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Imagine: Songs of Thanksgiving
Nov
18
9:45 AM09:45

Imagine: Songs of Thanksgiving

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Imagine: Songs of Thanksgiving

Sunday, NOV 18 | 8:30AM (Chapel); 9:45AM; 11:15AM

What would it be like to live differently - without expected homogeny - and still love each other collectively and individually? Imagine if we could all be on different parts of our journey, and still be together. This Thanksgiving, let’s be grateful for the possibility to Imagine being different and the same.

Featuring hit songs by the Beatles blended with timeless worship anthems — this is a Sunday you don’t want to miss. Bring your family and friends along for the ride.

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Avenew Thanksgiving Potluck
Nov
18
12:30 PM12:30

Avenew Thanksgiving Potluck

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NOV 18 | 12:30–2:30PM | 1401 Little Elm Trail

If you’re a 20-30 something who’s looking to connect with others your age, this is a great opportunity! Bring a dish to share and join us for Avenew’s Thanksgiving Potluck as we enjoy some good Food, Fun, and Fellowship.

Location:
1401 Little Elm Trail #225
Cedar Park, TX 78613

For more info about this event, contact Avenew.

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Men's Mexico Missions Trip
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Men's Mexico Missions Trip

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Saturday, DEC 1 – Sunday, DEC 2

Join Pastor Norm and Pastor Aaron as they drive to Piedras Negras, Mexico to work with a special needs orphanage as well as refugees seeking asylum from other countries.

The group leaves on Saturday, December 1st and returns on Sunday, December 2nd.

Cost: $150.00 (includes accommodations/food/transportation)

Registration for this trip is full! If you’d like more information about future Men’s Mission Trips, contact Patricia Roy.


Purpose: to come alongside of the Hands & Feet Ministry in Piedras Negras, exploring opportunities for our men’s ministry to serve cross-culturally in this border town in Mexico.

  • Play ball, use coloring books, and interact with the special needs kids and adults in the only special needs orphanage in northern Mexico. 

  • Building relationships at the Immigrant Home – a center for people fleeing persecution in Cuba, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, the Congo, Vietnam, Cambodia and more, preparing a meal for them and learning more about their stories. 

  • Visit and explore what might be done at the Nava Elementary School for the K-6th grade students.

We’ll sleep in Hands & Feet’s dorm room, that has A/C, heat, hot showers.  We’ll drive down in 1-2 vehicles, departing at 6:00 am on Saturday Dec 1, and return to Austin about 8:00 pm on Sunday night. 

We’ll have three interpreters to help us with the language issues.  Looking for 4-6 men to join Pastors Norm Schoenfeld and Aaron Foor on this exploratory trip. 

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Men's Christmas Party
Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

Men's Christmas Party

  • 7000 Cameron Road Austin, TX, 78752 United States (map)
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DEC 4 | 6:30–9:00PM | East Austin Neighborhood Development Center

Men, we invite you along with your spouse or guest to join us for an evening with lots of food, fun and great fellowship as we celebrate Christmas and all that God has done through our Men's Ministry this past year.

The Christmas Party will be held at the East Austin Neighborhood Development Center

7000 Cameron Rd
Austin, TX 78752

Cost: $20 (Spouses or guests can come for free)

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Preteen Girls Club Christmas Party
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Preteen Girls Club Christmas Party

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DEC 8 | 10:00-11:30AM | Preteen Theater

3rd - 5th Grade Girl's, you are invited to join us for our 5th Annual Girls Club Christmas Party. We will celebrate the season by making three fun ornaments/crafts. This is a great time to meet other girls that attend our Preteen Ministry here at Riverbend. You are welcome to bring friends! 

Sign up for a snack item - finger foods only please.
If you have any questions, please contact Pam Mears.

*Moms if you are interested in volunteering to help with crafts, please register as well.

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Senior Adults: 2018 Fall Events
Dec
9
2:30 PM14:30

Senior Adults: 2018 Fall Events

Upcoming Events

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

Senior Events PDF >


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DECEMBER 9

Play: “A Christmas Carol”

2:30PM | Zach Topfer Theater 

Austin’s most rockin’ holiday tradition returns to make merry with new music and surprises to get the party started. ZACH’s inspired adaptation of the Dickens’ classic is a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a score that spans all genres and eras. Motown meets the Ho-Ho-Holidays in this family-friendly spectacular, creating an infectious spirit that has everyone dancing in the aisles. Celebrate the season with the loving Cratchit family and three soulful ghosts as they take Ebenezer Scrooge on a joyride to rediscover his heart and love for human kindness.

Meet: Prior to the play we will gather to eat at Schlotsky’s across the street from the Theater @ 1:15PM
Cost: $43
Deadline: November 25

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Avenew Christmas Party
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Avenew Christmas Party

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DEC 14 | 7:00–10:00PM

If you’re a 20-30 something who’s looking to connect with others your age, this is a great opportunity! Join us for Avenew’s Christmas Party as we enjoy some good Food, Fun, and Fellowship.

Location: TBD

For more info about this event, contact Avenew.

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Boomer's Normandy Tour: Informational Meeting
Jan
20
11:00 AM11:00

Boomer's Normandy Tour: Informational Meeting

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France Magnifique Tour

75th Anniversary of D-Day & Normandy | OCT 24-NOV 7, 2019

Discover a place etched in history on June 6, 1944, the day when thousands of allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. Reflect during your visit to the Landing Beaches, dotted with memorials and museums dedicated to the troops who fought here. Throughout your time in Normandy, you will see many reminders of this tragic time and turning point for WWII.

If you're interested in joining us on our tour of Normandy, we invite you to our first information meeting, JAN 13, after the Celebration service in Building 5B.

Download the Normandy Tour Brochure >

Or for more info, contact Mark Johnson: mjohnson@riverbend.com | 512 327-3540 x430

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Daddy Daughter Dance 2019
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Daddy Daughter Dance 2019

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FEB 8 | 6:00–9:00PM | Community Center

HEY DAD'S!!!!

We want to invite you to our 7th annual Daddy Daughter Dance. This year’s theme is “Ties & Tiaras", so don’t miss out on a very special night under the stars with your little girl!

Online registration will open JAN 7

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ATX Student Weekend
Feb
15
to Feb 17

ATX Student Weekend

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FEB 15–17 | Home For Hope | All students

ATX Student Weekend is our annual winter retreat for ALL Middle School and High School students. Students will stay in host homes, participate in a service project, enjoy worship and dive deeper into God’s Word through talks and small groups.

For the third year, we are partnering with several churches around Austin to create something even bigger than before – and we are hosting it again! The plan is to pack the Home for Hope with 1000+ students for concert-like worship and a challenging message. Outside of that time, we will spend the weekend with our Riverbend Student Ministry family, focusing on building community through small groups in host homes and service projects with our mission partners around the city.

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2018 Men's Summit
Feb
22
to Feb 24

2018 Men's Summit

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You were designed for a purpose

FEB 22–24, 2019 | Mo-Ranch, Hunt Tx

The Men’s Summit is 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 Mo-Ranch Christian Conference Center.

  • SPEAKER: DAN LANCE

  • SPECIAL GUEST: TOM LANDIS

  • WORSHIP LEADER: CASEY MCPHERSON

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 me and the other men and come to our 2019 Men’s Summit. I promise you an opportunity to find “more”!

- PASTOR HANEY


Featured Speaker: Dan Lance

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Dan’s an entrepreneur, a restaurant owner, and a pastor. He currently owns two restaurants in Longmont, Colorado (outside Boulder), that helps to fund their non-profit called The Rooster Party – an organization that helps couples with the high cost of funding adoptions. 

Dan will help us learn about the specific purpose that God has designed each of us for at this stage of our lives. Not only will we be challenged, but we’ll get to wrestle with this topic with the men at our table groups after each session! 

Dan was born and raised in Riverside, CA. He has been married to his wife Alyssa for 20 years and they have 3 kids: Ezekiel – 15, Sofia – 12, and Moses – 10. He’s been a church planter, lead pastor, worship leader, and executive pastor for fourteen years at two different churches in California. He’s also a close friend of our Outreach Pastor, Aaron Foor.

After opening their non-profit, in 2013 Dan and Alyssa moved to Colorado where they opened two restaurants. Dan is currently an elder at Cornerstone Church in Boulder, CO, where he also serves as a worship leader and leads their men’s ministry. He believes in saying YES to Jesus and living a life of risk.


Special Guest: Tom Landis

On Saturday afternoon, Tom Landis will share an amazing story. Tom is the founder of Howdy Homemade, the first for-profit restaurant that employs people with special needs. While opening 13 restaurants over past two decades, Tom leads by prioritizing God, family, the other employees, customers and self. 

He’s received many honors, including the Ryan Albers’ Lifetime Achievement Award, The Governor of Texas’ Lex Friedan Award for Best Small Business, The Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and his first franchise won Best Ice Cream in the State of Utah for 2018.  

He currently has more than 50 people that want to franchise, and has an exclusive partnership with Dr Pepper to make and produce Dr Pepper flavored ice cream. Tom believes the best way to know business is to know people … the best way to know people is the Bible … and the best way to know the Bible is DTS. Which is sort of weird because he only went there for a semester and was drunk before, during and after most classes. 

Landis was led to Jesus by Dr. Haney, and Jesus helped Landis with alcoholism and so many other issues. Landis lives in Dallas with his wife and two kids, but wishes he lived in Austin.


Worship Leader: Casey McPherson

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One of Austin’s most accomplished singer songwriters, he and his band Alpha Rev have toured extensively through the US and internationally. A recovering alcoholic and drug addict, Casey has a remarkable story of Christ’s intervention in his life through the music ministry of Riverbend Church. Casey is the worship leader at Riverbend for the Resonate service, lives in Austin, and is the proud father of two young girls.

Casey believes that God shows up when we get together to worship Him. So the band encourages the men to come with some expectation! He and his band will lead them in times of worship throughout the weekend, helping set the table for the men to encounter the living God, providing a platform to hear what He might say to them.


Scholarships

Scholarships are available for men who cannot afford to attend the Summit.

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Caregivers Workshop: Holiday Tips for Caregivers of Persons with Dementia
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Caregivers Workshop: Holiday Tips for Caregivers of Persons with Dementia

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NOV 12 | 7:00–8:30PM | Community Center #203

If you’re a caregiver that works with persons who have dementia, or if someone in your life was recently diagnosed with dementia, the holidays can be an especially difficult time of year. We invite you to come to this free workshop on Monday evening, NOV 12, from 7:00–8:30PM to hear some helpful tips for navigating this holiday season.

Presented by Stephen Cantoe, Positive Approach to Care and Validation Therapy Trainer, Alzheimer’s Texas. Everyone is welcome.

For more info, or to sign up, call Sharon Butler: 512 203-3752

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Give Thanks with EANDC
Nov
10
5:30 PM17:30

Give Thanks with EANDC

  • 7000 Cameron Road Austin, TX, 78752 United States (map)
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NOV 10 | 5:30PM | 7000 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78752

Give thanks this year by serving one of our mission partners, East Austin Neighborhood Development Center (EANDC).

We're looking for volunteers to serve along side our Community Groups on NOV 10, 5:30PM for the Thanksgiving Feast at our Proyecto Esperanza Neighborhood Development Center (NDC). This is a great opportunity for anyone to jump in and serve an amazing community at home here in Austin.

Pradeep Thorat has been busy making connections and training more than 200 people in English classes. He has invited us to participate with him by helping him host a Thanksgiving dinner for all the families who have gone through the program.

This is a time to serve people who usually do all the serving, and it is a time to share the reason why we come together to give thanks.

There will be around 250 people learning from us what our Thanksgiving celebration is all about. Please consider joining in to serve good food, eat good food, and make new friends with those who are wanting to practice their English.

For more info, email: ndc@riverbend.com

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Men's Breakfast
Nov
6
7:00 AM07:00

Men's Breakfast

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Join us the first Tuesday of the month for breakfast tacos, fellowship and an inspiring message from Chaplain Rick Randall, the Senior Chaplain & Training Specialist for the Austin Police Department. 

We’ll have hot coffee, juice, breakfast tacos and fellowship to go along with it. We’ll finish by 8:00AM so you can be on your way to the rest of your day! 

No need to RSVP, just show up, and bring a friend with you!

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High School Fall Retreat: Mystery Van Tour
Oct
26
to Oct 28

High School Fall Retreat: Mystery Van Tour

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OCT 26–28 | 6:00PM

This year for our High School Fall Retreat we are embarking on a mystery so great, not even Scooby Doo and the gang could solve it! Like, zoinks Scoob!! Join us for a Mystery Van Tour! You will be sent a packing list… and that’s it!! Come ready for a weekend of surprises, community, and adventure!

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NEW Men's Bible Study Groups
Oct
1
to Oct 5

NEW Men's Bible Study Groups

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5-Week Study: Beginning the week of October 1

We have 12 men’s groups to choose from, located all over the city of Austin. If you are looking to join a Men's Bible Study, now is the time!

Beginning the week of OCT 1: John Ortberg’s "SOUL KEEPING: Caring for The Most Important Part of You" In Soul Keeping, best-selling author John Ortbeg sheds light on the most overlooked, underrated, and least-understood part of your being.  With a workable and relevant approach, he shows how living the “with God” life isn’t just a good idea – it’s the only way to find lasting peace and satisfaction.

Cost: $15 fee for workbook and materials

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Preteen Lock-in
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Preteen Lock-in

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SEPT 14-15 | 6:00PM-9:00AM | Preteen Theater

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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Face 2 Face
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Face 2 Face

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Face 2 Face

 

Riverbend Group
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
| 6:00–8:30PM | Building 5A
(Begins SEP 11)

Fall Study — "Discerning the Voice of God" by Priscilla Shirer

A Bible study providing opportunities for women to connect while becoming more intentional in their faith journey with a group focus of fun and service.

Cost: $25

Contact Ellen for more info >


North Austin Group
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00–8:30PM

(Begins SEP 11)

Fall Study — "The Word of the Lord: Seeing Jesus in the Prophets" by Nancy Guthrie

A Bible study providing opportunities for women to connect while becoming more intentional in their faith journey with a group focus of fun and service.

*This group meets in designated areas in North Austin.

Cost: $25

Contact Marsha for more info or locations >

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East Austin - NDC Family Fun Day
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

East Austin - NDC Family Fun Day

  • 7000 Cameron Road Austin, TX, 78752 United States (map)
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JUN 9 | 9:00AM - 1:00PM  |  AUSTIN RECONCILIATION CHURCH

Join us for a fun morning full of activities for Reagan High School and Webb Middle School students and their families. We'll have live music, good food, athletic physicals, haircuts and more! All complimentary. But we need your help to pull this off. Bring your family & friends!

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Truth At Work : Bringing Christ into the Marketplace
May
18
8:00 AM08:00

Truth At Work : Bringing Christ into the Marketplace

MAY 18 | 8:00AM-12:00PM | Location TBD

What Can I Expect?

Learn and be inspired to build and lead your organization based on proven biblical principles and practices. Grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. Help to transform the marketplace for Christ. Be part of a Riverbend Round Table (up to 12 executives), who become a peer review board for you to discuss critical faith and business issues and decisions in a safe place.  Set and accomplish personal, business, and spiritual goals each month with built-in accountability with your peers. Fulfill God’s calling upon your life at work and at home.

What Is Expected Of Me?

Participate monthly in a four-hour Round Table meeting each month at Riverbend, with the same facilitator and participants (Dates & Times still to be determined) Engage in limited reading, reflection, and personal exercises and goal setting each month, prior to each monthly meeting. Confidentiality between members of the Round Table – what is said during the meetings stays at the meetings.  Trust is paramount for the members of the group to have a safe place to process, and confidentiality is key to building that trust.  

Leading By Example

The Truth at Work Round Table is a place for executives in positions of influence and authority (who have budget as well as personnel responsibilities), from CEO’s, to Business Owners, to Department Heads, to gather together monthly and engage with content designed to equip them to live out their faith in the workplace, and to lead their organizations at a higher level.  Roger Leick, your facilitator, will lead, coach, and mentor the group, helping each member to translate their faith into practical application as Christians, as Business Leaders, as Leaders and as Influencers.

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Roger Leick, Facilitator

  • Former Senior Exec at ExxonMobil
  • Over 40 of business experience
  • Currently co-operates a small custom furniture business
  • Taught Sunday School for 30 years
  • A Riverbender
    Contact > 

What's the Cost?

There is a $300 Registration Fee to join the Round Table, and your credit card/debit card will be charged $75/month for as long as you participate.  (Costs go to offset curriculum and materials for the program).  

A SAFE AND CONFIDENTIAL PLACE TO MEET REGULARLY WITH OTHER CHRISTIAN EXECUTIVES; HELPING AND ENCOURAGINGEACH OTHER TO LIVE OUT THEIRFAITH IN THE WORKPLACE.

Truth@Work is a 25-year-old national movement of Christian business leaders who meet together monthly in small groups.  At these monthly roundtables, we study relevant content on a wide variety of business, leadership, and personal development topics that are critical for today’s Christian in business.

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Men's Core Study
May
14
7:00 AM07:00

Men's Core Study

10-WEEK STUDY BEGINNING THE WEEK OF MAY 14

MEN:  We get you have a lot on your plate: work, family, community . . . lots of commitments.  We are men. We get it! 

What gets squeezed out so often is the opportunity to transcend all the busyness and challenges of life to get to and stay focused on what matters the most. 

  • You can break through the isolation all the busyness and challenges create. 
  • You don’t have to figure things out on your own. 
  • There is something you can do about it. 

This CORE study helps address the most central questions in life, “Who am I?” and “What am I made for?”  It’s designed to explore these questions together with other men, and to wrestle with it together, as you seek what God has to say.

At Riverbend we have 12 different Men’s Groups to choose from, that meet at different days, times, and locations across Austin in order for you to select the one that best suits your schedule.  

Cost: $15

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Women's Good Friday Prayer Gathering
Mar
30
11:00 AM11:00

Women's Good Friday Prayer Gathering

TIME:
MAR 30 @ 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. 

 

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Men's El Salvador — Organizational Meeting
Mar
4
12:30 PM12:30

Men's El Salvador — Organizational Meeting

Organizational Meeting

MAR 4 | 12:30PM | Quad 2A

There will be an organizational luncheon meeting for all MEN wanting to travel to El Salvador for our Men's Mission's Trip, JUN 20-25, 2018. Come and learn more about this adventure.


El Salvador Trip

JUN 20-25

Join us as about fifteen Riverbend men travel to El Salvador June 20-25, 2018. 

We'll spend the first few days serving at the church, school, and community that Riverbend comes alongside of in San Salvador. Following that, we'll take 100 men, from the communities in which we work, away to the coast for a two-day Men’s Summit.

The cost for the trip is $1,600, which includes your airfare, hotel accommodations, meals, transportation, and translators. To join us this year, pelase register and pay a 50% deposit ($800) to secure your spot. Questions for Norm >

HELP FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THIS TRIP 

If you are interested in making a tax deductible donation to help another man go on this trip, or help toward the costs of projects associated with this trip, please click here: Men's El Salvador Mission Trip Donation. Contact Jenny Keener at jkeener@riverbend.com for more information.

 

 

 

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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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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! 

 

 

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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.

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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.

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