RiverMen's Night Out @ County Line on the Lake
Jan
29
6:30 PM18:30

RiverMen's Night Out @ County Line on the Lake

JAN 29 | 6:30PM | County Line on the Lake (2222)

    Who's Hungry!!!

    • Open to all Men - bring a friend
    • All you can eat BBQ for $20/man
    • County Line on the Lake

    Make A Donation

    Help make it possible for men from Community First and our South Austin Food Pantry attend this BBQ dinner with us by making a tax-deductible donation. We are looking to raise $500 to invite 25 men who otherwise couldn't afford to come.

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    Immerse: Thursday Worship Nights
    Feb
    1
    7:00 PM19:00

    Immerse: Thursday Worship Nights

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    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

     

     

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    Senior Adults: 2017 Fall Events
    Feb
    18
    2:00 PM14:00

    Senior Adults: 2017 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


    FEBRUARY

    "Barefoot in the Park" — Palace Theater, Georgetown

    FEB 18 @ 2:00PM 

    Bring on 1960’s nostalgia! Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.

     Meet: Palace Theater at 2:00PM. Plan to eat afterwards at a place to be determined.
    Cost: $30 for senior adults
    Deadline to sign-up: FEB 16


    MARCH

    Rodeo Austin

    MAR 18 @ 3:00PM 

    Let’s head for the Rodeo.  I have 50 tickets reserved for Sunday March 18, 2018.  It begins at 3 p.m.  First is the Rodeo, one of the best in the country.  We’ll see bull riding, bronc busting and more.  Following the rodeo we listen to a concert by a known performer (not known at this printing).  Both events will last from 21/2-3 hours.  Let’s fill the 50 seats and have a great time at the Rodeo.

    Cost: $36 each ticket and includes entry into the fair, if you want to go early.  Park is $15 cash, per car.  So fill your car and share the cost.
    Deadline to sign-up & money due: FEB 15

    All ages welcome!


    APRIL

    "My Fair Lady" — Palace Theater, Georgetown

    APR 22 @ 2:00PM 

    Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play “Pygmalion” My Fair Lady is gloriously triumphant. The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores. Songs include “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” and “Get Me to the Church on Time.”  This is a play you can watch over and over and still love and enjoy it.

    Meet: Palace Theater at 2:00PM. Plan to eat afterwards at a place to be determined.
    Cost: $30 for senior adults
    Deadline to sign-up: APR 10

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    Moxie Matters Tour
    Feb
    27
    7:00 PM19:00

    Moxie Matters Tour

    FEB 27 | 7PM | Home For Hope

    In this intimate evening experience with Jen Hatmaker and Nichole Nordeman, you will laugh. Make new friends. Swap stories. Share struggles. Breathe. Listen. Own your mess. Stand with one another. Silence the voices of regret. Recognize that every part of your journey—every broken place—is leading to a bigger, more beautiful story.

    We will “hold” 200 seats at a $5 discount under a code for the church.
    Code: MMHOST18

     
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    Inside Riverbend
    Apr
    19
    6:00 PM18:00

    Inside Riverbend

    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, APR 19

    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!

     

     

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    2018 Men's Summit
    Apr
    27
    to Apr 29

    2018 Men's Summit

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    THE SUMMIT EXPERIENCE

    Guest Speaker —Dale Beaver
    Worship Leader — Casey McPherson

    A 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!


    TRADEMARK...What are the expressions
    of genuine character according to God’s design, and when will we know that we have them?

    Join us for the weekend at Highland Lakes Camps & Conference Center

    "'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 2018 Men’s Summit. I promise you an opportunity to find “more.'" - PASTOR HANEY

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    New Men's Study
    Jan
    15
    7:00 AM07:00

    New Men's Study

    Join us, beginning the week of JAN 15, for a new study by Tony Evans

    Comfortable Christianity often means a weak Christianity. In this study on John’s three letters, Dr. Tony Evans challenges Christians who have grown comfortable and complacent in their faith. Fellowship with God is the essence of our faith, and Tony walks through 1, 2 & 3 John to paint a picture of love, obedience, and truth. In a world that hates Jesus, we are called to love Him and His people with a fierce love.

    Registration $15

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    Christmas Eve Service Times
    Dec
    24
    11:00 AM11:00

    Christmas Eve Service Times

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    DEC 24

    Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

    11:00AM, 2:30, 4:00, 6:00, & 7:30PM
    Home For Hope


    Volunteers

    Candle Assembly

    DEC 17  | Foyer

    Help assemble candles for our candlelight Christmas Eve services. Stop by the tables in the foyer before and/or after services and join the fun!

    Christmas Eve Service 

    DEC 24 | 11:00AM, 2:30, 4, 6, & 7:30PM

    Volunteers, please plan to arrive 30 minutes before the service begins.

     

     

     

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    Riverbend Christmas Sing-Along & Tree Lighting
    Dec
    19
    6:00 PM18:00

    Riverbend Christmas Sing-Along & Tree Lighting

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    **SOLD OUT**

    Riverbend Christmas Sing-Along and Tree Lighting 

    Don't forget to mark your calendars now for our annual Riverbend Christmas Sing-Along and Tree Lighting! 

    Riverbend Church, along with Spirit Radio 105.9, will be bringing all of the fun traditions from the Sing-Alongs of the past and adding much more.  

    The fun will start on the plaza at 6:00pm with a live Nativity, hot chocolate and goodies.  The plaza festivities will culminate with the lighting of a huge Christmas tree before we move into the auditorium for the Sing-Along with a full orchestra & the 100-voice Riverbend Choir beginning at 7:30pm. 

    There will even be guest appearances by Elvis, Rudolf, Frosty and Santa!  And as always, we will be singing some of your favorite Christmas carols and songs. 

    Please have your ticket to get in the door

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    RiverKids Christmas Party
    Dec
    1
    6:00 PM18:00

    RiverKids Christmas Party

    DEC 1 | 6:00-9:00PM | Children's Bldg, Rm 113

    Hey Kids! Well, it's that time of year...CHRISTMAS IS COMING! And nothing feels more like Christmas that throwing a party.

    We want to invite all kids birth-5th grade to a special evening just for you! We will have Christmas crafts/activities and tons of games for you to enjoy. Oh, and we will also be serving PIZZA! You do not want to miss this annual event!

    Cost: $10/child

    Register >

    Please note: You must pre-register as we cannot accept walk-ins.

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    Unplugged at the Chapel
    Nov
    9
    8:00 PM20:00

    Unplugged at the Chapel

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    NOV 9  |  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

    Shelley »

     

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    Angels Afoot Christmas Gift Drive
    Nov
    1
    to Nov 30

    Angels Afoot Christmas Gift Drive

    CHRISTMAS GIFT DRIVE FOR CHILDREN

    Each November the members and friends of Riverbend purchase gifts for thousands of underserved children located throughout the greater Austin area and beyond.  These kids are in foster care, shelters, and other very difficult situations. Together we make Christmas a little better over 2,500 children across Austin including the Rundberg and Travis Heights areas, as well as 300 children in El Salvador!  This year we are children adding East Austin and  children in Vidor, Texas to our mission.

     

    During NOV we work to assign, sort and deliver gifts.

    COLLECTING TAGS, SORTING, & DELIVERING GIFTS

    Here is how it works:

    • Select a a tag (or several) before or after the worship service. 
    • Select a gift from the suggestions on the label, or an age-appropriate gift.  Gifts should be new, not used.
    • Gifts should cost no more than $35-40, so that all children, some of whom may be in a group setting, will receive gifts of the same approximate value.  If you feel more generous, please take additional gifts instead.
    • Follow the instructions - some gifts are wrapped and others are not.
    • Return your gift(s) to the Home for Hope by noon Sunday, NOV 26.

    All of the gifts go to support the children and families who are served by partner agencies. Riverbend does not fulfill individual requests for donations through this drive. 

    Through financial contributions and additional tags we are going to be able to provide small gifts for kids in Rundberg as well as school uniforms, books, and food for the 250 kids we serve in El Salvador

     

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    Riverfest Fall Festival...ON A SATURDAY!
    Oct
    28
    5:30 PM17:30

    Riverfest Fall Festival...ON A SATURDAY!

    OCT 28 | 5:30-8:00PM | Fellowship Hall, Nursery building and Plaza

    For the first time, we are moving this event to Saturday! 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.

    Volunteer: Please contact DeDe >

    Activities:

    • Inflatables 
    • Justice league 3D
    • Wacky Combo (bounce house/slide/hoops/etc)
    • 40ft obstical (new)
    • Connect 4
    • Alien invasion
    • Eliminator
    • Bball 2 man
    • Fball 2 man
    • Archery thing (new)
    • Hay Ride
    • 2 Face Painters
    • 2 Balloon Artist
    • 1 Glitter Tattoo Artist (new)
    • 1 Character Drawer
    • 1 Cotton Candy Station (new)
    • Kona Ice (3 locations)
    • Sprit 105.9 
    • Photo Booth
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    Chapel Wedding Open House
    Oct
    22
    3:30 PM15:30

    Chapel Wedding Open House

    OCT 22 |  3:30-5:00PM  |  SMITH FAMILY CHAPEL

    Join us for another elegant FREE Wedding Open House in the Smith Family Chapel at Riverbend. We invite anyone who would like to tour our chapel, current brides, future brides, family & friends.

    We will have 13 local professional vendors there to meet & greet including food, drinks, music and tons of prizes to give away at the end of the event.

    Grand Prize is a FREE Ceremony in the Smith Family Chapel when you book a reception with us. {$1450 value} See You There! RSVP

     
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    RA — Bible Doings
    Oct
    18
    6:30 PM18:30

    RA — Bible Doings

    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

    OCT 18 | Coffee Shark »

    Study: ECCLESIASTES 3:5
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

     

     

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    Preteen Lock-in
    Sep
    22
    to Sep 23

    Preteen Lock-in

    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
    Cost: $25 per person. 

    **SOLD OUT**

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    Inside God's Design Classes
    Sep
    14
    12:30 PM12:30

    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

    **Rescheduled for SEP 14 @ 6:30PM
    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

     

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    Community Brunch
    Sep
    10
    10:45 AM10:45

    Community Brunch

    SEP 10 @ 10:45AM and 12:30PM | Fellowship Hall

    For those not already in a community group... 

    While Jesus often addressed the masses, He recognized that the relationship He desired with His disciples would have greater intimacy.  At Riverbend we have numerous avenues for you to connect more deeply and experience a greater sense of belonging.  Come to our community brunch designed to help you connect more easily with others who want to live out their faith with friends.

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    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

    There will be a table outside on the Plaza for more info this Sunday

    Questions »

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    Campus-wide Celebration!
    Aug
    20
    9:00 AM09:00

    Campus-wide Celebration!

    You.Me.Us — Different On Purpose

    AUG 20

    Don’t miss our annual campus-wide fall kickoff celebration following services. We have three special musical guests*, games, loads of yummy food and more. This is an excellent time to explore who Riverbend is, meet the pastors and staff and others that call Riverbend home. 

    Food:

    Student Center
    Outdoor Area:

    Sausage Wraps, Krispy Kreme Donuts

    Plaza/Deck Area:
    BBQ, Ice Pops, Tailgate, Watermelon, Candy

    Fellowship Hall Area:
    Shrimp Tacos, Desserts

    Music:

    Fellowship Hall:
    Abraham Weaver Band

    Plaza:
    Warren Hood Trio

    Student Center:
    Sara and the Spark

    Activities:

    Student Center
    Outdoor Area:

    Cornhole

    Plaza/Deck Area:
    Squirt Guns, Games

    Fellowship Hall Area:
    Photobooth

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    NOV El Salvador Trip: Informational Meeting
    Aug
    13
    12:30 PM12:30

    NOV 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. 

    November Trip
    Cost of trip: $1500

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    Global Leadership Summit
    Aug
    10
    to Aug 11

    Global Leadership Summit

    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. 

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