Mark your calendars and invite your friends! For more information and reservations contact: Dean Busboom >
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
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**Make sure you tag the Senior Adults run
Movie: "Same Kind of Different as Me"
JULY 12 @ 12:30PM
In 1998, millionaire art dealer Ron Hall, a Fort Worth father of two and an adulterer, promised he’d do anything to win back his wife Debbie, a “girl with a heart so big that all of Texas couldn’t hold it.” Debbie gave him a challenge: help her feed the homeless at Fort Worth’s Union Gospel Mission and befriend the scariest man on the block, an ex-felon and murderer named Denver “Suicide” Moore.
Meet: Quad 3 @ 12:30PM
Cost: $3 for movie, popcorn and chili dogs and a drink
"Mary Poppins" Musical
AUG 12 @ 2:00PM
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins has delighted Broadway audiences and received nominations for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure.
Meet: Palace Theater, Georgetown @ 2:00PM
Deadline: July 31
OCT 6-11 | 5 Night Western Caribbean, Carnival Valor
Interior Stateroom | Upon request
Ocean View | from $490
Balcony Stateroom | from $620
Deposit of $150 pp due to hold reservation
Final Payment due by August 1, 2018
(Payments can be made in installments)
Join Pastors Norm Schoenfeld and Sam Earp along with 10 other men, on a camping and hiking spiritual retreat weekend in Big Bend National Park.
Limited spots available, first come first serve.
Cost includes food, camping equipment, campsite, guides, and more.
We will depart at 6:00am on Thursday 10/25 and return by 6:00pm on Sunday 10/28.
JUN 10 | 12:30 - 1:45PM | Student Center (High School Room)
Did you know you have been given spiritual gifts that are unique to only you? Gifts that make you an IMPORTANT part of this community of believers at Riverbend. Come and discover what your gifts are, why they are necessary and how valuable you are at Riverbend.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
MAY 11 | 7:05pm | Dell Diamond
Join us for a fun Family Night at the Dell Diamond Ballpark in Round Rock as the RR Express take on New Orleans. Game starts at 7:05pm. We have reserved seats infield on the 3rd baseline. Post-game fireworks are planned.
**Tickets are sold out**
THE SUMMIT EXPERIENCE
GUEST SPEAKER: DALE BEAVER
WORSHIP LEADER: AARON FOOR
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 Highland Lakes Camp & 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
What are the expressions of genuine character according to God’s design, and when will we know that we have them?
Dying to Live: Romans 12:1-2
To recognize who we are by God’s design, first of all, takes an awareness that we hold a fake ID to begin with. The first step in realizing our identity in Christ is to understand that we belong to Him and no one else.
What’s On Your Mind: Romans 12:2
After we come to terms with what it takes to even begin to know who we are, we follow that up with an exercise for transformation. Our identity is shaped by what are told about ourselves by others as well as ourselves.
The Great REveAL Romans 12:3-8
In light of who God has made you to be, with a personality and skill set, how does the real you jive with who you want to be, and the you everyone else hopes you are. The real will be revealed.
Love God. Love People. Romans 12:9-10
If we are to be identified as followers of Jesus by the way we love in this world , it is necessary for us to be about doing it. To love is not only the supreme command given to us by God, but it is essential to our purpose for being made in His image.
MAR 30 @ 11:00AM
The Rose Garden in Remembrance Gardens at Riverbend Church
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.
• 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.
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
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 email@example.com for more information.
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.
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!
Please note: You must pre-register as we cannot accept walk-ins.
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.
AUG 19 | 12:00-2:00PM
It's hot outside…and we have the answer!
Do you like sno-cones?
Do you like water guns?
How about water slides?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, don't miss our RiverKids back to school water day. This is a FREE EVENT for ALL AGES.
**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!
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.
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.
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.
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
How to maximize your benefits during retirement.
Some of the most common myths about Social Security
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!