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Welcome to Riverbend Community Church
New Schedule Starts Sunday, June 2, 2013
We are bringing our church together for one worship service on Sunday mornings. It has long been our desire to do so and we are excited that we were able to get this accomplished.
The New Schedule for Sunday Mornings Will Be:
Bible Fellowship Groups: 9:00a.m. – 10:10a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship: 10:30a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Thanks for stopping by the Riverbend website. We hope you'll enjoy the experience and discover something special that is meaningful to your life. A lot of folks hear about us and ask what type of church we are. In a nutshell, we are a Bible-based congregation of baptized believers who adhere solidly to the sovereignty of God in all things, which includes salvation.
Denominationally, we are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. We teach and preach what some people call the "Doctrines of Grace" because these doctrines are purely biblical and because they form the solidarity on which the Southern Baptist founders based their convictions. In short, we are a Reformed Southern Baptist Church.
Please continue to browse our website ... see what we're all about. If you live in our geograpical area (East Central Florida), we encourage and welcome you to visit with us personally—either during one of our worship times or during the week.
Above all, we desire and pray that you will consider your all-important relationship with the Lord. And we encourage you to click on The Gospel Truth portion of our website to confirm that your relationship with Him is bibical.
May God bless you.
Dr. R.A. Hargrave
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Free Auto Safety Inspections
All Riverbenders are encouraged to stop by the church parking lot on Saturday and have your vehicle(s) safety-inspected by the men of Riverbend. They will check your tires (adding air as needed), check all your fluid levels (replenishing as needed), check your belts, hoses, lights, etc. Plus, they will pray with you, if you desire.
It happens during 9 a.m.-noon. See you there.
Mark Your Calendar
Riverbend moves to one Sunday worship service (10:30 a.m.), beginning Aug. 4 ... All Bible Fellowship Groups will meet at 9 a.m., beginning Aug. 18 (Promotion Day) ... Make notes on your calendar:
July 1-Aug 15 ... Fellowship Suppers cancelled (kitchen closed).
Aug 4 (Sun) ... New Worship Schedule begins: one service only -- 10:30 a.m.
Aug 4 (Sun) & Aug 11 (Sun) ... Bible Fellowship Groups do NOT meet during the first two Sundays of August.
Aug 18 (Sun) ... Promotion Day ... All Bible Fellowship Groups begin meeting at 9 a.m.
Aug 21 (Wed) ... Fellowship Suppers resume: 4:15-6 p .m.
Youth Need Your Assistance
Give Your Feet a Treat
Expectant mothers, adults 55-up and special ed students may give your feet a treat at the monthly Sole-Savers event. It happens usually on the third Saturday of each month at 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the Riverbend Youth Center. Included in the half-hour experience is a pedicure, a foot and calf massage and a blood pressure check. Sole-Saver dates for the next few months include May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17.
Need a ‘Helping Hand?’
Are You Enrolled?
Fellowship Supper each Wednesday (4:15-6 p.m.) in Fellowship Hall includes two entrees, plus vegetables, salad, dessert and drinks. It also contains a special kids menu. Prices of the meals: Under 4 & over 90, free ... ages 4-12, $4 ... all others, $5 ... family rate, $20.
Personal Prayer Time
The regular Friday prayer ministry, known as "Stand in the Gap," is available during 3-7 p.m. This is the come-and-go-as-you-please intercession time, is usually in the Worship Center. You may pray as a family, as a couple, as a small group or alone. This is a great time for intercession and personal worship ... Two corporate prayer opportunities are available: "Bless This House" on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. in Room 128; "Pastors Prayer Partners" on Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. in Room 187.
Considering Membership at Riverbend?
Discovering Riverbend is the starting point of your Riverbend journey. It is the foundational tool that helps you determine whether Riverbend should be your church home. Many decide to pursue membership after attending this most informative seminar. Others who attend decide this church is not for them.
The major topics covered during the nine-week seminar include:
- Why Church Membership?
- A Biblical Foundation
- What Is the Gospel?
- Growing in Grace ... Sanctification
- God's Will / Forgiving Others
- True Worship
- Authority / Submission / Rebellion
- Church Discipline
- The Sovereignty of God
Discovering Riverbend meets each Sunday morning at 9 a.m. on the church campus. You don't need to enroll in advance; just show up! The class, which concludes about 10:15, meets in Room 182.Here are instructions to enable you to activate your account through www.RiverbendChurch.com:1. Click the “Member Login” button above to connect to Access ACS, the system through which this convenience is provided. This takes you to a secure site. The Access ACS “Sign In” screen appears.2. When signing in for the first time, under the blue box on your screen, locate “Need a login?” and click on “Click here” beside it.3. On the “Account Sign Up” box, enter your e-mail address and first and last names. The suffix field is optional.4. Click the “Find Me” button. NOTE: Your first name, last name and e-mail address MUST match with the database in the church office, or an account cannot be established. If you do not have an e-mail address on file in the office, you will not be able to proceed. If this is the case, please e-mail this address to: natalie @ riverbendchurch . com.5. If your e-mail address is in the church’s database, you will receive a return e-mail congratulating you on establishing a member account. (If you do not receive this notice within a few minutes, check your junk/spam folder to see if it was sent there.) The message you receive will contain your user name and password for logging in to Access ACS the first time. Once you receive that e-mail, click the prompt within it to return to the “Member Login” button on the church website.6. Enter into the provided fields the user name and password sent to you.7. The system requires you to change your password with the first successful login. Enter a password of your choice. Your new password must be in the “green” safe zone to be accepted by the system.8. Final Step: You must call the church office (672-1821) to be database-upgraded to “Church Member” status so you can access the other conveniences (online directory, ministry interests, etc.), which are available to members only.9. Questions, Problems?: Please call the office (672-1821) on Wednesday or Thursday (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) of any week.