Greetings Church Family,

What a tremendous time we had last week on Thursday and Sunday celebrating our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is risen indeed!

This week we move back to our regular digital schedule including... (1) Sunday Morning Prayer and Proclamation Worship Broadcast (2) Sunday School (3) Mid-Week Prayer and Bible Study (4) Kid’s Talk Weekly Zoom gathering and (5) Adult Choir Prayer Gathering.

Sunday, we conclude our study of the Gospel of John with a look at The Test of Love found in John 21. What a tremendous journey this has been. To build on the things we have learned thus far, I will be leading a new study from 1 John beginning Wednesday, May 6, and running through our time together this summer.

Some have asked, where will we go following our study of the Gospel of John? Beginning Sunday, April 26, we begin a new study exploring the book of Philippians. This little epistle was written by the Apostle Paul to thank the Christians at Philippi for the gift they had sent him and to strengthen these believers by showing them that true joy comes from Jesus alone. The big themes of our study will be humility, self-sacrifice, unity, Christian living and joy.

As you know, we tentatively have our next target for gathering together on Sunday, May 3 . The Church Council will gather digitally this Sunday, April 19, to assess current information and determine if the date is still viable. Please keep our leadership in your daily prayers around these important decisions.

Sincere thanks for your ministry to one another as well as our community at large during this unprecedented season of shelter in place. Thanks also for your financial contributions to the General Budget, Mission Fund and Debt Freedom Fund.

As you are reading today’s article, I am celebrating my first-year anniversary as your Senior Pastor (April 15). Over this past year God has richly blessed our ministry together, and for that I am sincerely and humbly grateful. I love you deeply church family. Please continue to pray daily for Melinda and me. Know that we are tremendously thankful that we are family and that we are in this thing together.

Peace, Hope, Love, Joy and Jesus to all!
Senior Pastor, Riverchase Baptist Church
RBC Current Schedule of Events
RBC is offering several ways to connect with your RBC Family!
(Click the calendar icon for the church calendar.)
Sunday Mornings:
8:30am Choir via Zoom led by Murphy Maddox. Contact Murphy to be invited as choir members gather to pray and encourage one another.
9am — Adult Sunday School via Zoom Meetings led by Chase McLain & Carol Causey: Contact Chase McLain to be invited to join other RBC Adults in continuing the study of Romans.
10:30am — Guided Prayer & Worship: Join us via RBC’s FaceBook page for a Live stream or click this link to our website’s Watch page .
Tuesday Mornings:
10am Join us via Zoom for prayer for our community and the world.
Wednesday Evenings:
6pm — On Wednesdays we are continuing Gospel Foundations via Zoom. Contact Chase to receive the meeting invitation.
Saturday Mornings:
10am — Children’s Talk: If you’d like to join our short talk, follow this Zoom link and contact Claudia Johnson with any questions.
April Quarterly Business Meeting
Due to shelter at home restrictions, the April Business Meeting has been canceled. Our next Business Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 29. First quarter financial documents will be sent via email to all RBC members later this month.
Graduates?
If you are the parent of a Spring 2020 graduate (HS or College) please contact Chase and let him know (please include the school and any future plans the student has). We are formulating a plan to recognize these students whether we are able to physically gather or not! 
Thank you!
For this weeks prayer points, click above.
Each week over the last several years, faithful servants in our church have gathered for prayer in the RBC prayer room on Tuesdays at 10am. During this time when we are unable to gather in the building, we would like to continue this weekly prayer time via zoom.
  • Each Tuesday prayer meeting will contain guided prayer points for our church, community, and world.
  • If you would like to join us for a time of prayer, the meeting information is listed below.
  • Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 760 474 274
  • Questions? Chase McLain