October 19, 2020
How You Can Help ...

  • Numerous activities are planned, and volunteers are needed for one-hour increments: 5-6 p.m., 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Sign-up in the Bible Hall or contact Lauren Harris (see below).

  • Some 32 two-person teams are needed to compete in the single-elimination Corn Hole Tournament. This is on a first-come basis, so grab a buddy and sign up quickly in the Bible Hall.

  • Invite your friends, family and neighbors ... open to guests ... post the event online.

More Info: Contact Lauren Harris at 305-318-9597 or click here.
Preaching the Word
Pastor Brian Giaquinto
To hear a sermon from the Riverbend pulpit, click on title:

Sunday, Oct. 18
Hebrews 6:13-20

Wednesday, Oct. 14
Exodus 22-23
Pastor Scott Menez
---- Live-Streamed ----
The 10:45 a.m. Sunday and 6:15 p.m. Wednesday worship services are
live-streamed via the church website (click here) and other social venues
Launching the Christmas season at Riverbend
—A tasty banquet prepared by Chef Gabriel & his kitchen team—
—An all-music program led by musician Todd Murray of Jupiter, Fla.—
'20,000th Toe' Award
One of Peggy Webb's toes has become a celebrated element in the 10-year annals of Riverbend's Sole-Savers foot care ministry.

Her name and that toe have been indelibly etched in those archives, which also include the name of Carole Edwards. Carole was the recipient several years ago of the 10,000th Toe Award.

Peggy (right photo) was presented a gift basket from Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory by John Griffin, co-leader of Sole-Savers with his wife Faye. (Photo by Teresa Villorente)
LEFT PHOTO: John & Faye present Riverbender Betty Bray with a gift basket in celebration of her 90th birthday.
An Interview
With Pastor Scott

Riverbend Teaching Pastor Scott Menez was interviewed for about 20 minutes recently by Keith Foskey, a Reformed "Calvinistic" pastor from Sovereign Grace Family Church in Jacksonville. That interview became part of Foskey's podcast, "Coffee with a Calvinist."

Listen as Scott explains his ministry story. Also, Pastor Keith fondly explains his connection with Riverbend through the ministry of former Pastor Roy Hargrave and the former Riverbend-based music group Kanon.

Scott and Keith met while attending the conference at Crosswalk Church in Daytona Beach.

To listen, click here.
'How To' Class

Sunday, Nov. 1

9 a.m. in Room 186

Led by Pastor Bobby Caliendo

Volunteers Needed

From Bonnie Harris
Of the WARM Ministry

WARM (Women Assisting Recovering Mothers), an outreach ministry of Riverbend, is a recovery/rehab program for our local community of women fighting the battle of addiction.

Our greatest need in restarting our visitation ministry on Monday, Nov. 2, is for Riverbend ladies to partner with us on Monday evenings at 6:15 at the Vince Carter Sanctuary in Bunnell. You can invest in kingdom work by showing compassion, kindness and encouragement—lending a listening ear or praying with/for the ladies.

We need you! If you have a gift to teach or a musical talent of guitar or keyboard, we can use you. We need volunteers (middle school-to-adult) to watch children and rock babies while their mothers are being taught from the Word of God.

This ministry is very flexible, as you can participate weekly or bi-monthly, as your schedule permits. Car-pooling makes this ministry so convenient.

Please pray about serving and how you can minister with us. To volunteer, contact: Kay Moody at (386) 383-3828 (click here) or Bonnie Harris at: (386) 589-3512 (click here). To assist with childcare, contact Jan Johnston at 386-295-6045 or click here.
Our Monday (6:15 p.m.) schedule:
  • Nov 2 … Teaching (Pastor Scott Menez)
  • Nov 9 ... Thanksgiving message
  • Nov 16 … Teaching
  • Nov. 23 … Off for Thanksgiving holiday
  • Nov 30 … Teaching 
  • Dec 7… Christmas Party & devotional 
  • Dec. 14 ... Christmas program (Pastor Scott Menez)
  • Dec. 21 & 28 … Off for Christmas holidays
  • Jan. 4 … Resume regular weekly schedule
'Introduction to Biblical Counseling'
Thirty-two auditors joined the 13 regular students at Riverbend's Christ Theological Seminary when that course kicked off last week. Professor Ernie Baker, one of the nation's top educators on Biblical counseling, is teaching that course.


'Marriage & Family Counseling'

Taught by Professor
Ernie Baker

Nov. 10 - Dec 10
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:00-9:45 p.m.
(no classes during
Thanksgiving week)

Audit fee: $50
Registration deadline: Sunday, Nov. 8 ... Call seminary office: 386-271-8766

Riverbenders Adam & Sheridan Trinque enjoy Fellowship Supper
with their six children last Wednesday evening in Fellowship Hall

MENU — Oct. 21

  • Country fried steak & gravy
  • Fried chicken
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Garlic butter vegetables
  • Salad bowls
  • Dinner rolls
  • Desserts
  • Drinks

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

NOTE: Menu is subject to change

Covid-19 guidelines in effect
  • Baby Dedication Orientation, for parents who will be having their children dedicated in November, is planned Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Academy Library (Room 128).

  • Hands of Grace pizza luncheon is scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.
Express your love and support for your pastors by dropping a note or card into the Pastor Appreciation box in the main lobby (near the church office)
Riverbend Academy is seeking a part-time Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 teacher's aide. If interested, please call Michelle Fleming in the Academy office: 386-615-0986.
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Pierce Landscape & Maintenance is searching for a full-time employee. Please call Alex Pierce at 386-864-0228.
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Part-Time Position at Alpha Thrift Store: applicant should be adept at sorting & pricing clothing items, able to lift 50 pounds, good at greeting/assisting customers, able to work cash register, do cleaning of store areas. $9-$10 per hour, based on experience. If interested, email resume: click here.
  • 9 a.m. — Morning Worship
  • 9 a.m. — Bible Fellowship Groups

  • 10:45 a.m. — Morning Worship
  • 10:45 a.m. — Bible Fellowship Groups

  • 4:30-6 p.m. — Fellowship Supper
  • 6:15 p.m. — Mid-Week Worship

Other Regular Weekly Activities
Sunday — Praise Team warm-up, Stage, 7:45 am
Sunday — Worship Choir warm-up, Risers, 8 am
Sunday — Worship Orchestra warm-up, Stage, 8:15 am
Sunday — Nursery (age 2-under), Children's Wing, 8:45 am
Monday — Men's Basketball, Worship Center, 6 pm
Wednesday — Youth Praise Team, Youth Center, 5 pm
Wednesday — Nursery (birth to pre-K), Children's Wing, 6 pm
Wednesday — 'One Voice' Kids Praise Club, Children's Wing, 6 pm
Wednesday — Youth 'Breakouts', Youth Center, 6:15 pm
Wednesday — Worship Choir rehearsal, Choir Room, 7:30 pm
Wednesday — Worship Orchestra rehearsal (Wednesday before playing), Stage, 7:45 pm

20 (Tue) — Hands of Grace luncheon, Fellowship Hall, 11:30 am
20 (Tue) — Crossroads, Fellowship Hall, 6:30 pm
23 (Fri) — Sarah's Circle: Pastor Appreciation Dinner, Giovanni home, 5:30 pm
25 (Sun) — Women's DTP, Fellowship Hall, 5 pm
25 (Sun) — Moms' Moments of Grace, Youth Center, 6 pm
25 (Sun) — In His Image, Choir Room, 6 pm
28 (Wed) — Baby Dedication Orientation, Academy Library, 7:30 pm
31 (Sat) — Riverbend Family Work Day, throughout campus, 8 am-noon
31 (Sat) — Spirited Saints BFG Party, Giovanni home, 5 pm

1 (Sun) — Daylight Saving Time ends, 2 am
1 (Sun) — Christmas Celebration tickets on sale, East Lobby, before & after worship
1 (Sun) — Membership Class, Fellowship Hall, 12:15 pm
2 (Mon) — WARM Bible Study resumes, Carter Sanctuary (Bunnell), 6:15 pm
3 (Tue) — Election Day
Connect with Riverbend thru These Links
The church office is regularly open Mon-Thu: 9 a.m - 4:30 p.m. ... Phone 386-672-1821