Another school year has begun and we know how exciting and challenging this time of year can be. We would love to support and encourage our families with students (elementary through college) by inviting you to join us for a monthly time of prayer before the gathering. Our next meeting will be Sunday, October 20th at 9:45am in the overflow room, next to the gathering space.
For any questions, or if you would like more information, contact Mark Moyer by email at email@example.com
We’d love for you to join us Sunday, October 6th from 3:30 - 6:30 PM as we serve our local community by cooking, serving a meal, and connecting with those in need within the city of Allentown through our partnership with RIPPLE.
To sign up or to learn more, please contact Krystah-Jo by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A women's breakfast will be held at 10am on Wednesday, September 25th at Chick-fil-a Whitehall. Come for a time of encouragement and community, and feel free to bring your kids! Chick-Fil-A has a great play area!
For any questions, or if you would like more information, contact Erika Butler at email@example.com
Hey guys, come out the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month at 6:30am for a Men’s Breakfast at New City View Diner in Whitehall. Come, eat, and connect with some other guys from Riverbend before you start your day!
If you have any further questions, please contact Charlie Neogra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another school year has begun and we know how exciting and challenging this time of year can be. We would love to support and encourage our families with students (elementary through college) by inviting you to join us for a monthly time of prayer before the gathering. Our first meeting will be Sunday, September 15th at 9:45am in the overflow room, next to the gathering space.
For any questions, or if you would like more information, contact Mark Moyer by email at email@example.com
Riverbend is turning 10!!! Be sure to join us THIS COMING SUNDAY, September 8th for Game Day Sunday as we celebrate all God has done in the last decade at Riverbend. We will have our Game Day Sunday picnic after the gathering! Please bring a dessert, side item, or fruit/veggies to share. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided.
To volunteer to set up/tear down email Travis Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org
FAITH NIGHT & IRON PIGS BASEBALL
WHAT COULD BE MORE FUN THAN BASEBALL & JESUS?
The only thing better would be baseball, Jesus, AND your friends!
SAVE THE DATE AND RESERVE YOUR TICKET TODAY!
Grab your friends and join us for Faith Night at an Iron Pigs baseball game.
Three rows of 50 tickets have been blocked off for Riverbend for the IronPigs Faith Night on Wednesday, August 7th. So everyone that purchases their ticket through the link below will be sitting together.
RESERVE YOUR TICKET USING THIS LINK - https://groupmatics.events/event/Faithnight21.
Okay...there is one more thing that would make this the BEST NIGHT EVER - Riverbend’s own CHRIS & SAMANTHA DEAN will be performing a pregame concert on the outfield lawn. WOOT WOOT!!
We’d love for you to join us Sunday, August 4th from 3:30 - 6:30 PM as we serve our local community by cooking, serving a meal, and connecting with those less fortunate within the city of Allentown through our partnership with RIPPLE.
To sign up or to learn more, please contact Krystah-Jo by through email at email@example.com.
A Riverbend 101 membership class will be held Sunday, July 21st, after the gathering. It is an in depth look into Riverbend's beliefs and ultimate heartbeat, and is intended for those who would like to take the step toward church membership. Lunch and child care will be provided but please be sure to sign up so we can plan for you. Sign up on our site - www.riverbendonline.org/riverbend101.
SATURDAY, JUNE 1st, 10am-12pm
WILLIAM ALLEN HIGH SCHOOL
51% of children in Lehigh County, PA struggle with hunger. Let’s help change that!
This June, be a Hunger Hero by joining us for a Meal Creation Event to create 10,000 meals to fight child hunger locally.
Check-In begins at 9:30 am, Saturday, June 1
The event begins at 10 am, Saturday, June 1
Invite your friends and family to join you and get ready to Change the Math in Child Hunger! Sign up today!!
Ladies, you are invited to a time of food and fellowship on Saturday, May 18th from 11:00am - 1:00pm in the cafe. Erika Butler will be sharing about “More Than a Conquerer” (Rom. 8:37). Please bring a dish to share and invite friend. We look forward to gathering with you!
Please contact Bethann Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Bring a friend and join us Saturday, May 11th from 1:00-5:00pm at Riverbend for some afternoon board games, fun, and fellowship. Bring your favorite games or learn some new ones. We are planning to provide childcare, so please be sure to sign up and register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afternoon-board-games-may-11th-tickets-59699013356 so we know how many children we can expect. There’s also a Faceboook group set up to coordinate game events, so be sure to request to join the group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/279588326087049/.
Please contact Bob Albright with any questions - email@example.com
Come celebrate our risen SAVIOR at Riverbend! We will have 2 gatherings on Easter at 9:00 & 10:30am. Emilee Chambers Photography will be offering free family & friends photos before each service.
Here’s how you can help people encounter and experience Jesus this Easter at Riverbend - PRAY that people would experience the extravagant love of Jesus; SERVE on a ministry team (Foundations children’s ministry, set up/tear down team, greeting/hospitality team); INVITE your friends and family to join you! We can’t wait to celebrate with you!!!!!!!
Join us Friday, April 19th, for a Good Friday Gathering. Come, reflect, and remember that monumental day 2000 years ago through readings, music, and prayer. The experience will start at 7 PM and will go for an hour. Please use judgment when bringing young children, as childcare will not be provided and some images may be graphic and unsettling. You can also stream this event through Facebook live or on the Riverbend app.
PARENTS NIGHT OUT
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 6-9 PM
Hey Parents - SAVE THE DATE! Riverbend will be hosting a Parents Night Out on Friday, April 12th, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Parents bring your kids to Riverbend for an evening of FREE child care where your kids will have blast with their friends in a safe environment while you go have a fun night out! More details to come, but for more information, please contact Nicole DeSelm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids grades K-5 are invited to a Good News Club on Tuesdays in April from 6:00-7:15 pm at Ironton Elementary School in the Cafeteria. Good News Club is an exciting, fun-filled hour that includes: games, dynamic bible lessons, creative learning activities, snacks and prizes, and scripture memory. The Good News Club is hosted and conducted by CEF of the Greater Lehigh Valley and is neither sponsored or endorsed by Parkland School District.
LEHIGH VALLEY CRU VISION DINNER
FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019
THE STEEL CLUB, HELLERTOWN, PA
Riverbend is proud to continue to partner with Cru, a college ministry winning the hearts and minds of students for Jesus! They will be holding their annual Lehigh Valley Vision Dinner on Friday, March 29th, 2019 at The Steel Club in Hellertown, PA - and YOU are invited!
To sign up, go to: https://www.cruvisiondinners.org/lehighvalley. Fill out your info and select “Riverbend Community Church” as your event host.
This dinner will celebrate God’s work through Cru, share where God is taking Cru’s ministry, and invite our local community to participate through prayer and financial partnership to further reach students and faculty for Christ. We hope to see you there!
Riverbend is hosting a Marriage Retreat facilitated by Tom & Bethann Miller at Schooley’s Mountain Retreat in New Jersey on March 15th -16th that will discuss “Connection - the Beauty and Struggle to Find It.”
Total cost per couple is $230.00. To hold your spot, Kyle Lara will be collecting a $30.00 deposit by Feb 1, 2019. Please contact her at KyleLara1231@gmail.com
LIVING FIT: HOW TO PURSUE A HEALTHY YOU
It’s a new year, which usually means New Year’s resolutions. We usually start off strong but have a hard time sticking to our goals. How can we persevere and experience health: spiritually, physically, relationally, financially, mentally, and emotionally? Join us starting January 6th where we throw out quick fixes and instead fix our eyes on Jesus, who will show us the way to holistic health.
Allentown Night To Shine - Friday, February 8th 2019
Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom experience, centered around God's love for those with special needs (ages 14 and older). To ensure this event runs smoothly, we are looking for volunteers to serve in different areas that night. SIGN UP TODAY AT www.riverbendonline.org/ntsvolunteer
Any further questions? contact Monica Tramontina through email at email@example.com
Ladies, you are invited to a time of food and fellowship on Saturday, February 2nd from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in the cafe. Amy Velarde will be sharing about “The Treasures Found Through Trials.” Please bring a dish to share. We look forward to gathering with you in the new year.
Please contact Kyle Lara at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Sunday, January 20 after the Gathering
Please join us Sunday, January 20th immediately following the gathering if you volunteer in Foundations (Riverbend’s kids ministry) or are interested in learning more about serving in this area. For more information please contact Nicole DeSelm at email@example.com.
On Sunday, January 13th we will be holding a Child Dedication at our Sunday gathering. Child dedication is an opportunity for parents to commit themselves to raising their child or children in the ways of the Lord. Through their example, these young children will get a clearer picture of who Jesus is.
If you would like to sign up, please fill out our child dedication form online at riverbendonline.org/childdedication
It’s a new year, which usually means New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you’ve heard the phrase, “A new you in the New Year!” We usually start off strong but have a hard time sticking to our goals. How can we persevere and experience health: spiritually, physically, relationally, financially, mentally, and emotionally? Join us starting January 6th where we throw out quick fixes and instead fix our eyes on Jesus, who will show us the way to holistic health.
Christmas Celebration Gatherings
December 23rd at 9:00 and 10:30 AM
We love doing life together at Riverbend—and Christmas is no exception. Join us for a warm celebration this Christmas! We will be holding two gatherings on Sunday, December 23rd at 9:00 and 10:30AM. We hope to see you there!
And because Christmas is not just about celebrating but also welcoming friends and family, we are also looking for volunteers who are willing to serve in our kids area (Foundations) and also greeters. With two services, you have the opportunity to serve at one service and attend the other. If you are interested in serving, please contact Nicole DeSelm at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
COMMUNITY GROUP LUNCH
Sunday, December 16th (Directly after the gathering)
If you are currently leading or community group or are interested in leading, we invite you to join us for a community group lunch that will be held on Sunday December 16th after the gathering. This will serve as a time of encouragement and collaboration for Riverbend's community in the coming year!
For those able to attend, contact Pastor Travis through email at email@example.com
For all the ladies, come and satisfy your sweet-tooth at a cookie exchange to be held at the Coates residence in Orefield on Saturday, December 15th at 2 PM.
To sign up, RSVP with Laura Coates through email at firstname.lastname@example.org