Sunday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m.
Riverbend Worship Center

18 acts on the program
 Singers ... freestyle jump rope ... harmonica ... spoken word ... 
 juggler ... baton-twirler ... drummer ... ballet ... animal facts ... 
Scripture reading ... etc



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Pastor Michael
This Wednesday, July 11
During & After 6:15 p.m. Mid-Week Worship
Plan to join fellow Riverbenders in a salute to Pastor Michael & Summer Harsch and their family. Pastor Michael has accepted a pastoral staff position with Lakewood Ranch Baptist Church in Sarasota, with his duties beginning in early August.


Hey, Riverbenders!

Plan to be involved!

Bring supplies (from the list below) to the church on Sunday, July 29
Leave them on the tables in the hallway near the church office.

Backpacks ... folders/binders ... scissors (rounded) ... pencils (standard & large) ... blue, red or black pens ... pencil boxes or cases ... erasers ... crayons ... washable markers ... spiral notebooks ... notebook paper ... glue sticks ... tissues ... rulers ... highlighters ... etc

More info:  Contact Bobby Caliendo (click here  or call 672-1821)

If you are not a registered voter in Florida, you may register by picking up a form at the Welcome Center (near the church office). Merely complete the form and mail it to the designated address on back.  Do so by July 30 so you will be eligible to vote in the 2018 Florida Primary Election on Aug. 28.
Jim Learn (right) & Troy Dittman put together book shelves (above) and install them (below) in the new CTS Roy Hargrave Library at the church

CTS Orientation

All applicants who have been approved for admission to Christ Theological Seminary should put Tuesday, July 31, on your calendar.

Orientation for students and their spouses is planned for 6 p.m. in Room 185 at Riverbend. Those who will be auditing the  Hermeneutics 1 course should also attend.

All fees and tuition should be paid by July 31, and they MUST be paid before the first class date.

Class schedule for Module 1:  Beginning Greek 1   (for degree students only)--meets four consecutive Saturdays, beginning Aug. 4 (7-10:45 a.m.) ...  Hermeneutics 1   (for degree & audit students)--meets four consecutive Tuesday & Thursday nights, beginning Aug. 7 (6-9:45 p.m.).
CTS - gold

  More Information:
  • Visit the CTS website ... click here.
  • Pick up a CTS pamphlet, course catalog and application packet at the Welcome Center or church office.
  • Call CTS officials (386-672-1821): Brian Shealy (Dean) or Jerry Schaeffer (Registrar).

Pat Schaeffer and John Griffin prepare popcorn for the 111 Riverbenders and guests who attended the free showing of the movie, I Can Only Imagine, yesterday in the Worship Center ... Thanks to the Persevering Saints (senior adults) for sponsoring this event for the entire church.

Preaching the Word

To listen to last Sunday's Riverbend sermon by Pastor Jason Karr, click on the title.

SUNDAY (10:30 a.m.)
Genesis 22:1-19

Mark  Your

Sept. 5

Be praying about this new monthly discipleship and fellowship venture for Riverbend ... More details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Community Group Leadership Training   (Session 3 of 4) is planned Wednesday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Choir Room.

This 'n that

Memorial service for Greg Taylor is this Thursday (July 12) at Riverbend: family visitation at 10 a.m. and service at 10:30, followed by graveside at Volusia Memorial ... Memorial service for Larry Huguenin is this Saturday (July 14) at Riverbend: 11 a.m., with reception afterward in Fellowship Hall. Visitation is earlier--at 10 a.m. at Haigh-Black Funeral Home in Ormond Beach.
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If you are interested in helping provide a scholarship one of the youth headed to Riverbend's Summer Camp during July 22-29, please contact Youth Director Aaron Johnsen by clicking here.
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You (high school and all adults) are invited to sing in the Summer Worship Choir. Simply be on the risers at 8:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings for a brief rehearsal. Head to BFG before 9 a.m., then return for leading the congregation in Worship.
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Sarah's Circle meets Tuesday, July 17, at the Greektown Taverna (150 North Nova Road, Ormond). All who can attend the 5:30 p.m. event should RSVP to Carole Edwards at 453-5990 (or click here). 
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Covenant Life Bible Fellowship Group will be starting a series on Philippians, "The Epistle of Joy" next Sunday during the 9 a.m. BFG time.
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Riverbenders John and Barb Coleman have accompanied their son Robb on a South American mission trip to Colombia. Robb is teaching theology in a seminary, and Barb is teaching Conversational English this week.


Looking Ahead

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

Other Regular Weekly Activities
Sunday -- Riverbend Praise Team Warm-up, Worship Center, 8 am
Sunday -- Riverbend Summer Worship Choir Rehearsal, Worship Center, 8:15 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  -- Youth: Family Group 'Breakouts,' Youth Center, 6:15 pm
Thursday -- Morning Worship, Avante Nursing Home, 10 am

11 (Wed) -- Reception for Harsch Family, Fellowship Hall, 7:15 pm
13 (Fri) -- Registration deadline: Christ Theological Seminary
14 (Sat) -- Registration deadline: 'Give Me the Rock' Children's Basketball Camp
15 (Sun) -- Riverbend's Got Talent (variety show), Worship Center, 6:30 pm
16 (Mon) -- Final Twelve-2 Bible Study, Youth Center, 10 am
17 (Tue) -- Sarah's Circle, Greektown Restaurant (150 North Nova, Ormond), 5:30 pm
18 (Wed) -- Community Group Leadership Training, Choir Room, 7:30 pm
18 (Wed) -- Board of Directors, Academy Library, 7:30 pm
19 (Thu) -- 'Give Me the Rock' Basketball Camp, Worship Center, 5:30-8:30 pm
20 (Fri) -- 'Give Me the Rock' Basketball Camp, Worship Center, 5:30-8:30 pm
21 (Sat) -- 'Give Me the Rock' Basketball Camp, Worship Center, 10 am-2 pm
22-27 (Sun-Fri) -- 18th Annual Riverbend Summer Camp,  Black Mountain, N.C.

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