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Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:45 am
Mark Your Calendars!
11.17: Gather & Grow Women’s Brunch, 10 am
11.18: Imagine Campaign Update Meeting, 10 am & 12 pm
Gather & Grow Women’s Brunch.
Saturday, November 17th, 10-11:30 am at Riverwood.
Come for brunch, devotions, and fellowship. Wendy Marple will be providing devotions and Renee Jeska will be sharing her testimony.
Sign up to bring something to the brunch here:
Total Received/Pledged: $381,000 over 3 years!
  • Elevate Student Ministries full-time position $165,000 over 3 years: 100% funded!
  • Church Planting through the ECC $50,000: $25K funded so far!
  • Making a Difference International $50,000: moved to Phase III due to timing
  • Life Renewal Church (Pastor Joseph): $20,000 funded!
  • Pulse Twin Cities $5000: Fully funded!
Now it’s time to work toward Phase II funding! Learn more at one of two upcoming meetings:
Sunday, November 18th, right after both services for 20 minutes
Saturday, December 1st, 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 2nd, right after both services for 20 minutes
Commitment Sunday: December 16th
More info to come!
Discovering Jesus: Beginnings Tuesday Night Book Club
Beginnings Book Club meets Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in the Riverwood Coffee Shop.
Discovering Jesus: Beginnings is a continuation of our Immerse series at Riverwood, a series that provides deep insight into all the books of the Bible. For 8 weeks, our focus on the first 5 books of the Bible (Genesis-Deuteronomy) will lead us to a fresh discovery of Jesus. he Himself said the Old Testament was all about Him. Peter and Paul agreed, Jesus was there at the beginning, was the one the Law pointed to, the one the prophets spoke of as the Messiah who was to come, suffer, and be glorified.
Looking for Coffee Shop Hosts!
We need some help in the Riverwood Coffee Shop! Commitment is one Sunday a month, specifically to assist with making coffee for 2nd service and cleanup. Training is provided! Contact James Eldien at or 763-412-8074 if you are interested. This is a great family volunteering opportunity–all ages are welcome!
****  Or email us at  We are still looking for folks to help out with hospitality, Sunday Morning Experience, and more.  Serving Jesus should be joyful – and it helps build our faithfulness and our leadership capacity.  We have many needs as Riverwood grows – let us work with you to find a great spot to at Riverwood!
Upcoming Women’s Ministry Events!
Women’s Scripture Memory Group. This group will meet on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 pm at Susie Jo Clouse’s home (8001 Ravenrock Rd. in Rockford) to work on memorizing scripture. Next meeting is Monday, November 26th.
Crafted in His Image Bible Study and Craft Night! Studying Grace Not Perfection by Emily Key. This group will meet once a month on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the church to work on craft projects and discuss the study. Bring your own project, or work on one provided. Next meeting is Thursday, December 13th.
For more information on Riverwood Women’s Ministry, email Pastor Denise at
Upcoming events:
NO Elevate on Wednesday, November 21st
Enjoy Thanksgiving with your families!
Middle School & High School Bible Study
Sundays this fall
  • Middle School Bible Study will meet at Riverwood during the 10:45 am service in Classroom 1 (dismissed after worship time).
  • High School Bible Study will meet at Geo’s house (8001 Southridge Tr., Rockford) from 7-8:30 pm. High School will be studying the book of James this fall!
*NEW* this year: ALL students need a current waiver filled out online before attending Elevate. Students need a new waiver every school year, so even if you have done one in the past, you still need to again. The waiver is online and can be filled out at any time: Elevate Waiver
Thank you for helping us with this!
Riverwood Kids!
Nursery: ages 0-2 at both services
Sunday School: ages pre-k to 5th grade at both services
This month’s Life App:
Memory Verse of the Week:
Philippians 2:4
“None of you should look out just for your own good. Each of you should also look out for the good of others.”
8230 Cedar Street
Hours: Monday & Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm
Tuesday, 9:30-11:00 am
Food Shelf Food Focus for the Month:
Boxed Specialty Potatoes
At the Greenfield Mall
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Saturday, 10;00 am-5:00 pm
Thousand Hearts 365 exists to meet community needs throughout the year. Currently, we are in need of a few volunteers to join us in the Reading Buddies program at Rockford Elementary (REAMS). Days available are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the morning for about two hours. This program helps kids in need of some extra help and a lot of loving attention! We work with kindergarten, first and second grades. Training is provided. Background checks are required and easy. Please contact Annette Tryon if you are interested in hearing more.