All adult/youth Bible Fellowship Groups return to their respective classrooms this Sunday, Feb. 18, at 9 a.m.

Please take time in your BFG to pray for the global missionaries that we support, especially those who were present with us the last few weeks.

This Wednesday, February 14
Say something special ... do something special ... for those special to you


Riverbend's new Security Team is looking for a workable electric golf cart to be used for security during Worship Services.  

If you have one or know of one, please contact Pastor Rick Cobb (672-1821).
Gifts Distributed
Smiles ... As Riverbend Gifts Distributed
Missionary Nilo Sanchez sends this photo of children with their bags of gifts that Riverbend members so graciously sent to the Philippines a couple months ago. Some 150 kids already benefitted and some of the distribution--to outlying villages--is still under way. "These kids, and their parents, were so excited at what your church sent," Nilo said. "One little girl asked her mom if the gifts could sleep with her."
Academy Crest

Legacy Dinner
& Gala

Saturday, March 24
6 p.m.

Please consider attending Riverbend Academy's annual fund-raiser at Oceanside Country Club in Ormond Beach.

The evening, sponsored by Patti McKinley & Realty Pros, includes dinner with live and silent auction items.

Tickets are on sale ($50) in the school office (8 a.m.- 6 p.m, Monday-Friday). They will also be  available Feb. 18 (Sunday) and Feb. 21 (Wednesday) at the Bookcart. 

Funds raised will be used for scholarships and upgrading the school's technology.  Academy officials are currently seeking sponsors and donations of items or services to be auctioned.   Please call Melissa Simons (386-451-7520) for more info.
Pastor Scott Menez
the Word

To hear a sermon, click the title

The Climax of God's Perfect Creation (Part 2)
Genesis 1:24-31

 Acts 2:42-49
Missionary Didier Mukotshi

A 'Royal' Visit
From the Queen

The Kindergarten class at Riverbend Academy enjoyed an afternoon visit last week from the Queen.

She (Mary Meridith) is pictured here reading a story about a girl who went to tea with the queen.

Before the story time, the class enjoyed tea and "biscuits" with Her Majesty.

Easter Events at Riverbend

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

March 30 (Good Friday)
*** Evening Worship ***
 Riverbend Worship Center, 6:30 p.m.
No childcare ... kids welcome in Worship

April 1 (Easter Sunday)
*** Beach Sunrise Service ***
 Tom Renick Park in Ormond-by-the-Sea, 7 a.m.
 1565 Ocean Shore Blvd (A1A, 3.7 miles north of Granada Blvd)
Plenty of parking ... bring a lawn chair ... restrooms available ... no childcare

*** Resurrection Celebration ***
 Riverbend Worship Center, 10:30 a.m.
Childcare: age 4-and-under ... No Bible Fellowship Groups ... No Children's Church

  This 'n that

Men who believe God is leading them toward eldership or the diaconate at Riverbend should plan to attend the Leadership Development gathering  on Wednesday, March 14. This meeting, also open to wives, is set for Fellowship Hall immediately after 6:15 p.m. Mid-Week Worship.
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Riverbend Academy Night during Mid-Week Worship has been moved to Wednesday, Feb. 21.
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Sole-Savers (foot care) is scheduled Saturday, Feb. 24.  Give your feet a treat during 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the Youth Center.
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Joy BFG's monthly luncheon is Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Fellowship Supper

Chicken marsala ... meatballs with marinara ... roasted vegetables ... spaghetti ... shrimp bisque ... dinner rolls ... salad bar ... Italian creme cake      (items subject to change)

ALSO: Chicken dinner salad  (ordered a week in advance at register)

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


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Sunday Schedule

Discipleship Training Program

Feb. 18 -- Women, 5 p.m.
Feb. 25 -- Men, 6 p.m
March 4 -- Women, 5  p.m.
March 11 -- Men, 6 p.m.

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  -- Nursery opens (birth to pre-K); Children's Wing, 8:45 am
Sunday -- Prayer time, Room 187, 8:30-8:45 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

13 (Tue) -- Joy BFG Luncheon, Fellowship Hall, 11:30 am
14 (Wed) -- Valentine's Day
14 (Wed) -- HEAR (Home Educators at Riverbend): Valentine's Day Party, off-campus, 10 am
14 (Wed) -- Deacons meeting, Library (Room 128), 7:30 pm
18 (Sun) -- Adult/Youth BFGs return to regular classrooms, 9 am
18 (Sun) -- Daytona 500 auto race, Daytona International Speedway, 2:30 pm
18 (Sun) -- Discipleship Training (DTP) for women, throughout campus, 5 pm
21 (Wed) -- Academy Night at Mid-Week Worship, Worship Center, 6:15 pm
23 (Fri) -- Stand in the Gap prayer time, Fellowship Hall, 4-6 pm
24 (Sat) -- Soul-Savers (foot care), Youth Center, 8:30-11:30 am
25 (Sun) -- Lord's Supper, during Morning Worship, 10:30 am
25 (Sun) -- Discipleship Training (DTP) for men, throughout campus, 6 pm
27 (Tue) --- Hands of Grace Lunch, Fellowship Hall, 11:30 am


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Family Matters

Geraldine "Gerry" Harbuck, 86, a Riverbend member since 1991, died Feb. 6. She was born in Florida and served several years as a loan officer for Barnett Bank and who had a passion for the Lord and for cross-stitching.  Among her survivors are Riverbenders Bill (her husband of 53 years), Tim (son) & Lynn and their family. 

Sylvia Boyett & Family on the loss of her cousin (also Donna Karr's cousin)

Stewardship Update
February 11, 2018
Regular Tithes/Offerings ... $37,600.29
 Academy/Preschool Reimbursement ... $4,600.00
Missions ... $13,748.02
Designated ... $3,315.00

2018 Totals
Weekly Budget Need ... $33,275.76
2018 Budget Need to Date ... $199,654.56
Total Tithes/Offerings/Reimbursement ... $175,175.45
+/- Budget (-12.26%) ... -$ 24,479.11
Missions (since 1/21/18) ... $15,840.12