Christmas Celebration Gatherings
Dec
23
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas Celebration Gatherings

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 nicole@riverbendonline.org. Thank you!

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Allentown Night To Shine
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Allentown Night To Shine

Allentown Night To Shine - Friday, February 8th 2019

VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

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 monicaandmark@yahoo.com

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Marriage Retreat
Mar
15
3:30 PM15:30

Marriage Retreat

MARRIAGE RETREAT 

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

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COMMUNITY GROUP LUNCH
Dec
16
11:45 AM11:45

COMMUNITY GROUP LUNCH

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 travis@riverbendonline.org

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Ripple Service Opportunity
Dec
2
3:30 PM15:30

Ripple Service Opportunity

RIPPLE SERVICE OPPORTUNITY - December 2nd (3:30 - 6:30 PM)


There is also an opportunity to serve after the gathering on December 2nd! RIPPLE will be looking for volunteers to cook, serve and connection with those less fortunate within the city of Allentown from 3:30 - 6:30 PM.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Krystah-Jo by through email atkjostephens@gmail.com

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Baptism
Nov
18
10:30 AM10:30

Baptism

BAPTISM - November 18th (During the gathering)

On Sunday, November 18th we will be holding our next Baptism Gathering - If you're a follower of Jesus and haven't taken the step of baptism we want to invite you to do so. 

Please fill out an online application at riverbendonline.org/baptism and we will follow up with you about next steps!!

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Blanket Making Party
Nov
11
11:30 AM11:30

Blanket Making Party

BLANKET MAKING PARTY!!! 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH (after the gathering)

For those who can tie a knot, we will be holding a blanket making party for our at-risk neighbors in our community this winter. Feel free to invite your friends, family, community group - and bring your children! Lunch is also provided!! 

Please RSVP with Margo Cottone through email at msecottone@gmail.com so we can properly anticipate food needs. 


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Men's Fall Back Flag Football
Nov
4
2:30 PM14:30

Men's Fall Back Flag Football

Men's Fall Back Flag Football


For all the men, Join us for our 3rd annual Fall Back Flag Football on Sunday, November 4. After getting an extra hour of sleep, because of the time change, you'll be supercharged with energy. Burn it off with us at Hanover Township Municipal Park (3660 Jacksonville Rd) from 2:30pm-4:00pm.

For more information, email riverbendmen@gmail.com

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Generous Living Offering
Oct
26
to Nov 2

Generous Living Offering

Generous Living Offering (CLICK TO WATCH)

In honor of our current teaching series "generous living", Riverbend's Lead Pastor Joseph Velarde has a short invitation for our church regarding tangible ways they can continue to support the work God is doing within our community through a "Generous Living Offering"! We give from a place of cheerfulness and not compulsion... As you pray through what this offering means for you, we want to let you know that this offering will further enable Riverbend in the areas of local outreach, mobilization of benevolence and care for our community's growing needs as well as aid in the support of new staffing positions and environment expansion.


To learn more about how to give go to riverbendonline.org/give 

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Trauma Care Training
Oct
25
to Oct 26

Trauma Care Training

TRAUMA CARE TRAINING

Thu, Oct 25 - Fri, Oct 26

Liebenzell USA and Tom and Bethann Miller from Safe Place Ministries are excited to invite you to a two day Trauma Care Training in New Jersey.

This training will benefit anyone who serves individuals in high need situations by giving a biblical perspective on Trauma and it's effects, Methods of intervention and care, and the effects of compassion fatigue on a caregiver. 

 

Be sure to REGISTER HERE early to reserve your position! 

 

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Join Us In Celebrating With The Vine Church For Their 2nd Anniversary!
Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

Join Us In Celebrating With The Vine Church For Their 2nd Anniversary!

Join Us In Celebrating With The Vine Church For Their 2nd Anniversary!



There will be FREE icecream, snow cones, and popcorn! Children can carve pumpkins and play games. There will also be face painting and music! A photo booth will be provided by Peach Kissed Photography, which will raffle off a free hour photo shoot.


Rain or Shine! Hope to see you there!

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Teaching Series Kickoff: Generous Living
Oct
21
10:30 AM10:30

Teaching Series Kickoff: Generous Living

How would you describe the people who have greatly influenced you? What about them has made a lasting personal impact? In many different ways, positive and lasting influence is marked by generosity and genuine care for others. Join us as we journey through the book of James to learn how to live generously and make a difference in our world.

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Ripple Service Opportunity
Oct
7
3:30 PM15:30

Ripple Service Opportunity

RIPPLE SERVICE OPPORTUNITY 


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7TH (3:30 - 6:30 PM)

There is also an opportunity to serve after the gathering on August, 5th! RIPPLE will be looking for volunteers to cook, serve and connection with those less fortunate within the city of Allentown from 3:30 - 6:30 PM.

*The meeting location has changed to Saint Stephens Outreach Center located at 1421 West Turner St in Allentown.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Krystah-Jo Finn through email at kjostephens@gmail.com


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Winter Clothing Donations
Sep
26
to Oct 31

Winter Clothing Donations

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  • Google Calendar ICS

WINTER CLOTHING DONATIONS 

ACCEPTED THROUGHOUT SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER

Accepted donations: New or gently worn winter coats, gloves, hats, scarves, socks, blankets, small toiletry items as well as monetary donations for blanket making supplies.

Drop any items in the "Overflow" Room (the room right past Riverbend's gathering space)

Blankets and Clothing Donations will benefit New Bethany Ministries in Bethlehem and Project Keep Warm in Allentown


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Safe Place Ministries - Care Training
Sep
20
to Oct 31

Safe Place Ministries - Care Training

SAFE PLACE MINISTRIES - CARE TRAINING

SUPPORT RAISING THROUGH OCTOBER 31


In early spring 2019, Tom and Bethann Miller of Safe Place Ministries are looking to facilitate a trauma / care training for 60+ pastors and community leaders at Spicy Grove Youth Center in Jamaica. The expense for this missions is $5000. Throughout the months of September and October, Riverbend will be support raising online at riverbendonline.org/safeplace 

Fore more information contact Bethann Miller through email at bam626@live.com

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Gameday Sunday Cookout
Sep
9
11:35 AM11:35

Gameday Sunday Cookout

Gameday Sunday Cookout (BRING A DISH!!)


September 9th (11:35 AM)

CLICK HERE to sign up for a food item!! 

We would love for those in our community to bring food to our cookout!! We have setup a "Perfect Potluck" page to help us gauge how much food we can anticipate! 

Please contact Matt Reeves through email at riverbendmen@gmail.com with any further questions!

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Gameday Sunday (Support Needed!) 
Sep
9
10:30 AM10:30

Gameday Sunday (Support Needed!) 

Gameday Sunday (Support Needed!) 
 

The start of the NFL season is right around the corner and that means GAME DAY SUNDAY!!! We kick off new community groups and celebrate what God is doing at our church with a picnic after the service. We would love your help to pull it off. More info will be coming soon, but please mark your calendar and prayerfully consider volunteering your time for setup, help during the picnic, or teardown. We will also be looking to borrow an extra gas grill, coolers, shade tents, etc any help will be appreciated.

If you can assist please contact Matt Reeves through email at riverbendmen@gmail.com

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Groups At Riverbend 
Aug
14
to Sep 14

Groups At Riverbend 

  • Riverbend Community College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Groups At Riverbend

One of our church’s core values is “relating authentically” — We want to foster environments to develop real relationships that help us know Jesus and to make Him known. One of the primary avenues for this development is through Riverbend’s groups! 

If you are interested in leading or hosting a community group this Fall please contact Pastor Travis Ross through email at travis@riverbendonline.org

 

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Member's Meeting
Aug
12
12:00 PM12:00

Member's Meeting

Member's Meeting

On Sunday, August 12th, (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM) a meeting for Riverbend’s members will be held directly after the gathering. Childcare and lunch will be provided. Come and hear how God is moving in the midst of our community!

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Training Camp Teaching Series Kickoff
Aug
5
10:30 PM22:30

Training Camp Teaching Series Kickoff

Training Camp Teaching Series Kickoff

 

This Sunday, August 5th (10:30 AM)


Every summer, NFL teams gather for training camp! During this time each team grows together as players are trained up, physically conditioned, and learn the execution of key plays necessary to the game. Over the month of August Riverbend will be holding a training camp of our own! Join us each week as leaders from our community will "tackle" the basic principles of living for Jesus and loving the Valley.

 

This Sunday Riverbend Intern Travis Ross will talk about ministry mobilization! We hope to see you there. 

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Ripple Service Opportunity
Aug
5
3:30 PM15:30

Ripple Service Opportunity

RIPPLE SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
 


SUNDAY, AUGUST 5TH (3:30 - 6:30 PM)

There is also an opportunity to serve after the gathering on August, 5th! RIPPLE will be looking for volunteers to cook, serve and connection with those less fortunate within the city of Allentown from 3:30 - 6:30 PM.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Krystah-Jo by through email at kjostephens@gmail.com

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Riverbend Men's Flag Football
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

Riverbend Men's Flag Football

RIVERBEND MEN'S FLAG FOOTBALL -  THIS SUNDAY @ 7 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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Men's Breakfast
Jul
26
6:30 AM06:30

Men's Breakfast

MEN'S BREAKFAST - Thursday, July 26th

For all the men, a breakfast will be held at City View Diner in Whitehall on Thursday, June 21st from 6:30 - 8 AM. Come eat and connect with some other men from Riverbend before you start your day!

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

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Community Music and Art Night Lit Coffee Roastery and Bakeshop
Jun
27
6:00 AM06:00

Community Music and Art Night Lit Coffee Roastery and Bakeshop

Wednesday, June 27th (6:30-8:30 PM)

26 E 3rd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 

We invite you to LIT Coffee shop in Bethlehem in support of Riverbend intern, Travis Ross and his upcoming plant, Star City Church. Join us for a night of coffee, music, and art as we look to celebrate together.

For more information contact Travis Ross through email at travis@lakeviewfamily.com

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