Gathering at the River
**MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED AGAIN INDOORS**

We know that the emergence of COVID has changed some of the ways we gather. As a leadership team, we continue to prayerfully seek the direction of the Holy Spirit in response to any changes in recommendations provided by our local government officials or community leaders regarding the health and safety of our family and community. 

We commit to continue to take cleaning and sanitization of our building surfaces seriously, and to provide hand sanitizing stations throughout the building. We encourage everyone who attends services in our building to practice safe healthy hygiene, such as coughing into an elbow or sleeve, washing hands frequently, respecting personal distance from others as needed.
 

Finally, we ask that anyone experiencing illness, particularly symptoms of COVID-19 or those who have knowingly been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please remain home and watch the livestream of our services. If you do develop COVID-19 symptoms within two days of attending in-person services, please contact the church office at 816-356-7400 or by email to info@rivercentral.org.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and grace in helping us to continue gathering in person safely.
UPCOMING EVENTS:

Series in August “Psalms of Ascent”

If you would like to explore more of the heart behind our sermon series “Psalms of Ascent,” check out Eugene Peterson’s book “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.” You could also choose to explore the Bible Study by the same name with friends or a small group.

Fire-Pit Fridays in September

Back by popular demand. Fire-Pit Fridays. Starting in Sept. Join us for a night of fellowship, s’mores and hanging out. 7-9pm at the Rivers back lot.

Church at the Pool

Join us at the River Pool on Sept. 12th at 10am for a time of “church” for prayer and Baptisms.  Let’s celebrate all the Lord has done at the River Pool this summer! 

Men’s Breakfast POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER

Opportunity to help at the Festival of the Trails THIS SATURDAY

We have a great way to serve our community.  This Saturday at the Festival of the Trails we have been asked to help in the area of Childrens Games.  We will be partnering with another church in the area.  The available things are loading games, running games, setting up games, being a game leader and clean up team.

There are slots from 7AM to 9PM that need our help.  Please follow this link to sign up. Outreach: Festival of the Trails -Childrens Games (signupgenius.com)

If you have questions please email Gregg at gregg@rivercentral.org

Hope you all can join us!

Pastors Jenny & Gregg Relaford

Women’s Retreat

Hey, ladies it is time to register for this years Women’s Retreat in Wichita, Kansas.  This years speaker is, Pastor Tammy Dunahoo.  Dates November 12-14.  The theme is “It is Well with my Soul”.  Early Bird Registration, $55 is now through Oct. 4.  Please go to the Info table to register on Sunday morning or email refresh@rivercentral.org

Refresh Walk and Talk

We love getting together so let’s get or walking shoes on! Women we invite you to join us on, Sept. 18th at 10am-1pm, for a Walk & Talk at Kritser Park (75th & Woodson). We will enjoy a good walk around the paths, then stop for a Picnic lunch. So bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic lunch. There are two shelters at the park we will meet at the one on the Westridge side of the park. Any questions? refresh@rivercentral.org
**In case of rain we will do the next Saturday the 25th.

Refresh Murder Mystery Party

Refresh Women! It’s a Murder Mystery Party, on October 16th at 5:30pm. Women will need to RSVP by September 19th via refresh@rivercentral.org or facebook event. The event will be held at the River.

Back to School Help Needed

What a great way to help our community by helping with Back to School needs!  We are collecting (any clothes place) Gift Cards for families at ROR to buy school clothes.  We are collecting Amazon Gift Cards for the teachers at Laurel Hills Elementary (our Caring for Kids partner). Drop them off at church anytime with Pastor Amy, Pastor Gregg or Pastor Jenny!

Foursquare Regional Women’s Retreat

Hey, ladies it is time to register for this years Women’s Retreat in Wichita, Kansas.  This years speaker is, Pastor Tammy Dunahoo.  Dates November 12-14.  The theme is “It is Well with my Soul”.  Early Bird Registration, $55 is now through Oct. 4.  Please go to the Info table to register on Sunday morning or email refresh@rivercentral.org

Raytown Live Summer Family Concert & Festival of the Trails

The Raytown Mainstreet is hosting a Summer Family Concert in the Greenspace of Raytown, on Sept. 11 at 7pm. Also the Festival of Trails is an event is to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail and celebrate the State of Missouri’s Bicentennial. Events will be held all day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more info go here.

Diving into the River (formally known as Ramping into the River)

Have you ever wondered about the History of the River or more info about “what is Foursquare”?  How can I get more involved at the River?  What is the River all about? Well, we have developed a 3 part class that will answer those questions.  Starting in Sept. 19, Oct.17, Nov. 21; after the Sunday morning service; we will have class discussing history or the River, info about Foursquare and how to jump into the River and get involved.  You can take these classes in any order and it is also a great way to become a Member of the River. More info to come. Questions email connect@rivercentral.org

Youth Corn Maze

Hey, Youth we are going to the Corn Maze! Oct. 15th at 5pm. More details to come.

Serve Sunday

Oct. 24th, more details for the day to come.

 

Save the Date for Trunk or Treat

Oct. 31st, more details for the night to come.
 
 
About The River
Our Mission – assignment
Our Vision – where we’re going
River Church Family   |    6400 Woodson Road   |   Raytown, MO 64133   |   info@RiverCentral.org   |   (816) 356-7400
A Kansas City Area Church Worshipping Jesus