Announcements – 4/30/2017

Announcements – 4/30/2017

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.

ROCC Park Opening Act 2017

Join us on Saturday, May 13 from 10am-2pm (gates open at 9am) for the seasonal opening of our park. We will have a single appearance, 40-minute, traveling circus show starting at 10:00am, petting zoo, pony and camel rides, carnival games, food and much more! See all the details here. You can find invitations and tickets for your friends and family in the Lobby.

You won’t want to miss out on helping us host possibly hundreds of friends and neighbors. Look at the available opportunities and sign up to serve here.

National Day of Prayer

This Thursday, May 4, millions of believers from across America will join together to celebrate the 65th annual National Day of Prayer. The National Day of Prayer belongs to all Americans. It is a day that transcends differences, bringing together citizens from all backgrounds. River Oaks encourages you to take some time out of your day to pray for our nation’s government, military, media, businesses, education, churches, and families.

Child Dedication

We are celebrating Child Dedication during both services on Sunday, May 14. If you are a follower of Jesus and would like to publicly dedicate your child to God and commit to raising them with a love for Jesus then this moment is for you! Sign up here to participate!

FX is Coming Soon!

Join KidsWorld for FX: a worship and teaching event for the whole family, on Wednesday, May 3 from 5:45-8:00pm! We love sharing God’s Word with your kids on Sundays, but we are even more excited to partner with your entire family for this special service which includes worship, skits, teaching and games that engage the entire family. Join us for pizza in the Main Lobby at 5:45pm, followed by service and an end to the evening with family games and activities.
NOTE: Sign-up here to RSVP for dinner no later than noon on Monday , May 1. Childcare check-in for Infants-2yrs old will begin at 6:15pm.

Student Ministries Flower Sales

Flower sales will be going on from April 23 – May 7. Order forms can be found at the Student Ministry Counter in the Lobby. All proceeds benefit River Oaks’ Student Ministries.

SpringHill CITs

Calling all students ages 14-18. We invite you to join us as a CIT (Counselor In Training) this year at SpringHill Day Camp, June 12-16, at River Oaks. A CIT’s job is to build relationships with campers and assist SpringHill counselors by working with the same group of campers for the entire week. This will include playing GWAPS (Games With A Purpose), singing songs, helping with activities and talking with kids about what they’re learning about God. Visit and follow the SpringHill links to sign up today!

Play Date at ROCC Park

Home during the day on Fridays and looking for a reason to get out of the house? Want to connect with other families? Need a place for kids to run off some of that energy? Whatever your reason, we invite you to join us at ROCC Park every Friday, from May 19 to September 24 starting at 10:30am. Come to play for a bit or bring a picnic lunch and stay for awhile. Mark your calendars and meet us there (weather permitting)!

Voice of the Martyrs Trip

Our next Voice of the Martyrs trip is scheduled for June 26-30. If you are interested in going, please pick up an application in the Lobby and return them to the Church office no later than Sunday, April 30. Please call the Church office at 574.875.1152 or send an email to Dia at with questions.

Haiti Trip

Matt Stemm will lead our next family trip to Children’s Lifeline in Haiti, October 2-9. Applications are available in the Lobby All forms and the initial deposit must be turned in no later than Sunday, May 7. Contact the Church office at 574.875.1152 or with any questions.

SPA Ministries Tea Party

“Pouring Blessings: Tea Party with a Really “Cool” Twist! Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 2-4pm at First Baptist Church 53953 Co Rd 17, Bristol, IN 46507. Hat Contest Categories are Themed, Outlandish, Sunday Hat and Children’s. There is no admission fee. A love offering will be taken at the event. To attend, you MUST RSVP by May 8 by calling 333.3150, emailing or by messaging us on Facebook.

Jail Ministry Team

The jail ministry team will meet Tuesday, May 2 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.


The HUGS Project is in need of freezer pops, microwave meals and toothpaste (3oz. or less). If you or your Community Group would like to volunteer at our workshops on the second Monday of each month please call Sondra Resen at 574.215.8734.  We have day and evening workshops.

Products and monetary donations are always welcome for us to send care packages to the troops overseas. 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!