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Love Well through the Holidays

We want to love well through the holidays this season, and there are three ways we want to do that as a church:

  • Engage with Live Stream services (8:15 am, 9:45 am & 11:15 am) through Facebook or YouTube
  • Connect through Life Groups and Small Groups over Zoom
  • Reach out to our neighbors (in every sense of the word) through text, email, etc. to offer encouragement in a difficult and isolating time

With the current trends in our state and with COVID becoming closer to many in our congregation, we believe that meeting online is the best decision to love our multigenerational family well.

For Sunday, November 29 & December 6:

There will be no in-person gatherings. During the online services, you will notice some new interactive features as we safely gather together.  Men’s Huddle, Women to Women, and the Kids Ministry will gather on Zoom at 9:45 am. Student Ministries will LIVE stream at 11:15 am on Riverwood Student Ministries YouTube channel.

We are trusting the Lord with all of this and are looking forward to how God leads us through this season and builds his Kingdom through it!

Returning to Riverwood

Safe and Responsible Reopen Plan

Face masks: In accordance with state and local guidelines, face masks are required for all events inside Riverwood Chapel. Please leave masks on for the duration of all classes, meetings, and worship services.

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Emotional & Mental Health

Processing the Decision About School

The summer of 2020 has brought a difficult decision for many parents. What should schooling look like for your child for the 2020-2021 school year? Here are 4 encouragements to consider as you navigate this difficult decision. We hope you know we are with you, we are for you, and we are praying for you.

Patience & Perseverance

Waiting is hard. We instinctively choose the shortest line because we hate to wait. In this short video Pastor Jeff compares our need for patience and perseverance with that of the early church. #GrowTogether

4 Tips for Mental Health

Dr. Jason Miller & Dr Lynne Guillot-Miller share four tips for your mental health during this time. The tips are simple. The video is short. Yet the benefits can be significant.

God and the Pandemic

In this season of global pandemic, there are perplexing questions that confront us as followers of Jesus Christ. This short paper is an answer for people of faith who face a world that is asking about the motives and purposes of God.

Keep Your Eyes on Jesus

In times when we don't know where to look, and we feel powerless, Scripture reminds us of God's faithfulness to his people as tells us to "Keep our eyes on him."


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Serve Others

Thank You to Our Front Line Workers

We've created this short video as an entertaining tribute of thanks to all the front line workers - Riverwood Chapel

Encouragement for the Church

How to respond to this crisis with a Christ-centered focus? Constraint and limits help bring clarity to what is essential for gospel growth – the people of God and the word of God. As we react, we should respond biblically (our view of God and his character remains the same regardless of our present circumstance) and respond with eyes looking for Kingdom opportunities to share the good news of the gospel with our neighbors and community.

Food Pantry Information

The Food Pantry will be open on Fridays: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm. You can drop off items at Riverwood (west-wing glass doors) from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm weekdays. Click here for a list of suggested items.


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Stay Connected at Riverwood

Kids Ministry - Phase 2 Update

This announcement from the Kids Ministry on September 14, 2020 details what to expect for in-person Sunday School starting September 27, 2020.

Student Ministry - Phase 2

This announcement from the Student Ministry on August 24, 2020 details what to expect at the start of Phase 2 starting September 13, 2020.

Kids Ministry - Phase 2

This announcement from the Kids Ministry on August 24, 2020 details what to expect at the start of Phase 2 starting September 27, 2020.

Financial Tips

Strange times create unique opportunities and challenges. This short video give a few high level tips on finances during a time of pandemic.

Family Resources

We are producing resources and activities for families to do together and with their children during this time. You can see these at riverwoodchapel.org/children or contact us.

Four Things We Do

There are four things we as a church body are committed to doing during this time. Wash your hands Care for the vulnerable Walk in faith not fear Pray

Online Giving Tutorial

This is a short tutorial on how to give online through our website (riverwooodchapel.org/give). If you are a regular supporter of Riverwood, and are able, we ask you consider continuing your support through online giving. Thank you for your generosity.

Connecting

Despite this present crisis, we encourage you to keep on pursuing Jesus and connecting with one another. Join us for our online services and in smaller groups via Zoom.


Resources from Others

Other Helpful Resources

Boundaries Podcasts with Dr. Henry Cloud →

Episodes of The Boundaries Podcast are short and direct stories from highly accomplished people, deconstructing the most important boundaries in their lives. These boundaries enable them to create great work, to help others, and to protect what matters to them most — their relationships, their time, and their hearts.

Christian Counseling and Education Foundation →

The aim of CCEF is to consider how caring for people’s souls can be increasingly wise and helpful. On their site you will find resources dealing with many questions related to mental health, parenting, and keeping healthy during this unusual time.

The Art of Neighboring →

How do we take the opportunity of being home more to minister to our neighbors, and maintain social distancing? The Art of Neighboring has resources for just this time.

Bless Every Home →

We provide all the tools to get to know your neighbors by name so that you can begin to build relationships with them

Right Now Media →

A free subscription to biblical teaching video resources from leading Christian publishers and ministries and unlimited access to a library of entertaining and educational Bible-based content just for kids.