Announcements – 9/24/2017

Announcements – 9/24/2017

Service Times and Information:

River Oaks Community Church


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

River Oaks En Español

Adorar con nosotros:

Domingo a las 12:30pm

Student Ministries

Student Ministries:

High School Ministry (HSM) & Middle School Ministry (MSM) – All 6th-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!

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.

Elder/Deacon Nomination Committee Vote

Members, please vote on the 2018 Elder/Deacon Nominating Committee today online (an email was sent to members containing the link) or in the Lobby. Candidates are: Brandi Bessinger, Rick Frey, Eric Irwin, Jon Kauffman, John Mansfield, Richard Pippenger and Pauline Reinking.


FOCUS meets on Wednesdays at 6:30pm in room 203A for an informal supper followed by Bible Study where everyone is welcome! For more information, contact Carmen Wegener at or 536.8390.

New Members

Please join us in congratulating our newest River Oaks’ members! Ruth Brant, Mark Brown, Andrew and Brenda Buller, Sherry Good, Ryan Heine, Dave and Laura Kiefer, Erik Olsen, Jane Oyer, Don and Jennifer Shaum and Janae Troyer.

Fearless MSM Fall Retreat

MSM Students, join us for fun activities, teaching, and devotional time to connect with God and each other.
We will travel to Michindoh Conference Center from 5pm Friday, October 6 – Saturday, October 7 at 7pm. The cost is $75, contact Aaron at for more info. Sign up here or in the Church Office today!

2018 Haiti Mission Trip

HSM students who are interested in going on the Haiti mission trip in 2018 should join us for an informational meeting in the Student Ministries Worship Center on Sunday, October 15 at 5:45pm.

Kindergarten Parent Visit Day

Parents of kindergarteners! Come experience worship and story time with your child and their small group on Sunday, October 1 during either service. Following large group time, we invite you to a meet and greet with Kara Grove, Children’s Ministries Director, who will share the vision of KidsWorld.

Disaster Relief Fund

We are teaming up with our denomination, The Evangelical Free Church of America to assist with the relief effort following the recent hurricanes. If you would like to give, please make your checks out to River Oaks Community Church, memo “Disaster Relief” and we will forward your contribution to the EFCA. Thank you for serving this way in Jesus’ name!
$27,087 raised as of 9/17/17

A Month of Compassion

The Local and International Compassion Committees are sponsoring a “Month of Compassion” starting Saturday, October 7, that will run for five consecutive Saturdays through November 4. Here is the schedule for your serving opportunities:
October 7 – Feed the Children (35 people needed)
October 14 – The Window (20 people needed) – THIS OPPORTUNITY IS FULL
October 21 – Feed the Children (35 people needed)
October 28 – Voice of the Martyrs Conference in Chesterson, IN (this is a conference, not a serving opportunity)
November 4 – Feed the Children (35 people needed)
Please sign up here, or if you have further questions, please contact Dia Shaffer at 875.1152 or

Items Needed for the Children of Haiti

There are postcards with needs available in the Lobby. Members of the team going to Haiti will be in the Lobby collecting items on Sunday, September 17 and 24. Please drop items off in the basket labeled “Haiti” at any time.


The HUGS Project  is in need of trail mix, nuts and ground coffee. Thank you for your support for our troops!

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!