Immerse: Thursday Worship Nights
Oct
6
7:00 pm19:00

Immerse: Thursday Worship Nights

  • Riverbend Church | Student Center

1st Thursday of the month  |  7:00-8:30PM
Student Center (High School Room)

Join us with your family and friends as we immerse into a deeper worship experience together!

- A regular community-group-hosted worship night led by Casey McPherson
- All ages are welcome
  *childcare offered for children birth-2nd grade

 

 

Friday Night Fun
Oct
7
6:00 pm18:00

Friday Night Fun

  • Riverbend Church

FRIDAY NIGHT FUN

1st Friday of the Month
6:00–9:00PM | K-2nd Grade Theater

Starting SEP 2 (school year only)

This program provides a great opportunity for kids to spend some time with their Riverbend friends while parents can have a night out. It'll be a great time for all children from birth–5th grade. Kids can come in their PJs and bring a blanket. *Dinner not provided, but snacks will be if needed.

Cost: $30/Family

Contact Susan for more info >
Registration >

Senior Adults: 2016 Fall Events
Oct
13
Jan 4

Senior Adults: 2016 Fall Events

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars and invite your friends!  For more information and reservations contact: Dean Busboom >
(512)659-0705


SENIOR MOBILE LOAVES & FISHES SERVING OPPORTUNITY

This is a great time for fellowship and an opportunity to serve the homeless in Austin.
Day: Every Third Tuesday of Each Month
Time: 2:00PM Kitchen Prep and 5:00PM Truck Run

Sign up > 
**Make sure you tag the Senior Adults run!


October

DATE:  OCT 13
TIME: We will leave by motor coach (provided we have at least 25 going) at 9:00am from       Quads. We should return around 4:00PM.
COST: $80 - Including: a meal, the motor coach, and a tour guide.

Mission San José
San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, the “Queen of the Missions,” is the largest mission in San Antonio, established in 1720 and completed in 1782. Spanish designers, directing workers from the local Coahuiltecan tribe, built the mission using Texas limestone and brightly colored stucco. At its height, it provided sanctuary and a social and cultural community for more than 300 Indians, and was surrounded by acres of fields and livestock herds. The mission had its own gristmill and granary, which have been preserved.

Mission Concepcion
The beautiful church at Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purisima Concepción de Acuñalooks much like it did in 1755 when it was first dedicated. Interior renovations in 2010 returned the church’s interior walls to the rich colors of 255 years earlier. The church’s exterior was originally decorated with geometric designs painted on the façade and iron crosses and weather vanes were placed atop the two towers. The exterior paintings have faded, but inside you can still see original frescos in some of the rooms. The church stands as the oldest unrestored stone church in the U.S.

Mission San Juan Capistrano
Mission San Juan was established in San Antonio in 1731. The church, priest’s quarters and granary were completed in 1756. The mission’s fertile farmlands allowed for a self-sustainable community, and its surplus helped supply the region with produce. The chapel and bell tower are still in use. Note the typical Romanesque archway at the entrance gate and the remains of a half-completed, more elaborate church that was begun in 1772 and abandoned in 1786 when the mission’s population declined. Guests can also tour a self-guided nature trail that leads to the river.

Mission Espada
Mission San Francisco de la Espada, the southernmost of the four in the park, contains the best-preserved segment of the acequia (irrigation system) that was used to bring water to the fields. Today, part of the acequia operates the Espada aqueduct and dam. Also noteworthy are an unusual door and stone archway. The mission was established in San Antonio in 1731. The priest’s residence was completed in 1745 and the church in 1756. Inside the mission compound were a blacksmith shop, kiln for baking brick, and workrooms with looms and spinning wheels. Corn, beans, melons, pumpkins and cotton were grown in the irrigated fields adjacent to the mission.


November

DATE: NOV 10
TIME: 8:00AM–5:00PM
COST: $80

We will be heading for Vanderpool, TX and the Lost Maples State Park.

Lost Ma­ples State Nat­ural Area cov­ers 2,174.2 acres in Ban­dera and Real coun­ties. It is north of Vanderpool on the Sabinal River. Purchased from private owners in 1973 and 1974, the site opened on Sept. 1, 1979. About 200,000 people visit the park each year.  Evidence shows that prehistoric peoples used this area at various times.

The Spanish began exploring and col­o­nizing around here in the late 17th century. Apache, Lipan Apache and Comanche Indians ranged over the land. They posed a threat to settlement well into the 19th century.  Lost Maples protects a special stand of Uvalde bigtooth maples. Many folks come here to see colorful leaves on these and other trees in autumn.


December

DATE: DEC 8
TIME: We will leave from the Quads at 3:00; eat at the Blue Bonnet Café and then see the Christmas light there.  After that, we will head to Johnson City and see the lights there. We should be back by 9:00pm.
COST: $75 - Includes bus, meal & tour

MARBLE FALLS WALKWAY OF LIGHTS

Featuring over two million lights, the Walkway of Lights located in Marble Falls, Texas, is a season-long holiday extravaganza. Walk the lighted pathway along beautiful Lake Marble Falls featuring holiday-themed, whimsical and patriotic light features and sculptures.

JOHNSON CITY TEXAS LIGHTS SPECTACULAR 

Johnson City, Texas comes vibrantly alive during this event which includes a collection of fun activities for the young and not-so-young. The hallmark of this event is the opening night (Friday after Thanksgiving) lighting of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City with 100,000+ white lights to celebrate the holiday season (don't worry, no nails or screws are used to secure the lights on this beautiful Courthouse building.) The entire Courthouse is draped in lights, from the ground to the special effects lighting of the dome in a red color. Surrounding trees are lit with complementary red lights, producing a magnificent spectacle.

Even the inside of the Courthouse is decorated with a traditional Christmas tree and lots of hallway greenery and decorations. Nearby, the local Pedernales Electric Co-op headquarters won't be outdone. An entire block of magnificent old oak trees strung with 1+ million white lights covering the entire canopy of each tree plus white trunks, along with the stately two story PEC building, are simply brilliant

The small but quaint downtown Johnson City Memorial Park (about a half block area on Main Street) is stuffed with the most colorful lighted trees, figures, and presentations that are eye-catching in their own right, as they sparkle in a variety of decorative and vibrant colors. Almost every business building and many homes participate in the lighting adventure. 

 

Songs & Stories
Oct
13
6:15 pm18:15

Songs & Stories

  • Riverbend Centre for the Arts

Thursday, OCT 13  |  Doors open at 6:15PM

Riverbend Centre of the Arts hosts The Songs and Stories Tour featuring Steven Curtis Chapman, Mac Powell from Third Day and Brandon Heath.

Ticket Sales on the plaza:
SEP 25, OCT 2 & OCT 9
10:30 -11:30AM
Exact cash and check only

Online Tickets: (Click below)
HURRY! For a limited time you can get tickets for only $20
**promo code: SONGS at the checkout**

Unlocking Social Security
Oct
16
12:30 pm12:30

Unlocking Social Security

OCT 16 | 12:30PM | Fellowship Hall

Get answers to the most common Social Security planning questions in this free workshop. Learn how to maximize your benefits during retirement.

Guest Speaker: Mark Trice

Learn
How to maximize your benefits during retirement.

Overcome
Some of the most common myths about Social Security

Discover
Your optimal time for receiving benefits

THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE OF CHARGE
Lite lunch with a $5 donation & child care are provided. Spaces are limited - reserve yours today!

Riverfest Fall Festival
Oct
19
5:30 pm17:30

Riverfest Fall Festival

  • Riverbend Church

OCT 19 | 5:30-8:00PM | Church Grounds

Don't miss our annual family fall festival. We will have a preschool midway, Spirit 105.9, tons of inflatables, face painters, character drawers, balloon artist, cake walk, Let’s Dance on the big screen, hay rides and all the free Kona ice you can eat.

Cost: $5/per person
Babies (under 1yr old) are FREE!

Food will be available for purchase.

Jingle Bell Market – The Finale
Nov
5
9:00 am09:00

Jingle Bell Market – The Finale

  • Riverbend Church

SAVE-THE-DATE: 

Join us for the last time this holiday season for a day of shopping, food, and fun as we celebrate 10 wonderful years together! 

Brunch will be served at 11:00am in the Fellowship Hall
Bringin' back the bacon ;)

Tickets:
Cost: $25
Available for purchase in person only – starting SEP 8 at the Women's Gathering.
Proceeds fund ESL, El Salvador and numerous other Women's Ministry projects. 

 

 

Unplugged at the Chapel
Nov
10
8:00 pm20:00

Unplugged at the Chapel

NOV 10  |  8PM  |  SMITH FAMILY CHAPEL

Unplugged Thursdays in the Chapel @ Riverbend Centre for the Arts is an acoustic concert series using the most talented local artists in Austin. The artists will be playing in our stunning 300 seat chapel in an intimate setting.

Tickets: VIP $25, GA $15 online or at the door
Ticket Purchase: Coming Soon!

7:00pm - Doors VIP Only
7:15 - 7:45pm - VIP Early Seating and Q&A w/ Artist
7:45pm - Doors for GA

A little about Malford: 

Milligan also fronted Randy Jacobs' band the Boneshakers in 2001-2003. He left the Boneshakers to form his own group in Austin, also called the Malford Milligan Band, which released Rides Again... on the Varese Sarabande label in 2006.

Currently, Malford has returned to Austin and started getting back into the local music scene. An early highlight of his return to Austin was his appearance (along with David Grissom) atAntone's for Blue Tuesday performing two of Storyville’s classic songs; Good Day for the Blues and What Passes for Love both from the second Storyville album. 

Full Bio >

Israel Trip: 11-Day Tour
Jan
16
Jan 26

Israel Trip: 11-Day Tour

Are you interested in going to Israel?

Israel tour — January 16-26, 2017

Cost:
--$3849 per person round trip from austin based on double occupancy
--$1,079.00 per person with optional 3 night Jordan extension (January 26-30) based on double occupancy

We are currently at capacity

Printed brochures are available in the Home for Hope entrances


Grace Beyond the Walls
Sep
24
Sep 25

Grace Beyond the Walls

Save-the-Date: SEP 24 & 25

We are encouraging everyone to be the hands and feet of Jesus serving others outside the walls of our church in one of over 20 different service projects taking place all over the city: in Rundberg, Travis Heights, at Community First, for ADRN, and much more.

Preteen Lock-in
Sep
23
Sep 24

Preteen Lock-in

  • Riverbend Church

Preteens are your ready for the greatest night of your life? Sign up today for our annual....wait for it....patience...no really this is gonna be good....PRETEEN LOCK-IN

This will be a great opportunity for all the new Preteens to begin to build strong relationships at the beginning of the school year.

Who: All 3rd - 5th grade kids (2016-2017 school year)

This is event is sold out... See ya next year!

YODO: You Only Die Once Course
Sep
18
12:30 pm12:30

YODO: You Only Die Once Course

  • Riverbend Church

Sundays, SEP 18–OCT 23  |  12:30-2:00PM  |  Bldg 5A

The YODO Course is designed to be both HELPFUL and FUN!

Based on Margie’s approach, the 6-week YODO Course walks you through the process of understanding why a plan is so important, what the elements of a good end-of-life plan are, and how to put a plan together ... step-by-step. 

It’s been said that nobody gets out of this world alive. And while we all know that’s true, planning for the end of our lives is something none of us really want to think about. But it’s important to make plans to pass on not only our valuables, but also our values.

Cost:
• $79 for single
• $139 for couple

Watch Promo Video >

Women's Gathering
Sep
8
6:30 pm18:30

Women's Gathering

  • Riverbend Church

SAVE the DATE:
SEP 8  |  6:30PM  |  Fellowship Hall

Join us for a church-wide Riverbend Women Gathering! We will have representatives of all the areas where women are studying, serving, and meeting together.  This will be a great way to meet other women at Riverbend!

We especially look forward to getting to know our new members! This will be a great time to make new friends and enjoy a fun evening together. Women from all of our service, study, and community groups will be there to share. We look forward to seeing you!

And of course, there will be great food, fun, and music!

Registration is now closed

Campus-wide Church Celebration
Aug
28
9:15 am09:15

Campus-wide Church Celebration

  • Riverbend Church

Fall Kick-off: Campus-Wide Celebration

Join us for a huge campus-wide church party AUG 28. Starting around 9:15AM, come out after any one of the three services and join in the festivities! 

You.me.us. Let’s meet. We want to get to know you and want you to get to know Riverbend and all there is to offer. There will be three live music venues, tons of food, and games and activities for everyone.

Whether you are brand new to Austin and looking for a community to learn and grow with, or already attending Riverbend, this is an opportunity to hang out and learn more about faith, your community, and how we are designed to be different – together. Riverbend is different – on purpose. We are ALL different on purpose. You.me.us. Seeking God and each other – together.

 

 

 

Inside God's Design Classes
Aug
25
Sep 1

Inside God's Design Classes

OUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS

SEP 11 @ 12:30–4:00PM  |  Plaza View Room

This class will help you begin to understand the unique gifts that God gives to each Christian and how you are designed to use them. Discover how God has wired you uniquely to serve here at Riverbend.  

A light lunch will be served

SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS

Inside Riverbend
Aug
18
6:00 pm18:00

Inside Riverbend

  • Riverbend Church

The New Member Dinner - Inside Riverbend is an opportunity for those desiring to become members of the church to learn more about its mission, values and beliefs in a casual, welcoming, and intimate gathering. It's a special time where you can learn about the history of Riverbend, ask questions, meet Dr. Haney and hear directly from him about what it means to be a member of Riverbend Church! You can also visit with other Pastors & Ministry Team Members to learn more about our ministries. Childcare is available with advance notice.

 

Inside Riverbend

Next Meeting: Thursday, AUG 18, 2016

6:00PM to sign in and meet in the Fellowship Hall Foyer 

6:30PM Dinner/Meeting begins in the Fellowship Hall

8:00PM Finished

We'd love to have you join us for Dinner!

 

 

Women's Ministry: Movie Night
Aug
17
6:00 pm18:00

Women's Ministry: Movie Night

  • Riverbend Church

Movie Night!

AUG 17  |  6:00PM  |  Plaza View Room

Gather with us as we watch "War Room" together and plan to stay for some discussion time afterwards!

beLydia Gathering
Aug
13
9:00 am09:00

beLydia Gathering

  • Riverbend Church

Saturday, AUG 13 | 9:00AM-12:00PM | Fellowship Hall

beLydia is a movement to unleash the power of Christian women. 

Lydia, a worshipper of God, was chronicled in the Bible two thousand years ago as an entrepreneur at a time when women were truly second class citizens.  After hearing Paul preach the Gospel, she responded and demonstrated her faith by practicing the art of hospitality.

Gathering together for the glory of God while working and blessing others, the beLydia movement is a modern day woman’s response to the Gospel.

COST: suggested minimum donation of $20 (lunch + tote bag included).
100% of profits going to support anti-trafficking ministries. We are so grateful for your donation!

9:00 AM MARKETPLACE OPENS

 Marketplace:

Sewing Gods Seeds, Be Wee, Funky Fish, Noonday Collection, 3 Cords, Mary &  Martha, Thistle Farms, Matr Boomie, More Than Sparrows, PaintItForwardPrints,  Rooted Beauty, Sasa Designs, Papillon, Apparent Project, Dsenyo, Mr. Ellie Pooh, Azizi Life, Love 41, Aban, Umucyo Studio, Women of Milot, Umutima, Little By Little, Haiti Designs,  The Denim Project, Vibella Jewelry, Purpose Jewelry, Half United Jewelry, Stella & Dot, Redeemed Ministries, Rodan + Fields, Fashion + Compassion, Color by Amber, Zuri Styles, The Key2Free, LuLaRoe

10:00 AM Anti-Trafficking Speakers share about their ministries and how we can help make a difference.

11:00 AM Interactive Project to Bless Victims of Sex Trafficking and also help combat sex trafficking.

Help us support Anti-Sex Trafficking Ministries!

 "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. " - Galatians 5:1

LIGHT LUNCH SERVED |  online registration required

 

 

 

Global Leadership Summit
Aug
11
Aug 12

Global Leadership Summit

  • Riverbend Church

ABOUT THE GLS

No matter where you lead, The Global Leadership Summit is a world-class experience designed to help you get better and embrace your grander vision—the reason God called you to lead. Broadcast LIVE in HD from Willow's campus near Chicago to over 375 Premier Host Sites in North America and later around the world, you are invited to join an expected 260,000 leaders in 2016. Riverbend is pleased to be the host church for Austin.

REASONS TO ATTEND

You are presented with a lot of opportunities to sharpen your skills and develop the people you lead.

The Summit is a proven tool to leverage that produces these compelling outcomes for leaders who attend.

Independent research conducted by Excellence in Giving. 

Smart Start – School Supply Drive
Aug
7
7:00 am07:00

Smart Start – School Supply Drive

  • Riverbend Church

Smart Start School Supply Drive is a way we can serve hundreds of kids that need a little extra help. All of our donations go directly to the schools and community organizers so they can best access and address the needs. 

Supply Drive drop-off dates: July 24, 31 and August 7.
Donations can be dropped off before Sunday services at the main entrances of the Home For Hope- Just look for the bins. 
 

Backpacks: 

• We have 200 backpacks that Siloe Church has made in El Salvador
• Cost: $25.00/each (proceeds support the kids in El Salvador)
• Backpacks can be purchased in the Home For Hope during the drive
• Then, donate the backpacks back to the church for providing to the kids in the Rundberg area who are in need
.
 

On top of serving many of the schools we have supplied for the past several years, we are helping our friends at North Austin Christian Church and Nuevo Amanecer serve the teens and kids in the neighborhood. Additional proceeds will go to support students we serve in El Salvador. Checks can be made to Riverbend with "School Supply" in the memo. 

Supply List:

  • Folders
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Colored Pencils
  • Ballpoint Pens (Blue or Black Ink)
  • Non-toxic Markers
  • Pink Erasers
  • Composition Books
  • Kid-sized Scissors
  • #2 Pencils
  • Plastic Folders (with pockets)
  • Notebook Paper
Middle School Mission Adventure
Aug
2
8:30 am08:30

Middle School Mission Adventure

Want a chance to experience what mission work is about without leaving the country? Our 2nd annual MSMA is designed to give middle schoolers the chance to foster a heart for missions and the needs of the less fortunate through serving with our existing Austin ministry partners. Students will serve during the day and come back to Riverbend at night to debrief, worship, and spend the night.

High School El Salvador Trip
Jul
15
8:00 am08:00

High School El Salvador Trip

Every summer we take a trip to El Salvador for a once in a lifetime opportunity to serve alongside the youth and adults of the Siloe church. This partnership has changed the lives of all who have been bold enough to go and every year we look forward to the incredible ways God will show up.

All Students Summer Camp
Jun
27
9:00 am09:00

All Students Summer Camp

This year, we are shaking things up a bit for camp - we are headed to Port Aransas for a week at the beach!  We have rented houses near the beach so we can spend our time soaking up the sun.  Cooking dinner together, having small groups by the pool, worship on the beach around a bonfire – it’s camp like you’ve never seen it before!

We have reached capacity on registration

 

2016 VBS
Jun
13
Jun 17

2016 VBS

The theme is “Walk this Way!” We’ll hit the road with Paul and ask the same questions he asked and make some incredible discoveries along the way. Grab your gear, check your GPS and get ready to WALK THIS WAY! It’s going to be an incredible time for the community of Riverbend and the surrounding areas to bond closer while we pour into God’s children. 

"When you walk, nothing will slow you down. When you run, you won’t trip and fall. Hold on to my teaching and don’t let it go. Guard it well, because it is your life."
                                                                                       -Proverbs 4:12-13

Ages:
4 years old (on or before SEP 1 ) through 5th grade.

We want to thank our 2016 Vacation Bible School donors Maudie's, Chick-fil-a, Nothing Bundt Cakes and 1000 Degrees Pizza.

Attention Registrants:

  • You will be contacted by your child's group leader by Sunday the 12th. If you have not been contacted, please email DeDe >
"Be The Church" – Day of Service
Jun
5
7:00 am07:00

"Be The Church" – Day of Service

Sunday, JUN 5  |  Fellowship Hall & Off-campus

We would love for you to join us for a day of service. We will be serving food, playing with the kids and celebrating in our various neighborhoods, caring for the homeless, participating in light construction and landscaping projects, and collecting items in support of some of our partner ministries.


Activities Include:

We’ll have two different trucks going out after church around 12:00PM to serve food and clothing to the homeless around the city.  You can volunteer to make 200 – 300 sandwiches beforehand (10:00AM), or to go out on the truck runs themselves.


We’ll have a truck parked in the parking lot near the Fellowship Hall entrance, and you can drop off used furniture and furnishings that will be donated to the Austin Disaster Relief Network’s (ADRN) warehouse.  They use these items to help people who’ve lost homes due to floods, fires, and other disasters. 

List of items needed:

  • Furniture: Couches, recliners, big easy chairs, coffee tables, end tables, bookshelves, bed frames, headboards and footboards, kitchen tables, chairs, benches, outdoor furniture, chest of drawers, floor lamps, table lamps, framed art, home decor.  We can only take mattresses that are in near perfect condition.
     
  • Household Kitchen: Pots and pans and kitchenware, complete sets of dishes, complete sets of silverware, small appliances in good condition like toasters, can openers, bread makers, food processors, blenders, juicers, microwaves, toaster ovens.  
     
  • Linens: Sheet sets (King, Queen, full and twin), towels in good condition, (Bath towels, hand towels,washcloths, kitchen towels) bedspreads, comforters, cotton blankets. Brand new bed pillows are always in need especially when survivors come through the store.

We currently have an over abundance of most everything else including clothes, shoes, books, toys and jewelry.  We never want to say we are not accepting something but we would certainly like to emphasize the other items that I have listed.  


  • Rundberg Family Festival

We’re partnering with Nuevo Amanecer (New Dawn) Church off Northgate to host a neighborhood party – complete with inflatable bounce houses for the kids, grilling food and serving drinks for everyone, live music, and more.  This is a chance to practice your Spanish if you speak it, play with kids, help serve and more.

Please help by bringing any of the following:

  •  Potato Salad 
  •  Cole Slaw 
  •  Fruit Salad 
  •  16 Hamburger Buns 
  •  50 individual chips 
  •  A case of water 
  •  Funds for Projects ($25.00 USD) 
  •  24 hotdog buns 
  •  2-3 dozen cookies

Sign-up >


  • Children's Event

We will set up “manna" bag assembly stations in the children's theater.  Kids & families with kids from preschool through elementary are welcome to participate.

Additionally, preschoolers will help bag dog food for the MLF truck for our homeless neighbors w/ dogs that need to eat too.

We need the following items:

  • gallon ziplocks
  • sandwich ziplocks
  • small water bottles
  • white tube sock 6 packs
  • granola bars
  • toothbrush/toothpaste
  • hotel soaps
  • bulk dogfood
  • disposable razors

Donations can be brought in to Sunday School classes or the Involvement Center next week or on June 5th.


  • Travis Heights Food Pantry Event

We have been working with a growing, dynamic body of faith in South Austin that is in the process of securing a permanent location for their church and food pantry.  The details and needs for this new site are being worked out, and we will have new information soon.  We would love for you to participate and expect to do some clean up in and around the building, possibly some painting or very light construction/renovation.  This ministry is exciting, fun and is providing resources to underserved working families in South Austin.  God is blessing our efforts, so join us for a fun day to bless the efforts of our new partner church.  Once we know specific needs, we’ll let you know what you can bring/provide.


Inside God's Design Classes
May
26
6:00 pm18:00

Inside God's Design Classes

  • Riverbend Church

Riverbend offers a series of three classes, designed to give you a Biblical understanding of how God has designed us to be in relationship with Him, and how He desires us to live our lives. We encourage you to consider attending the following classes. Please check the ones you will plan to attend


OUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS

MAY 26 @ 6:00–9:00PM  |  Quad 4

This class will help you begin to understand the unique gifts that God gives to each Christian and how you are designed to use them. Discover how God has wired you uniquely to serve here at Riverbend.  

SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS

 

 

Women's Spring Retreat
Apr
16
8:30 am08:30

Women's Spring Retreat

Saturday, April 16  |   8:30AM–3:00PM  |  Renaissance Hotel/Arboretum

Energizing! Encouraging! Enlightening! That will be what our Spring
Women's Retreat will be.

We invite you to join us for a day filled with food, fun, friends, and fellowship.
Suggested attire: smart casual

Guest speaker: Dr. Jackie Roese
Musical guest: Malia Grace

Cost is $55- includes breakfast and lunch in a beautiful setting.

NO REFUNDS FOR THIS EVENT

Registration is now close. We will see you there!

Men's Steak Out
Apr
11
6:30 pm18:30

Men's Steak Out

  • Riverbend Church

APR 11 @ 6:30PM  |  Student Center & Sport Court

Men, bring your friends and join us as we'll be grilling a ton of steak, serving baked potatoes, and enjoy the fellowship. All you can eat steak and potatoes!

Cost: $20

Living Free Workshop
Mar
31
Apr 2

Living Free Workshop

3-DAY Workshop, open to the congregation, called LIVING FREE: Recovering God's Design for your Life. Taught by Mike Riches from Seattle, Pastor and Author of this curriculum on spiritual warfare.

Thursday, MAR 31 @ 6:30–9:00PM
Friday, APR 1 @ 6:30–9:00PM
Saturday APR 2 @ 7:30AM–5:30PM

Fellowship Hall

Learn about:
- God's original design for your life and His unconditional love for you.
- How to appreciate and make use of the gift of repentance.
- How to completely release past hurts and injustices.
-How to break the power of spiritual strongholds and generational sin patterns from your life.
-How to rise above past and present circumstances to live in freedom, confidence, authority, and joy!

Cost: $25 per person (includes workbook)

Easter Eggstravaganza
Mar
26
10:00 am10:00

Easter Eggstravaganza

Meet in the Student Center

This is a FREE community wide event for children ages birth-5th grade. We will have inflatables, a petting zoo, Kona Ice and tons of activities…oh and 15,000 easter eggs!!!!!! Don't miss one of the biggest children's events of the year! See ya' there!

EGG HUNT SCHEDULE:
10:35 - All 1st - 5th Grade
11:10 - All Birth – Kindergarten

Women's Good Friday Prayer Gathering
Mar
25
11:00 am11:00

Women's Good Friday Prayer Gathering

TIME:
11:00 - Noon, Friday, March 25, 2016

WHERE:
The Rose Garden in Remembrance Gardens at Riverbend Church

WHAT:
We invite you to share the quiet, peaceful beauty of the Remembrance Gardens as we remember our Lord’s goodness to us as Christians on Good Friday. This unique experience provides times for renewal, praise through song, prayers of gratitude for God’s grace and love to each of us. Also walking through the garden at closing gives opportunity for personal meditation and reflection.   

DIRECTIONS:
• Going south on 360 take the first entrance into Riverbend Church.
• Take an immediate right into the driveway to the Gardens’ entrance below.
• Park in any of that area. 

IN CASE OF RAIN:  We will meet in the Upper Room west of Fellowship Hall at the church. 

 

Men's Mission Trip to El Salvador : Organizational Meeting
Mar
13
12:15 pm12:15

Men's Mission Trip to El Salvador : Organizational Meeting

Organizational meeting  |  MAR 13 @ 12:15PM
Plaza View Room


JUN 22-27, 2016  |  Cost: $1,500

We are planning a Men's trip to El Salvador and looking for 15 men to go. We will host the 2nd annual Men's Summit for the Salvadorian Men (60 men from Siloe Church).

Details:
• $750 Deposit
• Must have a valid passport that doesn't expire in 2016

Registration coming soon

 

 

2016 GPS Caregivers' Support Workshop
Mar
12
8:30 am08:30

2016 GPS Caregivers' Support Workshop

  • Riverbend Church

Saturday, MAR 12 @ 8:30AM–2:00PM | Fellowship Hall

Alzheimer’s Texas & Riverbend Church present the 3rd annual GPS - A ROADMAP FOR CARING FOR AGING FAMILY MEMBERS 2016 workshop.

Speakers:

Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Scott, Director of the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area – "Practical Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers"

Dr. Dewayne Nash, MD"Alzheimer's Research – A Physician's Personal Connection"

Pastor Reg Larkin, Minister/Counselor"Faith, Celebration, and Grief in Caregiving"

Mary Koffend, Owner, Accountable Aging"Three M's of Health Insurance: 
Medicare, Medicaid, and Medigap"

Cost: $10
Includes lunch catered by Brookdale Gaines Ranch, dynamic speakers, and access to information about how to navigate the challenges of care giving. 

Unplugged in the Chapel
Mar
10
8:00 pm20:00

Unplugged in the Chapel

The Peterson Brothers  | MAR 10 | Chapel

Unplugged Thursdays in the Chapel @ Riverbend Centre for the Arts is an acoustic concert series using the most talented local artists in Austin. The artists will be playing in our stunning 300 seat chapel in an intimate setting.

Tickets: VIP $25, GA $15 online or at the door
Ticket Purchase: Eventbrite

7:00pm - Doors VIP Only
7:15 - 7:45pm - VIP Early Seating and Q&A w/ Artist
7:45pm - Doors for GA

The Peterson Brothers were born and raised deep in the “Lost Pines” of Bastrop, Texas. Alex, 16, on bass and violin and vocals; and Glenn Jr., 18 on guitar and lead vocals are two brothers, one sound. Their music combines the classic blues sounds of legends with their own unique blend of soul-infused inspiration.

In just a few short years they have had the opportunity to open for B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Los Lonely Boys, Lisa Marie Presley, and many more. They have also played with Buddy Guy, Michael Burks, and Pinetop Perkins. The Peterson Brothers have gained the attention of the legendary Bootsy Collins who has become one of their mentors.

Recently, the City of Austin has announced that Thursday the 3rd of October (Stevie Ray Vaughan's Birthday), will be named "Peterson Brothers' Day" in Austin, a huge honor in recognition of their musical achievements to date.

 

Disaster Preparedness: CERT Training
Feb
29
6:00 pm18:00

Disaster Preparedness: CERT Training

Physical Support Basic Training

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) – Course Time 28 hours: This 6 day, FEMA backed, nationally recognized course will equip and train you in the essentials of disaster preparedness for your local community, such as Fire Safety, Light Search & Rescue, Disaster Medical Operations & Psychology, Terrorism and Disaster Simulation. This is an excellent course and well worth the time invested in it! You will be able to use the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, to assist others in your neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. Minimal age limit is 14 years of age with guardian. You must take all 6 days in order to receive certification. (RC Level 2*). Scholarship pricing available.