Smart Start – School Supply Drive
Jul
23
Aug 6

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 children and community organizers so they can best access and address the needs.  

Supply Drive drop-off dates: July 23, 30, and August 6.
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 250 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 Austin 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 in Austin 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
RA — Adventure Outdoor Group
Aug
2
Aug 16

RA — Adventure Outdoor Group

RA (/rɑː/) pronounce like raw

RA (/rɑː/) pronounce like raw

RISK

unfold yourself to be known as you actively live out His word

DO

authentic // transparent // vulnerable

Bible Doings: Actively doing what Christ did as He walked this earth.
[whether snow, sand, trails, backyards, pedals, boards, streets] our footprints have been given to us with the deepest, rooted foundation. Connection is waiting.

Introduce what God lays on one heart and be a vessel to share it with someone else.

 

 

GO

AUG 2 |  5:00PM   |  Identity Theft Series

Let's meet in the Upper Room

SCRIPTURE – EPHESIANS 1:11-14
11 In him we were also chosen,[a] having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.
Immerse: Thursday Worship Nights
Aug
3
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

 

 

Global Leadership Summit
Aug
10
Aug 11

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 2017. 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. 

OCT El Salvador Trip: Informational Meeting
Aug
13
12:30 pm12:30

OCT El Salvador Trip: Informational Meeting

Info Meeting: AUG 13 @ 12:30PM  |   Plaza View Room

We will be helping serve the community near our sister church in El Salvador called Siloe. Riverbend has a rich heritage in this area of the world. It has been our joy to partner with the school and the church in El Salvador. October 29th is the 20 year anniversary for Siloe church. It will be a great time to be there with our sister church, and celebrate with them, what God has done. We will spend time supporting ministry at the school, and in the community with local missionaries. 

Dates for trip: OCT 24–30
Cost of trip: $1500

Senior Adults: 2017 Summer Events
Aug
20
2:00 pm14:00

Senior Adults: 2017 Summer 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!


AUGUST

ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE

AUG 20 @ 2:00PM  |  Palace Theater, Georgetown

Yesenia McNett returns to the Palace stage for Always, Patsy Cline;  A musical tribute  to the legendary country singer, who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963, complete with down-home country humor and true emotion. The show includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams, and Walking After Midnight.

Meet: at the Theater at 1:30-1:45PM
Cost: $26 for the play.  We will eat out after the play at a place to be determined.  You’re on your own for the cost of the meal.

Deadline to sign-up: JUL 26


Looking Ahead — DECEMBER

Gonzales Christmas Historic Homes Parade

DEC 2  | Gonzales, TX

Historic Homes are specially curated and decorated for the holiday season by their current owners with great pride. (More information will be in the next brochure.)

Cost for the Tour ticket only is $20. Total cost will be determined later.

 

Inside Riverbend
Aug
24
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 24

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!

 

 

Inside God's Design Classes
Aug
27
Sep 10

Inside God's Design Classes

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. 

DEVELOPING MY SPIRITUAL GIFTS

AUG 27 @ 12:30PM
Plaza View Room

This class will help you begin to understand the unique gifts that God gives to each Christian, and how you are to use them to help Him build His church and how to serve here at Riverbend.

SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS

OUR FAITH

AUG 31 @ 6:30PM
Plaza View Room

In this class we will explore the basis of our faith—who was Jesus, and what does it really mean to have a relationship with Him?  What does that mean for how we live our lives differently than perhaps we do today?

SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS

DEVELOPING MY GENEROSITY

SEP 10 @ 12:30PM
Building 5B

In this class we will give you a Biblical overview of how God challenges us to give back to him a portion of what He has given to us. How to live our lives for Him as a form of worship.

SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS

 

Financial Peace University
Aug
28
7:00 pm19:00

Financial Peace University

Beginning AUG 28 for 9-Week Series (skip Labor Day)
Monday Evenings | 7:00 – 8:30PM |  Plaza View Room

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!  

Cost: $93/family

Questions »

Unplugged at the Chapel
Sep
14
8:00 pm20:00

Unplugged at the Chapel

SEP 14  |  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: 
Eventbrite »

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

Kelley »

A little about John:

John Pointer a.k.a. “Squinty Phil”, grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, got a degree in Cello Performance and Composition from UT Austin and has been a full time musician based there ever since.

He created and led the pioneering a cappella & body percussion ensemble Schrödinger’s Cat, and was the beatboxer in the Chili’s Baby Back Ribs commercials. He’s a pretty ridiculous guitarist. He played Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar and Roger in RENT, has commercially released 9 albums with several different groups, and the Mayor and City Council of Austin declared January 27th 2005 “John Pointer Day”. What?! Yes… evidently they do that down there.

John is an 11-time Austin Music Award Winner, world-touring indie artist, and founder of both Patronism.com and the Live Music Capital Foundation. The first is a pay-what-you-feel subscription platform to connect artists and patrons directly, for the benefit of both. The second is a nonprofit which connects major patronage directly to the venues we all know and love, so they can pay artists better and focus on selling quality, not just alcohol. It’s an easy way to put capital directly into Live Music in the Live Music Capital.

 


Toastmasters @ Riverbend
Jul
26
6:30 pm18:30

Toastmasters @ Riverbend

Toastmasters Summer Speaker Series

Month of July  |  All sessions will be in Quad 3 @ 6:30PM

These speakers will offer their take on how to improve your speaking skills with some spicy tips and tricks. There is no charge for this series, but an RSVP would be appreciated. Snacks will be served.


JUL 12
Lark Doley

First Vice President of Toastmasters International presents “The Power of Personal Stories”

The body of the speech is where you deliver your message. Make a point, tell a story, but there is a powerful word missing from this formula – tell a “personal story”.

JUL 19
Mike Robertson

Nationally acclaimed speaking professional presents “Cutting the Cord: Finding Your Own Style as a Speaker”

Ditch the podium, the notes, the carefully-memorized routine, and nd how to be your unique self on the stage.

JUL 26
David Brooks

1990 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking presents “Stand Up, Speak Up, But Not Until You Learn This”

It’s not a performance; it’s a conversation. Every effective speaker uses this one simple tool. You can reach any audience once you know six universal emotions.

All Students Summer Camp
Jul
24
9:00 am09:00

All Students Summer Camp

JUL 24-28 

**We have reached capacity, but please pray for our trip!**

We had so much fun at the beach last year, we thought, hey let’s do that again! This summer we are headed back to Port Aransas for a week of fun in the sun! We are renting houses near the beach and will spend our time soaking up the sun, cooking dinner together, enjoying small groups by the pool, and worshipping on the beach around a bonfire! 

 

 

Avenew Summer Bible Study & Events
Jul
19
7:00 pm19:00

Avenew Summer Bible Study & Events

Summer Bible Study

For young adults (ages 20-35)
Wednesday evenings @ 7:00PM
It’s a casual Bible study
Location this week: 7305A Colina Vista Loop — Gate code: 9391

Contact Leigh >

Summer Events

- Stand-up Paddle Boarding  |  Saturday, JUL 22

- Sunset Cruise  |  Tuesday, AUG 15

 

 

Toastmasters @ Riverbend
Jul
19
6:30 pm18:30

Toastmasters @ Riverbend

Toastmasters Summer Speaker Series

Month of July  |  All sessions will be in Quad 3 @ 6:30PM

These speakers will offer their take on how to improve your speaking skills with some spicy tips and tricks. There is no charge for this series, but an RSVP would be appreciated. Snacks will be served.


JUL 12
Lark Doley

First Vice President of Toastmasters International presents “The Power of Personal Stories”

The body of the speech is where you deliver your message. Make a point, tell a story, but there is a powerful word missing from this formula – tell a “personal story”.

JUL 19
Mike Robertson

Nationally acclaimed speaking professional presents “Cutting the Cord: Finding Your Own Style as a Speaker”

Ditch the podium, the notes, the carefully-memorized routine, and nd how to be your unique self on the stage.

JUL 26
David Brooks

1990 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking presents “Stand Up, Speak Up, But Not Until You Learn This”

It’s not a performance; it’s a conversation. Every effective speaker uses this one simple tool. You can reach any audience once you know six universal emotions.

July 4th Fireworks!
Jul
4
7:30 pm19:30

July 4th Fireworks!

  • Cedar Park High School

JULY 4 @ 7:30PM  |  Cedar Park High School

  • Tent set up in parking lot for our group.
  • Bring food to share - we will provide drinks.
  • Don't forget your lawn chairs and any fun activities.

 

 

Baseball & Fireworks
Jul
4
6:30 pm18:30

Baseball & Fireworks

  • Dell Diamond

July 4th @ home...plate!

If you are interested in evening baseball, hotdogs, conversation and fireworks, please join us at Dell Diamond for the Round Rock Express game followed by fireworks. 

  • We can carpool from Riverbend
  • Meet at 5:30PM
  • RSVP for tickets

Tickets: $14 (bring cash or Venmo)

High School El Salvador Trip
Jun
30
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.

Registration is closed, but please pray for our Students while in El Salvador.

El Salvador Medical Mission Trip
Jun
30
8:00 am08:00

El Salvador Medical Mission Trip

June 30-July 9

$1500 (includes airfare, ground transportation, all meals and housing)

Use your education and training to serve God, Riverbend and our brothers and sisters in El Salvador. Join our team for an amazing week providing for medical and dental needs of those who need it the most. Most needed skills: doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, and any medical paraprofessionals. We also would love to have support staff of non-medical folks to help check in and weigh patients, distribute medication, do crafts with kids and adults waiting, etc. Speaking Spanish is a huge bonus but is not required. This is tough work but fun and extremely fulfilling. 

Contact:
Dr. Kelly Jolet »
El Salvador Missions »

 

 

Middle School Mission Adventure
Jun
27
8:30 am08:30

Middle School Mission Adventure

Want a chance to experience what mission work is about without leaving the country? Our 3rd 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.

Schlitterbahn One-Day Vacay
Jun
22
9:00 am09:00

Schlitterbahn One-Day Vacay

Schlitterbahn One-Day Vacay

JUN 22  |  9:00AM–7:00PM

Join us for a water-logged day of rides, slides, lazy rivers and more! We will carpool from Riverbend to Schlitterbahn and back.

Cost: $50 — Price includes the ticket, lunch and dinner!

The Bridge: Blues on the Green
Jun
14
6:30 pm18:30

The Bridge: Blues on the Green

JUN 14  |  6:30PM  |  Zilker Park

Singles 30s-40s, join us for Austin's biggest FREE music festival, Blues on the Green. Grab a blanket and some friends (dogs welcome too) and we'll enjoy the music of Jamestown Revival with Walker Lukens.

 

 

 

2017 VBS
Jun
12
Jun 16

2017 VBS

JUN 12–16 | M-F,  9:00AM-12:00PM

Join us this year as we dive into "Gadgets & Gizmos" and help each child discover how they are uniquely wired and wonderfully made! Also, don't miss our Friday night performance with all the kids in the Home for Hope at 7:00PM. This program is designed for all children 4 years old to 5th grade.

“Let your light shine so others can see it. Then they will see the good things you do. And they will bring glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

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

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors: Maudie's, Chick-fil-a, Austin's Pizza and Poke Jo's

Cost: $50/Child

Registration Closed
To check for Openings > 
Youth Volunteer Registration >
Adult Volunteer Registration >

iTAG: I Talk About God
Jun
7
6:00 pm18:00

iTAG: I Talk About God

Summer: Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00PM | Quad 4A/B

(Starts Wednesday, JUN 7–JUL 19)

Join us for a summer study featuring "Finding I Am" by Lisa Terkeurst.

An enriched Bible study for all women with an interactive study environment and an opportunity to meet women who love to study God’s word, reach out to the community, pray for one another, and walk through life together. 

Sign up for Summer iTag >

Contact Sandy for more info >

Men's 12-Week Study
Jun
5
6:00 pm18:00

Men's 12-Week Study

Join us, beginning the week of JUNE 5, for a 12-week study, "Recovering Redemption" by Matt Chandler. Registration $20. 

The Bible is clear that God intends for his people to experience life abundantly. So why are things such a mess--even for Christians?

With relentless grace, Matt Chandler gets to the root of brokenness and our destructive patterns of behavior. We must reorient our lives around a right understanding and application of the gospel. It's time to start living like we believe in the ongoing power of redemption.

Students Summer Kickoff!
Jun
4
4:30 pm16:30

Students Summer Kickoff!

JUN 4  |  All Students

We are kicking off summer in style on a PARTY BARGE! Middle School and High School students, join us for a night on the lake to start the summer off right! 

Drop off at Riverbend at 4:30PM.
We will carpool out to the lake together. Pick-up at Riverbend at 9:00PM

If you would like to meet us at the dock (5973 Hiline Rd), please arrive no later than 5:15pm. The boat leaves at 5:30 and we will not wait for late arrivals. You can pick up from the dock at 8:30pm.

Church-wide Families
May
29
12:00 pm12:00

Church-wide Families

Memorial Day — Monday, MAY 29  |  12:00–3:00PM

Church-wide families, you are invited to join us at Rock'N River Water Park in Round Rock.

For interest and details, please contact Pam >

Mother's Day Luncheon & Fashion Event
May
13
11:00 am11:00

Mother's Day Luncheon & Fashion Event

  • Riverbend Church

Save-The-Date

MAY 13  |  11:00AM–1:00PM  |  Fellowship Hall

Join us in celebrating the beautiful women in our lives for this fabulous Mother's Day luncheon and Fashion Event sponsored by Nordstrom. (Nordstrom "store" on site)

There will be delicious food, trending styles for all ages, and a boutique for shopping. Bring your Mom and friends to this special celebration!

Cost: $25

Easter Eggstravaganza
Apr
15
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 train, 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! 

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

Women's Good Friday Prayer Gathering
Apr
14
11:00 am11:00

Women's Good Friday Prayer Gathering

TIME:
APR 14 @ 11:00AM

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 time 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 Steak Out
Apr
10
6:30 pm18:30

Men's Steak Out

  • Riverbend Church

APR 10 @ 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

Ash Wednesday Service
Mar
1
7:00 am07:00

Ash Wednesday Service

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MAR 1  |  7AM or 12PM or 6PM  |  Chapel

You are invited to join us MAR 1 for an Ash Wednesday Service in the Chapel.  We will offer three times for you to come: 7am, 12pm or 6pm. 

Ash Wednesday begins the season of sacrifice in the Christian calendar called Lent.  Christians for centuries have practiced Lent as a way to prepare their hearts for Christ’s death and resurrection. 

Come and engage the Easter story in a meaningful way by worshipping together in this season of sacrifice. Consider fasting for either breakfast, lunch or dinner and join us for a time of reflection and worship. On Ash Wednesday, we recognize our own season of wandering from God, where we feel distant and aloof, and it is an opportunity to see God’s desire to draw us back into his embrace.

2017 GPS Caregivers' Support Workshop
Feb
25
8:30 am08:30

2017 GPS Caregivers' Support Workshop

  • Riverbend Church

FEB 25 @ 8:30AM–2:30PM | Fellowship Hall

Riverbend Church and Alzheimer's Texas presents the 4th Annual GPS Caregiver Workshop. If you're responsible for the care of a family member living with Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, or any other debilitating disease, this event is for you!  Whether they're living at home, in a facility, or far away, the journey can be daunting and the responsibility overwhelming.  We're here to help. 

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS:

Steven Catoe - Effective Communication and Approach with A Person with Dementia
Mike Gill - Differences in Long-Term Care Facilities
Kristin McNeel, LMSW - Unraveling Home Health and Hospice
Ron Greening, Elder Law Attorney - Planning and Legal Documents

Lunch catered by Brookdale Gaines Ranch, dynamic speakers, and access to information about how to navigate the challenges of care giving. 

There is no fee to attend and the event is sure to fill up quickly.  Please register by following the link below.

2017 Men's Summit
Feb
24
Feb 26

2017 Men's Summit

THE SUMMIT EXPERIENCE

  • GUEST SPEAKER: BRENT HENDERSON

  • WORSHIP LEADER: CASEY MCPHERSON

LIVING LIFE OFF THE HOOK
Guiding Men Through the Wilderness

The spiritual world is like the Alaskan wilderness.  It will eat your lunch on the count of one if you don’t have a guide.

Brent Henderson talks about living the life God designed you for, a free life full of adventure, warfare, and passion.  You’ll learn to navigate through the fog and mist that keeps safe, religious men at home.  Brent’s message of Living Life off the Hook will guide you through the wilderness and help equip you to face the harsh realities of the unseen with overwhelming force!

The Men’s Summit if for YOU!!!  It is a weekend built for guys to unplug from their daily responsibilities in order to connect with God and other men.  When you take the time to do this you will find that God really does show up!

Join us for the weekend at T Bar M Ranch in New Braunfels.

"'This is not one more thing to “do.” This is a time to “be.” To be with other men. To be encouraged and refreshed. To be blessed. I hope you will join other men and come to our 2017 Men’s Summit. I promise you an opportunity to find “more.'" - PASTOR HANEY

Inside Out - ATX Student Conference
Feb
17
Feb 19

Inside Out - ATX Student Conference

  • Riverbend Church

FEB 17-19  |  Home for Hope

This year we are partnering with several churches around Austin to create something bigger than we’ve ever experienced before – and we are hosting it! The plan is to pack the Home for Hope with 1000+ students for amazing worship and a challenging message. Outside of that time, the weekend will look much like our traditional Inside Out, where we focus on building community through small groups in host homes and service projects with our mission partners around the city.

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