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January 15 , 2015

The River Community Church
  

Thoughts From the Elders

Family Matters

Last Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 - was a typical cold day - out...But, INSIDE The River Church, our people enjoyed a warm day of Christian Education, Biblical teaching and spiritually challenging growth.  Our AM service was followed by a potluck meal (always a success), soon followed by a  "Family Matters" business meeting.

Sitting here days later, I can't really recall a single item of 'business' we may have discussed--But what I can clearly recall is what I observed and felt and understood as a very warm and "Blessed" spirit among people sitting there together. The 'joy of the Lord's Presence' was very warming and re-assuring to most all of us. The majority of inputs/comments were affirming and were such that-for the most part-"build-up" our body..!

We have so very much work to do to move forward in further marking our neighborhood for Christ--in better knowing Him--and making Him known. In 'making Him known' to ourselves, to our families and to others.

GATHER  GROW  GO  is the commitment of our River Church...

1. Gather --is a continuous action, a priority action.

2. Grow--is a multiplying action, a critical action.

3. Go--is the implied result of a success in the first two.

As I remember that last Sunday, all three of these elements were fully functiong. WE 'gathered' together as God's people, and in that we are 'growing' in Him--and in numbers. And we are(I was) greatly invigorated and spiritually led to GO-in Christ's name and His just causes to our "world".

OH YES, I do recall one business item--I was very encouraged by the words of "TylerII"--as he presented his views of children's ministries-which is a huge area of emphasis for our families-and our field...

Please pray for God's continued leading in our days ahead..(this is critical..)

Hebrews 13:20-21 "May the God of Peace equip you with everything good for doing His Will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, thru Jesus Christ, to whom be glory, forever and ever."

(think of that--when you may doubt, or question, or even fear...)

HE IS WORKING IN US-WHAT IS PLEASING---TO HIM...!!! Amen?-AMEN..! 

Claude Williams


Gather & Grow...River Community News

Women's Winter Birthday Party
Sunday, January 18
2:00 pm 

Let's get together to celebrate!  ALL women of the River are invited to join us as we celebrate those whose birthdays are in December, January, and February.  Please contact Shanna Tilley if you have a winter birthday so that we can prepare a special recognition for you at the party.

Sunday School January 18th

This Sunday we have the pleasure of hosting Lindsay Olesberg during both the education hour and for a short time during the service. Some hear what she has to say about studying the bible (she wrote a great book about it) and about Intervarsity Christian Fellowship here at the University of Iowa. See more about Lindsay below in the Mission of the Month.

Men's Weekly Breakfast
Thursdays at 7:00 am 

Men, we want to get connected weekly by eating breakfast and lives together. Meet us at Village Inn in Iowa City on Thursdays at 7:00 am. Questions? Talk to Pastor Joshua. See you there!

Men's Wingmen Kick Off Event
Wednesday, January 28th at 6:00 pm 

We're kicking off The River Men's Ministry with a BBQ at Wildwood Saloon off Herbert Hoover Hwy in Iowa City! Join us on the 28th to get connected with our new ministry, fellowship and great BBQ. We are the Wingmen, men who support other men! Please RSVP to Jason Jackson for this event.

Soup Supper
Friday, February 6 @ 6:00 pm

There's no better way to beat the cold winter than a bowl of soup. It's even better when you are eating it with others! Join us on the 6th of February for our annual Soup Supper sponsored by the Prime Timers group. Sign up at the Welcome Center at The River to bring soup and other goodies to share for this event.

Women's Tailgate Event
Saturday, February 21 at 6:00 pm 

Hey, River women!  Mark your calendars: Saturday, February 21, 6 PM. Come tailgate with us in the gym for an evening of fun and games.  Wear your favorite team colors and bring a snack to share.


Go...Serving in the Name of Jesus

Mission of the Month - Lindsay Olesberg & Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

Lindsey Oelsburg is involved in engaging people in the scriptures through the international Lausanne Movement, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and is a board member with Wycliffe Bible Translators.               InterVarsity is preparing a multiethnic community at the University of Iowa aimed at God's mission of transforming lives, engaging the students and faculty. Groups meet together weekly to                           study Scripture, pray, fellowship and also do periodic outreach. Weekly meetings on Mondays and conferences including Urbana round them out.

You can encourage Lindsay or ask her questions by sending her am email at lindsay.olesberg@gmail.com

We encourage you to contact others serving elsewhere to say hello and let them know you are praying for them, they appreciate it. Prayer letters may also be picked up from the Resource Room at The River along with current info including River family prayer requests in "Prayer Matters". If you would like to be included on our Prayer Team, send us an email. We will send out requests, usually once a week for you to pray for. If you have a story of someone serving in Jesus' name, send it our way and we will pass it on!

Around the Neighborhood

Heritage Educating for Eternity Banquet
Sat. February 28th from 5:30-9:00 pm

Join us for dinner and dessert and special speaker Kevin Sorbo from the movie "God's Not Dead". Tickets can be purchased online at HCS-NL.COM/EFE or contact Heritage at 319-626-4777 if you have questions

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