MANY OF YOU have expressed excitement about the new church schedule that we have announced some time back—especially going to one service. I am excited about that, as well, because it will help unify our church as family.
As pastors of other churches have shared with your staff, it will help us feel more like one church and not two separate churches in the same facility.
Our staff has deliberated and discussed the schedule situation and share the anticipation of those who asked if we could start the new schedule sooner.
We have been making all the logistical plans for several weeks and believe we are ready for the change.
Originally, we scheduled the changes to be effective in August. But in light of our church family’s enthusiasm, we have agreed to move the Sunday schedule (going to one morning worship time and one Bible Fellowship Group time) forward two months—to June. The new schedule is posted in this issue.
Space for all on-campus BFGs to meet has been worked out. Plus, we will use overflow rooms to accommodate larger crowds for Morning Worship. In fact, when we have large numbers of guests (which has been frequent lately), please consider sitting in one of the overflow areas (Fellowship Hall and Choir Room). This will enable the guests to sit in the Worship Center and experience the real flavor of what Riverbend is all about. We want to avoid seating guests in the overflow rooms.
Throughout the summer, you will be hearing about other changes—both in our facilities and in ministries. We ask for your prayerful support that through it all God will be exalted.
Thanks again for your encouragement and your loyalty to our Lord and His church!