Announcements – 1/14/2018

Announcements – 1/14/2018

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.

Christmas Project

The total given to this year’s Christmas Project is $180,474! Thank you to all who helped us reach this goal! You may continue to give to the 2017 Christmas Project here until Monday, January 15.
Total given as of 1.12.17: $180,474/$180,000

Financial Report

4 Months Ending December 31, 2017

       Actual         Budget
Giving    $ 603,641     $519,904
Expenses –  $450,154
Variance –     $153,487

Designated Giving YTD:
Benevolence = $54,362
Christmas Project = $180,474

Next Move

(Wednesday, January 17 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 here at River Oaks. Our Next Move class takes place every other month where you can get more information about what your next move might be. Sign up here if you plan to attend.

Small Groups

At River Oaks, we want to encourage everyone to connect to a small group to be cared for, encouraged and challenged. Our small groups have one simple purpose: to connect people to a caring community. We offer groups for married couples, men, women and young adults. No matter where you are in life, there’s a group for you. If you are interested in learning more about or joining a small group at River Oaks please fill out the small group interest form here or at the Connection Center in the Lobby. For additional questions or more information about our small groups please email Dustin Eby (

Adult Small Group Leader Training

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

Women’s Studies

(Wednesdays at 9:15am starting January 10)
Ladies, join us for “The Quest” by Beth Moore. In this 6-session study, we will explore how God created us to seek Him. In this lifelong quest of faith, develop your intimacy with Him and embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God. Workbooks will be available in the Church Office or on the first day of the study for $16. Please sign up here, childcare available.
(Mondays at 6:30pm starting January 22)
The Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilkin expresses what the life of a Christ follower should look like, asking us the same questions it posed to its original hearers: How should a disciple relate to sin, others and the Law? How does a disciple think, speak, and act? In this 9-session study, examine the words of Jesus in-depth as He challenges us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification. Workbooks will be available in the Church Office or on the first night of the study for $15. Please sign up here.

Father Daughter Dance Save the Date!

Save the Date for River Oaks’ “What a Wonderful World” Father Daughter Dance on February 23, 2017 at 7:00pm. More info coming soon!

RefresHer Event: Bunco

Ladies, join the fun of Bunco and snacks with other women of River Oaks on Tuesday January 23 from 6:00-8:00pm in Rooms 203A&B. Sign up here to reserve your spot!

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 online.


Please keep Keith (Doreen) Lambright in your prayers after the loss of Keith’s mother, Goldie, this week.

Student Ministry Super Bowl Party

All 6th-12th grade students are invited to join us for our Student Ministries Super Bowl Party! We will  have food, give-aways and inflatable games. Meet in the Worship Center from 6:00-10:30pm and bring your friends!

Feel Like You’re Out of the “Loop”?

To stay connected, “Like” Student Ministries at: Also, check out what’s going on at:

Faith Mission Needs Winter Coats!

The FBI Service Group will meet Wednesday, January 10, at 6:30pm, in the Heavenly Grounds Café. For details, contact Mike Gingerich at 574.370.3585.


The HUGS Project asks that as the Christmas season is upon us, please remember our troops in your prayers; not only for safety but most importantly for their salvation. If you have items to donate, please place them in our basket in the Lobby.

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!