Announcements – 10/15/2017

Announcements – 10/15/2017

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.

Financial Report

1 Month Ending September 30, 2017

       Actual         Budget
Giving    $  82,833     $125,162
Expenses –  $110,089
Variance – $ $27,256

Designated Giving YTD: Benevolence = $401

Elder/Deacon Nominations

Members, you may nominate other eligible members that you believe would be good candidates to serve on the Elder and Deacon Boards for 2018. Please review the eligible names and submit your nominations online or in the Lobby by 11:45 TODAY.

Small Group Leader Training

We will host a Small Group Leader training TODAY during 2nd Service (10:30am-11:30am) in Room 203A upstairs for all of our current and new young adult and adult small group leaders.

Next Move

(Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00pm in Heavenly Grounds Café)
Whether its celebrating through baptism, connecting in a small group, contributing through serving, or committing through membership, we want to challenge and encourage you to find out what your next move is at River Oaks. Our Next Move class takes place every other month and is where you can get more information about what your next move might be. Sign up here if you are planning to attend.


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

Father/Son Campout

Fathers and Sons, join us Friday, October 20 at 4:00pm through Saturday, October 21 at 11:30am for an opportunity to spend time together with other guys, camp out in the ROCC Park, and engage in fun activities and meaningful conversations. Sign up here.

Bus Storage Request

The Deacons are investigating opportunities for parking the church bus in an enclosed facility, storage area, or barn. If you have such an area, or know of one we could use, please contact the church office at

Construction Project Funding

The construction of our storage facility, north of the playground, is now underway and should be under a roof in a few weeks. In addition, due to persistent leaks, a new roof over the main Lobby will be installed soon. The Deacon Board wants to assure the body that both projects are fully-funded with money we already have in reserve. Neither project effects our current operating budget in any way.


Please keep Randy (Ginger) Craigo in your prayers after the recent loss of Randy’s mother.

HSM 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 TONIGHT at 5:45pm.

Haiti Imformational Meeting

If you would like details about going to Children’s Lifeline in Haiti from Monday, April 2 through Monday, April 9, please plan to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30pm. Led by Craig and Nicole Stahly. Please contact Dia Shaffer at with any questions.

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 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 – THIS OPPORTUNITY IS FULL
Please sign up here, or if you have further questions, please contact Dia Shaffer at 875.1152 or


The HUGS Project is in need of a couple of people to serve as backup to complete mailing labels on their shipping days. This opportunity serves approximately three hours twice a month. Please contact Sondra Resen at Praises that Martin’s Supermarkets gave HUGS the opportunity to collect items at all 8 stores in Elkhart County. They called it “Shop for a Soldier Day” and was a great success.

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 and a Spanish service at 1:00pm. Come visit us and let us show you around!

Weather Cancelations: 2/21/18

Due to the county-wide travel advisories and state of emergency, we are cancelling ALL activities for tonight, Wednesday, February 21st. Cancellation for tomorrow’s activities are still under consideration.
‼️‼️If you are currently involved in an evacuation notice and need a place to go, please call the church at (574) 875-1152 and dial 4 to connect with us.‼️‼️
Debido a un asesoramiento de viajes para todo el condado y un estado de emergencia, estamos cancelando todas las actividades para esta tarde del Miércoles, 21 de Febrero. La cancelación para las actividades del dia de mañana todavía están siendo consideradas.
‼️‼️Y si usted tiene una notificación de evacuación y necesita un lugar donde ir, por favor de llamar a la iglesia a (574) 875-1152 y marque el 4 para conectarse con nosotros.‼️‼️