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River News

Where is My Freedom?

I have always loved the story of William Wallace. Well, to be completely honest, I really loved it after watching Braveheart. Up until then, I was never aware of his story. Here was a man who was not willing to allow his land to fall under the rule of a foreign government, so he gathered 30…

The Power to Go

One of the most famous passages in all of the Bible is Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” This has always been a verse that…

Open the Eyes of My Heart

In June, my daughter Eliza and I will be traveling to Guatemala for our third short-term mission trip with Faith In Action, a ministry we support at The River Church. People often tell us how amazing they think we are to go on these trips and even say, “I don’t think I could handle that.”…

How to Make Everyday Better

Are your days filled with things you need to get done? Recently, I have incorporated a new practice in my daily life that has reframed each day and made it better than it would have been otherwise. I’m not about to suggest some time management hack or panacea that will eliminate all of the daily…

Tackling Tough Conversations

When I was 11 years old, I was getting off of the school bus from an overnight trip at Camp Tecumseh in Indiana. My entire fifth-grade class had been on an overnight trip, hiking, canoeing, and learning outdoor survival skills. It was an amazing trip. But when I got off the bus, my mom didn’t…

Serving The Chosen

For many years now, The River Church has supported Serve City once a month with meals. We asked Teresa Brand, who has been in their ministry, called The Chosen, to tell us more about it. What is The Chosen? The Chosen is the food pantry and homeless shelter at Serve City, a social service organization…

On a Financial Note…

Where are we, The River, financially? Sunday afternoon, January 28, The River Church held its annual business meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to review our financial data from 2017 and present the 2018 budget to be voted on by the members who were present. The finance team operates under the authority of the elders and reports to the…