Men's Breakfast @ City View Diner
Oct
19
6:30am 6:30am

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

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

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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Women's Discussion Group
Oct
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Women's Discussion Group

Women's Discussion Group - Fall Schedule


Sunday, September 28th - 7 PM

Our monthly women's discussion group will be kicking off for the fall starting Sept 28th. They will be going through a new testament survey looking at the historical and cultural contexts of each NT book to draw tangible applications for today. 

If you have any further questions contact Bethann Miller at bam626@live.com

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Riverbend 101
Oct
29
12:30pm12:30pm

Riverbend 101

Riverbend 101 - Following the Gathering

Sunday, October 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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Women’s November Packing Party
Nov
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Ripple Service Opportunity
Dec
3
3:30pm 3:30pm

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, October 1st from 3:30 - 6:30 PM. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Krystah-Jo by email.

 

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Gameday Sunday - 8 Years of Ministry Celebration
Sep
10
10:30am10:30am

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
12:00pm12:00pm

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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Rhythms of Rest Series Kickoff
Aug
6
10:30am10:30am

Rhythms of Rest Series Kickoff

New Teaching Series / Pastor Joe Returns from Sabbatical

Sunday, August 6th @ 10:30 AM

This Sunday Pastor Joe returns from his 3 month sabbatical! He is excited to share what God has shown him during that time through a new teaching series, "Rhythms of Rest" --

Do you live life from vacation to vacation? We've all been there. Living life at warp speed, we often want to escape from it all! What if we could live a life that wasn't marked by fatigue but rest? Join us as we discover how to step deeply into God's grace on a daily basis!

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Word and Deed : A Night Of Worship
Jul
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Word and Deed : A Night Of Worship

Join the Riverbend community as we gather for a night of singing, reflection, prayer, and celebration of the out-working of the gospel in our community -- 

Riverbend endeavors to follow Jesus by fostering an environment to encourage: LIVING BIBLICALLY, GROWING WITH GOD, WORSHIPING PASSIONATELY, RELATING AUTHENTICALLY, CAPTIVATING THROUGH COMPASSION, ENGAGING OUR COMMUNITY, and EMPOWERING PEOPLE.

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

To further review Riverbend's CORE VALUES, CLICK HERE

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Sister Up Enrollment Through July 23rd
Jul
23
12:00am12:00am

Sister Up Enrollment Through July 23rd

"SISTER UP" IS A HELPFUL TOOL FOR WOMEN WITHIN RIVERBEND'S COMMUNITY -- AN INTENTIONAL PROCESS IN HOPES TO FORM LASTING CONNECTIONS AND FRIENDSHIPS THAT SEEK TO UNDERSTAND, ENCOURAGE AND ULTIMATELY POINT ONE ANOTHER TO CHRIST.

Relating authentically is one of the core values of Riverbend Community Church and our team looks forward to connecting you with other women of God. Our mission is to encourage women through intentional relationships, shared life experience, and personal growth in Christ.

APPLICATIONS

The application period for Sister Up will be open until July 23rd, 2017. 

 

ONLINE DISCIPLEE APPLICATION

*hard copy option for download

ONLINE DISCIPLER APPLICATION

*hard copy option for download

 

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Lauren Whitty at laurenawhitty@gmail.com or Cassidy Garber at garbercassidy@gmail.com

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Women's Night to Connect @ The Miller's
Jul
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Women's Night to Connect @ The Miller's

For all the women, Bethann Miller will be hosting an open evening around the fire pit for conversation and connection. Please bring a lawn chair... All are welcome! (please note, it will be rescheduled in case of rain.)

If you have any further questions, or would like to let her know you are coming email Bethann at bam626@live.com

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Central Elementary Service Opportunity
Jun
2
9:00am 9:00am

Central Elementary Service Opportunity

Friday, June 2nd – 9 AM - 5:30 PM


4 WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

Set Up: Beginning at 9am at Central Elementary.  Working with Event Coordinator , students, staff and Jaime Bassett to set up activities, snack stations, raffle station and decorations.

Tear down: Beginning at 5:30pm at Central Elementary. Support the Central event team on breaking down all things block party and moving everything in to building.  Sweeping and pick up on playground area.

Creating a raffle basket: Donating a basket/ gift card or certificate for families to raffle for. Baskets can be filled on anything (helps when its themed related)  share with families your interest or hobbies in a cool raffle basket.

Attend: The block party opens to the public 3:15 PM!


To sign up CLICK HERE

For more information, contact Jaime Bassett at jbassett@fizldizl.com

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Riverbend Men's - Ultimate Frisbee / Flag Football Extravaganza
May
30
6:45pm 6:45pm

Riverbend Men's - Ultimate Frisbee / Flag Football Extravaganza

Put this one in your calendars, gentlemen... Come blow off some steam alongside other guys at the Bend. 

Hanover Township Municipal Park (3660 Jacksonville Rd).

*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 replying here or emailing riverbendmen@gmail.com

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Laugh All Night Event
May
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Laugh All Night Event

Laugh All Night brings an hilarious night of comedy to communities for people to invite their friends and family to a great night of comedy. Featuring today's top Christian comedians, the Laugh All Night comedy concert is an event that can be enjoyed by all. You'll laugh till it hurts! These events are FREE to attend. A love offering is received benefitting New Missions

To find out more about New Missions heart beat, FEEL FREE TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE

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Truth Home Painting Party Fundraiser
Apr
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Truth Home Painting Party Fundraiser

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

A Painting Party Fund Raiser will be held at Riverbend to benefit the Truth Home. Please come to celebrate Bethann’s 50th Birthday with a fun evening of Painting , Desserts and Jazz music.

Paint on Main will be providing all supplies and guiding instruction.

To register and make the 40.00 donation please go to   http://www.paintonmain.com/calendar.html

And click on April 19th Fund Raiser for the Truth Home.  Family and friends welcome.

For more information please contact Lauren Whitty at lwillauer@gmail.com 

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Good Friday Experience 2017
Apr
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Good Friday Experience 2017

On Good Friday, April 14th, We will be holding a “Good Friday Experience”. You are invited to come remember that monumental day 2000 years ago through short films, visual arts, and music. The experience will start at 7 PM and will go for about an hour. Please use judgement when bringing young children, as childcare will not be provided and some images may be graphic and unsettling.

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Autism Respite Service Opportunity
Apr
8
10:15am10:15am

Autism Respite Service Opportunity

  • 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville Pa 18035 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Autism Respite Program, is looking for those who would be willing to assist and participate in this event! This program is for children (and their families) diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and siblings diagnosed with a disability. 

When: April 8th, 2016
Where: Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville Pa 18035
Time: 10:15 am - 3:00pm

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE REGISTERED! To register, contact Michele Renee at 484-221-3046

Further Questions?  contact Paul Stephens at pstephens120@gmail.com

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Emmaus Egg Hunt
Apr
8
9:00am 9:00am

Emmaus Egg Hunt

  • North St & Franklin St, Emmaus, PA 18049 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our very own Jack and Dianne Nonnemacher will be holding their annual Emmaus Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8th! The event will be held at Lions Field Park from 10 AM to NOON. 

For more information on how you can help, or to register for the event -- contact the Nonnemachers through email at jackndianne4@verizon.net

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Community Flea Market - Led By The Vine Church
Apr
8
8:00am 8:00am

Community Flea Market - Led By The Vine Church

Our church planting parter, The Vine Church is hosting the Schnecksville Grange Community Flea Market!

Where? 5322 PA-873, Schnecksville, PA 18078

When? Saturday, April 8th (8 AM - 2 PM)

For decades, the Grange Community Flea Markey and is a annual in the town of Schnecksville. The Vine will be hosting activities for children, music, and have a table with information.

Interested in renting a table to sell some items? Contact The Vine Church via email at thevinechurchpa@gmail.com . Come out and support us, and buy a bunch of stuff you never knew you wanted!

 

 

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Overflow (RB Youth) Night
Feb
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Overflow (RB Youth) Night


From 6:30 to 8 PM. Riverbend Youth will be getting together at the home of the Bassetts for snacks and a chat about how we show God's love in our relationships with Him, and our family and friends. Be sure to bring a friend!

Reach Jaime Bassett by text or phone at 484-553-6656 for directions, or any other questions!
 

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OVERFLOW SERVING SATURDAY
Feb
11
9:30am 9:30am

OVERFLOW SERVING SATURDAY

  • New Bethany Ministries Mollard Hospitality Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Saturday, Feb 11th the Riverbend Middle/High school students will be joining New Bethany Ministries to serve those in need through assembling cold weather kits, and collecting gloves for the homeless. 

*If a ride to New Bethany is needed, please contact Jaime Bassett at 484-553-6656 by February 9th. 

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Overflow (RB Youth) Taco Night -- HAS BEEN MOVED TO JAN 27TH!!
Jan
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

Overflow (RB Youth) Taco Night -- HAS BEEN MOVED TO JAN 27TH!!

DUE TO SICKNESS WITHIN THE BASSETT FAMILY, TACO NIGHT HAS BEEN MOVED TO FRIDAY, JANUARY 27TH

For this month the Riverbend Youth are getting together at the home of the Bassetts to get to know each other - so bring your questions for Bill and Jaime Bassett, anything you want to know about our new Overflow Leaders! Come ready to enjoy some tacos together =).

Reach Jaime Bassett by text or phone at 484-553-6656 for directions, or any other questions!

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Jan
14
to Jan 15

Formal Clothing Swap for Night To Shine

IMPORTANT DATES AND INFORMATION

In an effort to alleviate any costs for our guests, Riverbend is currently taking formal wear donations. We are specifically requesting Men's Dress Pants, Suits, Button Down Shirts, Dress Shoes, Formal Dresses and Heels. 

In January we will hold a "Formal Clothing swap" at Riverbend Community Church for those in need of Prom clothing at these two times:

JANUARY 14th - 11 AM to 2 PM

JANUARY 15th - 11:45 AM to 2 PM

YOUR DONATIONS CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT RIVERBEND COMMUNITY CHURCH. THANK YOU!!

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Jan
8
to Jan 9

Tried and True Teaching Series

Every New Year we look forward, but often when we look back we wonder if we will be doomed to repeat the mistakes or "bad habits" of the previous year.

Join us starting on Sunday, January 8 as we discover the tried and true way to make 2017 count. The life Jesus lived shows that the best is yet to come, no matter where we've been and what mistakes we’ve made.

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