Announcements – 8/17/2014

Announcements – 8/17/2014


The MarksMen group will be meeting this Thursday, August 21, from 6:30-8:00pm at Midwest Gun & Range in Elkhart. For more information, please contact Todd Lozier.

Ladies, Mark Your Calendars!

Women’s ministry fall kick-off, “Matters of the Heart” is coming to River Oaks on Thursday, August 28 from 6:30-9:00pm. This event is free of charge to all who attend. Register online, in the Lobby or by calling the church office at 875-1152. For more information, please contact Kendra Cross.

Stephen Ministries Interest Meeting

Interested in learning more about becoming a Stephen Minister? If you were unable to attend our last interest meeting, or want to learn more about Stephen Ministries, please consider attending the upcoming meeting on Sunday, August 24 at 10:30am. This will be a time to learn more about what is entailed in Stephen Ministries and how you can become a part of this important ministry. Please register online for this significant interest meeting!

New Series Next Week

From the beginning, we were created for Community. After Jesus left, the model of community was firmly established as the way His followers should interact with each other. Find out next week as we begin a new series called “Next Steps: A Journey to Real Community.”

Board Gamers of Michiana

If you enjoy interesting and challenging games, stop by this Saturday August 23, from noon until midnight in Room 301. This board gaming group meets the 2nd Friday (6:30pm-midnight) and the last Saturday (noon-midnight) of the month. For details, contact Michael Hovan.

Financial Report

11 Months Ending July 31, 2014

Actual Budget
Giving $1,192,515 $1,123,070
Expenses – $1,080,339
Variance $ 112,176

Designated Giving YTD: Benevolence $32,483

Haiti Recap Night

The July Family Haiti team will be sharing stories and pictures about their time at Children’s LifeLine. Individuals from past teams will also join them, and be available to answer questions for those interested in going on future trips. All are invited to attend on Friday, August 22 at 6:00pm, upstairs in Room 300A&B.


The heat is on and the “HUGS” are cooling our troops! But we need your help to fill the 50 care packages we send each month. We are especially in need of tuna packets, peanut butter, gum, bar soap and baby wipes. Please help us stock our shelves today! We have a collection box in the Lobby each Sunday. We also collect the Sunday newspaper comics and magazines. If the kids get bored, have them create handmade cards for the soldiers – those are always a BIG HIT! Thank you for all you do to support us!

River Oaks
Our mission is to Go to the lost with the message of Jesus Christ, Grow our faith in Jesus Christ, and Show compassion to those in need. We offer services at 9:00 and 10:30am, a student service at 10:30am, and a Spanish service at 12:30pm. Come visit us and let us show you around!