Announcements – 1/8/2017

Announcements – 1/8/2017

Service Times and Information:

River Oaks Community Church


Worship times are 9:00am and 10:30am


Watch for upcoming opportunities in the new year.

River Oaks En Español

Adorar con nosotros:

Domingo a las 12:30pm

Student Ministries

Student Ministries:

High School Ministry (HSM) – Our 9th-12th grade students meet on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm in the Student Ministry wing. These nights include hanging out, food, games, worship a short challenge and small groups. Bring a friend and hope to see you there!

Middle School Ministry (MSM) –  Our 6th-8th grade students meet on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm in the Student Ministry wing. Students experience a fun environment filled with games and the opportunity to connect and grow with friends and our amazing student leaders!

Children's Ministries

Children’s Ministries:

KidsWorld Sunday momrning offers care and learning for infants through 5th grade during both of our Sunday morning worship services. 4th and 5th graders are encouraged to attend elementary worship at 10:30am.

KidsWorld MidWeek (KWM):

Join us on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm for a night of games, dancing and fun for the entire family! Wednesday nights are designed to reinforce the big ideas learned on Sunday mornings in KidsWorld.
KWM will resume on Wednesday January 11.

Christmas Project

We did it! Together we’ve raised over $200,000 for our Christmas project! Between Children’s Lifeline, The Island Nation, The Voice of the Martyrs – USA, SpringHill Camps, Kids Against Hunger – Fort Wayne, Crossing Education, RETA (Reason Enough To Act), The Window, Inc., Church Community Services, Faith Mission of Elkhart, HUGS Project of Elkhart, as well as our own service groups and missionaries, a lot of people will be impacted by your generosity! Thank you for including the 2016 River Oaks Christmas Project in your giving this year!
January 8 Christmas Project Total = $215,750

Giving Statements

We will be mailing 2016 giving statements mid-January. If you would like yours sooner, just follow these instructions.

First Impressions Appreciation/Interest Meeting

All current First Impressions volunteers and those who are interested in joining our first impressions team (Greeters, Chair Set-Up/Tear-Down Teams, Coffee Servers, Ushers, Info Center, and Office) are invited to an appreciation/interest meeting on Thursday, February 9 from 7-8:30pm. We will be recognizing current First Impressions team members and informing those who are interested in potentially joining one of our teams. Coffee and dessert will be served. Please sign up here or contact Dustin ( with any questions.

Women’s Winter Studies

Women’s Bible Studies will begin soon! “All Things New” by Kelly Minter begins Monday evening, January 23 at 6:30pm. “Gideon” by Priscilla Shirer, starts Wednesday morning, January 25 at 9:30am with childcare provided. Please sign up here or contact Dustin Kaehr at with questions.

Adult Ministry Small Groups

We are excited to open our facility for your small group to meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm starting January 11. This is a great opportunity for our families with young children. Contact Dustin Kaehr to get plugged into a small group or to schedule your group meeting at the church.

Adult Hang Out

Are you looking for a casual place to meet other people who attend River Oaks? Beginning Wednesday, January 11, our Student Café will be open from 6:30-8:00pm, for adults of all ages and stages of life, to meet and connect with others. Enjoy some coffee, bring your laptop to catch up on emails, or just chat and get to know someone new. Contact Dustin Kaehr if you have any questions.

Board Gamers

If you enjoy interesting and challenging games, stop by this Friday, January 13, from 6:30pm until midnight in Room 203B. 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 at 875.5447.

FBI Meeting

The FBI Service Group will meet Wednesday, January 11, at 6:30pm, in the Heavenly Grounds Café. For details, contact Wayne Loucks at 862.4294.

Welcome Missionaries: The Badenhops

The International Compassion Committee would like to welcome Aaron and Elisabeth Badenhop, River Oaks missionaries serving with Cru, at Ohio State, on Sunday, January 22. They will be in the Lobby between services and will host a chili luncheon after second service. They would love to share stories and pictures of how God is using them on campus. We encourage families with high school students to check them out as well. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.

SPA Women’s Ministry Fundraiser

The SPA Women’s Ministry is hosting a fundraiser, Building Hope: An Evening of Dinner and Decadence, on Saturday, February 11 in Elkhart. For more information or for tickets, call SPA at 574.333.3150 or check out their website.


The HUGS Project  spends approximately $1,000 per month in shipping care packages overseas. They would greatly appreciate any monetary donations to assist in covering this cost. You may make your check out to HUGS and place it in one of the offering boxes in the Lobby. Thank you for your continued support!

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!