Tickets now on sale for the 'launch'
of Riverbend's new seminary

Stop by the Welcome Center on Sunday or Wednesday
or the church office Monday-Thursday (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

Classes scheduled to begin Aug. 4, 2018

               Worship Center ...
                 Kids welcome in 
               Good Friday Worship
A1A, 3.7 miles north 
of Granada Blvd ... 
No childcare
         Worship Center ...
              No BFGs ... 
      No Children's Church

Come! ... Celebrate Our Risen Lord! ... 3 Times!


Men who believe God may be leading them toward eldership or the diaconate at Riverbend should plan to attend the 
Leadership Development gathering on Wednesday, March 14. This meeting--for men and their wives--is set for Fellowship Hall immediately after Mid-Week Worship.

NOTE: No childcare available; please make necessary arrangements in advance.
Lots of Fun!
The Riverbend youth's recent Coffeehouse & Game Night was a big hit, as these high school girls will attest in this photo made by Youth Director Aaron Johnsen

Wednesday, March 14

Please browse the table in the back hallway (near the church office) this Wednesday.  You might find something that belongs to you.  After March 14, the unclaimed items will be donated to Alpha Women's Center.
Skate Night

Preaching the Word

To hear Pastor Brian Shealy's message from Sunday (March 11), click on the title:

2 Timothy 2:15, 3:16-17, 4:1-4

Sarah's Circle  hosts a baby shower for Alpha Women's Center on Tuesday, March 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the home of Pat Massebeau (794 Timothy Street, Ormond).   

Please bring hors d'oeuvres or a dessert to share. Also, bring unwrapped baby items (clothing, baby food, formula, size 3-4 diapers) for the "Mommy Boutique" at the Center.

RSVP by contacting Pat (click  here  or call 673-9330) or Carole Edwards (click  here ).


Friday, March 16
6-10 p.m.
Youth Center

An end-of-week celebration for the sake of fellowship & fun ... Middle School students & leadership invited ... games, challenges, prizes ... free pizza, sodas, bottled water, dessert ... snack stand to be open (cash only)

'Cornerstone Radio' Presents ...



Planning Retreat

Riverbend's pastors pause for this photo as they were about to leave their 3-day, 2-night planning retreat last week at the Massebeau cabin near Keystone Heights. Brian Shealy (bottom center) shot the selfie that includes (clockwise) Michael Harsch, Rick Cobb, Jerry Schaeffer, Scott Menez and Jason Karr. 

The pastors say "thank you" to the Massebeaus for their generosity in providing the accommodations. 
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Sunday Schedule

Discipleship Training Program

March 18 -- Women, 5 p.m.
Mar. 25 -- Men, 6 p.m.
April 1 -- Easter (no DTP)
April 8 -- Women, 5 p.m.
  This 'n that

Riverbender Joni Boone has been elected alumni association president of the Conklin Center for the Blind. She is employed by Stonewood Grill.
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If you are interested in being a part of Riverbend's new Safety Team, plan to attend a pizza/salad gathering on Sunday, April 15, at 12:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  Details to come. 
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Sole-Savers (foot care) is ready to pamper your feet on Saturday, March 24. Stop by the Youth Center during 8:30-11:30 a.m. for a free pedicure, foot/calf massage, nails painted, blood pressure check, etc.
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Mark your calendar:   Nov. 9-11, 2018.  Those are the dates for the next Riverbend Family Conference, which will be held on the church campus. Bruce Ware, Professor of Christian Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., will be guest speaker.
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Joy BFG Luncheon  scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, has been cancelled.



Pulled pork sandwich ... BBQ chicken ... onion rings ... mac & cheese ... corn on the cob ... potato salad ... cornbread ... apple cake

ALSO:  Dinner salads (ordered a week in advance at register)

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

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 am
Sunday -- 'Call Upon His Name' Prayer Time, Room 187, 8:30-8:45 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  -- Be Renewed at WARM, Vince Carter Sanctuary (Bunnell), 6 pm 
Wednesday -- Truth & Grace Club (TAG), Children's Wing, 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

12 (Mon) -- Conservatory of Music begins spring semester
13 (Tue) -- Sarah's Circle 'Baby Shower,' Pat Massebeau home (794 Timothy St.), 5 pm
14 (Wed) -- Lost & Found tables in hallway near church office, before & after worship
14 (Wed) -- Leadership Development meeting, Fellowship Hall, 7:30 pm
16 (Fri) -- Middle School Friday Fellowship, Youth Center, 6-10 pm
17 (Sat) -- St. Patrick's Day   (pray for missionary Patti Parks in Ireland)
18 (Sun) -- Discipleship Training (DTP) for women, throughout campus, 5 pm
20-23 (Tue-Fri) -- Cornerstone Radio Sharathon
20-24 (Tue-Sat) -- Academy Field Trip to Washington, D.C.
20 (Tue) -- CrossRoads (Young Adults) meeting, Room 124, 7 pm
20 (Tue) -- HEAR (Home Educators): Literature Fair, Fellowship Hall, 7 pm
21 (Wed) -- Board of Directors, Library, 7:30 pm
23 (Fri) -- Stand in the Gap prayer time, Fellowship Hall, 4-6 pm
24 (Sat) -- Sole-Savers, Youth Center, 8:30-11:30 am
24 (Sat) -- Academy Legacy Dinner & Gala, Oceanside Country Club, 6 pm
25 (Sun) -- Palm Sunday ... Lord's Supper in Morning Worship, 10:30 am
25 (Sun) -- Sarah's Circle: Homebound Visitation, meet at church picnic tables, 2 pm
25 (Sun) -- Discipleship Training (DTP) for men, throughout campus, 6 pm




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Family Matters

Winton & Sarah Cox on their 54th wedding anniversary, March 14

Grayson David Brown, a son, was born today in Colorado to Josh & Victoria Brown

Bob Boggess, 85, a Riverbend member for 37 years, died March 9.  He was a professional photographer whose hometown was Calera, Ala.. He is survived by wife Evelyn, also a Riverbender. Arrangements are incomplete.

Stewardship Update
March 11, 2018
Regular Tithes/Offerings ... $21,794.70
 Academy/Preschool Reimbursement ... $4,600.00
Missions ... $335.00
Designated ... $250.00

2018 Totals
Weekly Budget Need ... $33,275.76
2018 Budget Need to Date ... $332,757.60
Total Tithes/Offerings/Reimbursement ... $289,959.97
+/- Budget (-12.9%) ... -$42,797.63
Missions (since 1/21/18) ... $28,436.12