Announcements – 1/15/2017

Announcements – 1/15/2017

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

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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.

Christmas Project

We have surpassed our $180,000 Christmas Project goal and you have given over $215,000! Thank you to everyone who gave so generously! Any additional contributions, given after January 8, will be applied to the 2017 Christmas Project.
January 8 Christmas Project Total = $215,750

Financial Report

4 Months Ending December 31, 2016

       Actual         Budget
Giving    $  543,728     $463,848
Expenses – $   463,398
Variance – $     80,330

Designated Giving YTD:
Benevolence = $5,359

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.

Chair Set-Up Team

We need an additional team of men, ladies and/or teens to help set-up worship chairs for service on a rotational basis with a small time commitment during the weekend. This is the perfect opportunity to serve as a family or small group! Please sign up here.

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.

Father/Daughter Dance: Save the Date

Save the Date for The ROCC County Fair Father/Daughter Dance on February 24, 2017 at 6:30pm. More info coming soon!


The MarksMen group will meet this Thursday, January 19, from 6:30-8:00pm at Midwest Gun & Range in Elkhart. Contact Todd Lozier at 875.0401 for details.


Please keep Amanda Boals in your prayers after the loss of her father, Ed Ford, last week. Our condolences also go to Rick and Jennifer Regan after the sudden loss of their son-in-law, Jeff this week.

Student Ministries Super Bowl Party

All 6th-12th grade students are invited to join us for our Student Ministries Super Bowl Party! We will also have food, give aways, and inflatable games. We will meet in the Worship Center from 6:30-10pm. Bring your friends and hope to see you all there!

Student Ministries Retreat

HSM & MSM Students, join us for our 2017 Student Ministries Sprinter Retreat from Friday evening March 3 to Sunday afternoon March 5. We will travel to Michindoh Conference Center in Michigan for a weekend to connect with each other and God. Cost is $115 for the weekend.  Sign up here or pick up a form in the Church Office. If you have any questions contact Dustin ( or Drew (

KidsWorld Volunteer Appreciation/Training Night

All KidsWorld Volunteers and those with interest in joining our Crew, please join us on Thursday, February 9 at 7:00pm, starting in the Worship Center, for recognition, curriculum and My River Oaks training and information about joining one of our teams. Coffee and dessert will be served. Please sign up here or contact Kara Grove ( with any questions.

Compassion In Action Sharing Night

River Oaks CIA (Compassion inAction) ministry is excited to host an evening to highlight and share stories, experiences and pictures from our recent trips to Voice of the Martyrs and Island Nations, and stories from volunteers serving at local agencies on Thursday, February 2 from 6:30-8pm. We will announce upcoming trips and serving opportunities within the church body and at local agencies. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, we would love to see you there. Snack will be provided, please sign up online if you plan to attend.

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!