A Few Tickets Left (thru Wednesday)


"What difference does it make that the Holy Spirit has come?"

"How is the work of the Spirit different now than it was under the Old Covenant?"

"Why did Jesus have the Holy Spirit upon Him?"




Friday, Nov. 9
5:30 pm - Pizza/Salad Dinner
6:30 pm - Session 1

Saturday, Nov. 10
6:00 pm - Session 2
7:30 pm - Dessert Fellowship

Sunday, Nov. 11
9:00 am - Donuts/Coffee                    Fellowship
9:30 am - Session 3
10:30 am - Session 4
Dr. Bruce Ware
Professor of Theology
Southern Baptist Seminary

$15 per person
$30 per family (parents & ages          17-and-under)

Ticket includes ... 
1. Dr. Ware's book, The Man              Christ Jesus (one per family) 
2. Printed materials
3. Food/Snacks (all sessions)
4. Childcare (age 4-and-younger)

A few tickets left ...
Must purchase by this
Wednesday at Welcome Center

Two Major Topics at Members-Only Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 14 ... 6:15 p.m. ... at Riverbend

Please pick up a copy of the proposed 2019 church budget AND a copy of the proposed Bylaws being presented by the elders.  Copies are available for pick up--at the Welcome Center near the church office.  Both items will be presented for approval during the Nov. 14 gathering.

Christian Voter Guides

Riverbend Church is providing these links as a service because several people have requested them. This is not an all-inclusive list, just what was found on the internet. Others may also be available.

Florida Family Action ... click here.
American Family Association: iVoter Guide ... click here.

From Kim Cox
Leader of New Photography Ministry

Riverbend's new Photography Ministry needs your help.

We are looking for talented folks who can come up with a logo and a name for the photography ministry. So get ready to design, draw or doodle and pull out your most creative thoughts.
Two prizes will be awarded (Chick-fil-A gift cards), and the contest is open to all.

The deadline for entries will be Nov. 11.  Winners will be announced Nov 18.  Electronic submissions can be sent by clicking  here .

Forms are available at the Welcome Center for handwritten submissions.  Looking forward to your entries.


Don't Miss Riverbend's Launch of the Christmas Season!

Friday, Nov. 30 ... 5 p.m. ... Worship Center

This Christmas festivity features a full dinner, Christmas carols, door prizes, Christmas 
 mini-concert and a special Christmas message from Pastor Scott Menez

Tickets:  $8 for adults ... $5 for 12-under

Tickets on sale at the Welcome Center on Sundays & Wednesdays







Help Provide a WARM Christmas This Year

From Kim Bartlett 
of the Be Renewed at WARM Ministry

Christmas is coming!  Please join us at WARM (Women Assisting Recovering Mothers) as we prepare to share the joy of our Savior's birth with others in our community.  

Our first holiday event will be Monday, December 3, when we host a Christmas party with a video portraying the birth of Christ, a short devotion, and tote bags full of Christmas goodies.  There will be fellowship, punch, and cupcakes as the ladies unwrap their gifts and hear of the Good News!  

Kay Harsch December 10 will focus on the Christ child.  Kay Harsch (right) will set-up her awe-inspiring nativity and provide a Christmas message.  We also hope to talk with the ladies individually and have time for prayer. 
December 17, our final 2018 evening at WARM, will have Brian Giaquinto providing a unique Christmas message.  

Please consider attending, as Christmas affords more opportunities to share the Gospel. Our December attendance usually improves, so we need more volunteers for childcare.  There is also a need for people to offer the ladies some encouragement and love.  

We carpool to the location on Monday evenings and invite you to join us!  Please prayerfully consider helping to make December a month these ladies will remember.  

Also, to help the WARM ladies communicate with family and friends, we are collecting stationery note cards and postage stamps to include in our annual Christmas tote bags.  Please contribute to this venture by contacting  Bonnie Harris (589-3512), Kay Moody (383-3828),  Lisa Norton (852-8881), Jan Johnston (295-6045), Ester Lorenzana (237-1641), Alesha Richmond (547-6706) or Kim Bartlett (569-5816).

This is WARM's new ministry logo

Pastor Brian Shealy

Preaching the Word

To hear the latest sermon from the Riverbend's Sunday Morning Worship, click on the title:

Sunday, Nov. 4  (10:30 a.m.)
What to Do When You Are Lonely
Psalm 25



Country fried steak & white gravy ... chicken marsala ... mashed potatoes ... garlic butter vegetables ... lentils & sausage soup ... dinner rolls ... salad bar ... red velvet cake     (items subject to change)

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

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

GIFT CARDS:  $5 meal cards make nice gifts ... they are available at the cash register



Gabriel's Thanksgiving Feast

Oven-roasted turkey breast & gravy ... baked ham ... garlic mashed potatoes ... green bean casserole ... cornbread stuffing ... pineapple spoon bread ... sweet potato casserole ... cranberry sauce ... apple sauce ... rolls & butter ... pecan pie or apple pie

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

CTS Audit Deadline:

Old Testament Poetry , a survey of Job through Song of Solomon, is the next course available for audit at Riverbend's Christ Theological Seminary. Classes begin Nov. 13.  The $50 audit fee is due in the church office by Nov. 12.

The instructor:  Pastor Allen Cagle from Sunrise Community Church in Atlantic Beach, Fla.

For more info, contact Brian Shealy (Dean) by clicking here or Jerry Schaeffer (Registrar) by clicking here. Or, call the church office at 386-672-1821.

Amy Knaebel was the center of attention recently in the Riverbend Youth Center. The occasion: a special birthday tribute by the youth and their leaders. Kim Cox of the Photo Ministry just happened to be there to capture the moment.
This 'n that

Moms' Moments of Grace meets Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.
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Sarah's Circle meets for dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the home of Sherry Custureri: 5 Creek Branch Way, Ormond Beach. Bring a covered dish to share. RSVP: click here.
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Sole-Savers does its final foot care of 2018 on Saturday, Nov. 17. Bring your feet to the Youth Center during 8:30-11:30 a.m.  Your feet will love you for it.
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The church office & Riverbend Academy  will both be closed during Nov. 19-23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Riverbender Barb Coleman, a cancer survivor, will be walking in a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society next April 7 in New Smyrna Beach. To learn more about contributing to her effort, please click here.


Looking Ahead

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

Other Regular Weekly Activities
Sunday -- Riverbend Praise Team Warm-up, Worship Center, 8 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, Carter Sanctuary, Bunnell, 6 pm
Monday -- Men's Basketball, Worship Center, 6 pm  --  CANCELLED on Nov. 5
Wednesday -- Youth Praise Team Rehearsal, Youth Center, 4:30 pm
Wednesday -- Cornerstone Choir rehearsal, Choir Room, 5:15 pm
Wednesday -- Children's Choir rehearsals, Children's Wing, 6:15 pm
Wednesday  -- Youth Breakouts, Youth Center, 6:15 pm
Wednesday -- Worship Choir rehearsal, Choir Room, 7:30 pm -- CANCELLED on Nov. 14
Wednesday -- Worship Orchestra rehearsal, Stage, 7:30 pm -- CANCELLED on Nov. 14
Thursday -- Morning Worship, Avante Nursing Home, 10 am

6 (Tue) -- Election Day
6 (Tue) -- Moms' Moments of Grace, Fellowship Hall, 10 am
7 (Wed) -- Thanksgiving Basket food collection, main church entrances
7 (Wed) -- Christmas Party (Nov. 30) tickets on sale, Welcome Center, 7:30 pm
7 (Wed) -- Baby Dedication Orientation, Academy Library (Room 128), 7:30 pm
7 (Wed) -- Deacons, Room 182, 7:30 pm
8 (Thu) -- Seminary Module 3 ends, Room 185, 6 pm
9 (Fri) -- Riverbend Bible Conference: Pizza & Salad, 5:30 pm; Session 1, 6:30 pm
10 (Sat) -- Riverbend Bible Conference: Session 2, 6 pm; Dessert Fellowship, 7:30 pm
11 (Sun) -- Veterans Day
11 (Sun) -- Riverbend Bible Conference: Donuts, 9 am; Sessions 3 & 4, 9:20 & 10:30 am
11 (Sun) -- Christmas Party (Nov. 30) tickets on sale, Welcome Center, noon
12 Mon) -- Conservatory of Music Fall Recital #1, Choir Room, 6:30 pm
13 (Tue) -- Joy BFG Luncheon, Fellowship Hall, 11:30 am
13 (Tue) -- Sarah's Circle, Sherry Custureri home (5 Creek Branch Way, Ormond), 5:30 pm
13 (Tue) -- Seminary Module 4 begins, Room 185, 6 pm
14 (Wed) -- Family Meeting (Riverbend members-only), Worship Center, 6:15 pm
14 (Wed) -- Christmas Party (Nov. 30) tickets on sale, Welcome Center, 7:30 pm
15 (Thu) -- Academy Kindergarten: Celebrate America!, Fellowship Hall, 12:30 pm
15 (Thu) -- Conservatory of Music Fall Recital #2, Choir Room, 6:30 pm
17 (Sat) -- Sole-Savers, Youth Center, 8:30-11:30 am
18 (Sun) -- Baby Dedication Ceremony, during Morning Worship
18 (Sun) -- Christmas Party (Nov. 30) tickets on sale, Welcome Center, noon
18 (Sun) -- Discipleship Training Program (DTP), throughout campus, 5 pm

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