Announcements – 1/29/2017

Announcements – 1/29/2017

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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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.

Elder/Deacon Vote Results

We would like to welcome Jim Menefee and Jon Wyngarden to the River Oaks Elder Board. Also, welcome to Mike Bailey, Nancy Goldy, Eric Irwin and Jon Kauffman as new members of the Deacon Board. Thank you to all who voted.

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 this 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.

Father/Daughter Dance

Come celebrate father and daughter fun at this year’s Father Daughter Dance: The ROCC County Fair on Friday, February 24 at 6:30pm. This is an evening jam-packed with a DJ, dancing, photo booth, fair food, activities and experiences that will create memories to make you smile. The cost is $5 per ticket, register here or in the Lobby through February 19.

Pack-a-Thon Save the Date

Mark your calendars for River Oaks 4th annual Kids Against Hunger Pack-a-Thon for Children’s Lifeline in Haiti on Saturday, March 11. Watch for more details and sign ups coming soon.

Board Gamers

If you enjoy interesting and challenging games, stop by this Friday, February 10, 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.


Congratulations to John and Sabreana Wright on the birth of their baby boy, Isaac, born on January 17. We would also like to welcome Daniel and Patty Hernandez’s new baby girl, Valarie Elyse, born on January 20.


Please keep Brian (Diana) Clark in your prayers after the loss of his father, R. Joseph, last week.

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 this 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.

SpringHill Registration: Save the Date!

Springhill Day Camp is coming soon, June 12-16. Registration opens Sunday, February 19!

ROCC Garden Sign-Up

Spring is around the corner and the ROCC Garden group is beginning to plan for their 5th season. Volunteers are needed to plant, weed and harvest. No experience is necessary and they are excited to teach you. This would be a great opportunity for the family or a small group to serve together and give back to the community. This group meets Monday evenings at 5:30pm. Sign up here to join the group and receive further communications. For more information or questions, contact Dave Hochstetler at or 574.349.4905.

Jail Ministry

The jail ministry team will meet Tuesday, February 7 at 6:30pm in the Heavenly Grounds Café. All are welcome to attend and share ideas or learn more about this exciting ministry. Contact Steve Peer at 574.875.6624 or for more information.

FBI Meeting

The FBI Service Group will meet Wednesday, February 8, at 6:30pm, in the Heavenly Grounds Café. For details, contact Wayne Loucks at 862.4294.

RETA Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction

RETA is hosting a fundraiser dinner and silent auction on Thursday, March 9 at 5:30pm at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 574.522.3888 or go online to


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!