Samir Boulos

Special Treat
On Wednesday

Pastor Scott Menez will interview Samir Boulos during Mid-Week Worship this Wednesday (Oct. 4) at 6:15 p.m.  

One of the topics of discussion will be how God protected Samir (a native of Cairo, Egypt) during the middle of the Six-Day War a few years ago. They will also discuss how Samir arrived at Riverbend and how God is using him in ministry.

Oct. 20-21

From Youth Director Aaron Johnsen

  • All 6th-12th grade students are invited to join Riverbend Youth for Discipleship Weekend.  
  • Leaders and students will meet for Bible study, discussions, activities/games & fellowship.
  • It starts Friday at 6 p.m. and picks up again Saturday at 2 p.m., lasting into the evening.
  • Cost is $20 per student, which covers snacks, one in-home meal and one meal out.
  • Deadline to register ($20) is Sunday, Oct. 15.
  • For more info, contact Youth Director Aaron Johnsen (click here).

Tuesday, Oct. 3  ... 10 a.m.

Fellowship Hall

For moms with children 18-under, plus married women not yet moms

Need childcare?  RSVP to Gina Menez by clicking here

If you can help with childcare, call Yvette Dillman:  (386) 547-2854


T ickets ($6) must be purchased in advance: Sundays & Wednesdays (through 
Oct. 8)  before & after Worship in the Bookcart Lobby 


Candy  is needed for HarvestFest. Please bring bags of individually wrapped candies throughout the month and place in the bins near either of the two main entrances to the church.


Please contact Harvest Fest Director Shayna Mills (click here


Attention: Adults 55-up

Pastor Scott & Gina Menez cherish fellowship time with Riverbend's seniors. So, they are inviting you to "stop by" their home on Thursday, Oct. 19, during 4-6 p.m.

It is a very casual, come-and-go event with some tasty refreshments and some good, old-fashioned chit-chat.

Address:  257 Barrell Turn Road, Ormond Beach
 (about 5 miles west of the church on Highway 40 ... right on Rodeo Road
 for about a mile ... then right on Barrell Turn)
Preaching the Word
Brian Shealy

Jude 1:20-21

Brian Giaquinto

1 Peter 1:3-9
You may listen to either of these sermons; merely click on the title
October is Pastor Appreciation Month. If you want to write a note to your pastor(s), drop it into the marked container at the Welcome Center (near the church office).

Don't forget ... 
to pick up a  Deacon Affirmation packet at the Welcome Center.

Please make comments on the sheets for each of the deacon candidates and sign your approval or rejection for each of the men. 

These are due Oct. 8 (Sunday) in the church office (you may also slide them under the office door or turn them in to your Bible Fellowship Group).
Barb Landorf (right) and grandson Weston Knaebel work on framing a Scripture verse during an art activity at Riverbend Academy's 2017 Grandparents Day last Friday
Riverbend to Host

18th Annual Banquet

'Love Grows Here'

Friday, November 3

Silent Auction & hors d'oeuvres begin at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner buffet, catered by Chef Gabriel Martinez, starts promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Guest Speaker:  Candy Gibbs

Daughter of a youth minister ... never expected to find herself in a crisis pregnancy ... at age 18  made the devastating choice of abortion ... testimony is one of regret, shame & grief,  as well as truth of God's healing grace & unfailing love ... now involved in helping young women who find themselves in crisis pregnancies ... serves as Executive Director of CareNet Pregnancy Centers in Amarillo, Texas ... has also served as the national co-chair for Campaign for Life in America.

Open seating tickets:  $35 per person
Table for 8 people:  $250  (or $31.25 per person)

Tickets available before & after worship services throughout October

More info:  Maria Calder:   (386) 931-0176   or  click here


'The Importance of a Will'
Attorney Craig Cameron (background, standing) emphasized the need for a will during a one-hour seminar recently at the church.  He also explained how to help your family by avoiding the hassle of probate.  More than 40 Riverbenders attended.

Upcoming on Sundays

Discipleship Training Program
 Oct. 8 -- Men, 6 p.m.
Oct. 15 -- Women, 6 p.m.
Oct 22 -- Men, 6 p.m.
Oct. 29 -- Women, 6 p.m.
Nov. 5 -- Men, 6 p.m.
Nov. 12 -- Women, 6 p.m.

NOW 75% OFF !!!

All remaining books at the Riverbend Bookcart, except the Bibles, are being sold for 75% off the original price.

Stop by the east hallway before and after worship services to claim your bargains.
supper menu
October 4


Meat loaf ... chicken marsala ... mashed potatoes & gravy ... pineapple spoon bread ... creamy spinach ... rosemary parmesan biscuits ... soup ... salad bar ... churros

ALSO: Greek dinner salad or chicken dinner salad  ( order a week in advance at the register)

COST:  Under 4 & over 90, free ... ages 4-12, $4 ... others, $5 ... family,  $20

GIFT CARDS:  $5 & $20 cards available at the register


This 'n that

From Pastor Rick Cobb:  Music & More Ministry needs two helpers to assist our Leadership Team on Wednesday nights, 6:15-7:30, through December-- one to assist with 3-4 year olds and one for K-2nd grade. We also need another piano player.  If interested, please contact me: click here or call 672-1821.
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Joy Bible Fellowship Group's monthly luncheon is Tuesday, Oct. 10. It commences at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.
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Sarah's Circle meets Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 5:30 p.m. at the home of Arleen Fortson (10 Carrington Lane, Ormond Beach). Bring a dish to share.

Looking Ahead

Sunday  -- Bible Fellowship Groups, 9 am ... Morning Worship, 10:30 am
Wednesday  -- Fellowship Supper, 4:30-6 pm ... Mid-Week Worship, 6:15 pm

Other Regular Weekly Activities
Sunday -- Riverbend Praise Team Warm-up, Worship Center, 7:45 am
Sunday -- Riverbend Worship Choir Rehearsal, Worship Center, 8:15 am
Sunday  -- Nursery opens (birth to pre-K); Children's Wing, 8:45 am
Sunday  -- Children's Church, Children's Wing, 10:30 am
Monday  -- Men's Basketball, Worship Center, 6-9:15 pm
Monday -- Be Renewed at WARM, Vince Carter Sanctuary (Bunnell), 6 pm
Wednesday -- Solid Rock & Cornerstone choir rehearsals, campus, 5:15 pm
Wednesday -- Music & More (children) choir rehearsals, campus, 6:15 pm 
Wednesday  -- Youth: Family Group 'Breakouts,' Youth Center, 6:15 pm
Wednesday -- Worship Choir (adults) rehearsal, Choir Room, 7:30 pm
Wednesday -- Worship Orchestra rehearsal, Worship Center stage, 8 pm
Thursday -- Morning Worship, Avante Nursing Home, 10 am

OCTOBER     (Pastor Appreciation Month)
3 (Tue) -- Moms' Moments of Grace, Fellowship Hall, 10 am
4 (Wed) -- HarvestFest candy collection, bins in main lobbies
4 (Wed) -- Tickets: Oct. 14 Men's Breakfast, Bookcart lobby, before & after Worship
4 (Wed) -- Tickets: Nov. 3 Alpha Pregnancy Center Banquet, Bookcart lobby, before & after Worship
4 (Wed) -- Interview with Samir Boulos (during Mid-Week Worship), Worship Center, 6:15 pm
4 (Wed) -- Board of Directors, Library (Room 128), 7:30 pm
8 (Sun) -- HarvestFest candy collection, bins in main lobbies
8 (Sun) -- Tickets (last day): Oct. 14 Men's Breakfast, Bookcart lobby, before & after Worship
8 (Sun) -- Tickets: Nov. 3 Alpha Pregnancy Center Banquet, Bookcart lobby, before & after Worship
8 (Sun) -- Lord's Supper, during Morning Worship, 10:30 am
8 (Sun) -- DTP (Discipleship Training Program) for Men, throughout campus, 6 pm
10 (Tue) -- Joy BFG Luncheon, Fellowship Hall, 11:30 am
10 (Tue) -- Sarah's Circle, home of Arleen Fortson (10 Carrington Lane, Ormond), 5:30 pm
10 (Tue) -- HEAR (Home Educators): Amazing America, Fellowship Hall, 6:30 pm
10 (Tue) -- CrossRoads young adult Bible study, Choir Room, 7 pm
11 (Wed) -- Deacons, Library (Room 128), 7:30 pm
14 (Sat) -- Men's Breakfast, Worship Center, 8 am
14 (Sat) -- Sojourners BFG Fellowship, off-campus, 3 pm
15 (Sun) -- Tickets: Nov. 3 Alpha Pregnancy Center Banquet, Bookcart lobby, before & after Worship
15 (Sun) -- Membership Class (includes light lunch), Fellowship Hall, 12:30-4 pm
15 (Sun) -- DTP (Discipleship Training Program) for Women, throughout campus, 6 pm

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Duane & Linda Mallory on their 54th wedding anniversary (Oct. 4)

Stewardship Update
October 1, 2017
Regular Tithes/Offerings ... $43,399.22
 Missions ... $365.00
Designated ... $1,014.00

2017 Totals
Weekly Budget Need ... $35,802.60
2017 Budget Need to Date ... $1,432,104.00
Total Tithes/Offerings ... $1,140,499.91
+/- Budget (-20.36%) ... -$291,604.09
Missions (since 2/1/17) ... $47,779.12