Riverbend 101 Class
Apr
29
12:30 PM12:30

Riverbend 101 Class

Riverbend 101 - Following the Gathering

Sunday, April 29th (12:30 - 1:30 PM)

A Riverbend 101 membership class will be held after the gathering. is an in depth look into Riverbend's beliefs and ultimate heartbeat. This class is a deeper look into Riverbend’s beliefs and heartbeat — and is intended for those who would like to take the step toward church membership. Sign up on our site:

www.riverbendonline.org/riverbend101

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Discover Riverbend
May
20
12:00 PM12:00

Discover Riverbend

DISCOVER RIVERBEND

Discover Riverbend - May 20th (after the gathering)

You are invited to join us at our next Discover Riverbend! A lunch at the home of one of our members. Sign up today at riverbendonline.org/discoverriverbend and a leader will reach out with specific details!!

Come meet some great people and learn how to get connected into our community!!

 

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Community Music and Art Night Lit Coffee Roastery and Bakeshop
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Community Music and Art Night Lit Coffee Roastery and Bakeshop

Community Music and Art Night Lit Coffee Roastery and Bakeshop

Wednesday evening, April 11th @ 6:30 PM  we want to invite you to the LIT Coffee shop in support of Riverbend intern, Travis Ross and his upcoming Bethlehem church plant. Join us for a night of coffee, music, and art as we look to celebrate together.

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Clothing Swap In May
Apr
4
5:30 PM17:30

Clothing Swap In May

CLOTHING SWAP IN MAY - DATE TBD

CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS!! 

We are Accepting New & Used Women's/teens clothing, purses, shoes, jewelry, and FORMAL wear for Future PROM swap shop for kids in need. Drop your stuff throughout the month of April in the Riverbend "Overflow" room (right past the gathering space) -- 

Volunteers are needed for swap shop set up! If available, please contact Katja (pronounced "Kaatia") Bender at kmbender81@gmail.com
 

All remaining clothes will be donated to Truth for Women whose mission is to transform women from the inside out by confronting life issues through support, education and advocacy.

Don't miss this opportunity to invite friends, co-workers and family to swap till they drop and connect with other ladies from Riverbend!

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Easter Sunday (2 gatherings at 9 and 10:30 AM)
Apr
1
9:00 AM09:00

Easter Sunday (2 gatherings at 9 and 10:30 AM)

Finally, on April 1st we will be holding 2 Easter gatherings at 9 and 10:30 AM. Be sure to invite your family and friends!!

We would also invite you to consider serving at one of the gatherings to help create a welcoming environment for all who come that day! PLEASE NOTE: Foundations children's ministry will only be available for our 10:30 AM gathering.

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Easter Egg Hunt
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Easter Egg Hunt

  • Bethlehem Area School District Educational Center Field (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Then on Saturday, March 31st Riverbend’s Bethlehem community group will be hosting a FREE egg-hunt in Bethlehem for kids who are 10 and under! With 1500 eggs to hunt and many prizes to win, this event is sure to fill up quick! 

To pre-register or find out more information, please go to riverbendonline.org/egg-hunt - We hope to see your family there!! 

Facebook page for the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2053852408170767/?ti=icl--

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Good Friday Gathering
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Good Friday Gathering

First, on Friday, March 30th, we will be holding a Good Friday gathering. You are invited to come and reflect on Christ’s selfless sacrifice on our behalf. The gathering will begin at 7 PM and last about an hour. 

Please Note - Children are welcome, no children's ministry will be available.

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Tuesday Tots Egg Hunt
Mar
27
10:30 AM10:30

Tuesday Tots Egg Hunt

Tuesday Tots Egg Hunt

Tuesday, March 27th at 10:30 AM

Come on out to Riverbend Community Church on Tuesday, March 27th at 10:30amfor an Easter Egg Hunt! (ages 1-5) Plan for an exciting hunt, light snacks and refreshments, as well as some activities for the kids. We hope to see you there!

To sign up, please contact Briel Rhoades through email at TuesdayTotsEggHunt@gmail.com

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Men's Connection Opportunity - LV ESCAPE ROOM
Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Men's Connection Opportunity - LV ESCAPE ROOM

When: March 2, 2018 at 8pm

Where: Captured LV Escape Rooms (Bethlehem)

Price: $25 per person

For all the men, come join a group of guys at LV escape rooms in Bethlehem  on Friday, March 2nd at 8 PM - tickets are $25! - Space is limited so sign up soon!

For more info or to sign up, contact Andy Hassold at andreas.hassold@us.bosch.com or (484) 619-1053 

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Men's Breakfast @ City View Diner
Feb
15
6:30 AM06:30

Men's Breakfast @ City View Diner

MEN'S BREAKFAST - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19th

For all the men, a breakfast will be held at City View Diner in Whitehall on Thursday, August 17th from 6:30 - 8 AM. Come eat and connect with some other guys from Riverbend before you start your day!

If you have any further questions, please contact Christopher Dean (chris@riverbendonline.org)

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Night To Shine PROM!!
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Night To Shine PROM!!

  • 795 Roble Road Allentown, PA, 18109 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH AT RIVERBEND COMMUNITY CHURCH

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On one night, February 9th, 2018, 375 churches, from around the world, will host Night to Shine for 75,000 honored guests through the support of 150,000 volunteers!

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

To ensure this event runs smoothly, we are looking for many volunteers to fulfill specific roles! Click below to sign up today!!

1) CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AS A VOLUNTEER

Any further questions? contact Monica Tramontina by phone at 610-248-3883

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Dessert and Discussion Group
Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Dessert and Discussion Group

Dessert and Discussion

  • Monday, February 5, 2018
  • 7:00 PM  9:00 PM

Ladies Dessert and Discussion

Group hosts : Jes Braskie, Emerald Rainey

Group Facilitator : Bethann Miller

Contact : Jes Braskie at jes.braskie@yahoo.com

Meeting : 1st Monday of the Month (Starting Feb 5th) (7-9 PM)

On the first Monday evening of each month, the women of Riverbend are invited a "Dessert and Discussion" group in Bethlehem. Come meet other women over some delicious dessert and join in the discussion of scripture and how it informs our lives at home, community, work, etc... 

We hope this opportunity offers something to the women at Riverbend in whatever season they find themselves in! 

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Ripple Service Opportunity
Feb
4
3:30 PM15:30

Ripple Service Opportunity

RIPPLE SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

RIPPLE meets at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
38 S. 8th St. (8th & Walnut)
Allentown, PA 18101

What is RIPPLE?

a diverse group of people from varied racial, economic and educational backgrounds, all seeking God’s transformation by moving closer to Jesus as our center. They gather for meal fellowship, Bible study, worship, prayer, and food distribution. Bible study and worship take place on the sidewalk, around tables, and in the sanctuary. RIPPLE is intentional about teaching and implementingrestorative practices. RIPPLE works to build partnerships with those who are interested in joining God’s work in the city of Allentown.

RIPPLE is looking for volunteers to cook and serve food to those less fortunate within the city of Allentown on Sunday, February 4th from 3:30 - 6:30 PM. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Krystah-Jo by email.

 

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Understanding Our Identity and Value (Women's Seminar)
Feb
1
10:00 AM10:00

Understanding Our Identity and Value (Women's Seminar)

As women, we've all struggled with Anxiety and selfworth in many forms. This March, we invite you to join us for a time of worship, teaching and prayer as we look to celebrate our unique Identity and Value as women! We hope to see you there!!

Speaker: Bethann Miller

To Register: Fill out the form below.

Questions? Contact: Carolyn Jenkins through email at teamjenkins1@yahoo.com

Registration Deadline: Saturday, March 11th

Registration Fee: $15 / Collected at the door

Lunch will be provided!! 

SIGN UP BY FILLING OUT THIS FORM...

Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
Church Affiliation (if any)
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Men's Ministry Vision
Jan
14
11:30 AM11:30

Men's Ministry Vision

  • 795 Roble Road Allentown, PA, 18109 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In 2018, Our community will be working to create more opportunities for men to connect, serve, and grow in Christ together.

Following the gathering on Sunday January 14th, We will be hosting a luncheon for men to share in the vision for Men's ministry this coming year - and the important role YOU can play!

We are excited to see what God will do through us together -- We hope to see you there! 

To sign up or find out more info, contact Jesse Velarde at velardejesse075@gmail.com

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Ladies Breakfast
Jan
13
9:00 AM09:00

Ladies Breakfast

  • 795 Roble Road Allentown, PA, 18109 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

LADIES BREAKFAST

Saturday, January 13th (9 - 11AM)

Ladies, you are invited to a morning of food and fellowship on Saturday, January 13th from 9:00 am - 11:00 am in the cafe. Please bring a breakfast dish to share. We look forward to gathering with you in the new year. 

Please contact Cassidy Garber at garbercassidy@gmail.com with any questions.

 

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New Teaching Series - DNA : How His Story Informs Our Story Begins January 7th 2018...
Jan
7
10:30 AM10:30

New Teaching Series - DNA : How His Story Informs Our Story Begins January 7th 2018...

  • 795 Roble Road Allentown, PA, 18109 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We all have DNA. It's what makes us who we are, helps us to understand
where we come from and informs where we are going. Jesus also has
given us a DNA for our lives.  It tells us who we are, what we are
meant for and how we live out what He values. Join us as we discover
the DNA that Jesus has for our lives and our part to play in the story
He is writing.

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Christmas Eve Gatherings
Dec
24
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas Eve Gatherings

  • 795 Roble Road Allentown, PA, 18109 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come celebrate Christmas with us on Sunday, December 24. We have two service times 9 and 10:30am. 

You can help make this a special Christmas Eve by inviting friends and family and serving to create a warm and welcoming environment. 



 

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"Make a Change for Puerto Rico" Donation Drive
Nov
26
10:30 AM10:30

"Make a Change for Puerto Rico" Donation Drive

  • 795 Roble Road Allentown, PA, 18109 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"MAKE A CHANGE" for Puerto Rico

Donations Accepted through November 26th

Throughout the month of November, Take 1,2 or more bottles and fill them with change. Each person to donate a bottle (full or not) to add to the community collection (By November 26th) will get to pick from the "Gift Box" for being such a gift to families in Puerto Rico. Thank you for your donations!

Any further questions? contact Julie Moyer at juliemoyerrn@gmail.com

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Women’s November Packing Party
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Women’s November Packing Party

Women’s November Packing Party

Friday, November 17th (7-9 PM)

Ladies, you are invited to help serve the local homeless community at a Packing Party which will take place in the gathering space on Friday, November 17 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. We will be packing care packages and writing messages of encouragement that will be given to the homeless in our community. 

Donations for this event would be greatly appreciated. We are in need of any toiletry items that can fit in a gallon size ziploc bag and other items such as socks, gloves, hand warmers, granola bars, etc. Donations can be dropped off in the designated boxes in the cafe through Sunday, November 12th.

Questions? Contact Cassidy Garber at garbercassidy@gmail.com

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Men’s Flag Football / Ultimate Frisbee Extravaganza
Nov
5
2:30 PM14:30

Men’s Flag Football / Ultimate Frisbee Extravaganza

Riverbend Men's -
Ultimate Frisbee / Flag Football Extravaganza


Hanover Township Municipal Park (3660 Jacksonville Rd).
November 5th – 2:30 PM


Put this one in your calendars, gentlemen... Come blow off some steam alongside other guys at the Bend.  *There is a playset at the park if your wife /kids /significant others want to tag along to be your biggest fan. **Let us know you're coming by emailing Matt Reeves at riverbendmen@gmail.com

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NTS Team Coordinator Meeting
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

NTS Team Coordinator Meeting

Riverbend to host Night To Shine 2018!

 

NTS Meeting at Riverbend on October 25th @ 7 PM
 

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. We know an event of this caliber requires work by many people, and we are looking currently looking for 20+ "Team Coordinators" to ensure this event runs smoothly.

We encourage all who are interested in coordinating to come to our first 2018 NTS meeting!

YOU SIGN UP TODAY!

If you have any further questions contact Christopher Dean at chris@riverbendonline.org

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A Night To Talk About Sex
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

A Night To Talk About Sex

On Sunday, October 22nd - A Riverbend women’s event will be held in the gathering space from 7-9 PM. “A NIGHT TO TALK ABOUT SEX” will be an honest conversation for all women to discuss misconceptions, expectations, and other areas of tension relating to sex. For further information please contact Bethann Miller at bam626@live.com

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Gameday Sunday - 8 Years of Ministry Celebration
Sep
10
10:30 AM10:30

Gameday Sunday - 8 Years of Ministry Celebration

GAMEDAY SUNDAY COOKOUT / CELEBRATING 8 YEARS
SAVE THE DATE!


Sunday, September 10th (AFTER THE GATHERING)

Gameday Sunday (9.10.17) Riverbend Allentown will be celebrating our 8 year anniversary!! Be sure to invite your family and friends, and bring your favorite side dish / dessert for a celebratory cookout after the gathering!!

Riverbend men we need your help! 

In order to help the whole event run without a hitch, we are looking for some helping hands. We are asking for 10 guys to help with setup (before church), 10 guys to help tear down (after the picnic), and a handful to be helpers during the event to ensure things run as smoothly as possible. If you are a willing to serve in this way email riverbendmen@gmail.com

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Annual Vision Meeting
Aug
27
12:00 PM12:00

Annual Vision Meeting

On Sunday August 27th directly after the gathering, All members are encouraged to attend our annual vision meeting. This meeting serves to give our community time look back and celebrate the last year of ministry, as well as bring clarity and unity around the vision God has for us in the coming year! Lunch and childcare will be provided!! (please let us know if you plan on taking advantage of childcare so we can accurately anticipate need) 

Questions? Contact Pastor Joe through email at joe@riverbendonline.org

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School Supply Drive
Aug
13
to Sep 3

School Supply Drive

  • Riverbend Community Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sunday, August 13th Through September 3rd

With the new school year quickly approaching, we would like to reach out to those families struggling to provide school supplies for their children. If you would like to help lessen the burden on these families, please consider donating some supplies.

Donations will be accepted through September 3rd and can be placed in the labeled bins in the “loving the Valley” closet in the Foundations area. Any family or student in need is welcome to shop the bins for any supplies they may need. Any leftover supplies will be donated to local schools. Common required school supplies include:

-16 or 24 count crayon boxes Glue sticks
-#2 pencils Block erasers
-Pocket folders 2” binders
-Rulers Small school or safety scissors
-Notebook filler paper Black or blue pens
-12 count colored pencils Tab dividers
-Highlighters Graph paper
-Sheet protectors Pencil boxes
-Pencil pouches (to fit into 3 ring binders)
-Back packs large enough to hold binders or pocket folders


If you have any questions, please contact Katja Bender at kmbender81@gmail.com

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