Announcements – 3/5/2017

Announcements – 3/5/2017

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.

Daylight Saving Time

It’s time to “spring” forward! Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour next Saturday before bed.

Kids Against Hunger Pack-a-Thon

River Oaks’ 4th annual Kids Against Hunger Pack-a-Thon for Children’s Lifeline is next Saturday, March 11 from 9:00am-12:00pm. We will pack over 60,000 bags of food that morning to feed the children in Haiti. If you signed up be on the lookout for a reminder email this week.

Ladies’ Bunco Night

Ladies, join the fun of Bunco, prizes, and desserts with other women of River Oaks on Thursday, March 23, 6:30-8pm in room 203! The cost is $5 and dinner will be provided. Sign up here and contact Dustin Kaehr with questions.


If you have gone through the pain of separation or divorce, please consider attending this helpful support group. This 13-week series, beginning Tuesday, March 14 at 6:00pm, will help walk you through this difficult time in a healthy and healing manner. Please sign up here to be certain we have materials prepared for you.

Stephen Ministry Care Requests

Could you use someone to come alongside you? Whether you are dealing with a loss, a challenging time or just need some ongoing encouragement, we have trained Stephen Ministers who can help support you. If interested, please fill out a confidential interest form in the Lobby or here.

Board Gamers

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

45 Retreat

Attention all 4th and 5th graders! You’re invited to join us from 6:00pm March 17 to 3:00pm March 18, for a 45 sleepover at River Oaks. We will stay on campus Friday night and then move off campus for activities on Saturday! Cost of the event will be $20 (scholarships available upon request). Sign up and find more details online. If you have any questions please contact Joann Elder or Kara Grove.

SpringHill Day Camp

SpingHill Day Camp is coming June 12-16! Register here to save your child’s spot today!

Jail Ministry

The jail ministry team will meet Tuesday, March 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, March 8, at 6:30pm, in the Heavenly Grounds Café. For details, contact Wayne Loucks at 862.4294.

The Window: Spring Haystack Meal

The Window will be hosting their Spring Haystack Dinner/Fundraiser onThursday, March 16 at Waterford Mennonite Church. Tickets are available at $9 for adults, $5 for children 4-13 and children 0-3 are free.

The Crossing’s Dollar-A-Day Campaign

Join The Crossing’s Dollar-A-Day (DAD) Campaign! Donors are assigned to a specific student at a local campus of their choice. You will receive information from the student with a picture, life story and contact information. You have the option to reach out to your child to further encourage them along their journey toward their high school diploma. Visit for more information.


The HUGS Project is in need of laundry pods, peanut butter, Slim Jims and jerky. If you would like to make a monetary donation 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!