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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER | September 1, 2022

IN THIS ISSUE:

God is good. 
 
On Sunday, August 21, we had a total of 510 people attend worship with us across our three services. (In case you're wondering, our sanctuary seats 250 people.) 

We are glad to have so many people join us on Sundays! And, we are still in summer mode with plenty of people on vacation. We expect those numbers to increase this fall. 
 
You may already be aware that parking and seating can be a bit of a challenge when church is so well attended. We're especially concerned that this can make RVC uncomfortable for newcomers, so we have come up with a few ways that you can help.

Parking
There is parking in the following places other than our parking lot:
  • Museum parking lot in marked, unrestricted stalls (until noon)
  • High Avenue
  • Summit Avenue (the block behind/west of church with the colorful rowhouses)
If you're able to park in one of them, it would be so helpful.  

Worship Center
To help ease congestion in the Worship Center and to be sure everybody feels welcome, we are considering assigning groups of people to the Library once per month. A few other ways everybody can help:
  • Help us find seats in the Worship Center on Sunday mornings by moving in toward the center when you are seated. 
    • If you need to sit on an aisle, please stand to let others pass you so they are able to sit toward the center.
  • If you see ushers looking for seats, please let them know if there are seats available by you and how many.
This is a warm and welcoming body of believers, and we appreciate your help in making the building feel the same. 
This fall we are focusing on prayer. The sermons will be on prayer and LifeGroups will be studying "A Praying Life" by Paul Miller. 

On August 27, we trained 30 people to be part of small teams that will pray every Sunday during one or more services. We believe that prayer isn't a last resort, so we are working to facilitate stronger prayer lives in all of us. If you're interested in joining the prayer team, contact Pastor Dave or Pastor Wyatt

In the past, we have had a weekly Thursday night prayer meeting. That prayer meeting will now meet at Oakbrook EFCA Church every week. 
ROOTED UPDATE

This is the last week to sign up for Rooted. If you're interested in going through the Rooted class but have questions, please contact Pastor Wyatt. Otherwise, fill out this form to sign up. 
BABY/CHILD DEDICATIONS

If you have had a baby recently and would like to schedule a dedication, contact the office and fill out the dedication form. Our next scheduled dedication is on Sunday, October 16. 

YOUTH GROUPS RESUME SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

  • High School YG: Sundays from 6:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
  • Middle School YG: Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Take control of your money with Financial Peace University! This nine-lesson class uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help you tackle budgeting, pay off debt, and make your money work for you! You can sign up for this class and start your 14-day free trial of Financial Peace at fpu.com/1151188. Class starts Thursday, September 15, at 6:00 p.m. in RVC's Worship Center.

Feel free to email Derek Dettlaff or call (920-509-2298) with any questions.
SERVICE TIMES - REMAINING THE SAME IN FALL
 
If you can continue to attend the 8:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. services, that does help relieve the full service at 9:30 a.m.

RVC | Men


Calling all guys at RVC--you are invited for our first men's breakfast this fall. We'll be starting back up on Saturday, October 8, from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Join us for a testimonial, biblical teaching, and fellowship over great food. 

RVC | kids

3rd-5th Grade Sunday School 
We are looking forward to the start of the 3rd - 5th grade Sunday School Classes! These classes will begin on Sunday, September 11, at the 9:30 a.m. service. After going through check-in, please walk your child to their classroom and introduce yourself to the teachers in the classroom. They are eager to meet you and get to know your child. 

Serving Students
This is a ministry offered through RVC | kids on Sunday morning. Serving Students are students from 4th - 8th grade who are interested in helping out in the RVC | kids Sunday School classrooms during a service. If you are interested in finding out more information or signing your student up, please email Mimi Leachman

Current RVC | kids volunteers
Volunteer Appreciation Backyard Bonfire! We want to thank you for all of your care and nurturing of our children on Sunday mornings. If you are a current volunteer with RVC | kids, please plan to join us on Friday, September 16. Please RSVP via email to Mimi Leachman by Tuesday, September 13. 

THURSDAY MORNING LADIES' BIBLE STUDY RESUMES

Ladies! Meet us here every Thursday morning this fall to share breakfast and study the book of Jude using the book and video teaching by Jackie Hill Perry. 

Ladies' Thursday Morning Bible Study
Dates:
Thursday, September 8 -- Thursday, December 22
Time: 9:00 a.m. -- 11:00 a.m.
Location: RiverValley Church
Additional info: Childcare is provided
Contact: Laura Ehrlich

If you are unable to attend this study, there may be other ladies Bible studies forming in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled for updated notices in the newsletter.

THIS WEEK AT RIVERVALLEY
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Sunday, 9/4
Sunday Service (Worship Center)                            8:00 a.m.
Sunday Service (Worship Center).                           9:30 a.m.
Sunday Service (Worship Center)                           11:00 a.m.   
High School Youth Group                                         6:00 - 8:15 p.m.  


Tuesday, 9/6
Compassion Team                                                    6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, 9/7
Middle School Youth Group                                      6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
         

Thursday, 9/8
Ladies Bible Study                                                    9:00 - 11:00 a.m.     

GIVING UPDATE:


YTD Giving 5/1 - 7/31/22
Actual: $212,346.73
Budget: $235,390

Weekly Giving 8/22- 8/28/22:
$19,406.06

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