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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…

Drawn To Haiti Again

I went on my first mission trip to Haiti in February of 2017. While there, I was able to use my experience as a medical assistant to help with clinics held for Haitians who have limited access to healthcare. I was able to check their blood pressure and assist with handing out medications and vitamins.…

A Challenging Opportunity

Some of the best things come as a result of discipline. For example: Becoming debt-free requires choosing to live on less. Getting in shape means changing one’s diet and scheduling exercise. In starting a new business, one has to sacrifice long hours and assume some financial risk. Saving for retirement means modifying today’s desires for long-term security.…

Year-End Giving 2017

Tami Richardson, our RiverBank Kids Director, showed me a video a parent sent her of their preschool daughter singing the song she learned on Sunday morning at The River. As the little girl swayed and twisted with energy she sang: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; Do not be discouraged. Our Lord God…

Give Thanks

“Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances…” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV “I will give thanks to my LORD with my whole heart.” Psalm 111:1 ESVTurkey, pumpkin pie, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, and stuffing. Yummy! It is nearly time to pull out all of our favorite family recipes. A cup of this, a…

Beautiful In His Time

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11a Can you believe it’s already OCTOBER?! Though I am not always fond of cooler weather, there is something exciting about the change of seasons. Each one brings the anticipation of tradition. We set aside the swim gear and exchange it for jeans and sweaters. Instead…

Jillane’s Story

Fourteen years ago, I decided that I wanted to be a social worker, however, I had no idea that journey would lead to almost a decade of working with friends, neighbors, and our community who are involved in the criminal justice system. I think God brought me into it slowly. For my undergrad, I went to Eastern…