September 14, 2020

This Friday, Sept 18

6 - 11 pm
at Riverbend

$5 to sign-up
[See Youth Director Aaron Johnsen]

Dinner provided
Bible study, fellowship
large group games & more

High School & Middle School invited

9:00 a.m.
10:45 a.m.

6:15 p.m.


Bible Fellowship Groups (Sundays) — 9:00 a.m.
  • Children (Nursery thru Grade 5) ... Kingdom Corner Wing
  • Youth (Grades 6-12) ... Youth Center ... Led by Aaron Johnsen 
  • Growing in Christ ... Room 186 ... Led by Pastor Bobby Caliendo
  • Covenant Life (20s - 40s) ... Room 130A ... Led by Josh Brown
  • Gospel Life (40s - 50s) ... Room 130C ... Led by Pastor Jason Karr
  • Faith-Full (Special Ed) ... Room 187 ... Led by Anand Ramsaran
  • Sovereign Grace (60-up) ... Room 185 ... Led by Pastor John Griffin
  • Spirited Saints (60-up) ... Room 184 ... Led by Pastor Gary Giovanni

Bible Fellowship Groups (Sundays) — 10:45 a.m.
  • Children (Nursery thru Grade 5) ... Kingdom Corner Wing
  • CrossRoads Young Adults (18-29) ... Youth Center ... by Heyward Evans
  • Gospel Life (30s - 50s) ... Room 185 ... Led by Pastor Brian Giaquinto
  • Joy (Senior Ladies) ... Room 182 ... Led by Donna Ruttan
  • Grace Abounding (60-up) ... Room 184 ... Led by Pastor Rick Cobb
  • Sojourners (60-up) ... Room 186 ... Led by Pastor Jerry Schaeffer
Middle School & High School
Wednesdays at 5:30-6 p.m. in the Choir Room (#124)
Director: Andrea Giaquinto

Preaching the Word

To hear a sermon from Teaching Pastor Scott Menez, click on the title

Sunday, Sept. 13
Mark 15:16-25

Wednesday, Sept. 9
Exodus 20:15-17
---- 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
What is Moms’ Moments of Grace?
Moms’ Moments of Grace is a women’s Bible study designed to encourage young moms and moms-to-be to focus on the Gospel and grow in their love for Christ as they love their husbands and children through the principles and structure of Titus 2:4-7-- Older women teaching younger women---“…so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.” Small group discussions and prayer time will be the format this year.

Who can come?
Women who have children under the age of 18 and moms-to-be.

When / Where?
Moms’ Moments of Grace will meet once a month on Sunday nights, starting Sept. 27 from 6:30-8 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Riverbend Community Church.
Do I need to do anything for this study?
Yes!  We will be going through the book, Risen Motherhood – Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments by Emily Jensen & Laura Wifler. So please purchase this book, as we will be discussing the first 3 chapters on Sept. 27. 
Is childcare provided?
No. We have designed this study at this particular time (Sunday night) so that moms will be able to leave their children with dads or plan for alternative childcare.

2020/2021 Dates (All dates are Sunday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m.)
Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 20, Jan. 24, Feb. 21, March 21, April 25, May 23
Questions?  Call/text Gina Menez: 530-355-9706 ...
Sept. 23

Big Red Bus

1-6 p.m.

Front Lawn
at Riverbend

Come Grow With Us! 

“Going through DTP has allowed me to more clearly see and treasure my Savior.” ­ —Sarah Bulger

What is DTP? 
DTP stands for Discipleship Training Program. It is a life-changing discipleship opportunity designed to equip women with a deep knowledge of the person and work of Jesus Christ, a love for and focus on the Gospel, and the ability to disciple and nurture others in the faith.

Who can come?
Women who regularly attend Riverbend and are willing to make a commitment of time and effort to do weekly reading, homework and Scripture memory. While not mandatory, it is recommended that a person has completed either Growing in Christ class, Partners, or a Fundamentals of the Faith workbook.

When / Where?
DTP will meet every other Sunday night, starting Sept. 27, from 5-8 p.m. at Riverbend. The course will meet through the fall and winter months, taking a break for the holidays, then finishing up in April.

What else do I need to know?
DTP is not merely a class, although there is a definite focus on the teaching of the Scriptures in each session and in homework. It is also a wonderful opportunity to learn to apply these BIblical truths as you connect with other women at Riverbend. Small group interaction, discussion and prayer time each week have helped to form many deep and lasting friendships among our ladies over the last three years of Women’s DTP.

DTP 2020-2021 Schedule: (All dates are Sunday evenings from 5-8 p.m.)
  • Unit 1 (2020): Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 22, Dec. 6, Dec. 20
  • Unit 2 (2021): Jan. 10, Jan. 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 21, Mar. 7, Mar. 21, Apr. 11 
  • Banquet: Apr. 18

Cost: $20 for DTP Notebook

Register: In the East Lobby (formerly the Bookcart area) on Wednesdays & Sundays, Sept. 9-23.

Contact Myra Shealy (Teacher): (813) 708-3253 ...


This Saturday, Sept. 19

Youth Center - 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Give your feet a treat at this unique foot-care experience.

Get a free pedicure and foot/calf massage, just as Linda Shealy (left) did last month. She had the blessing of being pampered by her grand-daughter, Sole-Savers specialist and newly-wed Lindsay (Shealy) Hart.
  • Youth Fall Kickoff, featuring dinner, Bible Study, fellowship and games, is planned on the church campus Friday, Sept. 18, at 6-11 p.m.

  • Sole-Savers, where you can give your feet a treat, is Saturday, Sept. 19. Stop by the Youth Center during 8:30-11:30 a.m. for a free pedicure.

  • Sarah's Circle's next meeting will include a "brown bag supper" on Tuesday, Sept. 22. It will be at 5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. RSVP: Carole Edwards (453-990 or click here).

  • Visit the Big Red Bus and donate during Riverbend's Blood Drive on Wednesday, Sept. 23: Front lawn during 1-6 p.m.

  • Women's DTP (Discipleship Training Program) begins Sunday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. It will continue every-other Sunday evening for 14 weeks, with a break during the holidays. Register ($20 for notebook & materials) on Sundays and Wednesdays before the first meeting.

  • Moms' Moments of Grace, for women with children under 18 and for moms-to-be, begins Sunday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

  • Church-wide Work Days, beautifying the Riverbend campus, are scheduled two Saturdays—Oct. 3 and Oct. 31 during 8 a.m.-noon.

  • Drop-in Baby Shower (10 a.m.-noon) for Abby Carey is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Whiting residence, 187 Cloverdale Court (Tymber Creek), Ormond. Abby & husband Carey are registered at Buy, Buy, Baby and Target.

  • Fall Fellowship, a church-wide event, is planned Sunday, Nov. 15, at 5-8 pm. on the church campus. It will include inflatables, competitions, the Gospel and food. Fall Fellowship replaces Riverbend's cancelled Oct. 31 fall festival.
For more info, contact Rick Cobb, Pastor of Worship & Facilities
Call 386-672-1821 or click here

Use these "invitation cards," complete with the new worship times, to invite family, friends, co-workers and fellow students to Riverbend.

Pick up a few cards in the Main Lobby or in the church office.
Riverbend Missions Support

Alpha Women's Center, Palm Coast
Paul & Ginny Anthes, Compassion for the Congo (California)
Amiel & Sarah Ayon, The Philippines
Carlos & Magali Calderon, El Salvador
Christ Theological Seminary (at Riverbend)
Hoor Church, Egypt
Tan & Kaarin Molina, Spain
Carlos & Lori Montoya (MEDA Seminary), Honduras
Didier & Annie Mukotshi, Compassion for the Congo
Patti Parks, Ireland
Riverbend Academy
Melvin & Alejandra Romero, Honduras
Nilo & Feley Sanchez, The Philippines
Hernan & Gabriela Sierra, Honduras
Kyle & Della Stringer, North Africa
Edier Urbina & Francisco Bustos, Costa Rica
WARM (Women Assisting Recovering Mothers), Bunnell

MENU — Sep. 16

  • Cheeseburger
  • French fries
  • Desserts
  • Drinks

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

NOTE: Menu is subject to change

Chef Gabriel says Covid-19 guidelines for eating establishments are in effect
Lost & Found items, especially Bibles and coffee cups, need to be claimed by Sept. 20 (this Sunday). After that date, those items will be donated. If you have lost something, go to Lost & Found (near the Main Lobby) to claim your item.
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House Cleaning / Caregiver — If you or a loved one are in need of an experienced housekeeper or care-giver, contact Candace Davis: call/text 386-334-6890 or email by clicking here.
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  • 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 — 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

16 (Wed) — Women's DTP Registration, East Lobby, 6 pm & 7:30 pm
18 (Fri) — Youth Fall Kickoff, Youth Center, 6-11 pm
19 (Sat) — Sole-Savers (foot care), Youth Center, 8:30-11:30 am
20 (Sun) — Women's DTP Registration, East Lobby, 8:45 am-12:30 pm
20 (Sun) — New Member Welcome, during Morning Worship (both services)
22 (Tue) — Sarah's Circle, Fellowship Hall, 5:30 pm
22 (Tue) — CrossRoads Young Adults, Worship Center, 6:30 pm
23 (Wed) — Blood Drive, Front Lawn, 1-6 pm
23 (Wed) — Women's DTP Registration, East Lobby, 6 pm & 7:30 pm
27 (Sun) — Women's DTP #1, Room 186, 5 pm
27 (Sun) — Moms' Moments of Grace, Fellowship Hall, 6:30 pm
29 (Tue) — Hands of Grace lunch, Fellowship Hall, 11:30 am
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