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Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:45 am
Mark Your Calendars!
8.26: Elevate High School Serve Night, 6-8:30 pm
9.9: Fall Kickoff!
9.12: Elevate Kickoff, 6-8 pm
SAVE THE DATE: Fall Kickoff, September 9th!
Riverwood is gearing up for our biggest year yet! Starting at 9:00 am on September 9th, join us for a huge outdoor event with games, tailgate-style food, special worship, and a pivotal message we need our whole team to hear. It’s GAME ON! at Riverwood this fall!
The “Build It” Team is going strong! Can you sand, paint, drill a hole? Come and work with the “Build It” Team in creating new items for the Commons area. The work will be done at Tim Kunkel’s shop, and he has all the tools we will need! If you want to help, email Pastor Denise at
The “Build It” Team will continue to meet on Wednesday August 22nd from 6-8 pm.
P.S. We are also on the look-out for pallets for some of our creations–email Pastor Denise for more info.
****  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 events:
Last High School Hang Out for the Summer
Sunday, August 19th, 7-8:30 pm at the McMillens
High School Serve Night
Sunday, August 26th, 6-8:30 pm at Riverwood
We will be painting the bus that is going to Haiti! Supplies and snacks will be provided. Wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on!
*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: Proverbs 13:20
“Walk with wise people and become wise. A companion of foolish people suffers harm.”
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!
8230 Cedar Street
Hours: Monday & Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm
Tuesday, 9:30-11:00 am
Food Shelf Food Focus for the Month:
Juice Boxes
At the Greenfield Mall
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Saturday, 10;00 am-5:00 pm
Thousand Hearts 365 is a “spin off” of the annual Thousand Hearts Crow River Serve Day and exists to provide volunteers who address community needs throughout the year. This coming 2018-2019 year, many opportunities exist! Please consider one or more of these choices:
  • Maintaining the grounds at Ames-Florida Stork House
  • Elmwood Cemetery grounds clean up
  • Volunteer as “Reading Buddies” at Rockford Elementary
Contact Annette Tryon at to sign up for these volunteer opportunities!
Follow Thousand Hearts Crow River Serve Day on Facebook for updates and information.