The River church - Would you like to be God's Hands and Feet? Get Involved!

For it is God who is producing in you both the desire and the ability to do what pleases Him.   ~Philippians 2:13

 Would you like to be a part of what God is doing at and through The River Church? Would you like to be God’s Hands and Feet? There are many ways you can give of your time, talents and gifts to grow the Kingdom!   

Have you considered joining a Life Group?  It’s a great way to meet other believers, and grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
Whether you want to serve, give, do life with other believers, NOW is the time to GET INVOLVED!

Holy Smoke needs Volunteers!

The Holy Smoke food ministry is looking for volunteers for upcoming events — planned and Holy Spirit called.  You don’t need to be afood expert; just willing to serve to help grow His Kingdom.  This also includes anyone who would like to minister to others while food is served.  Finally, we are looking for event leaders that would like to learn the smoker/ cooking process from soup to nuts!  If interested, please contact Joel Gorelick at 757.715.5060.

Children’s Church needs Volunteers!

Please consider helping teach and lead these future world changers for God!  You do not have to commit to every Sunday.  You can serve once a quarter, a month or twice a month.  Specific dates needed are:  March 31st, April 7th, April 28th, May 12th, May 19th and May 26th.  If interested, please complete the ‘How would you like to serve?’ form on this page, email [email protected] or call the church office at 757.250.3608.

Join a Life Group!

Join a Life Group!  A lLife Group is a wonderful way to meet and ‘do life’ with fellow believers.  It’s an opportunity to build friendships while deeping your relationship with Jesus Christ.  Clink on the ‘Join a Life Group!’ title above to sign up.  

Homeless Snack & Personal Hygiene Blessing Bags

Please consider partnering with Blessing Warriors RVA, Inc. by providing one-gallon zip lock bags with a snack or personal hygiene items (do not mix snack and hygiene items in a single bag).

Snack Bag Items:  tuna, Vienna sausage, pop top canned pasta/ food, peanut butter, nutrition bars, crackers, chips, fruit cups, spoon, cup of soup.  Please no water or beverages.  No chocolate during warm months.

A sample snack bag would include:  a cup of soup, spoon, chips, napkin and nutrition bar.

Hygiene Blessing Bags:  Travel size wipes, or wipes in a sandwich bag (minimum of 10 wipes per bag), razors (2), hotel-sized soap/ body wash and lotion.  For a Female’s bag, add sanitary pads (6 – 10).

Additional, ‘long lasting’ items that are needed for controlled distribution include:  Toothpaste (small, medium and large tubes), toothbrushes, deodorant, full-size soap, full-size body wash.

NOTE:  These ‘long lasting’ items should NOT be included in individual hygiene bags.  Blessing Warriors RVA have learned if the recipient doesn’t need a particular item received, they will discard it.  If they need an item, they will ask for the needed item, they will receive it.

How would you like to serve?

Weekend Backback Program

Many kids in Charles City County do not have food to eat outside of the school cafeteria!  Please consider blessing these precious kids and their family by providing any of the following items.   If you can help, please bring donations to the church and drop off in containers near the church entrance.  No glass containers please:  single server drink items (fruit juice, juice boxes, Kool-Aid Jammers, Capri Sun, etc.), bottled water, flavor packets for water, oatmeal (box with individual packages), peanut butter, jelly, pasta sauce, rice and rice meals, individual microwave meals (Velveeta or Kraft), taco kits, Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, Banquet Homestyle Bakes, canned tuna, canned chicken, crackers, macaroni & cheese, canned soup (regular and chunky), Spaghetti O’s, ravioli, spaghetti & meatballs,  canned pasta, cereal, fruit cups, applesauce, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pork & beans, canned chili, granola bars/ Nutri-grain bars and one-gallon size Ziploc bags.   

There is also a need for personal hygiene items (full or travel size):  shampoo/ conditioner, soap, body lotion, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, feminine hygiene items, body wash, pouf sponge (loofah), and shaving cream.

Donations needed for our Richmond River Family!

Please consider blessing the Richmond River family.  There is an ongoing need for the following items.  If you can help, please bring donations to the church:  Lightweight blankets, men’s boxer underwear (all sizes up to 3X), women’s panties (sizes 6 – 13), socks, light colored t-shirts, snacks, applesauce, wash cloths, gas cards for drivers who deliver food daily.