, before we identify with Jesus as one who proclaims the gospel, we must first identify with the woman as one who needs the gospel. It is our own hearts that must be evangelized every day.
 We hope to see you this Sunday. Bring your Bible and a friend and we'll see you there!  
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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. 

Good Friday
We will be having a Good Friday service on April 19th at 6:30 pm.

Child care (infant-preK) will be provided

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 | We need an additional 20 people to help us cover all 36 hours of prayer! Please consider joining us in asking the Lord to open people’s hearts to believe the gospel on Easter. Sign-up for one hour of prayer alone or with a friend.
Sign-up here

Student Ministry

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 House

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.  (Adress:2210 E Washington St, South Bend, IN 46615)

Cancer Care Support

Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 pm | Meeting at 55970 Candace Ln, Mishawaka
For anyone who has been affected by cancer (sufferers, survivors, caregivers, friends & family). Contact: Chip & Angie,

Baptism Class

If you are interested in learning more about what it means to be baptized or are planning on being baptized on Sunday, April 28th, then join us for our Baptism class on Wednesday, April 24th at 7 pm! If you are planning on attending, please sign up below!

If you can not attend the April 24th baptism class but are still interested in baptism. Please contact Shane McGrath at
Register Here

Second Coat Ministries

Second Coat Ministries is a non-profit ministry serving our neighbors in Mishawaka and its surrounding communities in need of outerwear for the cold weather months.

We at River Valley Church are currently partnering with them and accepting donations of coats, hats, gloves, and scarves in all sizes from infant to adult. We ask that donated items be winter weight and in good condition. You can drop off your items to the church office or at any of the donations bins in the main hallways, or for more information please stop by the Welcome Desk!

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Coming up . . .
  • Apr 15 | Membership Class (Part 2) 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Apr 16 | Cancer Care Support | 6:30pm
  • 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 | Starting Point | 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
  • May 31 | Volunteer Appreciation Night

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